Archives—January 2018

Deadline March 1 – UConn E-REU program

I am reaching out to you to alert you that 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. Please pass along and share the attached flier with those that may be interested. For more information:

Have you ever considered starting your own business, seeking a patent for one of your ideas, or are interested in cutting edge research and translating those ideas to the marketplace? If so, UConn’s Entrepreneurial REU is for you!

Join us for a 10-week REU program: June 4th – August 10th, 2018!

University of South Carolina M.S. in Entrepreneurial Engineering

Fast Track Your Career in Startups and Innovative Corporations:

The University of South Carolina’s unique one-year graduate program is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and Computing and the Darla Moore School of Business. Designed for students and professionals in STEM fields, the program focuses on technology innovation, prototyping, customer discovery, business model development, commercialization, and legal protection.

Highlights of the Masters of Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Engineering Program:

Accelerated. One-year graduate program at the nexus of innovation and commercialization

Customized. Integrated curriculum, new venture projects and entrepreneurship immersion module

Flexible.  Open to candidates with B.S. degree in science, technology, engineering, and math

To Learn More About the Program:

Watch the program video.

Visit the program website with the list and description of courses.

Attend the information session webinars:

Thursday, February 15 @ 4 pm (EST) – Register here.

Thursday, March 8 @ 4 pm (EST) – Register here.

Thursday, April 5 @ 4 pm (EST) – Register here.

To Apply:

Apply directly at the USC Graduate School.

USF REU in Functional Materials and Manufacturing

Research Experience for Undergraduates
University of South Florida
Functional Materials and Manufacturing Institute
Led by our Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Students in the REU will have the choice to select projects from a wide variety of functional materials and materials manufacturing and processing areas including additive manufacturing, biomaterials for neuroengineering and other applications, functional membranes, materials for energy systems, and many more.

The deadline for applications is February 13, 2018.

REU Opportunity – Colorado School of Mines

May 28, 2018 – August 3, 2018

Polymer science and engineering provides jobs and produces technologies that advance our quality of life. The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is offering a unique interdisciplinary research experience for undergraduates that will apply polymer science and polymer engineering practices to 21st century technologies such as fuel cell membranes, solar cells, coatings, and health care. REU participants will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors from the departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials Science.

Application Deadline is March 9, 2018

Career Fair Clothing for Students

Gently worn women’s business clothing

for students at no cost!

February 17


Harold Meese Center
Michigan Tech, Building #84
at the corner of Houghton Avenue & Pearl Street

across from Jim’s Foodmart

This event is made possible through the generous donations of faculty, staff, alumni and community.
Perfect attire for career fair and interviews!

2018 Position Announcement for Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr, Cal Poly Pomona

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Position Announcement for Assistant Professor
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. We are particularly interested in applicants with specialties in control and robotics.
The Position: The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the potential to establish a research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include both introductory and advanced courses, as well as assisting in curriculum development. The applicant will be expected to advise students; serve on department, college and university committees; and engage in professional activities. Applicants whose work supports the university’s Learn by Doing philosophy and demonstrates a commitment to both the highest standards of professional ethics and to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. 
Minimum Requirements: 

§ Completion of a PhD in electrical or computer engineering or a related area from an accredited university by June 30, 2018

§ Expertise in the area of control and robotics within electrical or computer engineering

§ Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching

§ Be able to teach a broad range of courses in electrical and computer engineering

§ Strong oral and written communication skills

§ Evidence of commitment to work with diverse students and community populations. Evidence of a commitment to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

§ Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, particularly in laboratory or project courses

§ Professional engineering work experience 

§ Demonstrated ability to develop teaching laboratory facilities and curriculum

§ Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct an applied research program

§ Experience with contracts and grants for applied research projects, preferably as a PI or co-PI

§ Demonstrated ability to establish industrial collaborations
Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of:

§ A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and preparation to meet the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;

§ A curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of five individuals (at least three) who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; 

§ A statement of teaching philosophy; 

§ A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced);

