February 2016 E-Opportunities Newsletter

E Opportunities

Job Openings:

Communications and Media Affairs Specialist-  U.S. General Services Administration

Assistant Electronics Engineer - California Institute of Technology

LIGO Electronics Positions - California Institute of Technology

Apprentice Signal & Street Lighting Electrician - City of Tacoma

Full-Time Two-Year Position in Biology - University of Minnesota Mathematics and Science

Resident Engineer - NYC Parks Department

ORIE-Tenure Track Positions - Cornell University

Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment - University of California-Davis

Assistant Professors - College of Natural Resource- North Carolina State University

Faculty Positions (Water, Env. & Sustainability) - University of Oklahoma - Norman

Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry/Aquatic Scientist - Western Washington University

Teaching Asst or Assoc Prof - University of Denver-Physics& Astronomy

Environmental Chemistry Faculty - Northwest Indian College

Scientific Applications Software Engineer I - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

 

AISES Opportunities:

AISES Mobile App Contest Sponsored by Intel Due Date: January 30, 2016.  AISES is requesting proposals from student members to make the AISES mobile app.  The selected team will receive free registration to the 2016 AISES National Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

AISES 2016 Leadership Summit Travel Scholarships - Due Date: February 19, 2016.  Travel scholarships will help cover the expenses incurred traveling to the Leadership Summit.

AISES National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair
Registration is now open for the Junior Division of the AISES National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair. Junior Division registration is February 1-16, 2016. NAIVSEF projects may be submitted by individual students or teams of up to two students.

Scholarships:

Certified Federal Surveyors Scholarship 
Five Scholarships for $1,200 each
AISES partnered with Certified Federal Surveyors to allow it to better serve its members who are a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) or Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT). Through this valuable new partnership. 

Internships:

Bonneville Power Administration Internships
Due Date: February 15, 2016.  AISES has partnered with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in order to bring summer internships to AISES student members.  BPA is a federal nonprofit agency based in the Pacific Northwest. BPA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy and is self-funded covering its costs by selling its products and services.

Professional Opportunities

2016 AISES Leadership Summit - Register now for the 2016 Leadership Summit.  This year's Leadership Summit will be held in Rochester, MN April 14-16. Serving as meeting hosts for the event this year are AISES partners IBM and the Mayo Clinic (Rochester Campus).

The Certified Federal Surveyors Program (CFedS) Scholarship - Recently, AISES partnered with Certified Federal Surveyors to allow it to better serve its members who are a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) or Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT). The Certified Federal Surveyors Program (CFedS) is co-administered by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and it provides unique and extensive training for PLS in understanding federal survey processes. The voluntary program, approved by the Secretary of the Interior and the Office of the Special Trustee, CFedS is designed to: increase the pool of qualified surveyors to perform work on or near federal interest lands, including Indian lands; to ensure such surveys comply with federal regulations and policies, decreasing the chance and expense of rework; and provide opportunities to increase self-determination for Indian tribes.

The PRIDE Program hosted by Georgia Regents University (GRU) - PRIDE is designed to train junior faculty to do bench and clinical research related to hemoglobin and red blood cell membrane diseases. Functional and translational genomic approaches will be used to investigate mechanisms of globin gene regulation and proteomics to study the red blood cell membrane in health and disease. During the Institute, mentees will learn how to access public databases established by the Human Genome Project and to perform basic data mining procedures.

2016–17 DOL Scholars Program  - The purpose of the DOL Scholars Program is to promote and expand labor research that directly relates to DOL policies and programs. The program expects to fund researchers, with individual awards ranging from $10,000–$50,000.

Beyond School Hours XIX- Dallas, TX; March 9-12, 2016. At this conference educators and administrators will have the opportunity to network, share ideas, and engage in professional development and capacity building. Strands include: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, Equipping Students for 21st Century College and Career Pathways, and Captivating Students through STEM, Literacy and More.

