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THE JOURNEY, NOT THE DESTINATION:
A SCHOLAR’S ADVICE FOR MAKING THE MOST OF A REU

This philosophy is why IN LSAMP supports and invests in scholars along their STEM Career path. Mentoring is provided from the beginning of the journey to the finish line preparing students to reach goals today and dreams tomorrow.

Salvador Valle Rodriguez (pictured left), a pre-engineering student at Ivy Tech Community College, serves as an IN LSAMP Scholar. Through participation in the program, he discovered an opportunity to journey to Southern Illinois University to accomplish one of his goals of participating in undergraduate research. Research experiences for undergraduates (REU) supports active research participation by undergraduate students in areas funded by the National Science Foundation. This program supports students in ongoing research early in their education and is key to preparing students for the workforce. IN LSAMP builds on academic, social, and professional preparation so students feel confident participating in research outside of their home campus.  Read More...
 

UNDERGRAD SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

The Summer Undergradate Laboratory Internship (SULI) is a 10 week (summer term) or 16 weeks (semester term) at a DOE laboratory engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Host laboratories provide enrichment activities, including career professional development workshops (e.g. technical and scientific writing skills development, poster, or oral presentation activities, etc.), laboratory tours, scientific lectures and seminars. May grads may also apply.

Benefits of a SULI intern - https://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/benefits/

  • Students receive a stipend of $500 per week during the internship period.
  • Selected students are reimbursed for one round trip domestic travel to the host laboratory 
  • Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory. 
Application due date: January 10, 2019https://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/how-to-apply

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

REU Colorado - Urban Water Systems

The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) is now accepting applications for its Undergraduate Research Program for the summer of 2019! Thank you for sharing this information with students who may be interested. Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability - social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply.

Program Dates:
May 29 to August 1, 2019 (9 weeks)
Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students are encouraged to apply.
Stipend: $4,500 stipend
Other support:  On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2019, Midnight
To apply:  erams.com/UWIN/urp
For more information about UWIN, visit:erams.com/UWIN
For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, program coordinator: locheta@caryinstitute.org

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT INTERNSHIP

Nebraska University Summer Research Internship App Now Open

University of Nebraska’s 2019 Summer Research Program is a 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.
 
GET ALL OF THE DETAILS »
 
Summer 2019 research programs include: APPLY NOW - Application Deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply. Summer Research Program »
 

GRADUATE SCHOOL 

Kansas State University Seeking Graduate School Applicants

Purpose: Rural communities in the United States and across the world are faced with the challenge of producing food for over 9 billion people by 2050. The K-State NRT program is working to solve the grand challenges of creating sustainable food, energy, and water systems and cultivating resilient rural communities. The program aims to prepare students to become science-based leaders and advocates for rural communities by combining engineering, economics, and sociological knowledge to meet the needs of farmers, industry, and society.
 
Audience: Students looking to complete a Master’s or Ph.D. at Kansas State University (Fall 2019 cohort) in the following subject areas: Agricultural economics, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Sociology.
 
Program details: Students will receive a $34,000 stipend and full tuition (18 credits) and become part of an interdisciplinary research team where they can make a real difference in local communities. NRT training through this program will create culturally competent, interdisciplinary problem-solvers through immersive experiences with producers and industry in Southwest Kansas, policymakers in the state capital, and interdisciplinary coursework that integrates theory, practice, and international discussions. In addition, outreach to agricultural high school teachers will develop trainee leadership skills and trainee success will be supported by team-based faculty and peer mentoring.
 
Application: More details can be found at the following website: http://nrt.research.ksu.edu/. Questions can be directed to derbym@ksu.edu. Interested students will need to apply to the Kansas State graduate school by January 8, 2019 (indicate NRT interest in your personal statement).

Download the Program Flyer

LSAMP BRIDGE TO THE DOCTORATE

Howard University BD Application Now Open!

Howard University is a recent recipient of the Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship grant, funded by the NSF. We are now actively recruiting nine (12) talented Fellows for this prestigious award for the 2019-2020 academic year. We welcome nominations of capable STEM students for the fellowship program.

