Apply in Handshake. Deadline SUNDAY 1/6/19 at 11:55 pm.
In 2015, the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology in Denver, Colorado initiated a new program called the Gates Center Summer Internship Program. The goal of the program is to encourage outstanding undergraduates to consider careers in stem cell research by providing state of the art training opportunities at the Gates Center. Using adult stem cells, students work with research teams to develop therapies across a wide range of areas including Dermatology, Orthopedics, Oncology and Neurology. Scholars attend biweekly lectures given by the Gates Center faculty and present their work at the end of their internship at a poster presentation session. In summers 2016, 2017 and 2018 we selected two outstanding students for the program, and this summer we will again select two Middlebury Gates Summer Scholars to spend 10 weeks interning in laboratories on the University of Colorado Medical Campus. The internship is full time (May 29 to August 9, 2019) and you will receive a stipend of $4000.00.
The application process is competitive and open to current Sophomores and Juniors. In order to apply, your GPA must be at least 3.60, but students selected for GSIP typically have GPA’s around 3.80.
Application opens December 14th! Deadline January 31.
The Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to offer a 10 week undergraduate summer fellowship program to support undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center.
This collection of laboratories is involved in nationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure.
How does a biologist collaborate with a student animator to visualize her research? Please join us for a conversation with Heinz-Given Professor of the Pre-medical Sciences Grace Spatafora, student animator Michelle Lehman, and Middlebury Animation Studio director Daniel Houghton. Lunch will be served. Please sign up below so we can provide as accurate an amount of food as possible.
Wednesday, December 12th at 12:30 p.m. in the CTLR Lounge.
It is that time of the semester again when we hear from so many of you that you are too stressed out. We thought it might be helpful to remember that:
- “My work will get done, it will be over soon, and then there will be time for relaxation and celebration.”
- “This is a hectic time, but I don’t have to give in to it. Stress will make me frustrated and worn out, not a better writer or test taker.”
- “I’ve done this before and got through it, I can trust myself that I’ll do it again this time.”
- “I’m not giving up and handing myself over to this thing called stress. I will prove to myself that I have the confidence and resilience to succeed.”
- Check out the full Psychology Today article here for more tips.
- Check out the Student Life Stress Reduction Techniques page.
Remember to take breaks from studying as often as you can. Take a walk, stretch, chat with friends, eat a healthy meal, or indulge in a not-so-healthy meal – whatever works for you!
If you get to the point of feeling overly anxious, try to follow this 4-7-8 breathing technique:
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
- Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
- Hold your breath for a count of seven.
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
- This is one breath.
Best of luck to all approaching these final busy days that are upon us!
Have you heard about the new student competition called JUMP into STEM?
JUMP into STEM is a new STEM online crowdsourcing platform that poses technical challenges for innovative and energy saving building technology solutions. Students (undergraduate and graduate) with the best online submissions will compete in a final event for up to 6 paid 10-week Summer 2019 internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Students must meet eligibility requirements for the Building Technologies Minority Serving Institutions Program (BTMSIP) or the Higher Education Research Experience (HERE) program.
Team submissions are encouraged. The third and final challenge is open until February 8, 2019. The challenges are focused on: how to influence homeowner decisions to optimize their energy use; new methods to identify fault detection and diagnosis in buildings; and product solutions for retrofitting residential building wall systems.
Students may participate individually or in teams. During the challenge judging review process, the JUMP team and DOE will pay particular attention to consideration of teaming criteria that includes team diversity requirements:
- Representation by more than two or more academic departments
- Representation by women and/or minority students
- Demonstrated contributions by all team members
Idea submitters should also review the HERE and BTMSIP application criteria to ensure eligibility for competing in the Finalist event.
- Join them at ASHRAE on January 12! Meet with representatives from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to hear more about JUMP into STEM. This event is being held in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30p.m. ET before the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference Student Program starts. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Registration is required.
- Last Chance to Compete for Summer 2019 Paid Internships at ORNL and NREL! Undergraduate and graduate students can submit their best ideas to the Round 3 Challenge: Pushing the Envelope with Wall Retrofit Designs.
