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2012 NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)
June 17 – August 10, 2012
The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated junior and senior undergraduate and early graduate students to apply for participation in the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2012). SARP provides students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others.
Participants will fly onboard the NASA P-3B aircraft where they will assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Each student will develop his/her own individual research project.
Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place at NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place at the University of California, Irvine. Applicants must have a strong academic background in any of the physical, chemical, or biological sciences, or engineering and an interest in applying their background to the study of the Earth system. We especially encourage applications from students majoring in Earth, environmental or atmospheric sciences and related disciplines.
SARP participants will receive round-trip travel to California, housing and transportation during the 8-week program, a $3,000 stipend and a $2,500 meals allowance.
Applications received by Jan. 20, 2012 will be considered for early acceptance.
The deadline for all applications is Feb. 10, 2012.
For more information and to download the program application, visit http://www.nserc.und.edu/learn
To watch a video about the 2011 program, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Please also see the attached flier.
Specific questions about the program should be directed to SARP2012@nserc.und.edu.
HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
2012 Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students
- 10 week research experience; $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses
- Areas of research:
- Computer Science
- Biological/Life Sciences
- Environmental Science
- Emergency and Incident Management
- Social sciences
Projects offered at:
- National research laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Sandia, Savannah River
- DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory
- Other research facilities, including Air Force Research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology
U.S. citizenship required
Application deadline: January 5, 2012
Administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
DHS Education Programs
100 ORAU Way
P.O. Box 117
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
ASME Treasure Valley Christmas Party: Tuesday, Dec 14 at 6:30
Event: ASME Treasure Valley Section Christmas Party
Who: Professional and student members of ASME, guests, and prospective members
When: December 14, 2011 6:30 pm
Where: Sockeye Grill & Brewery, 3019 N. Cole Road, Boise, ID
We invite all ASME members and guests to join us for our annual
Holiday Celebration. This is just an evening of fellowship so there
is not a presentation, no lectures, just fun.
We have reservations for dinner at Sockeye Grill & Brewery on Cole
near Ustick. Feel free to bring a guest or two, members, non-members,
and anyone thinking about becoming a member. Please RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have a head count for the restaurant, even
up to the last day.
For information on this event and upcoming ASME meetings throughout
the year, check out the Treasure Valley ASME website at
We look forward to seeing you at the Sockeye Grill & Brewery.
Calling all Wallpaper Designers!!! COEN Labs Wallpaper Design Contest
Are you an engineering student with mad design skills? Do you like to see your work displayed in public forums? Do you enjoy manipulating non-copyrighted images that illustrate engineering concepts and then turning them into a stylish-looking computer background?
Submit your lab wallpaper designs to the COEN IT department at email@example.com by December 19th. Resolution should be 1024×768, 1280×720, 1440×900, or 1920×1080. Content should be engineering-related (and ‘PG rated’).
The winning entry will be announced in a future edition of the COEN newsletter and included in Spring 2012 COEN labs image, where you can gaze upon your work each time you sit in front of a COEN Labs machine.
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Idaho and ACEC National Scholarship Opportunities
Who Is Eligible: Students entering their junior, senior, fifth or graduate year in the Fall of 2012. (.doc)
Scholarship Amount: One scholarship will be given for $1,000. The state winners will be forwarded to ACEC National competition for consideration of an additional amount up to $5,000 (only state winners may proceed to the national level)
Deadline for Scholarship Application: January 31, 2012
Application Availability: Applications can be found in your college engineering department, online at www.acecofidaho.com under the Scholarships button, or by calling the ACEC of Idaho office at 208-321-1502.
Where to Return Application: Applications must be returned by January 31, 2012 to:
ACEC of Idaho
P.O. Box 8224
Boise, ID 83707
Or delivered to:
ACEC of Idaho
5440 W. Franklin, Suite 108
Boise, ID 82709
Applications will be judged by a local panel of engineers and the state winner will be forwarded to ACEC National by March 16, 2012. Winners are expected to be announced by Spring of 2012.
