Undergraduate Research Conference
Monday, April 18, 2016
Student Union Building (SUB)
From cancer prevention to choreography, substance abuse to alternative energy, financial planning to art history, Boise State undergraduates in all fields of study have a unique opportunity to explore and research issues that relate locally, nationally and around the world. Individually or as part of a team, they hone problem solving and critical thinking skills that will serve them for a lifetime, no matter the direction their career paths follow.
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.
Applications are due Friday, March 4, 2016. More information and application details can be found here.
ISGC Hands-on STEM Engagement Grants
Deadline to apply: March 28, 2016
STEM Engagement projects can focus on competitions, camps, mentoring, outreach, or other activities – as long as the proposed project aligns with the intent of the grant and benefits multiple students. There is no minimum proposal amount. The maximum ISGC contribution is $11,000. All ISGC grants require a non-federal cash or inkind match equal to the amount requested. Click here for guidelines!
ISGC STEM Education Fellowship
Deadline to apply: March 28, 2016
The ISGC STEM Education Fellowship is intended to fund an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in STEM education. The fellowship can either be research focused (e.g., research intended to help improve Idaho’s STEM education outcomes, programs, or practices) or programmatic focused (e.g., to assist with the implementation of an Idaho STEM-focused K-12 program). Click here for more information!
NASA DEVELOP is what many might consider an internship program. But it is more than that, it is a capacity building program for students, young professionals, those in a career transition, and military veterans. DEVELOP participants complete cutting-edge research with satellite imagery and geographic information systems… and learn the skills throughout their employment. The application period for NASA DEVELOP is currently open and positions exist right here in Pocatello, at Idaho State University’s GIS TReC, one of only 14 NASA DEVELOP Nodes in the world.
Application deadline is February 12th. To apply, complete your application online by clicking here!
Interested in studying abroad? But can’t afford to do so, never fear there are scholarships available.
Award ranges between $500 for summer programs and up to $2,500 for semester programs. Those who are eligible are:
- Any Boise State student that is a declared STEM major or minor
- At least a 2.8 GPA
- Will be participating on a USAC study abroad program
For more information about International Learning Opportunities, visit the website by clicking here!
Nuclear Energy University Programs Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunity
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) today announced two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Integrated University Program (IUP) seeking applicants for undergraduate scholarships and graduate-level fellowships in nuclear energy-related fields.
Scholarships are $7,500 for one year. The maximum award for a fellowship is $50,000 per year for three years, with an additional one-time $5,000 allotment to fund a minimum 10-week internship at DOE, a DOE national laboratory, or other designated facility.
Applications are due February 10, 2015 and more information about the scholarship and fellowship can be found in the links above.
NIST is soliciting applications from universities nominating undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose them to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.
Interested students should contact:
Leandra Aburusa-Lete email@example.com
Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Nanoscale Science, Neutron Research
Martha Mendoza firstname.lastname@example.org
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
For more information click here!
In Summer 2016 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 29-July 30, 2016
- $4000 stipend
- Campus housing
- Allowance for meals
- Travel funds to/from REU site to present research at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in 2017
- Opportunity to present at ICUR 2016
- Mentor high school students
- Application due March 1, 2016 [stay tuned for application to become available]
Contact Dr. Liljana Babinkostova or email@example.com
Looking for a research opportunity in a specific discipline?
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
By clicking on the link below you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.
Click here to find a substantial amount of research opportunities and internships in your desired field!
The National Science Foundation supported Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) are accepting applications for their summer undergraduate research programs.
Chemical research opportunities are available in a broad range of chemical science areas at institutions and laboratories throughout the country that are part of the CCI networks. Each CCI has a separate summer undergraduate research application, which is available on the Centers’ individual websites.
- Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE)
- Center for Chemical Innovation in Solar Fuels (CCI Solar) (Deadline: 2/8/16)
- Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis (CENTC) (Deadline: 2/8/16)
- Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF) (Deadline: 2/8/16)
- Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN) (Deadline: 2/15/16)
- Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL) (Deadline: 2/12/16)
Chang-Gillespie is a project manager at Boise State University, recruiting girls in grades 9-12 and mentors from across the Treasure Valley for an all-women robotics team competing in Boise’s debut at the regional FIRST Robotics Competition tournament in April. Christine from the Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives was featured in an article published by the Boise Weekly.
Women are historically underrepresented in technology, science and engineering-related disciplines. According to the National Science Foundation, 19.2 percent of engineering, 18.2 percent of computer science and 19.1 percent of physics bachelor’s degrees were awarded to women in 2012. Chang-Gillespie bucked the trend, receiving a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University in 2004, working for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and at Boeing in Seattle.
Between now and the competition, her team will learn to design, build and program a robot that will square off against other ‘bots from around the country.
Click here to read the full article!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out their website at www.maravia.com
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 Brenda.DeSaix@imagenational.com
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.
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:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Microsoft Office
- Web Developement
For more information please visit AAE’s website by clicking here!
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Missed the Calculator workshops held in September? Don’t worry! We have provided the TI-84 and TI-89 handouts for you. Enjoy.