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Student Online News 2-20-15

Student Online News 2-20-15

Advising News

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Important dates

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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 the Tutoring Center Come 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. March Tutoring Center Schedule


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.

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.

Career Fair

Image of a 2015 Career Fair flyerMark your calendar! Boise State Career Fair is next Wednesday, Feb 25, 9am-3pm in Jordan Ballroom. View the list of companies recruiting COEN majors (engineering, computer science, and construction management)

Information Sessions:

ProBuild – Learn about the Manager in training program on the ProBuild website – Tuesday, Feb 24, 5-6pm in the SUB, Hatch D

Kiewit – Tuesday, February 24 in MEC 106, 6pm

Teach for America Deadline is 3/6

Attention seniors in the College of Engineering! Teach For America’s FINAL application deadline of the year is coming up on March 6th?

View the Teach for America website.

View the application.

Bronco Appathon 4!

Image of a Bronco Appathon 4 flyerRegister for Bronco Appathon 4!

The best student programmers and entrepreneurs will team up March 6-8, 2015 to build amazing applications, competing for cash prizes of up to $500!

The event is hosted by the Associated Students of Boise State University, Office of Information Technology, College of Business and Economics, and College of Engineering.

  • When: 4:30pm Friday, March 6th – 4:00pm Sunday, March 8th (it’s a weekend-long coding marathon)
  • Where: Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Building, Boise State University, Boise (View the Boise State interactive campus map)
  • What: The event begins Friday with a 4:30pm Keynote Address followed by some advice/lessons learned from last year and last minute instructions. Coding will start right after the Keynote event on Friday. Everyone will be building until Sunday at 11:00am, followed by demos and awards starting at 1:00pm.
  • Who: All full- or part-time Boise State students are eligible.
  • Judging: Submitted apps will be judged by a panel consisting of local industry experts.

View the Bronco Appathon website.

Boise State Team Tops at Construction Management Competition

Image of Boise State’s first-place team in the “Risk” category

Boise State’s first-place team in the “Risk” category.

Boise State construction management students competed at the Associated Schools of Construction competition held Feb. 4-7 in Sparks, Nevada.

A Boise State team took first place in the “Determining Project Risk” category, which was open nationwide, beating out second-place California State University-Long Beach and third-place California Polytechnic State University.

In competition limited to Region 6 schools, Boise State took second place in “Design Build” behind Colorado State University and ahead of BYU-Idaho, and third place in “Mixed Use,” behind Brigham Young University and Montana State University.

Also competing at the event were Stanford University, San Diego State University, Oregon State University, University of Florida, U.S. Air Force Academy, Montana State and others.

The Associated Schools of Construction is the professional association for the development and advancement of construction education.

12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate Research Conference

Monday, April 20, 2015
1:00p – 4:00p
Jordan Ballroom, SUB

Application submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015

Thank you for your support and encouragement of students who are interested in presenting their research and scholarly projects at the conference.  For information please contact Erin Muggli at or by calling 426-4062.


Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

Receive up to $3,000 per year – a renewable scholarship – to attend an Idaho college or university. View the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship flyer for more details.

Questions may also be directed to our Scholarship Specialist, Abigail McLean at, who has worked tirelessly to help me manage scholarship programs.

Idaho State Board of Education

Apply for NSF Scholarship for Computer Science & Engineering at Boise State by March 15th!

If you are considering a degree in computer science or engineering at Boise State apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM scholarship application posted on the College of Engineering Scholarship webpage.

Scholarship eligibility criteria includes:

1) U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;

2) Demonstrated financial need (2015-16 FAFSA on file at Boise State University);

3) Academic requirements:

  • a) Minimum high school 3.5 GPA (only applies to new students not enrolled in for Spring 2015)
  • b) Minimum Boise State 3.0 GPA and making progress towards degree
  • c) SAT/ACT scores submitted to Boise State (or with application)

4) Meet one of the following criteria:

  • a) Admitted and plan to enroll Fall 2015 as a full time student (12 credits or more) at Boise State University
  • b) Enrolled/enrolling in a first-year level mathematics course for Summer 2015 or Fall 2015 including in any of the following:
    • Math 143 College Algebra and Math 144 Trigonometry (combined)
    • Math 144 Trigonometry and Math 170 Calculus I (combined)
    • Math 170 Calculus I
    • Math 175 Calculus II
    • Math 189 Discrete Mathematics

5) All recipients must be enrolled at Boise State as a full-time student for any semester a scholarship is awarded;

Scholarship amounts range from $2,000 to $5000 a year for up to 2 years.  You have the option to submit a single-page essay or complete an interview explaining your interest in pursuing an engineering or computer science career.

