North Carolina A&T NSF REU on Engineering Modeling and Computational Research

In anticipation of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University is seeking applications for the 2016 Engineering Modeling and Computation Research (EmCoR@NCAT) REU program. Join us and develop your skills in engineering modeling and computational research in an exciting environment!

Program activities include the following:

  • REU scholars will spend 36 hours per week on research and related instruction, and roughly 6 hours each week on outreach and team-building activities.
  • Each REU scholar will undergo a four-step process to complete the REU program: 1.) Pre-program preparation, 2.) On-site focused modeling and computation instruction, 3.) Research integrated with professional development and outreach, and, 4.) Project delivery and dissemination.
  • Networking and team-building exercises
  • End of program presentations by REU scholars and their research mentors

Each participant will receive: $5,000 stipend award, $2000 housing allocation, $800 meal allowance, and $600 for conference travel.

Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Bank of America Ignite with Tech Program

Are you ready to kick start your career?

Bank Of America is excited to share details of our two new technology insight programs taking place this May. Both programs are targeted diversity programs that offer a full day insight opportunity for freshmen and sophomore students who are studying computer science or computer engineering and want to learn more about our business.

Visit our website to learn more about these great programs, The link can be found below:

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies: Master of Science in Analytics with a Concentration in Data Science

A Masters Degree In A Data Driven World

Make Sense of Complex Data

Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Analytics with a concentration in Data Science prepares students to manage the evolving challenges, trends, and complexities of today’s businesses while providing them with the skills and expertise they need to implement advanced data analysis and machine learning techniques.

Students of the program will:

  • Learn how to make sense of complex data and extract useful insights.
  • Engage with a community of innovators who are transforming the field of data science.
  • Master the data analytics fundamentals and interdisciplinary skills needed for a successful career.
  • Benefit from partnerships and internships with organizations like Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Please share this information with your students and encourage them to explore our program.

Application Deadline
April 1 for US

For more information:

http://gradanalytics.georgetown.edu/?utm_source=N9515.272693MDRADUNBRADSTREETCOM&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=FY16_PG_DAMS_Stu_MDR_Email_EB_3.8_LearnMore_DAMMDREB094D&utm_content=0

UAHuntsville/NASA-MSFC Heliophysics Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The deadline to submit applications for the 2016 Heliophysics Research Experience for Undergraduates program (REU) at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and NASA-MSFC is this upcoming Friday, March 11, 2016. The final deadline to submit letters of recommendation is Friday, March 18, 2016.

This NSF funded program brings 10 undergraduate students to Huntsville, Alabama for a 10-week research experience. Students will be paired with a UAH or NASA scientist specializing in research from solar interior to heliopause. Research topics include solar and helio instrumentation, visualization tool development, data analysis, computation and modeling.
Applicants should be full-time, undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or better and majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematical (STEM) fields. This program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents and runs May 31 – August 5, 2016. Selected participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, lodging, meal card, travel expenses and provide partial support to attend the Annual American Geophysical Union Meeting in December 2016. Rising sophomores, students from under-represented groups, and students from small institutions are encouraged to apply.

2016 AMALTHEA REU Summer Research Program in Machine Learning

2016 AMALTHEA REU Summer Research Program: Apply by March 31

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A 10-WEEK RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS is available in the area of Machine Learning. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is offered by the Information Characterization & Exploitation (ICE) Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida.

Apply online: http://www.amalthea-reu.org

ELIGIBILITY

=> Majoring in an Engineering or Science discipline

=> US citizens or permanent residents

=> Undergraduates in good academic standing

 

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Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program

HISTORY

The Federal TRIO programs began with the Upward Bound Program, which emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to the administration’s “War on Poverty”. In 1965, Talent Search, the second outreach program, was created as part of the Higher Education Act. In 1968, Student Support Services, which was originally known as Special Services for Disadvantaged Students, was authorized by the Higher Education Amendments and became the third in a series of educational opportunity programs. By the late 1960’s, the term “TRIO” was coined to describe these three federal programs.  The programs were expanded with the additions of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program in 1986, and the Upward Bound Math/Science Program in 1990.

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement program is named in honor of Dr. Ronald Erwin McNair, a renowned laser physicist and astronaut. Dr. McNair graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 1971 and received his Ph.D. at the age of 26 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. Dr. McNair’s life was cut short due to a tragic accident aboard the USS Challenger space shuttle in January 1986.

