Final Day of Go-for-Launch! Austin – Presentations

It’s been a fantastic first 2 days of our second annual Go For Launch! Austin at St. Edward’s University. We are excited to hear all the brilliant ideas the students who participated this year will present and want to invite you to join us for this!

You are welcome to join us for any, or all, of the following TODAY in Carter Auditorium (JBWS):

1:30-2:15   Talk From Astronaut Don Thomas

2:15-3:50   Student presentations of their experiment ideas

3:50 – 4:00  Overview of St. Edward’s University

4:00-4:30   Break with refreshments

4:30-5:00   Award Ceremony

FARM Workshops for Freshmen Enrolled in One or More LLCs

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!

http://kopec.create.stedwards.edu/farm_workshop/

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.

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.

South Central Climate Science Center – Summer 2017 Internships – Due 3/17

Application Form and Requirements

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2017 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Interns will be involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on the West Texas Southern High Plains, prairie and forest ecosystems and tribal cultures in Oklahoma, and the bayous, delta and coastline of Louisiana. Internship participants will travel across the South Central United States to visit university campuses and field locations and interact with faculty conducting cutting edge research.

The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Central Time on Friday, March 17, 2017. 

When and Where: The internship will take place from Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017. Interns will spend one week with Louisiana State University, one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, and one week with Texas Tech University.

Financial Support: All meals, lodging and travel will be provided. In addition, interns will receive a $200/week stipend for the duration of the program. The program will not cover local travel between the participant’s home to their closest airport, personal equipment (clothing, cameras, etc.), or other personal expenses.

Eligibility: Applicants must reside in and be traveling from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas. Applicants must also be enrolled as a full-time student in either a 2 year or a 4 year institution for the Fall 2017 semester and be at least 18 years of age by July 9th, 2017.

Commitment to Diversity: The South Central Climate Science Center is committed to encouraging diversity in the sciences. Please encourage your scientifically minded students to apply for this unique opportunity to experience climate research hands-on.

Here’s a link to a YouTube video on the program.

Team from UCLA Visits SEU to Learn More about STEM Success of Latino/a Students

A team of researchers from UCLA is on campus from Wednesday, 19 October through Friday, 21 October to learn more about our STEM programs.  In particular, they identified St. Edward’s University as a top producer of STEM majors from the Latino/a population of students.  Through interviews with our faculty, staff, and administrators, they hope to learn more about our strategies and pedagogical approaches.  Results of their study, which includes just 11 institutions nationally, will be released after they complete their analysis.

The study team from the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA is led by prinicpal investigators Dr. Sylvia Hurtado and Dr. Kevin Eagan.  The on site visit team includes Dr. Hurtado, Tracy Teel, Ana Karen Gomez, and Krystle Cobian.  Here’s a document that provides profiles for all of the site visit team members.

Their visit and study is funded by a grant from the National Institutes for Health (NIH).