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2018 Dow Diamond Symposium – Action Requested

I am pleased to share that on August 2022, 2018, Dow will host our second Diamond Symposium.  The Diamond Symposium is an exciting, all-expenses-paid event intended for exceptional African American, Latino, and American Indian undergraduate students majoring in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Accounting/Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, and Business Administration/Marketing.  Participants can expect to:

  • Have the opportunity to interact with Dow leaders and each other to begin building a professional network, participate in a “Day in the Life” activity with a participating function (Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Engineering, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing & Sales, Public Affairs, and Human Resources) and give a two minute presentation of a topic of their choice!
  • Hear from Dow leaders from all functions present on topics such as: The Future Dow, Our Sustainability Journey, Inclusion & Diversity at Dow, Networking 101, Creating Executive Presence and many more!

Action requested: Please use the attached information and/or link below to share this opportunity with MTU students whom you may have interacted with that would be an ideal fit for this unique experience!


Dow value’s your commitment to helping build an amazing future for students, we appreciate your recommendations and look forward to an exciting and successful opportunity for these bright minded individuals!

AWARD: ASEE’s Design in Engineering Education Division

ASEE’s Design in Engineering Education Division is hosting a contest for both undergraduate and graduate students to win $500 in funds to travel to ASEE by writing an essay to answer, how might engineering design be used to better teach engineering analysis? The deadline for submissions is April 16.

Evaluation and Selection of Winners:
A panel of judges from the Design in Engineering Education Division will review applications and select two undergraduate and two graduate student winners. Criteria used in evaluating the submissions will assess the degree to which the submission is:
· Aspirational – it sets a high bar for what might be,
· Innovative – it breaks beyond traditional assumptions about EDE and engineering analysis,
· Grounded – it provides a strong basis and rationale for what might be, and
· Well Communicated – it paints a clear picture of what might be.

Winners will be informed no later than April 27, 2018.

· Maximum of two 8.5×11 pages of text and one page of images/drawings/figures as appropriate.
· On the first page:
o Start with a title for your submission,
o Include prominently a one sentence takeaway for your entire submission (i.e., if you only had one sentence to convey the future of engineering design education, what would that sentence be?).
· Submissions can be from individuals or pairs, but the award will be shared if the submission is from a pair of students. If submitting as a pair, both students should be undergraduate or both graduate (i.e., not one undergraduate and one graduate student)

Submit a single PDF file to by 23:59:59 EDT on April 16, 2018.

Great Opportunity for your PhD Students – Academic Research Colloquium 2018 for PhD Students

The University of Dayton is offering it’s third annual Academic Research Colloquium for Engineering Ph.D. Candidates. This competitive opportunity includes an all expense paid trip to the Dayton, Ohio, various professional development opportunities, a chance for students to practice their presentations in a friendly and helpful environment (and get feedback) and network with other students, professionals and faculty and staff from UD. Please encourage your students to apply.

Opportunity for Your PhD Students: ARC 2018
Apply by April 15, 2018

Research for the Common Good
As a Catholic, Marianist institution dedicated to providing answers to the global issues of our time, the University of Dayton’s School of Engineering announces its third annual engineering symposium for Ph.D. candidates — the 2018 Academic Research Colloquium (ARC).

We are seeking research projects whose main objective is to:
Prevent, cure or treat disease
Reduce the environmental impact of human activity
Enhance the safety, health or welfare of workers
Improve production, distribution or access to food
Enhance the resiliency of the built environment
Prevent, mitigate or respond to natural or man-made disasters
Reduce the digital divide
Enhance the quality of life of people with mental or physical challenges
Foster communication, collaboration or education
Promote human rights
You’ll also discover a university rich in opportunities for faculty, staff and students. At the University of Dayton, we value diversity and are committed to creating an open, welcoming, and inclusive campus.

