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Student Online News 3-14-14

Student Online News 3-14-14

Advising News

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Important dates

  • March 14MSE Seminar Dr. Amber Hibberd – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Core Level Spectroscopy for Element-Specific Electronic Structure Characterization
  • March 15 – Discover Boise State
  • March 20-22 – Hackfort
  • March 24-28 – Spring Break – No Classes
  • University Events Calendar: Boise State Events

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Math Tutoring

Math Help webpage

New Scholarship Application Process for College of Engineering students

To be considered for Boise State Scholarships, all Engineering students must complete an online application through the Financial Aid website. Specific scholarship information, application form and deadlines may be found at the link below.

Boise State Scholarship Application

Adolfson & Peterson Construction – recruiting at Boise State, March 31-April 1

Pat Pannell from Adolfson & Peterson Construction in Denver will be visiting Boise State on March 31-April 1.  This is the Monday after spring break – please mark your calendar NOW! This is the first time they have recruited at Boise State, so please attend and represent Boise State CM! Internship and full-time positions available!! Info session: Monday, March 31, 5-6pm in ENGR 110 – pizza, and sign up for interviews Interviews:  Tuesday, April 1 at the Career Center Learn more about the company here:  Adolfson & Peterson Construction.

College of Engineering Clubs

Image of the CE Club with their Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe The student organizations for engineering students at Boise State provide you with a great opportunity to meet other students with similar interests and career goals. In addition, many of the activities these organizations propose focus on enhancing academic performance, providing community service, and stimulating social interaction among members. View more information on College of Engineering Student Organizations.

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Boise State President’s Writing Awards 2014

Image of a flyer for the President's Writing Awards 2014The attached flyer provides details about  the 2014 President’s Writing Awards. The College of Engineering has had some strong papers and several first place winners in the past. View more information on the President’s Writing Awards.



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Boise Code Camp

Image of the Boise Code Camp logoBoise Code Camp is coming up on April 5th (Saturday) at the SUB! It attracts around 600 software professionals and students. It is the largest Code Camp in the northwest . A great chance to network with software professionals, attend interesting talks at various levels and connect with industry sponsors. Fourteen industry sponsors are looking for interns and full-time hires. Many of these companies weren’t at the Career fair so this is another chance for students to find opportunities! They will have booths setup in the hallways. Please note that there is free full breakfast and lunch a well as coffee (thanks to industry sponsors). This year, there is a new after event party in the evening with free food in the Stueckle Sky Center! However, you must register on the Boise Code camp website and get a ticket (there is no charge but you need a ticket). To register and to find out more, go to the Boise Code Camp website. The Computer Science department is the main host this event every year.  We are also looking for student volunteers for the Code Camp. You will work closely with several leading local software professionals that help organize this event. To volunteer, please sign up at the Boise Code Camp Volunteer page.

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Hackfort coming March 20-22

Image of an ad for HackfortAs part of Treefort Music Fest this March Boise State is sponsoring Hackfort. “Hackfort will bring world-class innovators together with the growing, local tech talent that has built up in this creative, emerging city. Among the bands, food trucks and (View more information about Hackfort).


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develop.idaho coming April 23rd

Image of the develop.idaho 2014 logodevelop.idaho is Idaho’s premier conference for software developers, designers, entrepreneurs and students. Join the Idaho software community on April 23 to hear software experts speak about industry trends, technical innovations and opportunities that are evolving the Idaho software landscape. The conference (View more information about develop.idaho).

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Nuclear Foensics Undergraduate Summer School 2014

June 9 – July 18, 2014

University of Missouri, Columbia

Nuclear Foensics Undergraduate Summer School Program

For the summer of 2014, The Department of Homeland Security (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office ­ National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center) is sponsoring a summer school for undergraduate students interested in an intensive introduction.

In its fifth year, this six-week summer school, to be held June 9 -July 18, 2014 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, MO is designed to provide comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics as a means of interesting students in pursuing graduate studies in technical fields related to nuclear forensics. In general the program is centered on:

Attached is a flyer with further information, application instructions, and contact instructions for further instructions.  We hope you will inform qualified students of this opportunity!

