Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Research Internship Application (optional) - New Scholars Only!

Please click the link below and submit the online form.  If you have any problems, don't give up, contact Dijana or myself and we will help you ;)
If the link above doesn't work, copy and paste the following into your browser:

S-STEM Scholar Student Information Online Form - New Scholars Only!

If you can not see the form below visit this link to complete the form.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2015 Summer Term internship/fellowship programs. These programs, which offer opportunities for direct engagement in scientific research and technology featuring specialized instrumentation; large-scale, multidisciplinary efforts; and/or scientific user facilities, are available for undergraduate students enrolled at community colleges and/or four-year institutions, and for visiting faculty. Selected students or faculty participate at one of 17 DOE Laboratories/Facilities, receive stipends, and may qualify for travel and housing assistance.

Applications for these competitive programs must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 PM ET on January 9, 2015 (including all required application materials and recommendations). The 2015 Summer Term placements are for 10 weeks duration in a May to August timeframe. 


The three programs accepting applications are:


·         The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences, under the guidance of laboratory/facility staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.  More information about SULI and access to the online application is at


·         The Community College Internship (CCI) program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE Labs.  Students work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities related to ongoing R&D programs. More information about CCI and access to the online application is at


·         The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the DOE mission areas.  In this program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Applicants establish their collaborations with laboratory research staff in advance of applying and must submit a co-developed research proposal as part of the application. Students apply separately at the invitation of the faculty member. More information about the VFP and access to the online application is at

The SULI, CCI and VFP programs are sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Term.
Announcements: The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Term. Access to the online application system is available hereExternal link.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Term.

Applications are due October 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET.

SULI Program Overview

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 16 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Khadidja's Summer Blog

Hello everyone,
For those of you who know Khadidja, I thought you might be interested in following her new internship activities since she graduated from our program.  Here is the link:  I also included a link in the blog list to the right.  Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

Friday, June 6, 2014

ADOT Paid Student Internships - Environmental/Biology

ADOT has a couple paid intern positions open to work on environmental and biology-related review of projects and activities.  They are looking to fill the positions quickly, so if you could share this with students who might be interested, that would be great!  Interns can usually work up to 40 hours during the summer and 20 hours during the school year.

One position is with the biology team in the Environmental Planning Group - primarily working in the office on review of transportation projects for compliance with the Endangered Species Act and other related laws.  The second position is to work with the District Environmental Coordinator in the Phoenix Maintenance District, which is the field side of environmental, including biology, dust control, and all kinds of 

Attached is the link to apply for the student intern position. The position will be posted on the state jobs website until filled.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Undergraduate Research Week

Undergraduate Research Week 2014 starts today and runs through the end of the week.  In commemoration of this special time, CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research) is planning a number of activities, including online conversations, a book sale, opportunities for institutional recognition, and student development opportunities. In addition, a website detailing the celebrations taking place at various venues across the U.S. has been developed.

New this year, we encourage you to join us in a hashtag-a-thon throughout the week, by using the Undergraduate Research Week hashtag, #URW2014. Some suggestions for what to post are found below:

  •          The thing I value most about UR is X #URW2014
  •          Thanks to my UR advisor Dr. X for teaching me Y and Z #URW2014
  •          Congratulations to my students X, Y, and Z who presented at ABC conference this year! #URW2014
  •          I presented my research at X conference this year! #URW2014
  •          My research was published in X journal this year! #URW2014
  •          Congratulations to my student, X, who will be attending graduate school at Y institution next year. #URW2014
  •          Thank you to X University/College for giving me an opportunity to do undergraduate research #URW2014

Because many of these might be longer than a standard tweet, we suggest posting to our facebook page. If you're not already a fan, check it out today!

Held just before Undergraduate Research Week, the University of Kentucky hosted NCUR 2014, April 3-5. The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of education.  

Please remind your students about the ongoing opportunity for them to use CUR's Registry of Undergraduate Researchers to assist them in their pursuit of a graduate degree.  The purpose of the Registry of Undergraduate Researchers is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently, the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in nearly all fields.  We strongly encourage students attending NCUR 2014 at University of Kentucky to use the Registry service in association with visiting graduate program recruiters present at the conference. For more information please visit the registry homepage.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CBFO Summer Fellowship - Corrected Date for Application Close - April 23.2014

U.S. Department of Energy
Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program

Now Accepting Applications for current BS, MS or PhD students and recent graduates (within the last 5 years) in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information/Systems Technology, Cyber/Computer Security or related technology/engineering degrees.

