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  • IDWRA Speed Networking

    The Idaho section of the American water Resources Association (IDWRA) is hosting a FREE speed networking event for Boise State students this Thursday, April 2nd from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Biblical Studies Center.

    Speed Networking event for students

    The purpose of the IDAWRA Speed Networking event is to allow undergraduate and graduate students to quickly meet and network with a variety of professionals from various water resources disciplines. It will benefit both students who are just starting to explore their career options and those ready to join the workforce. Students will learn about experiences and opportunities that are available in various water resources vocations and will learn how water, as a career, is evolving.

     We’ll have tables, seating about 8 people.  Two professionals at each table will be joined by students.  The professionals will talk about topics of their choice, such as their careers, what their typical day is like, career options in water, growth industries and emerging fields, or graduate degrees – pros and cons.  Students can ask questions at any time.  After 15 minutes, the students will rotate to another table.  Hopefully students will get to meet at least 8 professionals.  Professionals who have volunteered to participate are:

    • Kelly Urbanek, USACE Regulatory Division Chief
    • James Woidt, P.E., CH2M Hill
    • Rob Richardson, LG, PMP; Project Manager and Geomorphologist; Geology and River Systems Analysis Group, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region
    • Pamela Pace, Senior Engineer, Idaho Power
    • Steve Clayton, Ph.D., P.E.; River Systems Science and Engineering Team, CH2M HILL
    • Gretchen Herron, Wetland Ecologist, CH2MHILL
    • Daniel Stanaway, Staff Hydrologist, Idaho Department of Water Resources
    • Ellen Berggren , District Outreach Coordinator/Project Mgr , USACE Walla Walla District , Boise Outreach Office
    • Patrick N. Naylor, PE, PG, Principal Hydrogeologist, MWH Global, Inc
    • Nancy Nething, Sr. Environmental PM at HDR Engineering

    This event is open to all college students. Registration is encouraged, but not required.  Register by email to

  • Particle Fever

    The Physics and Astronomy club are hosting “Particle Fever”. This is a fun event that tells the story of the Higgs Boson. This event will be held at Boise State University in the Lookout room on Thursday, April 19th. Door open at 6:30 pm.  Please come enjoy an evening with science and support our students. For more information go here!


    • $5 at the door
    • $3 with BSU ID
    • Kids under 12 are FREE
  • Student Trainee (Chemistry) Internship

    The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation has one internship position available for the Soil and Water Laboratory in Boise, ID.  They are looking for a student intending to pursue a career in chemistry.

    Student Trainee (Chemistry), GS-1399-04

    • Pathways, Intern-Indefinite
    • Salary: $28,553 per annum
    • Moving expenses are NOT authorized
    • U.S. Citizenship or National
    • Announcement Open: 2/25/15 – 3/11/15

    For more information and to apply go here! For questions contact Luz Moreno, HR Specialist at

  • REU In Software Security

    The Department of Computer Science is offering research for undergraduates (REU) in software security during each summer of 2015, 2016, and 2017. The REU program is a nine-week summer program on BSU campus, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

    Program Details:

    • Program dates: June 1 – July 31, 2015
    • Application deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    • $4,500 stipend
    • Paid round-trip travel expenses
    • Paid housing and meals
    • Optional opportunities to visit Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and other places of interest


    • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
    • Sophomore or junior year of undergraduate study
    • Pursuing a degree in computer science, computer network security, software engineering, information systems, or related areas
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
    • Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply

    Questions? Contact Dianxiang Xu at or (208)-426-5734




  • Google Education Opportunities

    Google BOLD Discovery  googleforeducation
    The Google BOLD Discovery Application is open and accepting applications until Sunday, March 1. The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Discovery is a two-day interactive conference at Google New York that provides freshman students who are traditionally underrepresented in technology an introduction to our organizational structure, business operations and culture. The program will take place from June 17-19. Students can learn more about the program and apply here. For questions, please reach out to

    Google BOLD Immersion
    The Google BOLD Immersion Application is open and accepting applications until Sunday, March 1. The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Immersion is a three day program designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are historically underrepresented in this field. Students will get a glimpse into the technology world, as well as a change to take part in real business challenges and hear from speakers who will help them prepare to go through the process to become a Google intern or full time employee. Student can learn more about the program and apply here. For questions, please reach out to

    Google AdCamp
    The Google AdCamp Application is open and accepting applications until Sunday, March 1. AdCamp is a two-day program taking place in late August and is open to current third-year undergraduates interested in online advertising. The program offers a collaborative curriculum focused on Google’s advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry. Students can learn more about the program and apply here. 


  • Upcoming Undergraduate Research Conference

    Undergraduate Research Conference
    Monday, April 20, 2015
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Jordan Ballroom, SUB

    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. Any undergraduate student may participate in the conference provided they have a Boise State faculty sponsor and their project abstract is approved.

    For questions about the Undergraduate Research Conference, please contact Erin Muggli at or (208) 426-4062.

  • 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 Also, check out their website at 

    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

  • 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”.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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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