Month: September 2014

2014 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM – Abstract Submissions Due October 3rd!!

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Undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs* are invited to submit abstracts for the 2014 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM:

This conference is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

*Also, the National Society of Black Physicists is working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.
The conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on February 20-22, 2014. All student poster and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2014, or Saturday, February 22, 2014.

The conference is designed to help students to enhance their science communication skills; better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce; and, to find out about summer, graduate school and employment opportunities. Towards this end, the general format for the 2-1/2 day conference will include:

*** Undergraduate poster and oral presentations;
*** Graduate oral presentations, only;
*** Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
*** Exhibitors from the academic, government, and business sectors.

Please review the attached abstract submission guidelines before beginning the abstract submission process.

The abstract submission guidelines are also available online at:
http://www.emerging-researchers.org/2014-conference-materials/

To submit your abstract, please access the following link: http://www.emerging-researchers.org/student-abstract-submission-process/.

A limited number of student conference travel awards will be provided.  Travel awards will cover transportation, hotel, and the conference registration fee.  (Information regarding ERN travel awards is available on the conference website at http://www.emerging-researchers.org/travel-awards/.)

The conference registration fee is $400 per person. This fee covers the cost of meals provided during the conference.

Key dates related to abstract submission and travel awards
*** The deadline for abstract submissions is October 4, 2013.
*** Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by November  4, 2013.
*** Complete ERN travel award information is available on the conference website at http://www.emerging-researchers.org/travel-awards/.
*** The deadline to submit travel award applications is October 4, 2013.
*** Travel awards will be announced on or before November  4, 2013.

For complete conference information, please visit the ERN Conference in STEM website at http://www.emerging-researchers.org.

For questions regarding the online abstract submission process, please contact Donna Behar at dbehar@aaas.org<mailto:dbehar@aaas.org>.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans – Application Due Nov. 1st!!!!

http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/

The Basics

  • Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in March 2015 on the basis of a single national competition.
  • Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
  • Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year.
  • The program promotes a strong sense of community among Soros Fellows through fall conferences and other activities for fellows receiving financial support and numerous events held throughout the country for fellows receiving financial support and numerous events held throughout the country for fellows who are no longer receiving financial support.
  • The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 1, 2014.
  • To be eligible, you must be:
    • A New American (a naturalized citizen, green card holder or DACA recipient if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
    • Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
    • A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
    • Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
  • Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.
  • The program values a commitment to the constitution and the bill of rights.
  • The program promotes a strong sense of community among fellows and alumni through fall conferences for fellows and numerous events for fellows and alumni held throughout the country.
  • The top 77 applicants will be designated “finalists” and will be asked to appear for interviews in New York City or Los Angeles in late-January or early-February of 2015. Reasonable expenses will be covered by the Fellowship Program.
  • The 30 fellowship winners, selected from among the 77 finalists, will be announced in March of 2015.

SMART Scholarship for Undergrads, Graduate & Doctoral Students – Application Due Dec. 15th!!!

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Eligibility Requirements

All awardees must be;

  • a U.S. citizen at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015,
  • able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
  • pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

In addition;

*Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.

**Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2015 term.

*Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate’s Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.

**Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.

Next: Approved Universities and Awardee Tenure >

Application Instructions

All applicants are required to submit applications online by 11:59 P.M EST, December 15, 2014. All supporting materials including references and test scores must be received by December 15, 2014. Notifications of awards are expected to be made in March 2015. Application materials are not returned to applicants. Applicants must click the “Submit Application” button to submit the application. The following information may be useful in planning and preparing your application.

Important Information to Know Before Applying

Applicants will need to register for a new account before they will be able to start the application. The applicant will input their name and email address and choose a password.

A sidebar is located at the left of each application page. Use this sidebar to navigate the application. Applicants may complete the application sections in any order. At any time, the applicant may click on the “Application Status” link in the sidebar to view information about how much of the application is complete. These are the areas of the application:

All applicants are required to submit applications online by 11:59 P.M EST, December 15, 2014. All supporting materials must be received by December 15, 2014. Monitor the application’s status to ensure ASEE receives the reference forms, transcripts, and any required test scores. As stated above, applicants must click the “Submit Application” button before 11:59 P.M EST, December 15, 2014 in order to submit the application.

