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Announcing PAID Research Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate STEM Students

The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The application system for the  Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on January 12, 2018.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program places students from 2 and 4 year undergraduate institutions as paid interns in science and engineering research activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities, working with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Appointments are for 10 weeks during the Summer term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 850 internships are sponsored annually.

Application is made online. Full program information and descriptions, including links to the online application system, are available here.

Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP) at GE

Design brilliant answers to the world’s biggest questions.

Across the healthcare, energy, and transportation industries, GE engineers are designing breakthroughs that no one saw coming, but benefit millions. From creating microchip implants that grant paralysis patients new found freedom, to harnessing ocean tides to power city grids, to repurposing our jet engine technology to build the world’s fastest ship—we man our post on the forefront of innovation to move, cure, build and power the world.

Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP)

  • 2-3 year program: 3+ rotations
  • Rotational assignments are engineering projects driven by real GE business priorities
  • Advanced engineering coursework
  • Earn credit towards an M.S degree in engineering
  • Formal reports and presentations to senior leadership
  • One week world-class leadership development experience
  • Active coaching throughout the program

Search EEDP for opportunities.

Interested in Internships? They have those too! Learn more here.

STEM Careers at the NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) is the intelligence community’s leading agency in signals intelligence and information assurance. Join us for any or all parts of the day when a recruiter, Caitlin Zohdi, from the NSA Office of External Recruitment and Hiring is on campus. Caitlin began her journey at the NSA through student programs, and will be happy to answer questions about the application process, available opportunities, and more!

Join Caitlin to learn more about both summer internships and full-time positions in fields such as Computer Science, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Cryptanalysis, Mathematics and much more!

Tuesday, October 31 12:15-1:15 pm – location TBA

Individual appointments are open from 2:00-4:00 pm. Sign up in Handshake!

Lunch is provided for the first 15 attendees!

Top STEM Summer Internship Programs for Typically Underrepresented Students

Many companies and organizations will soon be announcing they are accepting applications for their upcoming summer internship programs. Below is a list of the top STEM internship programs that work with typically underrepresented students.

  • Explore Microsoft ProgramHow cool would it be if you got to explore different roles in software development in your freshman or sophomore year? If you aspire to be a software developer and are currently majoring in a technical field like Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering, apply for the Explore Microsoft program and find out.
  • Google InternshipsTheir interns are a part of Google—involved and solving problems from the start. As a technical intern, you are excited about tackling the hard problems in technology. With internships across the globe, ranging from Software Engineering to User Experience, we offer many opportunities to grow with us. The internships below are not exhaustive, but provide a taste of what’s available. 
  • MerckJoin a program that provides exemplary students with the opportunity to work on meaningful assignments and gain real word experiences. Internships: 9 to 11 week assignments between June and August.
  • General MotorsAre you ready to get a head start toward a game-changing career and be a part of the team that helps shape the future of transportation? GM proudly offers a range of student opportunities in challenging hands-on, cross-functional environments. Explore their programs to find the best fit for your background and interests.
  • DELL ComputersIt’s never too early to start thinking about your career. DELL is always looking for the next generation of great thinkers who can guide their business forward, today and tomorrow. 
  • Minority Educational Institutions Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) – Run by the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, offers talented undergraduate students summer internship positions with the Department of Energy and the National Laboratories, with the goal of reaching underrepresented students in STEM fields, such as women and girls. Positions involve scientific research or a focus on policy, business, and government relations.
  • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Was initiated to increase opportunities for women and under-represented minorities who are pursuing degrees in STEM. During this 10 week summer program run by the Office of Fossil Energy, students will work at one of the Department’s locations in focused research projects consistent with the Fossil Energy mission.
  • Clean Cities University Workforce Development ProgramClean Cities, in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Program, offers students across the country the opportunity to work with community-based Clean Cities coalitions. In these paid internships, students can work on a variety of projects that reduce petroleum in the transportation sector, including communication on alternative fuels, fleet analysis, and stakeholder outreach. Internships with Clean Cities coalitions are available throughout the year for undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering, or environmental sciences.
  • The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program – Encourages undergraduate students to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Want to Become the Best at What You Do? Read this.

It doesn’t matter how good your strategy is, if you’re not skilled at what you do, that strategy won’t take you very far.

When you’re confident about what you do and clear about where you’re going, the right strategy will make itself known. Hence, when your “why” is strong, you’ll figure out “how.”

The how comes from the why. Not the other way around.

Here’s how to become the best at what you do:

  1. Work On Yourself, Not On Your JobYour work is a reflection of you. If you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, stop looking for better strategies. Instead, look inside.
  2. Consistently Put Yourself Into Situations Others Can Only Dream OfYour results aren’t a reflection of your talent. Lots of people have talent. Few people, however, are required to rise to a difficult challenge.
  3. Don’t Copy Other People. Make Them Copy YouIf you don’t know who you are, you’ll always try to be someone else. And thus, you’ll never be the best. Your work will always be a cheap imitation. It will lack the feeling that produced the work or the idea.
  4. Stay In Love With The ProcessThe process — or the work itself — is all there is. Results come and go. And it’s never been about the results. Success is inevitable.
  5. Never Forget Why You’re Doing ThisThe moment you start compromising, you won’t stop compromising.

Read the full The Mission article by Benjamin P. Hardy here.

What Comes After Silicon? A guide to the future materials that will power our computers.

Silicon is the king of the computing world. Almost all commercial integrated circuits have been based on silicon and, for the most part, on a single basic process called complementary metal oxide (CMOS).

But the end of silicon may be in sight. Even industry giant IBM acknowledges that silicon’s days are numbered. But why? And what’s going to replace it?

There is a whole raft of new materials and partial replacements for silicon in the offing. Let’s take a look at why it’s dominant and what materials may eventually knock silicon (and germanium) out of the hot seat.

Read the full Medium article by Chris Lee here.

Scientist to Engineer. MS in Chemical Engineering at Columbia

Are you getting a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related science? Did you know that adding a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering can greatly enhance your career opportunities? Consider Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Their Scientist to Engineer Program is an intensive, accelerated program designed especially for new M. students without a BS in Chemical Engineering. This program covers the essentials of the entire undergraduate curriculum, followed by a standard MS program. Typically this can all be accomplished in three semesters.

Interested in learning more? www.cheme.columbia.edu.

  • An Ivy League education in New York City, the multicultural capital of the world
  • Get the “know-how” to advance more rapidly in industry
  • A flexible curriculum, including courses in other branches of engineering or graduate subjects
  • Focused courses taught by experienced academic and industrial professionals

MS Application deadlines: Spring Term – October 1, 2017, Fall Term – February 15, 2018.