The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance. For more information, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/.
The EPA has three immediate openings at two of their facilities. The Research Triangle Park facility is looking for Data Modelling and Web Applications Support for the National Center for Computational Toxicology. Positions are geared towards master’s and bachelor’s graduates (respectively) in engineering, computer science, or related fields. Primary tasks include providing biological, chemical, and toxicology database and web application support.
The facility in Cincinnati is looking for a Water Supply and Resource Communications Assistant. This position is geared towards bachelor’s graduates in communications, environmental science, and engineering. Primary job tasks for the successful applicant will include a wide variety of communications support activities, with an emphasis on preparing accomplishment reports, developing presentation materials, and project summary sheets that describe research activities of the Water Supply/Water Resources Division.
For more info, or to apply for these positions, visit our website at www.orau.org/epa/Questions? Email EPAjobs@orau.org. To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.
Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for research funding through Sigma Xi’s Grants-in-Aid of Research program.
The deadline is October 15, 2014.
The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
Apply at www.sigmaxi.org/programs/grants-in-aid.
APAM Scholarship Program ensures the future of the asphalt industry and that of asphalt as America’s leading choice in paving materials.
- An incentive for students to be interested in the asphalt paving industry
- A workforce with training in asphalt technology
- An incentive for colleges/universities to offer training in asphalt technology
- The scholarship program currently provides funding for undergraduate or graduate students who are U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university or two-year technical institution in Michigan and are interested in pursuing a career in the HMA Paving Industry.
- Financial need will not be considered and scholarship awards are renewable up to two years or graduation, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued eligibility for the program.
Application deadline: October 6, 2014
Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded for the Winter/Spring 2015 school term. Details of the program and application form can be found on PTIs website at http://post-tensioning.org/student_competitions.php Applications are due December 1, 2014 with the awards to be announced on January 8, 2015. Award recipients will be honored at an award ceremony that will be held in conjunction with the Post-Tensioning Institute’s Annual Technical Conference that will be held in Houston, Texas on April 27, 2015.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) solicitation has been published and a new website launched (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/. Michigan Tech students have historically done well with a 20% success rate (national average) of being funded through the GRFP. With a goal of reaching 30% success rate, the Research Development Office will be sponsoring a series of workshops and seminars aimed at advising current or prospective Michigan Tech graduate students in developing competitive GRFP application packages.
NSF provides a stipend of $32,000 (potentially $34,000 for 2015) to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow utilizing the fellowship support in a fellowship year.
Please encourage faculty and advisors to forward me (email@example.com) names of your top students for our office to invite to participate in our NSF GRFP workshops/seminars. More specifically, our office will send out a special/individual invite letting students know they have been identified by a faculty/chair/dean (name inserted) as “a competitive candidate” for the NSF GRFP. The invite is often received as recognition in itself, as it should be. In the past, this type of invitation has given students the confidence and motivation to put the time and effort into applying. And of course, it is also a strategic move to maximize faculty and our office’s time in advising students most likely to succeed. In addition, NSF has made it clear that the practice of requiring all students to apply to the NSF GRFP for the purpose of gaining proposal development experience is not a practice the agency endorses or encourages.
Note students who already have internal University/department funding are strongly encouraged to apply. This in turn will free up internal funds for less competitive students.
ORNL offers graduate students and recent graduates several distinct opportunities to stay engaged with research. Students at ORNL are able to participate in short-term research appointments, internships, and get involved with the ORNL-UTK graduate program. Whether you are seeking a short break after a master’s degree or looking for a cutting-edge graduate program to solve energy problems, ORNL has something for you.OPPORTUNITIES
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Bridgat Technology Limited announces Bridgat Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited institution in the United States.
The Scholarships are merit-based and four individuals will be designated each year and awarded a one-time scholarship of up to US$6,500. Major selection criteria includes academic performance and demonstrated leadership in cross cultural activities.
The application for 2014 Bridgat Scholarship begins on October 1, 2014 and ends on December 31, 2014.
- Applicants must be full-time graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited institution in the U.S. and hold a valid student ID card.
- Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to apply.
- Applicants must be citizens of an Asian country.
More information and application materials, please visit http://www.bridgat.com/scholarships-graduate.html
David Deisenroth, a graduate student pursuing an MS in Mechanical Engineering, has received an National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship to travel to Korea this summer to conduct research.
Deisenroth will conduct an in-depth study on the collision of a falling drop of water and a resting drop of water. He will film the drops at high speeds and observe their characteristics. The results can be used to further the understanding of thermal management systems, aerosols and fuel injection.
An EAPSI award provides science, engineering and education research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; an introduction to the science, science policy and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and an orientation to the society, culture, and language. EAPSI awards help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.
Deisenroth’s award includes a stipend of $5,000 and travel expenses. His advisor is Jeff Allen, the John and Joan Calder Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics.
Published in Tech Today.
Ran Duan, a PhD candidate in engineering physics, has been named a finalist in the Student Paper Competition of the 2014 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, cosponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society and the Union of Radio Science.
As a finalist, Duan has been been invited to present a poster on his paper titled “Multiband Unidirectional Cloaking Based on Geometric Optics” at the symposium in Memphis, July 6-11. He will also receive a $1,250 award to help him attend the symposium.
Duan won Michigan Tech’s Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award for the fall 2013 semester.
Duan’s research is on an invisibility cloak being developed by Associate Professor Elena Semouchkina (ECE/Physics). An invisibility cloak is a device that allows electromagnetic waves such as microwaves or light to bypass objects, essentially making them invisible.
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