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  • Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy REU

    Iowa State University offers an intensive 10-week on-campus research program in Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy (WESEP) for undergraduate students. Ten fellowships are sponsored each year by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

    Students will work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams with faculty and graduate students to receive training and get hands-on experience in areas that address critial, long-term national needs in wind energy-related areas.

    The program provides: 

    • $5,000 stipend
    • Up to $650 in travel expenses
    • Free on-campus housing and meal plan

    Application are due March 15th, 2015. To learn more about the summer research program, click here to visit the website!

  • Google Education Opportunities

    Google BOLD Discovery  googleforeducation
    The Google BOLD Discovery Application is open and accepting applications until Sunday, March 1. The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Discovery is a two-day interactive conference at Google New York that provides freshman students who are traditionally underrepresented in technology an introduction to our organizational structure, business operations and culture. The program will take place from June 17-19. Students can learn more about the program and apply here. For questions, please reach out to

    Google BOLD Immersion
    The Google BOLD Immersion Application is open and accepting applications until Sunday, March 1. The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Immersion is a three day program designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are historically underrepresented in this field. Students will get a glimpse into the technology world, as well as a change to take part in real business challenges and hear from speakers who will help them prepare to go through the process to become a Google intern or full time employee. Student can learn more about the program and apply here. For questions, please reach out to

    Google AdCamp
    The Google AdCamp Application is open and accepting applications until Sunday, March 1. AdCamp is a two-day program taking place in late August and is open to current third-year undergraduates interested in online advertising. The program offers a collaborative curriculum focused on Google’s advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry. Students can learn more about the program and apply here. 


  • Upcoming Undergraduate Research Conference

    Undergraduate Research Conference
    Monday, April 20, 2015
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Jordan Ballroom, SUB

    The annual conference is a forum for undergraduate students from all academic disciplines to demonstrate what they have learned through their research, scholarship, or the arts.  Students may present their work in poster, podium presentation, or visual formats. Any undergraduate student may participate in the conference provided they have a Boise State faculty sponsor and their project abstract is approved.

    Application submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015. Click here for more information and the application form.

    For questions about the Undergraduate Research Conference, please contact Erin Muggli at or (208) 426-4062.

  • Research Opportunities Program

    USRAApplications for the 2015 CSNR Summer Fellowship Program are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2015.

    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 (INL) to complete a research project of current interest to NASA in potential nuclear technology performance. The Summer Fellows program allows participants to experience a real research environment, to learn from top-notch nuclear scientists, and to preview careers in research

    Research Areas:

    Intern Opportunities, Materials, Planetary Science, Power & Propulsion

    Program Details:

    • 10-week program, June 3, 2015 – August 12, 2015
    • Weekly stipend of $500, $600, and $700 for undergraduate, master’s level, and PhD level student, respectively
    • Maximum of $1000 assistance with travel expenses
    • CSNR intends to subsidize partial or full housing expenses depended on funding availability
    • Application deadline is March 1, 2015



    48541Looking for an awesome way to get some hands-on remote experience this summer? Apply for the NASA DEVELOP program!

    Develop is a nationwide program of NASA’s that brings students together with scientists to conduct research using NASA remote sensing satellites. NASA is accepting applications NOW for the summer term and the application deadline ends on Feb. 27th, 2015. The program dates are June 1 – August 7, 2015. To apply go here!

    New to the DEVELOP program beginning this summer is a new DEVELOP node (a place where participants are located to complete the research) at Idaho State University’s GIS TReC. Students get to work closely with other researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. For more information or questions please visit the home page or contact Keith Weber at


  • NSF S-STEM Scholarships

    NSF S-STEM Schoalrship application can be found here! Award amount is $2,000-5,000/year for up to 2 years. Deadline for Fall 2015 is March 15, 2015


    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Demonstrated financial need (2014-15 FAFSA on file at Boise State University)
    • Academic requirements: minimum high school 3.5 GPA (for new students only) or minimum Boise State 3.0 GPA (for current students only) and SAT/ACT scores submitted to Boise State (or with application).
    •  Admitted and plan to enroll Fall 2015 as a full time student (12 credits or more) at Boise State University; and
    • enrolled/enrolling in a first-year level mathematics course for Fall 2015 including in any of the following:
      • Math 143 College Algebra
      • Math 144 Trigonometry
      • Math 170 Calculus I
      • Math 175 Calculus II
      • Math 189 Discrete Mathematics
    •  All recipients must be enrolled at Boise State as a full-time student for any semester a scholarship is awarded and majoring in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Material Science & Engineering or Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering.
    • Once accepted as a scholar, you will be expected to participate in monthly community building activities with other scholarship recipients. Participation in a minimum of 4 cohort activities a semester is required. This might include one or more of the following: orientation summer adventure (rafting) trip, participating in a seminar(s), living in the Engineering Residential College; or attending cohort events (academic and social) such as resume building workshops or yoga.
  • Job Openings