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COEN Virtual Lab

Need computer access on or off campus? There are 20 computers available for student use configured with various engineering software packages accessible anywhere by using remote connection software from 6:00am to 10:00pm. After hours from  10pm through 6am, there are up to fifity available Vlab machines.  See additional information here: COEN Virtual Lab 10:00 pm through 6:00am, there are up to fifty available VLab machines. Questions? Contact 10:00 pm through 6:00am, there are up to fifty available VLab machines.

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The 2014-15 ISGC Scholarship Application System is now open.

Deadline for applications:
Monday, March 31, 2014

Attention Idaho high school and undergraduate college students!

You can get a $7000 scholarship from the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium for studying science, technology, engineering, math, or science/math education! Students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an Idaho college/university are encouraged to apply.
NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium

Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarship

We are happy to announce the kick off of our Simpson Strong-Tie Structural Engineering/Architecture Student Scholarship for the upcoming Fall 2014/2015 School year.  Simpson Strong-Tie’s Structural Engineering/Architecture Student Scholarship Program assists students who are pursuing undergraduate study in Structural Engineering or Architecture.  This program offers scholarships to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities.

Your school has been selected to participate in the program.  Detailed information along with a brochure/application is available at the following link on our website – Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarships. We have recently increased the scholarship award to $2000 and eliminated the “need based” requirement. I have included flyers as attachments with program details. The postmark deadline for students to submit the application and required materials is April 25,2014! To apply to this program, the student must be:   A junior or senior enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study in architecture or structural engineering.

Horatio Alger Scholarship – due March 16

Amazing scholarship opportunity for #BoiseState students from Five $5000 awards! Horatio Alger Scholarships Eligibility Students selected for the Horatio Alger Boise State University Scholarship will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • entering the final two years of study at Boise State University
  • critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required)
  • currently be a resident of Idaho
  • demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • be a United States citizen

See more at: Horatio Alger Association

The 2014-15 ISGC Scholarship Application System is now open.

Deadline for applications: Monday, March 31, 2014 Attention Idaho high school and undergraduate college students! You can get a $7000 scholarship from the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium for studying science, technology, engineering, math, or science/math education! Students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an Idaho college/university are encouraged to apply.

NASA ISGC Scholarship

GreenPal is offering a $2,000 scholarship and we need help getting the word out.

Would you mind adding the scholarship to your directory? Details and online application for the scholarship can be found at: GreenPal Scholarship. This is an auto-renewing evergreen scholarship that we will be offering each year. The deadline to apply for this award is May 31. However we will be offering it each year.

The ASME Treasure Valley Section

The ASME Treasure Valley Section is offering two $500.00 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering students enrolled at any accredited university in Idaho. High school seniors and junior college students who have been accepted to start an engineering program in the Fall 2014 semester are also eligible.  The application form is available at the link below or request by email from  Completed applications are due May 23, 2014. ASME Treasure Valley Scholarship Contest.

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For assistance with BroncoJobs, preparing resumes and/or cover letters, or interviewing preparation, including dress code, please contact us at 426-1747. Career Center Boise State University Academic and Career Services Building 1464 University Drive, Room 111 (208) 426-1747 Boise State Career Center. Here are several internship opportunities available at Micron in Boise: Micron Internship Opportunities.

NASA Human Research Program Element Scientist IPA Position OpportunityPosition:   Element Scientist
strong>Location:  NASA Johnson Space Center, Human Health & Performance Directorate
Area of Concentration:  Open to all qualified US Citizens, permanent residents, or non-residents with a US “J” Visa
Open:   March 3, 2014       Closes:  March 17, 2014
Full Job Posting: USAJOBS

The Human Health and Performance Directorate seeks an individual that will serve as the Space Human Factors and Habitability (SHFH) Element Scientist responsible for managing experimental research directed toward understanding the effects of space flight on human physiological processes and performance. Incumbent will coordinate the science within the SHFH Element by guiding the research and technology development activities of the three Portfolios: Space Human Factors Engineering (SHFE), Advanced Environmental Health (AEH), and Advanced Food Technology (AFT).

