Archives—November 2018

Outdoor Weber – Recreation Business Competition for College Students

Outdoor Weber is a three-month contest starting in January that allows students to compete for a $45,000 cash grand prize based on their outdoor recreation idea. Students compete by submitting a 90-second video on our website between January 14 and January 30 explaining their outdoor recreation concept. Students move through a round of online public voting that lasts two weeks. The 25 ideas that get the most votes move on to the semi-final round where a team of expert judges select 10 finalists. The finalists will be invited to Northern Utah for a three-day in-person competition for a chance to win cash and in-kind prizes.


  • Outdoor Weber is an outdoor recreation product and service IDEA competition for college students world-wide.
  • Sponsored by Weber State University’s Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center and Camping World Holdings.
  • First place = $45,000
  • Purpose: Stimulate new outdoor rec ideas, take unrefined concepts and turn them into promising business opportunities.
  • Need more? Go to for details, schedules, videos and more.


  • Students submit a 90-second video-pitch of their idea to (between Jan. 14-30, 2019).
  • Students promote their video to get the most online votes (between Feb. 1 – Feb. 15, 2019).
  • The 25 participants with the most online votes move on to the semi-finals.
  • A group of regional judges will also select one participant from 10 regions (not in the top 25) to move on to the semi-finals.
  • A panel of industry experts will select 10 finalists from the top 35 semi-finalists.
  • The ten finalists will be invited to Ogden, Utah for the final competition on March 20-23, 2018.
  • The students will work with expert mentors on March 21-22 to push their ideas forward as far as possible.
  • The top ten will present a final ten-minute presentation to on-site judges at 2 p.m. on March 22 at the Egyptian Theater.
  • Judges will make their final decision by 6:30 p.m., and…
  • Winners will be announced at the keynote event that evening at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center.


  • Student teams will be given the VIP treatment with exclusive dinners, networking and a day on the mountain!
  • RecConnect will also provide outdoor recreation students an opportunity to network with industry experts.
  • Wednesday, March 20 will feature an outdoor film festival at the Egyptian Theater.
  • Enjoy an outdoor themed, interactive art show prior to the keynote event at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center.
  • All participants will be treated to a snow sports day and send off meal at Powder Mountain on Saturday.


  • We’d love your help in getting the word out to our community about the outdoor film festival and keynote festivities.
  • We need excellent mentors in fields like accounting, marketing, finance, development, sourcing, etc., on March 22-23.
  • If you’d like to be an event sponsor, we have all kinds of options from in-kind to cash donations.



Special Announcement on 2019 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP)

NASA John Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting applications from full-time, qualified STEM faculty in accredited US colleges and universities, for the summer 2019 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP), tenured at GRC. The ten-week Fellowship starts on Monday, June 3, and concludes on Friday, August 9, 2019.  The opportunity is open to mainly US citizens. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and women, under-represented and underserved faculty members, as well as, early career faculty are encouraged to apply.

The application form and instructions are readily available at: 2019 NGFFP Application
Or, copy and paste the following URL in your browser:

The application opens on Monday, November 19, 2018, and closes at 11:59 PM on Monday, January 21, 2019.

OHM Diversity Scholarship: Apply by February 15, 2019

OHM Advisors is committed to the academic success of women and minority students. That is why we offer a Scholarship that awards $1,000 to qualified women and minorities that are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a STEM program or other field of practice of OHM Advisors. We want to encourage eligible students to apply prior to each academic year. The Scholarship may be awarded to students for multiple years, and will require students to re-apply each year.

Requirements and Application

New!! Summer GenEd Camp at Ford Center, Alberta, Michigan

***Open to students from all majors!***

Looking for a way to have fun this summer?

Join us in this opportunity to take Gen Ed courses in an immersive experience during Track A of Summer 2019. You will live and study at the historic Ford Center in Alberta, Michigan also fondly known as “camp.”

For more information, read on >> GenEd Camp flyer

A Google form link is available below to express your interest in participating and ask any questions you may have about the program.

Paid student leadership opportunity in Admissions

Have you enjoyed your Michigan Tech experience? Maybe you’ve built a 30 foot snow statue for Winter Carnival, held a leadership role in a campus organization related to your interests, or worked on developing new technologies through one of our Enterprise teams. The Undergraduate Admissions Office is hiring students with various campus experiences and a passion for Michigan Tech to serve as Student Telecounselors and Campus Tour Guides.
Student Telecounselor: Call prospective students on the phone and talk with them about Michigan Tech. You’ll share your amazing student experience, answer questions, fill them in about campus life, and help with their college decision. Shifts are available Monday through Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
Campus Tour Guide: Show prospective Michigan Tech students and their families around campus while sharing your own amazing student experience to help them with their college decision. Shifts are available Monday through Friday from 8-10 a.m., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and 2-4 p.m.
The positions are paid and training is provided.
To apply, you must be an undergraduate student who has completed at least two semesters at Michigan Tech by the semester you are applying to work and have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
If you want to make a difference for prospective Michigan Tech students, complete the attached application and return it to Rachel Connors at along with a copy of your spring class schedule. Applications are due Monday, December 3 by 5:00 p.m. Completed applications may be emailed to or dropped off in the Admissions Office.


