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Student Online News 10-24-14

Student Online News 10-24-14

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Important dates

Lockers for rent in the Engineering building.


Spring 2015 Course Offering – ENGR 497/UF200/UF 300 Global Citizenship & Social Responsibility

Image of the group of students who went on the Spring Break Service trip to BelizeIncludes Spring Break Service Project in Belize

Wednesdays 4:30-7:15 Simplot/Micron IT Ctr Room 118

Provides a collaborative approach for addressing the global issues of poverty and inequity. Explores Social responsibility from the context of integrated business, educational, health, and engineering systems.   There is a required international service component for this course. All students are required to participate in the Spring Break trip to Corozal, Belize.

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Math Tutoring

Boise State Math Help website

Need FREE Lower Division Engineering Course Help?

Image of a Tau Beta Pi poster with a stack of books as the background and an image of students in the tutoring centerCome to the COEN Tutoring Center (GAA Building) for help in the following courses

MATH 170, 175, 275, 333, 360, 361
CHEM 111, 112
PHYS 211, 212
ENGR 120, 130, 210, 220, 240, 245
ME/CE 330, 302, 350
ME 105, 271
CE 210, 282

Note: Certain ME and CE majors can help with some additional classes. Thermodynamic LA’s will be on site as well as Faculty visitation hours with Krishna Pakala, Don Plumlee, and James Ferguson

There is a library of books to use, AV and Projector and coming soon there will be fun new furniture and T-walls. View Octobers Tutoring Center Schedule

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College of Engineering Clubs

Image of two students performing community serviceThe 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 about COEN student organizations.

CM students invited to a FREE Lunch – Construction Leadership Council Leadership Lunch and Learn, October 28, 2014 – 11:30am -1pm. Featured Speaker – William Schneider. View the “Exploring a Career in Transportation” presentation flyer

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Student Spotlight

Image of Brandon LeeMay 2014 ME graduate, Brandon Lee, works at Acutus Medical, and is working on developing a minimally invasive real-time 3D Cardiac Chamber Imaging and Dipole Density Mapping system.

View more information about Acutus Medical.

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Students: Apply for a 2015 Student Research Program (SRP) Fellowship by November 10th!

Student Research Program (SRP) Fellowship website

Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply for a 2015 Student Research Program (SRP) Fellowship. The deadline is Nov. 10.

The SRP Fellowship is an opportunity for innovation, original research and service. SRP Fellowships provide funded opportunities for Boise State students to pursue independent academic and creative work, and engage in research and scholarship under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

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ASME Treasure Valley Event at Boise State, October 29

Image of the ASME logoRegister for the ASME Treasure Valley Event

Event Details

Topic: Rapid Prototyping with BSU NPD Lab
Speakers: Steve Hatten, Calvin Allan
Date: Oct. 29, 2014
Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: BSU Micron Engineering Bldg. (Room to be announced)

  • Snacks and drinks provided.
  • 1 CEU awarded for attendees

Come and see the Boise State University rapid prototyping capabilities in the NPD lab and understand their ability to assist businesses with many aspects of their processes as well as prototype development.

Their Mission Satatement is “TechHelp strives to be a catalyst for strengthening Idaho manufacturing – accelerating its ongoing transformation into a more efficient and powerful engine of innovation driving economic growth and job creation.”

The tour will consist of a presentation about rapid prototyping and a tour of BSU’s capabilities in their NPD lab.


Steve Hatten is the Executive Director of TechHelp based at Boise State University. Steve served as a Manufacturing Specialist and the New Product Development Manager for TechHelp since 2000. He worked with hundreds of Idaho manufacturing companies and startups.

Steve is a mechanical and manufacturing systems engineer with a range of experience in engineering and manufacturing environments. After completing his Master’s Degree at Stanford, he worked 13 years in the aerospace industry where he developed skills in mechanical design, design for manufacturability and manufacturing process improvement. Steve enjoys using all of those skills with Idaho inventors and manufacturers.

Steve is a strong advocate of integrated engineering solutions to streamline manufacturing, especially with the use of cross-organizational teams. At Boeing he led a team that made significant reductions in product design, fabrication, and test cycle time.

Calvin Allan is the New Product Development Manager, my responsibilities span from business development to project management and hands-on product design. On the front-end, I am responsible for discovering and pursuing new clients; meeting face-to-face with entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers and non-engineers at small and medium-sized companies across the Northwest. Based on client needs and alignment with our company’s skill set, my role of business development shifts into the realm of project management as I draft contracts and proposals then work to manage resources to reach goals and deliverables.

