Conference Opportunities

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 <https://grad.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/scholars-visitation-application.pdf> can be emailed directly to the Program Director, Brett A. Locklear<mailto:%E2%80%8Bbalockle@ncsu.edu>. Additional information can be found on the NC State Scholars Visitation Program website<https://grad.ncsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/recruiting-resources/scholars-visit/>.

*** 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.
Website: go.ncsu.edu/scholarsvisit<http://go.ncsu.edu/scholarsvisit>

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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 http://maizemeeting.maizegdb.org/magnet/.  Contact Erich Grotewold (grotewold.1@osu.edu) 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.

Eligibility

  • 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: https://assisttravelgrants.org/.
  • 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 kcoulon@aises.org 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

http://www.newerahackathon.com/

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

AISES National Conference Travel Assistance – Apply by Sept. 7th!

AISES National Conference Travel Assistance
AISES has travel assistance opportunities available for college students, grad students, post-doc fellows and early career faculty.

Travel Scholarships for College Students Pursing Degrees in STEM

AISES is now accepting applications for travel scholarships to this year’s National Conference in Minneapolis, MN November 10-12, 2016.  These scholarships will provide travel assistance to college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  Students must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited two-year college or four-year college/university or a full-time student and enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree. Awards will vary in amount and are meant to help cover the following expenses: roundtrip airfare, lodging, and conference registration.

The application deadline is September 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time.

For more information, visit: http://conference.aises.org/registration/travel-scholarships


ASSIST Program – Travel Assistance and Professional Development Program, for: Engineering Graduate Student, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Early-Career Faculty

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 (broadly defined, see link for details) to the 2016 AISES National Conference for professional development workshops, cultural activities, and networking.  Awards will cover expenses incurred traveling to and attending the AISES National Conference, up to $2,000.

The application deadline is September 19, 2016 by 5pm Mountain Time.

For more information, visit: http://conference.aises.org/registration/travel-assistance

AISES National Conference Travel Award – Apply by September 7th!

The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies!

http://conference.aises.org/registration/travel-scholarships

AISES is pleased to announce that it will begin accepting applications for travel scholarships to this year’s National Conference in Minneapolis, MN November 10-12, 2016.  These scholarships will provide travel assistance to college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  Students must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited two-year college or four-year college/university or a full-time student and enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree.

Award Amount:

Awards will vary in amount and are meant to help cover the following expenses: roundtrip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Any remaining funds after those items will help to cover the cost of other associated travel costs and/or meals.

Once an award is made, AISES will:

  • Purchase roundtrip airfare;
  • Make hotel accommodations, students will be assigned a roommate; and
  • Send awardees a code to register themselves.

Meals not provided at the conference, parking fees, and transportation to the airport are the student’s responsibility.  Likewise, expenses that exceed the scholarship amount are the student’s responsibility.  AISES will only provide lodging for three (4) nights on November 9, 10, and 11, 2016.  Students’ travel days will be Wednesday, November 9th and Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Travel scholarship winners must attend all events and abide by the AISES Code of Conduct.  Failure to attend all scheduled events and violating the AISES Code of Conduct will result in the forfeiture of all or a portion of the scholarship. View the AISES code of conduct.

Eligibility

Eligible students must be pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  Students must be enrolled as full-time students in their field of study during the fall 2016 semester.

Applicants MUST meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA).  Latest official transcripts (issued by your school registrar’s office) are required;
  • Must be a full-time (12 credit hours or more) student at a two- year or four-year college or university, enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree (not a certificate) in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field;
  • Must be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed; or is a Native Hawaiian.  Official Documentation identifying the student must be provided; and
  • Must be a member of AISES to apply.  To obtain an AISES membership go to http://www.aises.org/membership/

Applications open on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Application Deadline:  The application deadline is September 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.

Notification

Notification of scholarship awards will be made no later than September 21, 2016.  If you have not heard from AISES by then, please call or email (preferred).

Application Process

AISES only accepts applications submitted online via our online scholarship platform.

A general application form is completed by the student online. No paper applications are accepted. This general application requires the student to complete questions and submit documents that are relevant to all AISES scholarship programs, which will allow the scholarship platform to determine which scholarships the applicant is eligible for. The system then prompts the student to apply for those scholarships and requests any additional information or documentation required by a particular scholarship that is not already addressed within the general application.

