female note writing campaign

Each year the Admissions Office hosts a female note writing campaign in which we send a handwritten card from a current Michigan Tech student to each female student that is admitted for the fall semester. Please join us in encouraging female students to consider Michigan Tech by sharing your story!

You can register for a note writing session at this link.

The sessions are offered on various dates in January and February in two hour blocks. You are welcome to stay the entire time or drop in for the time you register for, as your schedule allows. If you cannot make any of the options and are interested in assisting, please note that on the form and I will reach out to you to arrange a time that works for you.

When you arrive, you’ll be given the names of a few prospective female students and blank cards to write a note of encouragement and share a bit about your experience. We ask that you include your email address in the note in the event the student has a few follow up questions for you. We will take care of mailing the cards after the event.

I will have a sign-in sheet at each session. If you need to track service hours I can forward the sign-in sheet and service hours to your organization contact, by request.

If you have friends who would enjoy assisting with this note writing campaign, please share the registration form with them…the more the merrier!


AISES Scholarship and Internship Applications Now Open!

AISES Scholarship and Internship Applications Now Open

AISES is now accepting applications for scholarship and internship opportunities for the 2018-19 Academic Year.

Beginning in the 2018-19 Academic Year, AISES will utilize the Online Scholarship Application Information System (OASIS) provided by Indigenous Education, Inc. In OASIS, students will complete a General Application Profile that can be completed, revised and submitted year-round and will match you with the scholarship opportunities you are eligible for. Students must apply separately to each scholarship opportunity.

In addition, AISES student members will have easy access to scholarships opportunities provided by Indigenous Education, Inc. and other organizations using the OASIS platform.

All of the scholarships have different eligibility criteria. Just because you do not qualify for other scholarships offered on this website, do not assume you will not qualify for AISES or other scholarships. Be sure to read the specific requirements carefully.

Scholarship Opportunities – Deadline: January 12, 2018
AISES Travel Scholarships for the 2018 Leadership Summit
Travel assistance for full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to attend the 2018 AISES Leadership Summit in Alpine, CA. Awards will vary in amount. and are meant to help Scholarships will cover a roundtrip, economy airfare, lodging, and conference registration.
Internship Opportunities – Deadline: February 16, 2018
BMM Test Labs Internship
One position is now available with AISES partner, BMM Test Labs. The internship will be located in Las Vegas, NV. The ideal student will have a background in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering. Additionally, ideal candidate should be completing bachelor or graduate degree and be eligible for employment.
Scholarship Opportunities – Deadline: March 31, 2018
AISES A. T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 for undergraduates or $2,000 for graduate students. Open to students pursuing degrees in Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Science, Engineering, or Natural Resources.
AISES Chevron Corporation Scholarship
$5,000 for the academic year for undergraduate or graduate students. Must be pursuing a degree that is beneficial to Chevron business and have an interest in the energy industry. This may include STEM degrees as well as business related studies.
AISES Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program
$5,000 for undergraduate students and $10,000 for graduate students. Open to students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Chemical Engineering and Material Science will also be considered. This Program also includes a paid internship opportunity for summer of 2019.
AISES Oracle Academy Scholarship
$2,500 for undergraduates or $10,000 for graduate students. Open to students pursuing degrees in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
AISES Burlington North Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship
$2,500 per academic year for high school seniors who reside in one of the 13 states serviced by the BNSF. Open to students pursuing degrees Business, Finance, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine or Health Administration.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact: Brianna Hall atbhall@aises.org or 720-552-6123, Ext. 119.


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences 2018 Summer Institute at Olin College
 
The 2018 Collaboratory Summer Institute, Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences, http://www.olin.edu/collaborate/collaboratory/summer-institute/, will be held June 4-8, 2018, at Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts.  The Olin Collaboratory Summer Institute is an intensive week-long immersion designed to provide participants from around the country and around the world with the opportunity to conceive and catalyze change in education.  
 
Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences is a weeklong interactive workshop for faculty teams engaged in a curricular change effort at their own institution. Through participatory workshops, immersive design exercises, and presentations from experts, teams of faculty learn about, experience, and practice effective, engaging teaching approaches for new and meaningful STEM curricula. Through the Summer Institute experience, we aim to create a learning environment for participants that 
·       Embraces creativity, prototyping, iterating, and dreaming big,
·       Introduces a set of tools, concepts, and language about student-centered experience design,
·       Promotes exploration of your context in a new way and provides insight into what we do here at Olin, and
·       Builds community among educators, change agents, designers, and learners.
 