Applications with essay (not including interview)  must be submitted online by March 15th.

To apply visit the College of Engineering Scholarship webpage and click “Apply Now” for the application

Horatio Alger Boise State University Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to announce that the Horatio Alger Boise State University Scholarship program is once again available.

We will be awarding 7 scholarships at $10,000 each to students who will be entering their final two years of study in the fall of 2015 and who have critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income).

We are excited to offer this opportunity to your current FRESHMEN students. The online application is currently open on our website and will close Friday, March 20, 2015.

To view more information about the program and to apply visit the Horatio Alger Association website.

If you have any questions regarding this program or would like to request a flyer to post, please feel free to email Meara Weaver at  We hope that you will be able to post this opportunity on your school or department website and/or forward this information to students on campus who may be interested in this scholarship. We look forward to working with you now and in the coming years!


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.

Summer 2015 MILES Undergraduate Research and Internships (MURI) program

Idaho NSF EPSCoR is currently accepting student applications for the Summer 2015 MILES Undergraduate Research and Internships (MURI) program. Priority application consideration deadlines: February 20th *open until filled

Undergraduate students enrolled at an Idaho college or university (including 2 and 4 year colleges) can apply.

The MURI Program is designed to engage undergraduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in hands-on, paid summer and academic year research experiences to study within a wide range of topics broadly related to Management of Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES) project. Idaho EPSCoR will provide up to $4,000 per student participant in the MURI Program.

For more information and online applications visit the MILES Undergraduate Research and Internships (MURI) webpage.

USRA Research Opportunities

Research Area(s):
Intern Opportunities, Materials, Planetary Science, Power & Propulsion

Applications for the 2015 CSNR Summer Fellowship Program are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2015.

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 roughly 10-week program runs from June 3, 2015 to August 12, 2015. Fellows will receive a weekly stipend to cover living expenses of $500, $600, and $700, for undergraduate, master’s level, and PhD level students, respectively. Assistance with travel expenses to a maximum of $1000 is also included. The CSNR intends to subsidize partial or full housing expenses depending on funding availability. Funding for the Summer Fellowship program has not yet been finalized. The number of students ultimately selected will depend on the final funding level to the CSNR.

Applications are being accepted on the
CSNR Summer Fellowship Program webpage.
The application deadline is March 1, 2015.

The CSNR is located in Idaho Falls, ID near the Idaho National Laboratory. Created in 2005, the CSNR facilitates and supports research by university-led teams and INL staff into nuclear technologies for space exploration. Idaho Falls is located on the Snake River plain in eastern Idaho, approximately one and one half hours from Yellowstone National Park.

2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) Program

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites students from your program to apply for the 2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) Program. During this summer research experience, participants work closely with faculty members on current or individual research projects, attend development and GRE workshops, make a formal poster presentation of their research experience, and submit a final written report describing the results of their research.

Additional information and the application can be found on the Texas A&M Undergraduate Summer Research Grant webpage.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 18, 2015.


  1. Interest in and a desire to actively participate in ongoing research projects
  2. Preference given to students with at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  4. Major in engineering or related science or math curriculum
  5. Completed sophomore year (at least 60 hours) by the end of Spring 2015
  6. Plan to graduate no sooner than December 2015
  7. Exceptions to the above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Each participant will receive a $5,000 scholarship for support during the ten weeks.  The program will also pay tuition and fees for one credit hour of a required independent study/research; provide housing; and pay up to $400 for travel expenses for non-TAMU participants.

If you or your students have any questions about the program or application process, please contact us at

ME Internship at Micron

Micron Job Search

ME Internship at Hewlett Packard

Our teams’ internship is now posted on the Hewlett Packard website.  The job number is 1374589.

The following is a description:  Candidate will be working on a temporary intern assignment within the High End LaserJet R&D organization. Will need to apply and showcase learned analytical and design skills through contributing to the development of LaserJet printer products as part of a 10 person mechanical engineering team. Applies basic ME principles and skills to the development of LaserJet printer products as part of a R&D team. Primary job responsibilities will involve characterizing product robustness under varying customer use conditions. Develop and implement test plans, troubleshoot problems, and collaborate with other engineers to design high quality products.

PCS EdventuresLab Instructor

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

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