Archives—December 2017

Binghamton University is Hiring: Director of Diversity Programs and Initiatives

Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science is hiring (my previous position): https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92647.

Please share widely with your networks.

Thank you!

Shanise

Shanise N. Kent, JD, MBA
Assistant Dean
Co-PI SUNY Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Office of Graduate Education, UAB 121
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Phone: 518-442-3899
Fax: 518-442-3922
http://www.albany.edu/graduate/
snkent@albany.edu


New Aerospace Engineering Position and other open positions | University of California’s Samueli School of Engineering is Seeking Candidates for Multiple Tenured/Tenure-track Professor Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Aerospace Engineering

 

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. We seek an individual who will strengthen our aerospace engineering research and educational programs. Applicants from all areas of aerospace engineering are welcome; of particular interest are applicants with disciplinary expertise in aerodynamics, structures, and/or system optimization, who are applying this expertise to design the next generation of aerospace vehicles. Preference will be given to applicants who have synergies with existing faculty.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate from an accredited university in aerospace engineering or a closely related field, by the time of employment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong publication record, recruit and supervise graduate students, teach core undergraduate and graduate aerospace courses, develop a sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty, and engage in service to the university and to the aerospace engineering profession. Information about the Department can be found at the website: http://mae.eng.uci.edu/.

Applications should include a cover letter; a description of research and teaching interests, including ability to contribute to the aerospace program; a curriculum vitae; a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until a later stage of consideration, after consultation with the candidate.

Applications received by January 15, 2017 are assured full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04418.


Corrected – New Aerospace Engineering Position and other open positions | University of California’s Samueli School of Engineering is Seeking Candidates for Multiple Tenured/Tenure-track Professor Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Aerospace Engineering

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. We seek an individual who will strengthen our aerospace engineering research and educational programs. Applicants from all areas of aerospace engineering are welcome; of particular interest are applicants with disciplinary expertise in aerodynamics, structures, and/or system optimization, who are applying this expertise to design the next generation of aerospace vehicles. Preference will be given to applicants who have synergies with existing faculty.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate from an accredited university in aerospace engineering or a closely related field, by the time of employment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong publication record, recruit and supervise graduate students, teach core undergraduate and graduate aerospace courses, develop a sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty, and engage in service to the university and to the aerospace engineering profession. Information about the Department can be found at the website: http://mae.eng.uci.edu/.

Applications should include a cover letter; a description of research and teaching interests, including ability to contribute to the aerospace program; a curriculum vitae; a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until a later stage of consideration, after consultation with the candidate.

Applications received by January 15, 2017 are assured full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04418.


Year 2 – NSF REU Entrepreneurial Research Experience – Now Open!

Applications are now being accepted for Year 2 of our Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates that will happen in the Summer 2018! The aim of this E-REU is to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. For more information: http://e-reu.engr.uconn.edu/


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.