Friday, December 5, 2014

Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellowship Program

MISSION
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.

THE FELLOWSHIP
The Teaching Fellowship includes:
  • admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • a $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

THE COMMITMENT 
As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need secondary schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow's completing the master's degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure.

MORE INFO
For more information about this program, please visit: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/

Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Program at Oklahoma State University

The program's focus is Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior.   The project is funded by the National Science Foundation.The goal of this program is to provide 10 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of animal  and human behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects.  Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research. Students selected for the program will be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week for research; thus, it is not possible to be enrolled in courses or other activities during the program.

Program dates: May 30, 2015-July 25, 2015

Application deadline: March 2, 2015


To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.  Each student will reside in a campus dormitory (at no cost to the student) and receive $500 per week to cover food and other living expenses.  Students will receive a $500 travel stipend to pay for their travel to and from campus and a $500 additional stipend, if students present research at an academic conference.


Information about how to submit an application is available at: 

http://psychology.okstate.edu/faculty/kennison/osunsfreu.htm

We especially welcome applications from students from underrepresented groups, including first generation college students and students from rural areas.  Students coming from undergraduate institutions that do not provide access to research experiences are also preferred.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program at DOE labs

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Summer applications are due January 9, 2015.

For more information, please visit: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

To apply, please visit: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/how-to-apply/

Summer 2015 REU in Microbiology at the University of Iowa

The REU in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline. The focus of the program is a hands-on research project conducted under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors. A range of research projects will be available, including basic mechanisms of bacterial and viral gene expression, virus structure and assembly, biofilm formation, microbial development, and prokaryotic cell biology. Students will also attend lectures to broaden their understanding of microbiology and educate them about graduate school and career options.

Overview of the Program
  •  Participants conduct full-time, hands-on research in microbiology, microbial genetics, or molecular biology. Enrichment activities include weekly seminars and workshops on graduate school and career opportunities.
  • Program lasts for 10 weeks (May 26-July 31, 2015)
  • Participants receive a $5,250 stipend plus a $530 food allowance.
  • On-campus housing is provided at no cost to the participants.
  • Travel costs are paid by the program.

Eligibility
  • The program is intended for undergraduates who:
  • Have completed at least two years of college.
  • Will be returning for at least one semester of undergraduate study before graduation.
  •  Are majoring in a biological science.
  •  Are interested in pursuing graduate school and a career in biological research.
  • Are United States citizens or permanent residents (hold a green card).
  • Have limited access to research opportunities at their home institution.
  • Prior research experience is NOT a requirement.

This program seeks to improve diversity in the biological sciences. Disabled students, minority students, and disadvantaged students (economically or first in family to attend college) are especially encouraged to apply.

Questions? Try our FAQ. You can also send an email to us at undergrad-micro-info@uiowa.edu or call us at 319-335-7980. For more information please visit: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/microbiology/summer/

Your complete application includes:
  • The online application (click here to go to the application).
  • A copy of your.
  • Two letters of recommendation

The application deadline is February 15, 2015.

Summer 2015 Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent, and skills.

Disciplines: Engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and ­finance; law; communications; and other related areas.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens Only. Undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate of an accredited institute ofhigher education.

Locations: Various locations across the U.S.

Duration: DOE Scholars internships are typically during the summer months and are approximately 10 weeks in length. Limited extensions may be granted based on the needs of the facility and the intern’s availability.

Deadline: Applications accepted October 15, 2014 through January 15, 2015. To apply, please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/613

Benefits: Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week depending on academic status. Travel to and from the appointment site will be paid when the distance is over 50 miles one-way.

Learn more and apply now at DOE Scholars (http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars).