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Student Online News 11-20-15

Student Online News 11-20-15

Advising News

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Important dates

  • November 23-27 – Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
  • University Events Calendar: Boise State Events

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Spring 2016 Courses

Art of Science
Preservation and Reverse Engineering of Cultural Heritage
Spring Semester Theme: The Science, History, and Psychology of Color in Art

NEW Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Course-SPRING 2016

VIP 297, 397, 497, 597   (2 Credits per semester)
MEC 201, TTh 9-10:15 am (Th meetings are lead by students as needed)

Open to All Majors, Sophomore Level and Above

Enrollment by Instructor Permission
Instructor: Dr. Darryl Butt, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

View the Science of Art flyer for more information.

Belize Global Citizenship  There is a Belize global citizenship course being taught this Spring semester that has been pre-approved as ENGR 373. It is also approved as Honors 392 & UF 200/300. It is a semester long class that meets on Tuesdays from 4:30-7:15. Students will spend the semester exploring concepts of global citizenship and social responsibility. They will also plan out a community project to do during spring break which is where the ‘Belize’ part comes in. Last year they built a school. It is a really amazing opportunity for students and may be more.

View the Belize 2016 brochure for more information.

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 COEN student organizations.

Congratulations to the 20 new members of Tau Beta Pi

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Fall 2015 installation of 20 new members into the engineering honor society: Idaho Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Congratulations!

Students Help Turn Scrap Metal into Scholarships

By: Cienna Madrid

Image of associate professor Casey Cline with students Jonathan Adams, Rich Wiseman, Sam Reading and Jeremy SnowFor the past several years, Boise State has partnered with the Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership (iYERP) and its umbrella organization, the John William Jackson Fund, to collect scrap metal, which is taken to Pacific Steel and Recycling and “recycled” into scholarship funds for students. This metal is often collected from remodeling projects on campus.

Recently, the university had a tremendous amount of metal that needed to be transferred from a campus project to a Pacific Recycling metal container for pick up, and students from the construction management department stepped in to get the job done. A special thanks to associate professor Casey Cline and students Jonathan Adams, Rich Wiseman, Sam Reading and Jeremy Snow for their hard work. Both iYERP and the John William Jackson Fund have a long-standing relationship with Boise State’s construction management program; in May 2015 they awarded $6,000 in academic scholarships to the department.

Vet Tapped for Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship

By: Kathleen Tuck

Image of Tommy Montgomery holding a molecular structure modelTommy Montgomery, a mechanical engineering student at Boise State University, is one of 10 students nationwide chosen to receive a Global Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship, through the SPARK 2015 initiative.

He will receive the award during an all-expense paid trip to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov 1-4, where he will be recognized for his accomplishments and meet key leaders in the automotive industry. The award includes a three-day industry immersion experience Nov. 2-4.

View the full “Vet Tapped for Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship” article.

The GREEN Program: Sustainable Development Programs Abroad

Image of the GREEN Program logoGot plans this summer?
How about protecting water resources in Peru, exploring cutting-edge renewable energy facilities in Iceland, or going behind the scenes in Philadelphia’s top sustainable development projects?
If you’re into adventures and want to add career-related sustainability experience to your resume, check out the GREEN Program’s hands-on summer sustainability program dates below.
Note: These program dates are flexible to fit your summer schedule. That means you can apply today, then choose your preferred program date when you’re ready.

Iceland Program: Renewable Energy & Sustainability

Image of a group of people looking at the Northern Lights in IcelandExplore Iceland’s latest innovations in renewable energy, dive into authentic Nordic culture and participate in “bucket list” adventures with the GREEN Iceland Program.

  • February 28th – March 6th
  • March 6th – March 13th
  • March 13th – March 20th
  • May 16th -May 25th
  • May 23rd – June 1st
  • May 30th – June 8th
  • June 6th – June 15th
  • August 1st – August 10th
  • August 8th – August 17th

Learn more about The GREEN Summer Iceland Program.

Peru Program: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices

Image of a group of students on the GREEN Peru Summer Program tripJoin The GREEN Peru Program to discover how Peru utilizes methods from the Inca Empire and modern day technologies for water initiatives and a sustainable future.

  • March 13th – March 21st
  • May 22nd – May 31st
  • August 7th – August 16th

Learn more about The GREEN Summer Peru Program.

Philadelphia Program: Sustainable Design & Urban Regeneration

Image of downtown PhiladelphiaGain rare access to sustainable development projects throughout the city where local government policies in the USA are making impactful changes towards a greener future.

Now accepting applications for wait list – dates announced shortly.
Learn more about The GREEN Summer Philadelphia Program.

MS in Structural Engineering at Seattle University

Image of a building being built in Seattle, WashingtonWe know exactly what leading structural engineering firms want from their new hires – because we asked them.
Come learn about our coursework only program (no thesis)

When: Dec. 9 (W), 12:00-1:30pm
Where: 201 Micron Engineering Center
Cannot attend? Request info at:

There are REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) opportunities for summer 2016 all over the country! These are for all levels of engineering students. Here are 2 great sites to start reviewing the lists, and apply!

