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  • Multiple Scholarship Opportunities

    Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships

    SWE supports women in undergraduate or graduate programs pursuing a careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in both the United States & Mexico. Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Award amounts vary and may be renewed. For more information visit their website here!

    UNCF/MERCK Science Initiative Scholarships and Fellowships

    UNCF/MERCK support African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers.  The awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.  At least 15 scholarship awards will be granted in 2015. Each award provides up to $30,000, which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and billable fees.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • African American (Black)
    • Enrolled full-time in any four-year college or university in the United States
    • A junior who will be a B.S. or B.A. degree candidate in the 2015-2016 academic year
    • A life sciences, physical sciences, or engineering major. (Applicants majoring in the physical sciences must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry by the end of the 2014-15 academic year). First professional (Pharm.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., etc.) majors are ineligible
    • A student with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
    • Committed to and eligible for the summer internship at a Merck facility
    • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

    For more information visit their website here!

    The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Scholarships

    The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs.

    Eligibility Criteria: 

    • Rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time, two, four or five-year accredited construction management or construction-related engineering program
    • College seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate- level construction management or construction-related engineering degree program as a full-time student

    Renewable undergraduate scholarships are worth $2,500 per year for each year of undergraduate study, up to a maximum of $7,500. Over 100 new scholarships are awarded each year. Graduate student scholarships are $7,500 over two years, paid in annual installments of $3,750. It is also possible to win a graduate scholarship for one year. For more information visit their website here!

    2014 Green Home Improvement Scholarship 

    Application deadline is December 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET. One winner will be selected by January 31, 2015 to receive the $1,000 scholarship. A minimum 1,000 word, maximum 2,000 word essay on green home improvement is required. For more information visit their website here!

  • White House Office of Science & Technology Policy’s Spring 2015 Policy Internship Program

    The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, or OSTP, is seeking students for spring 2015 internships. The OSTP advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The office serves as a source of scientific and technological analyses and judgment for the president with respect to major policies, plans and programs of the federal government. Please be aware that this position is not paid and does not provide housing.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • U.S. citizens
    • Enrolled at least half-time in an accredited college or university
    • Open to all majors and programs
    • Students in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in all fields are encouraged to apply

    Applications for spring 2015 internships are due Oct. 17, 2014.

    For more information, click here!

    If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Grimm at rgrimm@ostp.eop.gov.

  • Are You Interested in an Internship or Scholarship with NASA?

    Are you interested in an internship or scholarship with NASA? Sign up to receive updates about upcoming internships, scholarships, and wonderful opportunities. 

    How to get started: 48541

    • Register in OSSI (One Stop Shopping Initiative) by clicking here!
    • Create an interest profile to specify your areas of interest
    • Complete an application
    • Search and select opportunities of interest, identifying your top 15 prior to the end of the application period

    Why not get started now? listed below is an internship opportunity waiting for you!

    • Spring 2015 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship

      This scholarship program is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fields of study related to aeronautics. The students will have the opportunity to intern with NASA researchers and work on developing technologies to increase efficiency in air traffic management, reduce aircraft noise, fuel consumption and emissions, and improve air safety.

      Undergraduate scholarship winners will receive $15000 a year to cover tuition costs for two years and a $10000 stipend during a summer internship with NASA.
      Graduate scholarship winners will receive approximately $45000 a year for two years and $10000 stipends for two summer internships.

      Applications will be accepted up until October 12th, 2014. For a list of previous recipients and more information on the program click here!

  • Free Online Tutoring Available

    In need of some free online tutoring help? Advising and Academic Enhancement coordinated free tutoring via chat and drop-box via the e Tutoring program. The following disciplines have tutoring available:

    • Accounting                                                                                  tutor                    
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Biology
    • Calculus
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • Math
    • Microsoft Office
    • Physics
    • Spanich
    • Statistics
    • Web Developement
    • Writing

    For more information please visit AAE’s website by clicking here!

  • Scholarship Opportunity for Men

    Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity is offering four $500 scholarships to men who embody the Three Cardinal Principles; Friendship, Sound Learning, & Rectitude. Scholarship winners are not bound to join Phi Delta Theta or any other fraternity on campus.