Application details
ARC is open to engineering Ph.D. students who are one to two years away from graduation. The selection process is highly competitive with 20 spots available. All expenses are paid. See application instructions and apply online by April 15, 2018, at


Ken Bloemer, Ph.D.
Director, Visioneering Center

Apply by April 15, 2018

NYU MRSEC Summer REU Program

Announcing 2018 Summer Research Opportunity

NYU Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NYU-MRSEC) is offering a 10 week REU program from June 3rd to August 11th 2018. We kindly ask that you share the attached flyer with your department and encourage rising sophomores and juniors to apply. To learn more about NYU MRSEC please visit and for the REU program please visit

Program Components:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to and Engineering Center undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!

Benefits for REU participants:
Summer Housing
Research Stipend — $5,000
Travel — upto $300

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

* Program dates: June 3rd to August 11th.
Deadline February 28th 2018

To Download HiRes Flyer (click here)

Applications are open for REACH – USC’s 2-day graduate engineering preview

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering wants you! Join us for REACH, our annual 2-day graduate engineering preview.

Who should attend REACH?
The focus of REACH is to develop and foster the talents and success of undergraduate engineering students – students from historically underrepresented backgrounds such as African American, Latino, and Native American are particularly encouraged to attend.

What will be covered during my REACH visit?
• Experience our exciting research opportunities
• Benefit from special presentations and intensive workshops
• Meet and interact with our world-class faculty, current students and staff
• Tour our dynamic research labs and engineering facilities
• Learn about our Master’s and Doctoral programs
• Walk through the application and admissions process
• Experience life at USC and explore Los Angeles

When is it?
April 19-20, 2018 on the USC campus in Los Angeles, California.

How much does it cost?
Accepted REACH participants will have their round-trip transportation, lodging and meals covered by USC!

Who should apply?
• College sophomores (second year) and juniors (third year) with a strong academic background in engineering, math or hard science (physics, biology or chemistry)
• Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or a citizen of Canada
• Applications are particularly encouraged from students who are female and/or are Black/African Americans, Latino/Chicano Americans or Native Americans

How do I apply?
Visit for the online application. In addition you will need:
• University-issued academic transcript (PDF)
• Current CV or resume (PDF)
• Statement of purpose

What is the deadline to apply?
February 15, 2018* (Applications submitted after February 15th will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

Visit for more information and the online application.

2018 Dissertation Institute accepting applications!

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Dissertation Institute, an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering, is March 15, 2018. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population. The Institute is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech.

The Dissertation Institute will take place June 10th – 15th on the University of Houston and focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process and provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. Institute participants will build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return to their institutions. Participants will be housed in a private room; will share bathroom with one other participant; receive meals; and be reimbursed for travel costs up to $500. As a part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify barriers that have impeded their progress to completing their dissertation and to provide suggestions for additional topics to be presented.

We seek your assistance in identifying students who might benefit from participating in the Institute. Feel free to share the following link with students, faculty and any other colleagues that might assist us in announcing this wonderful opportunity:

If you have questions, please email them to

Stephanie G. Adams, Ph.D.                                             Holly M. Matusovich, Ph.D.

Old Dominion University                                                 Virginia Tech

LSMCE COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES: Post-Doc Fellowship, Paid Summer Internships, Job Postings, Call for Proposals, and Supplemental Funding!

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers U.S. and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections. Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply.

Benefits: Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation as well as subsidized health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional and programmatic travel.

Apply: Applications are accepted three times each year:
• March 1
• July 1
• November 1

Current Research Opps:
Contact: | Email:

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship at University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma is recruiting for the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship program. Interested scholars should visit the webpage to find more information and a link to the application. You may email Dr. Anthony Natale or Dr. Susan Walden with questions .

Physics/Astronomy Summer Research Internship at University of Oklahoma
We invite you to apply to the Physics and Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates program at OU. The program is for all undergraduate physics or astronomy majors who are interested in doing research and being part of a research team. While some background is needed, we are interested in hearing from any motivated and talented students. Students accepted into the program will be directly involved in the on-going research of our own Physics and Astronomy faculty. In addition, we are arranging a twice weekly series of lunchtime seminars with faculty, OU students and post-docs. These seminars will provide professional development and information about life as a scientist. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the US or its possessions, and must not have graduated before the program starts. For more information or to apply go to

Areas of research include: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular, & Chemical, Physics, High Energy Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical and Experimental Research Programs

The program runs from May 29–July 31, 2018.
A stipend of $4500 plus housing and travel will be provided.

