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January 2014


Smith College Life Sciences and Technology Fair
Friday, February 7, 2014, 3:30-6:00pm
Campus Center Carroll Room
Career fairs offer the unique opportunity to talk face-to-face with many employers and learn about internship or job opportunities. See our tips for getting ready, and the current list of participating organizations. The fair is open to all majors and class years.

The Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship Program for students in Biomedical Engineering
This program provides funding to increase the number of undergraduates in biomedical engineering who go abroad, to provide the opportunity for students to see BME from an international perspective early in their educations, and to to develop students to become future leaders in BME. Scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year or Fall 2014 term are due March 11, 2014.

18th European Career Fair @ MIT
February 1-3, 2014, Cambridge MA
Attendance is FREE for Candidates - REGISTER NOW!
Want to work or study in Europe? Looking for a full-time job, internship, or a study program? Discover the many opportunities that companies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations from Europe have to offer you. More than 100 participating organizations. By registering for the event, you will become a part of a searchable database where employers can view your resume and schedule interviews even before meeting you in person at the Fair.



IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) in Soft Materials Robotics at Tufts University
Information Session
Wednesday, January 29, 12:15 pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
As a recipient of the NSF’s prestigious IGERT award, Tufts University has accepted the challenge of establishing new models for graduate education and training. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment in which our research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, with a focus on soft material robotics. For students who plan to pursue graduate education at Tufts in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engineering disciplines. PhD program application deadline is January 15, 2014. Applicants should also apply apply for the IGERT fellowship at  
If you have questions, contact Tufts IGERT Coordinator Julia Poirier.

The Ph.D. Innovation Program at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Innovation Program students receive specialized training and funding for enterprise-building in addition to a full Dartmouth engineering Ph.D. education. Admission is limited to five students per year. After two years of support from faculty grants and contracts, Innovation Program students are funded by an Innovation Program Fellowship, which frees them to explore their own interests and pursue research that may lead to subsequent commercialization. They are also eligible to receive up to $10,000 per year in additional research funding.

Carnegie Mellon graduate programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Program focus areas are:
- Advanced Infratructure Systems
- Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science
- Mechanics, Materials and Computing
Financial support in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships is available for both MS and PhD studies.



Texas A&M Summer Undergraduate Research Grant
Apply by February 10, 2014

Learn about graduate school and funding opportunities and gain research experience. $5,000 stipend plus housing (or allowance), and GRE prep workshops. Program dates June 2 - August 8, 2014. Applicants must have an interest in and a desire to actively participate in ongoing research projects, minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA (exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis), be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, majoring in engineering or related science or math curriculum, completed sophomore year (at least 60 hours) by the end of Spring 2014 (exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis), and graduate no sooner than December 2014

Summer research opportunities via Pathways to Science
Over 650 paid opportunities for undergraduates currently listed, shared by the NSF and NASA.

C3 Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Apply by February 17, 2014

Mentored graduate-level research experience, and training towards applying and succeeding in graduate school. The Fellowship is open to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in conducting research in the arts, humanities, humanistic social sciences and math. Students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply.

Kitt Peak National Observatory Summer Research Assistants, Apply by January 31, 2014
This REU program provides an exceptional opportunity for undergraduates considering a career in science to engage in substantive research activities with NOAO scientists working in the forefront of contemporary astrophysics. Each REU student is hired as a full-time research assistant to work on specific aspects of major ongoing research projects at NOAO which include the origin, nature, and evolution of stars, galaxies and stellar systems, observational cosmology, analysis of Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope images,and Kepler Mission light curves. As part of their research activities, REU students gain first-hand experience with KPNO’s state-of-the-art telescopes and develop expertise in astronomical data reduction and analysis.

Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The positions are full-time for 10 to 12 weeks between June and August, with a preferred starting date in early June. A salary of $775.00 per week and funds to cover travel to and from Tucson, Arizona, are provided. Summer housing is the responsibility of the student. Completed applications including applicant information, official transcripts, and at least two (2) letters of recommendation needed to be submitted no later than Thursday, January 31, 2014.



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IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute Fellowships
Apply by January 31, 2014
The two-year fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients to gain science and technology policy experience. Policy research will focus on areas such as energy and the environment, education, information and communication technologies, innovation and competitiveness, national security, and international cooperation. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and for such federal agencies as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have earned at least a bachelor’s degree by September 2014. Competitive candidates will have strong academic records in life science, physical science, engineering, statistics, computer science, mathematical science, or social and behavioral science. Candidates should have an interest in science and technology policy; however, previous policy experience or education is not required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ideal candidates are innovative, analytical self-starters who are able to work collaboratively in teams. Applications accepted until January 31, 2014.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Representatives will be at Smith’s Life Sciences & Technology Fair on February 7
A Department of Defense federally funded research and development center, Lincoln Laboratory has a focused commitment to research and development, with an emphasis on building prototypes and demonstrating operational systems under live test conditions that meet real-world requirements.

If you are pursuing a BS/MS/PhD in any of the following majors, or a comparable scientific or technical field, our technical staff would like to meet you: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics/Astronautics, Biology/Biochemistry. U.S. Citizenship is required.

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