Month: October 2016

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship – Apply by Dec. 1st!

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion with a Department of Defense facility. The Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.
SMART Scholars receive:
           Full tuition and educational fees
           Generous cash stipend ranging from $25,000 – $38,000 per year
           Paid summer internships, health insurance, and miscellaneous allowance
           Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation

Students pursuing degrees in the following fields are encouraged to apply:
o          Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
o          Biosciences
o          Chemical Engineering
o          Chemistry
o          Civil Engineering
o          Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
o          Computer, Computational Science, and Computer Engineering
o          Electrical Engineering
o          Geosciences
o          Industrial and Systems Engineering
o          Information Sciences
o          Materials Science and Engineering
o          Mathematics
o          Mechanical Engineering
o          Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
o          Nuclear Engineering
o          Oceanography
o          Operations Research
o          Physics

Basic eligibility requirements are as follows:
o          a U.S. citizen at time of application (some exceptions apply),
o          18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2017,
o          able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
o          willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
o          a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
o          pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed above

The application is currently open and the deadline to apply is December 1st, 2016. For more information and to apply please visit


Master of Arts in Teaching at American Museum of Natural History

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at the American Museum of Natural History is a full-time, 15-month fellowship Master’s program that takes place at the museum and in urban partner schools. We seek a student body with diverse life and career experience who want to change lives by becoming middle- and high-school Earth science teachers. All degree candidates will receive free tuition and books and a $30,000 living stipend. In return, candidates commit to teaching in a high-need New York State school for four years.

Information on eligibility requirements, application deadlines, courses, and more can be found on our website:

It’s a fantastic program – our first graduating class is teaching Earth science in schools across New York City and beyond. We’re looking for a diverse student body that can inspire kids from all walks of life. Can you reach out to your constituents and make them aware of our program? Or is there a listserv or newsletter where this might be a better fit?

Open Houses and Office Hours

Open Houses are held at the Museum. Information about specific room locations will be added soon. RSVPs are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome! To RSVP, please fill out our Google form.

Sunday, September 18, 2 – 4pm

Saturday, November 19, 2 – 4pm

Sunday, January 8, 2 – 4pm

If you are not able to make it to NYC for an Open House, or if you would like to speak one-on-one with a member of our faculty to discuss the program or review your eligibility—either in person or by phone—please contact us at 212-313-7464, or click here to: Request an appointment

Scholars Visitation Program at NC State University – Due Nov. 30th!

The Graduate School at NC State University will host a Scholars Visitation Program, February 26-28, 2017. These programs are provided at no cost to students who are accepted into the visitation program. Completed applications <> can be emailed directly to the Program Director, Brett A. Locklear<>. Additional information can be found on the NC State Scholars Visitation Program website<>.

*** The NC State Scholars Visitation Program is February 26-28, 2017.

The application deadline is November 30, 2016, at 12 noon.
Decisions will be emailed on December 16, 2016.

CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College – Due Jan. 31!

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is a rigorous 10-week summer program (May 22, 2017- August 8, 2017) designed to prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities. The program includes 2 weeks of public health educational training at Morehouse College with didactic learning in topics that include introduction to public health, introduction to biostatistics, introduction to epidemiology, scientific writing, and international health. Students also receive 3 days of training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. During the final 8 weeks of the program, each student is paired with a mentor to conduct a hands-on research project within CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

Throughout the duration of the internship, students participate in weekly forums with opportunities for learning about public health leadership challenges faced by accomplished guest lecturers with experience across a broad range of sectors. Students also receive weekly coaching support and participate in a leadership skills webinar series. The content of this leadership curriculum is based on the following public health leadership competencies: public health leadership principles; collaboration and partnerships; articulating mission and vision; dialogue; team building; developing collaborative relationships to achieve goals; applying social justice principles; motivating others; and demonstrating transparency, integrity, and honesty in all actions.

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is geared toward currently enrolled or recently graduated students at the undergraduate level with an interest in reducing health disparities through careers in public health.


