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Through gifts from President Diana Natalicio and the Rockefeller Foundation, an endowment has been created at UTEP to support environmental education through funded internships for UTEP students. The goal of the internship program is to provide UTEP students a professional experience in research, education, and/or outreach focused on environmental science and/or “real life” environmental issues, especially in the border region. The long-term intended outcome is that the number of UTEP students choosing to undertake graduate studies or a career in environmental science or related fields will increase, and/or that students will be better prepared to enter graduate school or professional careers in environmental science and related fields (i.e. engineering, social sciences, health sciences, policy, and communications).

For more detailed information, please see the file attachment below.

The application for the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART) is now open.

The SMART Scholarship for Service Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.

SMART Scholars receive:
• Full tuition and educational fees
• Generous cash stipend ranging from $25,000 - $38,000 per year
• Paid summer internships, health insurance, and book allowance
• Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation

Students pursuing degrees in the following fields are encouraged to apply:
• Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
• Biosciences
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
• Computer and Computational Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Geosciences
• Industrial and Systems Engineering
• Information Sciences
• Materials Science and Engineering
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
• Nuclear Engineering
• Oceanography
• Operations Research
• Physics

Basic eligibility requirements are as follows:
• U.S. citizen at time of application,
• 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015,
• able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
• willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
• a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed above

The application is currently available and the deadline to apply is December 15th.

For more information and to apply please visit http://smart.asee.org.
American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N St. NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Email: smart@asee.org
Website: https://smart.asee.org

UNAVCO has a challenging and career-launching opportunity for the right individual with skills in information systems, computer science or a physical science. We need an energetic, fast-learning and flexible Content Specialist to help connect geoscience research tools at UNAVCO with researchers using a VIVO implementation. VIVO is an open source semantic web application populated with researcher information, such as publications, collaborators, and institutional connections. The position as a content specialist – data technician II is part-time.

Visit www.unavco.org for more information about geodesy and our work.

If you are interested in joining our team apply online at www.unavco.org/careers.

Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume with your application. Screening for qualified candidates begins immediately. This position will remain posted until filled.

Undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs* are invited to submit abstracts for the 2015 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM:

***Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
***Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);
***Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Scholars;
***EntryPoint;
***Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP);
***Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
***LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
***National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Scholars*;
***Research in Disabilities Education (RDE);
***Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs); and
***Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP).

*The National Society of Black Physicists is also working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.

The 2015 ERN Conference in STEM is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference will be held in Washington, D.C., onFebruary 19-21, 2015.

All student poster and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015, or Saturday, February 21, 2015.

The ERN conference is designed to help students to enhance their science communication skills; better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce; and to find out about summer, graduate school, and employment opportunities. Towards this end, the general format for the 2-1/2 day conference will include:

*** Undergraduate poster and oral presentations;
*** Graduate oral presentations;
*** Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
*** Exhibitors from the academic, government, and business sectors.

Please review the Abstract Submission Guidelines PRIOR TO submitting your abstract. The guidelines are available online at: http://www.emerging-researchers.org/files/2014/08/ERN-Conference-Abstrac....

To submit your abstract, please access the following link: http://www.emerging-researchers.org/student-abstract-submission-process/.

A number of job opportunities have opened up with UNAVCO, a non-profit, university-governed consortium that facilitates geosciences research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO’s core sponsor is the National Science Foundation (NSF) with additional sponsorship from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as other public and private sources.

For more details please visit UNAVCO's Careers webpage.

The TRUST Center is hosting the 2014 Women’s Institute in Summer Enrichment (WISE). WISE targets senior graduate students, post-docs, and faculty at the level of assistant professor and associate professor who are interested in developing careers or coursework in the area of Cybersecurity. WISE is a week-long workshop that provides themed power courses, networking, and mentoring tailored toward women who would like to successfully climb the academic career ladder. The themes for WISE 2014 are cloud computing and big data. Scholarships and travel grants are available.