Alongside participants from other institutions, you and your team will develop concrete action plans for curricular change. Sessions are highly participatory and you will be challenged to continually consider new ideas and put novel approaches into practice. Institute attendees will acquire a new lens through which to view their projects, an expanded repertoire of techniques and solutions, and concrete steps to take their plans forward.
Past attendees have included Deans, experienced and new faculty, staff, instructional designs, and faculty developers to name a few. All participants should be prepared to spend the full week deeply engaged in this demanding program. Applicants must apply in teams of at least three and describe a project (in the contemplation, planning, or execution stage) at their home institution.
Who Should Attend:  The Institute is designed for faculty and administrators from a wide variety of institutions, including public, private, STEM, liberal arts, community colleges, research universities and K-12 programs, who are currently involved in a curricular change effort.
Application Guidelines:  Institute applicants are asked to describe the project on which they are working. Applications will be reviewed on the extent to which the team is likely to benefit from the Institute and advance its project goals. To learn more about the application process, visit https://www.olin.edu/collaborate/collaboratory/summer-institute/apply/.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2018
If you have questions, please visit http://www.olin.edu/collaborate/collaboratory/summer-institute/ or contact collaboratory@olin.edu

Apply for the NSF ASSIST Travel Grant

Apply for the NSF ASSIST Travel Grant to attend the Academic and Research Leadership Symposium at the National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA March 21-25, 2018

 

Apply here: https://leveragefaculty.org/events

 

The Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) is co-located with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Convention. The ARL Symposium has two threads: (1) a faculty development thread, and (2) a research networking thread. The faculty development thread hosts workshops organized by members of the ARL network that strengthen and demystify fundamental components of academia. The researcher development and networking thread is critical to the goal of a self-sustaining ARL ecosystem.  Through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSBE is able to fund up to 40 early-career faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and Ph.D. candidates to attend ARLS (NSF Grant #EEC-1548319).

ASSIST Travel Grants
Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) and NSBE National Convention up to $2,000.  Eligible expenses include airfare, lodging, registration, meals, and other travel costs (e.g., parking). When you apply to attend, you will be asked to indicate which expenses you need grant funds to cover.

ASSIST Eligibility Requirements
Applicants for ASSIST Travel Grants must be early-career faculty members, post-doctoral professionals, or graduate students, and must meet the following criteria:

  • Faculty applicants must have held their appointment for five years or less.
  • 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.
  • Post-doctoral applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in engineering within 48 months prior to their application.
  • Graduate students must be within one year of graduating with an engineering degree, in good academic standing, and enrolled as full or part time students.
  • ASSIST Travel Grant recipients must be US Citizens or have permanent resident status.

 

Application Process
A complete application includes:

  • Responses to a short set of eligibility questions.
  • Statement of Interest – describe what you hope to gain by participating in the event and how the experience will benefit you and your career.
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution – describe your contributions to engineering diversity as well as your future diversity-related goals.
  • NSF Bio – A biographical sketch that adheres to NSF guidelines.

The deadline for applying to attend Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) is December 31, 2017, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by January 26, 2018.


Job Announcement: Director of Programs, Station1

Director of Programs, Station1

Location: Boston, Mass.

Posted: Nov / 29 / 2017

Organization Description

Station1 is an exciting startup nonprofit organization that is building a foundation for the university of the future \xA8D a scalable model of higher education based on inclusion and equity, learning through frontier project-based inquiry and research, and the integration of science and technology with humanistic studies for societal impact. Station1:

  • Creates and implements transformative programs that educate a diverse range of students, in particular those who have lacked opportunity in their lives and education, which foster meaningful careers and lives in our changing world;
  • Carries out specialized higher education projects, for example in the areas of postsecondary finance, blended learning, and computer-assisted curriculum design; and
  • Collaborates with partners across academia, industry, and the public sector to catalyze and foster access and advancement of science and technology-focused higher education.

Position Summary

As Director of Programs, you will assume a key leadership role and will be responsible for the operational success of all Station1 programs. More specifically, as Director of Programs you will oversee, coordinate, and manage Station1’s inaugural program Summer@Station1. Summer@Station1 is a ten-week residential, summer science and technology-focused postsecondary educational and research program where college-level students will participate in team-based projects, gain experience through state-of-the-art internships, and build mentoring relationships. As the Director of Programs, you will have responsibilities that include: student recruitment, admissions, sourcing and internship placement, program development and logistics, student mentoring, digital infrastructure, policies and legal procedures, budgeting, documentation and assessment. The Director of Programs will engage with an exceptional team of founders, instructors, and corporate and university partners in program development and implementation. This position requires residence in the northeastern Massachusetts or the southern New Hampshire region.

