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2015 SUMMER TERM INTERNSHIP/FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2015 Summer Term internship/fellowship programs. These programs, which offer opportunities for direct engagement in scientific research and technology featuring specialized instrumentation; large-scale, multidisciplinary efforts; and/or scientific user facilities, are available for undergraduate students enrolled at community colleges and/or four-year institutions, and for visiting faculty. Selected students or faculty participate at one of 17 DOE Laboratories/Facilities, receive stipends, and may qualify for travel and housing assistance.

Applications for these competitive programs must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 PM ET on January 9, 2015 (including all required application materials and recommendations). The 2015 Summer Term placements are for 10 weeks duration in a May to August timeframe. Continue reading


Faculty Positions at Stanford and Stein Fellow (Postdoctoral)

Faculty Positions at Stanford: Statistics or Probability and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Plus Stein Fellow (Postdoctoral)

Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Statistics or Probability.

Review begins November 17.  
Deadline: December 12 for full consideration.  
A PhD in Statistics or a related area is required. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, graduate transcripts, not more than one preprint/reprint, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Applicants should state in the cover letter which position they are applying for (or both). Applications and letters should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4604. 

Stein Fellow (non-tenure track) in Statistics or Probability.

Review begins November 17.  Deadline: December 12 for full consideration.  
Applicants should have demonstrated strong research abilities.
A PhD in Statistics or a related area is required. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, graduate transcripts, not more than one preprint/reprint, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Applications and letters should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4603.  This fellowship program offers a 2-year term with the possibility of an additional year– a great career-building opportunity for a young scholar to develop teaching and research expertise.

 

Assistant or Untenured Associate Professor (tenure track) in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Review begins December 1.  
An earned Ph.D., evidence of the ability to pursue a program of research, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching are required.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research. If appropriate, the successful candidate may be considered for a joint appointment between CEE and another department in the School of Engineering. Applicants whose research programs involve the development of sophisticated computational and/or mathematical methods may be considered for a joint appointment in the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering [http://icme.stanford.edu/]. 
Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.

Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM – Feb 19, 2015

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.

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Application extension – Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU Professional Development Program

The application deadline for the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS PHD’S–GEO REU) Professional Development Program has been extended to September 22, 2014!

This exciting new program hosted by the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) offers full financial support to attend the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting including air travel, lodging, registration and meals for all students who are accepted to the MS PHD’S-GEO REU program and engage in all MS PHD’S-GEO REU activities.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your undergraduate students who have participated in a recent NSF REU program to experience the AGU Fall Meeting and join a community of underrepresented groups committed to achieving outstanding STEM careers!

Applicants can apply online

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2014 Geothermal Student Competition

The US Department Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2014 Geothermal Student Competition. The Geothermal Student Competition seeks students interested in building and showcasing scientific research, communication and leadership skills to promote geothermal energy as a player in the nation’s renewable energy future. This year’s event focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development: public communications.  Energy production can be a complex topic to explain to a broad public audience, and describing energy that comes from a subsurface environment—difficult to visualize for many—amplifies the challenge of explaining geothermal energy, how it works, and how it can benefit consumers.

The Challenge:

This year’s Competition focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development: public communications. Students are asked to develop a cutting-edge geothermal communications tool that integrates accurate, technical information with a graphical visualization infographic. Students will also create an outreach plan to disseminate the infographic to local middle and high schools.

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