Month: June 2012

Urban SOS Frontiers Student Competition $15,000 Prize

The AECOM Urban SOS competition is an opportunity for students of design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning, engineering and related disciplines to test their skills, address real-world challenges, and practice collaborative problem-solving.cid:image001.jpg@01CD2EC6.A7FED330

AECOM’s fourth annual student competition seeks integrated design, planning, environmental restoration and engineering responses that address border, gateway and edge or fringe conditions in cities worldwide.

Urban SOS: Frontiers is open to students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate fields of study worldwide. Submissions should present a feasible response to an urban site currently facing chronic livability challenges that relate to a physical, political, cultural or economic border.

Prize: At stake is a US$15,000 cash prize along with US$25,000 grant to charitable organization to help see the winning scheme implemented.

Finalists: Finalists will travel to Shanghai to present their submissions to a panel of judges.

Teams: Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.

Deadline: Final submissions due August 31, 2012. Pre-registration must occur prior to the final submission. For full submission requirements and competition details, download the competition brief.

Follow competition news on the Urban SOS Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Wayne State University Library Fellowship

The Wayne State University Library System and the School of Library and Information Science are pleased to announce the availability of a WSU Library Fellowship starting in Fall 2012.  This fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship (36 credits) for a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS), annual $15,000 stipend, and health insurance  to a student starting in the fall 2012 semester.  The fellow will work 20 hours per week alongside library professionals across the WSU library system.  The fellow will be exposed to a wide range of professional library work activities and projects.

For more information and full application requirements, please see: http://slis.wayne.edu/wsu_fellow_application.php

To apply, please complete the application. Students must upload a personal statement between 250 and 750 words stating their educational background and professional objectives and how experience working within the University Library System would enhance their career goals.

Applicants must also request recommendation letters from three individuals who can assess their academic or professional qualifications. All recommendation letters must be received by the scholarship deadline date of July 1, 2012. Please send recommendations to the School of Library and Information Science, Attn: WSU Library Fellowship, Wayne State Unviersity, 106 Kresge Library, Detroit, MI 48202 or aj8416@wayne.edu.

Writing Group for Fulbright Program

The University Honors College is hosting two fellowship and scholarship writing groups this summer.  These groups are intended to assist students prepare competitive applications for the Fulbright Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  General guidelines about these fellowships will be discussed and writing deadlines will be established for the participants.  Undergraduates entering their senior year, and eligible graduate students, are invited to attend.  For eligibility please check the appropriate fellowship website provided below.

Fulbright US Student Program: Grants for Graduate Study, Research, or English Teaching Assistantships Abroad

Created by the US Congress, this program provides various grants to study abroad and interact with other cultures while completing coursework, research or other special projects.  Institutional nomination is required and the internal UB deadline is early September 2012.  For more information visit http://www.fulbright.buffalo.edu/ and http://www.fulbrightonline.org/

The Fulbright writing group will meet on Tuesday, July 10th at 10:00 am in1 07 Capen Hall (Honors College Colloquium Room inside the library).

Dr. Ken Shockley, UB’s Fulbright advisor, will provide information and guidance.

Writing Group for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The University Honors College is hosting two fellowship and scholarship writing groups this summer.  These groups are intended to assist students prepare competitive applications for the Fulbright Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  General guidelines about these fellowships will be discussed and writing deadlines will be established for the participants.  Undergraduates entering their senior year, and eligible graduate students, are invited to attend.  For eligibility please check the appropriate fellowship website provided below.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.  There are Graduate Fellowships, women in engineering, and women in computer and information science awards.  Applications are available online and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally due in early November  2011.  This fellowship carries a stipend of $30,000 per year plus tuition waivers and fees for three years.  For more information http://www.nsfgrfp.org/and http://www.nsf.gov/grfp.

The NSF GRFP writing group will meet on Wednesday, June 20th at 3:00 pm in 107 Capen Hall (Honors College Colloquium Room inside the library).

Dr. John McGuire a past NSF GRP reviewer will provide information.