Archives—January 2018

AISES Internship Opportunity at BMM Test Labs

BMM Testlabs Partners with AISES for Exciting 2018 Summer Internship Opportunity

AISES is proud to announce that BMM Testlabs, a gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, will be partnering with AISES for the 2018 BMM Testlabs Internship Program. Applications are now being accepted through February 16, 2018.

The 10-week internship will run from June through August 2018 at BMM’s headquarters in Las Vegas. As a donor to the AISES scholarship fund for a number of years, BMM and AISES created the internship to further Tribal students’ opportunities. The program will provide students with applied work experience and an opportunity to explore career options in the casino gaming industry. The intern will assist test engineers as part of a team responsible for: assessing gaming technology integrity, accountability and functionality, performing statistical analysis of gaming device and game probabilities, reviewing gaming device and system source code and assist with the development of testing procedures.

BMM’s Jodi DiLascio, Director, Tribal Gaming and Member, NIGA Board of Directors, commented, “BMM is honored to be a part of a program that supports education for Tribal students. Our commitment to the Tribal community is great and we can only hope to continue to work with amazing organizations, like AISES, to expand their opportunities.”

Kellie Jewett-Fernandez (Cheyenne River Lakota), Director of Business and Program Development with AISES stated, “Internships provide AISES students with opportunities to explore career options and gain valuable work experience. As the gaming industry continues to be a significant part of Tribal economies across the country, AISES is thrilled to work with BMM in their efforts to connect students with exciting opportunities in the technical workforce.”

For more information on how to apply, please visit http://www.aises.org/internships/bmm-test-labs-internship


GSG SPARK: A Professional Development Workshop

SPARK

A series of power packed sessions on life building skills that will help make your journey of entrepreneurship, job search, career growth and self–development productive and successful!

WHEN:    January 24th, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  MUB Ballroom B

Register for the sessions via https://goo.gl/forms/4zqsGCHrVQ2Zqr8L2.

You can find more details about the schedule and sessions here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/404449663338724/ (This too has a registration link. )

http://gsg.mtu.edu/activities/academic/academics-seminars/spark/

Sponsored by:

  • College of Engineering
  • Career Services
  • Graduate School
  • Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement

MIND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, AT MY NEW NONPROFIT, STATION1
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: DESIGNING STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING EXPERIENCES 2018 SUMMER INSTITUTE AT OLIN COLLEGE
  3. GRADUATE STUDENT EXPERIENCES SURVEY: SURVEY ON GRADUATE STUDENT ENGINEERING IDENTITY AND MOTIVATION IN GRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS
  4. DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMSHANOVER COLLEGE
  5. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INVENTION COLLABORATIVE
  6. REGISTRATION OPEN: 2018 COLLABORATIVE NETWORK FOR ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING (CONECD) CONFERENCE
  7. UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR A TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION AT THE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
  8. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ON THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) FOR UNDERGRADUATES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
  9. WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY: RETHINKING ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT HSIS

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  1. DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, AT MY NEW NONPROFIT, STATION1

As Director of Programs, you will assume a key leadership role with responsibility for the operational success of all Station1 programs. More specifically, you will oversee, coordinate, and manage Station1’s inaugural program — a ten-week residential, summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-focused postsecondary educational and research program. Summer@Station1 will bring together a diverse cohort of college-level students, across race, gender, socioeconomic background, region, and life experiences, who will participate in team-based projects, gain experience through state-of-the-art internships, and build mentoring relationships.

 

LEARN MORE HERE:http://tsne.org/director-programs-station1

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: DESIGNING STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING EXPERIENCES 2018 SUMMER INSTITUTE AT OLIN COLLEGE

 

The 2018 Collaboratory Summer Institute, Designing Student-Centered Learning Experienceshttp://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.

 

 

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  1. GRADUATE STUDENT EXPERIENCES SURVEY: SURVEY ON GRADUATE STUDENT ENGINEERING IDENTITY AND MOTIVATION IN GRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are conducting a National Science Foundation funded study (#1535254) on graduate student engineering identity and motivation in graduate programs. The survey is voluntary, confidential, accessible online, and will only take students about 15 minutes to complete.

 

We have selected a nationally representative sample of engineering graduate programs to participate in the survey and will be sending emails to graduate program directors inviting those programs to participate. If you receive an email, please help us by providing an email list of graduate engineering students. If you would like your program’s students to be included, please provide an email list of students here. Participating programs will receive aggregate information about their students’ responses.

 

For more information about the project, please visit our website here.

 

Thank you for your time,

Cheryl Cass, North Carolina State University

Adam Kirn, University of Nevada, Reno

 

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  1. DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMSHANOVER COLLEGE

 

Indiana’s oldest private liberal arts college, invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Director of Engineering Programs. Building on the basis of an

already established curriculum and corporate partnerships, the Director will have the opportunity to further define a distinctive program.

 

Hanover has formed an Engineering Advisory Board that includes leadership from a strong manufacturing base and helps shape the relationship of the community with the College. A potential hub for specialized expertise and research, Hanover seeks to further partner with local and regional industry for experiential learning, student intern opportunities, technology transfer, and entrepreneurial growth. These initiatives will advance the College and positively impact the economic development of Jefferson County and the southeastern region of Indiana.