All responses can be changed prior to submission. This allows applicants to save an application-in-progress and return to the application to correct errors and omissions.

Note: Java Script must be enabled on your browser to ensure the best performance of the application. You can find instructions to enable Java Script at http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=23852.

North Carolina State Graduate School Visit – Application due Sept. 19th!

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Program Overview
An advanced degree from a prestigious research institution can assist you in achieving your full potential. The Visit NC STATE Program will provide you the opportunity to explore your options for graduate education.

The Graduate School at NC State strives to recruit highly competitive scholars with leadership potential to participate in its comprehensive recruitment visitation programs.

Visit NC State Program Flyer<http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/diversity/visit-nc-state/docs/VisitNCStateFlyer-14.pdf> (PDF)

Who we are: The Visit NC State Program is an innovative and progressive recruitment strategy committed to extending educational opportunities for talented students interested in pursuing a graduate degree.

What we offer:  The two-day event includes opportunities for participants to:

*   Interact with world-class faculty in your interested discipline and research interest
*   Visit several state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories
*   Be exposed to research opportunities
*   Network with current graduate students and other prospective students
*   Meet academic administrators

Who we are looking for:  motivated scholars with:

*   Strong academic profiles
*   An ability to establish and achieve work objectives
*   Excellent communication and teamwork skills
*   Energy and enthusiasm
*   A desire to contribute to the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines

Qualifications for Admittance:  students who are selected to participate in the Visit NC State Program must:

*   Be seriously considering attending one of NC State University’s graduate programs
*   Have a minimum GPA of 3.25
*   Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (consideration for international students currently enrolled in a higher education institution within the continental United States may be considered)
*   Be a sophomore through senior in college, an enrolled Master’s student, or an interested post-baccalaureate
*   Complete the entire application (including faculty recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and statement of interest)

Application

What the application consists of: (To be considered in our selection process, interested students must submit the following materials (postmarked or electronic stamp) by Friday, September 19, 2014, at 12 noon. Applicants will receive notifications by September 30, 2014.

*   Visitation program application
*   Statement of Interest (directed towards your graduate program of interest)
*   Letter of recommendation from faculty
*   Unofficial copy of transcript (each institution attended)

To apply for the Visit NC State Program, click here<http://surveymonkey.com/s/2014-15visitncstate>.

FAQ
If you have any questions about the Visit NC State Program, please see our FAQ<http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/diversity/visit-nc-state/docs/VNCS-FAQs-14.pdf>

Covered Accommodations:

*   Air or ground transportation (original receipts must accompany request for reimbursement)
*   NOTE – We will not reimburse checked luggage fees
*   Lodging accommodations (double room occupancy)
*   Meals while participating in the program

To learn more about graduate programs at NC State, visit our future students web page<http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/future-students/index.php>.

To view the 2013 program agenda, click here<http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/diversity/visit-nc-state/docs/VNCS-final-agenda-s14.pdf>.

Contact
Brett A. Locklear, Director for Graduate Recruiting
balockle@ncsu.edu
<mailto:balockle@ncsu.edu>919.513.1981

The Vizzies – Cash Prizes of Up to $2500! Deadline: Sept. 30th

Announcing The Vizzies!

This year, the National Science Foundation has teamed up with Popular Science to bring you our newly renamed science and engineering visualization challenge: The Vizzies.

The contest is open to everyone. The deadline to enter is Sept. 30, 2014.

Previous winners

This year’s challenge features cash prizes of $2,500 for the Experts’ Choice in each category (Photography, Illustration, Posters & Graphics, Games & Apps, and Video) and $1,000 for the overall People’s Choice.

Get out there and capture or create great images of science and engineering!

For submission guidelines go to nsf.gov/news/vizzies.

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