Los Angeles Vally College

 
 
 
 

Now accepting applications for:

 

LAVC JPL Undergraduate Scholar Deadline May 9, 2014

 

 2014 Geothermal Student Competition

 

STEM Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

 

NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Fall 2014 program

 

Past Internship Opportunities:

2014 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Faculty Research Program Deadline: April 1, 2014

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Deadline: January 6, 2014

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory (SULI) Internships - Deadline: 5:00pm EST January 10, 2014.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program - Deadline: January 15, 2014.

2014 TRANSFER TO EXCELLENCE (TTE) SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM - Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014

DOE SCHOLARS PROGRAM - Deadline: January 12, 2014

NEBRASKA'S SUMMER PROGRAM - Deadline: Monday, February 17

 



 

 

 


SEARCH FOR LAVC JPL Undergraduate Scholar

 

Download JPL Undergraduate Scholarship Student Information Sheet

 

The JPL Undergraduate Scholars Program (JPLUS) recognizes achievement and high potential in students attending community colleges closest to JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) and Pasadena. Students must be studying engineering, physical science, computer science or mathematics to be eligible for JPLUS. In addition to a recognition award, students will be provided with activities (seminars, workshops and conferences) designed to become aware of and prepare for undergraduate research fellowship opportunities.

 

Eligibility:

  • Must be a STEM Major
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a scale of 4.0) or higher

 

Requirements:

  • Submit JPLUS Student Information Sheet
  • Personal Statement on how preparing for a research internship through JPLUS will align with future plans
  • Resume
  • STEM Faculty Recommendation

 

  • If chosen, participating students are required to complete the following:
    • JPLUS Orientation at JPL – Friday, June 20th (8am to 12 noon)
    • JPLUS Workshops at JPL – Fridays, 2pm-4pm (7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24). Workshops will cover topics such as resume building, the preparation of scientific project plans/proposals, searching for research opportunities, interviewing, and more.
    • JPLUS Student Presentation Day and Recognition Event at JPL– Friday, November 7th, 1pm-5pm

 

  • Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in the following optional activities:
    • “Wednesday Seminars” at Cal Tech (June-August, 12-1pm)
    • Whitney Professional Development Seminars at Cal Tech (Tuesdays, June-August, 6:30-7:30pm)
    • JPL Open House Weekend – October 11th and 12th (students are encouraged to invite family members, friends, and classmates)

Successful candidate will be informed of selection by May 16, 2014. 

For any questions, please email Dr. Luz Shin (shinlv@lavc.edu) or call 818-947-2393.

 

 


2014 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Faculty Research Program

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

For more information, visit http://jsfrp.jpl.nasa.gov/

Applications are currently being accepted for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2014 Summer Faculty Research Program. This program provides opportunities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, faculty to engage in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and a JPL researcher. Non-STEM faculty will be considered based on available opportunities.

To be eligible to participate in the program, a potential fellow must hold a full-time appointment at an accredited university or college in the U.S. Special requirements for foreign national faculty members may apply. Fellows are required to submit a research report and present their work at the end of the session.

The program awards $13,500 fellowships for the 10-week session Please note that stipend payments or salaries from other federal funding sources, including research grants and contracts, may not be accepted during the 10-week tenure of a JPL faculty research appointment. 

 


2014 Geothermal Student Competition

 

US Department Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2014 Geothermal Student Competition. The Geothermal Student Competition seeks students interested in building and showcasing scientific research, communication and leadership skills to promote geothermal energy as a player in the nation’s renewable energy future. This year’s event focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development: public communications.  Energy production can be a complex topic to explain to a broad public audience, and describing energy that comes from a subsurface environment—difficult to visualize for many—amplifies the challenge of explaining geothermal energy, how it works, and how it can benefit consumers. 

 

 The Challenge:

This year’s Competition focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development: public communications. Students are asked to develop a cutting-edge geothermal communications tool that integrates accurate, technical information with a graphical visualization infographic. Students will also create an outreach plan to disseminate the infographic to local middle and high schools.

 

 Who Should Apply?

Teams may consist of undergraduates and/or graduate students. High school seniors are encouraged to apply.

 

Where do I Apply?

The Competition application, guidelines, and further details can all be found on the Competition website:  http://orise.orau.gov/geothermal

 

Semi-Finalist Awards

The five most compelling and competitive applications will receive a total award of $2,500, where $2000 is expected to be used as project development funds (stipend) and $500 is to develop an outreach presentation for middle and high school students.