When design project complexity exceeds the capabilities and/or bandwidth of the engineers, I get to jump in and put my experience in product design to good use, performing engineering and analysis where necessary. Also, depending on the project, I may manage relationships with 3rd-party resources (e.g. external design firms, marketing groups, and business development counsels).

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Biomedical Engineering Presentation

Image of an x-ray of a human brain and the words "Research Area Computational Modeling" next to itFriday, November 7, 12noon – 1pm in MEC 114

Brittany Siewert graduated from Boise State with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, minor in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. She obtained a Master’s from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Prosthetics and Orthotics. She is completing an Orthotics Residency at Brownfield’s Prosthetics and Orthotics in Boise.

Learn more about her experiences with the Biomedical field, and career options for you! View the Biomedical Engineering Presentation flyer.

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IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition

Image of the Heuristic Heretics team working on their computers Congratulations to the members of the Boise State team, the Heuristic Heretics, for their outstanding performance. The final standing may shift slightly, but at the end of the competition they finished 33rd out of 238 teams participating in the US, and they finished 264th out of 1760 teams participating worldwide.

Feedback I received from the team: they had a lot of fun and they’re up for doing it again next year, they’d absolutely recommend it to others, including younger students; there were several math-related problems so students from the Math department should compete too; they really appreciated all the support and food from the chapter.
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Industrial Engineering minor

In collaboration with the College of Engineering and the College of Business’s Supply Chain Management group, an Industrial Engineering minor is being offered to engineering and construction management students. The minor is designed to provide students the tools needed apply engineering concepts to complex manufacturing and business environments. To learn more about the minor, please contact Jim Kroes  or Chad Watson .

View more information about Industrial Engineering Minor.

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The GREEN Program – Now accepting Applications

Image of The GREEN Program logoThe GREEN Program is the premiere experiential learning program for future clean energy and sustainability leaders. The short-term immersion programs take students on adventures to the epicenters of clean tech, sustainability, and innovative industries.

  • Engage in hands-on, experiential education with industry experts and professionals
  • Behind the scenes access to innovative clean energy facilities and sustainability projects
  • Supercharge your resume with a global perspective and unique cultural experience
  • Network and develop relationships with powerhouse student leaders and professionals
  • Bridge the gap between traditional textbook learning and real-time industry insight
  • Participate on world-class bucket list adventure excursions
  • Earn an academic transcript during our 8-10 day programs

Take a step out of the classroom and experience the clean energy and sustainability industries, while having the adventure of your life with The GREEN Program.

Image of four pictures taken on The GREEN Program Iceland trip

8-Day Winter & Spring: Renewable Energy + Sustainability + Extreme Climate  OR  10-Day Summer: Renewable Energy + Sustainability


  • World-class educational environment
  • Student-driven passion Capstone Projects
  • The epicenter of renewable energy
  • Bucket list adventure excursions
  • Transferable academic transcript issued by Iceland School of Energy – Reykjavik U

Apply for The GREEN Program Today

Image of four pictures taken on The GREEN Program Peru trip

10-Day Winter: Water Resource Management + Sustainable Practices


  • Ancient Inca technologies and wonders of the world – Machu Picchu
  • The implementation of water sanitation technology in the third world
  • Immersive and historically rich Inca culture
  • Peru’s natural resource policy
  • Transferable academic transcript issued by Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Apply for The GREEN Program Today

Image of four pictures taken on The GREEN Program Philadelphia trip

9-Day Summer: Sustainable Design + Urban Regeneration + Thought Leadership


  • The technologies behind sustainable design and urban regeneration
  • Philadelphia’s Green Building and energy efficiency case studies
  • The crossroads of sustainable design and implementation
  • The fusion of global markets and sustainability
  • Transferable academic transcript issued by Philadelphia University

Apply for The GREEN Program Today

Image of Shane taken from his YouTube video on his experience on The GREEN Program Peru trip

See what students just like you have to say about their life-changing GREEN Experience.  GREEN Student Series – Episode 1

Image of a girl standing on a rock in a river taken from the GREEN Journey video

Several GREEN students from around the world partake on the journey of a lifetime. The GREEN Journey 2014.

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NASA Announces 2014 Aeronautics Scholarship Recipients

Image of the NASA logoNASA 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 a list of the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program 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 BRONCO JOBS – find details on the following jobs at Boise State Career Center

Engineering Advising Student Assistant

The College of Engineering Advising Office is looking for Engineering Advising Student Assistant Candidates. Candidates should have successfully completed Math 175 by Fall 2014.

