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Computational Assistance And Tutorial Session (CATS)

We are a group of GSBS post-candidacy quantitative science graduate students that have voluntarily offered to help GSBS students that seek to include some quantitative science in their own research.

CAT Session
As student volunteers, we will do our best to select appropriate mathematical tests, help design scientific studies, identify proper software and techniques, and interpret results. These scheduled meetings between GSBS students will not exceed 30 minutes unless mutually agreed upon by both parties. As such, these meetings are intended to serve as consultations and quantitative science students are not expected to perform any of the previously mentioned analyses. The goal of this session is to assist rather than conduct analyses. Analysis completed by the quantitative science student volunteer is at the discretion of the student and the student’s mentor.

Who can request a meeting
These meetings are restricted to GSBS students only. Due to the small pool of student volunteers, we are limited by our own time and resources. Students will be limited to request one meeting per month, but should feel free to contact the student volunteer with any follow up questions from the session.

Contact

Please contact Amy Carter (Amy.E.Carter@uth.tmc.edu) or Frank Lenoir (Walter.Lenoir@uth.tmc.edu), for any questions regarding CATS.

To request a meeting please visit: https://forms.gle/LWKBD4sMZiLSQE8N7

CATS Policies

Quantitative Sciences Program Travel Award Application

GUIDELINES & ELEGIBILITY
Quantitative Sciences Travel awards are $500.00 each. One award will be given up to 11 Quantitative Sciences students per academic year. Each student can only receive one award per academic year. Quantitative Sciences students presenting results at a national or international meeting, or attending a course, are eligible to apply. All applications will be reviewed and decided as they are received on a first come, first-serve basis.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Quantitative Sciences travel award is to help defray your expenses to attend a meeting or course. The name of your advisor’s administrative assistant is requested so that they will be notified to apply the $500.00 toward your meeting or course expenses.

INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit these items via email in a single PDF to Amy Carter: amy.e.carter@uth.tmc.edu
This completed form signed by you and your advisor.
Copy of your meeting registration form or course registration form.
Copy of your abstract and abstract acceptance, if attending a meeting. If you have not received your abstract acceptance, or course acceptance, please list an approximate acceptance date. The award will be contingent upon such acceptance.

Events:

Lunar New Year Event 

February 10, 2020, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, GSBS Commons
The G&E and Quantitative Sciences (QS) programs celebrate the Year of the Rat at their joint Lunar New Year networking event featuring traditional refreshments and activities. The event is organized by students Xingdi Ma, Sanjana Srinivasan, Celine Kong, Anna Miao & Zian Liao. All members of G&E and QS program labs are welcome!
Lunar New Year 2020 Flyer

Quantitative Sciences Winter Networking Social

December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Please join us for an evening of networking and fun as we celebrate the end of the fall semester!  This will be an opportunity for our newest students to get to know our QS Students and Faculty.  

Quantitative Sciences Ice Cream Social

August 12, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
BSRB S3.8371 - GSBS Large Classroom

Lunar New Year Event 

February 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm, GSBS Commons
The G&E and Quantitative Sciences (QS) programs celebrate the Year of the Pig at their joint Lunar New Year networking event featuring traditional refreshments and activities. The event is organized by students Hieu Van, Xingdi Ma and Yanhong Zhou. All members of G&E and QS program labs are welcome!