Pathways to Science

National Science Foundation

Research Opportunity for Undergraduates at the University of Utah

University of Utah MRSEC Next-Generation Materials for Plasmonics & Organic Spintronics – Salt Lake City, Utah

June 6 – August 5, 2016

  • $4500 stipend, travel allowance, housing & meal plan.
  • Apply online by February 15, 2016 at:
  • Open to U.S. citizens & permanent residents obtaining an undergraduate degree after December 2016.
  • Women & minority students are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Students from non-research institutions may be given priority.
  • Supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. DMR-1121252 CFDA NO. 47.049

View more information about Research Opportunity for Undergraduates at the University of Utah.

University of Kentucky REU Program in Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices (attachment)

Attached is a flyer advertising our REU Program in Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices.   The program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn about graduate school through workshops, seminars and panel discussions and also provides them with a multidisciplinary research opportunity across various disciplines including engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, and anatomy and neurobiology.   This will be the 8th year of our REU program and we would appreciate it if you would forward this email along with the flyer to your undergraduate students.  Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors.

View more information about the University of Kentucky REU Program.


Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

Image of the Idaho Youth Opportunity Scholarship 2016 logoIdaho students can now apply for the state’s Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship, which provides up to $3,000 per year (within cost of attendance limitations), is renewable for up to four years and is awarded to high school seniors or undergraduate students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 and demonstrated financial need who attend an eligible higher education institution in Idaho. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship eligibility criteria and online application.

Some other points to remember:

Students must be working on their first bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or certificate. Opportunity cannot be awarded to students earning a second degree or certificate. The only exception are students who have an associate’s degree and are now working on a bachelor’s degree.

  • Students must be Idaho residents who graduated from an Idaho high school.
  • Student must complete a FAFSA by March 1, 2016

View Idaho Opportunity Scholarship flyer for more information.


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 at Boise State Career Center website

In addition use Indeed to find jobs and internships.

JUB Engineers in Boise

Current job openings – View flyer for JUB openings.

Energy Northwest: summer internship and full-time jobs for engineering majors

Here are a couple of Energy Northwest job listings that have our career openings for those that are curious what we have available.  In addition, individuals can also check our website for current listings, Energy Northwest.

Metalcraft in Boise seeking ME intern

Metalcraft is looking for a second engineering intern, as we currently have German Martinez in our staff. We would prefer a ME student with interest in manufacturing processes but will definitely talk to anyone interested on a manufacturing engineering job. The duties are as follow but not limited to:

  • Inspect parts for compliance to customer specifications
  • Assist and train production employees to perform required inspections per Metalcraft procedures
  • Trains production employees in proper use and care of measurement instruments
  • Helps train employees to job requirements per department
  • Log training activities for training records
  • Completes all required QA paperwork
  • Assist in calibration and record keeping of measurement tools


  • Able to read and interpret drawings and blueprints is a must
  • Proficient in use of precision measurement tools
  • Experienced in Solid Edge or equivalent software
  • Work well under pleasure and fast paced environment

We are flexible with school schedule and will work around it as needed. Send resumes to

ME Intern Position at Fiberguide Industries in Caldwell

Send resumes and cover letters to Ron Mehl

We have another intern position open now. View flyer for details about the Fiberguide Industries intern position.


FRL Scholars Program

Interested in an exciting, paid summer internship opportunity?

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is looking for students in all academic levels interested in joining scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology that directly supports our Nation’s defense.

The AFRL Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to gain valuable hands-on experience and contribute to research-based projects. Graduate interns are also able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work.

Internship Locations:

  • Kirtland AFB, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Eglin AFB, in Valparaiso, Florida
  • AFRL Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS), in Maui, Hawaii

Who can apply:

  • Upper-level high school students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate and doctoral-level students
  • K-12 professional educators supporting STEM (at select locations)

For more information visit the AFRL Scholars website.

Direct AFRL Scholars application link.

Email questions:

Flyer: AFRL Scholars Program Summer 2016

Apply Now! The Summer 2016 application deadline is January 19, 2016.

Engineering Internship at Chobani – Twin Falls, ID

Requisition Number : 15-677
Job Title : Intern, Engineering
Functional Area : Operations
Location Preference : Northwest
Remote Position : No
City : Twin Falls
State / Province : Idaho
Country : United States
Company Information : Chobani

Job Description :

The Engineering Internship will allow the successful candidate to greatly enhance their real life experiences and learn modern skillsets within the field that he/she is studying. It is an outstanding opportunity to get hands-on experience on the plant floor in the areas of troubleshooting techniques and engineering design. The Intern will have the ability to participate in the enhancements and growth/upgrades of our existing control system. Those with an interest in automation and controls will have an opportunity to assist with modifications to PLCs and modifications/upgrades to HMI/Operator interface. In addition, interns may:

– Update/modify various engineering drawings such as process flow diagrams

  • Complete engineering studies on current installations to enhance operation and performance
  • Be responsible for a project including working with contractors, managing a budget, giving updates to the management team.
  • Participate in equipment start-up to support the Chobani technical teams
  • Develop manuals
  • Develop project timelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements :

  • The Engineering Intern should be enrolled in a Bachelor’s program and studying Chemical, Biological, Electrical (with an emphasis on controls), or Mechanical engineering.

Other Skills / Training:

Students with a minimum of one year of major specific classes, preferred.

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