Virtual Hackathon

My name is Joe Ferrara and I am reaching out on behalf of AVA Labs – a leading blockchain platform spun out of Cornell and led by Professor Emin Gün Sirer. 

This May, we’ll be hosting a virtual hackathon for the top computer science and engineering students across the world to develop new applications for financial products and services, and build infrastructure tools that could someday be used by millions of people on the AVA platform. 

More details on the event are in the note below, and linked here:

And here is a recent Bloomberg News article featuring AVA: New Startup Aims to Prove Blockchain Fast Enough for Finance

We would be thrilled if you share this event with your students and encourage their participation.  Please feel free to use the following text, or let me know how if there’s another format your team uses to notify students of opportunities like this, and we will create what you need.

This May, AVA Labs, a next-generation blockchain platform spun out of Cornell and led by Professor Emin Gün Sirer, is hosting a month-long virtual hackathon for the best and brightest computer science and engineering students in the world. 

The event will focus on developing new applications for financial products and services, and infrastructure tools that could someday be used by millions of people on the AVA platform. In addition to opportunities for close mentorship with our engineering leadership and early exposure to the most anticipated blockchain launch of 2020, students will have the opportunity to compete for up to $50,000 in prizes.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and answering any questions you may have.

Kind regards,

Joseph FerraraBusiness Development Associate @ Ava Labs

Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Science, Technology, and Engineering

Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Science, Technology, and Engineering


*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

The future of transportation holds great promise, as well as new challenges. All modes of transportation rely on radiofrequency technology for Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) capabilities. Are you ready to be involved with this capability that affects the lives of people across the nation everyday?

Two post-graduate research project and developmental opportunities are currently available at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The appointments will be served within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) in Washington, DC.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participants will have the opportunity to conduct research on existing and emerging technologies, processes, and approaches for communications, navigation, and surveillance technologies that can be used to enhance the future of transportation. This research includes navigation and radiofrequency spectrum technologies for all modes of transportation and looking to the future with the role these technologies will play for automated vehicles. Research also supports radio frequency spectrum management, engineering, and analysis in close coordination with other DOT modal administrations to address issues of harmful frequency interference and operational degradation to transportation applications. 

Finally, the participants will have the chance to evaluate and assess backup and Complementary Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technologies that can be used for aviation, maritime, and/or surface transportation in the event of a degradation or disruption to GPS and the best mechanism to implement those technologies (e.g., Public Private Partnership, Service Level Agreement, etc.).

Who are we?  We are the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) where we are responsible for coordinating the US DOT’s research programs and are charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system. One of these cross-cutting areas within OST-R is the Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) and Spectrum Management Program.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Anytime between now and June 2020


The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in Computer Sciences or an Engineering field, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity (USDOT-2020-0002) in your email.

Data Science Fellowship Opportunities

The Data Incubator’s Summer 2020 Data Science Fellowship application is open!

This intensive, 8-week program teaches the latest data science techniques and technologies to Master’s, PhDs and postdoc students in STEM fields. We’ll not only teach you the kinds of skills employers are clambering for, but our career services program will help you land a job in data science.

We have a limited number of full-tuition scholarships available, so make sure you apply soon and put your best foot forward to receive one of these coveted spots.

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Application is due 2020-05-02. Apply early to improve your chances of getting in!

New Financing Options Available! To help our students attend our program, we now offer a variety of financing options, including an income sharing program. Check out this infographic to learn more.

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More Hiring Opportunities TDI has partnered with Hays, a well-respected recruiting agency, so that we can now place our candidates in exciting data science jobs all around the world at some of today’s hottest companies.

We look forward to seeing your application! The Data Incubator

Global Remote Internships

Work from home (WFH)While there is a lot of uncertainty due to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we wanted to ensure that career-driven students don’t miss out on the chance to gain real-world work experiences and the networking opportunities that come with a summer internship.

To help with this, International Studies Abroad (ISA) created Global Remote Internships.

The program takes advantage of the recent telecommuting push and provides students with the chance to gain practical 21st century skills and international experience without leaving their home. They’ll have the chance to work with a company in one of six countries across Asia, Europe, and the Pacific.

Students have the opportunity to either participate in a group project—working remotely alongside other students to complete the project—or in an individual placement working directly with a supervisor at an organization to complete a project. In both cases, participants will have a structured program that includes a mentor or career coach to ensure that they maintain engagement and contribute at their full potential.

In addition to being able to select from three unique program options, students will also have the option to receive college credit.
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Scholar$hip!Michigan Tech will select ONE student to receive a scholarship to cover the ISA Global Remote Summer 2020 Internship program fee. Scholarship Eligibility Current registered Michigan Tech student

Submit the Michigan Tech study abroad application for the ISA Global Remote Internship (on Via TRM) 
deadline April 23rd
Receive approval on Michigan Tech study abroad application
Scholarship Deadline
Noon, April 24, 2020
MTU Application
Scholarship Application
Vienna Chapin
Study Abroad Program Specialist, Michigan Tech University
Pavlis Honors College,
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Summer Courses in Visual and Performing Arts

Dear Students,

I wanted to let you know of exciting course offerings that the Visual and Performing Arts Department will be giving in the Summer.  All of our courses will be online and flexible for students to participate wherever they might be. 