*   Current junior, senior, or recent graduate (within one year) of an undergraduate institution
*   Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
*   U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

To apply, please visit:

Summer Clinical & Translational Research Program at Harvard

Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)


The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase exposure of college students from groups underrepresented in medicine and from disadvantaged groups to clinical/translational research.

In addition to mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.


Eligible participants are undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, particularly those attending Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) NIH-funded institutions, historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and/or Tribal Colleges with baccalaureate degree programs, and/or alumni of the Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program and/or the Biomedical Science Careers Program. US Citizens or U.S. Noncitizen Nationals or Permanent Residents of U.S. are eligible to apply.

Program Details and How to Apply

The 2017 Harvard Catalyst SCTRP application process is open. Email us to request an application.

MaGNET (Maize Genetics Network Enhancement via Travel) Awards for the 2017 Maize Genetics Conference

Travel Awards to the 59th Annual Maize Genetics Conference are available for undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and early career faculty. The conference covers the latest advances in Plant Biology, Genomics, and Genetics. Awardees will be mentored during the conference to aid science career networking and will be personally introduced to the invited Plenary Speakers. Each award provides funding for travel, lodging, and conference registration. Applicants must be members of underrepresented groups in science and be a US citizen or permanent resident. First-time conference attendees are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by January 10, 2017. Apply at  Contact Erich Grotewold ( for questions regarding this opportunity.2017-magnet-flyer

Deadline Extended: AISES 2016 National Conference Travel Assistance

DEADLINE EXTENDED: AISES 2016 National Conference ASSIST, Travel Assistance and Professional Development Program for Engineering Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Early-Career Faculty

Would you like funding to attend the 2016 AISES National Conference in Minneapolis, MN with specific professional development tailor just for you?  Are you interested in becoming or advancing in your career as an Engineering Faculty member?

With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is able to bring up to 40 PhD students, post-doc professionals, and early-career faculty in Engineering* to the 2016 AISES National Conference for professional development workshops, cultural activities, and networking. 

Travel Funding to the AISES National Conference (November 9-12)  

  • $2,000 travel awards will cover expenses incurred traveling to and attending the AISES National Conference.
  • Eligible expenses include round-trip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Any remaining funds, after those items are paid, may be used for other associated travel costs and/or meals.
  • AISES will provide lodging for five (5) nights: November 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2016.
  • Participant travel days will be Tuesday, November 8 and Sunday, November 13, 2016.
  • ASSIST Travel Assistance and Professional Development Program participants are required to attend a full day of program specific sessions and events on Wednesday, November 9th.


  • Faculty and post-doctoral applicants must hold engineering appointments in an ABET- accredited institution; and faculty from two-year colleges must teach STEM-related courses.
  • Faculty applicants must have held their appointment for five years or less.
  • Post-doctoral applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in engineering no more than 48 months prior to their application.
  • Graduate students must be working on their Ph.D. in an engineering field, be in good standing, and be enrolled as full-time students.
  • *Engineering fields also include engineering education, technology and communication fields, and multidisciplinary studies.

How to Apply

  • Applications will only be accepted through the website:
  • Deadline for applications is EXTENDED to October 14, 2016 by 5pm Mountain time.
  • Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis with travel arrangements made upon confirmation.

If you have any questions, contact Kyle Coulon at or 720-552-6123 ext. 108.  We hope to see you in November!

New Era Hackathon on Nov. 11-12

This fall, New Era will open its doors to developers, coders and designers to participate in its inaugural New Era Hackathon. We’re inviting teams of 1-4 people to work 24 hours to solve up to 3 challenges for the New Era brand. If selected, teams will develop web-based and mobile solutions that help the brand improve engagement with its consumers.

Prizes will be awarded to the top five teams (or individuals).

This is an opportunity for competitors to showcase their talents and abilities to key decision makers at New Era

The event will take place at the New Era global headquarters located at 160 Delaware Ave in Buffalo New York. Parking will be provided.image001.jpg