Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Green Energy Outreach


There is plenty of opportunity to get involved with outreach education either through SOCS or through the green energy initiative.  You can e-mail me for further information about either.

Prof. Muth

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2012 Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students

Department of Homeland Security-Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

10 week research experience; $5000 stipend plus travel expenses

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences

Projects offered at:

National research laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River

DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory

Other research facilities, including Air Force research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Locations include: CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA & VA

US citizenship required

Application deadline: January 5, 2012


Administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Monday, November 21, 2011

Announcing a Few Scholarship Opportunities, Undergraduate and Post-Graduate

Programs for Undergraduates:

• The Boren Scholarship http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for at least one semester and study less commonly taught languages in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Special Boren Initative for STEM majors:

The Boren Scholarships offer a special initiative for undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors. The scholarships fund up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields. STEM field majors may also apply for semester and year programs.

St. Olaf Application Deadline is January 18, 2012 For more information or to apply, see Helen Stellmaker "stellmak@stolaf.edu" in IOS.

• The Udall Scholarship (for sophomores and juniors) http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields; or

To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities; or

To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.

St. Olaf deadline is February 13, 2012. For more information, contact Dana Gross, grossd, Professor of Psychology.

Programs for Postgraduates:

• Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

A yearlong research opportunity in Washington, DC, focusing on one of the following topics: democracy, nuclear policy, energy and climate, international economics, Middle East Studies, South Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, Asian Studies, and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
St. Olaf deadline is November 28, 2012. For more information, contact Dana Gross, grossd, Professor of Psychology.

• Rotary Global Grant (http://www.rotary5960.org/scholarships)
$30,000 to fund graduate studies, with a focus in one of six designated areas:

– Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

– Disease prevention and treatment

– Water and sanitation

– Maternal and child health

– Basic education and literacy

– Economic and community development

– Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, room and board, books, travel expenses, visas, inoculations, as well as any humanitarian projects the club or district has planned that relate to the scholar’s studies

Region deadline is March 16, 2012. For more information, contact Dana Gross, grossd, Professor of Psychology, or Chris Weber (chrisw@community-resourcebank.com).

• U.S. Student Fulbright Program http://www.stolaf.edu/services/cel/students/fulbright-overview.html#purpose
The Fulbright program, sponsored by the United States Department of State, aims to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." Program participants are chosen based on academic merit and leadership potential, and are given opportunities to study, research, and teach English all over the world.
The next St. Olaf deadline will be in mid-September, 2012. For more information, contact Dana Gross, grossd, Professor of Psychology.

• Fulbright Canada STEM Program http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-students/STEM_program.html
The Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Award is a new initiative of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and six of Canada’s leading research universities. The STEM award, which is a three year award valued at some $120,000 (tuition, fees, and an annual stipend of $20,000), is the counterpart to Fulbright’s International Science and Technology award for foreign students coming to the United States.
The next deadline is mid-November, 2012. For more information, contact Dana Gross, grossd, Professor of Psychology.

• The St. Olaf Directory of National and International Postgraduate Scholarships and Fellowships

For more information about any of the programs listed, contact Dana Gross, grossd, Professor of Psychology.