Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity for CUNY Students! Due 6/10

A fantastic opportunity for CUNY Undergraduates from our friends at The Futures Initiative:

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Opportunity

Please share with CUNY undergraduate students –¬†Apply here by June 10, 2019¬†!¬†

[Editor’s note: This newsletter has been updated with correct links to the application form. Please disregard the earlier version. Thank you.]

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

The Futures Initiative Leadership and Democracy Program provides up to thirty undergraduate students from any CUNY college with opportunities to develop leadership and peer mentoring skills. Students will receive a stipend for their contribution as well as support for transportation and cultural enrichment activities. They will participate in a variety of professional development workshops and opportunities designed to build community leadership skills and support success in school and beyond.

This year, the Futures Initiative is pleased to announce a partnership with the Promise and Perils of Democracy project supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In addition to the focus on leadership and peer mentoring, the 2019-2020 fellowship program cohort will address questions of democracy and informed public engagement.

Students will receive a stipend for their contribution as well as support for transportation and cultural enrichment activities.They will participate in a variety of professional development workshops and opportunities designed to build community leadership skills and support success in school and beyond.

We invite you to apply here by June 10, 2019 for this program.

For more details about the program, including eligibility and participation requirements, please visit our website. For a glimpse into last year’s program, visit http://futuresinitiative.org/mentors. 

Thank you all for your interest in this program!

Best,
Lauren Melendez
Undergraduate Leadership Director and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Kashema Hutchinson
Co-Director of the Undergraduate Leadership Program, The Futures Initiative
Doctoral Fellow, Urban Education
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY advocate greater equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered teaching and learning, and promote reinvestment in higher education as a public good.

Students: Come to today’s Research Mixer!

Would you like to engage in a research project with a City Tech professor as your mentor ?

Are you interested in learning more about funded research opportunities at City Tech ?

Join us on¬†Thursday, February 21, 2019¬†in room N119 (first floor of the NAMM building)¬†from 12:35 – 2:00 PM for the 18th semi-annual Research Mixer event, hosted by City Tech’s Undergraduate Research Committee. We promise that you will not leave the session disappointed. Bring a friend with you and invite your classmates to¬†come and¬†explore the tremendous research resources¬†that City Tech offers.

Faculty: Research Mixer today!

Would you like to engage City Tech students in your research project ?

Are you seeking research mentees ?

Would you like to meet a cohort of our best, our brightest, and our most promising students ?

Are you interested in learning more about funded research opportunities at City Tech ?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then please join us on¬†Thursday, February 21, 2019¬†in room N119 (first floor of the NAMM building)¬†from 12:35 – 2:00 PM for the 18th semi-annual Research Mixer event¬†that is hosted by City Tech’s Undergraduate Research Committee. We promise that you will not leave the session disappointed. Bring a colleague¬†with you and invite your students to¬†come and¬†explore the tremendous research resources¬†that City Tech offers.

Emerging Scholars Program deadline 2/22

The Emerging Scholars Program provides a $500 stipend for full-time students (enrolled for 12 or more credits) and a $250 stipend for part-time students (enrolled in 11 or fewer credits) for conducting research with a faculty member. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to apply what was learned in the class room to discover new knowledge, to solve real-world problems and to develop professionally while working with faculty to advance scholarly endeavors. The program includes specially designed workshops for students offered by the Honors Scholars and other programs and participation in a biannual poster session.

Deadline: Friday, February 22nd, 2019 

The Application

Part I can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EmergingScholars

Part II of the application is attached and includes: (1) PREA (Pre-Research Experience Application), (2) CUNYfirst Expense Reimbursement form, (3) W-9.

(1) PREA ‚Äď Must be completed electronically and signed by both the student and faculty mentor.

(2) CUNYfirst Expense Reimbursement form ‚Äď Students should¬†clearly¬†write their name, CUNYfirst ID, address, telephone number, City Tech email address and¬†sign¬†the form.

(3) W-9 ‚Äď Students should complete parts I and II and¬†sign¬†in part III-¬†DO NOT INCLUDE THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON THE W9 FORM.

(4) An unofficial copy of the student’s transcript, including spring 2019 registration.

Program Requirements:

  • Students must attend the mandatory orientation meeting on¬†Tuesday, February 26,¬†2019,¬†from 1:00-2:00 PM¬†(Location TBD).
  • All¬†students¬†must complete the Responsible Conduct¬†of Research (RCR)¬†online training and submit their Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate by¬†March 21,¬†2019.¬†More information on CITI training can be found at:¬†https://www.citiprogram.org/
  • First-time¬†undergraduate¬†researchers must attend the four Group I workshops. Returning researchers must complete four workshops from Group II. See attached ESP Application Part II for list of¬†spring 2019¬†workshops or visit:¬†http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/research/esp-crsp.aspx.
  • In collaboration with the faculty mentor, students should prepare a final abstract summarizing the project and accomplishments.¬†¬†Mentors should proofread, edit, and the student should upload it by¬†Thursday,¬†April 11,¬†2019¬†at a Dropbox link provided in the attached Part II of the application. Additionally, students should prepare their poster including final results for the May poster session. The poster file must be uploaded to a Dropbox link by¬†Thursday, April 18,¬†2019. Signing the consent form indicates permission to publish abstracts and posters on the college website.
  • Students must also participate in the Honors and Research Scholars poster session on¬†Wednesday and Thursday, May 1st and 2nd,¬†2019.

Please ensure that these materials are submitted by Friday, February 22, 2019 deadline. Please see attached Part II of application for more details and guideline.

For any questions regarding the application and the program please contact: undergraduateresearch@citytech.cuny.edu or visit http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/research/.

Warm-water Aquatic Ecology

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Warm-water Aquatic Ecology
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Summer 2019: May 19 to July 28
 
Overview: We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.  Ten undergraduate students will work closely with a team of Auburn University faculty to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, develop and lead an outreach project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.  Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop an interdisciplinary project involving complementary fields, such as community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, molecular biology, conservation, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, and microbiology.  The program will run from May 19 to July 28, 2019 (10 weeks).
 
Flyer: Please help us advertise the program by posting our flyer at your institution Рhttp://wilsonlab.com/reu/pubs/reu_flyer.pdf  
 
Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior graduating no earlier than September 2019 or a high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the following fall semester after the REU program.  We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply.  The online application is available at http://wilsonlab.com/reu/application.html
 
Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($5,500) plus housing and subsistence, financial assistance for travel to and from Auburn, and support for lab and field supplies.  For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by 1 February 2019.
 
International students: Although not financially supported by our REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in our REU Site research and professional development activities.

Contact information: For more information about the REU Site, visit http://wilsonlab.com/reu/ or contact Dr. Alan Wilson (wilson@auburn.edu).