Month: February 2015

Syracuse University LSAMP Research Program – Apply by March 6th!

Summer 2015 Research Program: June 1 – August 7, 2015 (http://lsamp.syr.edu/2015-summer-reu-program/)

The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University.

Through this program, scholars will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SU LSAMP research program was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

What are the benefits?
*         $3400 research stipend
*         Round-trip travel stipend of up to $150*
*         Free double occupancy room on the SU campus
*         State-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computers, etc.
*         Meals provided during group events
*For students living outside of the Syracuse area

Who is eligible?
*         Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander.
*         Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.80 or better
*         Have completed at least two semesters of college
*         Participants may NOT take courses during the summer program
Research Areas

Students may apply for research opportunities in any of the following STEM disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical),Exercise Physiology, Human Nutrition, Information Studies, Mathematics, Nutrition Sciences, Physics, Statistics.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
Notification of acceptance will be April 1st

MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO
Karyn Dyer
Syracuse University LSAMP

Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement
203 Bowne Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

Bridge to the Doctorate at Binghamton – Seeking Applicants

Pending NSF funding, the SUNY Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to Doctorate (LSAMP BD) program at Binghamton University, is slated to begin August 2015.

This program establishes a bridge helping students to obtain a PhD by providing the financial support to pursue graduate study, faculty mentors to guide students academically and professionally, and a support network to assist them in accomplishing their goals.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Participation in a LSAMP program during undergrad
  • Bachelor’s degree in a S.T.E.M. discipline with a 3.0 GPA or better
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Acceptance into a S.T.E.M. graduate program at Binghamton University
  • Desire to pursue a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline

The benefits of becoming a SUNY LSAMP BD Fellow include:

  • Tuition, fees and student health insurance waiver for first two years
  • Stipend of $30,000 annually for first two years
  • Level funding in years 3, 4, & 5 if qualified to advance to PhD
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Links to research and professional opportunities
  • Enriched academic services and support

Applicants to the program are evaluated on the basis of their record of achievement, as well as their research experiences, motivation, and connection to their field of study. All qualified students are encouraged to apply. The Binghamton University Graduate School provides an Application Fee Waiver to LSAMP (and McNair) students.

For more information or to apply please visit http://binghamton.edu/lsamp/bd/.

Center for Inclusive Education REU: Nanotechnology Program – Deadline March 13th

REU Site: Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the Environment

The Center for Inclusive Education REU: Nanotechnology Program is pleased to a announce summer research opportunity for qualified, academically talented and motivated undergraduates interested in eventually pursuing their doctoral degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline at Stony Brook University.  The program gives students an intensive research experience with leading researchers in the field.

Participants will work with a faculty mentor and become fully integrated into active research groups using state-of-the-art facilities. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with their faculty mentor, attend seminars on Research Methods and Graduate School Preparation, participate in workshops and present their research results at the REU Symposium and Closing Ceremony at the completion of the program.

Dates:  June 1 – August 8, 2015

Program Components:

  • Full time research supervised by a faculty mentor
  • Research Methods and Graduate School Preparation Workshops
  • “Mid Week Lunch Seminar” – every week a faculty member will present a topic based professional development or academic workshop
  • Poster Presentation at REU Symposium and Closing Ceremony

Eligibility:  

Open to all undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must have completed at least their freshman year; graduating seniors are not eligible.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Award:

  • Participants will receive a $4000 summer stipend for full time research
  • Lodging and meals will be provided to all participants.  A $300 travel award will be provided for those participants living more than 75 miles from the Stony Brook Campus
  • Priority deadline is March 13, 2015 (rolling thereafter)

For more information and application information, please visit: 

http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/reu/application_info/howtoapply.html

Contact:  Kathryne Piazzola at (631) 632-1387 or kathryne.piazzola@stonybrook.edu

Gilman International Scholarship Program – Applications due March 3rd

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce two exciting updates for the upcoming scholarship application set to open in mid-January 2015.   Thank you for sharing this information with students and helping them prepare their applications!

To encourage  more non-traditional students to participate in education abroad, the Gilman Program will accept applications from students enrolled at community colleges/two-year institutions who will participate in credit-bearing education abroad programs that are a minimum of 14 days in length in one country, so long as the students meet all other applicant eligibility requirements.  This is a change from the four week minimum currently in place for all applicants. The  14 day minimum only applies to students enrolled at community colleges/two-year institutions.

Additionally, the Gilman Program will accept applications from students participating in education abroad programs in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning (http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/mexico-travel-warning.html) *

Eligibility requirements; an applicant must be:

* A United States citizen;
* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution;
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad;
* Applying to or accepted into a credit-bearing study abroad program or international internship;
* Participating in a study abroad program or international internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) – or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students – in one country and no more than an academic year; and
* Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Cuba. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.

The application for summer 2015 and fall/academic year 2015-2016 programs will open in mid-January and student applications are due March 3, 2015 by 11:59pm (central).

Advisers have until March 10, 2015 to certify summer and fall 2015 applications.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 17,000 U.S. undergraduates with high financial need representing more than 1,100 U.S. institutions, to study and intern abroad in more than 140 countries. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

For more information and application resources, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman<http://www.iie.org/gilman> or contact the appropriate contact below:

STUDENTS

Last Name A-D
Phone:  832-369-3477
Email: gilmanforms@iie.org<mailto:gilmanforms@iie.org>

Last Name E-K
Phone: 832-369-3484
Email: gilman@iie.org<mailto:gilman@iie.org>

Last Name L-Q
Phone: 832-369-3475
Email: gilmandocs@iie.org<mailto:gilmandocs@iie.org>

Last Name R-Z
Phone: 832-369-3485
Email: gilmanapp@iie.org<mailto:gilmanapp@iie.org>

UNIVERSITY ADVISORS

Midwest & Northeast Regions
Phone: 832-369-3487
Email: gilmanadvisors@iie.org<mailto:gilmanadvisors@iie.org>

South & West Regions
Phone: 832-369-3483
Email: gilmanadvisors@iie.org<mailto:gilmanadvisors@iie.org>