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National Wildlife Federation seeking 4 graduate students for NWF EcoLeaders Fellowships

The National Wildlife Federation is currently seeking four graduate students to support our NWF EcoLeaders Program. Each fellowship is for a term of 4 -6 months (based on student schedule), and while fellows spend various amounts of time on their projects each week, the average amount of time spent will be 40 hours monthly. The fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend, professional development assistance and networking opportunities, and the possibility of academic credit for successful completion of the project, as an independent study or integration of fellowship project into course curriculula.

Graduate students from any college or university within the U.S are applicable. Current and former employees of National Wildlife Federation and former NWF Campus Ecology Fellows are ineligible to apply. Former NWF interns are eligible to apply following one year from their final work date.
http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/Get-Involved/Apply-for-a-Fellowship.aspx

The deadline to submit applications is May 7, 2017.


Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy for 2018

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (formerly Women’s Policy, Inc.) has been the home for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy since 2014 (formerly the WREI Fellowships). The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in Congressional offices.

The Fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WCPI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, DC, this program is unique—the only graduate level fellowship program on Capitol Hill directly by, for, and about women.

Application materials for the 2018 Class of Fellows are now available! Click the Eligibility and Application tab for more details! The deadline for all application materials is close of business on Thursday, June 1, 2017.


Applications for Fulbright US Student Program are Open

The Fulbright US Student Program application is now open for the 2018-2019 award year. The Fulbright program is a nationally competitive program sponsored by the US Department of State and provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to study, conduct research or serve as English teaching assistants for a year abroad. Grants are available in 140 countries and the goal of the program is to promote mutual exchange and build relations between the United States and those countries.

Successful applicants come from all areas of study, from STEM to Visual and Performing Arts. Eligibility requirements are that they hold a bachelor’s degree at the time of starting their grant period and are US citizens. Grants typically include funding for round-trip travel, living expenses and healthcare benefits.

Students who will be graduating from Michigan Tech by Spring 2018, and are interested in going abroad to pursue a graduate degree, do an independent research or arts project, or teach English, should start thinking about the program now, as it takes several months to put together a competitive application. Michigan Tech’s internal deadline is Monday, Sept. 25.

If you or your students are interested in learning more, contact Michigan Tech’s Fulbright Program Adviser, Helen Halt, in the International Programs and Services office at 7-1218.

Additional information can be found on the Fulbright website.


New Fellowship Opportunity for Data Science Grads

ACM SIGHPC and Intel have partnered to create Computational and Data Science Fellowships, a 5-year program to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science. Specifically targeted at women or students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field, the program is open to students pursuing degrees at institutions anywhere in the world.

Submissions close: April 30
Winners announced: by July 31

To qualify for a Computational & Data Science Fellowship, a student must be:

  • Either currently enrolled in a graduate program or accepted to begin in one no later than October 15
  • Pursuing a graduate degree – Master’s, PhD, or equivalent – in computational or data science (although the formal name of the program may be somewhat different)
  • Completed less than half of her/his planned program of study (with preference given to students who are still early in their studies)
  • A woman and/or a member of a racial/ethnic group that is currently underrepresented in the computing field in the country where the student will earn the degree

The Computational & Data Science Fellowships are made possible by a generous donation from Intel.

Questions?  See how to nominate and the FAQs (frequently asked questions) for more information.


Wayne State University Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) program

The Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) program fosters a diverse academic environment by supporting promising scholars studying urban disparities to launch their academic careers at Wayne State University.

The goal is to build a pool of early-career, urban-disparity scholars who will contribute to diversity and bolster academic excellence in keeping with Wayne State’s mission and strategic plan. Recent or upcoming Ph.D. graduates are encouraged to apply as postdoctoral fellows for three-year appointments beginning Sept. 1, 2017.

Successful candidates will  receive stipends plus excellent benefits. They will work with faculty mentors, participate in learning communities and receive funding for national conferences. Fellows who obtain external grants during their postdocs will be considered for Wayne State tenure-track appointments.

Applications for the fellowships begin immediately and end 5 p.m. on April 15

Below is a link which includes program information, FAQs, and an on-line application for prospective fellows.

PFT program info.

