Frankel Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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.

Read more about the fellowship and gain access to the application link on December 14th.

Save the Date: Meet Alumni in DC this Spring Break

Announcing the CCI Trek to Washington DC: March 25-26

Gain a better understanding of politics and government. Explore alumni career paths at a variety of organizations in D.C.  Program will include site visits and multiple opportunities for networking.

Who should apply?

If you are interested in learning about or working in government or policy, this trek is for you! All majors and class levels are welcome.

 Who will we meet?

In the past we have engaged alumni who work in exciting roles on Capitol Hill, the State and Treasury departments, think thanks like Brookings or the Aspen Institute, and non-profits like the National Democratic Institute.

Click HERE to register your interest.

This is just a friendly announcement to make you aware of the opportunity. The official application will be posted in Handshake in January. Good luck as the semester winds down and happy holidays

End of Semester Stress Busters

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:

  1. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
  2. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
  3. Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  4. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
  5. This is one breath.
  6. Repeat.

Best of luck to all approaching these final busy days that are upon us!

JUMP into STEM Challenge for Summer 2019 Paid Internships

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.


Learn more about JUMP into STEM Challenges here.

Summer 2019 Software Engineering Intern at Google, Inc.

Applications are due by December 14, 2018 at 11:59pm PT. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and it’s in the candidate’s best interest to apply early.
Join Google for a unique 12-14 week paid internship that offers personal and professional development, an executive speaker series, and community-building. This program will give you an opportunity to work on complex computer science solutions, to develop scalable, distributed software systems, and also to collaborate on multitudes of smaller projects that have universal appeal – which requires research, awareness, interactivity, and the ability to ask the right questions.

Navy Medicine Student Programs

For students looking for ways to help finance their health care professions:

Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP)

The HSCP is a scholarship program designed to provide financial incentives for students in designated health care professions to complete degree/certification requirements and obtain a commission in the Medical Corps (MC), Dental Corps (DC), or Medical Service Corps (MSC). The following specialties are routinely eligible to apply for HSCP:

  • Medical school
  • Dental school
  • Health care administration
  • Pharmacy school
  • Environmental health
  • Physician Assistant programs.

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

HPSP is a true scholarship program designed to provide financial incentives for students to attend a school to be a physician, dentist, physician assistant, optometrist, or clinical psychologist to ultimately receive an appointment as an officer in the Unites States Navy.

Nurse Candidate Program (NCP)

NCP is a program designed to provide financial incentives to nursing students obtaining their BSN from an accredited nursing school.

For further information, you can contact HM1 (FMF) Alex Locklear by email.