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Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities and Deadlines

From our colleagues in Undergraduate Research.

DAAD Rise: STEM summer research internships in Germany. Sophomores, juniors eligible. No German language required. See www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany. Application deadline Dec 15.

Goldwater Scholarship: Tuition award, STEM students planning research careers. Sophomores and juniors eligible. Must have 3.7+ GPA, US citizen or US national. Nomination applications due Nov 10; see go/goldwater.

Hertz Fellowship: Funding for graduate study, STEM fields. Seniors/alumni. Must have very strong GPA; US citizen or permanent resident; GRE or MCAT scores (for MD/PhD) required. See hertzfoundation.org. Deadline Oct. 23.

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (NOAA): Tuition award, NOAA internships and mentorship. Sophomores eligible to apply; must be US citizen working in NOAA-related field. See noaa.gov for more info. Application deadline Jan 31.

Michel David-Weill Scholarship: Supports a two-year master’s program at Sciences Po. Must be U.S. citizens, seniors/super-seniors, minimum GPA of 3.7. Candidates apply independently to Sciences Po. French not needed to apply. Nomination deadline: Oct 15 (noon) Nomination applications due Oct 15 (noon). See the David-Weill Scholarship page for info.

NSF GRFP: Funding for graduate study, STEM fields. Seniors/alumni. Must have very strong GPA; US citizen, US national, permanent resident. See NSF online info. Deadlines vary according to field, Oct 19-25.

Udall Scholarship: Tuition award for environmental leaders committed to careers in that field or Native Americans focused on Native American issues. Strong GPA, US citizen, record of leadership/initiative. Nomination applications TBA (late January); see go/udall.

Announcing 2020 Spring 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) for the Spring of 2020.

The application system for the 2020 Spring Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on October 07, 2019.

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 16 weeks during the Spring 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.

Applications are filled out online. More information about the program can be found on their website.

Here’s How Google Knows in Less Than 5 Minutes if Someone Is a Great Leader


After years of study, Google uses a few simple questions to identify the company’s best leaders.

We tell students to look for an internship/job where they will find a good mentor and leader. That is sometimes hard to quantify, so we thought Google’s leadership questions may be a good place to start! You can tweak these questions to ask during your interview.

Since leadership is more art than science, how can you objectively determine if someone is a great leader? Google has spent considerable time and effort trying to answer this very question. It makes sense that one of the most analytical companies in the world puts some of its analytical horsepower into determining how great teams are built and led. Over time, the company identified the key behaviors of its best team managers.

Read the full Inc. article by Jeff Haden here.

How to Prepare for Phone or Virtual Interviews

Article by Aja Frost of The Muse.

“A colleague of mine once compared phone and Skype interviews to take-home tests.

“You still need to study,” she explained. “But you can also have everything you need in front of you.”

If you’re wondering what exactly is “everything you need” and how you should you prepare your materials so it’s not totally obvious you’re shuffling through papers or reading over your notes, good news—we’ve got all the answers to help you properly prepare for your next remote interview.” Read more.

Pi (π) Day 2019

March 14th marks the 32nd annual π Day! It is a day to celebrate this never-ending number (3.14159 . . .)

According to the folks at careeronestop.com, the list below includes 25 of the careers that have the strongest demand for math skills. “Bright outlook” indicates that the field is expected to either grow rapidly in the next several years, have large numbers of job openings, or both:

4 NEW Degree Programs at Tufts

Tufts University has focused on launching NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS we think you might be interested in:

The School of Medicine established two online graduate degree programs:

The Board of Trustees approved two programs focused on training professionals to tackle complex issues surrounding climate change:

Opportunities at Tesla

At Tesla, they’re solving the world’s most important problems with talented individuals who share their passion to change the world. Their culture is fast-paced, energetic and innovative. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with office locations around the world, they work to build an inclusive environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.

They have a number of opportunities listed in Handshake. Below are a few we thought our STEM students would be interested in: