Undergraduate Research Symposium | Rice University

Rice University is hosting the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Attached is a flyer for the symposium.

GCURS is a forum for undergraduate researchers to present original research discoveries. The symposium format is 10-12 minutes, individual, oral PowerPoint presentation. An additional 2-3 minutes will be allotted for a question-and-answer period. Our students report that giving formal presentations in a multi-institution event is more interesting and valuable than either an in-house presentation series or regional conference poster session. GCURS also fosters intercollegiate interactions among students and faculty who share a passion for undergraduate research.

Meals will be provided on the day of the symposium. To close the symposium, an interdisciplinary networking reception with heavy appetizers and hors GCURS 2017d’oeuvres will be held for all GCURS participants and visiting faculty.

A limited number of rooms at the Marriott Hotel are available for participants and visiting judges traveling to Houston.

Interested students should register online at gcurs.rice.edu and submit a one-page research abstract by Tuesday, October 10, 2017. We can accommodate 60 students in each section. In previous years we have been able to accommodate almost all registrants who wanted to speak, but if capacity becomes limiting we will select participants on the basis of submitted abstracts.   Advisors can also register online at gcurs.rice.edu.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer K. Hunter, Visibility Specialist
Electrical & Computer Engineering | Rice University
Abercrombie A203 | MS 366 | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005
P: 713-348-4212 | F: 713-348-5686 | hunterj@rice.edu

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Nebraska Summer Research Program

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is accepting applications in the research programs listed below.  The program provides a significant research experience and preparation for applying to and succeeding in graduate school.

For those interested in applying, please note:

For more information, please contact:

Alisha Hanshaw

Director, Graduate Enrollment

Office of Graduate Studies

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

1100 Seaton Hall

Lincoln, NE 68588-0619

402-472-2869 | alisha.hanshaw@unl.edu  | graduate.unl.edu

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Invitation: HUNTALKS 2017!

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NASA | Current Opportunities for Students — Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships

Many internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities are available from NASA.

Most deadlines are in February. Check the following web page often for new additions:

NASA Current Opportunites for Students

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Maria Mitchell Association NSF-REU | Application deadline Feb. 1, 2017

I am writing to let you know about the NSF sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program at the Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) in Nantucket, MA.

Our award winning program, the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, is currently soliciting applications for summer 2017.

The program offers paid, 10-week-long research experiences for six undergraduate students every summer. Student projects range from studies of extra-solar planets and observations of variable stars, to studies of galaxy formation and evolution, and encompass a mix of both observational and theoretical based projects.

As part of the program, the MMA provides free student housing, a student stipend, and paid travel to and from Nantucket. In addition, all students are encouraged to present their research at the annual winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in January 2018, also sponsored by the MMA.

I am attaching below a poster advertising our program. I would very much appreciate it if you would print out and hang this poster in a well-trafficked area within your department. I would also greatly appreciate your encouragement of any interested undergraduate students to apply to the program. Please note, the application deadline is February 1, 2017.

Maria Mitchell Organization REU 2017

I am grateful for your sharing of this information with your STEM-inclined undergraduate students and for your encouraging them to apply. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information, at rjorgenson@mariamitchell.org.

With thanks,

Dr. Regina Jorgenson
Director of Astronomy
Maria Mitchell Association

REU Information and Application
Online Application
Presidential Award

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TSGC Design Challenge – Spring 2017 | Registration now open

We are now accepting Design Brief applications for the Spring 2017 TSGC Design CHALLENGE program:

TSCG Design Challenge Spring 2017

Both 1- and 2-semester projects are available, applicable to many engineering and other science disciplines.

Topics from Fall 2016 are listed as reserved on our topics page. Open Topics are available for any new teams. We currently have 9 new topics available.

The program offers more than $1000 in team funding throughout the semester, plus competitive scholarships.

Please distribute the attached flyer to help advertise our program.


Design Brief hard deadline: January 30, 2017

Design Brief Application

Looking forward to another great semester.
Let us know if you have any questions.

Tim Urban, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Texas Space Grant Consortium Research Associate, Center for Space Research The University of Texas at Austin designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu

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Part Time – Clinical Data Specialist | Radiology

The Neuroradiology research group at UT Southwestern Medical Center has a part-time paid Clinical Data Specialist position available.

For more information and to apply:

Clinical Data Specialist – Radiology

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The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria
* Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
* Submission of resume and standardized test scores on www.joinhorizons.com
* Series of fit and logic interviews
* Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Abhi Ramesh
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Co-Founder, Horizons School of Technology

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Amgen Scholars Program

Now approaching its eleventh summer, the Amgen Scholars Program continues to offer undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research at ten renowned U.S. host institutions.

Applications for the 2017 U.S. Amgen Scholars Program are now online.  Note that applicants do not need to currently attend one of the host institutions to participate. In fact, Amgen Scholars have represented over 700 colleges and universities to date.

We hope you will pass this information on to your undergraduates before the application close date of February 1, 2017 (February 15 for the California Institute of Technology). Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via amgenscholars.com.  Additionally, I invite you to circulate the attached items:

Learn more about our program alumni in science and medicine by reading Ten to Watch.

Thank you for sharing our information with your undergraduate community.  Any person requiring more information is welcome to contact me directly.

Michael Bergren
Director, Amgen Scholars Global Program Office
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
(617) 253-2620

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U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory – Internship Opportunities

Research Area(s):
Aeronautics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Education & Outreach, Information Technology/Computer Science, Intern Opportunities, Materials, Robotics, Spacecraft Design, Systems Engineering

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for internship opportunities available at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Eglin AFB in Valparaiso, Florida; and the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Observatory (AMOS) in Maui, Hawaii. AFRL Scholars Program internships are competitive awards that provide AFRL-related involvement for students to gain degree-relevant, real-world experience while contributing to the operation of an AFRL site and supporting the advancement of DoD missions. Internship opportunities are primarily in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Selected interns are paid a competitive stipend award amount based on their academic level at the beginning of the internship opportunity.

Participant Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Enrolled in high school or undergraduate/graduate programs at an accredited college or university
• Minimum age 16 years at the time the internship opportunity begins
• Availability to work full-time for a minimum of 8 weeks at an AFRL site
• Must be able to take personal responsibility for arranging transportation to and from worksite each day
• Must be able to pass a background check, resulting in a secret security clearance
• Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (recommended)

Application deadline: January 17, 2017

Access to program website and additional details: http://afrlscholars.usra.edu/

Direct access to AFRL Scholars Program application: https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/students/

Point of Contact:
AFRL Scholars Program Administration

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