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Please join us as we share opportunities that will benefit faculty and students. We will add information about special faculty fellowships, conferences, workshops, and professional development activities. We invite you to add to our list and share appropriate opportunities.

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  1. FOR YOUR STUDENTS: Free Week at UC Berkeley
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    From UC Berkeley – if you’re a freshman or sophomore, check this out!
    The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) at the University of California, Berkeley will host its annual Summer Research Workshop from August 4-10, 2013. This program is open to:

    · Undergraduates majoring in Physical Sciences and Engineering, including community college students

    · Minimum GPA of 3.25

    · US Citizens or Permanent Residents

    · Underrepresented students, women, veterans, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

    The one-week workshop introduces energy efficient electronics science to undergraduates who are motivated by science and engineering. We have research programs in nanoelectronics, nanomechanics, nanophotonics and nanomagnetics. Summer workshop participants have the opportunity to learn more about E3S research (www.e3s-center.org).

    The workshop offers each participant:

    § 1-week hands-on lab experience

    § Preparation for undergraduate research

    § Guidance on planning for graduate school

    § Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips

    Travel allowance, room and board is provided by the Center for E3S.

    Attached is a flyer with program details and applicant requirements and the online application can be found on the web at: http://www.e3s-center.org/srw2013.htm

    Applications must be submitted online by April 19th.
    Any inquiries should be addressed to our E3S Education Director, Sharnnia Artis at e3sprograms@e3s-center.org or 510-664-4467.

  2. FOR YOUR STUDENTS:
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    Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have an exciting opportunity summer research experience for undergradates (REU) available for undergraduates. The application for this program can be found at http://www.learnlab.org/opportunities/LearnLab_Summer_REU.php .

    This REU program is sponsored by LearnLab, a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). We encourage applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. LearnLab’s REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners. The REU program supports LearnLab’s commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders.

    Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $4000 for the eight-week REU program. Food, housing and travel will also be provided. Students will conduct research in an area matched to the interests expressed in the student’s application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by the faculty member as well as, in some cases, a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student.

    Seminars specific to those participating in the REU program will be held weekly including seminars on graduate admissions and career opportunities in science, education, computer science and engineering. In addition, LearnLab seminars and those held by Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute and Language Technologies Institute and seminars at Pitt’s Language Research and Development Center will be open to the students, giving them exposure to a wide range of research in learning sciences.

    There are several benefits that the participating students may receive. If the student’s research in the summer is of high quality and has added value to an ongoing research project, past students have been asked to be a coauthor on the research team’s publication on that subject. Addition of publications to the resume of a graduate school applicant always greatly improves the application. If the quality of the research is high, the faculty member who advised the student would likely be willing to write a letter of recommendation for the student which could be included in a graduate school application. Research experience in one of the National Science Foundation’s premier research centers will be viewed attractively. Finally, a summer spent in one of the National Science Foundation’s premier project areas is a plus in an application whether it be for entry to Carnegie Mellon or the University of Pittsburgh or to any other institution.

    There are scholarships available for graduate work on projects in LearnLab. The student should inquire about these possibilities during the summer program.

    REU Program Dates: Students will begin their research experience on Sunday, June 2, 2013 with a welcoming reception and information session. The REU program will end on Friday July 26, 2013 with a poster session in the afternoon. Submission of an application indicates that the applicant agrees to be present from June 2 to 4pm July 26, 2013 inclusive.

    Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is February 15, 2013. Students will be informed of our decision by March 1, 2013.

    Minimum Requirements: Students should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA out of 4.0 although we will consider students who show by other measures that they are exceptional and who have GPAs over 3.2. Class standing and grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research will also be considered, as are recommendations.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Learnlab/379480872145833
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/learnlabslc

  3. FOR YOUR STUDENTS: Scholarships and Fellowships
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    The Institute for Broadening Participation encourages students looking for scholarships and fellowships to utilize the advanced search page on Pathways to Science http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programs.asp?adv=adv

  4. FOR YOU: FACULTY RESEARCH AND SABBATICAL PROGRAMS
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    “Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave Programs”

    Faculty who are selected to participate
    in these programs will participate in research that will enhance their
    professional portfolios and provide current research methodologies
    that they can share with students once they return to their
    institutions. Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2013,
    with award notification occurring early March.

    For additional program information, please visit the program website
    at http://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com or
    contact Clarence T. Brown by email at cbrown@tmtgroupinc.com.

  5. FOR YOU: Leadership Institutes for STEM Faculty:
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    2013 PKAL Summer Leadership Institutes for STEM Faculty

    July 23-28, 2013 and July 30 – August 4, 2013
    Baca Campus of Colorado College
    Crestone, CO
    Meeting website

    The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments and institutions. These five-day intensive institutes provide faculty participants with the theory and practice required to act as agents of change in their home institutions or professional societies. They are held in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at the Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado. PKAL is in its 15th year of offering the Summer Leadership Institutes. Contact: http://www.aacu.org/pkal/people.cfm

  6. FOR YOUR STUDENTS Interested in energy research and careers:
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    Do you know any minority or female STEM students looking to gain a competitive edge and insight into federal employment? Look no further than the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship. Sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, selected participants collaborate at one of several locations in the U.S. Don’t let them miss out!

    For more information:
    Contact mlef@hq.doe.gov or visit http://www.fossil.energy.gov/education/lelandfellowships

  7. FOR YOUR ENGINEERING STUDENTS:
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    The NSF REU Engineering the Grid is a 10-week summer research program for rising junior and senior undergraduates. Students will work with faculty mentors and graduate students on independent projects, attend seminars by professionals and faculty, and present their research findings at the North Carolina State Undergraduate Research Symposium. Our program will run from May 28 to August 2, 2013. Our application deadline is March 1, 2013.

    More information: http://www.ece.ncsu.edu/reu-grid/

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