Responsibilities

  • Represent Station1 programs as a key senior leader of Station1;
  • Developing, manage, and report on annual program budget;
  • Recruitment: Develop a robust pool of qualified applicants for Station1 programs, develop recruiting materials, create and maintain a timeline of recruitment activities, conduct outreach by creating and developing partnerships with organizations, universities, and programs that facilitate student recruitment;
  • Admissions: Develop matrix of admissions criteria, admissions application, and timeline; manage and implement the admissions process, including application review and selection;
  • Internship Placements: Source and identify appropriate internship and project host organizations including local companies, start-ups, and academic research laboratories in north eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire;
  • Coordinate Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with host organizations and Station1’s fiscal sponsor, TSNE MissionWorks (e.g. negotiating financial contributions, intellectual property, schedule, non-disclosure agreements, etc.);
  • Source and coordinate a digital infrastructure to manage and assess Station1 programs;
  • Contribute to the development of program structure to best foster the learning objectives and career goals of Station1 programs;
  • Develop a timeline and matrix of all program elements and direct, manage and oversee all program elements;
  • Source student housing and negotiate leases;
  • Source co-working and instructional space and negotiate leases;
  • Coordinate student travel;
  • Develop outcomes, assessment plan and source appropriate technology platform for program assessment; develop a dynamic scorecard/dashboard that supports effective management and continuous improvement or Station1 programs;
  • Maintain communication continuity and foster engagement with host organization’s point of contact and mentors throughout the summer;
  • Write a final summary report to go into Station1’s annual report, including assessment data. Produce other student and assessment data as needed;
  • Engage with and mentor students. Facilitate cohort and community building;
  • Assist with interviewing and hiring of program assistants, teaching assistants, and residential assistants, as needed;
  • Create a plan for building relationships with program alumni.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA, preferably advanced degree and in science, technology, engineering or math;
  • Management, leadership and supervisory experience in academia desired;
  • Demonstrated success developing, evaluating and implementing program models;
  • Proficient in use of technology as a management reporting tool; experience working with information technology staff to develop and implement program evaluation systems;
  • Strong skills managing complex, multifaceted projects that have resulted in measurable successes;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies while articulating the values of STEM education;
  • A commitment to and passion for Station1’s mission;
  • Experience engaging with industry and corporate sponsors, negotiating legal agreements, in particular in the Boston region a plus;
  • Must be willing to travel as necessary to achieve strategic objectives;
  • Desire to work in a small and rapidly developing startup environment;

To Apply

Please include a resume and cover letter in your online application.

Apply online here

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks and Station1 will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran, or disability status.



Program Manager for the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Posting Details

Position Number:
123576
Title:
Program Manager
Functional Title:
Program Manager
Category Status:
33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category:
Staff
University Authorized FTE:
1
Unit:
ENGR-Dean-Student Affairs
Campus/College Information:
The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is a premier program, ranked among the top 25 in the world. Located just a few miles from Washington, D.C., the Clark School is at the center of a constellation of high-tech companies and federal laboratories, offering students and faculty access to unique professional opportunities. Our broad spectrum of academic programs, including the world’s only accredited undergraduate fire protection engineering program, is complemented by a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, early hands-on educational experiences, and participation in national and international competitions. The Clark School is leading research advancements in aerospace, bioengineering, robotics, nanotechnology, disaster resilience, energy and sustainability, and cybersecurity. From the universal product code to satellite radio, SMS text messaging to the implantable insulin pump, our students, faculty, and alumni are engineering life-changing innovations for millions. Facts, figures, and more information can be found at www.eng.umd.edu.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The program manager will manage the Clark Scholars Program, the Clark Opportunity Transfer Scholars Program, and the Clark Legacy Scholars Program. In collaboration with admissions, financial aid, business office, donor relations staff, as well as student services representatives, this position will administer all recruitment and retention programs for current and new Clark scholarship recipients.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience.
Relevant background in program management and/or advising is required.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to collaborate with large teams.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• General administrative skills and computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management (MS Word, Excel, and Access).
Preferences:
• Master’s degree.
• Background in program development and program management.
• Experience in undergraduate recruitment and scholarship administration.
• Prior participation on admission or scholarship selection committees.
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Please include cover letter, current resume including salary requirements and/or salary history and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.
Posting Date:
12/04/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Yes
Best Consideration Date
12/22/2017
Physical Demands
• Able to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
• Capable of exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. A cart will be provided for moving materials and supplies.
• Substantial repetitive movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers from computer entry work.
• Good visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
• Must be able to maneuver around the campus to attend meetings and pick up time-sensitive or valuable items from other departments.
• Able to communicate with faculty, staff, and students who have inquiries. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Registration is Open for WE Local Milwaukee