Contact: Joyce Russell,, Ph: (405) 325-3961


Real-World Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the National Weather Center
Learn to do research by conducting your own unique study! We build a sense of family by learning and reflecting together through workshops, field trips, seminars, tours, and a variety of social activities.

Research partners include the Radar Innovations Laboratory ( and South Central Climate Science Center ( in addition to our long-standing partners: the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (, NOAA National Weather Service ( and, the OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies ( Mentors may come from any OU research campus weather-related organization.

Eligibility: Pursuing a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree & a US citizen or permanent resident. Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

Benefits: A Stipend of $5,000 is provided and a Subsistence of $500 to help with food costs (included in first check), and two allowances: Travel to/from Norman (up to $600) and travel to a National Conference (up to $1,500). Housing is provided in modern, furnished campus apartments that feature private bedrooms and shared bathroom and living spaces.

Program Dates: May 21, 2018 – July 31, 2018
Apply Online:
APPLICATIONS DUE: February 19, 2018

REU Program at Oklahoma State University (OSU)
The NSF REU program at Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a ten-week summer program for undergraduate students. Participants in the program will contribute to research projects in big data analytics, including computer vision, visualization, social media data analytics, anonymity, and machine learning. Field trips, talks by external speakers, and workshops are included.

* Undergraduate students from 2-year and 4-year colleges
* U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Benefits: Travel to OSU and back to home institution, $5,000 stipend, Housing, Meals

Program Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 3, 2018
Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Questions? Contact: Dr. Eric Chan-Tin (
Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

A Transformative Science and Technology Internship and Research Program in Massachusetts
We invite you to apply to apply to be in the inaugural cohort of Station1 Fellows who will participate in the Summer@Station1 program – a unique and exciting residential science and technology-focused educational, research, and internship program with a focus on societal perspective, social innovation and impact. Fellows will come from near and far to work together throughout the summer of 2018 in the Boston region of Massachusetts in the United States

Be currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited postsecondary institution and in good standing;
Have a genuine interest in science and technology applied to social impact;
Be available for the entire duration of the Summer 2018 program (tentative dates: June 9th-August 15th). Academic or family obligations may be excused with advance notice.
Submit application in English.
African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, first-generation students, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, students enrolled at minority-serving institutions, teaching institutions, and community colleges are strongly encouraged to apply. Station1 also strongly encourages students who have not had the opportunity to participate in a previous research, internship, or significant project-based experience to apply.

Deadline: March 1st, 2018 11:59 PM EST

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Education and Workforce Development Virtual Career Fair
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education are recruiting students in STEM! ORNL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy lab, dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security. ORNL and ORISE are co-hosting a virtual career fair February 22nd from noon to 3 p.m. EST at a computer or mobile device near you!

This virtual career fair will feature various internship opportunities and research participation programs at ORNL. Chat with ORNL scientists and ORISE recruiters and get tips on applying!

Pre-register for the Laboratory Internship Virtual Event today!
Career Fair Agenda

Electrical Engineer Position Open at Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking an Electrical and Controls Engineer. The electrical and controls engineer is responsible and accountable for assigned Structure, System, and/or Component (SSC) in accordance with SMC-MCP-0074, “SMC Engineering & Product Development Roles and Responsibilities” as well as the responsibilities outlined in the attached job description.

