The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid internship opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The application system for the Term Community College Internships (CCI) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on May 31, 2017.
The Community College Internships (CCI) program places community college students as paid interns in technological activities at DOE national laboratories, working under the supervision of a laboratory technician or researcher. Appointments are for 16 weeks during the Fall term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 100 internships are sponsored annually.
Application is made online. Full program information and descriptions, including links to the online application system, are available at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/cci/
As you all know, we are in straight recruitment mode for the 2017-2018 Engineering Fellows Program! Thank you to everyone for the connections and spreading the word J I have attached some updated flyers, as we have extended the application deadline to Friday April 21st, 2017. Please forward to your networks, and let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks everyone J
Program Operations Specialist
Washington MESA State Office
ENGINEERING FELLOWS is an immersive one-week summer experience followed by classroom implementation and monthly Saturday sessions throughout the school year for selected 5th grade teachers, college students, and professional engineers. Participants will work collaboratively in design teams to develop or adapt NGSS- aligned design challenges for integration with local curriculum throughout the coming academic year. Professional learning will be centered on equitable engineering teaching practices.
The application for the summer 2017 Young Technologist seminar is now available! The Young Tech program in O365 is a 6-week seminar hosted on the Microsoft campus for freshman and sophomores in college currently interested or pursuing a degree in technology. Attached below is a program overview, along with the application and instructions for applying.
All applications are due by end of day 3/24/17.
More info here: Flyer & Application
The R. H. Thomson Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded by the Seattle Section each year to honor the accomplishments of R.H. Thomson. The application must be postmarked by April 15th and announcement of the recipient will be made by May 31st. The scholarship in the amount of five-thousand dollars ($5,000) will be awarded for the 2017-2018 school year. The disbursement could be in one year or in four years, depending on the recipients college career schedule. The aim of the scholarship program is to encourage students to pursue a course of study leading to a Bachelor or a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering or one of the specialties within the Civil Engineering discipline. It also strives to honor R. H. Thomson, a civil engineer who had a profound and lasting impact on Seattle's infrastructure.
For more information please read the application.
We are one month away from the MESA program's Open House at Seattle Central Community College. Here is what the tentative agenda looks like.
Friday, April 7 from 1-4pm in BE 3221.
1:30pm-3:00pm: Student Research Showcase
1:30pm-4:00pm: Open House & light refreshments
A website for RSVPs will be announced shortly.
MESA Director | LSAMP Liaison
SACNAS Club Advisor
It is that time of the year again: Seattle MESA Day 2017!
And we need YOU! Volunteers to help us prepare for, set up, and run our STEM Celebration and Competition.
You have either volunteered in the past or signed up to volunteer, we would like to see you at MESA Day again this year.
Also, please share this volunteer opportunity with your extended network.
To sign up:
For more info:
by Rosanna Xia
Veronica Rivera signed up for the introduction to computer science class at Harvey Mudd College mostly because she had no choice: It was mandatory. Programming was intimidating and not for her, she thought.
She expected the class to be full of guys who loved video games and grew up obsessing over how they were made. There were plenty of those guys but, to her surprise, she found the class fascinating.
Full story here from latimes.com:
by Ryan Yadao
SELAH, Wash.--Many students across the state are part of the launch of a special program focused on engineering education.
Some students in our valley are the first to use these projects from the new Engineering Fellows program.
Full story here from KIMAtv.com:
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“You have 30 seconds to tell who you are, what you’re passionate about, and why this area of work interests you.” That was the charge given by Jason Archer, Managing Director from Accenture, in one of three mini-workshops at a recent Washington MESA Career Readiness Networking Event.
Washington MESA is a statewide organization housed in the University of Washington, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity that builds pathways to college and careers for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. It develops programming and initiatives that focus on supporting traditionally underrepresented students in these fields, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and women.
This particular event, held at the UW’s Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, was designed to help MESA students put their best foot forward in the pursuit of internships and employment in STEM fields. Over 60 community college and university students, as well as 18 industry partners, were in attendance.
At the event –which included dinner and networking– industry representatives from Accenture (event co-sponsor), Boeing, Google, Microsoft, and Weyerhaeuser led students through three highly interactive workshops: Delivering an Elevator Pitch, Resume Best Practices, and Interview Strategies. Students loved the activities which allowed them to develop a skill set to market the STEM skills they’ve attained through their studies. “This was a great opportunity for all of us, please hold events like these in the future!” voiced a student participant.
Jarman Hauser, Accenture, Cloud Computing Engineer was the industry partner driving force behind this event. He designed the mini workshops and served as the main facilitator. “As one of the key stakeholders in the career readiness pipeline, Industries play a critical role in preparing students for STEM careers,” reflected Jarman. “Industries should be more connected to opportunities and initiatives that aim to develop local talent. There is a real lack of diversity in the workplace across the board but even more so in STEM – that’s why events like this are so impactful. Industries need to get more involved and make serious commitments to these types of efforts if we want to see real change which will ultimately add greater value at the end of the day.”
In addition to the mini-workshops with students and industry partners, representatives from the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (WSCTC) and from the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) shared timely and useful information about current internship opportunities available to community college and university students.
“The Career Readiness and Networking Event was a valuable and relevant resource for the students. Although not currently recognized as a core educational experience, it’s clear that career readiness is an important bridge to future employment that students may or may not cross,” stated James Dorsey, Washington MESA Executive Director and one of the event organizers.
“The structure of the event established a comfortable atmosphere which allowed students to practice and refine their networking skills in a low-stakes environment while meaningfully engaging the professionals in their own area of expertise.” reflected Lee Lambert, Washington STEM Network Director STEM on his experience at the event. “The MESA Career Readiness workshop is a great model for future events.” The project partners are eager to explore what and how we can leverage and scale this event for more college level students across the state as well as explore how an event like this could be offered to High School students.
Ready, set, go, now what’s your 30 second elevator pitch?