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  • LINC service-learning opportunities for SP13

    There are service-learning opportunities in ENG 315, LINC-Learning in Community for Sp13.  Students in previous semesters have enjoyed the hands-on, real projects working with and for community partners around the world.



    All students – any major, any level – may enroll. There are several new partners and projects with 17 sections meeting at various times:



    For graduate and advanced undergraduate students, Project Management opportunities are available:



    For additional information view the introductory video. "What is LINC?" which is posted at,


  • Raytheon Internships

    From a Raytheon ad geared towards NACME interns:

    If you’re currently enrolled in an engineering or science degree program (such
    as math, physics, electrical, mechanical, systems, aerospace or software) at an
    accredited university then we want to work with you.
    All that remains is for you to step up to the challenge and “bring it” — that
    is, bring your creativity, knowledge and enthusiasm to the game. Together, we
    can apply them to a real-world environment.

    Once you’re accepted into our Engineering Student Program, we hope
    you’ll continue working with Raytheon until your graduation. By then, we’re
    confident you’ll want to remain with Raytheon – as a full-time employee!


  • Scholarship Opportunity for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Year Engineers!

    Get the recognition you deserve! Each year, College Edition recognizes the best and brightest 3rd, 4th, and 5th year engineering students, whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact. Is that you? Winners will be announced on Facebook, featured in print ads and online venues, and recipients of a scholarship! The application is available at The deadline is November 16. College Edition is a program of the National Engineers Week Foundation (EWeek) and its partners.

    For additional requirements please contact Andrea R. Wynn at or 2172443959.


  • NNIN REU: National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

    The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (NNIN REU) Program from June through August. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply.  Application Deadline:  February 13th, 2013.

    The chosen undergraduates taking part in this ten-week program will receive hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research, with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences. We will also host a small number of projects studying the social and ethical issues (SEI) of nanotechnology. The SEI projects are well suited to communications majors, as well as science majors.

    Find the application at:

  • Graduate Assistantship- BioE, ECE, MECHSE

    Program supported by:  NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERT) and Virginia Tech Interdisciplinary Education Program (IGEP)

    Seeking applications from prospective students with bachelor's or master's degrees in engineering or biology (or closely related fields) motivated to conduct research, think, collaborate, and solve problems at the intersection of the engineering and biological sciences.

    Trainees will study the dynamic processes that move material, momentum, and energy within, around, through, and between biological systems, from single molecules to the environment.

    Discovery, analysis, and solution of critical issues in biological transport require truly interdisciplinary researchers who are educated in both engineering and biology, who merge these perspectives, and who can communicate effectively with fellow researchers, policy makers, and the public. 

    Trainees receive:
    * $30,000 stipend
    * Full tuition, fees & health insurance(more details inside)

  • Graduate Preview Day at GaTech

    TO: Prospective FOCUS 2013 Participants


    You are invited to apply as a prospective Scholar participant in FOCUS 2013. The program will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Tech, January 17-20, 2013, and is one of the nation’s premier programs for raising the awareness of graduate education. It is designed to attract the best and brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees, although the program is open to any student who thinks the program will be of value.


    FOCUS provides an opportunity for scholars to:

    • Learn about Georgia Tech's graduate degree programs

    • Gain insight into available financial resources

    • Visit academic units and research laboratories

    • Obtain assistance with the graduate school application process

  • NOAA Student Scholarship

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships (includes internships) to students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; and computer and information sciences.

    Application Deadline: January 31, 2013

  • HACU National Internship Program

    The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) works with federal government agencies and corporate partners to place undergraduate and graduate students in PAID internships.  To learn more about this awesome opportunity visit,

    This program is also open to non-Hispanic students!!

  • NSF/INRIA REUSSI 2013 Internship Program

    The NSF/INRIA REUSSI program is now accepting applications for 2013 
    INRIA research internships in France. The NSF will fund travel to and 
    from France, and INRIA will pay each selected student a monthly stipend 
    during their stay in France. Please visit the following website for 
    information about the program:

    Deadline for applications is November 30, 2012.

  • Upcoming IEFX Lunch Seminar

    Lunch Seminar: “Risk Management – A Different Path in Engineering” with Jim Gerstle, Audit Manager for BP

    1105 Siebel

    Monday, November 12th


    RSVP at

    For additional information contact Ndubuisi Egekeze at or 217-244-3826.


  • The Cornell University 2013 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Undergraduate Research Program: June 3 - August 9, 2013; Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

    This 10 week research program is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of college by the start of the Summer Research Program; have at least two semesters remaining of their undergraduate education at the start of the program; have a 3.0 GPA or better; are African American, Hispanic/Latino (a), American Indian/Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and are US citizens or permanent residents.  Students will conduct and present research under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor whose goal is to help the student gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.  Please visit for more information and to apply.  Inquiries can be made to Jami Joyner at or 607-255-6403.

  • The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) Internship Programs at UC Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford: June 9 - August 10, 2013; Application Deadline is February 1, 2013

    This 9 week internship is aimed at rising sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who are engineering and physical science majors with a 3.25 GPA or better and an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in science and engineering. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents. This opportunity will provide real-world experience working with E3S researchers in the development of materials and devices for ultra-low energy electronics ( E3S strongly encourages students from historically under-represented groups in science and engineering to apply. Program details and the online application can be found at Please contact Sharnnia Artis at or 510-664-4467 with questions or for more information.