BS in electrical engineering and 0-2 years of experience. Basic controls and programmable logic control (PLC) programming.
Candidate must have the ability to type 20+ words per minute and be adept in the use of Microsoft Office products.
Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a “L” DOE security clearance.
Visit Job Description Website

Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory Seeks Scientific Recruiter
Fermilab’s Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion department in the Workforce Development and Resources Section has an opening for a Scientific Recruiter. Under general direction and based on academic training and/or experience, the Scientific Recruiter specializes in translating scientific information and building relationships among groups of people, such as internal scientific hiring managers and human resources personnel and external scientific candidates, scientific professional associations, and student career counselors to attract and secure scientific talent

An advanced degree (Master or PhD) degree in physics or a science-related field.
2 years of work experience in a scientific or academic environment.
Strong physics knowledge and experience.
Ability to understand and contribute to Fermilab scientific culture.
Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
Confidence in advising and collaborating with all levels of internal and external partners.
Professionalism, enthusiasm, integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Respect and understanding of the value of individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
See Job Posting for full position description, responsibilities and application instructions. Visit FNAL Online Job Posting


February Announcements


Reminder that TODAY,  Monday, February 5, 2018 at 23:59 EDT is the deadline for authors to upload draft papers.



Registration is now open for the 2018 Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing (CoNECD) Conference!



Researcher seeks to hire a post-doctoral fellow to work on collaborative research projects that focus on: 1) the examination of mentoring relationships, practices, and programs and 2) the impact of social community and resiliency on the engagement and persistence of undergraduate engineering students. The post-doctoral fellow will work directly with Dr. Joi Mondisa, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Engineering Education Faculty Member at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Responsibilities: The primary duties of the post-doctoral fellow are to: perform literature reviews and meta-syntheses; conduct semi-structured interviews; analyze quantitative and qualitative data; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members; present research at conferences; and draft manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.  The post-doctoral fellow work is expected to be accomplished in the office/lab on the UM Ann Arbor campus.  The post-doctoral fellow will participate in weekly meetings and regularly scheduled face-to-face meetings.

Desired qualifications: Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting engineering education/higher education/social science research using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods; instrument development and assessment; analyzing data; strong oral and written communication skills.  Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) a list of three references at  Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations.  The tentative appointment date for the position is September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.



The Cooperative and Experiential Education Division (CEED) of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) is sponsoring a research grant. This opportunity is for both experienced and aspiring researchers.


CEED seeks to promote research activity that will advance and strengthen the understanding of experiential, cooperative, and work-integrated education and internships in post-secondary education. An awarded study may sample from a variety of disciplines and ideally will include some sampling from engineering and/or computer science. Regardless, the results must have direct educational implications for the disciplines of engineering and or computer science along with the other disciplines that may be included.


You do not need to be a member of ASEE or CEED to apply for the grant. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis.    More information and application materials may be found on our website

For more information please contact:
Bernadette Friedrich, Ph.D.
Director, The Center for Spartan Engineering
College of Engineering
Michigan State University



The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with a target start date of July 1, 2018. We seek a Ph.D.-level scientist or engineer who will establish a strong and dynamic research program in personalized and precision medicine, broadly defined. Areas of interest span from diagnostic devices and wearables to targeted therapeutics, genomics, and genome engineering. The candidate should also be committed to teach biomedical engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or related field; postdoctoral experience is desirable.

This position falls under the Henry Samueli School of Engineering’s grand challenge theme of “Health & Wellness,” with the ultimate goal of increased life expectancy and quality of life. Over the next few years, the School intends to grow our existing strengths towards this grand challenge through hiring, infrastructure, and capital investment. In addition, the Biomedical Engineering Department has strong collaborative relationships with the School of Medicine in UC Irvine’s Henry and Susan Samueli College of Health Sciences. The selected candidate’s research program should fit within this interdisciplinary and collaborative culture.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a concise statement of proposed research, and a teaching statement. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Applicants should arrange for a minimum of two letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by February 1, 2018. Apply online at

The University of California, Irvine, established in 1965, is ranked among the nation’s best research institutes, and is part of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award Program. Research facilities most relevant to this position include the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, the California Institute of Telecommunications & Information Technology, the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovacscular Technologies, the Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics, the Beckman Laser Institute, the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center – the first California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Center in the State of California. The list of the top 50 NIH Funded Universities in the United States includes UC Irvine with over $400M in yearly funding. Exceptional programs in faculty housing within walking distance from campus are offered to all incoming faculty members. In addition, Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

For more information about the department, visit



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 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 dates

May 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 If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Damla Turgut at