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

LSAMP opportunities–and welcome, Marvin Bennett!

Let’s welcome City Tech’s new LSAMP Coordinator, Marvin Bennett! Here’s a great research opportunity through LSAMP:

New York City

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Image: NSF logo                                         Image: LSAMP logo

Want to do research but don’t know where to start?

  • Learn more about the New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participants (LSAMP) Program and how it may be beneficial to you
  • Stipends range from $1000-$5000, depending on the number of academic credits completed at the time of applying. See the application for details.

Time commitment:

Summer: 25-30 hours per week for 10 weeks

Semester: 12-15 hours per week for 14 weeks

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Ethnicity: African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander
  • Full time Student (12 credits or more) at City Tech
  • Majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Contact:

Marvin Bennett
Activity Coordinator
Phone: 718-260-5529
E-mail:mbennett@citytech.cuny.edu

NYC-LSAMP Summer 2014–deadline 5/9

The New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NYC-LSAMP) is currently accepting applications for its Summer Research for Undergraduates Program. If you are a faculty member in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline, you are encouraged to participate with a minority student who qualifies and would benefit from the program. Please see attached Summer 2014 announcement and LSAMP Flyer for student eligibility requirements and additional details.  Deadline for applications is May 9, 2014.
For further information, please contact Jodi-Ann Young, NYCCT Campus Activity Coordinator at 718-260-5529 or email jyoung@citytech.cuny.edu

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 ( http://www.fourcenturies.org).

 *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
302-888-4639
sparks@winterthur.org

REU Summer Internship Program at MIT

Image: MIT 2014 Summer Research Internship flyerSusan 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.

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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

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, adouglas@citytech.cuny.edu

    Dr. Estela Rojas, Department of Mathematics, N727, erojas@citytech.cuny.edu

    Dr. William Roberts, Career and Tech. Education, M201, wroberts@citytech.cuny.edu

Undergraduate Research at The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory has established programs for undergraduate education to enhance scientific training in the biological sciences.

Through courses, fellowships, and enrichment activities, MDIBL excels in training undergraduate students considering careers in research or medicine. MDIBL is a highly collaborative, collegial, and informal research environment, where students and scientists design and conduct experiments together and may discuss their results on a bench overlooking Frenchman Bay or over a meal in the dining hall.

Short Courses

MDIBL has a extensive program of year-round, hands-on, research intensive short courses, workshops and symposia for undergraduate students. Most courses are closed-enrollment and only offered to students from the sending institutions. All MDIBL Courses and Conferences are listed on this website.

Summer Research Fellowships:

The Research Experience
Each summer, over 30 undergraduates from Maine and across the United States participate in research fellowships at MDIBL. Undergraduate fellows work in the laboratory of an MDIBL investigator on an independent project designed by the student and their mentor. Laboratory training can include techniques in molecular biology, physiology, and bioinformatics. Projects are wide-ranging and could include the comparative study of a laboratory animal (zebrafish, roundworm, sea urchin, etc.), cultured cells, and biological tissue preparations. While most projects are laboratory-based, some include a field component. In pursuing their independent research project, students attend weekly seminars given by MDIBL scientists and invited speakers from other institutions discussing a variety of topics in the biological and environmental sciences.

Dates
Undergraduate research fellowships are 8 – 10 weeks long, from early June to mid August. In 2014, most students will arrive on Monday, June 2 and will depart on Friday, August 8.

Mentors
Students may select a summer research mentor from among the Lab’sresident or visiting faculty whose research matches their personal scientific interests and career goals. Students applying to the Maine INBRE undergraduate program may select a mentor from MDIBL or one one of several Maine INBRE partner institutions.

MDIBL Campus living
Undergraduate summer research fellowships are 8 – 10 weeks long. Students are typically housed in either Spruce or Birch Hall. Meals are served in the MDIBL Co-op (called Co-op because students are responsible for their own meals on weekends).

Weekends are typically free and students enjoy recreational activities including hiking in Acadia National Park, swimming in Acadia’s pristine ponds, biking, running, sand pit volleyball, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, kayaking, or just relaxing on the Lab dock.

Admissions and Funding
Summer Research Fellowship applications are generally accepted in late fall, with an application deadline in early January. Most fellowships cover all expenses (room, board, travel) and pay a weekly stipend.