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.
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 housingon 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 articlesrecommended 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 facultymentor 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.
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)
Hey guys, for those of you who do not know me, my name is Antoine Chamoun-Farah and I am a sophomore studying chemical engineering and mathematics through the dual degree program with Washington University in St. Louis. This past Christmas break I was fortunate enough to go take the “January Intensive Term” (J-Term) at Washington University. I was enrolled in the Engineering Mechanics class, a semester-long course which I took in the span eleven days. While it was very intensive and fast paced, it confirmed that I wanted to do engineering because of how much I enjoyed the course and the school. A typical day at Washington included waking up around 6:30, taking the shuttle to the university at 8:30am and having class from 9am-5:00pm (with a lunch break and some intermediate breaks between problem solving and class time).
Another reason I wanted to participate in J-Term was so that I could explore Washington University (with the little free time that I had). Even though I did not get much time to go out and explore, the university campus is beautiful (I’ve attached some pictures at the bottom) and the faculty and engineering services staff were very welcoming. If you are at all interested in engineering or are not sure if it is for you, I would highly recommend doing the J-term and seeing how the class goes.
Overall, I had an amazing time at Washington University and hope that others will consider taking this course next Christmas break. If you have any questions feel free to email me at email@example.com
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.
Dr. Trish Baynham’s BIOL 2330, Epidemiology, will include an optional study abroad component in Chile. the course runs Fall 2017 with the study abroad component to occur 3 – 14 January 2018. Application deadline is March 7. For more information, contact Mike Merrill in GEO (512-428-1051) or Dr. Baynham.
Google will be hosting the Applied CS Android Workshop starting next month. You will have a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with Google engineers to create projects using the Android operating system. This workshop is meant to educate students on Google’s operating system, which will help add to a CS portfolio. The dates are March 19th, 26th then April 2nd, 9th (skip the 16th for Easter) then come back April 23rd and 30th.
If you’re interested in being in the workshop please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to those that have already sent me an RSVP. Requirements: If you want to participate in the workshop you must have takenor be in COSC 3327 Algorithms and Data Structures Spring 2017.
Please RSVP if you want to participate, thank you to those that have already sent me an RSVP!
First-year Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Raychelle Burks, has received an invitation to attend the Women of Color in the Academy conference at Stanford University, 9 – 11 March 2017. Dr. Burks was one of 50 applicants selected from over 1000 who applied! Her award includes airfare and accommodations. Congratulations to Dr. Burks for her selection. We look forward to a future post on NSCI News to tell us about her experience at the conference.
Congratulations to Dr. Trish Baynham (Assoc. Professor of Biological Sciences) and Dr. Bill Quinn (Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences) for being selected s recipients of this year’s NetVUE Mini-Grants competition at St. Edward’s. Dr. Baynham’s project is entitled, “Mentoring Research Students in Their Quest for a Career,” while Dr. Quinn’s project is entitled, “Camping Trip with QEP Activities.”
The Wild Basin Creative Research Center is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for 2017/18 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 attached application form (available on the Wild Basin website welcome page) and submit it via email (or mail) to the Director of Wild Basin (Dr. Barbara Dugelby; email@example.com). Interested students should contact the Wild Basin Director or Wild Basin Research Director (Dr. Amy Belaire, firstname.lastname@example.org) if they have questions. Descriptions of past projects supported by the Endowment can be found on the Wild Basin website.
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. Dr. Hook’s 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.
The (Professional and Scholarly Excellence) PROSE Awards recognize distinguished professional and scholarly books, reference works, journals and electronic content. For the 2017 Awards, the latest book of St. Edward’s University Alumnus Michael F. L’Annunziata, Ph.D., was included among the PROSE Award 2017 winners in the category of Chemistry and Physics. Titled “Radioactivity: Introduction and History, From Quantum to Quarks,” this marks the ninth book by Dr. L’Annunziata who earned his B.Sc. degree from St. Edward’s University in 1965.
We wish Dr. L’Annunziata all the best and very sincere congratulations on being awarded this great honor.