| Boise State Students First at Competition | COEN Awards Ceremony |Job Market Looking Up| Work-Study Awards Deadline | ENGL 202 options for Summer|Beat Coach Pete|Volunteers Needed for Science Olympiad|Peer Advisor Position Opening|Faculty and Student Updates | Kiewit Information Sessions| Idaho Shakespeare Festival|Scholarship Opportunity| Summer Research Opportunities| Jobs|
Boise State Engineering Students First at International Aero Design Competition
Following their recent 1st place win in the ADVANCED class of the 2012 SAE Aerodesign competition, members of the Boise State University Aerodesign Team are busy fundraising to be able to compete in the national event set for Georgia next month. To donate to their efforts, contact Mary Rutherford, Director of Development for the College of Engineering, email@example.com.
Back row from left to right: Phil Rodman, James Carrillo, Thomas Green, Brendan Healy, and Zach Harris
Front row from left to right: Jordan Anderson, Nate Phillips, Mallory Yates, X-15 Albatrossian Night Fury, Kelci Parrish, Matt McCrink, and Mike Large
COEN Annual Awards Ceremony
Mark you Calendar for the COEN Annual Awards Ceremony: Thursday, May 3rd from 4:30-5:30 in the ENGR second Floor Atrium.
Download the Nomination form for the four College awards: Professor of the Year, Staff Award for Excellence, Undergraduate Student Award for Excellence and the Student Choice Award. Please take a moment to nominate someone for each of these awards. Nominations are due to ENGR 301 by next Friday, April 13.
Job Market Looking Up for New College Graduates
A recent survey by the National Assn. of Colleges and Employers found that businesses expect to hire 9.5% more college graduates this year than last, broadening a recovery since 2009 when such hiring plummeted 22%.
“Hiring projections by industry indicate positive movement nearly across the board,” the report said, with the strongest demand for business, engineering and computer science majors.
Similar good news was delivered by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, which expects hiring of new college graduates to rise 7%.
“Employers are now more optimistic about the college labor market than at any time since 2007,” its report stated. Salaries of recent college graduates average about $36,000, it showed, varying by industry and major: electrical engineering majors made $55,000 and psychology majors $35,230.
Deadline To Accept FY 2012-2013 Work-Study Awards
Students who have been offered work-study awards for FY 2012-2013 must accept them by May 1st or the award will be canceled. If you have students working for you using work-study funding and they were offered a work-study award and you plan to have them work for you next year, please remind them to accept their work-study award before the deadline. An email was sent to the students, however, I also wanted to make you aware of this important deadline so you don’t miss out on having your students work for you using work-study funds if they failed to read the email and missed the deadline.
ENGL 202 options for summer
ENGL 202 fills up quickly and that engineering students have trouble getting seats in the class. Please let students know that there are three open sections remaining for the summer, and that these sections will be closed be Extended Studies if there are too many empty seats as of April 26.
Open sections, currently with low enrollment:
Engl 202 4037 Battalio, John summer second eight week session
Engl 202 4040 Purdy, Debra summer first five week session
Engl 202 4041 Pennington, Lori summer first eight week session
Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk April 14th
CAN YOU BEAT COACH PETE?
Lace up your shoes and put your game face on! The Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk is a great way to do your part to help Boise State students. The race will start on campus and run along the beautiful Boise City Greenbelt.
The featured racer is Coach Pete of the Boise State football team. It’s your chance to see if you can indeed “Beat Pete.” And if you Beat Pete, you’ll receive a year’s worth of bragging rights! All finishers and supporters can join us for a fun-filled finish-line bash sponsored by Recreation Services and our premier sponsors. [continue reading...]
Volunteers Needed for Science Olympiad on Saturday, 4/14, at NNU in Nampa
Volunteers are needed for the Idaho Science Olympiad on Saturday, April 14th at NNU in Nampa. The Olympiad has 23 science events for grades 6 – 12 and organizers expect about 500 students to join the competition from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Seeding help with two events:
- Fermi Questions (two sessions, back-to-back, at 11:30 -12:30 and 12:30 – 1:30. Need 20 questions with the answers documented. This can be done by a number of students, each writing a question or two. They will then need one to two students at NNU to proctor and correct the tests. A copy of the Fermi Question rules is attached.