PRIDE – CGE - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine offers an all-expense paid summer institute program to increase diversity in the field of Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology with a focus on Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology and other Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders. Junior faculty and researchers (mentees) from underrepresented backgrounds in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and/or with disabilities qualify.

34th Annual Protecting our Children Conference - network with leading professionals in the areas of children's mental health, child welfare, foster care, and adoption services; data and research, legal affairs and advocacy, and youth and family involvement.

QESST Research Experience for Teachers - is an intensive five-week research experience for K-12 and community college faculty at ASU’s Solar Power Laboratories.  Participants will conduct research with nation’s top photovoltaic scientists with open access to the lab equipped with industrial grade fabrication equipment, work with engineering education researchers to develop connections between laboratory and classroom and spend one day a week outside the lab, working on curricula, demonstrations and lab projects tailored to the needs of your students.

National Research Mentoring Network- Students and researchers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences: Access FREE virtual mentorship, grantwriting coaching groups, mentorship training and more professional development programs and resources through the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), funded by the NIH. Visit NRMNet today to begin.

Women in Engineering ProActive Network- Proposals are now being accepted for the WEPAN 2016 Change Leader Forum taking place June 14-16, 2016, in Broomfield, CO. Inclusion and diversity change leaders from across the nation will share, learn and network with fellow change leaders. WEPAN invites proposals from STEM, Education and Social Sciences fields on research-based best practices and initiatives that advance cultures of inclusion and diversity so that ALL in engineering can thrive.

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing -
The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) provides intensive, two-week training on the key skills, approaches, and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current high-end computing systems and the leadership-class computing systems of the future.
Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists interested in conducting Computational Science & Engineering research on large-scale computers are encouraged to apply.


 



 

 

PreCollege Opportunities

Minority Summer Engineering Workshops - The Minority Engineering Program at Purdue University was initiated in 1974 to advance engineering learning, discovery, and engagement in fulfillment of the Land Grand promise through outreach, recruitment, and retention of historically under-represented students in their pursuit to become extraordinary Purdue engineers. 

PREFACE - PREFACE is a residential summer workshop for students who are headed into their sophomore or junior year of high school. During this program, participants will live on Purdue University's campus and learn more about the opportunities available at Purdue. Students will discover more about the wide variety of engineering careers and examine career choices as they relate to their own values, abilities, and goals.   

Through the Looking Glass Scholarships - Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors or college students who have parents with disabilities.  A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2016. 

Making Innovations in Engineering and Science (MINES) – Summer Camp for Young Women is a week long summer camp that exposes young women to some of the most exciting careers of the future! Through hands-on experiments, field trips, and lab-based activities, students get to experience what it’s like to work in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Each day will focus on a different area of STEM and will take students to various parts of Montana’s vast outdoor classroom including caverns, streams, mountains, and geysers! Throughout the camp, students will work alongside professors and professionals and will get to meet and connect with some of the amazing women who work in STEM to make a difference in the world today. We welcome applications from all young women who will be entering their sophomore or junior year of high school and who have an interest in STEM. We especially encourage young women from minority populations to apply (must be a U.S. citizen).

NASA Internships are educational hands-on traineeships that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. 

Undergrad Opportunities

2016 AISES Leadership Summit - Register now for the 2016 Leadership Summit.  This year's Leadership Summit will be held in Rochester, MN April 14-16. Serving as meeting hosts for the event this year are AISES partners IBM and the Mayo Clinic (Rochester Campus).

American Indian Graduate Center – Undergraduate Scholarships -  The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States.  Multiple opportunities.

