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’)

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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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

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.

CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program – Deadline Jan 31, 2016!

The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP) is a ten-week intensive research program that will run from June 6 – August 11, 2016 and is open to undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year.  CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply.  The program offers hands-on research with faculty mentorship to students interested in Environmental Science, Nanoscience, Neuroscience, Photonics, and Structural Biology. A $4,000 stipend, housing, and metro cards are available to successful applicants.

 

This year’s application process will end at January 31, 2016 at 11:59pm.  Students must complete the online application form, submit a personal statement, letter of recommendation, and transcripts, which can be found here: http://www.cuny.edu/research/sr/csurp/guidelines.html

Verdant Internship

VERDANT
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Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the production of presentations, boards, publications, newsletters, and portfolios;
  • Develop content for website and social media;
  • Assist with market research and business development activities;
  • Coordinate production of qualifications packages, proposals, presentation materials in Adobe InDesign;
  • Coordinate social media content.

Qualifications:

  • Matriculated in a college/university for Marketing, Art History, English, Philosophy, or Critical Theory;
  • Has a passion for branding, business development, and marketing with a genuine interest in press, social media, public image;
  • An interest in art, graphic design, and urbanism an asset;
  • Strong command of English language required;
  • Strong aesthetic sense required;
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Able to commit between 20 to 40 hours per week.

Details: http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/124661804/internship-creative-writing-critical-theory-philosophy-brainstorming-urbanism-landscape

EngenderHealth Communications Intern

TITLE:  Communications Intern
PROGRAM/OFFICE: External Relations, New York, NY
REPORTS TO: Director, External Relations
LENGTH/TIMELINE: Summer 2015; 20 – 35 hours/week

EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.

See details here.

NEST: Noyce Explorers, Scholars, Teachers

NEST: Noyce Explorers, Scholars, Teachers

A 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 toward and through STEM teacher training
  • Provide exciting Science and Teaching workshops
  • Offer Scholarships

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

  • Teaching Internships $750/semester
  • 3-week Summer STEM workshop $600
  • Exciting STEM workshops in Spring and Fall
  • Scholarships for Future STEM Teachers $10,000/year

Attending information sections

  • February 19, 2015, 12PM-2PM, Namm Hall 0908
  • March 2, 2015, 12PM-2PM, Namm Hall 0908
  • April 16, 2015, 12PM-2PM, Namm Hall 0908
  • May 7, 2105, 12PM-2PM, Namm Hall 0908

To apply or for more information contact Noyce Program Coordinator, Ms. Lusine Gasparyan, cuny889@gmail.com or

Dr. Fangyang Shen
Computer Systems Technology
Office: N1000
Email: fshen@citytech.cuny.edu

Dr. Andrew Douglas
Department of Mathematics
Office: N707
Email: adouglas@citytech.cuny.edu