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  • Brown Bag Lunch with Faculty

    Upcoming Brown Bag Lunch Events with Faculty 

    There are several opportunities in the upcoming weeks for you to talk and eat lunch with faculty. The faculty host a brown bag lunch in the STEM Station (ACS 104). Bring your lunch and come ready with your questions! Learn about the particular faculty’s research, how he/she decided to become a STEM faculty, and more about their particular program at Boise State!

    Listed below are two upcoming lunch events: 

    • Tuesday, October 21st at noon- Kristen Mitchell of the Department of Biological Sciences
    • Wednesday, November 5th at noon- Karen Viskupic of the Department of Geosciences
  • NCWIT Aspiration in Computing Awards

    CaptureCalling All Creative Coders, Hackers, Designers, and Technical Young Women and Teachers! 
    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is sponsoring an Award for Aspirations in Computing which honors young women at the high-school level (9-12) for their computing-related achievements and interests as well as great teachers! The Award offers both national and local “affiliate” competitions for students and a national program for educators.   Applications are due November 2, 2014 & are being accepted online only here!
    Student National Awardees receive:
    • $500
    • A laptop computer
    • 2 engraved trophies–one to take home and one for the school’s trophy case
    • a trip for the student & one parent attend the National Award ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 14-16
    Student Idaho Awardees receive:
    • $500-$1000 scholarships to study computer science at Boise State (for up to 4 years)
    • 2 engraved trophies- one to take home and one for the school
    • invitation for student, parents and teacher to attend an award ceremony at Boise State University on Tuesday March 3rd from 4-6 pm.
    • lots of cool computer science swag!
    Educator Awardees receive:
    • $1000 for participation in a computing-related professional development activity
    • engraved trophy
    • invitation to attend an award ceremony at Boise State on Tuesday March 3rd from 4-6 pm.

    For questions, contact Lynn Olson at lynnolson1@boisestate.edu or 208-426-2686

     

  • 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

    CURStudent Submission DeadlineFriday, December 2, 2014

    The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and Eastern Washington University, the NCUR 2015 host, invite undergraduate students to submit abstracts for posters, oral presentations, and creative and performing arts presentations.

    Boise State Student Research Program provides travel awards to Boise State undergraduate students with the opportunity to receive up to $500 in funding to assist in presenting research results to conferences including NCUR.

    NCUR is a multi-disciplinary conference for bright, motivated, and talented students, who come from all types of institutions including research universities, community colleges, comprehensive universities, and private liberal arts colleges. This conference is an opportunity for students to present research to peers, receive feedback from faculty from other institutions, network with graduate school representatives, and hear from inspiring plenary speakers.

    Abstract Submission Deadlines:

    • Student Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2014
    • Conference Dates: April 16-18, 2015

    For more information, visit the website here!

    Questions? Contact NCUR at ncur2015@ewu.edu and Boise State Student Research Program at studentresearch@boisestate.edu

  • 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.

     

  • Internship and Research Workshop

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    WHAT: Internship and Research Workshop
    WHERE: Jordan A Ballroom located in the Student Union Building
    WHEN: November 3rd at 3-4:30 p.m.

      Are you interested in an internship that has the potential to lead to a job? Would you like to do research during the academic year, or even summer? Stop by the Internship and Research Workshop. This workshop will engage you in discussion about internship and research opportunities with a panel of experienced individuals. During this workshop you will learn the techniques of applying for internship and research programs, as well as what research best suits you. Faculty will be present to discuss specifics and hold sessions including: “How to Create a Resume”, “Developing Research”, as well as “How to Get an Internship”.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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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