Open Department Head Position – Chemical and Biological Engineering – Colorado School of Mines

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic leader to head the department. Interested applicants can apply here: http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/492634?lApplicationSubSourceID

or if you know of any qualified candidates you can provide recommendations to me directly at wilcox@mines.edu.

Thank you for your help with this search.

Jen Wilcox

Jennifer Wilcox
Associate Professor
and Interim Department Head
Colorado School of Mines
Chemical and Biological Engineering
1613 Illinois St.
Golden CO, 80401
Website: http://cec-lab.mines.edu/

Alderson Hall 235
phone number 303-273-3885
email address: wilcox@mines.edu


Michigan Tech URIP Applications Due March 28

Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

by Pavlis Honors College

The Pavlis Honors College reminds faculty that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28.

There are two tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) – Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Faculty are welcome to apply with students with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks).

Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found here.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


Assistant Professor – Geospatial / Remote Sensing Engineering

Assistant Professor – Geospatial / Remote Sensing Engineering

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY, invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE). The Department seeks applicants to meet teaching and research needs in the area of geospatial engineering with a focus on remote sensing. The position is open to applicants with interdisciplinary backgrounds (e.g. energy, environmental engineering, geography) who possess strong training and expertise in remote sensing and geospatial analysis (e.g. data acquisition and assimilation, data quality, sensor calibration, classification/regression algorithmic development). Candidates with expertise in terrestrial, atmospheric, oceanic or polar remote sensing are encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess advanced skills, knowledge and background to teach courses in both the ERE graduate and the ABET-accredited undergraduate programs. This position will require the ability to work in a collegial manner with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. For a detailed position description and to apply please visit our website: http://www.esf.edu/hr.

EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled


Scholarship Webinar Now Available

Get Your Scholarship Application Noticed: Webinar Recording

If you missed the webinar you can now view the recording and download the PowerPoint.

You may hear various suggestions about the best way to submit a quality scholarship application. The truth is, this is a personal journey – your experiences and how you approach the application is unique. No one single thing will make an application stand out—but if you follow these suggestions, your application will be noticed for its completeness and professional presentation.

The presentation discusses researching scholarships that are right for you, understanding eligibility and deadlines, getting organized, following directions, preparing a great essay, tracking your application.

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New REU in Synthetic Biology at Northwestern in Summer 2018

We are excited to announce that the Northwestern Center for Synthetic Biology was awarded a new REU site for summer undergraduate research in synthetic biology (called SynBREU: Synthetic Biology REU). Since the award was just made official, we are under a tight timeline to get the program started and would appreciate your help in spreading the news to all interested undergraduates at your institution, and particularly to all students from minority and underprivileged backgrounds. Applications are due March 15. For full information and a link to the application, please see our websitesynbreu.northwestern.edu


Workshops for Michigan Tech Students

Research Poster Practice Workshop

Do you know of a student who is registered for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium? Tell them to join us for a lightning round of research presentations. They can practice their poster talk and get valuable feedback from Pavlis Honors College Dean Lorelle Meadows.

Workshop will take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow (March 7) in Library 243. Information on past undergraduate research workshops is available here.

Company Research Workshop

Want to impress a job recruiter with your knowledge of their company? How about finding the perfect information to use as questions for your interviewer? J

oin the Van Pelt & Opie Library’s Company Research Workshop to learn the best resources for company research and how to turn info you find into interview questions that are sure to impress.

The workshop is at 5:05 p.m. Thursday (March 8) in Library 242. Register here.

Library Offers Conference Poster Design Workshop

Making a research poster for a conference or other event? The Library’s Conference Poster Design Workshop covers basic tips and tricks for presenting your research and information in a visual format. We’ll also look at resources and tools available at the library to help you design and print your poster. The workshop will be held at noon today (March 6) in Library 242. Register here.


ASEE Diversity Committee Student Essay and Video Contest

http://diversity.asee.org/essay-contest

Students, tell us your story or share your perspective!

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) envisions widespread, inclusive, and equitable environments in engineering, academia, and industry that embrace individual differences and leverage diversity for a better engineered tomorrow. The 2017-2018 year celebrates ASEE’s 125 years at the heart of engineering education. The ASEE Diversity Committee honors this celebration with a focus on diverse teams in engineering and engineering education, because teamwork is at the heart of engineering.

Students from a broad range of backgrounds and among various grade levels (P12, undergraduate, and graduate) are invited to share their perspective on diversity in engineering teams by submitting an entry into the essay and/or video contests. Each entry should clearly answer the prompt provided below and follow all contest rules.

Prompt & Requirements

Essay:

  • Prompt – Teamwork is an essential component of engineering, and diversity impacts the process and products of engineering teams. When people work together across differences in personal backgrounds, cultures, engineering disciplines, race, gender, age, and other characteristics, we can face new challenges and achieve better outcomes. Describe a time in your life when you worked on a diverse team in the context of engineering or engineering education. Discuss what you learned personally from the experience, what your team accomplished, and how diversity impacted your team.
  • 300 to 500 words
  • By submitting a written essay, contestants are agreeing for it to be reviewed by editors and to slight editorial changes, mainly for clarity, made by the ASEE Prism staff. These edits will be provided to the submitter prior to publication. Publication can be anonymous, but contact information is required for authentication and approval of edits.