§ A list of courses the candidate is prepared to teach, courses they can teach with some additional preparation, and courses they would like to develop;

§ A copy of transcripts showing the highest degree earned or in progress;

§ Completed Academic Application Form and Academic Supplemental Application Form (available at

§ Finalists for the position will be required to provide three recent letters of reference (PDF format by email preferred) and an official transcript showing the highest degree earned.
The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by February 16, 2018. Only completed applications will be considered. Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests, and application materials to: 
Chair, Electrical Engineering Search Committee
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.4609 FAX: 909.869.4687
The University: Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.
The College: The College of Engineering is the 17th largest engineering school in the nation, and is ranked as one of the best public undergraduate engineering colleges in the nation. The College has had over fifty-five years of success in producing over 25,000 workforce ready engineers and engineering technologists. Our graduates are working throughout California and the nation to meet increasingly complex technical and socio-economic challenges posed by the ever-growing global economy.
The Department: The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers B.S and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Engineering. The graduate and undergraduate curricula include a large number of laboratories where students experience the practical application of concepts learned in the classroom. Additionally, a senior design project including both design and implementation is required of all undergraduates. More information about the instructional program is available at
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. The successful candidates will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the potential to establish a research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include both introductory and advanced courses, as well as assisting in curriculum development. The applicant will be expected to advise students; serve on department, college and university committees; and engage in professional activities. Applicants whose work supports the university’s Learn by Doing philosophy and demonstrate a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. For a full position description and application procedures, please see EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

Snowman Left Behind

Hello parents! My name is John Nowosad and I am a representative of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Michigan Technological University. How would you and your children like to participate in breaking a world record?
The USG along with the Memorial Union Board at Michigan Tech are planning on breaking “the most snowmen built in one hour” world record on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Sherman Field. Check-in begins at noon, and the big event will begin at approximately 1:00 PM.
No pre-registration is required. Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children ages 14-17 must bring a waiver signed by their parent or guardian (attached).  All participants will be required to sign a waiver before the event.
On the day of the event, park in Lot 24 off of Sharon Avenue.  Follow the path up to Sherman Field and visit one of the check-in tables.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.  Follow our Facebook page at  for the most up-to-date announcements.

Drugs and alcohol are not permitted on campus.
For more information about the Undergraduate Student Government at Michigan Tech, visit our website at
John Nowosad
USG office phone number:906-487-2406

2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Tickle College of Engineering

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program (SURE) is a strategic initiative of the college’s Office of Diversity Programs. The goal of this program is recruit students from broadening participation programs (LSAMP, McNair, etc.) to engage in research and prepare for graduate school.

The program runs from June 4, 2018, to July 27, 2018. Each student earns approximately $4,000 for eight weeks of research. Campus housing is provided at no cost. Travel expenses up to $500 are also covered.

Application deadline is February 16, 2018.

2018 GLRSS Conference & The Kresge Foundation Reception

Oakland University
Office of Student Success & Experiential Learning Center
2018 Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference
hosted by Oakland University

February 15-16, 2018
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI
Personal Invitation
Please consider this your personal invitation to attend this year’s Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference in Detroit, MI,focused on Closing the Gap
Closing the gap between college access and college completion for all students is the number one priority of higher education for this decade. Post-secondary institutions are facing significant challenges to achieving this goal.
This year’s conference brings together experts and practitioners to focus on how we can close the gap and provide all students with the opportunity for social mobility through education.
The Kresge Foundation Reception
The Kresge Foundation, the main conference sponsor, will be hosting a reception the first night of the conference inviting senior leaders to attend.
Invitations will be sent out electronically the week fo January 28th to all who have registered for the conference.
Reserve your spot and experience:
Hearing from nationally known keynote speakers,
Learning more about best practices for Student Success,
Connecting with colleagues from the Great Lakes States,
Exploring the motor city while you are here.
Receiving an invitation to The Kresge Foundation reception!
Hotel Reservation
Oakland University
Office of Student Success & Experiential Learning Center
157 North Foundation Hall
318 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-4482
Krista Malley Conference Coordinator