Having trouble deciding when you need to cite a source? Not quite sure whether you should quote that paper you’re reading or summarize it? Join us at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 in Library 244 for a library workshop on citing your sources and how to avoid plagiarism. Register for this workshop here.
From its inception, the goal of the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program has been to increase the number of STEM professionals in the U.S. workforce. The NDSEG Fellowship Program is a three-year funding opportunity for students in or near the beginning stages of their overall graduate study and it is meant for students who plan to pursue research-based doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
The program provides awarded fellows with:
• 36 months of full tuition and mandatory fee coverage at any accredited U.S. institution;
• A $1,000 medical health insurance allowance per each year of the three-year program tenure;
• And $102,000.00 in stipend payments over three years.
Students can start applying to the program as early as their undergraduate senior year and as late as the start of their third year of overall graduate study. This year’s deadline for a 2017 award is December 9, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Our team can be reached at NDSEG@asee.org or at (202) 649 – 3831.
Direct questions to NDSEG Program Manager, Rachel Levitin
1818 N Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 649-3831
The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
This year the program will award approximately 36 dissertation fellowships providing one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. This national competition is administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies) on behalf of the Ford Foundation.
ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY
Awards will be made for study in research-based programs that include the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs,
Online applicaiton deadline November 10, 2016. See the online fellowship application.
From Amazon’s description of Shimel’s book: “As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and papers. Success isn’t defined by getting papers into print, but by getting them into the reader’s consciousness. Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story. It uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing with those from the author’s years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, the book shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension.”
“Writing Science” talk on Friday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. in Forestry G002. also, see Shimel’s science writing blog.
Shimel , a microbial ecologist, will also give a talk on”The Biogeochemistry of Drought,”t 12:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 27). Both seminars will be held in the Noblet Forestry Building Room G002.
The 2017 O.H. Ammann Fellowship application is now available. Each year SEI awards multiple Ammann Fellowships to graduate students who are creating new knowledge in structural engineering. Please share this opportunity with your students or other interested parties.
Applications should be submitted before November 1, 2016. Please contact me if you need more time.
To learn more and to apply, visit the Ammann Fellowship webpage
Questions? Contact Susan Reid at email@example.com
WTS is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the transportation industry. The WTS Foundation (WTSF) was formed in 2009 to provide scholarships to support the next generation of transportation professionals in our mission.
The local WTS Michigan Chapter is supporting two scholarships for deserving women in Michigan all of which have been doubled in amount again this year! One undergraduate scholarship at $1,500 and one graduate scholarship at $2,000. The women that win at the local level are automatically entered at the International level for their chance at scholarships totaling $5,000 and $10,000 respectively.
Applications are due on November 14th, 2016.
Contact Lauren Warren WarrenLa@pbworld.com with any questions you may have.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, held on Oct. 12, featured 10 speakers from departments across the University. The competition encourages graduate students to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Six of the students who participated advanced from the preliminary heats to compete in the finals. The winner of the competition, who will advance to the Midwestern Association of Graduate School’s 3MT Competition in April, was Divya Kamath’s presentation on improving water quality with aquesous phase advanced oxidation processes. Muraleekrishnan Menon’s presentation on improving wind turbine rotors using active flow-control devices took second. The audience selected Leigh Miller’s presentation on the protection of clean water in Panama as their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.
The event was sponsored by the Graduate Student Government and the Graduate School. Thank you to all of the judges, volunteers and competitors who helped make the event a success. Originally written by Tyler Capek in TechToday, 10/20/16
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition (originally conceived by The University of Queensland) celebrates both research and clear communication in a competition to get your disseratation across to a mixed non-specialist audience in only 3 minutes with only one slide. All student presenters are winners just for attempting this feat. Pictured in the photo are the winners according to the panel of judges and people’s choice award. If you missed this event this year, be sure to look for it next year.
The Executive Committee of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) is soliciting nominations for the 2017 MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level. Michigan Tech may nominate one candidate in each disciplinary category.
- will have earned a master of science degree between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 in the fields of
- Social Sciences OR
- Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
- will have completed an original thesis that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline
- will not have earned a PhD (or comparable research degree) in any discipline prior to the writing of the master’s thesis
The 2018 competition will seek nominees in the fields of Biological/Life Sciences or the Humanities.
Please see our web page for complete details on eligibility and application procedures.
Nomination packets are due by 4pm, October 18, 2016 to the Graduate School via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or campus mail (address to Debra Charlesworth). Eligible students with a complete nomination packet will be evaluated by a panel of faculty from the University.
Are you working on formatting corrections for your dissertation, thesis, or report? Do you need help? Join the Graduate School (email@example.com) for group work hours. These workshops are provided at no charge to students working on a dissertation, thesis, or report. Staff will able to help with the changes required by the Graduate School for these documents in MS Office. Assistance will also be available for converting documents to PDF from Word and how to make simple corrections and check your document in Adobe Acrobat. The workshops will be in rooms with PCs with University software, or you may bring your own laptop. Distance students may contact firstname.lastname@example.org about remote assistance during these times via web conferencing. If you need additional help outside of these times, please contact the Graduate School. On a limited basis, one-on-one assistance with a $30/hour fee may be available through the GS-CAP program. Please contact the Graduate School for more information.
All workshops will be held from 1-3pm on the following dates in Dillman 101 unless otherwise noted:
- Thursday, November 10, 2016
- Monday, November 14, 2016
- Thursday, November 17, 2016
- Monday, November 28, 2016 (NOTE: last day to submit for fall 2016)
- Thursday, December 8, 2016
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (NOTE: 11am – 2pm)