 

The College seeks an effective academic leader (rank open) with demonstrated skills in the

classroom and in departmental/program leadership. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D.

in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field. More information about the position,

including a complete list of the required and desired qualifications, can be found in the position

profile at http://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/Hanoverprofile.pdf.

 

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  1. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INVENTION COLLABORATIVE

The Reinvention Collaborative, a national consortium of research universities dedicated to strengthening undergraduate education, is seeking an Executive Director for the Reinvention Collaborative and Associate Provost at Colorado State University, which serves as the institutional home for the Collaborative. Founded in 2000, the Collaborative has approximately 70 members and is governed by a fifteen-member, elected board. The Collaborative supports the University Vice Provost/President Network, which includes twice yearly meetings for senior-level faculty administrators who have campus-wide responsibility for undergraduate education (typically associate or vice provosts). The Collaborative supports four Specialized Networks that are focused on Curricular and Co-Curricular Engagement and Integrative Learning; The Science of Learning/Pedagogical Innovation; Student Success/Learning Analytics; Advising and Academic Guidance. This position offers an opportunity to guide an established national organization devoted to student success and develop innovative undergraduate programming at a major land-grant university. The full job description is posted on the CSU jobs website,https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/52037.

 

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  1. REGISTRATION OPEN: 2018 COLLABORATIVE NETWORK FOR ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING (CONECD) CONFERENCE

Registration is now open for the 2018 Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing (CoNECD) Conference! Use promo code ASEE18 to receive early bird discount. This is available for any ASEE member who is registering for the conference.

https://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/conecd/2018/registration

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  1. UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR A TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION AT THE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

The Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in fall 2018. A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and experience in the area of Materials Science and Manufacturing is required. The successful candidate must be strongly committed to undergraduate teaching, research, advising, and laboratory development. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Duties of the successful candidate include teaching courses, conducting research, serving the university and actively supporting the program’s ABET accreditation efforts. The University of Houston-Clear Lake is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer supporting workplace diversity. Applications accepted only online at our Job Opportunities page https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex4_uhcl/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=10400120292

 

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  1. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ON THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) FOR UNDERGRADUATES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

The Computer Science Department at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) will hold a ten-week 2018 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on the Internet of Things http://iotreu.cs.ucf.edu/. REU students will be trained in research-based theory and applications of the technologies used in this fast-moving interdisciplinary field. The REU students will join well-established research groups under the close supervision of faculty with expertise in security, privacy, hardware design, data analytics, healthcare simulations, and social computing.

REU program datesMay 14, 2018 – July 20, 2018

Eligibility requirements

–        Sophomore, junior or senior undergraduates

–        Majors: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and information technology

–        Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

–        Minimum overall GPA 2.7

Program Benefits

–        $5000 stipend

–        $600 travel allowance

–        On-campus housing

–        Meal allowance

The application deadline is March 1, 2018. Interested students must submit applications online at  http://iotreu.cs.ucf.edu/. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Damla Turgut at turgut@cs.ucf.edu

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  1. WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY: RETHINKING ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT HSIS

Join us for an NSF supported interactive, design-focused workshop aimed at rethinking engineering education at HSIs. During the workshop, you will:

    • Be introduced to three educational ideas that will help you examine your own beliefs about engineering education and its contexts.
    • Explore opportunities and challenges related to applying these and other educational ideas at your institutions.
    • Use these ideas to develop a prototype of an educational innovation that you can implement upon returning to your institution.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop

SURF is a research fellowship program that offers undergraduate students a $4000 stipend to work for 10 weeks on research on campus in the summer. Applications are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer. This workshop will be led by Will Cantrell.

Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Fisher Hall, 130

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Amgen Scholars Summer Program on Trialect

Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides 240 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of Europe, USA, and Asia’s premier educational institutions – posted on Trialect . Eligible students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the world may apply. Stipend, Housing and round-trip travel costs are covered and the amount depends on the host University. Depending up on where you live, you can apply to the following programs:

Amgen Scholars Europe
Amgen Scholars USA
Amgen Scholars Worldwide

We appreciate if you can refer medical students and undergraduate students in life sciences to these programs.




SURE REU at Georgia Tech-Summer 2018

Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science Program (SURE) at Georgia Tech

SURE is a 10-week residential summer research program offered at the Georgia
Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The program focuses on rising juniors and
seniors who are interested in attending graduate school in a STEM field. Students
from under-represented minority groups and women are highly encouraged to apply.

• Housing, meals, and travel expenses are provided, plus a $5,000 stipend
• Advisement and mentoring by Georgia Tech graduate students and faculty

An opportunity to find out more about research and life at Georgia Tech!

May 20 – July 27, 2018
Summer Undergraduate Research
in Engineering/Science Program
(SURE) at Georgia Tech

Applications Open: December 1, 2017
Deadline for applications: March 1, 2018
For more information, contact us at sure@ece.gatech.edu

Or visit sure.gatech.edu



Nominations Open for 2018 MAGS Excellence in Teaching Awards

Nominations are now open for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Awards. Michigan Tech may nominate one student at the MS and PhD level. Nominations are due to the Graduate School no later than 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Eligible students:

  • will have been enrolled at Michigan Tech during the 2017 calendar year and have a teaching appointment
  • will have earned the Michigan Tech Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • will have an excellent teaching portfolio and student evaluations
    Graduate program assistants and directors have been provided a list of eligible students.

See the application page for complete details on what is required for a nomination