 

Key Dates:

•   Feb. 21: Application page opens

•   April 5: Round 1 deliverables due: Project plan, Communications and Education Strategy, and Infographic mock-up due.

For more information please contact Dr. Desmond Stubbs, Program Manager by Email: Desmond.Stubbs@orau.org 

 

 


 

 

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships

 

Application deadline: January 6, 2014

 

Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

 

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more… 

 

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences,environmental science, emergency and incident management,social sciences, and more.  

  

U.S. citizenship required

 

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

 

Please share this information with students and colleagues at your academic institution/organization.

A flier is located at:  http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/HS-STEMflier2014.pdf 


 

Fall 2014 SULI application is now open

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/

 

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists WDTS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Fall Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program,with all required application materials, including recommendations, due by 5:00 PM ET on May 30, 2014. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, where selected students participate as interns appointed at participating host labs. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Further information, including program eligibility, requirements, host lab participation, and access to the online application system are found at:

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/

 

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

with inquiries or questions made using:

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/contact/

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. 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.

 


 

 

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2014!

 

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program, sponsored by the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), U.S. Department of Energy, is now accepting applications for a10-week summer internship.  MLEF’s mission is to improve opportunities for women and minority students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The program allows students to apply their academic achievements to actual research while gaining hands-on experience.

Selected MLEF Fellows will receive a bi-weekly stipend, approved travel costs to/from their host site and will attend a Technical Forum to present their project at the end of the internship.

Eligibility

To qualify for the program, students must:

  •          Be at least 18 years of age
  •          Be a U.S. Citizen
  •          Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  •          Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher)

For more information or to complete an application, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef

 

Application period closes January 15, 2014.

  


 

 

 

2014 TRANSFER TO EXCELLENCE (TTE) SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM

-  Download the 2014 E3S TTE Research Program Information Flyer

2014 Program Dates

June 7 - August 9

Exciting Research Areas

The TTE Summer Research Program, organized by the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, in partnership with the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems and theSynthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, provides research experience for undergraduates (REU) who are enrolled in community colleges. Opportunities currently available are in the following technical areas:

  • Energy Efficient Electronic Sciences; click here to learn more.
  • Nanotechnology and Nanoscience; click here to learn more.
  • Bioengineering and Synthetic Biology; click here to learn more.

-  Learn about research by past TTE interns.

Program Benefits

  • 9-week research experience
  • Hands-on research guided by faculty sponsors and graduate student mentors
  • Seminars on preparing for a career in science and engineering
  • Advising and support for transfer to a 4-year institution
  • Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips
  • $3,200 stipend plus room and board
  • Travel allowance (up to $250)

Eligibility

  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to apply. International students are NOT eligible for this program.
  • 3.25 grade point average or higher for science, engineering, and math courses
  • Enrolled in a California community college at the time of application.
  • Completed two calculus courses. (You may be enrolled in your 2nd calculus course at the time of application.)
  • Completed three science or engineering courses, one of which has a laboratory component. (You may be enrolled in your 3rd science or engineering course at the time of application.)
  • Plan to return to a community college in California in Fall 2014.
  • Plan to apply for transfer admission to a baccalaureate program in science or engineering in Fall 2014.
  • No prior research experience required.

Community college students who are the first in their family to go to college, come from low-income backgrounds, are from underserved communities, and/or are women, and/or veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Two recommendations: at least one from current faculty in science or engineering
  • Unofficial or official academic transcript from all attended colleges / universities
  • Sample work

To apply to the TTE REU program, Follow these Steps:

Step 1:

Download and READ the TTE Research Program Information & Application Packet before filling out the application on-line.

Step 2:

Download or print the Letter of Recommendation Form . Provide your recommenders the form and inform your recommenders their letters must be RECEIVED by our office no later than January 31, 2014. They may send their recommendations via email, fax or regular mail.

Step 3:

Send sample work and an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) via email, fax or regular mail. Please note you must send a transcript for every undergraduate institution you have attended. Admitted applicants will be asked to submit an official transcript at the time of acceptance.

Step 4:

Complete the on-line application. Click here to apply on-line.
Applications by mail or fax will NOT be accepted.

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014

  • All applications and supporting documents (letters of recommendations, transcripts and sample work) must be received by no later than Friday, January 31, 2014.
  • Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Notification of decisions is expected to be sent in mid to late March.
  • An application will be reviewed once all required documentation are received.