    All male BSU students who are not members of the fraternity community are eligible. Applicants will be evaluated based upon the combination of academic performance, involvement in student organizations, and other campus activities. For freshmen and transfer students, academic performance during high school along with high school activities and athletics will be evaluated. Top applicants will be invited to personal interviews on the BSU campus at their earliest convenience. 

    The deadline for applications is Sunday, September 21st, 2014 and submitted here! 

    If you have any questions about Phi Delta Theta, the scholarship or the scholarship’s distribution, please contact BJ Nelson at bjnelson@phideltatheta.org!

  • Advising Matters Day

    advisingUnsure if you are on the right track to graduation? Receive help from the Academic and Advising staff. 

    Boise State University’s first annual Advising Matters Day will take place on October 1, 2014 from 11-2 on the Quad. This program will be a partnership between Boise State’s academic advising staff to promote student success and awareness of advising resources.  Advisors and campus partners can meet with students, help answer academic advising questions and connect students to exciting learning opportunities.

  • Spring NASA Internship Opportunities

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    OSSI NIFS – Spring 2015 Internship Opportunities

    Submit by October 12 for Spring 2015 opportunities

    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. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. 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. Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2015 opportunities.

    For more information on the different internship programs and how to apply click here!

  • Engineer Internship or Full Time Position in Nampa

    Norbryhn Equipment Company, Inc. (NEC) is a Nampa based Manufacturers
    Representative for high quality, industry-leading commercial Heating, Ventilation & Air
    Conditioning (HVAC) equipment in Southern Idaho. They are looking to add an engineer
    to start as inside sales support and work into an outside sales position.

    Job Description
    • Review and comprehend mechanical construction documents
    • Assist in the selection and pricing of HVAC equipment
    • Manage projects through the design, bidding, submittal and ordering stages
    • Assist consulting engineers with equipment layout and system design
    • Provide technical support to customers
    • Engage in manufacturing facility visits and trainings
    • Entertain customers and clients
    • Envolvement with Local ASHRAE Chapter

    Education
    • Engineering Degree (or Pursuing Engineering Degree – Senior Year)

    Skills & Experience
    • Computer Skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Adobe)
    • AutoCad (not required)
    • Motivated and willing to learn
    • Professional communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work well with a team

    Hours
    • Minimum of 40 Hours per week (negotiable with Intern)                                                                                       • Hourly wage to be determined

    Please submit your resumes to josh@norbryhn.com

    Need help with your resume? Contact the Career Center here!

     

  • Graduate Opportunity: Whitaker International Program. Fellows and Scholars Program deadline: January 20, 2015. Summer Program deadline: February 3, 2015.

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    Dear Colleagues,
     
    The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.  Full details can be found at www.whitaker.org
     
    The application deadlines are as follows:

    • Fellows and Scholars Program deadline:  January 20, 2015
    • Summer Program deadline:  February 3, 2015

    Program Overview
     
    The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.
     
    Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. We hope to offer at least 50 Fellow and Scholar grants annually; only the highest-quality applicants are awarded. In the last competition cycle, more than 60 grants were awarded (including Fellows/Scholars and Summer awards), and we encourage all students/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad to apply.
     
    Awards have included research in heart blood flow,  pursuing a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, a policy project on investment in biomedical devices, improved prosthetic leg design, and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects can occur worldwide, and have taken place in the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa, and Singapore among many other venues.
     
    The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program has two categories:

    • Fellows – Graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current PhD students. Fellows receive a stipend for one year, and are eligible for tuition reimbursement.
    • Scholars – Post-doctoral applicants, who recently received their PhD.  Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as two years of funding, depending on their needs. Second year funding is contingent upon demonstration of progress made during the first year.

    The Whitaker International Program has an additional grant available:

    • Summer Grants – For currently enrolled Master’s or PhD students, or recent Master’s recipients.  Summer awards are for 8 weeks including a fixed fellowship award and a monthly stipend, along with additional benefits.  Up to 20 awards will be available for Summer 2015.