Date: June 15-20, 2014.
Place: Cornell University

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Eleven projects are available for consideration*, ranging from provenance, to open science software development, to semantics, to online education and video development. A full list of projects is provided below and more information can be found at: DataOne.

DataONE 2014 Summer Internship Projects:

1. Enabling Data Annotation: Integrating User Management into the DataONE Metadata Environment
2. Integrating Ontology Search and Recommendation into the DataONE Metadata Environment
3. Scaffolding Citizen Science Projects to Improve the Quality of Citizen Science Data Through Targeted APIs Supporting Collection and Integration of Citizen Science Data into DataONE Member Nodes
4. Tuning the Citizen Science “Instrument” for Gathering Data While Documenting Data Quality
5. Providing Provenance Trace in OPeNDAP Hyrax Served Science Data in a DataONE Member Node
6. Understanding and Using Provenance from Digital Notebooks
7. Community Sustainable Scientific Metadata Standards Directory
8. SimilarityExplorer: Inspire Climate Science Discovery Through Advanced Big Data Analysis
9. Implementing Add-On Features that add Value to DataONE and Center for Open Science Communities
10. Creating Engaging Video Shorts for Stories About Data Management and Sharing
11. Developing Screencast Tutorials for DataONE Tools and Resources

The application deadline is March 18th 2014 at midnight (Mountain time).

*Open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduates who have received their degree within the past five years, the Summer Internship Program provides a $5,000 stipend for a for a nine week work period starting late May. Applicants must have a valid Visa to work in the US and be resident in the US during the internship period.

Full information and application details can be found at: www.dataone.org/internships.
Additional questions can be addressed to internship@dataone.org

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014

The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network is offering a 10-week science policy- focused internship in Washington, DC for students at an accredited college or university who are from groups underrepresented in STEM and are interested in science policy. To be eligible, applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in a STEM field. This internship opportunity is made possible through a grant to QEM from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs* are invited to submit abstracts for the 2014 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM:

***Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
***Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);
***Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Scholars;
***Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP);
***Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
***LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
***National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Scholars;
***Research in Disabilities Education (RDE);
***Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs);
***Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP); and
***EntryPoint

This conference is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

*Also, the National Society of Black Physicists is working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.

The conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on February 20-22, 2014. All student poster and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2014, or Saturday, February 22, 2014.

The conference is designed to help students to enhance their science communication skills; better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce; and, to find out about summer, graduate school and employment opportunities. Towards this end, the general format for the 2-1/2 day conference will include:

*** Undergraduate poster and oral presentations;
*** Graduate oral presentations, only;
*** Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
*** Exhibitors from the academic, government, and business sectors.

Please review the attached abstract submission guidelines before beginning the abstract submission process.

The abstract submission guidelines are also available online at:
http://www.emerging-researchers.org/2014-conference-materials/

To submit your abstract, please access the following link: http://www.emerging-researchers.org/student-abstract-submission-process/.

A limited number of student conference travel awards will be provided. Travel awards will cover transportation, hotel, and the conference registration fee. (Information regarding ERN travel awards is available on the conference website at http://www.emerging-researchers.org/travel-awards/.)

The conference registration fee is $400 per person. This fee covers the cost of meals provided during the conference.

Key dates related to abstract submission and travel awards
*** The deadline for abstract submissions is October 4, 2013.
*** Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by November 4, 2013.
*** Complete ERN travel award information is available on the conference website at http://www.emerging-researchers.org/travel-awards/.
*** The deadline to submit travel award applications is October 4, 2013.
*** Travel awards will be announced on or before November 4, 2013.

For complete conference information, please visit the ERN Conference in STEM website at http://www.emerging-researchers.org.

For questions regarding the online abstract submission process, please contact Donna Behar at dbehar@aaas.org.

Former NASA astronaut and University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) distinguished alumnus John "Danny" Olivas, Ph.D., has joined UTEP as Director of the Center for the Advancement of Space Safety and Mission Assurance Research (CASSMAR) and will oversee space initiatives on campus.