LSAMP Fall 2017 Application is now Live!

The following message is from Marvin Bennett, City Tech’s AMP Coordinator:

 

Good Afternoon Students and Faculty of New York City College of Technology!

This email is to notify you that the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is now accepting student applications for Fall 2017. Please find the link below:

NYC Alliance Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

 The deadline to apply is August 17, 2017. Please fill out your application as soon as possible!

About the LSAMP program

The LSAMP program was created in November 1992 with the goal of increasing the numbers of under-represented minority students graduating with graduate degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The  ultimate goal of the program is to have these students enter the science workforce and increase its diversity.

Program Benefits

The LSAMP program provides support to you the student and to your mentor while you are in the program. Students are typically accepted to the program for one academic year in the spring or in the fall. This means if a student is admitted in the spring then they continue to work with us to following fall and vice versa. Students who are in the program receive financial support in the form of a stipend and professional support in the form of workshops, international research experience opportunities and trips to state and national research opportunities. Stipends depend on the number of credits that a student has accumulated before they apply to the program and can range from $1000 to $5000 per academic year. Mentors are able to get up to $250 in equipment/reagent purchases reimbursed by the program.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the LSAMP program students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
  2. Must have a GPA that is greater than 2.8.
  3. Must be taking 12 credits or more at the time of application.
  4. Must major in or plan to major in a STEM major. Including: Biomedical Informatics, Chemical Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Physics.
  5. Must be a member of an educational minority group including: African American/Black, Alaskan Native, Native American, Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander.

How to Apply

The LSAMP program accepts applications from new students on a rolling basis in the Spring and the Fall. The deadlines for the application are typically at the end of the semester before: this means that the deadline for Spring will be in December and the deadline for Fall in August.

Before applying to the program prospective students must identify a faculty mentor doing research at New York City College of Technology or at another CUNY campus and have the mentor agree  to supervise the student.

Once the mentor has agreed to work with the student then the team must develop a project and create a project title and an abstract or project overview.

Next the student can then apply online using the attached link. Follow the link to the LSAMP page and click on the ‘Sign Up’ button to create a new account (‘Sign in’ if you already have an account). Next, click on the ‘View Scholarships’ link. Then click on the ‘+Apply’ button and begin the application process.

Sincerely,
Marvin Bennett

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 Marvin Bennett
NYCCT AMP Coordinator
mbennett@citytech.cuny.edu
P616, Thurs. 9am-5pm
V806 Weds. 9am-5pm
Phone: 718-260-5529
Fax: 718-260-5524

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

Please share with CUNY undergraduate students – apply by May 31!

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

Thanks to generous funding from the Teagle Foundation, the Futures Initiative will once again be able to offer CUNY undergraduate students a unique opportunity to become Futures Initiative Leadership Fellows.

This year, up to 25 undergraduates from across the CUNY campuses will begin their fellowship by participating in a day-long workshop: the Undergraduate Leadership Institute (Wednesday, August 9 at the Graduate Center). After completion of the Leadership Institute, students will then have regular opportunities to meet, reflect, gain new skills, and join in intellectual discussions with faculty and graduate students at the Graduate Center, while also helping to provide resources, advice, and support to fellow students throughout the academic year.

For a glimpse into last year’s program, which focused on peer mentoring, visit futuresinitiative.org/mentors, a site created by participating students.

We invite you to encourage your students to apply for this program by completing this online application form by Wednesday, May 31. The application form contains more details for the program and for the application process.

Collaborative learning enables people to learn material even more deeply than more traditional teaching methods. It is also an excellent way to develop transferable skills such as collaboration, identifying needs and resources, learning with and from others, building trust, and striving toward shared goals—all of which will benefit students during their time at CUNY and beyond. Students also gain a variety of skills that will be beneficial for many careers that require collaboration, learning with and from others, building trust, and striving toward shared and common goals.

All CUNY undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Past participants who attended the Peer Mentoring workshop last summer are welcome to apply for a second term.

Learn more and apply here by May 31.

Thank you all for your support of this program!

Best,

Lauren Melendez
Undergraduate Leadership Director and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative

Mike Rifino
Graduate Fellow and Undergraduate Leadership Co-Director
The Futures Initiative

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.

Math and STEM undergraduate summer research projects (MSEIP)

Dear Colleagues,
As a part of the collaborative MSEIP grant with BMCC (funded by the Department of Education) we have funds in the City Tech budget to support undergraduate student research projects to be conducted over the summer. 
We have $42000 in the City Tech budget to recruit 28 students for summer research projects, along with their faculty mentors. 
Each faculty mentor is expected to develop appropriate undergraduate research projects and can advise up to 2 students. The faculty can recruit the students directly but if they need help recruiting students, they can contact me. 
Each student researcher will receive $1000 stipend upon successful completion of the summer research project, which will involve giving a short presentation at a local conference (either at City Tech or BMCC). Each participating faculty mentor will receive $500 in summer salary for each student they supervise. 
Faculty and student applications are due by April 24. Please let your students know about this summer research opportunity, and if you are interested in advising students, please let me know and we’ll go from there. 
Below you will find additional guidelines regarding international students. Please note that interested students must meet the guidelines in either A or B described below.
 