Full Proposal Deadline Date: December 18, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-598  NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) initiated the National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) program in FY 2015 (NSF 15-562). Four Big Data Hubs (BD Hubs)—Midwest,Northeast, South, and West—were established, one in each of the four Census Regions of the United States[1]. The BD Hubs provide the ability to engage local or regional stakeholders, … More at
Solicitation: NSF 19-534
Due Date: March 04, 2019
Institutional Limit: 1
Limit Summary: An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a subawardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation. The restriction to no more than one submitted proposal as lead institution is to help ensure that there is appropriate institutional commitment necessary for responsible oversight, by the potential awardee institution, of a national resource.  Collaborative projects may only be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is being requested (PAPPG Chapter II.D.3.a). The involvement of partner organizations should be supported through subawards administered by the submitting organization.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: December 20, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 19-510  Increasingly, data- and compute-intensive research and education efforts are benefiting from access to cloud …  More at
Letter of Intent Deadline Date: December 21, 2018
FY 2019 Competition
Program Guidelines: NSF 19-501  The goals of the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations.  The AccelNet program supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand scientific challenges that require …  More at
Solicitation: NSF 19-537
Due Date: February 19, 2019
Institutional Limit: See Limit Summary
Limit Summary:  For this Mid-scale RI-1 competition, there are no limits to the number of preliminary proposals submitted as the lead organization. Full proposals are to be submitted only if/when invited by NSF. There is no limit to participation as a partner organization or subawardee.  Although more than one organization may participate in a proposal, a single organization must accept overall management responsibility for the project. The proposal must be submitted by one organization, with funding provided to any other organization through subawards. The use of the separately-submitted collaborative proposal method is not permitted.

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Opportunities available from ORAU

L.I.V.E. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists Virtual Career FairFinal Reminder

Looking for an opportunity to participate as an undergraduate in science, technology, engineering or math research at a one-of-a-kind National Laboratory?  Join us from 1-3 p.m. EST Thursday, November 29th, 2018, for the L.I.V.E. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) Virtual Career Fair and discover the opportunities to participate in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) and the Community College Internships (CCI) at six participating labs/facilities!

During L.I.V.E. you can:

  • Interact with recruiters, scientists, and researchers
  • Explore information about each lab/facility
  • Learn more about the SULI and CCI experience

For more information and to pre-register now visit


ORNL Pathways to Computing Internship Program accepting applicationsNEW!

The ORNL Pathways to Computing Internship Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduate students with research projects in computer science and mathematics. Students will learn under the direction of ORNL research staff and will participate on projects in diverse domains including computer science, health data science, and climate science. Selected interns will have access to ORNL’s leadership-class facilities, including Summit, the world’s most powerful supercomputer.

ORNL’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate oversees an immense store of computing power and its talented staff of computational scientists and mathematicians, conducting state-of-the-art research and development in computer and computational sciences in support of the Department of Energy’s missions and programs.

As a part of the ORNL Pathways to Computing Internship Program, the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate is committed to increasing diversity among interns and staff. We believe the teams required to solve the nation’s most pressing science challenges are those that bring together a wide-range of backgrounds and perspectives and all are encouraged to apply.

Selections will be made on a rolling basis and continuing until applicants have been chosen. To be considered for selection, applications must be fully completed and submitted and two recommendations must be received within the Zintellect system. For best chance of selection, you must complete your application as soon as possible.  Start date of June 3, 2019 and ending date of August 9, 2019.  For more information visit


Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Program Accepting Applications for Spring and Summer 2019 Reminder

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program, a cooperative research initiative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)—administered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and geared toward students working in nuclear engineering and science—is now accepting applications for spring and summer 2019.  NESLS offers students on-the-job educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory. Research areas of interest may include nuclear security technologies; nuclear systems analysis, design and safety; fuels, isotopes, and nuclear materials. Other features of the internship include:

  • Stipend based on academic status, ranging from $529-$935 per week for full-time; pro-rated for part-time
  • Travel/housing assistance (based on eligibility)
  • Professional development activities
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Open to U.S. and eligible international citizenship

To be eligible, students must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university in a nuclear engineering, science, or eligible related degree with a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA at the time of appointment. Community college students must be working towards an Associate of Science or Associate of Engineering degree. All awards and active participation in the program are contingent upon security access approval to ORNL.