Students will create an account in the system.  They will create their own user name and password, which they may use any time to re-access the system.  This access is key, as students are responsible for ensuring that their documents and other requirements are in the system and that the information is up-to-date, especially contact information.  AISES program staff communicate primarily via email, thus email addresses should be current and email checked regularly.  If your email address changes, it is your responsibility to inform AISES program staff.

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Please be aware that AISES does not inform students if their application is incomplete or if letters of recommendation have not been received by the system, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that requested and appropriate documentation has been uploaded into the system and/or received.  Likewise, the applicant must follow-up with references, registrar’s offices, etc., to ensure they are aware of deadlines and to allow sufficient time to get required documents in time. In order to keep the process fair and equitable, no exceptions are made for missed deadlines, as other applicants have worked hard to get their info in on time.

Students are required to submit an essay regarding why they would like to attend the AISES National Conference.

Required documents include:  letters of reference (2), official college (or high school transcripts for newly enrolled freshmen) transcripts, official proof of tribal membership, official fall enrollment verification, and a current resume or CV.

For more information about these travel scholarships, please contact Kyle Coulon at 720-552-6123 ext. 108 or email him at kcoulon@aises.org.

Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM – Apply by Aug. 19th!

AISES is now accepting applications for the 3rd LTP cohort!
All applications and supporting documents must be received by August 19, 2016.

DESCRIPTION

AISES was awarded a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the “Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM” program.  The program’s goal is to increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiians in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty positions at universities and tribal colleges across the country.  The program aims to create an intergenerational community of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior and senior faculty members.  This full circle of support will help guide students to successful degree completion and advancement to the next stage on the academic career path.  In addition to full circle mentorship, the program strives to provide students with valuable academic and professional support, travel funding, and educational, research, fellowship, and internship opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Full time college undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoctoral scholar in a field within Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Geosciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, or Engineering at an accredited four-year college/university or two-year college.  Must be enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree.
  • Interest in becoming a faculty member at a college, university, or tribal college.
  • Have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA), with consideration being given to applicants reflecting somewhat lower GPAs but with high potential to raise the GPA above 3.0.
  • Current member of AISES.

Selection of students will seek balance with respect to a diversity of tribes, geographic areas in the United States, STEM majors, and gender. While the focus is primarily on American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians, all AISES members are eligible. The selection process will attempt to ensure that a diversity of STEM disciplines is reflected.

Scholars in the program will receive an annual participation stipend of $2,250 for two years, and two years of travel funding to attend the AISES National Conference and AISES Leadership Summit or discipline-specific professional conference.  Scholars will be matched with an AISES selected faculty mentor to interact with at least monthly.  Scholars are required to participate in skill-building, professional-development in-person programming and webinars.  Finally, scholars will have the opportunity to engage in an active community of Native STEM researchers.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • You must be either an undergraduate student, graduate student, or post-doctoral fellow to apply.
  • Complete the “Lighting the Pathway” application online: www.aises.org/pathways2016
  • Submit the following supporting documents to kcoulon@aises.org(link sends e-mail):
    • Unofficial transcript(s)
    • CV/Resume
    • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Application and supporting documents are due August 19, 2016 by 5:00pm (applicant’s time zone)

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Coulon at kcoulon@aises.org(link sends e-mail).

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Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM – Submit Abstracts by Oct. 2nd!

EMERGING RESEARCHERS NATIONAL (ERN) CONFERENCE IN STEM

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The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.

***Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
***Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Scholars;
***Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
***LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
***National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Scholars*;
***Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs); and

*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 objectives of the conference are to help undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their science communication skills and to better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce. 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
***The abstract submission DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT (PST) on FRIDAY, October 2, 2015.***

Other conference activities include workshops focused on:

  • Strategies for applying for and succeeding in graduate programs and finding funding for graduate school;
  • Career preparation workshops focused on employment searches and retention; and
  • Understanding STEM careers in a global context and identifying international research and education opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.

Exhibitors will include representatives from academic, government, business, and the non-profit sector with information about graduate school admissions, fellowships, summer research opportunities, professional development activities, and employment opportunities.

For complete ERN Conference information and to submit your abstract, please visit the ERN Conference website at: http://www.emerging-researchers.org.