A.  US citizens or Green Card holders (permanent residents) are eligible to receive a student stipend.  
B.  For non-US Citizens, additional information about eligibility can be found at the US Department of Education website:
 
Best Regards,
Boyan Kostadinov
bkostadinov (at) citytech.cuny.edu
MSEIP Student Research Coordinator

Internship with Natural Areas Conservancy

Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC)

Paid Summer Internship Announcement

Job Title: Summer 2017 Ecological Assessment Paid Internships

Job Location: Graduate Positions and Undergraduate Positions available with reporting locations in New York City (Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn)

Duration: 8-12 weeks, 35 hours/week, during June 4 – August 24, 2017

              

Internship:

The Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) will lead an ecological assessment of the natural resources of NYC Parks. Student interns will be trained and will work under the supervision of NAC ecologists. All interns will collect vegetation and site condition data in forests, wetlands, and grasslands. This position is approximately 90% field work (outdoors) and 10% office work.

Main tasks include:

  • Report promptly and directly to field sites and work as part of a team of three interns conducting ecological site assessments as directed
  • Accurately locate assessment plots using Trimble GPS on foot and carrying 30 lbs. packs
  • Accurately collect data such as understory plant species identification, percent cover vegetation, woody species identification, tree diameter, tree height, tree canopy health, coarse woody debris, human use and impacts and additional site attributes according to assessment protocols
  • Document, download, and edit field data daily or as needed on computer data recorders or paper datasheets
  • Assist in data entry as needed

To apply send:

  1. Statement of interest & career goals (SICG). Please indicate the Borough(s) in which you are willing to work.
  2. Resume (R)
  3. Copy of unofficial transcripts (UOT)

To: Helen.forgione@parks.nyc.gov

All applications must be submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on: April 7, 2017

Please send all materials electronically as PDF files with each labeled follows:

  1. 2017_last name_first init._SICG (i.e. ‘2017_Jones_J_SICG.pdf’);
  2. 2017_last name, first init_R (i.e. ‘2017_Jones_J_R.pdf’);
  3. 2017_last name, first init_UOT (i.e. ‘2017_Jones_J_UOT.pdf’)

Internship with The College Board’s Access to Opportunity program

Access to Opportunity Internship

Job ID:  AL20170703-43280 Description:

ABOUT THE COLLEGE BOARD

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.

We are committed to increasing the number of students who earn a college degree and are prepared to succeed in the 21st century. Today’s College Board works with middle schools, high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, policymakers and state education agencies to achieve this mission. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators schools. www.collegeboard.org

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

The College Board’s Internship Program is an exciting chance to develop new skills while contributing to an organization that is committed to the transformation of education in America through college readiness for all students.

The Internship Program presents a unique opportunity to highly talented students who wish to develop strengths in core skills, and to obtain real-world work experience. The College Board is committed to our Internship Program and ensures that each student receives mentoring, experiences a variety of assignments that allow for collaboration with diverse groups across the organization, and focuses on defined deliverables.

  • Internship based out of our New York City headquarters
  • 8 – 12 week program
  • Paid internship (hourly rate)
  • 20 – 40 hour work week, depending on specific position

FEATURED INTERNSHIP AREA

The College Board’s Access to Opportunity program is designed to identify and break down barriers that prevent – particularly low-income, first-generation, rural, African American, Latino, and Native American students – from taking challenging course work and applying to, enrolling in, and succeeding in colleges that are the best academic, social, and financial fit.  Our mission is to help all students make the most of the opportunities they’ve earned.  The Access to Opportunity Department seeks an intern to engage in a variety of projects and campaigns including student and counselor outreach.  The responsibilities would include but not limited to the following:

–        Assist in building the concept and provide market analysis for a campaign designed to target students who are the first in their respective families to attend college, as well as the organizations and constituents that support those students.

–        Support the creation of a toolkit designed to target students and their families in the college planning process.

–        Support the efforts of the SMS texting pilot and virtual advising campaign targeting students.  Assist in the process of content development.

–        Participate in the work associated with our Annual Fall mailing.   Assist content experts to define / refine the mailing components.  Support the development of corresponding counselor treatments as well as post-campaign analysis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • You must be a current Junior or rising Senior enrolled in a full-time Bachelor’s or Graduate degree program
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A
  • Prior internship experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office productivity tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Desire to learn, explore and be challenged outside of comfort zone
  • Interest in working for a mission-oriented, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving education
  • Committed to working the entire agreed upon internship period


APPLY

If you are interested in an Internship at the College Board and you meet our qualifications, please apply by visiting our Careers page at www.collegeboard.org/careers. No phone calls will be accepted. All resumes must have G.P.A and expected graduation dates.

The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required.

Requirements:

Desired Travel None
Areas of Expertise Administrative Support
Highest Level of Education High School Degree
Job Type Internship
Location New York, NY
Years of Relevant Experience 0-1

 

Google Summer of Code

We want to spread the word about a paid internship summer program sponsored by Google, called “Google Summer of Code”. It’s actually *not* an internship at Google, but there are several companies who propose to have student interns for a 3-month programming project in many different disciplines. Students can browse the list, decide which projects they might be interested to join, submit a proposal, and if accepted they are paired with a mentor and program away for 3 months from May 30th to August 21st.

The deadline for student proposals is April 4.

Link:

https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/

Google Summer of Code

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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.