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Student Online News 9-19-14

Student Online News 9-19-14

Advising News

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Important dates

Lockers for rent in the Engineering building.

View for the list of clubs that rent the lockers for the year.

Belize Info Sessions  – Spring 2015

International Service Project in Belize. View for dates and times of Belize info sessions.

Join the COEN Facebook page

Are you on LinkedIn? Also a great resource for jobs, company contacts, and networking!!

Math Tutoring

Math Help webpage

Engineering Advising Success Event (EASE) 2014

By Leandra Aburusa

Image of four students at the Engineering Advising Success Event (EASE)

The College of Engineering Hosted the annual Engineering Advising Success Event (EASE) on Wednesday, Sept 10. Approximately 125 students met the Dean, Learned more about the STRIVE for college program, and interacted with the COEN student clubs.

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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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Want to serve on the Boise City Public Works Commission?

Image of the Boise Public Works Department logoRecruitment is underway for a science, engineering, or public administration student (19-23 years old)

If you live in the City of Boise, have an interest in the science, engineering, or public administration fields and have a desire to give back to your community this is an ideal opportunity! By volunteering as the student member on the Public Works Commission, you can be part of the process to define and make recommendations to city leadership about key community infrastructure and environmental issues. View more information on 2014 PWC Student Recruitment.

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Expand.CS Scholarship program

Image of a flyer for Expand.CS The Department of Computer Science is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Expand.CS Scholarship program.

What is Expand.CS? In short, it’s awesome! It is a scholarship program that covers your tuition while you complete your Junior or Senior year.

Applications are due by Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:00am

If you’re interested please read on…

The Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 IDOL Expand.CS scholarship awards are open to Boise State students seeking a B.S. in Computer Science who have a realistic academic plan to graduate by May 2017 (IE: student who will be Juniors and Seniors during the 2015-16 academic year).

These scholarships have been made possible through a grant from the Idaho Department of Labor and have been funded by these generous industry partners –  Clearwater Analytics, CradlePoint, Focus IP (AppDetex), Hewlett Packard-Laserjet Enterprise Systems, Impact Sales Inc., Keynetics, MetaGeek, and WhiteCloud Analytics.

Scholarship Information:

  • $5,000 per award
  • Awarded over entire academic year, half disbursed in Fall and half disbursed in Spring
  • Scholarships are for tuition only. Awards may be reduced if scholar is awarded other Boise State CS departmental scholarships, in these cases the award will be reduced to the amount needed to bring total awards to the cost of full tuition ($6700/year)
  • Scholarships will be reviewed from 10/9 through 10/22, when award notifications will be sent to all applicants, notifying them of their application’s status.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be seeking a B.S. in Computer Science at Boise State University
  • Must be within two years of graduation
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Receive grades of a “C” or higher in any enrolled courses during scholarship
  • Must have a Boise State CS Faculty reference

Application Information:

The following items will be required for your application to be considered:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume (two pages maximum)
  • An academic course plan
  • An information release form

Please be sure to review all requirements in detail on the application form when you are ready to apply.

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IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition

Image including five pictures from the IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming CompetitionIEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of students compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. This year it will be held 18 October. Details can be found at the event website.

For those interested, registration closes on October 4th. Please contact CS Faculty, Dianxiang Xu for more information and to participate.

View more information about the IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition.

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Career Fairs

Construction Mgmt Career Fair – Jordan Ballroom, Thursday, September 25, 8:30am-2pm

Thursday, September 25

  • 8:30-2:00pm      Booths Open – Jordan Ballroom
  • 2:00-5:00pm      Optional – **Interviews in rooms across campus
  • 5:00 – 7pm            Mix and Mingle Event at the RAM Stonehouse

Friday, September 26

  • 8:00-5pm              Optional **Interview rooms at Career Center and SUB

 Companies registered   –   **Conducting Interviews:

  1. **Adolfson & Peterson (CM, CE)
  2. Andersen Construction (CM)
  3. Barnard Construction (CM, CE)
  4. Beniton Construction (CM)
  5. **Blattner Energy (CM, CE, ME, ECE)
  6. Engineered Structures Inc. (CM)
  7. **Gayle Manufacturing (CM)
  8. Granite Construction (CM)
  9. **Hensel Phelps (CM)
  10. HDR Engineering (CM, CE)
  11. **Intermountain Slurry Seal (CM)
  12. **Kiewit (CM, CE, ME, ECE)
  13. **Knife River (CM, Business)
  14. Layton Construction (CM)
  15. **Lydig Construction (CM, CE)
  16. Materials Testing & Insptn (ENGR, CM)
  17. McCarthy Building Co (CM, CE, ME)
  18. McAlvain (CM)
  19. McMillen (CM)
  20. Petra Const (CM)
  21. PROBuild (all majors)
  22. RSCI (CE, CM)
  23. **Skanska (ENGR, CM, Env & Occ Health, Bus)
  24. **Slayden Construction Group (CM)
  25. Turner Construction (CM)
  26. **Whiting-Turner Contracting (CM, CE, ME, EE)

