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  • 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 laburusa@boisestate.edu. 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

  • 2015 NASA Internship and Opportunities

    48541National Space Biomedical Research Institute’s Graduate Education Program in Space Life Sciences
    The NSBRI-sponsored training program in space life sciences enables students to pursue doctorate degrees at Texas A&M University and focus their research on space life sciences and fields related to the space initiative. Texas A&M is recruiting participants for fall 2015. Students will pursue degrees in biomedical engineering, genetics, kinesiology, health physics or nutrition, or an M.D./Ph.D. or a Ph.D. in medical sciences. Application packages are due Feb. 17, 2015.

    NASA/Applied Physics Laboratory Summer Internship 2015
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, or APL, in Laurel, Maryland, is offering summer internships for students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities. A stipend and housing will be provided for the 10-week program. Undergraduates who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors as of fall 2015 and graduate students starting their first or second year in fall 2015 are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due Feb. 28, 2015.

    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-Aguust 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


    Questions? 

    Contact Dr. Liljana Babinkostova or reu@math.boisestate.edu

  • Summer REU at University of Wisconsin-Stout

    The NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at University of Wisconsin-Stout is now accepting applications for their summer program. The LAKES (Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability) REU focuses on water quality and phosphorus mitigation in an interdisciplinary manner over an 8 week program with projects in sociology, microbiology, economics, geology, and anthropology. Students will be provided with room and board and a generous stipend during their participation in the LAKES program. This program prioritizes under-represented students, pairing them with mentors in individual projects that collectively will contribute to a more complete understanding of the dynamic interactions of our political economy, our social networks, and our ecosystems.

    Program Dates: June 14, – August 8, 2015

    Program Details:

    • $4,000 stipend
    • Housing on campus
    • Basic meal stipend
    • Travel expenses
    • Application due February 15, 2015

    Questions? 

    Email lakes@uwstout.edu

     

  • Raptor Research REU at Boise State

    The REU Site in Raptor Research at Boise State University is now accepting applications for summer 2015. This is a 10- week research program for undergraduates from anywhere in the US. The goal of the REU-Raptor Research site is to engage undergraduates in biological research using birds of prey (hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles) as model systems.

    Program Dates: May 26 – July 31, 2015

    Program Details:

    • $5,000 stipend
    • Free housing on campus
    • Round-trip travel expenses
    • Food supplement
    • Application due February 20, 2015

    Questions?

    Contact Dr. Jim Belthoff or email reu-rr@boisestate.edu

  • REU in Materials for Energy and Sustainability

    Boise State University is now accepting applications to our Research Experience for Undergraduates in Materials for Energy and Sustainability! Freshman through senior-level Materials Science and Engineering students are encouraged to apply, as well as students in allied fields (Chemistry, Physics, etc.)

    Program Dates:

    • May 28 – July 31, 2015
    • Some flexibility is allowed to accommodate different academic calendars.

    Program Details:

    • No cost to REU program participants
    • $500 stipend per week
    • Subsistence allowance
    • Free housing on Boise State campus
    • Additional funding for travel is available to participants who live more than 500 miles from Boise
    • Application deadline is February 15, 2015

    Projects are Available in the Following Categories:

    • Energy Generation
    • Energy Storage
    • Energy Conservation
    • Sustainability

    Questions?

    Contact materials@boisestate.edu or call Dr. Rick Ubic at (208) 426-2309

  • Student Intern Opportunity at Ada County Highway District

    Ada County Highway District (ACHD) is accepting temporary applications for a Student Intern in their Stormwater Quality Section. Starting wage is $9.50 hr.  The Student Intern position is available to full-time college students only.  The work schedule is Monday – Friday, with max of 24 hrs/wk during school and 40 hrs/wk during breaks.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • The Student Intern will assist in collecting samples of dry weather flows from storm drain outfalls and identifying sources of flow as necessary; coordinating with laboratory personnel for sampling supplies; stocking field boxes and coolers with appropriate containers; and calibrating meters.
    • The Student Intern will assist in the inspection/investigation of storm drain outfalls; outfall investigation involves using maps, written directions, and photos to locate previously identified outfalls and document characteristics of the outfall and record observations that may impact water quality. The Student Intern will assist in storm drain mapping and verification of drainage areas previously mapped.

     Qualifications:

    • Candidate should have strong organizational and note-taking skills, have ability to carry and lift up to 45 pounds, able to walk/hike safely on uneven terrain, be able to read and interpret drainage related maps, and have some knowledge and understanding of Boise area hydrology.
    • Must be able to work independently in a field environment, includes inclement weather conditions.
    • Must be 18 yrs old and have a valid Idaho driver’s license.
    • Pursuing Geo Sciences, Biology or Environmental Sciences degree is preferred.  (Please include coursework on application.)

    A completed temporary application, along with a resume is required and must be submitted to Human Resources by 4:30 pm, January 22, 2015. Please do not complete an ACHD application, only the temporary application will be accepted.  Applications are only available at our Main Administration Building located at 3775 N. Adams – Garden City, ID  83714 or by request at hr@achdidaho.org.

     An AA/EEO/ADA Employer

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations

  • 2015 NSF-REU in Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices

    The University of Kentucky is providing summer research experience for undergraduates through their 2015 NSF-REU in Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices program. 

    The program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn about graduate school through workshops, seminars and panel discussions and also provides them with a multidisciplinary research opportunity across various disciplines including engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, and anatomy & neurobiology. 

    Program Dates: Tuesday, May 26 – Friday July 31, 2015

    Stipend: $5,000, housing & up to $300 in relocation expenses as well as up to $800 to present at a conference.

    Application Deadline: February 13, 2015 Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

    For more information and application go here!

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD is offering internship opportunities this summer. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) offers research experiences for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. The following NIST laboratories participate in the SURF program:

    • Material Measurement Laboratory
    • Physical Measurement Laboratory
    • Engineering Laboratory
    • Information Technology Laboratory
    • Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
    • NIST Center for Neutron Research

    Benefits:

    • $5,500 stipend
    • Travel and housing allotments

    Deadline: February 13, 2015

    For more information and the application visit the website here!

     

  • Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

    The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanoparticles, photonics, molecular electronics and biomaterials.  While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience.  Program dates are June 22 to August 21, 2015.  Application due February 15, 2015

    Eligibility

    • U.S. citizen or permanent residents
    • Must be pursuing a degree in physics, chemistry, engineering, or materials science
    • No GPA minimum required

    Benefits

    • $4,500 stipend
    • Travel allowance
    • On-campus housing provided

    For more information, visit the website here!

     

     

     

  • 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!

    ISGC Fellowship 

    • Award amount: $15,000 per academic year
    • Who can apply? U.S. citizens pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree at Boise State University, University of Idaho or Idaho State University
    • Application deadline: February 2, 2015

    For more information and application go here!

  • 2015 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Summer Intern Program

    Applications are now being accepted for the Electronic Systems 2015 Summer Intern and
    Co-op Program at our Maryland campuses. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2015.
    Interested students can apply here for Engineering/Technical positions and Business
    Management/Supply Chain Management positions.

    Qualified students MUST have a minimum of 3.3 GPA to apply for technical positions
    and 3.2 GPA for Business Management/Supply Chain positions.

    Deadline for applying to Technical Requisitions is January 31, 2015. For more information check out the flyer!

     

  • 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!

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

    Whitaker

    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


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