Are you a STEMinist?

Do you know what a STEMinist is? It’s a mash-up of STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics–and feminist. So, are you a STEMinist?

You can get more information about women-oriented issues in the STEM fields on Browse through to the blog, to the (very short) list of jobs and internship (yes, only one at the time of this post). The blog might be helpful to orient you to issues women in STEM fields are facing and how they’re addressing them.

You might also be so inspired by the mere thought of STEMinism that you want to find out about neologisms, newly coined words or phrases.

This post is brought to you by your friendly Undergraduate Research Committee and inspired by Women’s History Month.

Looking for food-related interships and jobs?

If you’re interested in making a career in the food-related industry, whether in the kitchen, the front of the house, or maybe not in the house at all but instead writing for a food magazine, doing outreach in the community, or working in the field (literally), where do you go to find internships and jobs? You might find what you’re looking for at Good Food Jobs. You can browse job and internship listings for positions across the country at, and they even have a mobile version for easy smartphone browsing. Want more? Follow @goodfoodjobs on Twitter. Not ready yet for a job or internship? Reading the Good Food Jobs blog might help get you ready for that day in the not-too-distant future when you’re ready to apply. Hands-on experience is hugely valuable when you want to apply for a job post-graduation, as is an awareness of trends in the field (this time I don’t mean a farm). Good luck!

Boston Furniture Archive Internship

Internship (paid), Boston Furniture Archive

The Boston Furniture Archive, a project of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, seeks applications for interns to work under contract to identify, catalog, and photograph furniture made in the Boston area between 1630 and 1930. Up to four interns will work for twelve weeks at a number of sites in and around Boston, Massachusetts. Interns will receive a week of training in examining, handling, and describing furniture; cataloging furniture; and object photography. Interns will then work in small teams, sometimes assisted by volunteers, to catalog and photograph the Boston furniture of a number of public institutions (museums, heritage organizations, and

libraries) in the Boston metro area. The goals of the internship are to locate and describe little-known pieces of Boston furniture for inclusion in the Boston Furniture Archive, and to provide interns with hands-on experience in furniture cataloging in a variety of institutional settings.

 The Boston Furniture Archive, currently in development, will be a free online database that provides catalog information and photographs of furniture that is documented to have been produced in Boston (including Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Dorchester, and Roxbury) or that, based on characteristics of form and construction, is likely to have been made in Boston. The Archive will reflect three centuries of production, from 1630 to 1930. Winterthur is creating the Boston Furniture Archive in support of the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture project (

 *Minimum qualifications:*

Education: Advanced undergraduate, with coursework in furniture (including furniture making and/or conservation), the decorative arts, art history, American history and/or museum studies; graduate students and emerging professionals are also encouraged to apply.

Knowledge/skills: Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Ability to stand for extended periods, climb ladders, and lift up to 30 pounds.

Basic computer and photography skills. Excellent communication skills and legible handwriting. Meticulous attention to detail.

Experience: Object handling and museum cataloging experience preferred.

 *Compensation:* Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 plus $950 for travel over the twelve weeks. Housing is not provided, although the BFA may be able to help find local housing.

 *Schedule:* The internship will be twelve weeks, from June 9, 2014 through August 29, 2014. Interns will be expected to work 35 hours per week; hours will vary and may include some evenings and weekends.

 *Applications:* Applications are due March 10, 2014. Candidates will be contacted for interviews prior to April 1, 2014. To apply, submit resume, contact information for two academic or professional references, and responses to the following questions (maximum 150 words each):

1. How has your background prepared you to be successful as an intern with the Boston Furniture Archive?

2. How will an internship with the Boston Furniture Archive further your academic and professional goals?

3. If offered an internship with the Boston Furniture Archive, when would you be able to commit to participating?

Please address questions and submit application materials to:

Sarah Parks
Project Manager
Boston Furniture Archive
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, Delaware 19735

REU Summer Internship Program at MIT

reuflyer2014Susan Rosevear writes:

The Center for Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Processing Center at MIT jointly sponsor a nine-week summer research internship program for undergraduates. This summer, we will offer intern positions to ten sutdents who will work in faculty-led research groups on the MIT campus. Attached is flyer about the program that I hope you will share with your students.  Because research projects offered in this program are led by faculty from many different departments at MIT,  undergraduates majoring in a broad range of science and engineering disciplines are welcome.Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will enter their junior or senior year of study in the fall of 2014 to be eligible to participate in this program. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is February 12, 2014. If you or your students have any questions about the program or the application, please feel free to contact me.


Contact her at:

Susan Rosevear, Education Officer
Center for Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 13-2082
Cambridge, MA 02139-4301
phone: 617-253-0916
fax:       617-258-6478

Tomorrow! Research Mixer, 12/4, 3:00-5:00


The Student Research Poster Session is nearly here–it starts on Wednesday morning. Can you feel the excitement in the air? That’s excitement for research, for demonstrating how great the student research experience is via your poster, and joining the Undergraduate Research Committee at the Research Mixer! Students! Faculty! Come meet your colleagues, classmates, and City Tech’s fine mentors while learning about the research experience at City Tech.

Snacks and prizes!


An NSF-Funded Initiative to Develop Extraordinary STEM Teachers

NEST: Noyce Explorers, Scholars, Teachers
An NSF-Funded Initiative to Develop Extraordinary STEM Teachers

Interested in becoming a high school or middle school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Teacher in New York?

The NEST initiative will

  • Provide early classroom teaching experiences
  • Mentor you towards and through STEM teacher training
  • Provide exciting Science and Teaching workshops
  • Provide Large Scholarships

How can you get involved? How much will you get paid?

  • Teaching Internships   $750/semester
  • 3‐week Summer STEM workshop   $700
  • Exciting STEM workshops in Spring and Fall
  • Scholarships for Future STEM Teachers   $10,000/year

Attending information sections

  • November 26, 2013, 12PM‐1PM, Namm Hall 0908
  • December 10, 2013, 12PM‐1PM, Namm Hall 0908

    To apply or for more information contact:

    Dr. Fangyang Shen, Computer Systems Technology, N1000, fshen@citytech.cuny.eduDr. Andrew Douglas, Department of Mathematics, N707,

    Dr. Estela Rojas, Department of Mathematics, N727,

    Dr. William Roberts, Career and Tech. Education, M201,

City Tech’s Graduate School Fair

City Tech will have its First Graduate School/Professional School Fair at this year’s Emerging and Honors Scholars poster session.  Eleven plus schools (CCNY, CUNY Grad Center, CUNY Professional Studies, Hofstra University, John Jay, LIU, NYIT, NYU Poly, St. John’s Law School, Touro Graduate School of Business, and others) and two fellowship programs (Math for America and The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship) will be represented. Below is a poster for the Graduate School Fair.  This is an opportunity for you to learn more about:
  • Various schools and programs
  • The benefits of a graduate degree
  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Admissions requirements
The Graduate Schools will have tables in Namm 119 from 11 am – 2 pm on Thursday December 5, 2013.

Research Mixer for students and faculty: 12/4, 3:00-5:00



Join the Undergraduate Research Committee at our semi-annual research mixer! This will be a great opportunity for students and faculty members to meet to discuss their research interests, with the goal of establishing mentor-mentee relationships for next semester.

If you are a faculty member who has mentored student researchers before, or are new to the mentoring process, we hope you can come meet the next group of student researchers!

If you’re a student interested in starting a research project, come learn more about the opportunities available at City Tech.

We hope to see you in N119 on 12/4 at the end of the first day of the Student Research Poster Session.