Information Sessions, Wednesday, September 24

  • 4:15pm   Hensel Phelps      CMA Lab
  • 5:00pm  Turner                   MEC 307
  • 6:00pm  Whiting-Turner   SUB Brink Room
  • 7:00pm   Kiewit                   MEC 307

College of Engineering Career Fair – Simplot Ballroom, Wednesday, October 8, 9am – 2pm

Wednesday, October 8

  • 9:00 – 2:00pm                     Career Fair
  • 2:00 – 5:00pm                     Optional Interviews

Thursday, October 9       

  • 8:00am – 5:00pm              Optional Interviews

Companies registered:

  1. Airforce (ENGR)
  2. Applied Materials (EE, Chem, MSE, CompE)
  3. ATS Inland NW (ENGR)
  4. (CS, CompE)
  5. Clearwater Analytics (CS, CompE)
  6. Fast Enterprises (CIS, CS, ECE, Math, CompE)
  7. First to File (CS)
  8. Guerdon Enterprises (ENGR)
  9. Hewlett Packard (CIS, CS, CompE)
  10. HP Storage (ME, ENGR)
  11. Idaho Power (all majors)
  12. JR Simplot Co (all majors)
  13. Keller Associates (CE)
  14. Kiewit (ECE, CE, CM)
  15. Knife River (CM, Business)
  16. Melaleuca (Accounting, CS, Marketing, Business)
  17. Micron Technology (EE, Physics, ME, CS, MSE, CompE)
  18. Plexus
  19. Power Engineers (ECE, CE, ME, CompE)
  20. RSCI (CE, CM)
  21. RuleTek (CIS, CS, ITM, CompE)
  22. Stacy and Witbeck (CM)
  23. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (EE, CE, ME, Hydro Sci)
  24. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (ECE, CompE, ME)
  25. U.S. Navy (EE, Physics, CE, ME, Chem, CS, MSE, Math)
  26. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ECE, CE)
  27. Washington River Protection Solutions (Health Science, Env Health, Biology, Engr, CE)

Updated list of companies participating and tips on how to prepare:
College of Engineering Career Fair website

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NASA Announces 2014 Aeronautics Scholarship Recipients

NASA has selected 20 students from across the nation to receive the agency’s Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.

This scholarship program, which is in its seventh year, is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fields of study related to aeronautics. Recipients were selected from hundreds of applications to the program.

“These students represent the future in aeronautics research,” said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington. “Besides receiving NASA assistance to pay college costs, these students will work side-by-side with NASA scientists and engineers to help solve today’s most demanding air transportation system problems.”

The students will have the opportunity to intern with NASA researchers and work on developing technologies to increase efficiency in air traffic management, reduce aircraft noise, fuel consumption and emissions, and improve air safety.

This year’s recipients attend universities in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington state.

Undergraduate scholarship winners will receive $15,000 a year to cover tuition costs for two years and a $10,000 stipend during a summer internship with NASA. Graduate scholarship winners will receive approximately $45,000 a year for two years and $10,000 stipends for two summer internships. To maintain their scholarship awards, all recipients must continue to meet the academic standards of the universities they attend.

View the list of the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship 2014 Recipients.

View more information about aeronautics research at NASA.

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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 website

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Spring 2015 Policy Internship Program
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, or OSTP, is seeking students for spring 2015 internships. The OSTP advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The office serves as a source of scientific and technological analyses and judgment for the president with respect to major policies, plans and programs of the federal government

Policy internships are open to interested students from all majors and programs, including law school programs. Law students (and any other students) who are interested in policy may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited college or university during the period of volunteer service. Students in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in all fields are encouraged to apply.

While these positions are without compensation, the assignments provide educational enrichment, practical work experience and networking opportunities with other individuals in the science and technology policy arena.

Applications for spring 2015 internships are due Oct. 17, 2014.

View more information on the OSTP Internship Program.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Grimm at

Bridge Intern Opportunity

HDR is an architectural, engineering and consulting firm that excels at complex projects and solving challenges for clients. We employ more than 8,500 professionals around the world, including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners and construction managers, in over 200 locations worldwide, pool their solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms. View Bridge Intern Opportunity flyer for more information.

Engineer I or II – Communications – Job at Idaho Power

The Communications Engineer provides mission-critical communications circuits and systems to ensure secure operation of the interconnected electrical power system. Communications systems include microwave, radio, power line carrier, telephone, fiber optics, leased circuits, and other associated electronic equipment. The successful candidate for this position will be required to complete scheduled compliance training and submit to periodic background investigation as mandated by NERC. View Engineer I or II – Communications flyer for more information.

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