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  • EASE Engineering Advising Success Event


    Are you an incoming Engineering major?

    Join us Wednesday September 10, 2014
    4:15 – 6:15 pm
    Engineering Building, Room 110
    • Meet students and network with faculty and staff
    • Learn about resources available to Engineering majors!
    • Get connected!
    • Join in a group photo taken on the blue turf
    • Eat food
    • Win Prizes

    Flyer coming soon!

  • Workshops: “Academic Skill Drills” August 22 – 30, 2014

    Bronco welcome

    Academic and Career Services (AAE) is offering skill building workshops every day the first week of fall term, 9-10am in ACS 215B. Start the semester strong by attending at least one of these workshops that focus on skills and habits that are PROVEN to increase students’ course grades.

    • Monday 8/25: Time Management
    • Tuesday 8/26: Note-Taking
    • Wednesday 8/27: Reading Strategies
    • Thursday 8/28: Test Prep and Study Skills
    • Friday 8/29: Managing Test Anxiety

    Workshops are offered throughout the entire semester however don’t wait to register! Full schedule and sign ups at

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


    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
    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
    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
    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

  • All STEM students invited to Zero Robotics Finals Competition! August 15, 2014

    Zero Robotics Finals

    Watch and support Idaho students compete in the 2014 nationwide robotics competition in space. Astronaut and Boise State Professor of the Practice Steve Swanson, with fellow astronaut Reid Wiseman, will execute Idaho middle school students’ code written for SPHERES sat-ellites onboard the International Space Station. Come cheer on our Idaho students as they save Planet Earth from obliteration! After-event activities for kids include Discover Technology Bus, Segway rides and more.

    When: Friday, August 15th

    Time: 7:45 am – 12:15 pm

    Where: Micron Business and Economics Building

    Parking: Brady Street Garage: next to the Micron Business and Economics Bldg. Pre-pay for parking at any pay-by-space unit on any level ($1.50/hour or $10/day)

    Zero Robotics event flyer. We hope to see you there!


  • Student Engagement Service Summit

    Here is a great opportunity to build your network on and off campus, engage with community partners and learn to serve effectively.

    The Service Summit is an annual event that brings student leaders and community partner together to discuss our communities challenges and find ways we can give back in a meaningful way.

    The goals of the summit are to:
    1. Expand knowledge of community engagement opportunities
    2. Network between students and community partners
    3. Develop an action plan in conjunction with community partners to address community needs

    The Summit is on Aug 13th from 10-3pm in the Imagination Lab here on campus. Please RSVP/register in order to prepared yourself for the discussions and activities at this link: Register Now . There are only 50 spots. A free lunch will be served with vegetarian and vegan options.

    If you have any questions please contact Mike Stefancic at or 426-5631.

  • Undergraduate Internships Available 2014-2015

    Women’s Center 2014-15 Internships Available!

    Are you interested in learning more about the experiences of your peers? Are you passionate about conducting assessments, ending violence, or advancing gender or pay equity?  We may have the position for you!
    We are excited to announce two new undergraduate internships, the Student Experience and Assessment Intern (SEA Intern) and the Pay Equity Intern (PE Intern)!  Students hired for these positions will participate in an exciting pilot internship program with a cohort of Student Affairs Interns.  The ideal candidate will join our team with the end goal of being more self-aware, community oriented and prepared to change the world.

    •  The SEA Intern will collaborate with staff to create, promote, conduct campus surveys about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (Fall 2014) and Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence and Stalking (Spring 2015).  Significant data will be compiled to create a report of findings and recommendations.
    • The PE Intern will collaborate with staff (Fall 2014) to conduct a literature review as well as campus interviews about pay equity after graduation.  Data will be used to create, host and assess workshops or events (Spring 2015).

    Review of applications will begin July 24th.  Positions will remain open until filled.   

    WC Internship Descriptions & Application

    If you are interested in participating in either of these exciting new positions, please visit

  • ISS Post-Graduate Innovation Awards in Life and Physical Science Research

    NASA’s Space Life and Physical Sciences Office and the International Space Station Program Office are seeking hypothesis-driven research concept papers that use the International Space Station as a microgravity platform in the space life and physical sciences disciplines. 

    Concept papers should describe ground-based research that can be enhanced by flying in a microgravity environment on the space station. Concept papers selected will have the opportunity to submit a full flight proposal based on the merit of the research presented. NASA anticipates selecting 10 submissions to receive monetary awards. Selected awardees will be invited to submit full proposals on their research, which may result in one flight opportunity for student researchers.

    Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from all categories of U.S. institutions who have never conducted or been involved in space research are eligible to submit papers. Student research and scientists from EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) jurisdiction institutions are specifically encouraged to participate.

    Concept papers must be submitted by July 10, 2014. For more information click here! Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Dr. Camille Alleyne at

  • Fall 2014 Boise State Career Fairs

    The College of Engineering is hosting two career fairs in the Fall 2014. Register on-line for each event. 

    Listed below are the fairs: 
    Construction Management Career Fair, September 25th, 2014
    Jordan Ballroom, SUB
    8:30 a.m.-2p.m.
    Click here for more information about the event!

    College of Engineering Career Fair, October 8th, 2014
    Simplot Ballroom, SUB
    9 a.m.-2p.m.
    Click here for more information about the event!


  • USRA Research Opportunities


    Research Areas:
    Astronomy & Astrophysics, Earth Science, Education & Outreach, Information Technology/Computer Science, Instrumentation, Microgravity, Planetary Science, Space Life Sciences, Spacecraft Design, Systems Engineering

    USRA is accepting applications this summer for the 2014 USRA Undergraduate Scholarship Awards.

    These are awards made to undergraduate students who have shown a career interest in science or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education. Three Scholarship Awards have been established to honor individuals who have made contributions to science and the US Space Program. A fourth Scholarship Award has been established to broadly support undergraduate science and engineering education. Students will be matched to the scholarship award most appropriate for their area of study.

    Up to four Scholarship Awards are available in amounts of $2000 each. Awards are for one year only, but recipients may re-apply for a second year. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipients. Applicants must be undergraduates within two years of receiving a B.S. in a field of science and engineering, including life science and science education, by the time the award is received in the Fall of 2014.

    Click here for additional information and a link to the online application form! Applications for Fall 2014 Awards will be accepted up until August 1, 2014. 


  • DOW-MIT ACCESS 2014 Program

    Introducing an exciting program hosted by the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. The DOW-MIT ACCESS Program is a weekend-long symposium aimed to expose underrepresented minority students to the benefits of a graduate education in the aforementioned research areas. This 6th annual event, taking place on MIT’s campus October 24th and October 25th, is an interactive and informative symposium that has proven to have a lasting impact on its past participants.

    Applications for the ACCESS Fall 2014 session are due July 15, 2014. All travel expenses, meals and hotel accommodations for students selected to participate in the ACCESS program will be paid by the DOW-MIT ACCESS Program.

    For more information click here!

  • 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!

  • 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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