Nevada Space Grant Consortium Internship for Full-Time Students
Paid Internship for Students Engaged in STEM Career
Deadline: December 16, 2013
Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium will partner with NSHE faculty and Nevada industrial and business organizations to host the 2014 spring internships for qualified students enrolled full-time in the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Internship opportunities are being extended to students who are currently engaged in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math at a NSHE institution. Internships for Education majors who plan to teach middle school/high school science are also being considered.
In addition, we will consider innovative applications from students whose focus is in the HUMANITIES and who plan to seek career paths to INNOVATE THE COMMUNICATION OF STEM to the general public. These candidates must have a strong background in and possess a strong grasp of the STEM fields and how they relate to NASA’s goals.
Please review the solicitation carefully for guidelines and the application process.
View NV Space Grant Consortium Internship Solicitation
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity and would like to discuss the internship process, please contact:
NASA / Space Grant Consortium Research Administrator
Dr. Christian H. Fritsen, Director
For programmatic questions, please contact our Associate Director, Dr. Stephen Lepp.
Dr. Stephen Lepp, Associate Director
Our website is: http://www.nvspacegrant.org.
November 18, 2013
Below is an article written about WNC Summer NSF-EPSCoR UROP 2013 recipient Elana Ketchian. Elana will also present at the Bright Stars workshops at WNC November 15-16, sharing her personal and professional undergraduate research experiences.
Thank you to Mike Sady and Laurel Saito for their time, expertise and mentorship!
November 6, 2013
We will be having the 10th annual Student World Water Forum (SWWF) at the University of Nevada Reno on November 21-22, 2013 in the Great Room of the Joe Crowley Student Union. The SWWF is a student-organized event that will feature oral presentations from UNR students on water-related issues. In addition to the student presentations, the Forum will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Emma Norman of Michigan Technological University entitled “Governing Water Across Borders: How Problems Can Lead To Innovative Solutions” on Friday, November 22 at 4 pm in the Redfield Auditorium of the Davidson Math and Science Center at UNR.
We have two requests of you: 1) please send the conference website (http://www.cabnr.unr.edu/swwf ) to any interested parties who might be interested in participating in this event; and 2) please consider participating in the event as an evaluator of student presentations. A key part of the learning experience for the students will be the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their presentation skills from faculty and water professionals. We are looking for evaluators who will review and provide basic critiques of student presentations at one of the conference sessions (i.e., you will not be asked to review the technical content, and you do not have to attend the entire event – sessions are typically about 1 to 1.5 hours long).
If you are interested in being an evaluator, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your availability to evaluate one session on November 21 or 22. We expect sessions to run throughout the day on Thursday November 21 and through 3 p.m. on Friday November 22. We hope to let evaluators know when they have been scheduled by the end of October. For more information or questions, please contact me or visit the conference website at http://www.cabnr.unr.edu/swwf.
Laurel Saito and Kate Berry
Laurel Saito, Ph.D., P.E.
Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences
University of Nevada Reno, MS 186
Reno, NV 89557
October 23, 2013
The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten‐week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research: research that transforms scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or population studies into clinical or population‐based applications to improve health.*
In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.
January 24, 2014: Receipt of completed application and all accompanying material
March 7, 2014: Notification of 2014 SCTRP participants
Click here for the informational flyer.
October 23, 2013
Posters on the Hill 2014
Application Deadline: Monday, November 4, 2013
In the spring of 2014, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 18th Annual Posters on the Hill. There will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to member of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.
Watch a short video to learn more about Posters on the Hill and the application process!
Questions? For questions about the submission process, please contact Mary Pat Twomey, Manager for Student Programs, at email@example.com. For questions regarding the event, please contact MeLisa Zackery, Director of Conferences and Meeting Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Council on Undergraduate Research
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Washington, DC 20005
October 18, 2013
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Dear CEDD Members,
Welcome to the latest edition of the CEDD Weekly Newsletter, where we’re trying out a new style. Please send comments or any items for inclusion to email@example.com.
-CEDD Program Team
October 11, 2013
An Evening and Morning with Bright Stars: Nevada Students Exploring Nature and Our Universe
Nevada System of Higher Education
Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR Office
When: Friday, November 15th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM or Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (choose the day that suits your schedule).
Where: Western Nevada College – Jack C. Davis Observatory, 2699 Van Patten Drive, Carson City, Nevada 89703.
Who: Current Nevada high school and college students and teachers.
Learn about current and future paid research and program opportunities for Nevada students and teachers funded by Nevada’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
Meet and hear from Nevada students sharing their funded research projects and experiences, including presentations from:
- Elana Ketchian, WNC sophomore, a recipient of the Summer 2013 NSF-EPSCoR UROP award, “Evaluating Utility of pressure Transducers at Wildlife Water Developments” (Mentor: Dr Laurel Saito, UNR)
- Janelle Ordonez, UNR junior, Nevada NASA Spacegrant Scholar ’13-’14, “Jack C. Davis Observatory research on muon detection” (Mentor:s Robert D. Collier, Director of the Jack C. Davis Observatory at WNC & Professor Tom Herring, Physics at WNC.)
- Persiana Saffari, Sage Ridge School, Reno 11th grade, Summer 2013 researcher at UNR faculty sponsored by UNR Professor Qizhen Li, “The construction of glucose coated silver nanoparticles as a potential diagnostic treatment for terminating the growth and reproduction of cancer cells”.
- Melissa Mahlberg, GBC senior, a recipient of the Summer 2013 NSF-EPSCoR UROP award. ”Long term vegetation trends of grazed and ungrazed rangelands in Nevada” (Mentor: Professor Tracy Shane)
This is a free event, register at:
NV EPSCoR: Bright Stars!
October 9, 2013