Criteria:
 *   Have participated in an LSAMP Program (or similar programs such as McNair, CSTEP, AGEP at a LSAMP institution - see application)
 *   Have obtained a Bachelors in a STEM Discipline
 *   Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
 *   Have a 3.2 or higher GPA
 *   Plan to matriculate into a STEM  doctoral degree program at Howard University; Have submitted an application and  been accepted to a Ph.D. STEM program at Howard University

Benefits:
 *   A two year fellowship of $32,000 annually
 *   Full tuition
 *   Support services and faculty /professional  mentoring
 *   Opportunities to attend academic and professional workshops.

STEM Graduate Programs 

  • Anatomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering Computer Science
  • Genetics & Human Genetics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Physiology & Biophysics

 Also, please feel free to consult us at LSAMP@howard.edu or by phone at 202 865-8568.
Download Program Flyer   |   Download Application

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS & POST-DOCS

Graduate Fellowships and Post-Docs Database of Opps

Pathways to Science website currently has 29 fellowships in the database for masters level students and 32 fellowships for doctoral level students. This includes NSF, NASA, NIH, and more! More information and tips on applying can be found here: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx
 
The advanced search is also a great tool to filter programs by due date/deadline:
 https://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv
 
POSTDOC POSITIONS
The database also has 25 different postdoc positions in our database with upcoming deadlines:
https://pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_Portal.aspx
 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Valparaiso University Seeking Tenure-Track Assistant Prof. of Computing and Information Science

Valparaiso University’s Department of Computing and Information Sciences announces a tenure-track position available at the rank of assistant professor beginning January 2020. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in computer science (or a closely related field) in order to contribute to teaching and scholarship in computer science and will be willing to develop and teach both in-person and online classes.  

Information and application at:  https://apply.interfolio.com/55709  
 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

University of Tennessee Knoxville Seeking Three Chemistry Faculty

The University of Tennessee of Chemistry is currently searching to fill three tenure-tracked faculty positions with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2019.  Two of these openings are at the assistant level and one is at the associate level. 

Download Full Job Announcement   |   Download Job Flyer

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

FY19 DoN HBCU/MI Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

The FY19 DoN HBCU/MI Program FOA has been posted on grants.gov and on ONR's website at https://www.onr.navy.mil/en/Contracts-Grants/Funding-Opportunities/Broad-Agency-Announcements
 
This FOA is executed under the policy and guidance of the DoN HBCU/MI Program.  It seeks to support research efforts that will contribute to the science and technology (S&T) mission and vision of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps while simultaneously expanding the research capacity of participant institutions and engaging students in STEM.
 
TIMELINE
Please note that the FOA has a two-part submission process, starting with a mandatory white paper.  Only full proposals that have been invited after white paper review will be considered for funding.  Key deadlines to consider include:
Inquiries and Questions -- 19 December 2018 (Wednesday)
White Paper -- 16 January 2019 (Wednesday) at 5:00 PM Local Eastern Time
Invited Proposal -- 10 April 2019 (Wednesday) at 11:59 PM Local Eastern Time
 
Further information regarding institution eligibility, research areas of interest, maximum funding amount and period of performance, submission processes, and evaluation criteria are discussed in the FOA.  Please read the announcement carefully and, when possible, cite the page of the FOA you're referring to when posing questions.  Questions about DoN HBCU/MI Program Policy should be directed to DON_HBCUFOA@navy.mil; general FOA questions should be directed to david.broadwell@navy.mil.  As a friendly reminder, questions (of any kind) regarding white papers must be submitted no later than 19 December 2018.

RECORDED WEBINARS

In case you missed the live recording, here are links to the latest webinars:
  • "Translating Research to Practice: Exploring Hispanic-serving Community Colleges STEM Pathways" - presented by Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher and the research team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Recorded Webinar
  • "Social Media Campaigns for Dissemination and Recruitment for LSAMP and Other Diversity Programs" - presented by Dr. Alec Gates, Executive Director and PI, Garden State LSAMP.  Recorded Webinar
  • "Evaluation Best Practices for LSAMP Alliances" - presented by Drs. Frances Carter-Johnson and Sarah-Kay McDonald, National Science Foundation  Recorded Webinar
  • "Broadening Participation Focus: Preparing a Diverse Generation of Community College STEM Educators" - presented by Dr. Ben Flores, Texas System LSAMP Director and PAESMEM (2008).  Recorded Webinar
All recorded webinars can be found on the LSMCE website: http://lsmce.org/library
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