Specific Duties Include:

  • Assures the research carried out by the Portfolios is organized to mitigate operationally relevant risks and to develop countermeasures and/or technologies that support exploration missions.
  • Manages and integrates the science performed within the element, portfolios, projects, and teams at Johnson Space Center (JSC) and Ames Research Center (ARC).
  • Develops and maintains an Integrated Research Plan (IRP), clearly demonstrating coordination of the various projects within the Portfolios and with other organizations.
  • Works directly with the Portfolio Scientists to implement the science established by the IRP and to successfully close out the associated Program risks.
  • Collaborates with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), Texas Medical Center (TMC), academia, industry, and the human factors engineering, nutrition, toxicology,  microbiology, and flight surgeon communities to enable appropriate and complementary research activities.
  • Plans to ensure that all the scientific or technological activities are aligned with the Element’s schedule, cost, and milestone deliverables and that the Element reviews are properly supported.
  • Supports Element Manager in developing a recommended Element science procurement plan taking into account the needs of the various Projects within the Element.
  • Evaluates new proposals (i.e., solicited, unsolicited, directed task) and directed research for merit and relevance, as well as coordinates and submits scientific solicitation input and feasibility recommendations to the Human Research Program (HRP) Chief Scientist.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Thorough understanding of the application of human factors engineering principles, of closed loop environmental systems and monitoring technologies, and of food and nutrition principles and packaging methodologies used in the development of systems for long duration human spaceflight.
  • Demonstrated achievement and ability to write scientific proposals combined with ability to communicate and defend research findings to scientific panels/meetings and publish in peer reviewed scientific journals.
  • Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques utilized for research and development (R&D) formulation and implementation.
  • Mastery and skill in applying the art and science of a professional discipline sufficient to formulate, evaluate, nurture, and promote the generation and exchange of new theories, concepts, principles, methods, applications, and practices.
  • Knowledge to plan, evaluate, and execute short and long range strategies with goals impacting national and international issues and to extend the disciplines knowledge boundaries.
  • Expert knowledge to serve as a recognized authority and consultant in a specialized scientific discipline, technology, broad program, or industry that affects national and international interests, including the well-being of the public.
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in technical management activities, including planning, scheduling, and coordinating budget and resource control to ensure completion of research programs.
  • Knowledge about other NASA Programs, such as vehicle developers, advanced technology developers, and space biology programs.

Basic Education Requirement:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. A Masters or Doctoral degree is desired.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a Curriculum Vita and Cover letter explaining qualifications to:

Crystal Haddock
NASA/Johnson Space Center
2101 NASA Parkway, Mail Code SF2
Houston, TX  77058

Advertisement will be open:  March 3, 2014
Potential Start and Duration: April 1, 2014/Permanent Full-time
For additional information about this position, please contact Crystal Haddock 281-483-5711 or via email at


Applications for the 2014 CSNR Summer Fellowship Program are now being accepted

Research Area(s):
Aeronautics, Education & Outreach, Instrumentation, Intern Opportunities, Materials, Planetary Science, Power & Propulsion, Robotics, Spacecraft Design, Systems Engineering

The Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) invites undergraduate and graduate level students to experience cutting-edge research in nuclear power and propulsion technologies through our Summer Fellowship Program through the Center for Advanced Energy Studies. As a CSNR Summer Fellow, you will work as part of a team of students and with scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to complete a research project of current interest to NASA in potential nuclear technology performance. The Summer Fellows program allows participants to experience a real research environment, to learn from top-notch nuclear scientists, and to preview careers in research.

The online application can be found on the CSNR website.

Point of Contact:
Kristi L. Martin – Executive Assistant to Dr. Steven D. Howe, Director
Center for Space Nuclear Research
995 University Blvd. MS 3553
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
(208) 526-8441
(208) 526-2854 fax

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