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Submarine Commanding Officer Visit

WHEN: Thursday, April 17th  1-2 p.m.

WHERE: Norco Bldg., Room 112 (Norco building is located behind the Recreation Center) 

WHAT:  Attendees will here from the Commanding Officer, who earned is B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the Naval Academy, and members of the crew joining him what operating and maintaining a nuclear powered submarine is about. Q&A session after the Captain speaks.

The USS Boise is a Los Angeles class fast attack submarine built in a 360 foot long HY-80 steel hull in 1992 and recently retrofit with some of the most current navigation, communication and weapons control systems in the submarine navy.  She is armed with Mark 48 torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles, and is powered by an S6G reactor plant. USS Boise is home ported in Norfolk, Virginia and manned by a crew of approximately 140.

Last Chance to Apply for the Boise State Center for Teaching and Learning Inquiry-Based Learning Group! Deadline: April 11, 2014.

The Boise State Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will be hosting a group of faculty (inclusive of adjuncts and lecturers) to explore inquiry based learning as part of the Boise State Teaching Scholars program.

Inquiry-based learning takes a variety of forms and many studies have shown these approaches are particularly effective for supporting student learning and success, especially in STEM disciplines.  It would be great if every STEM department on campus had a resident expert on inquiry-based learning!

Please consider faculty in your department that may be interested in this opportunity to explore this family of evidence-based instructional practices and encourage them to apply.  Find out more. Deadline is April 11, 2014.

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Seeking Student Applicants: Automotive and Energy Research Experience


The department of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University will once again be hosting a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Site, “AERIM:Automotive and Energy Research and Industrial Mentorship Program at Oakland University.”

The focus will be automotive and energy-related research topics in mechanical engineering with a special emphasis on technologies that aim to improve efficiencies of internal combustion engines, automotive manufacturing processes, automotive materials, alternative propulsion systems and lubrication and wear.

Oakland University is will recruit ten talented and motivated undergraduate students from across the United States to spend 10 weeks in the summer working on a research project at OU and are especially interested in providing opportunities for women and underrepresented minority students. Students will be provided with a $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing, meal allowance and travel funding. No prior automotive or research experience is required.

The program will run from May 19 to July 25, 2014. Application review will begin on April 15. Application materials can be found here!

Student Research Initiative Summer Fellowship – Deadline: April 15


Student Research Initiative Program supports seven Boise State students (undergraduate and graduate) to conduct research during Summer 2014.

The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2014. 

Students receive a stipend of $1800 and funds up to $200 for research expenses for 10 weeks of research during the period May 26-August 1, 2014.

The SRI Fellows will have the opportunity to interact with student researchers from institutions nationwide and from eight student research programs on campus.

The SRI Fellows will attend weekly seminars and professional development workshops, social events, and will present at the Summer Undergraduate Research Conference. 

For more information about the fellowship, visit the Student Research Initiative website.

Boeing Lecture on Innovation-Today at 3:30pm

What: Please come and hear a lecture by Karl Rein-Weston from The Boeing Company. He will be discussing lessons he’s learned throughout his career about innovation.

When: Wed. April 2, 2014 3:30pm

Where: Old Business Bldg. 

Registration is required, click here to access the link! 

Lightfoot Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to new and current undergraduate students and is renewable for up to 4 or 5 years. The scholarship amounts vary from year to year and depends on your credit status.

Scholarship Requirements:

  •  2.5 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Must reside in the Treasure valley area for AT LEAST 1 year
  • Household gross income must not exceed over $90,000 a year
  • All applications are submitted online

Scholarship Deadline: April 15, 2015 

For more information and scholarship application please click here.

Boise State Health Services and Office of Research Joint Open House. April 10, 2014.

InviteWhat can Health Services do for you? What is the College of Health Sciences’ Office of Research? Find out at the Health Services and Office of Research joint open house! Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Norco Nursing and Health Services Building.

Tour Health Services’ Clinic
See the new Office of Research Suite
Visit with colleagues, new and old, over refreshments

RSVP to by April 7, 2014

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Workshop on Developing a Research Data Management Plan – April 10, 2014 Albertsons Library

All researchers can benefit from developing a data management plan! Join representatives from the Office of Information Technology, Office of Sponsored Programs and the Albertsons Library to learn about the importance of developing data management plans and the tools and resources available to help you. The last 45 minutes of the session will be set aside to answer questions and to discuss your data management needs.

The session will be recorded and posted on the OIT, OSP and Library websites. This session will be repeated once each semester. No registration required

April 10
Albertsons Library, Room 201C

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2014 CSNR Summer Fellowship Program


Applications for the 2014 CSNR Summer Fellowship Program are now being accepted! 

Research Area(s): 

  • Aeronautics
  • Education & Outreach
  • Instrumentation
  • Intern Opportunities
  • Materials
  • Planetary Science
  • Power & Propulsion
  • Robotics
  • Spacecraft Design
  • Systems Engineering

The Center for Space Nuclear Research(CSNR) invites undergraduate and graduate level students to experience cutting-edge research in nuclear power and propulsion technologies through our Summer Fellowship Program through the Center for Advanced Energy Studies. As a CSNR Summer Fellow, you will work as part of a team of students and with scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory to complete a research project of current interest to NASA in potential nuclear technology performance.

The online application can be found by clicking here!

Boise State NSF/Community Engagement Discussion April 1, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Boise State is designing tools to connect your NSF grant with community needs and organizations. Faculty, come tell us what you need and how we can help. Enjoy a free lunch with other STEM faculty interested in community engagement. 

Including community engagement in your approach to research can:

  • Deepen researcher understanding of the research problem, 
  • Demonstrate alignment between federal and regional goals, 
  • Make broader impacts more robust, 
  • Differentiate the proposal and make it more competitive, and
  • Ensure that the research is more likely to squarely address community needs and foster vibrant communities. 

Join representatives from the Office of Sponsored Programs, STEM Station, Service Learning, the College of Engineering, and the Discovery Center. We will talk about how Boise State can help facilitate community engagement. Register online.

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