Many students come into the University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Graduate Program feeling restless and boxed in by the career choices laid out in front of them, but full of energy to create a better world and make an impact. They are fascinated and passionate about science or engineering while yearning to put their learning into action with the tools of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It is not unusual for ESTEEM graduates to leave the program throwing around words like “transformed”, “confident”, “problem solver”, and “entrepreneur” to describe themselves. ESTEEM allows students with technical backgrounds to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship, learning how to combine their current skills with new ones to become leaders in their chosen fields. Our alums include Janaee Wallace (2016), Karl de Zoeten (2017), Ralph Hayyat (2017), EB Conklin Reyes (2018), and Valeria Gonzalez (2018) from St. Edward’s University.
Friday, March 10 is the deadline for applying for creative research awards from the Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund.
The Dr. Allan W. Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund offers awards up to $3,000 for creative research by students in the schools of Natural Sciences, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Management and Business, and Humanities. The fund also offers research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from other institutions that are based at the university’s Wild Basin Creative Research Center and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 5pm. Applicants should review the fellowship guide and fill out the application form and submit it via email (or mail) to the Director of Wild Basin (Dr. Barbara Dugelby. Interested students should contact the Wild Basin Director or Wild Basin Research Director (Dr. Amy Belaire) if they have questions. Descriptions of past projects supported by the Endowment can be found on the Wild Basin website. We are happy to discuss project ideas and help students through the application preparation process. We look forward to receiving a diversity of project applications from many academic areas!
This opportunity is made possible by the commitment and generosity of Dr. Allan W. Hook and Rosemary Guzman Hook, who established the endowment to honor Hook’s life work and dedication to providing students with opportunities both in and outside of the classroom. His philosophy is that “one can learn more from the natural world than from the human-made world.” The fund will promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for the Wild Basin Preserve and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.
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
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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.
Zpryme is running an Energy Thought Summit conference 27 – 30 March 2017. They are looking for student volunteers to help with the conference. You can learn more about the event at their conference website, including a draft agenda for the 4 days of the conference.
Volunteers are free to attend the entire event, which will be held in several venues downtown. Zpryme is looking for students who volunteer 4 – 8 hours over the 4 days of the conference.
Faculty can get discounted admission if they organize a group of 4 – 5 student volunteers, or totally free admission for groups of 6.
Contact David Drew at Zpryme for more information.
As will all posted off campus opportunities, St. Edward’s and NSCI are simply passing along information and by doing so, provide no endorsement of the organizations or guarantee of the kind of experience you will have. Interested parties are advised to do their homework to figure out if the opportunity is a good fit.
This link was forwarded to me, as most of these internships are. Looks like a list of summer opportunities at a variety of sites around the country as compiled by Columbia’s School of General Studies. As with all of my posts and re-posts, and as the Columbia sites notes, the reader is cautioned that none of the programs carries any endorsement by the School of Natural Sciences at St. Edward’s University. The information is posted or linked here as a courtesy to you. Make sure to do your homework and find the best fit for your educational trajectory. Don’t hesitate to get some feedback from your faculty or advisor.
Are you a STEM, economics, or design major, but also interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology?
The ESTEEM Graduate Program is an 11-month master of science degree program at the University of Notre Dame that equips students from technical backgrounds with the skills and experience to launch new businesses, become innovators within large corporations, and be leaders of dynamic, innovative teams. Over the course of a year, students are immersed in an entrepreneurial sandbox, where they get their hands dirty with entrepreneurship and innovation through a cutting-edge curriculum, a capstone commercialization thesis for an emerging technology, and outstanding out-of-the-classroom experiences. You can hear about how transformative this program can be from one of our most entrepreneurial alumni here!
ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it, by letting students get their hands dirty with entrepreneurship in one of the most realistic entrepreneurial sandboxes in higher education. By the time they graduate, due to the rigorous academic experience, exposure to real-life business ventures, and exceptional mentorship, ESTEEM students find their technical skills impactful and marketable in a rapidly changing economy. Students are launched into career tracks outside of narrow technical roles, taking leadership positions at the intersection of business and innovation. The attached brochure contains the latest career placement statistics for our graduates.
ESTEEM has had a great relationship with St. Edward’s University, with alumni/current students such as Janaee Wallace, Karl de Zoten, and Ralph Hayyat. After being on campus again this past fall meeting faculty and students, we would love to see more St. Edward’s University graduates join the program!
Here’s a link to the Mickey Leyland Environmental Internship Program at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. If you’re interested in environmental science research and policy, take a few minutes to learn more from their website.
More info email here.
Applications are open now through March 10th.