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Integrated Nanomanufacturing - Apply to BU’s NSF REU INM site this summer for 10 weeks of discovery and innovation at Boston University. Applications for Summer 2016 are due before March 15, 2016 

Getting You into Indiana University (GU2IU) – GU2IU a campus recruitment program for prospective underrepresented and minority students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.F.A. at Indiana University (IUB) Bloomington. The three-day event will be conducted on the IUB campus and begins Sunday April 10, 2016 and ends on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Minority Students in Healthcare Careers Motivation Program - Designed to be a first-semester medical school experience, this full-time, seven-week residential program focuses on enhancing strengths and minimizing barriers that may limit participants’ candidacy for medical school. Students receive classroom instruction in select science courses from the medical school curriculum, shadow physicians, and attend supplemental workshops that help them develop strong admissions and financial aid applications. After completing this program which runs from Sunday, June 6th through Friday, July 22, 2016, each participant will have a realistic appraisal of his or her readiness for medical school.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Physiology (SURP) - The Summer Undergraduate Research in Physiology (SURP) program offers outstanding underrepresented undergraduates the opportunity to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines. The goal is to prepare students for advanced studies in one of the Ph.D. programs at the University of Michigan.

Travel Scholarships for the Association of American Indian Physician (AAIP) 2016 Annual Conference - The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Office of Minority Health Research Coordination is offering Travel Awards for American Indian/Alaskan Native undergraduate students to attend the Association of American Indian Physician (AAIP) 2016 Annual Conference. For eligibility information, application procedure, and deadline please contact Mr. Gary Lankford from AAIP. 

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship  - The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.

The Actuary of Tomorrow Scholarship – Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of undergraduate students pursuing a career in actuarial science.

Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship -  The Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize the remarkably positive impact Huntington had on his students and on the actuarial profession.

UMD BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI)- Our program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

Buick Achievers Scholarship - This is the sixth year Buick Achievers scholarships will be awarded to students who have an interest in studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), excel in the classroom and give back to their communities. Special consideration is given to students who are female, minorities, first-generation college students, military veterans and military dependents. Applications are accepted through 5p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 29.

Cooperative Institute for Climate Science Research Internship Program - The Cooperative Institute for Climate Science at Princeton University in collaboration with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) is recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students for 8-10 week research internships in atmospheric, oceanic and earth system science. 

Through the Looking Glass Scholarships - Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors or college students who have parents with disabilities.  A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2016. 

The STEM Advancement Program - The STEM Advancement Program (STEMAP) engages students from New Mexico regional universities, community colleges, and tribal colleges in the research funded by New Mexico EPSCoR over the summer and continues to support students throughout the academic year. Undergraduate students who will not earn a bachelor’s degree before August 8, 2016, are either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, and are enrolled at any college in New Mexico (except for the main campuses of the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, and New Mexico Tech). All Diné College campuses are eligible.

Research Experience for Undergraduates - The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and gain experience directly relevant to industry, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate the commercial impact and relevance of their ideas by guiding them through the steps required to bring new ideas to commercialization; bridge the gap between the typical “research” devices and commercial solar cells, allowing fabrication and analysis of technologies on commercial-size devices and commercial equipment; and work in a facility that allows new equipment or processes to be analyzed and assessed jointly with industry. Students will play a key role in this process.

National Research Mentoring Network- Students and researchers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences: Access FREE virtual mentorship, grantwriting coaching groups, mentorship training and more professional development programs and resources through the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), funded by the NIH. Visit NRMNet today to begin.

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medical school career preparation. All the housing costs and most meals are covered by the program. Scholars are provided with a $600 stipend which is typically distributed at the midway and at the end of the program. Some program sites offer travel assistance awards. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation also provides a needs-based scholarship for travel to and from the program site.

PRograms to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)- Applications are being accepted for the all-expense paid Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology at Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine. The all-expense-paid program focusing on Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology brings participants together for 3-week sessions during two consecutive summers, with a short mid-year visit and an Annual Meeting for all PRIDE Mentees and Mentors across 6 programs and the NHLBI. The PRIDE program provides mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on common research interests.