Applicants seeking an internship in spring 2019 must apply by Jan. 6, 2019, and applicants seeking an internship in summer 2019 must apply by Feb. 28, 2019. Program applications for both the spring 2019 and summer 2019 internships must be submitted through the online application system. Other scientific educational programs offered at ORNL are also available and currently seeking applicants; visit for more information.


2019 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDCReminder

A summer fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.  DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases.  DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.  Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health.  This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health.

This opportunity is open to all current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry.  U.S. Citizens only.  The application deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019 12:00 AM EST.  The appointment is for one summer (May 23, 2019 through August 2, 2019).  If you have questions, send an email to  Please include the reference code CDC-DLS-2019-0013 in your email.


National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship ProgramReminder

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Fundamentals of data science, and projects in data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization, programming, and data policy
  • Creation of online tutorials and educational videos, conducting user needs assessments
  • Development of an in-depth understanding of the development, production, implementation of NLM product and services

The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit  If you have any questions, please send an email to  The application deadline is January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM ET.


U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research ProgramNEW!

The Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program offers recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire experience and training in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to a wide range of fusion energy centers.

For more information visit  The application deadline is January 31, 2019, 4:00 PM EST.


Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)NEW!

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas.  Selected individuals will train alongside NCTR investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research, that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The appointment period is full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2019. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Application deadline is February 15, 2019 11:59 PM ET.   Reference deadline is February 22, 2019 11:59 PM ET.  For additional information about this opportunity, NCTR or FDA, please visit


Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) – NEW!

The Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) will collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists on solving problems of national and scientific interest, engage in educational and professional development opportunities, explore career opportunities at national laboratories, and interact with and present their research to ORNL’s scientists.

As part of the summer institute, students will be organized into teams with diverse educational backgrounds and develop their skills to help solve scientific challenges using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science.  They will learn from ORNL mentors who have expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning and/or domain sciences such as physics, materials, or biology.  Students will participate in educational and professional development seminar series.  They will also learn and participate in scientific communication exercises to prepare them for a career in scientific research, including oral and poster presentations and technical reports.

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit  The application deadline isMarch 31, 2019, 11:59 PM ET.


Data Management and Curation Fellowship at the National Transportation Library (NTL) Reminder

Joining the Data Curation and Data Management (DCDM) team at the National Transportation Library (NTL), the selected participant will be offered an opportunity to gain hands-on learning and skills in data management and data curation best practices, relating to transportation data, including aviation data produced by the BTS offices and US DOT funded researchers. The Fellow will learn to create and evaluate data management plans; craft data curation standards, operating plans and policies. The Fellow will learn how to catalog datasets for preservation, conduct data format migration and be exposed to other data services; all within the context of providing access to an entire research or statistical package which will contain data and reports.

Under the guidance of a mentor, opportunities to gain skills and experience may include:

  • Applying data management best practices to high-value transportation datasets, including aviation data;
  • Using national and international standards to author metadata documentation;
  • Programmatically minting persistent identifiers for datasets;
  • Migrating and curating legacy datasets;
  • Documenting and cataloging data packages;
  • Operating a digital repository;
  • Engaging in data management and curation outreach across the US DOT

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit  If you have any questions, please send an email to


Geospatial Data Creation and Curation Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)Reminder

Have you ever wanted to influence and improve the effectiveness of geospatial data at the national level? Are you detail-oriented and committed to producing high-quality data products? Join us as we lead the development of new and improved national geospatial transportation products in the era of big data.

You will learn to create and curate geospatial datasets related to our Nation’s transportation systems that are used by government officials, researchers, and the American people. To achieve your learning objectives, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with those other U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) offices and Federal agencies that help maintain geospatial data and analytical capabilities. Your learning opportunities will also include the ability to participate in inter-agency efforts relating to the development and improvement of geospatial data and analytical applications.

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit  If you have any questions, please send an email to

[HPC – Portage] Undergraduate Research Opportunity: XSEDE EMPOWER Program – Spring 2019


Application deadline for Spring 2019 participation: November 23, 2018

An XSEDE-wide effort is underway to expand the community by recruiting and enabling a diverse group of students who have the skills – or are interested in acquiring the skills – to participate in the actual work of XSEDE. The name of this effort is XSEDE EMPOWER ( Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research ). We invite the whole XSEDE community – staff, researchers, and educators – to recruit and mentor undergraduate students to engage in a variety of XSEDE activities, such as computational and/or data analytics research and education in all fields of study, networking, system maintenance and support, and visualization. The program provides a stipend to students and resources for the training of those students who work on XSEDE projects for one semester, one quarter, one summer, or longer.