Applications will be scored on the following criteria (see Scholarship Guidelines at www.acecofidaho.com for more details on scoring guidelines)
Cumulative Grade Point Average: 24 points
Essay: 25 points
Work Experience: 24 points
Recommendation: 17 points (see separate form for recommendation – may NOT be a letter of recommendation)
Extracurricular College Activities: 10 points
For More Information: Contact the ACEC of Idaho office at 321-1502 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE – JANUARY 31, 2012
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, and molecular electronics. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates this year are June 18 to August 17, 2012; Applications are due Feb. 15, 2012. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend and a travel allowance and on-campus housing is provided. For more information, please visit our website:
ALEKS- Free Math Learning Module
Need to brush up your math skills for the upcoming Spring term? We have an online Math Learning Module available at no charge. We recommend you take advantage of this module if:
- It has been more than 1 year since you took a math course and you want to refresh your skills or
- Your math placement score qualifies you for a lower level math course than you want to take and you want to study math before taking the COMPASS math placement test.
If you use the ALEKS Learning Module, you may qualify for the BSU Bookstore Award. Eligibility requirements and how to request access to the module are listed here.
STEM Majors in Math 108 or Math 147- If you need another class- Consider GENSCI 197
This course will be taught in an integrated lecture and lab format. Components of the course are activity- and discussion-based with minimal lecture. A large portion of class time will involve students working in cooperative learning groups through activities outlined in the text.
Activities will include:
- The Nature of Science: explorations, looking for the unexpected opinion vs fact: Why was Pluto killed?
- Observations vs. Inferences and Probability: Win at Cards!
- Measurements: systems of measurements, units and dimensional analysis, accuracy, precision, and instrument uncertainty: Were you really going 70 mph? But officer . . . .
For more information contact Gary Hunt 426- 2307
Course Number: 13902
Days: MW 1:40-2:30 p.m.
U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Programs
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program provides opportunities at various DOE sites to gain first-hand experience and training in the fields of science, engineering, technology, and related professions that support the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Locations: Various locations across U.S.
Duration: Summer Term of 10 weeks (May – August); terms may be extended
Deadline: Applications accepted October 15 through November 15.
Benefi ts: Stipends up to $650 per week depending on academic status.
ENGR 120- FUSE: Solve a Real-World Engineering Problem!
What is ENGR 120-FUSE?
- Experience the creativity, challenge and rewards in solving a real-world engineering problem.
- Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills by working with your client solving their specific problem.
- Practice skills necessary to be an effective engineer including teamwork, communication and project management.
Enter class number 15289 or 15290. For help while signing up for classes, raise your hand and a Peer Advisor will assist you.
ENGR 120 is a required engineering course for civil, electrical, mechanical, and materials science engineering majors. The FUSE section includes the opportunity to solve a real-world design problem.
Belize Service Learning Project, Spring 2012
Enroll in CMGT 497 – Social Responsibility in Construction Management for Spring 2012.
All majors welcome! No construction experience needed, strong work ethic required.
Course Title: Social Responsibility in Construction Management
Course Number: CMGT 497
Session: Spring 2012
Time: m/w/f – 12:40-1:30
Note: this course will include a 1 week onsite service project in Bella Vista, Belize. Additional fees to each participating student will be approximately $2,500 per student
Project Contact: Dr. Tony Songer: email@example.com
Upcoming CM Events
Dec. 15, 2011: December Hard Hat Ceremony for new grads. The ceremony will be held in the Lookout Room of the Student Union from 6:00-7:00. The CM Alumni Chapter will make the traditional presentation of the orange hard hats to new graduates. The Party After the Ceremony will be held at Beside Bardenay at 6th and Grove, downtown Boise. Contact Joan Hartz, 426-3764 with questions.
Feb. 15-18, 2012: Reno Student Competition. Please see attached letter from CM Department Chair Tony Songer. See this attachment for a letter with details on how to support Reno, Bellavista, and Haiti projects. Chair message 11-11-11.doc
March 16, 2012: Annual Meeting (election of officers, possible bylaw amendments)
April 27, 2012: Annual CM Golf Tournament
BRONCO JOBS – find details on the following jobs at http://career.boisestate.edu