    Raft Manufacturing Job Position

    Maravia Corporation is a local based raft manufacturer located on 602 East 45th Street Boise, ID. They are looking to hire a local, someone who has knowledge and experience in Rhinoceros 3D, PatternSmith, Microsoft Office Excel and Word. In general they are looking for a CAD or Engineering Technician.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Create patterns and models of boats, operate CNC cutting table, working on custom client projects document production processes, assist with hands on production, raw material inspection, and equipment maintenance.

    For more information please contact Leandra Aburusa at Also, check out their website at 

    Technical Designer Position at Image National

    JOB SUMMARY: Develop technical product drawings including electrical and LED layout for building signs from concept drawings that ensure the manufacture, installation and serviceability of cost effective, quality products by Image National. Facilitate improvements in materials, technical capabilities, and productivity to create value ­add through continuous process improvement.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, drafting, or construction management. Three years of quality assurance, drafting or sign manufacturing experience preferred but not required. Proficiency with Personal Computer software, process development/design, flowcharting, documentation, and process improvement methods. Must have demonstrated experience with application of quality methods/principles. Sign industry experience preferred, but not required. Direct experience may be used to substitute for education requirements. Understanding of Lean manufacturing preferred.

    Interested? Contact the HR Manager Brenda DeSaix at

  • 2015 NASA Internship and Opportunities


    Engineering for You Video Contest 2
    The National Academy of Engineering, or NAE, has launched the Engineering for You Video Contest 2, or E4U2. The NAE has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. Review the challenges and produce a one- to two-minute video showing how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure and/or joyous world. Videos will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

    Click here to access a complete list of scholarship and internships available through NASA! 

  • NASA Scholarship Opportunities

    NASA Office of Education Scholarship and Research Opportunities

    Applications Deadline: March 31, 2015

    I. Aeronautics Undergraduate Scholarships (AUS) awards scholarships for individuals in areas related to aeronautics. These scholarships are directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation’s air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles.

    II. Aeronautics Graduate Scholarship Program awards scholarships for individuals pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree in a field related to aeronautics at an accredited United States academic institutions. Aeronautics Graduate Scholarships are directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation’s air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles.

    Information can be found and applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative, select “Scholarship”.

  • Mathematics REU Program at Boise State

    In Summer 2015 the Department of Mathematics at Boise State University will host a nine week interdisciplinary undergraduate research program, Complexity Across Disciplines (CAD), motivated by questions in information security and life sciences. We welcome applications from current undergraduate students who have strong interest in mathematics, science or engineering. This intensive program will expose up to ten undergraduate students to topics in game theory, combinatorics, algebra and their applications. The program aims to immerse undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds in all facets of research in mathematics in a culture of close and daily collaboration with faculty. The REU program gives the students an opportunity to attend scientific workshops and seminars addressing mathematical techniques used in information security and genome remodeling, presentation skills, computational skills and scientific writing.

    Program Dates: May 31-August 1, 2015

    Program Details: 

    • $4000 stipend
    • Campus housing
    • Allowance for meals
    • Travel funds to/from REU site to present research at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in 2016
    • Opportunity to present at ICUR 2015
    • Mentor high school students
    • Application due March 1, 2015


    Contact Dr. Liljana Babinkostova or

  • ISGC Scholarship & Fellowship Application System OPEN

    NASA IDAHOThe Idaho Space Grant Consortium provides support to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

    ISGC Scholarship

    • Maximum award amount: Up to $7,000
    • Award duration: Up to 4 years
    • Who can apply? U.S. citizens entering a college as a full-time student with at least a cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • Application deadline: March 16, 2015

    For more information and application go here!

  • Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab

    Linguistics lab

    The Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab at Boise State offers 15-week internships for undergraduate students interested in diverse fields within the discipline of linguistics. Internships range in scope from project management to data entry and analysis, and in their linguistics areas from phonetics and phonology to language documentation. Former interns have successfully applied to top-ranked graduate programs and other competitive post-baccalaureate opportunities following their graduation. For more information, please visit the Linguistics Lab website.


  • 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!

  • 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!

  • ALEKS for STEM Students


    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?

    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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