    Website & Online Application
    http://www.whitaker.org/
    http://whitaker.usapplications.org/
    http://summerapplication.whitaker.org/
     
    The online application is now open. The website listed above has all the information pertaining to the program, including eligibility requirements, potential host institutions, and former grantee profiles.
     
    Publicity Materials
    Please feel free to circulate this email to your colleagues or to students who you think would benefit from these programs.  Program brochures are available upon request.
     
    Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the Whitaker International Program at whitaker@iie.org.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Sabeen
    Sabeen Altaf
    Senior Program Officer, Science and Technology Programs
    US Student Programs
    Institute of International Education (IIE)
    809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

  • Student Engagement Service Summit

    Here is a great opportunity to build your network on and off campus, engage with community partners and learn to serve effectively.

    The Service Summit is an annual event that brings student leaders and community partner together to discuss our communities challenges and find ways we can give back in a meaningful way.

    The goals of the summit are to:
    1. Expand knowledge of community engagement opportunities
    2. Network between students and community partners
    3. Develop an action plan in conjunction with community partners to address community needs

    The Summit is on Aug 13th from 10-3pm in the Imagination Lab here on campus. Please RSVP/register in order to prepared yourself for the discussions and activities at this link: Register Now . There are only 50 spots. A free lunch will be served with vegetarian and vegan options.

    If you have any questions please contact Mike Stefancic at mikestefancic@boisestate.edu or 426-5631.

  • Fall 2014 Boise State Career Fairs


    The College of Engineering is hosting two career fairs in the Fall 2014. Register on-line for each event. 

    Listed below are the fairs: 
    Construction Management Career Fair, September 25th, 2014
    Jordan Ballroom, SUB
    8:30 a.m.-2p.m.
    Click here for more information about the event!

    College of Engineering Career Fair, October 8th, 2014
    Simplot Ballroom, SUB
    9 a.m.-2p.m.
    Click here for more information about the event!

     

  • Recruiting Learning Assistants

    AAE is currently recruiting Learning Assistants in key STEM courses. The position is called a “Learning Assistant” and you would not be responsible for grading, but help guide students to deeper understanding of their course material through active learning and facilitated study sessions. To learn more about what a learning assistant’s duties are check out this flyer!

    To be eligible, you must have the following qualifications: 

    • Enrolled in at least 6 credits
    • Able to communicate clearly and compassionately to all types of students
    • Committed to creating an inclusive learning environment
    • Able to commit to a full semester of employment
    • Ability to speak and present information in front of a group
    • Available for mandatory weekly staffing meetings on one of these days: 
      • Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m., OR
      • Fridays from 5:15-6:30 p.m.
    • Available for mandatory training August 19-21st from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

     

    A full job description is available at this linkTo apply, click here and follow the instructions to submit your application.

  • ALEKS for STEM Students

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    REMINDER: STEM majors who are enrolling in Math 108, 143/144, or 170 are eligible for an ALEKS Learning Modules at no charge.  The Learning Module is designed to help students refresh their math skills.  This is extremely useful if it has been a while since you have taken a math course or you want to improve your preparation for an upcoming course.  Our previous experience is that many students, who have been away from math courses for a while, make sufficient skill gains to test out of a course and thereby accelerate their progress towards a STEM degree.

    To learn more about requesting an ALEKS subscription visit the website, by clicking here!

  • Need Math Help?

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    Math help is available for your Math 015-123, 143-144, 160-175 courses!

    Visit the website or click here to download a handy, printable guide!

     

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  • Interview and Networking Tips for STEM Majors!

    handshakeAre you thinking ahead to job interviews and networking opportunities? Brush up on your business etiquette with tips from Social Essence School of Etiquette, Leadership and Image Development!

    Click below to view the customized Social Essence Newsletters for Boise State students, including advice on making a great first impression and other useful etiquette tips.
    Social Essence Newsletter Issue 1
    Social Essence Newsletter Issue 2
    Social Essence Newsletter Issue 3

     

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  • TI-84 and TI-89 Calculator Workshop Handouts

    Missed the Calculator workshops held in September? Don’t worry! We have provided the TI-84 and TI-89 handouts for you. Enjoy.

    TI-84 Calculator Handout

    TI-89 Calculator Handout

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