Monthly Archives:: December 2012

Midterm Madness

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Monday Mixer

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Dia De Los Muertos

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American Mensa Scholarship

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The Foundation’s college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.

The scholarship application process
opens Sept. 15 and closes Jan. 15.

Determine eligibility and begin the U.S. process here.

The U.S. scholarship program is very large in the geographic area it covers (usually about 75 percent of the country), the number of applications (4,000 to 6,000 in recent years), and the amount of money available for awards (an average of $85,000 a year). The Foundation’s U.S. scholarship program is operated by approximately 400 volunteers around the country with support from the Foundation’s office staff.

U.S. applicants need not be Mensa members. However, Mensa members may apply for both these scholarship programs and the additional Mensa Member Award Program.

The Foundation’s international scholarship program is open to foreign Mensans or their dependents attending college in the United States.

MESA Holiday Potluck

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        Join us for the

         12-12-12 at 12:12pm

          Holiday Potluck

                        &       

           GIFT DRIVE!

 @V 105 (MESA Center)

 (food from 11-1pm)

Sign up @ MESA desk!

 

Bring an unwrapped EDUCATIONAL gift (science kit, books, CD-rom, skill building game) for children k-12 valued at $20+ You get 10 LAB hours and the satisfaction of sharing holiday cheers with kids!!

       Deliver to MESA anytime thru 12/16/12

SUPERB-Information Technology for Sustainability

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SUPERB-Information Technology for Sustainability is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program.

National Science Foundation

Principal Investigator: Professor David Culler, Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Goals

The goal of the Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley – Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS) in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Department is to prepare and motivate a group of diverse, competitive candidates for graduate study. The research focus of the REU site will be computer science in the context of information technology for sustainability.

SUPERB-ITS participants spend nine weeks at UC Berkeley during the summer (June 10 – August 9, 2013) working on exciting ongoing research projects in information technology with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students. Students who participate in this research apprenticeship explore options for graduate study, gain exposure to a large research-oriented department, and are motivated to pursue graduate study.

SUPERB-ITS participants receive a $4,500 stipend, room and board on campus in the International House, and up to $600 for travel expenses

How To Apply

SUPERB-ITS applications must include all of the following:

Please mail all non-electronic application materials (recommendations and transcript) to the SUPERB-ITS Program Coordinator.

Eligibility

The program is open to U.S Citizens or permanent residents who are rising juniors or seniors and have completed some upper division course work in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS). A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required with upward trends in grades being preferable. The program is open to students with or without prior research experience.

SUPERB-ITS, Tiffany Reardon
EECS Department
231 Cory Hall #1770
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Fax: 510-642-7644

Applicants will be notified of their status by Mid March 2013.

University of Southern California’s Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI)

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The University of Southern California’s Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), funded by the NSF, offers an all-expense paid four-week intensive introductory course, Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM).      

             

Where:  University of Southern California    

When:  July 8 – August 2, 2013    

Who:  Undergraduates from 2 or 4-year colleges    

Cost:  FREE, including travel, plus modest stipend    

How to apply:  Application available on line http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/education/undergrads.html <http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/education/undergrads.html>     

Note:  First generation college, women, and under-represented students encouraged to apply    

             

The course includes lectures, labs and fieldwork at USC, the Eastern Sierra Mountains, and on Santa Catalina Island.    

             

Application Opens:  December 1, 2012    

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2013    

Course:  July 8 – August 2, 2013    

             

Our ideal student:    

·      Early college career    

·      Scientifically curious    

·      Interested in a science career and willing to explore scientific research    

·      Able to commit to 4 weeks    

·      Open and receptive to new experiences    

             


For a detailed program description: http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/education/undergrads/undergradscourse.html
<http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/education/undergrads/undergradscourse.html>     

Department of Astronomy of Cornell University

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The Department of Astronomy of Cornell University is pleased to announce its 2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Undergraduate students interested in astronomy, computer science and engineering who have completed one year of undergraduate academic training by June 2013 and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are welcome to apply.

Website: http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity  <http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity>

Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S)

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The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) is accepting applications for summer internship positions at UC Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford.
2013 E3S Summer Research Internship
Date: June 9-August 10, 2013
Locations: UC Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013


What is the E3S Summer Research Program? A 9-week program that introduces energy efficient electronics science to undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in science and engineering. Summer interns have the opportunity to join E3S researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment to make fundamental breakthroughs in the underlying physics, chemistry, and material science of electronics systems. Learn more at: www.e3s-center.org/research/ <http://www.e3s-center.org/research/>
Internship Overview

  • Real-world experience: Work on challenging projects developing materials and devices for ultra-low energy electronics
  • Summer salary: $4,000 stipend
  • Live and work in Boston or the San Francisco Bay Area: Travel to/from institution, summer housing, and meals provided
  • Mentorship: Work one-on-one with research mentor and program staff
  • Professional development: Graduate school preparation seminars, GRE prep course, guest speakers, and lab tours

Eligibility
·        US citizen or permanent resident
·        Rising sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors
·        Engineering and physical science majors
·        Minimum GPA: 3.25
E3S Commitment to Diversity: E3S is committed to broadening participation in science and engineering. We strongly encourage students from historically under-represented groups in science and engineering to apply to our internship program. Our program is designed to promote future student success by providing support through mentoring, leadership training and various networking activities.
Questions or addition information: Contact Sharnnia Artis at e3sprograms@e3s-center.org or 510-664-4467

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