Big iDeas Business Plan Application Deadline – Jan 25

Hi all,

Below please see information regarding the upcoming Big iDeas Business Plan application cycle. If you have a great business idea, develop a business plan and pitch in front of a panel of judges on Fri, Jan 30 at the Big iDeas Business Plan Competition and you could win up to $5000!

BP Competition digital sign

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Volunteer Opportunity with Kids-U

Dear student researchers,

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities during the semester or the summer period, below find information about Kids-U. This program offers free tutoring to at risk kids in grades K-8th.

Kids-U Volunteer and Work Study Flier

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities through NASA, NSF and REU!

Dear student researchers,

Please see below and links and information to opportunities for research via pathways to science.

For Undergraduates:

Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:

Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads


For Financial Support in Graduate School:

Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:


For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:


For tips on applying and associated resources:


For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:


For opportunities specifically in Engineering:

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Duke University now taking NSF Noyce Teacher Fellowship applications

Dear student researchers,

The Duke University Master of Arts in Teaching Program is currently accepting applications for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Teacher Fellowship. The Duke Noyce Fellowship is a prestigious, NSF graduate fellowship that recruits highly-successful math and science majors to become high school science and math teachers through Duke’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program. The fellowship provides at least $30,000 of tuition support and a $1,000/month stipend. Conference travel awards of up to $800 and leadership development opportunities are also provided. Highly competitive candidates will be provided full tuition remission. Applications for admission are due on January 30, 2015.

Please contact Program Manager, Kate Allman, at if you are interested in learning more. ​

Noyce Recruitment Flyer

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM Internships

Dear student researchers,

See below a flyer for the 2015 Homeland Security STEM Internship program. It provides students with the opportunities to engage in quality research at federal facilities across the country and also provides a great avenue to establish connections with professionals from the Department of Homeland Security. Undergraduate students are eligible to receive a $6000 stipend plus travel expenses. Application deadline is December 22nd and more details can be found here


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National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard

Dear student researchers,

Please see below information about the 2015 National Collegiate Research Conference held at Harvard University. NCRC is a student-run national research organization that brings together undergraduate researchers from across the nation to share their work and take in inspiring keynote presentations by distinguished speakers. If you are interested in attending, the deadline to apply has been extended until November 15. Information on travel scholarships, housing and registration can be found at .


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MIT Summer Research Opportunities through Amgen-UROP Scholars

Dear student researchers,

Below find information on the 2015 Amgen-UROP Scholars Program at MIT. It offers opportunities for students to get involved in research during the summer at MIT under the guidance of expert faculty. Scholars will receive a stipend,  meal allowance, housing at MIT, and transportation to and from Boston. Deadline to apply is Feb 2, 2015. Apply online at

Amgen Non-MIT Template_Page_1 Amgen Non-MIT Template_Page_2

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Mayer Interdisciplinary Research Fellows Proposals Due March 28th!

Dear student researchers,

Anyone considering interdisciplinary research projects where at least one discipline is in Dedman College are encouraged to apply to the Mayer Scholars program. Proposals are due March 28th and should be submitted to Dr. Caroline B. Brettell at

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Research Day 2014 is here! Wed, Feb 26


HilaryHopkinsWed, Feb 26
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hughes-Trigg Forum

I would like to extend an invitation to the 2014 Research Day. This year, Research Day will debut a pilot presentation session in the morning exclusively dedicated to showcasing undergraduate researchers and the work that they have accomplished.

The presentations will be held on Wed, Feb 26th in the HT Forum starting at 10:30 am and will last from 5 – 7 minutes. I encourage all of you to attend, if you can, and show support to your fellow undergrads who will be speaking about their research.

Once again, this is a pilot program so we want to have a strong showing of interested members in the audience for our presenters. Feel free to pass this announcement along to any and all interested parties.

Thank you and hope to see you there!
Bob Kehoe
Director of Undergraduate Research


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NSF Grant Workshop at UT El Paso – Feb 25

Dear students researchers,

If you are interested in applying for for a National Science Foundation grant, UT El Paso is hosting a workshop designed to be a one-day comprehensive guide on how to submit a winning proposal. The workshop will be held on Feb 15 but space is limited and it is first come first serve. Find more information at the link below.


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