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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

2017 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowships

Applications for the 2017 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program are now open and are due on Friday, February 3, 2017. The application and more information about the program can befound at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

In the US, the For Women In Science fellowship program awards five post‐doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics who are committed to serving as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Questions should be e‐mail to Rachel Pacifico at rpacifico@us.loreal.com. Application materials are online.

 

U.S. Department of DOE Scholars Internship Program

U.S. Department of DOE Scholars Internship Program

 The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations.  Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific and policy research settings within the DOE complex.  Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines:  Engineering, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, Physics, Business, Policy, Program Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Safety and Health, Accounting and Finance, Law, Communications and other related areas at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) administers a special DOE Scholars Program for Veterans.  Veterans are placed in a variety of federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area.

The DOE Scholars Program presents you with the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at  various stages in your education.

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizenship (verification will be required if selected), and at least 16 years of age (no exceptions).
  • Undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate of an accredited institute of higher education.  Exceptions may be made on academic status on a case-by-case basis for sumer appointments only.

Application closes Thursday, December 15, 2016 – click http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/index.html to get started NOW!

Rotary District 6220 Global Grant Scholarship for 2017-2018

This Program provides $30,000 scholarship awards for graduate studies at a qualified college/university outside the USA for US citizens; or, for international citizens outside their native country where a Rotary host club can be identified.  Scholars must commence studies during 2017-18 academic year.

Eligible applicants will have a demonstrated record of high academic achievement; a reasonable level of proficiency in the language of the region of study; excellent leadership skills and potential; a proven record of success in his or her academic field or vocation; a commitment to community service; well-defined and realistic goals; concrete ideas for advancing within his or her chosen field; and, sincerity about maintaining a lifelong relationship with Rotary after the scholarship period.  

To be eligible for a Rotary District 6220 Global Grant Scholarship, you must have a background, intended graduate studies and future career plans related to at least one of the following focus areas:
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Disease Prevention and Treatment
Water and Sanitation
Maternal and Child Health
Basic Education and Literacy
Economic and Community Development

More information on this opportunity can be found on the Rotary District 6220 web site.