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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


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

Potential student funding opportunities

Good afternoon.

Please see the list below and application deadline for some of them is nearby.

  1. US DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
  2. US DOE Scholars Program
  3. Los Alamos National Lab’s Computer System, Cluster and Networking Summer Institute
  4. NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program
  5. Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship
  6. Blue Waters Student Internship Program

I’ll be meeting the folks in charge of (or at least, very closely associated with) most of these programs and opportunities during the annual Supercomputing conference. I can get additional information, if necessary.

Best regards,
Gowtham



Hispanic Professional Engineers, Faculty Development Institute (FDI)

You are invited to attend the 2017 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Faculty Development Institute (FDI) during the SHPE National Conference on November 1st-5th, 2017, in Kansas City. FDI is partially funded by the ASSIST and INCLUDES LEVERAGE grants from the National Science Foundation. FDI aims to mentor and support pre-tenure engineering faculty for success in the engineering professoriate. This one-day workshop will be held on November 2 and is designed to provide skills and resources needed to obtain tenure and successfully transition to tenured faculty appointments. The sessions are focused on writing grant proposals, funding strategies, and tips from NSF Program Directors. Participants will be able to connect with tenured faculty role models who can provide mentoring and guidance. It will be an exciting learning experience. I hope you can join us.

Travel grants are available to attend. Review of applications will begin on October 2, and will occur on a rolling basis while space is available. You can apply by clicking here. For more information, please contact Dora Renaud at dorar@shpe.org with questions.

More information on the SHPE conference can be found here.

Please feel free to forward this email to your colleagues.

Dora Renaud, Ed.D.
Senior Director of Academic Programs & Professional Development
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
13181 Crossroads Parkway North, Suite 450
City of Industry, CA 91746
Cell: 214-566-1263
http://shpeconference.shpe.org/