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Student Online News 11-21-14

Student Online News 11-21-14

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Important dates

  • November 27 – Thanksgiving, University is Closed
  • November 28 – The Day After Thanksgiving, University is Closed
  • University Events Calendar: Boise State Events

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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. 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 on College of Engineering Student Organizations.

Phi Sigma Rho is a new sorority on campus and we are looking for members!

Image of an ad for Phi Sigma Rho with an image of six members smiling for a picture after a mud tug-a-rope contestPhi Sigma Rho is not your average sorority, we are a group of women who are all engineering or technical science majors. We are determined to succeed academically while still being able to be apart of a social sorority. Phi Sigma Rho is the best of both worlds for women in these difficult majors.

More information can be found on the national Phi Sigma Rho website.

For more information about the Boise State Chapter of Phi Sigma Rho or how to join please contact Sierra Ludwig at We hold meetings on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm in the Math Building Room 124. See attached Phi Sigma Rho flyer.

ALEKS Learning Module at no charge for STEM majors

Image of the ALEKS logoWe are continuing to offer the ALEKS Learning Module as preparation for Math 108, 143/144, and 170.  The student must be a STEM major and a US citizen or permanent resident.  If they spend 20 hours or score 95% in the module, they are entered in the drawing for a $200 bookstore award.   I have attached the latest flyer for you use.  Feel free to post or list it on Blackboard.

LinkedIn workshop – December 3, 4:30-6pm in ENGR 110

Image of the LinkedIn logoAre you using all your resources to find internships and future career connections? Career professionals agree that LinkedIn has become an important resource for networking. Employers frequently refer to an applicant’s social media presence as part of their process. If you haven’t set up a LinkedIn profile, or even if you have, Alex Gutierrez from the Career Center will teach you the basics for your first page and the tips and tricks that will make your page stand out! Bring your laptop if you’d like to work on your profile during the workshop.

Register on the LinkedIn Workshop Sign Up.

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NASA Internships Videocon, December 4, 3:30pm in Forum

Image of Veronica Seyl in a spaceship floating without gravity and holding a sign that says "Come learn about NASA internships!"Mark your calendar for advice and guidelines on how to obtain NASA internships with Veronica Seyl, NASA Johnson Space Center

Thursday, December 4, 3:30pm in the Forum room in the Student Union Building

View the NASA Internships Videocon flyer.

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 .

See Industrial Engineer Minor flyer for more information.

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Space Station mission commander describes trip at Boise State event

Image of Steve Swanson and Barbara Morgan with Dr. Pakala's classNASA astronaut and Boise State Professor of the Practice Steve Swanson spoke about his experiences with NASA, particularly his time aboard the International Space Station. Swanson spent six months on the ISS, the last four as commander ofExpedition 40, returning to Earth in early September. While in Boise, he visited with engineering students in the Thermodynamics I course taught by Dr. Krishna Pakala.

“Steve Swanson’s visit is a great boost for our students and faculty and it reminds us that NASA is an integral part of our community,” said Barbara Morgan, former NASA astronaut and current distinguished educator in residence at Boise State. “We are pleased to have several strong ties to NASA, including NASA-funded research programs, participation in the Microgravity University and Zero Robotics programs, student internships, the NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute, the McNair Scholars Program, Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars and our own Space Broncos Team Swanson student organization.”

So proud of the Space Broncos and team who made this possible!

View the full “Space Station mission commander describes trip at Boise State event” article.

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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 .

See Industrial Engineering Minor flyer for more information.

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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 to 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 to 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 YouTube 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 video 2014.

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Dec. 5 Deadline to Apply for Micron Scholarship in STEM

Image of the STEM logoStudents from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines who plan to pursue a career in K-12 STEM education are encouraged to apply for the 2014-2015 Micron Scholarship program. The application deadline is Dec. 5.

The Micron Scholarship provides up to $2,500 a year for students admitted to the IDoTeach program. The funds will be applied to tuition for either resident or non-resident students, and additional funds may be available to offset additional student fees and expenses.

You can find more information about the scholarship and a link to the application on the IDoTeach Micron Scholarship webpage.

The mission of the Micron Scholarship program is to increase the supply of well-trained K-12 STEM educators. Support for the program is provided by the Micron Foundation.

IDoTeach replicates an innovative and highly successful teacher preparation program created at the University of Texas at Austin. The program has been duplicated at 40 universities around the country, including University of California, Berkeley, Louisiana State University, University of Houston and Florida State University. IDoTeach is the only replica of the University of Texas program in the eight-state Pacific Northwest and Northern Rocky Mountain region of the country.

For questions about the Micron Scholarships, contact Megan Rule at or (208) 426-2824.

Southern Idaho Section Student Scholarship

The Southern Idaho Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has established a scholarship program for Civil Engineering students currently enrolled in the Civil Engineering curriculum at Boise State University (BSU), Brigham Young University – Idaho (BYU-I), the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), or Idaho State University (ISU). The Scholarship Program was established to recognize, encourage, and assist promising students who have expressed interest in pursuing a career in the field of Civil Engineering and to recognize students who have been active in ASCE Section and Student Chapter activities.

If you know someone who would be interested participating, please forward the ASCE Southern Idaho Section Scholarship Application to them.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Scholarship,

  • Candidates must currently be enrolled in good standing at BSU, BYU-I, or ISU as a Civil Engineering student, or enrolled in good standing at CSI and working towards an Associate of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Students from CSI must also include a letter of acceptance from a four-year Civil Engineering degree granting institution.
  • Candidates must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours towards their declared degree and must have more than 24 credit hours remaining to complete the Civil Engineering degree.
  • Candidates must be a participating member of ASCE. Any given student may only be awarded a scholarship a maximum of 2 times.

Interested students should complete the attached application and send to Braydan DuRee @ You can also email Braydan for more information regarding the 2014-2015 ASCE-SIS Student Scholarship.


Southern Idaho Section Announcements

If you are interested to hear about a specific topic at an upcoming meeting, or if you have a topic that you would like to share with ASCE members, please contact Andy Daleiden (, ASCE-SIS President.

For other events of interest to ASCE members, go to the ASCE website.

ASCE Southern Idaho Section Website.

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 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 website. BRONCO JOBS – find details on the following jobs on the Boise State Career Center website.

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. Aerospace current openings.
  2. SpaceX is looking for some good people too! SpaceX current openings.
    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

Northrop Grumman Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland is hiring interns. View more information about the 2015 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Summer Intern Program.

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

Mechanical Drafter/Application Industrial Engine Engineer

Our Power Systems division in Boise, ID is seeking an experienced Mechanical Drafter/Industrial Engine Application Engineer to assist our engine sales teams in designing and testing engine packages for DOEM’s in the Idaho, Montana and Utah markets. View the ASCE Southern Idaho Section Scholarship Application.

JTM- Construction in Seattle seeking CM interns and full-time grads

See ASCE Souther Idaho Section Scholarship Application Flyer for more information.

Undergrad research position for MSE, ECE, MBE students at Boise State

The Cantley Research Group and the Integrated Nanomaterials Laboratory are seeking a highly motivated undergraduate research assistant to aid in the synthesis and characterization of graphene-based neural interfaces.

See ASCE Southern Idaho Section Scholarship Application Flyer for more information

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