Video:

  • Prompt – Teamwork is an essential component of engineering, and diversity impacts the process and products of engineering teams. When people work together across differences in personal backgrounds, cultures, engineering disciplines, race, gender, age, and other characteristics, we can face new challenges and achieve better outcomes. Create a video that describes a time in your life when you worked on a diverse team in the context of engineering or engineering education. Discuss what you learned personally from the experience, what your team accomplished, and how diversity impacted your team. This video should not be an advertisement for your organization.
  • 3-5 minutes
  • By submitting a video, contestants are agreeing for ASEE and its committees to use the video in any means they deem positive.

Eligibility Requirements & Contest Rules

  • Open to Preschool to 12th grade students and students enrolled in a college of engineering or engineering technology (or similarly named program) at the undergraduate or graduate levels
  • All videos and essays must be submitted by the submission deadline
  • All submissions must be original and not previously published elsewhere
  • By submitting an entry to the contest, each entrant gives ASEE all rights, including copyright, to the entry and express permission to edit and publish the entry in all media without limitation and without any other notice.
  • By submitting a written essay, contestants are agreeing for it to be reviewed by editors and to slight editorial changes, mainly for clarity, made by the ASEE Prism staff. Publication can be anonymous, but contact information is required for authentication and approval of edits.
  • By submitting a video, contestants are agreeing for ASEE and its committees to use the video in any means they deem positive

Prizes

Winners are selected by a group of reviewers from the ASEE Diversity Committee. Up to 3 awards will be given as prizes for the top submissions from all categories.

  • 1st Place: $275
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $70

Submission

Timeline:

November 20: Contest submission open
February 1: Submission deadline
March 1: Submission review deadline
April 1: Winner notification deadline

Essay:

  • 300 to 500 words maximum
  • By submitting a written essay, contestants are agreeing for it to be reviewed by editors and to slight editorial changes, mainly for clarity, made by the ASEE Prism staff. These edits will be provided to the submitter prior to publication. Publication can be anonymous, but contact information is required for authentication and approval of edits.

Video:

  • 3-5 minutes maximum
  • By submitting a video, contestants are agreeing for ASEE and its committees to use the video in any means they deem positive.

Please click the button below to complete the essay and video submission form.

 

Click on the names of our winners to listen to, watch, or read their entries.


Michigan Tech Nominations open for KCP Future Faculty Fellowships

Applications are being sought for Summer and Fall 2018 KCP Future Faculty Fellowships, a program funded by the State of Michigan.  Applications are due no later than 4pm on April 9, 2018.  KCP fellowships provide students up to $20,000 (MS students) or $35,000 (PhD students) to pursue their degrees.  The Graduate School and nominating department must also contribute matching funds to help support the student.

The goal of the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship program is to increase traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing teaching careers in postsecondary education.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a US citizen.
  • Be a Michigan resident (contact the Graduate School for questions).
  • Be accepted into his or her Michigan Tech graduate program of choice.
  • Be planning and able to teach or secure an administrative position in postsecondary education.
  • Not have received another KCP Fellowship award for the same degree level (master’s or doctorate).
  • Not be in default status on any guaranteed student loan and/or a KCP fellowship.

A complete application will include:

  • A 1-2 page statement of purpose written by the student as it applies to the KCP fellowship goals
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes positions held, fellowships received, current funding, and expected funding, if applicable
  • A letter of support from the graduate program (chair, dean, program director, or advisor) detailing:
    • the merit of the candidate.
    • how the student will contribute to the diversity of the program.
    • willingness to provide financial support to supplement the KCP funds.
    • the mentoring plan for the student.
    • if the student has already earned a graduate degree, the letter must also address why a second graduate degree is necessary in order to obtain employment in post-secondary education.

Please submit complete applications to the Graduate School, attention Dr. Debra Charlesworth (a single PDF via e-mail to gradschool@mtu.edu is preferred).  The review panel will also consider the candidate’s application to Graduate School (for students entering in the next academic year) and current Michigan Tech transcript (if applicable).

Additional information on the KCP fellowship is available on our web page.


Assistant Professor position with remote sensing overlap

SUNY ESF is seeking for two Assistant Professors to teach introductory physics courses, with remote sensing being a possible research area. The full position description and application instructions are here:

Assistant Professor – Physics Courses / Open Research: The State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to start in Fall 2018. The successful candidates will be required to teach introductory Physics courses, conduct research in their areas of specialty, assist in the development of a new “Physics Program” at ESF, and participate in service activities. The research area is open; illustrative examples include soft matter, computer simulation, computational fluid mechanics, atmospheric or oceanic physics, energy system modeling, renewable materials science, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, or geoengineering. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty at the Department of Physics and the Biomaterials Institute at neighboring Syracuse University. We seek candidates with excellence in both teaching and research and commitment to professional and University service.

Note that the application deadline in March/1, interested candidates are encouraged to complete their application by this Sunday.