Don’t Miss WE Local Milwaukee March 9-11, 2018

Register early to guarantee your spot at this local SWE conference! Early bird pricing deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018. Created for members to Meet Locally. Learn Socially, WE Local Milwaukee will offer all the networking, education, professional development and fun that SWE’s annual conference provides, but in your neck of the woods!

Not from the area…join us anyways! You never know where your engineering journey will lead, and what better way to visit an amazing city like Milwaukee!

Click here for registration prices and register today!

The Wisconsin Center is our conference venue for WE Local Milwaukee and the Hilton Milwaukee City Center is our hotel destination. Hotel reservations can be made online and directly through the hotel! Book by Wednesday, February 21, 2018 to receive the WE Local discounted rate!

WE Local Milwaukee Will Feature DesignLab!
SWENext DesignLab Milwaukee will take place Saturday, March 10, featuring the Middle School Girls Program (Grades 6-8) and the Parent Educator Program (PEP). There will also be two high school awards: the SWENext Local Innovator Award and the SWENext Northrop Grumman Community Award.

Get involved in this exciting outreach event by volunteering and encouraging girls, parents and educators to register and apply for the awards programs.

Keynote Speakers Announced for WE Local Milwaukee!
Tessa Myers, Sonia Sanchez and Eliz Greene will lead WE Local Milwaukee with keynote presentations. Learn more about these amazing women before joining us in Milwaukee!

We hope to see you in Milwaukee!
Visit welocal.swe.org/Milwaukee for more information. Questions? Emailwelocal@sweoffice.org.

Stay In-The-Know
Collegiate Competition Submission Deadline
December 15, 2017

Plenary Panelist Nomination Deadline
December 18, 2017

Volunteer to Receive Registration Discounts

Spread the Word on WE Local Milwaukee Sponsorships


NSF-Re-entry to Active Research (RARE) program

The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) of the National Science Foundation is introducing a Re-entry to Active Research (RARE) program to reengage, retrain, and broaden participation within the academic workforce. The primary objective of the RARE program is to catalyze the advancement along the academic tenure-track of highly meritorious individuals who are returning from a hiatus from active research. By providing re-entry points to active academic research, the RARE program will reinvest in the nation’s most highly trained scientists and engineers, while broadening participation and increasing diversity of experience. A RARE research proposal must describe potentially transformative research that falls within the scope of participating CBET programs.
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505477&org=CBET&from=home


Postdoctoral Position, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

Postdoctoral Positions in

Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics of Morphogenesis
Positions are available to study the physical principles of morphogenesis in the Mechanics of
Morphogenesis / Davidson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of
Bioengineering. Our group focuses on studying the molecular, cellular, and tissue-scale
processes that regulate mechanical properties and force-production during morphogenesis.
Projects can involve quantitative cell biology, biophysics, bioengineering, and embryology.
Postdoctoral candidates will have recently completed a PhD and have strong background in either bioengineering, biophysics, cell and developmental biology, or cell- and tissue-
mechanics. Candidates with expertise with biochemistry, quantitative microscopy,

microrheology, microfabrication or computer simulation are preferred. The research
environment at the University of Pittsburgh includes a dynamic community of bioengineers,
developmental biologists, cell- and tissue-level biomechanics, and theoretical biologists.
Nearby resources include the Peterson Institute of NanoScience and Engineering and the
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Contemporary Pittsburgh is a diverse vibrant city
undergoing a renaissance led by world class Universities and the University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center. The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and
minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should forward their CV, statement of research interests, and references
to:

Lance Davidson (lad43@pitt.edu)
Professor of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA 15260

The Department of Bioengineering is strongly committed to a diverse academic environment
and places high priority on attracting female and underrepresented minority candidates. We
strongly encourage candidates from these groups to apply for the position.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national
or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.