Month: September 2016

2017 ERN Conference in STEM – Submit by October 14th!

Undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs* are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM:
***Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
***Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);
***Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Scholars;
***EntryPoint;
***Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP);
***Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
***LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
***National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Scholars*;
***Research in Disabilities Education (RDE);
***Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs); and
***Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP).

*The National Society of Black Physicists is also working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.

The 2017 ERN Conference in STEM 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).  The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on March 2-4, 2017.

All student poster and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th.

The ERN 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;
*** Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
*** Exhibitors from the academic, government, and business sectors.

To submit your abstract for the ERN Conference, please visit the ERN Conference Abstract submission site here.

***The abstract submission DEADLINE is Friday, October 14th at 12 midnight (PST).***

 

 


Thanks,
ERN Conference Staff

GRAD Lab at Binghamton, October 14-15

Registration is open for the Upstate NY Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees Laboratory (GRAD Lab) in collaboration with The National GEM Consortium (GEM), Friday, October 14–Saturday, October 15, 2016. 

Highlights of the symposium include:

  • Donald Asher personal statement writing workshop
  • Student poster presentations
  • The National GEM Consortium programming:
    • Why Graduate School
    • Applying to Graduate School
    • Funding Graduate School
    • Voices from the Field 
  • Graduate school fair with co-sponsoring schools: Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, University of Rochester
  • GRE Fee Reduction waivers based on eligibility and availability

The GRAD Lab is FREE and hotel rates start at $84.95/night. College juniors and seniors and professionals interested in graduate school and master’s students seeking PhDs are welcome.

For more information and to register visit: https://egem.gemfellowship.org/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=10203

NYS Thruway Authority Internship

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking student interns in the Engineering field.  Students will work approximately 20 hours per week during regular business hours, beginning on or about as soon as possible.  Qualified students will earn $15 per hour, with no benefits.  The Authority is willing to collaborate with the college to establish criteria for an unpaid internship for which the student would earn school credit.

Please share this information with Engineering students who have a concentration in Civil Engineering.  The Authority prefers applicants in their Junior or Senior year of an engineering program, but will also consider students with strong experience in CADD, along with applicable engineering coursework.

Applications are available at http://www.thruway.ny.gov/about/jobs/index.html and should be mailed, along with a resume listing relevant coursework, to:

Ms. Aja Lownes
Office of Equal Opportunity
NYS Thruway Authority
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12209

Student intern positions are available in our offices in Suffern, Albany, Liverpool and Cheektowaga.  The student should indicate a preferred location when sending the application and resume.

If there are any questions regarding the internship, please contact Ms. Lownes at (518) 436-3083.