Scholarships for Student Attendance at the AIAA Space Conference, 17 – 19 September 2018

I am happy to announce the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Diversity Scholarship, in support of student attendance at the AIAA Space Conference, September 17-19 in Orlando, FL. This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

Applications are welcome from students in all disciplines with an interest in space (including, but not limited to, STEM fields, communications, law, industrial design, journalism, political science, etc.).

Scholarships will cover hotel, registration, and transportation to the conference. Students will be selected based on a 300-word essay demonstrating their interest in space, diversity of participants, and geographic guidelines provided by certain sponsors. Due to cost constraints, this program will only fund transportation originating in the United States, including U.S. territories. Proof of current enrollment in a degree-granting institution will be required upon acceptance of the award.

The deadline for this application is 7/3/18.  Please contact Alex D’Imperio at with any questions.

 

Opportunities at Capital Factory for NSCI Students in 2018

Thanks to the generous support of a donor, the School of Natural Sciences is happy to announce the availability of three student co-working seats at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin.  The tech hub and start-up incubator has been an Austin landmark for years, and offers wireless internet, access to entrepreneurs and business mentors, and numerous seminars and presentations.  We are delighted to offer three students the chance to spend time at Capital Factory to pursue a project of their own design.

Eligible students will be majoring in the sciences, mathematics, computer science, or environmental science.  It is expected that students regularly spend time at the Capital Factory as part of their project, with more significant effort in the summer when classes on the main campus are not in session.  Project proposals may be for just the summer or may extend through the Fall semester as well.

A faculty member from NSCI will be present regularly to provide mentorship and guidance to students working on projects there.  Checking in with that faculty member is required for students working at Capital Factory as well.

For more information, please contact nscidean@stedwards.edu.

To apply, please fill out this survey.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, 11 May at 5 pm.

It is anticipated that projects at Capital Factory may begin as early as 15 May.

Scholarships through the Texas Space Grant

SEU joined the Texas Space Grant Consortium last fall.  For the first time, therefore, our students are eligible to apply to their scholarship program:

http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/grants/scholars_announcement.html

The deadline for applying is 27 April.

Good luck!

GM

MIT Summer Research Program Info Session, Fri. 3/16 @ 3 PM in JBWS 267

Dr. Mandana Sassanfar (mandana@mit.edu) will be at St. Edward’s on Friday 3/16 at 3 PM in JBWS 267 to answer questions and establish connections with students interested in applying to the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) in Cambridge, MA. There is a Biology-specific MSRP and a general MSRP for other scientific disciplines. Information about both programs can be found here:

MIT Summer Research Program

MIT Summer Research Program

Please note that we are past the deadline for applying for this summer; this info session’s benefit is to lay the groundwork for future summer research. This is an excellent opportunity and experience for any student interested or curious about going to graduate school.

NSF-REU Program at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA

Hello,

I am the co-director of the NSF-REU program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.  I am reaching out to those of you that I have known over the course of my time at the University of the Incarnate Word (Biology) and those of you that I believe would have students that would benefit from an NSF-REU experience.

We are seeking to support students at the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior level of study who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in STEM.  NSF especially wishes to support students of underrepresented groups and students who have low research opportunities.

Our program is unique as students are immersed in an intense research environment at an active research institution with a long history of cutting-edge research.  Students have an opportunity to conduct mentored research in the following areas:

•Molecular & Cell Biology
•Neurobiology
•Physiology
•Developmental Biology
•Evolutionary Biology

The student participants also have access to networking opportunities with the many world-renown scientists in residence over the course of the summer.

Please see the attached flyer.  If any of your students are interested in applying and have questions, please do not hesitate to have them contact me directly.  The early application deadline is February 15th and the later deadline is March 10th.  The application link can be found here:

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Thank you!
Veronica
Dr. Veronica G. Martinez Acosta

Chair, Neuroscience Section, Texas Academy of Science
Treasurer-Elect, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
Associate Professor

Biology Dept., School of Math Science and Engineering
University of the Incarnate Word
Biology Dept., CPO 311
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

ESTEEM Program at Notre Dame

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. 

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.