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  • Submarine Commanding Officer Visit

    WHEN: Thursday, April 17th  1-2 p.m.

    WHERE: Norco Bldg., Room 112 (Norco building is located behind the Recreation Center) 

    WHAT:  Attendees will here from the Commanding Officer, who earned is B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the Naval Academy, and members of the crew joining him what operating and maintaining a nuclear powered submarine is about. Q&A session after the Captain speaks.

    The USS Boise is a Los Angeles class fast attack submarine built in a 360 foot long HY-80 steel hull in 1992 and recently retrofit with some of the most current navigation, communication and weapons control systems in the submarine navy.  She is armed with Mark 48 torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles, and is powered by an S6G reactor plant. USS Boise is home ported in Norfolk, Virginia and manned by a crew of approximately 140.

  • 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


    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!

  • Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Conference


    The 11th Annual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Conference is scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014Applications and abstracts are due Friday, February 28, 2014.  Conference information and the application may be found here
  • Volunteer Opportunity!

    What: Opportunity to expose Science to 2nd-6th graders
    Where: Kuna, Idaho
    When: Saturday, April 19th earth-day

    A Kuna Girl Scout Troop is looking for students to present to the troop for Earth Day. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to discuss science with these young girls. It is a way to help the girls gain an interest in Science. Plus, it is a great opportunity to add community service to your resume.
    Contact for more information, or to volunteer!

  • HENAAC Scholars Program – Great Minds in STEM Grants for Hispanic Students. Apply by April 30, 2014

    henaac-scholarshipThrough the HENAAC Scholars Program, Great Minds in STEM awards educational grants to science, technology, engineering and mathematics students of Hispanic backgrounds.

    Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000. One undergraduate and one graduate student will be selected to receive the HENAAC Student Leadership Awards and scholarships. Application Deadline: April 30, 2014.

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  • The Green Program


    The GREEN Program is a short-term experience which combines hands-on education, adventure, service learning, cultural immersion and global networking to create an unparalleled learning experience in Iceland & Costa Rica. This program becomes a launchpad for the future innovative leaders of tomorrow.

    Upon completion of the GREEN program you will receive:

    • Experiential Education visiting several renewable energy facilities
    • Service Learning through community service projects in impoverished areas
    • Adventures such as surfing, glacier & jungle hiking or tectonic plate snorkeling
    • Cultural Immersion in local indigenous tribes, eco-lodges or animal rehabilitation reserves
    • Entrepreneurial inspiration developing your own green venture
    • Access to our alumni network with job opportunities and industry connections
    • Custom letters of recommendation based on your capstone project
    • Transferable academic credit awarded by Reykjavik University

    Costa Rica 12 days Summer and Winter, 9 days Spring
    Five forms of renewable energy, action-packed adventures, cultural immersion, memories for a lifetime all in paradise.

    Iceland 10 days Summer, 8 days Winter and Spring
    Noted as the greenest country in the world, Iceland is an untapped reserve of energy and adventure. We have partnered with Reykjavík University’s Renewable Energy and Sustainability Master’s Program (REYST) and the School of Science and Engineering to provide quality insight into the industry from the leading innovators.

    If you have any questions contact Ernesto Daset, University coordinator, at

    Click here for more information!


  • Research Internships in Science and Engineering

    Students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering can now apply for the RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Program for the opportunity of a life-time: a summer internship in Germany! Offered through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), the program offers an exciting opportunity to study abroad while also working with doctoral students in research groups at top German universities and institutions.

    For more information, contact Boise State’s DAAD representative,
    Spencer Kelly at

    Click here for additional information!

  • 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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  • 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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