Summer SAT Class Tutor at Legal Outreach

From Legal Outreach, an opportunity that might appeal to students, especially those in Math Education. Follow the link below for further information including salary.

Summer SAT Class Tutor Job Description:

Legal Outreach is on the lookout for ten talented, knowledgeable SAT tutors who want to be part of a transformative experience that empowers youth from underserved populations. In past years, our Summer SAT course has shown an average score increase of 307 points, with some students scoring over 500 points higher on their final exam. As you know, results like that make all the difference in the world when it comes time to apply to college.

We [Legal Outreach] will be hiring five Math/Science and five English/Reading tutors for an intensive summer session designed to prepare high school juniors for entrance into top 50 colleges and universities. Despite the “tutor” moniker, these instructors will be working with classrooms, not individuals. Each tutor will deliver a five-week curriculum of SAT material to a class of 10-12 students. Tutors will work in Math – Reading/Writing teams to co-teach a classroom. For example, the Reading/Writing tutor may teach in the morning while the Math tutor lesson plans and helps manage the classroom. Tutors will also observe separate workshops taught by test prep professionals to the same students, taking care to complement the lessons when planning their own. They will work from a developed curriculum while expanding exercises for their own students as needed. Orientation and training will be provided prior to start of the course, and tutors will work closely with permanent Legal Outreach staff who oversee the program.

This is the perfect position for college students, alumni, and graduate students who excelled on the SAT or ACT and are interested in gaining valuable teaching and leadership experience while making a measurable difference in students’ lives over the summer.

Click on link for the job details:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4kUSP8db2HfLV94LXVFY2lHVzRtem4zNUhQRGFLUXhLang0/view?usp=sharing

Considering graduate school?

From the Educational Opportunity and Diversity Office:

Hello Students,

I’d like to pass on a great opportunity for those of you interested in getting a PhD and teaching/researching at the collegiate level; The CUNY Pipeline Program.

The Pipeline Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation’s universities who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research.

It consists of a 6-week intensive summer institute in which fellows take a research seminar in either the social sciences or the humanities designed to introduce them to graduate-level work and research skills. They also take courses on critical thinking and writing, Grad School 101, and intensive GRE preparation. The following fall and spring semesters include monthly meetings with graduate student mentors and a spring semester research conference where fellows present a research project. Perhaps the most important aspect of the Pipeline Program is the attention to each student’s unique mix of experiences and identity, disciplinary interests, and academic goals.

I encourage you to visit the Pipeline website (www.diversiphd.com) to find out more info or to contact the Pipeline Program.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity on Early Modern Drama and the Digital Humanities

The Folger Institute has a unique opportunity in early modern drama and the digital humanities for undergraduates to explore plays NOT written by Shakespeare.

Opening the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama: Skills, Tools, and Texts

Undergraduate workshop, June 26 – 30, 2017

We invite applications from rising juniors and seniors for an undergraduate workshop hosted by the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama. Students will have the chance to acquire digital humanities experience, research perspectives, and editorial skills while engaging with the drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. Participants will craft their own projects in small teams under the guidance and mentorship of visiting faculty. They will explore early modern play texts from a variety of angles, which may include, but are not limited to:

Performance: Staging early modern drama

Book history: Playing companies, playwrights, and publishers

Corpus analysis: Genres, topics, and computational approaches

Linguistics: stylometrics and word histories

Editing early modern plays: preparing a scholarly edition

Experience with digital humanities tools and techniques is not required, and all majors are encouraged to apply. This workshop is open to American undergraduates, preferably rising juniors and seniors. A stipend and housing is provided.

Application deadline: 1 March 2017

Further information here:

http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Opening_the_Digital_Anthology

CFP, win17 CUR Quarterly: Innovative Learning Spaces That Promote Undergraduate Research

CFP, win17 CUR Quarterly: Innovative Learning Spaces That Promote Undergraduate Research

deadline for submissions:
January 6, 2017
full name / name of organization:
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
contact email:

New approaches and designs for learning spaces on college campuses that are intended to encourage group work and active learning also provide great environments for undergraduate research. These innovative spaces can be found in libraries, residence halls, and student unions in addition to renovated classrooms and academic buildings.

Four to five articles of 2000 to 3500 words each are sought that share how campuses have deployed new learning-space designs to promote and support undergraduate research. The editors are interested in learning about how the learning-space designs were created and implemented, and how they affect student learning and outcomes. In addition, shorter vignettes (300 words) are invited that offer succinct descriptions of approaches that have worked for specific learning spaces or programs.

Some examples of topics of interest are the following:

–          How was the new learning space design achieved? What was the motivation and purpose for the design? How has it benefited undergraduate research in specific disciplines and/or across disciplines?
–          How do faculty members utilize new learning spaces to support undergraduate research? What are the benefits and challenges for faculty members and students?
–          What approaches are faculty and staff members using to assess the impact of new learning environments on student achievement and outcomes?
–          What have been the impacts of a new learning space on participation in undergraduate research across campus and/or in specific disciplines? What new partnerships have been formed, and how have they benefited student inquiry?
–          Has the availability of innovative learning spaces helped to increase participation in undergraduate research by traditionally underserved students and/or by students in majors with little prior participation?

Submission Details. Submit a 300- to 500-word prospectus, describing the focus of the proposed article or vignette. Please indicate in the prospectus whether the proposed piece is an article or a vignette. Invited authors will be notified by January 20, 2017. Final manuscripts will be due by March 13, 2017. All articles undergo peer review.

The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The City University of New York’s 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (C-SURP) invites applications from talented undergraduates interested in research careers in the sciences. Specific fields of research include:

Environmental Science
Nanoscience
Neuroscience
Photonics
Structural Biology

Apply to C-SURP by January 31, 2016

WHAT IS C-CURP?

C-SURP is a ten-week program that offers hands-on research experience and is open to students interested in five key research areas: environmental science, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology.

WHO CAN APPLY?

All CUNY undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year may apply. CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply. CSURP is also open to students enrolled at universities in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

PLEASE NOTE: The program runs from June 6 – August 11, 2016, offers students limited housing, and includes a $4,000 stipend and three monthly Metro Cards. Successful applicants will be matched with a faculty mentor at one of CUNY’s eleven senior colleges.

Fall Research Mixer!

Calling all researchers and future researchers! The Undergraduate Research Committee hosts a research mixer each semester to help students and faculty meet to hear about the exciting research conducted within the City Tech community and to plan for future partnerships. Plus, there will be snacks and raffle prizes!

This semester, the mixer is on Wednesday, 12/2, from 3:00-5:00pm in Namm 119. Here is the schedule:

Image: Research Mixer Dec 2 2015

Murmur Digital Storytelling Internship – Fall 2015

Murmur [http://murmurco.com] is a digital storytelling agency in NYC.

Murmur is currently working on a new way to tell journalism stories for mobile. They are seeking an intern from either the documentary or journalism fields, who is willing to conduct research on contemporary and historical events, and help write short entries about those events. This project is particularly interested in engaging readers in multiple POVs about these events.

For example, if you were in the shoes of Harry Truman, would you have dropped the bomb on Japan? There are two major perspectives on this issue, each backed up by evidence. This project will be examining both historical and contemporary news items in this way.

This is an unpaid internship with flexible hours for Fall 2015.

If interested, please contact Mike Knowlton at mike@murmurco.com