Questions and Supporting Documents can be Addressed to:

 

Transfer-to-Excellence Program
ATTN: Lea Marlor, Program Manager
University of California
562 Sutardja Dai Hall 
Berkeley, CA 94720-1764
Fax: (510) 666-2022
Email: 

 


 

 

DOE SCHOLARS PROGRAM – Explore the Possibilities!

The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.

Visit: http:/orise.orau.gov/doescholars/ for more information or to apply.

Deadline is January 12, 2014!

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
  • Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
  • Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status)
  • Travel arrangements to and from appointment site

Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university.
The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.

Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program?

E-mail: doescholars@orise.orau.gov

Or visit: http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

 


 

 

NEBRASKA'S SUMMER PROGRAM

 

Nebraska’s summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to a new interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program doing research in and around the social sciences. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more.

 

Summer 2014 programs include: 

During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.

 

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Monday, February 17. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Please feel free to forward this to your students or to download our flyer to post. If you or your students have questions, please feel free to contact me directly. 

 


 

 

STEM Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Research Opportunities at National Laboratories for Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureates, Graduate Students, and Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math areas.

Please contact Amanda VanOver at Amanda.VanOver@orau.org for additional questions on the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) or Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS)

 

  • Want to complete a hands-on research project?
  • Want to gain a competitive advantage?
  • Want to be mentored by top nationally acclaimed scientists?
  • Want to use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities
  • Want to interact with a national community of peers?

General Information

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a long history and interest in providing hands-on research experiences to students at all academic levels.  Over the years, these research experience programs have enhanced students' academic curricula and at the same time have helped the Laboratory (1) develop its own workforce and (2) contribute to the national vision for excellence in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. ORNL is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department (DOE) by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of sciences, engineering, mathematics, and technology. ORNL scientists are also fully supportive of their responsibility to help mentor the next generation of scientists.

 

Eligibility

You must meet the qualifications of all programs if you would like to complete an application. You can find the eligibility requirements on the program postings.

 

Selection

Applicants are selected based on academic achievements, scientific interests, and career goals.

 

Stipend

Participants will receive a stipend based on academic level.  Plus some programs provide a housing allowance, and one round trip to and from the lab from your university or home. Certain eligibility requirements will need to be met in order to be eligible for the housing and travel.  See information provided on web site.

 

Application

Please visit http://www.orau.org/ornl and click on your academic level to learn more about educational programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Complete your profile in the Talent and Opportunity System (TOppS) system and then apply to one or all of the program postings. Applications must be submitted via the TOppS system. See the programs web sites for suggested deadline dates.

 


 

 

NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)

IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2014

What is NCAS?

NCAS encourages community college students to explore the exciting possibilities of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging them in an online & hands-on NASA based team experience. Through a competitive process, applicants are required to complete web-based modules in addition to meeting basic qualifications. Selected students embark upon a 3-day onsite robotics team design challenge at a NASA Center. With this exciting STEM based experience, they will work in teams to complete the challenge, tour the NASA facilities, & interact directly with NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists! All travel and accommodation expenses are paid at no cost to the student


Who is Eligible?

  • Applicant must be a registered community college student at the time of application submission & during dates of the workshop
  • Applicant must have a minimum of cumulative of 9 hours of STEM courses or a STEM related major.
  • Applicant must be a US Citizen & at least 18 years old
  • Applicant must commit to a 6 month relationship including 20 hours of online course work and the 3 day experience w/ NASA.
  • Applicant must have internet access.
  • Applicant must pay ONLY a $30 registration fee.

When and Where?

Spring 2014 workshops will be held at:

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA - February 26-28, 2014
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL- February 26-28, 2014

How Can Students Apply & What Is the Deadline?

The Application deadline is November 26, 2013
Please visit the website to apply and for more information: http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/


If you would like additional info or brochures, feel free to contact:

NCAS Program Coordinator, Maria Chambers @ 281.244.1496 or maria.a.chambers@nasa.gov

 

 


 

 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program

The Office of Science /Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Spring Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, with all required application materials, including recommendations, due by 5:00 PM ET on October 1, 2013. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, where selected students participate as interns appointed at participating host labs. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

 

Further information, including program eligibility, requirements, host lab participation, and access to the online application system are found at:

 

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/

 

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

 

with inquiries or questions made using:

 

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/contact/

 

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. 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.