We have two classes that will be offered for the first time online in the summer.
New to our offering this year:
FA2110 Outdoor Sculpture (Track B):  The class will focus on making works of art outside, and — because of the world we’re in — it will also include lots of opportunities for creating connections with community (even at a distance). We’ll learn from environmental artists and artists whose work brings people together, and you’ll make your own works of art, wherever you are.  

This is on the HASS List.

FA 2701 Drafting for the Entertainment Industry (Track B):  Focus on design and technical techniques for views such as: ground plans, elevations, sections, detail drawings, orthographic projections, scale perspective drawings. Introduces industry-specific CAD programs.  A great introduction to computer aided drafting.

This course is on the STEM restricted list for General Education.

As in years past we are offering a number of courses that satisfy the HASS Goal 4 Core Requirements.  This year we will have courses in art, music, and sound.

FA 2330 Art Appreciation (Track A)FA 2520 Music Appreciation (sections in Track A and B)

FA 2720 Sound in Art and Science (Track B)
Two other Art classes will give opportunities for students to study history or to work with studio art faculty in gaining skills in drawing.  

All of these classes are on the HASS list.
FA2150 Creative Drawing Processes (Track B):  Ever wanted to learn the skills of observation and drawing.  This class will introduce you to a number of techniques that will lay a foundation for creative drawing that you can use throughout your lives.

FA3330 Art History Prehistory to the Renaissance (Track B)
Watching a lot of films during the COVID-19 quarantine? 

Looking to diversify your playlists over the summer.  Please consider a number of course in music that will be offered (all from the HASS list):

FA 2222 Film Music (Track A)

FA 3560 Music History (Track A)

FA 3625 History of Rock (Track A)

FA 3630 Beatles and Beach Boys (Track B)

We will also have private instruction in guitar/mandolin/bass/banjo or piano available as well (FA2570).  These courses can count .5 credits towards co-curricular requirements for graduation.
We also have a one-credit offering that gives a broad overview of dramatic literature for the theatre,

FA3880 Readings in Dramatic Literature (Offered over the entire summer).

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions,

Jared Anderson, D.M.A.
Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department

Michigan Technological University
209 Walker Arts Center
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI  49931
(906) 487-2143

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Summer Online Classes

If you’re looking at some classes to take this summer, the two classes that I have attached flyers for are GREAT OPTIONS! 

KIP1500: Foundations of Kinesiology is a required class that will introduce you to the various sub-disciplines of kinesiology and focus heavily on the core program areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and motor control/learning.

KIP3700: Lifetime Fitness is a class that  introduces you to facets encompassing personal health & fitness and offers guidance to make lifestyle decisions to maintain or improve health status. This class is helpful for those that are looking to work with patients and changing their lifestyle choices (which is most of you!!)

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me!
Stay Healthy!– Tayler M. Haapapuro, MS

Academic Advisor & Outreach CoordinatorKinesiology & Integrative Physiology | (906) 487-3169

Outdoor Sculpture Moves online – FA2110

Hello Students,

I’m excited to announce that my class, Outdoor Sculpture (Track B, HASS, 3 credits) will move online this summer.

Outdoor SculptureFA2110Summer Track B, 3 Credits, HASS
The class focuses on making works of art outside. And — because of the world we’re in — it will also include many opportunities for creating connections with community (even at a distance). We’ll learn from environmental artists and from artists whose work brings people together, and you’ll make your own works of art, wherever you are. 
There are no prerequisites.

No experience is necessary, and very few tools are required.. This is a HASS class. Everyone is welcome. Please see the attached flier for more information. 
All the best,

Lisa Johnson de Gordillo

Pronouns: she, her, hers
Assistant Professor of Visual & Performing Arts

Artist-in-Residence, College of Forest Resources & Environmental ScienceCurator and Director of the Rozsa Galleries (906) 487-3096

Please see the attached flyer for more information:

Virtual Research Symposium April 13, 2020 at 2pm

This event is definitely happening on April 13th at 2 pm. We are planning on having students present in a live steamed webinar style format. Registration closes on April 7th at 6pm.

We will post a schedule and instructions to authors as soon as things are finalized. Please forward to anyone who may be interested.

Thank you and we look forward to a great afternoon of presentations and discussion!
Dr. Frost

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Database Integration Specialist $28.99/hr

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time Database Integration Specialist with the National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) at the EPA facility in Raleigh, NC.

As a team member, you will provide development support to the continued enhancement and further development of a research planning tool. You will have the opportunity to support the development and expansion of this tool to support the needs of other

Microbiology Research Specialist $29.22/hr

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full time Microbiology Research Specialist with the National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), at the EPA facility in Cincinnati, OH.

As a team member, you will assist the team with providing technical laboratory support for a research project focusing on quantifying specific microbes and microbial genes in wastewater. 

Air Quality Modeling Scientist $28.99/hr

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time Air Quality Modeling Scientist with the National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), Computational Exposure Division (CED) at the EPA facility in Raleigh, NC.

As a team member, you will gain experience and knowledge by assisting staff with various aspects of atmospheric model development, testing, and applications.

Bioinformatics Assistant $21.59/hr

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time Bioinformatics Assistant with the National Computing Center (NCC) at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.

As a team member, you will be a member of a multi-disciplinary research team and work with computational biologists, EMVL contractors, and other members of ORD’s software development and informatics teams to support research efforts.

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