- Robot Arm runs all day from 8:30 to 2:30. Volunteers can work a four hour shift. Volunteers need to be at NNU at 7:30 for set-up. In Robot arm, competitors bring their Robot arm and use it to move scorable objects within three minutes. Volunteers will inspect the Robot and documentation prior to operation and score points afterwards. Volunteers should bring their own calculator, pen and personal safety glasses. All other materials including lunch will be provided. A copy of the rules are attached.
For more information contact Gary Carlson at 208-362-4999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Engineering Advising Office seeking Peer Advisor
The Engineering Advising Office is looking for outstanding Peer Advisor candidates. All Engineering majors are welcome to apply. Candidates should have successfully completed Math 175 by Spring 2012. The position will continue through the summer, and Fall 2012 semester
Peer Advisors greet the public, maintain contact with students, give tours and advise Pre-Engineering and Freshmen Engineering majors. See BroncoJobs for more details.
Interested students must be available to work at least part time during the summer. Start date is May 21 for training. If interested, email your resume by April 13th to DianaGarza@boisestate.edu.
Faculty and Student Updates
Amit Jain, CS, was a part of a roundtable discussion at the Idaho Technology Council’s upcoming develop.idaho 2012 event. develop.idaho is the only event of its kind in the state created specifically to connect software developers, designers, entrepreneurs and students together to build a thriving, supportive technology community.
Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/04/04/2062685/idahos-software-developers-get.html
Kiewit Information Session – April 10
Kiewit will host an information session on Tuesday, April 10th, 6-7pm in MEC 106. Download Flyer
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(720) 274-5926 (505) 615-5683 cell (303) 932-8533 fax
Title: AISC Education Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships
Sponsor: American Institute of Steel Construction
SYNOPSIS: The AISC Education Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships are available to undergraduate juniors and seniors and Master’s level graduate students in civil, architectural or construction engineering, or construction management programs. Applicants must be full-time students and U.S. citizens.
Web Site: http://www.aisc.org/content.aspx?id=30576
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of these scholarship and fellowships is to provide financial support to further the education of undergraduate juniors and seniors and Master’s level graduate students in civil,
architectural or construction engineering, or construction management programs.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full time students which are undergraduate juniors or seniors or Master’s level graduate students in civil, architectural or construction engineering, or construction management programs.
The sponsor intends to present 12 awards in the amount of $5000 each.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival
A special event tailored for the local engineering community, scheduled for June 20. It will include discounted ($28) tickets to see Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap, but the special part is that this will be preceded with a tour of the ISF Scene Shop and Costume Shop and other technical aspects of the ISF that are not generally available to the public. Tickets for this event are limited to 100 because of capacity of the tours, and it is likely that they will sell quickly. Details about the event and how to purchase tickets are available at http://coen.boisestate.edu/bobhay/engineeringshakespeare/.
Scholarship Opportunity for Students who have Overcome Personal Adversity
The Horatio Alger Boise State University Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students entering their final two years of study at Boise State University who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. There will be five $5,000 awards available. Funds will only be disbursed to residents of Idaho who are completing their final two years of study at Boise State University.
Click here for additional details and how to apply. The deadline is April 15th. For more information go to: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_boisestate.cfm
Summer Research Opportunities for Students
South Dakota State University: We are inviting applications from bright undergraduates in engineering and physical sciences to participate in a unique research opportunity in computational science, photovoltaics and nanotechnology at South Dakota State University. A brochure and research descriptions of possible research areas is attached. The program will recruit 10 undergrad participants and a few graduate mentors. Faculty members can also nominate potential candidates.
For more information contact: Venkat Bommisetty, Associate Professor and Coordinator: Nano-Characterization and Nano-Fabrication Laboratories, at the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Phone: 605-688-6964; Fax: 605-688-4401
BRONCO JOBS – find details on the following jobs at http://career.boisestate.edu
Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) Boise National Forest: The Forest Service will be hiring one or two students in the STEP propgram. Seeking Civil Engineering or related discipline, student cannot be on academic probation. Deadline to apply is April 1. See flyerfor details
HDR has a two intern opportunities in our Boise Office for this summer: One is for an Environmental Intern (biology, environmental science, environmental engineering, or geology student) and one position for a civil engineering (roadway, airport).
Please note, applicants have to apply online. Please do not submit resumes directly to our office.