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

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’)

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.

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

NOYCE Internships and Scholarships

Calling all STEM Students

Find out about:
NOYCE Internship Opportunities
Summer Explorer Program
NOYCE Scholarships
DATE: Thursday, May 1, 2014
TIME: 12pm – 1pm
ROOM: Namm 908
* STEM departments:

Architectural Technology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Technology, Environment Control Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Physics

For additional information, please contact Professor Fangyang Shen, Computer Systems, at fshen@citytech.cuny.edu

Are you a STEMinist?

Do you know what a STEMinist is? It’s a mash-up of STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics–and feminist. So, are you a STEMinist?

You can get more information about women-oriented issues in the STEM fields on STEMinist.com. Browse through to the blog, to the (very short) list of jobs and internship (yes, only one at the time of this post). The blog might be helpful to orient you to issues women in STEM fields are facing and how they’re addressing them.

You might also be so inspired by the mere thought of STEMinism that you want to find out about neologisms, newly coined words or phrases.

This post is brought to you by your friendly Undergraduate Research Committee and inspired by Women’s History Month.

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.

Undergraduate Research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

CSHL’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides one of the few places where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant scientific community. Each year, approximately 25 students from around the world are accepted to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Bioinformatics and Genomics

The URP program and its NSF REU component are administered by the Watson School of Biological Sciences and is designed to give students an opportunity to conduct first-rate research. Participants learn about scientific reasoning, laboratory methods, theoretical principles, and scientific communication. The specific objectives of the program as it relates to undergraduate students are:

  • Provide college undergraduates an opportunity to conduct original research
  • Enable interactions with scientists from graduate students to Principle Investigators
  • Introduce them to the physical and intellectual tools necessary for biological research
  • Inform them about the major questions now under investigation in the biomedical and life sciences
  • Promote interactions among students of diverse backgrounds

In addition to their research, URP students attend a series of seminars and special events designed specifically for them. At the URP Symposium, held at the end of each summer, students present a summary of their research to the entire CSHL community. Each participant also writes a scientific abstract, and a final report to describe his or her project.

URP students are encouraged to attend advanced postdoctoral courses at CSHL, organized by leading scientists from around the world. In these courses, undergraduate students have an unparalleled opportunity to learn the latest experimental techniques in different fields and to seek advice about their future paths.

Program participants live, work, eat, and play among CSHL scientists. They are invited to all Laboratory social activities, attend a Broadway play, explore many of the tourist attractions in New York City, have pool parties, visit the lovely beaches of Long Island, and generally enjoy a marvelous—and very busy—summer. By the end of the program, they are well-equipped to decide whether scientific research is a career they would like to pursue.

Microsoft Career/Recruiting/Products & Devices

Microsoft Career/Recruiting/Products Devices
Showcase Presentation!
Friday, September, 20, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall (room L.63.00)
(Followed by a networking session with Microsoft staff)
New Building, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
John Jay College for Criminal Justice, CUNY

For current Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students and recent graduates of 2013, all majors welcome!  Microsoft has opportunities available in a wide array of areas beyond Technology including Finance, Accounting, Operations, Sales, Marketing, H/R, Legal and more!

Come, attend, learn about Microsoft products and devices, its culture and opportunities from Vadim Sigalov, Brooklyn College Alumnus and US East Premier Field Engineering, Microsoft | Services along with other Microsoft representatives from a variety of operational areas.  The presentation will also feature a Human Resources representative from Microsoft talking about what the company looks for in new hires and why Microsoft is always listed as a top employer!

Refreshments will be served!

Kick-start your potential at Microsoft, working on everything from industry-leading products to new technologies. This presentation will focus on Premier Field Engineering and Technical Account Manager opportunities as well as the MACH Hire Program.

The Microsoft Academy for College Hires [MACH] Program is designed for University hires like you:  An inspiring and motivating  world class program to help you drive your career and achieve extraordinary things. Professional development, challenging and meaningful work and a global network of over 2,500 MACH employees will enable  you to realize your full potential.

For more information on the MACH program, visit:  http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/gbl/mach.aspx

Microsoft offers jobs locally, nationally and globally! Register to attend online at:  http://tinyurl.com/microsoftcareerpresentation

Space is limited to the first 250 to register! Please note you must be registered to attend!