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January 2016

In this newsletter:
- General Resources & Announcements

- Graduate School
- Internships, Jobs, Research Opportunities & Recruiting Events


Smith College’s Life Sciences & Technology Fair
Thursday, January 28, 3:30-6:00pm
Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room
A variety of science-related and engineering organizations will speak to students about full time and internship positions. Here are great tips to help you prepare!


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This is a sampling of current listings. Use E-Access to find additional postings and details on the opportunities below.

ORNL Challenge Program for Undergraduates, Summer 2016
Deadline to apply: 2/19/16
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Challenge is an innovative new internship program which invites undergraduate juniors and seniors to develop their own unique method for solving a complex and challenging scientific research problem. The program is geared towards students who think outside of the box and are ready to put their problem solving skills to the test. ORNL’s two grand research Challenges for 2016 focus on “Simulation and Design of Artificial Model Magnets” and “Distributed Energy Research – Powering Microgrids.” To apply for the ORNL Challenge Program, applicants must write a proposal that identifies possible solutions to one of these two research Challenges. If the student’s proposal is chosen as one of the top choices, the applicant will be offered a 10-week summer 2016 internship at ORNL, to implement their research solution. A competitive stipend ($650/week), furnished housing and utilities, travel assistance, and professional development activities, will be included as part of the internship. Applicants must be junior or senior undergraduate students currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university. There are no citizenship requirements or GPA requirements to apply.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering 2016 Summer Research Program for College Juniors
Deadline to apply: 2/15/16
This program will provide science and engineering undergraduates from colleges around the country with opportunities to carry out cutting-edge research in a rapidly growing and technologically important diverse field of engineered interfaces. During this eight week program held on the NYU Tandon School of Engineering's downtown Brooklyn campus, students will be exposed to cross-disciplinary research–with the focus on real-world challenges–emphasizing timely and efficient transfer of innovations from the bench through engineering to applications, devices and technologies. Students who are accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $3,000 for the duration of the course as well as on-campus housing in the center of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. The Summer Research Internship Program is open to college juniors that have completed three years of study by the start of the program. Students from around the country interested in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics are encouraged to apply. (Please note: Students do not need to be a current NYU student to apply.) Applicants must be US citizens and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and above.

Early Career Scientists and Engineers: Computational Biochemistry Research Group, D.E. Shaw
E-Access Job ID# 33143
Extraordinarily gifted early career scientists and engineers are sought to join a New York–based interdisciplinary research group pursuing an ambitious, long-term project aimed in part at fundamentally transforming the process of drug discovery. Our group has shed new light on biomolecular phenomena such as protein folding, protein dynamics, and protein-drug interactions by directing unprecedented computational power toward the solution of key problems in the fields of biomolecular simulation and design. Successful candidates will have 0-5 years of experience and extraordinary records of achievement in the natural sciences and/or scientific software development. Please use the link below to submit your application material:

NASA Interns, Fellows and Scholars, various locations
NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting course of study appropriate to NASA's long-term professional workforce needs. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. While NASA Internships are available to students in a wide-variety of majors ranging from business to science and engineering, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines. NASA Internships can take place at a NASA centers, contractor facility, or anywhere activities are ongoing to advance NASA's missions. The specific location of each NASA internship opportunity is included in it's description. Applicants have the opportunity to browse and selectively apply for individual opportunities once their application is complete. The majority of opportunities occur at the following 12 NASA facilities: Ames Research Center - Palo Alto, CA; Armstrong Flight Research Center Edwards AFB, CA; Glenn Research Center - Cleveland, OH; Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt, MD; Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Pasadena, CA; Johnson Space Center - Houston, TX; Kennedy Space Center - Kennedy Space Center, FL; Langley Research Center - Hampton, VA; Marshall Space Flight Center - Huntsville, AL; NASA Headquarters - Washington D.C.; Stennis Space Center - Stennis Space Center, MS; Wallops Flight Facility - Wallops Island, VA; White Sands Test Facility - Las Cruces, NM

EERE Robotics Internship Program
Deadline ao apply: 2/29/16
Are you an innovative, problem-solver with teamwork experience? The EERE Robotics Internship Program offers hands-on, short-term practical internships at various corporate partners throughout the United States. Interns will perform research or other technical activities under the guidance of a mentor who is a technical staff scientist or engineer at the host facility. This program is a partnership between the public and private sectors to continue the development of the robotics technical, manufacturing, and engineering workforce. In particular, the internship program is recruiting both current college students and recent high school and college graduates who have experience in robotics competitions.



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