To participate, undergraduate students from any US degree-granting institutions are matched with a mentor who has a project that contributes to the work of XSEDE. Participation is strongly encouraged for mentors and students belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in HPC, including, but not limited to, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. There are three tiers of participation for students depending on existing skill level: learner, apprentice, and intern. Appropriate stipends will support each student.


Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate at a US degree granting institution through the duration of their participation. Each participating student will receive a stipend. There are three levels of participation:

    • Learners spend time acquiring the necessary skills to contribute to the work of XSEDE through tutorials, individual instruction, remote or in-person workshops, and self-learning. The expectation is that learners will have a high desire to participate, but have not yet had extensive experience. Learners will be given a stipend intended to recognize the extra effort needed to acquire the desired skills as an introduction to the field of high performance computing under the following guidelines:
      • $750 per semester assuming a minimum level of effort of 12 weeks, 8-10 hours per week, or
      • $500 per quarter assuming a level of effort of 8 weeks, 8-10 hours per week, or
      • $1500 per summer assuming 10 weeks at 30 hours per week.
    • Apprentices improve and apply their skills, spending the vast majority of their time doing tasked but not necessarily completely independent work, with training in specific areas or skills as needed. Apprentices need not have previously spent time as a learner participant. Apprentice applicants who do not meet the full expectations may be asked to start as a learner. Apprentices will be given a stipend of:
      • $1200 per semester assuming a minimum level of effort of 12 weeks, 8-10 hours per week, or
      • $800 per quarter assuming a level of effort of 8 weeks, 8-10 hours per week, or
      • $2400 per summer assuming 10 weeks at 30 hours per week.
    • Interns demonstrate the ability to do more independent work, tasked and as part of a project or group effort. Interns will be given a stipend of:
      • $1500 per semester assuming a minimum level of effort of 12 weeks, 8-10 hours per week, or
      • $1000 per quarter assuming a level of effort of 8 weeks, 8-10 hours per week, or
      • $3000 per summer assuming 10 weeks at 30 hours per week.

      Interns need not have started as learners or apprentices, but the expectation is that learners would advance to apprentices and then to interns, so prior participation will be taken into account in the selection of interns.

At each interval during the year (end of each semester or quarter, and at the middle and end of each summer), a mentor/supervisor may propose that a learner be promoted to apprentice, or an apprentice be promoted to intern. Student positions are renewable for up to a year, after which time the expectation is that the mentor/supervisor would take over the financial commitment to enable the student to continue and advance.


The Blue Waters Student Internship Program offers a 2-week, highly-intensive, hands-on institute in the rudiments of high performance computing once per year. Learners, Apprentices, or Interns may be selected to attend this institute (with travel and local expenses covered) if appropriate and beneficial to enhance their ability to contribute to the work of XSEDE. The institute takes place in late May / early June.



Mentors can apply by clicking the “New Position” button at the top of this page. Students can apply by clicking the “New Student Application” button at the top of this page.

Applications will typically be reviewed in early November, March, and June for projects starting the following spring, summer, and fall, respectively. While the program will continue to accept applications year-round, the cut-off for applications reviewed for the next cycle of funding will be the first Friday of the month in which reviews take place, except when otherwise noted at the top of this page. Applications completed after the cut-off will be held until the next round of reviews.



PDF flyers are available to promote the program to students and potential mentors:



For more information about XSEDE EMPOWER, please contact xsede-empower at shodor dot org.

For more information about XSEDE, please see

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is supported by the National Science Foundation.


Full Proposal Deadline Date: December 11, 2018
Development and Implementation Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-590  The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) hold much promise as sectors of the economy where we can expect to see continuous vigorous growth in the coming decades. STEM job creation is expected to outpace non-STEM job creation significantly, according to the Commerce Department, reflecting the importance of STEM knowledge to the US economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a leadership role in development and implementation of efforts to …  More at
Full Proposal Deadline Date: December 11, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-541 The goal of the interagency Smart and Connected Health (SCH): Connecting Data, People and Systems program is to accelerate the development and integration of innovative computer and information science and engineering approaches to support the transformation of health and medicine. Approaches that partner technology-based solutions with biomedical and biobehavioral research are supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF)…  More at
Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: December 17, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 19-507  In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see One of these ideas, “The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution,” advances quantum … More at