New Support Group for Graduate Students

Michigan Tech Counseling Services has started a support group for graduate students only.  The group will meet on Fridays at 2pm in the Relaxation Room (3rd Admin building) to provide support on a variety of topics that impact the graduate student population.
If you have any questions contact Kerri Mayra at kbmayra@mtu.edu.
Kerri Mayra, LLMSW
Clinical Counselor at Counseling Services

Michigan Technological University


DOE Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (2017 Solicitation 1). Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday May 16, 2017.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program and online application can be found at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

We would appreciate it very much if you could help distribute the program announcement to interested faculty members and graduate students in your institution. Go to the webpage to see the detailed list of the following genreal research areas:
Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)
Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
High Energy Physics (HEP)
Nuclear Physics (NP)

Sincerely,
Ping Ge, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Office of Science Graduate Student Research ProgramImage result
Office of Science, SC-27
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585


Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Awards. These graduate students have exhibited exceptional teaching abilities, have received excellent evaluations from students, and are respected by faculty in their respective departments. They are integral in the Univerisity’s teaching efforts. Congratulations, recipients!

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(listed by nominating depertment)
Srinivas Kannan, PhD in Biomedical Engineering
Amaneh Eslami Kenarsari, PhD in Civil Engineering
Rachel A. Martin, PhD in Chemical Engineering
Mehdi Jafari, PhD in Electrical Engineering
Caoyang Jiang, PhD in Electrical Engineering
Aref Majdara, PhD in Electrical Engineering
Shane W. Oberloier, MS in Electrical Engineering
Zhiyuan Yang, PhD in Electrical Engineering
Michael J. Candler, MS in Environmental Engineering
Olivia A. Barbee, PhD in Geology
Matthew T. Custer, MS in Applied Ecology
Danielle Rupp, PhD in Forest Science
Mohammad Reza Amini, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Pradeep Krishna Bhat, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Sarah Jalal, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Lauren Knop, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Jianyang Lyu, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Muraleekrishnan Menon Muraleedharan Nair, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Joseph E. Oncken, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Jiajun Song, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Nathan D. Spike, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Xiang Zhou, PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Cameron W. Goble, PhD in Biological Sciences
Chelsea J. Nikula, PhD in Chemistry
Simeon K. Schum, PhD in Chemistry
Mustafa Gezek, PhD in Mathematical Sciences
Huanhuan Zhu, PhD in Mathematical Sciences
Kevin Waters, PhD in Physics
Kimberly Tweedale, PhD in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture


Notice to all International Undergrad, Exchange, Transer and Graduate Students

All incoming international undergraduate, exchange, transfer, and graduate students will be required to participate in a series of one-hour Life@Michigan Tech workshops during Track A of the spring semester.  This series was developed to assist international students adjust to Michigan Tech’s academic and social community. These workshops are non-credit bearing and will not be listed on class schedules. Two different sections are open and students should sign up during their international student orientation Rights & Responsibilities session on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

The Life@ Michigan Tech workshops were piloted this past Fall with the encouragement of the Board of Trustees and support from a grant from the State of Michigan. The pre-to-post assessment surveys show a promising increase in all areas from students’ knowledge of services available and awareness of emergency/safety resources to successful adjustment to campus culture.

Please feel free to forward any questions from students to life@mtu.edu.

The Life@Michigan Tech team:
Cassy Tefft de Muñoz,  Beth Lunde, Darnishia Slade, Rhys Edwards,  and Debra Charlesworth


NASA Internship Program at Glenn Research Center

The Office of Education (OE) at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) is currently recruiting for the NASA Internship Program at Glenn.  This is a 10-week paid internship program for eligible college students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as paid fellowships for faculty members.  The dates of the two summer sessions are as follows:

  • Session #1:  June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017
  • Session #2:  June 12, 2017 – August 18, 2017

 Participants have the opportunity to work with some of the Nation’s most talented scientists and engineers advancing  careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); and non-STEM majors that lend support to the NASA mission. Participating in internships and fellowship programs is an important part of the personal growth and professional development of college students and faculty.  At NASA GRC, we understand how beneficial these opportunities are for participants of all backgrounds.

All interested faculty members and students, please register to attend our NASA GRC virtual career fair on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 2 – 3:30  p.m. EST.   

The following login/dial-in information is set for the webinar:

Virtual meeting space:  Dial-in Audio Connection:  Toll free (844) 467-6272, then enter passcode 988353. Connect 10 minutes prior to start time,  sign-in with first and last name

 

Vanessa R. Webbs, M.Ed., Internship Project Manager
NASA Glenn Research Center
GRC-Intern@mail.nasa.gov