- Register for Industry Expert Webinar: Industrializing Net Zero through RetrofitNY, Jonathan Benezry, NYSERDA. Date: December 11, 11am to 12noon ET.
Learn more about JUMP into STEM Challenges here.
AgreeYa Solutions is a global provider of software, solutions, and services focused on deploying business-driven, technology-enabled solutions that create next-generation competitive advantages for customers. Headquartered in Folsom, California, AgreeYa is a growing and dynamic organization with 15 offices in 8 countries employing more than 1,300 professionals. Over the last 15 years, AgreeYa has worked with 200+ companies ranging from Fortune 100 firms to small and large businesses, delivering solutions for variety of industries including telecommunications, BFSI, healthcare, high-tech, manufacturing, utility and government. AgreeYa’s software portfolio includes SocialXtend (intranet and enterprise social collaboration), VDIXtend (Desktop-on-Cloud), Onvelop (enterprise mobility productivity suite), and Edvelop (single window collaboration and communication solution for 21st century learning). As part of its solutions and services offerings, AgreeYa provides intranet and enterprise collaboration on SharePoint, cloud and infrastructure, enterprise mobility, product engineering, application development and management, independent software testing, and staffing (IT and risk/compliance) solutions.
Application deadline December 18th.
The Science Fellow (Fellow) works closely with staff of The Nature Conservancy Chapter in MN, ND, SD to research and gather conservation planning and other science data. The Fellow creates relevant reports and data records to support the Chapter’s priority conservation strategies. As a member of the Science Team, the Fellow will tackle the scientific uncertainties around the Conservancy’s priority conservation strategies. The Fellow will assist in many facets of conservation science, including advising on policy issues, communicating science to the public, conservation planning, managing data, and more traditional research and monitoring projects. The Fellow will work on projects across all three of the major habitat types in the Chapter (Forests, Freshwater and Grasslands), with emphasis on grassland ecology and conservation projects. The Fellow will help streamline data collection and management for a variety of research and monitoring projects and add capacity to emerging conservation issues within the Chapter, such as sustainable grazing, promoting pollinators, water quality, forest management, climate adaption or energy development. This position requires a valid driver’s license and good driving record. The Fellow must be willing and able to travel to other Conservancy offices and preserves for meetings, training and work. This is a full-time, 18-month position with benefits.
Attached please find a flyer for the Vermont EPSCoR Undergraduate Internship Program, which offers students a $5,000 stipend and the opportunity to join a team of scientists (faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates) conducting research on the coupling of natural and social systems of the Lake Champlain Basin to understand and promote Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).
Undergraduates will be matched with a research team working for 10 weeks in summer 2019 on the transdisciplinary BREE research program. Research teams are assembled by topic and interact regularly across focus areas including Ecological Systems, Social Systems, and Integrated Assessment Modeling.
The summer 2019 internship runs from May 28 to August 2 at the University of Vermont. In addition to the $5,000 stipend, travel and on-campus lodging will be provided. Interns will have the opportunity to present their research at the Vermont EPSCoR Research Symposium. Applications will be available the first week of December, and the deadline to apply is January 30, 2019.
For more information, see our website at https://epscor.w3.uvm.edu/epscor, or contact us at this email address if you have any questions.
The VT EPSCoR CWDD Team
Funding Provided by NSF OIA 1556770
Lime Connect is proud to offer several scholarship opportunities with their corporate partners for students with disabilities. We are sharing the opportunities below to ensure that you are aware of all of the deadlines and eligibility requirements.
These merit-based scholarships support the education of current college students and open the door to potential internship opportunities. Check out their scholarships page.
Here are some of the opportunities available:
The PwC Lime Scholarship is an outstanding opportunity for undergraduate students with disabilities with a passion for accounting, technology, and/or computer science. Recipients of the 2019 PwC Lime Scholarship will each receive $4,000 to support their continued studies! Deadline is Sunday, December 9th at 11:59 p.m. PST.
The Google Lime Scholarship is an outstanding opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities who have a passion for computer science and technology. Selected recipients in the U.S. will receive $10,000, attend the annual Google Scholars Retreat and be considered for a Google internship! Deadline is Sunday, December 9th at 11:59 p.m. PST.