Monday, February 13, 2017

Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates

Siemens Foundation PATH Fellowships

A global health opportunity for science, technology, engineering, and math students (Applications due February 24, 2017)

Launched in 2016, the Siemens Foundation has partnered with PATH, a leading global health organization launch the Siemens Foundation PATH Fellowship Program. The program engages science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students in innovative, hands-on assignments that serve society by accelerating high-impact, low-cost solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health needs. Based in PATH’s Seattle, Washington, office, fellows are provided a meaningful research and laboratory experience and exposed to career opportunities in global health. Siemens in conjunction with PATH is seeking a cohort of six undergraduate and graduate students to join this competitive program.

Three Distinct Opportunities (Applications due February 24, 2017)
Laboratory Research Fellow (7962) 
Laboratory Research Fellow (7963)
Laboratory Research Fellow (7964)

Fellowship Details

  1. Three-month, full-time (40 hours/week) assignment, May through August 2017 or June through September 2017 (flexible, preference for May through August 2017).
  2. Housing: $1,400/month; $4,200 total per fellow. (for those not currently based in Seattle)
  3. Stipend: $3,000/month; $9,000 total per fellow.
  4. Desirable degrees include biomedical engineering, biochemistry, biomedical technology, biological sciences, biotechnology, and mathematical modeling.

For more information and application instructions, please visit the website: http://www.siemens-foundation.org/programs/siemens-foundation-path-ingenuity-fellowships/


Given the highly competitive nature of these fellowships, it is highly recommended that you have your application materials reviewed by the Piper Center before applying.

See Susie Wold in the Piper Center for more information.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ACS Webinar - Advanced Renewable Jet Fuels - 2 Feb 2017

The Future of Flight: Advanced Renewable Jet Fuels


Over the interim break there is an ACS webinar showcasing innovations in aviation renewable fuels.  If you are interested simply click on the link below to register for this free learning opportunity.

ACS Webinar Series - February 2, 2017  

Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

Stan Frey of Honeywell will profile their Green Jet Fuel™ program, which produces a novel life-critical fuel from a new feedstock which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65-85% when compared to petroleum based fuels. Stan will review the issues involved in addressing the production and certification of a new jet fuel, while at the same time developing a process to produce that fuel from renewable sources.


Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Undergraduate Research Program with the Urban Water Innovation Network

Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates

Engaging Undergraduates in Transitioning Toward Sustainable Urban Water Systems

Students will join the Urban Water Innovation Network community for 9 weeks in summer 2017 to: 
·   Complete an independent, guided research project, working closely with mentor scientists, other students and the broader UWIN team
·   Attend a 3 day kick-off and a 3 day wrap-up meetings at Colorado State University
·   Participate in skill building workshops and seminars
·   Attend a Virtual Forum on Opportunities in Urban Water Research and Management
·   Give a poster presentation in a final Urban Water Sustainability Research Symposium
 The program fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students interact in person and/or virtually, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and seminars in research and urban water sustainability.

Projects for 2017:
·   Variation in Vegetation’s Influence on Urban Climate (University of California Riverside, Oregon State University, University of Arizona, UMBC)
·   Evaluating Options for Management of Urban Flood Hazards (UMBC, University of Arizona, University of Georgia)
·   Microclimates and Human Activity Patterns Near Urban Surface Water: A Case Study of Tempe Town Lake, Arizona (Arizona State University)
·   Water Resouces and Heat Emergencies (Arizona State University)
·   Natural Solutions for Urban Watershed Sustainability (Brooklyn College CUNY)
·   Visualizing Urban Water Sustainability Indicators within a Video Game for Collecting Water Management Ideas from Gamers (Colorado State University)
·   Non-Darcian Flow Regimes in the Biscayne Aquifer of Southeast Florida (Florida International University)
·   Water Affordability Case Studies (Michigan State University)
·   Transitions to Socially Equitable and Environmentally Just Sustainable Urban Water Systems (Northeastern University)
·   Characterizing the Urban Energy Water Nexus through Modeling and Data Analysis (Princeton University)
·   System-of-Systems Analysis of Water Infrastructure Resilience under Climate Change Impacts (Texas A&M University)

Dates: May 31 to August 2, 2017 (9 weeks)
Eligibility:  Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.
Support: $4,500 stipend, room and board on-campus or in nearby housing, travel allowance up to $900.

The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.
To apply: See our website at: https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/ Online application only.
Applications must be submitted by February 10, 2017.

For more information, contact:                
Aude Lochet
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
PO Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at Medical College of Wisconsin


For over 30 years, SPUR at MCW has provided over 1,000 students with hands-on research experience and preparation towards graduate studies and other professional, health-related programs.
Program details include:
  • Free, online application
  • February 1st application deadline
  • Competitive stipend
  • Fully furnished housing accommodations*
  • Program dates: May 31st - August 4th
  • Available to international students
See their website for more details:
http://www.mcw.edu/Graduate-School/Prospective-Students/Summer-Program-for-Undergraduate-Research.htm