Please join us at Munday Library (room 141) tonight at 7:00PM for the first of several speaker series combining Science and Pop Culture! Dr. Michael Saclolo will be covering Euler’s Method which you may have heard about from the book or the film Hidden Figures.
The Office of Information Technology is bringing students an opportunity to network with Google fiber, Microsoft, Mozilla Foundation, and Adobe. They will be joining us at St. Edward’s University with product demonstrations, interactive discussions, and presentations. Please see the flyer for more details and make sure to add the dates to your calendars!
Network with Local CEOs
St. Edward’s University is proud to host the Austin Technology Council’s annual CEO Summit bringing around 100 local business leaders to campus. The Office of University Advancement invites students and the Summit’s attending CEOs to attend a networking reception on:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
St. Edward’s University – Mabee Ballroom C
Business Casual Attire.
Dr. Santiago Toledo (Assistant professor of Chemistry at SEU) and his collaborator Dr. Justin Dubas just published an article in the most recent issue of the Journal of Chemical Education titled, “A Learner-Centered Grading Method Focused on Reaching Proficiency with Course Learning Outcomes.” This work discusses an alternative form of thinking about grading to encourage students to focus on their mastery with the course learning outcomes. This proposed method couples the use of Marzano’s Taxonomy of learning and its cognitive levels to the feedback students receive. This approach was implemented in general chemistry courses at SEU and it is now operational in some organic chemistry and other advanced level courses. This work is a follow-up of earlier work by Dr. Toledo on using Marzano’s Taxonomy to draft student learning outcomes for chemistry courses.
You can get access to the full article at the following link: http://pubs.acs.org/articlesonrequest/AOR-dJB9aIyKEpFDi9tiijKc
The article’s DOI is: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00651
The abstract is available at Dr. Toledo’s Research gate account: Research Gate
Calling all incoming FRESHMEN enrolled in one or more LLCs! The School of Natural Sciences will be offering Freshmen Accelerated Research Workshops (FARM), a 3 day series workshop comprised of class and laboratory sessions that are intended to give you a head-start in your respective science disciplines. Interested? Click the link for more information!
Department of Energy Summer Internships
The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP)
The Department of Energy (DOE) and Office of Environmental Management (EM) are offering summer internships to current undergraduate and graduate students attending a Minority Serving Institution. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in a STEM discipline.
- Be a US citizen
- Be working toward a degree in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics)
- Have a minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
When & Where:
- Summer start dates vary between May 15 & June 5, and are 10 weeks in duration
- Research internships available at all six national labs
o Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois)
o Idaho National Laboratory (Idaho)
o Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico)
o Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Tennessee)
o Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Washington)
o Savannah River National Laboratory (South Carolina)
- Application Deadline: March 20, 2017
- Selected candidates will be compensated by either a stipend or salary, and may include one round trip domestic travel to and from the host laboratory. Stipends and salaries will be commensurate with cost of living at the location of the host laboratory. Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory, and will vary from lab to lab.
For the full list of internships and eligibility; visit our website at: http://orise.orau.gov/msipp
Questions? Contact Kerry.email@example.com . To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.
Two options will be offered, a one-week group research project targeted primarily to first year students that will be performed May 15-19 and a 6-9 week project targeted primarily to students who have completed more than one year of study at SEU beginning around May 22 (dates are variable depending on the supervisor). The one-week option does not provide a stipend, but it does cover housing on campus during this period.
Students participating in the 6-9 week projects will be awarded stipends of $1500 to $3150 (determined by class standing, research period length, and prior research experience) paid in equal increments twice monthly for full-time research done over six to nine weeks. The stipend payments will begin in mid-June, contingent upon satisfactory progress. In addition, a housing support stipend may also be paid dependent on your housing status. This program is supported in part by the Welch Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Jean McKemie Endowment, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Brother Romard Barthel/J.D. Lewis Summer Research Funds.
Students opting for the one-week group research project format need not contact the instructor, but they should read the articles recommended by the selected research supervisor. Students who completed more than one year of study at SEU and excelled in their classes and who have research interests that overlap or complement those of one of the participating supervisors are preferred for the 6-9 week projects. A student should approach a potential faculty mentor with a specific research topic in mind, or may ask a potential faculty mentor to suggest possible research projects that would be appropriate. In either case, priority for the 6-9 weeks projects will be given to students who have conferred with a potential faculty mentor and formulated general project goals prior to submission of this application. Final awards are contingent on available funds and the merit of the applicant.