| New and Improved Advising Office | Engineers Without Borders meeting |
| Homecoming events | Speed Networking Event | The Naval Research Enterprise |
| Becoming a Learner…Again! | COEN Updates | STEM Leaders |
| ITC BBQ for CS Students | CMGT 497 Learning Project | Jobs |
New and Improved Advising Office
The renovation is complete and the College of Engineering Advising Office, ENGR 101, is open!! Students are welcome to stop by or make an appointment for academic advising, resumes, internships/jobs, tours, and student support services.
Meet the student Peer Advisors and Assistant: Ashley Alexander, Junior CE, from Compton, CA; Tawna Groom, Junior CE, from Colfax, WA; Taylor Coleman, Freshmen CE, from Mountain Home, ID; Outreach Assistant is Ashley Bradley, Junior ME, from Hailey, ID.
Engineers Without Borders Meeting
EWB next meeting will be this coming Tuesday: 10/25 in MEC 403 J at 7:00
Boise State celebrates Homecoming, October 17 – 22, 2011
See list of events at http://homecoming.boisestate.edu/
- 21st October, Friday, Presidential Alumni Gala, Soccer Match, ASBSU Time Capsule, SPB presents: Bronco Blitz, FAN Club PEP Rally
- 22nd October, Saturday, Bronco Bash, Homecoming Football Game (Boise State vs. Air Force), Homecoming Parade, Intercollegiate Knight’s Homecoming Reunion Tailgate and Annual Meeting and Elections, Homecoming Pancake Breakfast, Volleyball Match
- 23nd October, Sunday, Soccer Match
- 17-22nd October, Week-long events, Campus Decorating Contests , Verizon Wireless and the HopeLine Cell Phone Drive
For More Information Call
Boise State Alumni Association 208.426.1698
Student Union & Activities 208.426.4636 (INFO)
Speed Networking Event with CH2M Hill
The BSU-AWRA group has organized a speed networking session with CH2M Hill, on Monday, October 31st (12:00pm – 1:00pm). This is an opportunity for students interested in careers in the private sector to meet and interact with a global leader in consulting, design, and program management in an informal yet professional, one on one environment. CH2M Hill’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, environmental, energy, transportation, facilities, and resources.
Membership in the BSU-AWRA club is strongly encouraged to attend this event. If you are not currently a paid member and want to participate, you can join at time of RSVP. The cost is $5.00 for the year and attendance at BSU-AWRA club meetings and events is expected. Space is limited so members will have priority and you are encouraged to RSVP sooner than later.
Professionals from CH2M Hill will provide a brief introduction of their company, project profiles, areas of expertise and answer general questions. This will be followed by small group sessions where students will be able to interact on a more personal level to ask question about life in a global consulting firm, things such as:
“How did you become a ______?”
“What do you like best about being a ___________?”
“How as a professional to you balance work and family issues?”
“Did you start your career as a _________?”
“What as been the most rewarding part of your career?”
Although this is not designed for soliciting employment – i.e. its not a job fair- it is designed to showcase the vast amount of talent here at BSU and give students a perspective of future career paths while CH2M Hill has the opportunity demonstrate the possible occupations a person may have working for such a firm.
This event is free, however registration is required by midday next Thursday, October 27. To register or for more details/questions email Dan Stanaway at email@example.com. Each participant will be responsible for their own transportation to CH2M Hill’s site in downtown Boise. There will also be a pizza lunch provided for the event.
We look forward to joining you all on this great professional opportunity!
Vice President, BSU-AWRA
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are $5,250.00 for Sophomores, $7,880.00 for Junior and Senior undergraduate students and $10,500.00 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at certain labs.
Again Sophomores NOW accepted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The online application is now open at https://nreip.asee.org/ and must be completed by January 6, 2012. All accompanying documents (official transcripts and reference letters) are due by January 6, 2012.
1818 N St NW, Suite 600
Washington DC, 20036
(202) 350-5763 (phone)
Becoming a Learner…Again!
Written by Janet Callahan, Engineering Faculty in Residence
I’m writing at the end of the second week of classes. It’s Friday and all of us in the Engineering Residential College are looking forward to the three day weekend. I know I need a Labor Day! I am already behind on my homework and I’m only taking one class.
“What am I taking, you ask?” I’m taking Calculus 1.
“But hey, you’re the faculty in residence — don’t you have a degree in engineering already?” Yes, I do. Three degrees! But Jimmy Carter was President when I last took calculus, and I completed my Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 1990. I am here to tell you that the old saying is true: Use it or lose it!
“So then, why are you retaking calculus?”
Before the semester began, I would have answered – to be able to help engineering students with their math homework. It was a bit of an embarrassment to realize how little math I remembered. In my position as Associate Dean, most of my duties lie in areas that don’t involve finding slopes of curves!
However, if you asked me today, two weeks into it, why I was taking calculus, I would say this:
Remember when you could think of ten other things to do beside study? And then you made yourself sit down and do your work and got that sense of satisfaction you get from “getting it done?
Remember when you were so tired that your brain stopped working? So you just copied out the problem statements instead, leaving space for the solution later when your brain worked again?
Remember getting through most of the homework despite the fatigue?
Remember the satisfaction of not missing any classes that week?
Remember feeling a connection with the professor?
Remember the awesome feeling of getting the problem right?
Remember being stuck on a problem, going to bed, and in the morning trying again and getting it?
I had forgotten how much I love to learn.