Engineering Advising Office Student Assistants job will be to assistant Advising Office Staff including Full time Academic and Peer Advisors with special projects and tasks for the remaining Fall 2014 term and Spring 2015. This could include phone calling of prospective students, assisting with events and special projects within the Advising Office.  Applicants must have work study funding available.

Interested students must be available to work 5-10 hours a week part time during the Fall 2014  and Spring 2015 semester. Start date is tentatively set for November 3rd. If interested, email your resume by October 31st to:

Computer – Programmer/Software Development, Construction Management, Engineering, Engineering – Civil, Engineering – Electrical/Computer, Engineering – Materials Science, Engineering – Mechanical


  • Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Currently enrolled in at least 6 credits at Boise State University
  • Have Work Study Funding available
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written skills
  • Maintain professional manner and appearance
  • Adhere to University policy and FERPA regulations
  • Commitment (till May 2015)
  • Work a minimum of 5 hours per week
  • Be available for occasional evening and weekend hours for special events and programs


Tamarack Grove seeking Junior structural engineering intern

Email resume and cover letter to:

Image of the Tamarack Grove Junior structural engineering intern job description

PCS Edventures Student Position

Are you a bonafide Geek? We want to meet you. Qualified candidates needed for an afterschool program that operates afternoons and evenings Monday- Friday.

This is a flexible part time role that is a great fit for someone with strong technical skills they’d like to share with fellow staff and our students in our high-tech lab. Duties include group and individualized instruction of 8-12 students per session ages 9-17. Salary $15 per session (=$12/hour) with opportunity for advancement. Looking for high energy individuals who are self starters and enjoy working with challenging and highly motivated students. Communicates well with parents and other instructors.

The program involves a lot of hands-on technology challenges for students.  Must be willing to learn.

Please send resume and availability to Caitlin at

Aerospace Jobs and Internships

  1. For all you job seekers out there – we hear The Aerospace Corporation is hiring! Many opportunities for engineers, scientists, and management professionals.
  2. SpaceX is looking for some good people too!
    If you are looking for an internship – be sure to scroll down the list on the careers page to find a link to the internship application

Northrop Grumman jobs/internships

View the internship/co-op announcement for Northrop Grumman Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland.

There are also opportunities for recent graduates as well, those postings are listed as “2015 Professional Development Rotational Program”. Tell the students they should still apply even if their GPA is shy of 3.3, especially if they have an interest/diverse background.

Plus, relocation assistance will be available!

Just in case, the links in the document are:
Northrop Grumman Job Search
Northrop Grumman Internships and Co-ops

Bureau of Reclamation Pathways Student Trainee – Apply by Oct 28

LOCATION: Pacific Northwest Region, Resource and Technical Services, River and Reservoir Operations, Boise, ID
OPEN DATE: October 15, 2014
CLOSING DATE: October 28, 2014


Who May Apply:  Current students meeting the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program.

Student Definition: Students must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment as degree or certificate seeking students in an accredited high school or State approved home school, technical or vocational school, 2 or 4-year college or university, or graduate or professional school.
You must be in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA or greater on a 4.0 scale for the most recent grading period and accumulative GPA); be at least 16 years of age; a U.S. citizen or U.S. National; and meet the qualification requirements of the position. You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.

View the Bureau of Reclamation Pathways Student Trainee brochure.

Ada County Highway District – Student Intern – apply by October 30

Temporary applications are now being accepted for a Student Intern in the Traffic Engineering department. The Student Intern position is available to full-time students only.  The work schedule is flexible, with a maximum of 24 hrs/wk during the school year; 40 hrs/wk during school breaks. The hourly wage is $9.50 per hour.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Student Intern for the Traffic Engineering division will investigate sight obstructions, assist with traffic safety studies and data collection, research traffic related requests, and perform general office duties.


  • The successful candidate must be detail oriented, have excellent communication and customer service skills, and the ability to perform written work.
  • The successful candidate must be organized, and have the ability to perform mathematical calculations; must have knowledge of engineering practices and techniques.  An Engineering major is preferred.

Please list applicable classes taken on the application. This position requires proficiency with Microsoft Word, Access and Excel; GIS experience is helpful; must have a valid Idaho Driver’s License and be 18 years or older.

A completed temporary application is required and must be submitted to Human Resources by

 4:30 pm, October 30, 2014. Please do not complete an ACHD application, only the temporary application will be accepted.  Applications are available at our main office located at 3775 N. Adams – Garden City, ID  83714 or by request at

View Ada County Highway District – Student Intern flyer.


Acutus Medical seeking CS intern

View Acutus Medical CS Intern Flyer

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