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
- U.S. citizen or permanent residents
- Must be pursuing a degree in physics, chemistry, engineering, or materials science
- No GPA minimum required
- $4,500 stipend
- Travel allowance
- On-campus housing provided
For more information, visit the website here!
ORBIT STEM Scholarship
- Maximum award amount: $5,000
- Award duration: Up to 2 years
- Who can apply? U.S. citizens at an accredited Idaho community college or technical school
- Application deadline: January 4. 2015
For more information and application go here!
- 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!
- 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!
The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) has a new funding opportunity for undergraduate research projects! U.S. citizens and/or Idaho-based organizations/institutions including student clubs can apply.
Maximum award amount is $10,000 for up to one year.
Proposal submission deadline: January 12, 2015 (11:59 pm PST)
For more information click here!
Did you miss the Internship & Research workshop?
We got you covered.
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!
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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!
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!
Graduate Opportunity: Whitaker International Program. Fellows and Scholars Program deadline: January 20, 2015. Summer Program deadline: February 3, 2015.
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
Senior Program Officer, Science and Technology Programs
US Student Programs
Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
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!
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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.