COEN Faculty/Student Updates
The deadline for the AGC Education and Research Foundation 2012-13 academic year scholarships is fast approaching. Students may find criteria for scholarship eligibility and must submit applications online at https://scholarship.agc.org by November 1. Students in two, four or five-year ABET or ACCE-accredited civil engineering or construction management programs are eligible for $2,500 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year, renewable for up to three years. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year (or the final year of a five-year program) in the fall of 2012 in order to apply. Graduate students are eligible for up to $3,750 for up to two years. For further information, contact Melinda Patrician at firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-837-5342.
Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. Scholarship Opportunity
Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist architecture and structural engineering students at participating colleges and universities in various communities in the United States. The Structural Engineering/Architecture Student Scholarship Program offers scholarships to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities.
Applicants to the Structural Engineering/Architecture Student Scholarship Program must be enrolled as juniors (60 semester hours or equivalent) or seniors in a full-time undergraduate course of study in architecture or structural engineering at specified colleges. Click here to view eligible schools
Awards: Up to fifty-five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Application (attached): Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship Management Services postmarked no later than November 1, 2011. Grade reports are not acceptable. Online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment card is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship Management Services to verify that the application has been received.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship Management Services.
Selection of Recipients: Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals, and an outside appraisal. Financial need as calculated by Scholarship Management Services must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship Management Services. In no instance does any officer or employee of Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified by mid-December. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to: Structural Engineering/Architecture Student Scholarship Program, Scholarship Management Services, One Scholarship Way, Saint Peter, MN 56082. Phone: (507) 931-1682.
For more information: http://www.strongtie.com/scholarships/index.html?source=topnav
STEM community advisor leads,
Please distribute the attached Learning Communities to the respective advisors in Engineering, Math, and Sciences. There are 13 LCs divided into STEM, BIOLOGY, and Engineering. Recall that to register for the LC, select the LC number which is in bold red with a heavy cell border (in column B of the attached file).
Idaho Technology Council BBQ for CS students
ITC (Idaho Technology Council) is hosting a special event for CS students on 19th Oct at 5:30pm at Keynetics (a software company right next to campus). All levels CS students are invited but freshmen and sophomores are especially welcome. It is an excellent chance to see an interesting local software company and get a sense what a software engineer does. Besides, there is going to be a free BBQ at the event!
You do have to sign up for the event as the capacity is 40 students. Use the following link to sign up and get more details.
CMGT 497 – Social Responsibility in Construction Management
Belize Service Learning Project, Spring 2012
BRONCO JOBS – find details on the following jobs at http://career.boisestate.edu
Structural Engineering position at CH2M Hill in Boise
HVAC Engineer Needed
Here’s a great chance to learn about all aspects of the HVAC field, including engineering and sales! An outstanding company is looking for a highly motivated young engineer to work with a licensed engineer and sales people. This is a great opportunity to grow your knowledge of HVAC and Controls, while gaining valuable experience towards your PE license! Please contact Darwin Roy at (208) 377-9755 if you are interested.
Resources: These are just a few of the many opportunities available to Boise State students.
A great resource for employers in the Treasure Valley, Idaho, and Nationwide. (Developed by the MSE department) – https://sites.google.com/a/boisestate.edu/mse_connections/contacts
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) – http://www.acec.org/
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Idaho - http://acecofidaho.org/
Government Jobs – www.makingthedifference.org
One Stop Shopping for NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships: http://intern.nasa.gov/
Idaho National Laboratory (summer and academic year),
Eligible: Freshman through graduate students,
Application: now open, deadline January
U.S. Department of Energy, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (summer & academic year)
http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/SciEd/ERULF/about.html (Boise State has priority for this program)
Eligible: High school graduating senior through college senior
Application: Opens Oct. 5
U.S. Department of Energy and NSF, Faculty and Student Teams Program (summer)
(Boise State has priority for this program) Must form team of one faculty and two or three students
Eligible: Freshman through senior
Application: Opens Oct. 5
United Launch Alliance
Bettis Summer Intern Program
Apply: from October 1 through October 21
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL)
Apply by Nov 30th
Eligible: undergrads (completed sophomore year), or graduate students in engineering, science, or business. All candidates must be a U.S. citizen
Office of Naval Research – Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program – NREIP (summer)
Eligible: Juniors, seniors, graduate students
Application: Opens Oct. 15; Closes Jan. 11
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Opportunities
On-Campus at Boise State: INBRE http://inbre.uidaho.edu/student_programs/
or Google “INBRE Summer Research” to find sites at other states!
NIH Website: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs
National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (mostly summer)
Hundreds of NSF sponsored internships all over the country
Eligible: Freshman through senior,
Application: Deadlines vary — see Web site
Pathways to Science
For Undergraduates: Paid Summer Undergrad Research Placements: Over 400 programs – REU and Other Summer Research Opportunities for Undergrads http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Summerresearch.asp
- For Financial Support in Graduate School Opportunities: Bridges, GK-12, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.asp
- For Postdoc opportunities: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_portal.asp
Case Western, Undergraduate Research – For students interested in polymer research http://polymers.case.edu/highlights/undergrad_summer.htm – February 1 deadline
Cornell, Undergraduate Research – including LSAMP Summer Research www.engineering.cornell.edu/lsamp
Cornell Center for Materials Research Programs http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/reu/
American Society for Engineering Education – Fellowship Programs http://www.asee.org/fellowship-programs
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program for Graduates http://ndseg.asee.org/
The National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (NSF-EAPSI) Program http://www.nsfsi.org/
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Scholarship for Service Program (for Graduate and Undergraduates) http://smart.asee.org/