2016 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Archaeological and Museum Conservation Science at the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute- The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in conjunction with the NSF REU Sites Program is offering short-term opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects with staff members of its technical studies and research group, contingent on continued funding.  Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a university program or scheduled to matriculate in the fall term following the internshipA stipend will be offered for a period of 10 weeks starting in late May or early June.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship: This $7,000 scholarship is awarded to 60 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care. Udall Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meeting alumni and tribal leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership to a growing and active alumni network. 

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship- We believe that what's good for students is good for everyone: schools, employers, community, and other students! That’s why we not only help students find jobs & internships, but also offer scholarships to help fund their education. AfterCollege has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and student activities through our program to date. As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who demonstrate professionalism and effectively communicate how they will be exemplary candidates in their field. 

The Boeing Company Internships—Across the United States and Worldwide.

Graduate/PostDoc Opportunities

2016 AISES Leadership Summit - Register now for the 2016 Leadership Summit.  This year's Leadership Summit will be held in Rochester, MN April 14-16. Serving as meeting hosts for the event this year are AISES partners IBM and the Mayo Clinic (Rochester Campus).

THE MARGARET BUTLER FELLOWSHIP in Computational Science  - Open to outstanding postdoctoral candidates, this computational science fellowship offers an opportunity to work at the forefront of HPC. The fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with Argonne scientists to use Mira, the ALCF's 10-petaflops supercomputer, to push scientific boundaries in their field of expertise. The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) invites postdoctoral candidates, both male and female, to apply for the Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science, a one-year appointment that may be renewed for a second year.

American Indian Graduate Center – Graduate Fellowships -  The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States.  Multiple opportunities.
 
Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing - Argonne's intensive two-week summer training program on extreme-scale computing will be held July 31- August 12. The deadline to apply is March 25. Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists interested in conducting Computational Science & Engineering research on large-scale computers are encouraged to apply. Applications Due March 25.

NextProf Science 2016 Workshop- The NextProf Science 2016 workshop is offered at the University of Michigan on May 10-13, 2016. NextProf Science is aimed at future faculty—advanced doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows who are interested in an academic career in science at an exceptional academic research institution and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity.

Cooperative Institute for Climate Science Research Internship Program - The Cooperative Institute for Climate Science at Princeton University in collaboration with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) is recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students for 8-10 week research internships in atmospheric, oceanic and earth system science. 

National Research Mentoring Network- Students and researchers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences: Access FREE virtual mentorship, grantwriting coaching groups, mentorship training and more professional development programs and resources through the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), funded by the NIH. Visit NRMNet today to begin.

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship program is designed to support PhD students who are engaged in a program of study and research that is directly relevant to the use of Blue Waters. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics and computational science applications. The Fellowship provides graduate students from across the country the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing (HPC) research. Fellows will receive a stipend of $38,000, up to a $12,000 tuition allowance, and up to 50,000 node-hours on the petascale Blue Waters supercomputer to support their research.

2016 Summer Internships at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute- The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term opportunities to work on research and conservation projects with staff members. The internships are intended mainly for the summer of 2016, but consideration will be given to projects at other times during the year.  Preference will be given to applicants currently enrolled in conservation training programs or graduate students in related subjects. A stipend may be offered for a period of up to 10 weeks. 

NASA Internships are educational hands-on traineeships that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Through these internships, participants leverage NASA's unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.

Northwest Native American Research Center for Health (NW NARCH)-Through the NARCH program funded by the Indian Health service and NIH, the Board is able to provide a limited number of scholarships to support research career development in the biomedical sciences.  Historically, the NARCH fellowships have supported AI/AN students pursuing MPH degrees, other master's degrees, PhD’s in social and biomedical sciences, MD’s, and other doctoral-level degrees. Successful candidates will receive monthly stipends to support their studies, and can use the funds as they see fit for career development.  Doctoral candidates will receive stipends of 37K per year, and master's level students will receive 28K per year.  The scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis as long as the grant support allows.  The successful candidates must demonstrate satisfactory progress toward degree completion during the course of their awards.