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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

VIEW THE EVENT



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


Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Experiences at Kettering University

Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Experiences at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan

After a phenomenal first year, Kettering University is excited to begin the second year of its REU summer research program: Utilizing Plants for Innovative Research. The program will continue to be stimulating and unique given its interdisciplinary approach to unite minds from the science and engineering fields to investigate modern problems related to plant science, medical research, and natural products.

Benefits for students participating in the program include:
gaining knowledge of cutting-edge scientific methodology to answer intriguing research questions as participants work with leading researchers;
having the opportunity to work directly with multiple faculty members, from different disciplines, to implement research projects;
gaining skills related to critical thinking in the sciences and engineering through research experience and journal clubs as well as knowledge of professional development;
having the opportunity to visit other research centers, colleges, and universities in Michigan to understand the various manners in which research is conducted as well as explore possible graduate school programs;
meeting other like-minded students interested in science and engineering; and
exploring Flint and Michigan, an exciting city and state, respectively, with much to offer, from arts and culture to food to outdoor activities.
The 2017 cohort conducted excellent research that has already resulted into multiple conference presentations. The students had a positive experience, which you can read about here.

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at upir-reu@kettering.edu or visit the program website.

Please share this information with interested students. Flyers to distribute and hang in your department are available here.

Additional resources:
– Program website
– Research projects
– Flyers to share with interested students
– Apply now!


Opportunities for Students – Eastern Michigan University,USA

Eastern Michigan University, USA

Master of Science in

Polymers and Coatings Technology

The graduate (MS) program in Polymers and Coatings Technology of EMU is among very
few such programs offered in the U.S. and well recognized by the industries. The curriculum
(30-32 credit hours) is designed to provide graduates with the background necessary for
career in polymers, paints, coatings, plastics, composites, rubber, adhesives, inks and related
fields. Graduates pursue careers in research and development, technical, manufacturing, sales
and marketing, consultancy or can become entrepreneurs with small business in the above
mentioned fields.
Program highlights:
 100% placement of graduates: Consistent record, campus recruiting.
 Potential employment / internship opportunities – world class companies – (DuPont, DOW,
BASF, PPG, Ford, GM, Akzo Nobel, Henkel,.). American company experience.
 Scholarships, Graduate Assistantship, and other forms of financial assistance available.
 Full-time faculty with vast industrial and research experience
 Option for research (thesis) or independent study
 Coating Research Institute – state-of-art facility, students involvement in cutting-edge
research & development
Admission Requirements:
 Meet degree admission requirements of EMU graduate school
 Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field (with 1 year of physical chemistry,
organic chemistry, and instrumentation) or equivalent.
 Please contact program coordinator, if you have relevant work experience but degree
in other areas.
Click here for more information: https://www.emich.edu/cot/et/programs/pc/
For more information please contact Program Coordinator:

Prof. Vijay Mannari

E-mail: polymers_coatings@emich.edu Phone: 734-487-1235


Sept 22, 2017
Awards and Accolades for EMU Polymer & Coatings Tech. Students
Graduate students of Polymers and Coatings (PC) program of College of Technology have made
significant achievements and demonstrated their outstanding competitive edge at national and
international events and programs, making EMU proud, while inspiring new graduate students.
Ozlem Akdogan, participated in three conferences to share her research outcomes and recognized for her
excellence in research. Besides awarded for the “best abstract award” at EMU’s
graduate research conference 2017, she was selected for “Outstanding graduate
research award in polymer science and engineering” by American Chemical Society
during its national meeting at San Francisco, in April 2017. Her research poster was
also among top 10 out of 600 posters at the International Polymer Science and Tech.
conference –MACRO 2017, in India.
Himanshu Manchanda and Forough Zareanshahraki
received outstanding technical poster award and $350
prize at the 2017 annual FOCUS conference of Detroit
Society for Coatings Technology, held in Troy, MI
during May 2017. Their technical posters were highly
appreciated by the committee.
Each year, Powder Coatings Institute (PCI) of Ohio, an
industrial
membership-based professional non-profit organization,
invites applications for coveted scholarship for deserving
students from across the United States. This year two EMU
students – Raviteja Kommineni and Shiyin Yu are selected
for this $5000 scholarship that will help support their
education at EMU.
EMU Polymers &
Coatings students were very fortunate for their selection for
summer internship program at Sherwin Williams, Cleveland, OH –
the largest paint company in North America. One of the EMU
summer intern, Harshit Gupta was selected from among 20 interns
from across the country for a $1000 scholarship, while Diana
Rodriguez was recognized with 3rd prize for poster award.
We are very thrilled and proud of this continued excellence by our students in various events and for
building a strong national and international reputation of Polymers and Coatings program and of EMU.
PC faculty is committed to provide outstanding mentorship and graduate experience to our students.
EMU’s Polymers and Coatings program is among a very few such niche programs in the country with high
visibility and reputation for excellence in education and research.


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!


Bioenergy Summer Research Experience

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at Michigan State University invites applications from undergraduate students interested in a career in bioenergy for our Summer Undergraduate Research Program in 2018.  We are asking for your help to identify exceptional students with an interest in bioenergy research.

The program is expected to run from May 20 through July 28; exceptions may be made for students who attend schools on the trimester schedule and cannot arrive by May 20.  The total stipend is $5,000; additionally, room and board on the MSU campus and up to $500 for round-trip travel to/from East Lansing are provided.

Requirements for application:
·       Undergraduates currently enrolled in a four-year program.
·       Not an incoming freshman or graduating senior.

Strong preference will be given to:
·       Members of an underrepresented group in science.
·       First in their family to attend college.
·       Students at small colleges without broad research facilities.
·       Students with demonstrated interest in a career in bioenergy research.

Applications are due February 4, 2018.


MIT Amgen Scholars Program, Summer 2018

We want you to be aware of an exciting opportunity for students to engage in research at MIT as part of our summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA.

Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.