Application closes Wednesday, April 23, 2014, midnight EDT – visit to get started NOW! 


Opportunity in Carlsbad, New Mexico for a full-time, 12-16 week commitment (possibility of extension), starting in May 2014 to conduct mission-oriented research in DOE's Carlsbad Field Office. Applicant must be interested in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment focused on energy technology research and development.


  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens - no exceptions.


Strong analytical, research and communication skills are required.  Stipends are dependent on academic level, skills and experience. Additional allowances for round-trip travel to site may be provided. 


For more information, e-mail

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fwd: Research Coach (PC Library)

Spread the word to your students about the PC Library's “Research Coach” service!   Research Coaches are librarians who assist students with common challenges they often face when doing research, such as:

·         Framing a research question

·         Choosing where to look for resources

·         Using resources in the most effective way possible

·         Knowing how to evaluate different sources

·         Citing sources correctly



Students can schedule an appointment online with a Research Coach or stop by the reference desk.  Research shows that students who use academic library resources and interact with librarians are more engaged with college and are less likely to leave before graduating. 

Fwd: NAU Connection Scholarship

Please spread the word about NAU's annual  $1000 general transfer scholarship (application attached and on the Connection website)  to all eligible students who plan to transfer to NAU's extended campus programs in Maricopa County.  Applications are due July 1, 2014

Eligibility: Students who are newly admitted for fall 2014 into an NAU Extended Campuses program and are transferring from a Maricopa Community College are eligible.  Students must have earned at least 30 credit hours from a Maricopa college with a GPA of 2.5 or better. However, NAU encourages students to complete an associate’s degree in order to maximize the amount of transferable credit from the Maricopa system. Students must remain in good academic standing and be enrolled in at least 6 hours at NAU during the semesters the scholarship is awarded to receive the full scholarship amount of $1,000 for the academic year.  It is disbursed in two payments of $500.00, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. 

Maricopa Community Colleges. The college of you.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fall 2014 S-STEM Scholar New Applications & Reapplications are Open - Due April 4th!

The S-STEM Scholarship Program is intended for students who are interested in majoring in Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics.  The program provides scholarship assistance of up to $3,500 per semester and can be renewed for up to 4 semesters.  In addition to financial assistance, the program provides access to mentorship and internship experiences.

For more information about the scholarship, please click on the link below:

Note that the deadline for the reapplication process 
(existing scholarship awardees) is  

April 4th

Link to online reapplication form:

Note that the deadline for the new application process
(students applying for the first time) is

April 4th
Link to online new application form:

If you have any questions, please contact Dijana Music directly.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Undergraduate Summer Research Program


Are your students looking for summer research opportunities? Please post, forward, or tell your students about the 2014 Nebraska Summer Research Program housed on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
All programs for 2014 are listed at and include projects in Applied Mathematics, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences/Water Resources, Minority Health Disparities, Nanohybrid Materials and Algal Biofuels, Redox Biology, and Virology.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review of applications begins Friday, February 1 and all applications are due by Monday, February 17.

Maggie Jobes
Summer Research Program Director
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment 
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln 

Summer 2014 REU opportunity

ANNOUNCING: Summer 2014 REU opportunity focused on Terrestrial-aquatic linkages in urban impacted ecosystems at Kent State University and The Holden Arboretum

Kent State University and The Holden Arboretum invite applicants for a 10-week summer research training program. Students enrolled in this program will conduct mentored research into the importance of terrestrial-aquatic linkages in the ecology of urban-impacted ecosystems. This research will be designed to examine how human activities such as urbanization, industry, farming, mining, and recreational activities affect the way terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems interact. Projects might compare sites with and without urban impact to examine: nutrient cycling in soils and streams, microbial community composition in forest soils and stream sediments, plant-soil interactions, how shredders modify terrestrial leaf litter input to stream ecosystems, the effects of terrestrial pollutants on aquatic microbial community structure and function, how terrestrial and aquatic biogeochemical cycles are affected by human activities such as acid precipitation and land-use change. Along with learning about hypothesis generation, project design, and ethics in research, students will receive additional training archiving data in a geospatial database and will participate in weekly seminars.

Participants will be provided housing, a meal allowance, and a $500/week stipend.

Students must have good standing at a community college, college or university and be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications February 17, 2014.

For more information and application procedures please see the program
website at