Breakthrough Austin – Summer STEM Teachers Needed – Deadline Extended to 17 March

For more information, visit their website or email Tiffany Chao, Program Coordinator.  Extended registration deadline is 3/17.  They provide a $2,000 stipend, CNCS education credit, and 450 service hours credit.

See their flier below.

Last Call for Hook Fellows – Application Deadline is Friday, 10 March

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.

Summer Research Applications Coming Due

Greetings NSCI students!
In February you received a message from me that includes a link to an application for summer research with SEU faculty.  These applications are due one week from today, by the end of the day.  If you currently have a meal plan, note that meal plans are valid through the end of June, so don’t squander your funds unnecessarily.  You can use the plan to continue to dine in the Ragsdale Center dining hall until the end of June.
This application encompasses all the various funding sources for students at all levels, so if you are currently working with an SEU faculty member, and are planning to continue your research this summer, then confirm this plan with your current supervisor before you submit the application, and make sure that you select the faculty member you intend to work with.
The application will offer you a choice of up to three faculty members to be your research supervisor.  You should consult with the faculty member(s) you select BEFORE you submit the application.  This is especially important if you are a first time students at SEU.  Note also that you only need to select one supervisor.  You do not need to select three!  But do consult first with each faculty you do choose!
An announcement will be made in early April regarding the status of these applications, and the successful applicants will be invited to an organizational meeting in early April to complete the associated paperwork.
In case you have mislaid the message with the application link, here it is:  https://stedwards.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cLUAZ1rKpT2Vrut
And be sure to indicate your summer housing plans on the application.
Contact me if you have any questions.  Time grows short – do not delay.  Late applications will not receive full consideration.
Richard L. Kopec, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, NSCI Faculty Development
Director, NSCI Undergraduate Research
Professor, Chemistry/Computer Science
St. Edward’s University
JBWS 386 
(512) 448-8464 (V)
(512) 448-8482 (FAX)
kopec@stedwards.edu
http://kopec.create.stedwards.edu/

Department of Energy Summer Internships

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.

Requirements:

  • 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

Compensation:

  • 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.fomby@orau.org . To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.

SEU Summer Research Opportunities

Greetings Natural Sciences and Math majors!
 
The School of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce the availability of summer 2017 undergraduate research positions for students doing collaborative research with St. Edward’s science and mathematics faculty. Any current St. Edward’s student with a declared major in the School of Natural Sciences is eligible to apply for a research position if you will be enrolled as an undergraduate at St. Edward’s for the fall semester of 2017.  

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.
 
Application Submission Deadline: March 9  
Notification: Monday, April 3
 
Questions?  Please contact the Director of NSCI Undergraduate Research.
 
Link to Summer Research Student Application: https://stedwards.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cLUAZ1rKpT2Vrut
For more information email me.
Richard L. Kopec, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, NSCI Faculty Development
Director, NSCI Undergraduate Research
Professor, Chemistry/Computer Science
St. Edward’s University
JBWS 386 
(512) 448-8464 (V)
(512) 448-8482 (FAX)

Volunteer at 2017 Energy Thought Summit in Austin

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.

 

Summer Programs Links from Columbia U.

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.

 

ESTEEM Program at Notre Dame – Due 1/26

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!

You can find more information at http://esteem.nd.edu or by contacting Dustin Mix.

Internships at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) – Due 3/10

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.

Apply here.

More info email here.

Applications are open now through March 10th.

Summer Internships at the Kennedy Krieger Institute – Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership and Training – Due 1/31

From the Kennedy Krieger Institute

We are pleased to announce four federal funded internships available this coming summer.

Internship #1
Maternal Health Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy & Research Network (MCH-LEARN) Program

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Program Dates: May 29- August 4, 2017
*Scholars must commit to monthly two hour sessions during the academic school year, September 2017 – April 2018.

Brief Description: The Maternal Child Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) is a 10-week, summer and academic year, Maternal Child Health (MCH) program focused on public health, clinical, and research experiences. MCH-LEARN is designed for undergraduate freshman and sophomore students with at least 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale who are interested in MCH professions (pediatric medicine, nutrition, social work, nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational / physical therapy, speech language pathology, public health). Accepted scholars must be a U.S. Citizens, U.S. National, or permanent resident.

MCH-LEARN leverages a leadership learning network formed by (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program, (2) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (3) Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Family, Population and Reproductive Health, (4) Parents’ Place of Maryland, and the (5) Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities.

A $3,500 stipend for the 10-week summer program and small stipend for the academic year participation is provided to all participants.

URL: www.kennedykrieger.org/mch-learn
Email here.

Internship #2
Public Health Leadership & Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Program Dates: May 29- August 4, 2017

Brief Description: The PLLUSS Program is a 10- week summer public health leadership and research program. The PLLUSS Program is for undergraduate sophomore and junior students minoring or majoring in public health with at least 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. Accepted scholars must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or permanent resident. Students must complete sufficient course credit hours during the program for a minor in public health. The PLLUSS program is conducted at three collaborative research sites: (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, (2) University of Cincinnati and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (UC-NIOSH), and (3) California State University –Los Angeles. PLLUSS Program students will participate in public health research, education, on health disparities and urban health issues, professional development, and community health promotion activities. Students will be encouraged to produce peer-reviewed publications and attend a national public health meeting. Students will receive mentorship with the goal of successful acceptance and completion of graduate or professional school in the public health area.

A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants. Housing and round trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

URL: www.kennedykrieger.org/PLLUSS
Email here.

Internship #3
Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Program Dates: May 29- August 4, 2017

Brief Description: MCHC/RISE-UP is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year with a GPA 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation). Accepted scholars must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or permanent resident.

MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of Southern California, California State University-LA, and University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities. Three tracks are offered: (1) clinical (KKI only), (2) research and (3) community engagement and advocacy.

A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants. Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

URL: www.kennedykrieger.org/rise-up
Email here.

Internship #4
Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Program Dates: May 29- July 28, 2017

Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a 9-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in participating in infectious diseases and health disparities research. Accepted scholars must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or permanent resident. Ferguson Fellows are encouraged to submit their research to national meetings and for publication.

A $4,000 stipend is provided to all program participants. Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

URL: www.kennedykrieger.org/ferguson-fellowship
Email here.

All program activities are contingent on federal funding.