After his death, members of Congress provided funding for the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program to encourage ethnic minorities, women and other underrepresented groups to pursue graduate school opportunities, specifically doctoral studies. The McNair Program provides direct services to low-income and/or first generation college students designed to help students overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Funded in full by the United States Department of Education, the Morehouse College Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a year round graduate school preparatory internship with an eight week summer research component designed to prepare first generation undergraduates demonstrating strong academic potential for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The program provides research opportunities, faculty mentors, opportunities to publish and/or present research findings, and assistance with the graduate school application process.

The primary goal of the program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. The Morehouse College McNair Program encourages participants to enroll in graduate programs and tracks their progress through to the successful completion of advanced degrees. The McNair Program is supported by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Department of Education’s Council for Opportunity in Education.

MISSION

Since 1992, the mission of the Morehouse College McNair Scholars Program has been to help first generation, low-income college students and students underrepresented in graduate education reach their goals of attaining doctoral degrees. The program works with rising juniors and seniors majoring in the STEM and Psychology fields, who have stated interest in furthering their education; and helps them prepare for successful application to and completion of a graduate degree program. This includes GRE preparation, graduate school visits, faculty-mentored independent research, and opportunities to present research findings at numerous national conferences. McNair Scholars learn that their participation in the program is evidence of the investment by the U.S. Department of Education and Morehouse College in the diversification of advanced-degree holders. Our commitment to service, academic excellence and integrity is manifested in the way we select, mentor, support and empower McNair Scholars.  The Program will foster the essential skills and provide the necessary motivation for academic persistence of the McNair Scholars through: opportunities for meaningful undergraduate research, guidance through the graduate school admission process, and academic, professional, and personal development.

ELIGIBILITY

Highly motivated, disciplined and hard working individuals, college level rising juniors and seniors, who are:

  • US Citizen or permanent Legal resident of the U.S.
  • First generation college students with demonstrated financial need
  • Historically underrepresented minority at the graduate level
  • Good academic standing (3.0 or higher cum desired)
  • Majoring in Physical, Biological or Psychological Sciences

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Summer Stipend
  • Research Opportunities with Faculty Mentorship
  • Campus Room & Board during Summer program
  • GRE Preparation
  • GRE Fee Reduction
  • Graduate School Application Waivers from over 200 Graduate Schools
  • Graduate placement assistance
  • Academic, Career & Personal Counseling
  • Involvement in Professional Development Activities

Program Expectations

Students are required to:

  • Contact and confirm the participation of a faculty advisor to support and supervise the research program.
  • Participate in a research experience with faculty mentor. Students are expected to meet and consult with their advisor on a regular basis throughout the term.
  • Attend McNair Summer Courses (Research Methodology, GRE Prep & Professional Development)
  • Submit preliminary assignments and final research paper that should reflect the time spent engaged in research (15-20 pages).

Why Participate in Our Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is committed to providing the support and tailored services that enhance our student’s collegiate experience.  We strive to promote an environment designed to give our participants the support, tools, and worldly experiences to succeed as highly competitive scholars and leaders by addressing their academic and personal needs in an effort to improve their chances for success at the graduate level.

The McNair program is focused on preparing our participants for successful graduate study through exposure to graduate level work and research experiences geared towards improving their critical thinking skills.  The McNair experience fosters an increase of knowledge and familiarity with the ins and outs of graduate study and the graduate school application process as well as the essential elements of research.

We are confident that our support and guidance combined with the participant’s abiding drive and determination will ensure that each student will reach a level of academic, personal and professional success that is without comparison.

McNair Scholars:

  • Conduct Research
  • Prepare extensively for graduate study
  • Work closely with Division of Science & Mathematics Faculty
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Are eligible for Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society
  • Attend Professional Conferences
  • Visit Potential Graduate Schools
  • Have opportunities to Publish in Peer-Reviewed Journals

STAFF

Rubye J. Byrd, Ph.D
Federal TRiO Director
(404) 215-2671

Brock Mayers
Associate Director
(404) 653–7833

Munichia McCalla-Bull
Program Counselor
(404) 653-7837

Duane Jackson, Ph.D
Research Coordinator
(404) 681-2800 x2284