  • The Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB ITS) Research Experience at UC Berkeley: June 10 August 9, 2013; Application Deadline: January 31, 2013


    This 9 week research experience is aimed at rising juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA (upward trending) who have completed some upper division course work in electrical engineering and computer science.  Students must be US citizens or permanent residents.  The goal of the program is to introduce and encourage graduate study.   Research will be conducted with faculty and will focus on computer science in the context of information technology for sustainability.  Additional information can be found at .  The online application is located at  Contact Tiffany Reardon with all inquiries: or 510-642-2357.


  • Cornell U. Astronomy Research Experience

    *Application and supporting materials must be received by February 4, 2013*

    This flexible 10-week summer 2013 program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to work on individual research projects with Cornell faculty and research staff on a wide range of topics in planetary science, astronomical instrumentation, astrophysics, general relativity, and cosmology.

     The assistantship includes a $6,400 stipend and relocation funds up to $1000.

  • Summer 2013 Research Experiences in Science and Engineering

    *Application Deadline is February 15, 2013*

    Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) REU Program - Funded by the National Science Foundation

    Stipend:  $4,000 - $5,000 plus room, board, and travel expenses - Based on need (Details vary depending on institution attended)

    A wonderful opportunity to get hands-on experience in conducting original research and applying it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines.


  • 2013 NASA ASP Scholarship Application



    The 2013 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Application is now open. The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program seeks to attract students interested in the field of aeronautics to work with NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) which is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation's air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles. The ARMD focus is on cutting-edge, fundamental research in traditional aeronautical disciplines, as well as emerging fields with promising application to aeronautics.


    Undergraduate Students

    $15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for educational related expenses

    $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center

    Up to 2 years of support

    For more information or to start an application, please visit


  • 2013 Naval Research Internship Opportunities

    *Application Deadline is January 7, 2013, 5:30 PM (EST)*

    This 10-week internship with the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) will provide undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in research at a participating Navy laboratory.

    Stipend:  Sophomores - $5,385.; Juniors and Seniors - $8,075.; Graduate Students - $10,750.


  • Global Grand Challenges Short Video Competition


    *Application Deadline is February 3, 2013, EST*


    The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is seeking entrants to create a short video (2 min.) highlighting the importance of engineering and how engineers can collaborate with other professionals.


    Please visit for rules and entry procedures.


  • 2013 Research Experience in Sustainable Biomaterials

    *Application Deadline is January 30, 2013*

    The National Science Foundation is offering undergraduates the opportunity to perform research and participate in educational programs in bioprocess engineering June 10 – August 2 in Blacksburg, VA.  Participants will also attend the 2013 American Chemical Society Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Washington, DC.

    Stipend:  $4,000/summer + room and board

    Underrepresented minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • MEP Study Break Today!!!

    Don’t forget to stop by to grab some goodies before finals!!!


    MEP Study Break                     

    3pm – 5pm

    106B6 Engineering Hall


  • Outstanding Research Experience for Undergraduates

    *Application Deadline is January 31, 2013*

    The National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences provides outstanding undergraduates with an opportunity to conduct research in the disciplines that comprise the plasma sciences in general and fusion research in particular.

    Housing, travel costs, and a stipend of $4,800 are provided


  • NOAA Scholarship Opportunities

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is offering (2) scholarships to sophomore students majoring in STEM disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research or technology:

    1.  Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program:

    Application Deadline:  January 31, 2013


  • Summer Research at UC Berkeley

    Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply

    Application Deadline is February 1, 2013

    Session Dates:  June 10 – August 9, 2013

    The Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) at UC Berkeley is offering a 9 week research experience for undergraduates.  Students will work with world renowned faculty members and a graduate student mentor on research areas such as energy scavenging, sensing, electronics & wireless, and mobility.


  • Summer Research Opportunity at Texas A & M Engineering

    *Application Deadline is February 11, 2013*

    Session Dates:  June 3 – August 9, 2013

    The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A & M University is offering an awesome opportunity for students to work closely with faculty members on current or individual research projects, attend development and GRE workshops, make a formal poster presentation of their research experience, and submit a final written report describing the results of their research.


  • Caterpillar Champaign Simulation Center Open House

    Be sure to attend this exciting open house where you can gather information about Caterpillar and the many opportunities the company makes available.  Current students will present demonstrations on the work they are involved with, and a Q & A session will be held at the event’s conclusion.   Pizza and soda will be provided! 

    When:  January 16, 2013 (Wednesday), 5:30 PM

    Where:  1901 South 1st Street (1 block south of Assembly Hall)


  • Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

    The 2013 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference will be held on February 7–10, 2013 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

    The program includes stellar invited speakers, compelling panel discussions, a student poster competition, a daylong Doctoral Consortium, a session featuring a choice of attractions unique to Washington, D.C., a gala banquet and dance, and many exciting networking opportunities.

    Early Bird Registration:  January 13, 2013

    Regular Registration:  January 27, 2013

    To find out more about the Tapia Conference visit:


  • Research Opportunity at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    **Women and minorities are encouraged to apply**

    Application Deadline is March 8, 2013

    Session Dates:  May 28 – August 3, 2013

    Would you like to perform research in state-of-the-art laboratories, participate in Smart Lighting and Leadership workshops, and participate in education and outreach activities?  Then you must apply to The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center’s 10-week research program.


  • Fluid Power Scholars Program: A Paid Industry Summer Internship!

    *Application Deadline is February 15, 2013*

    The Fluid Power Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and companies in the fluid power industry who are corporate members of the CCEFP. This highly selective summer program identifies and connects the very best undergraduate engineering students across the United States to the fluid power industry with the purpose of training the next-generation of fluid power leaders.


  • MEP Welcome Back Meeting Tonight!!!!

    Reminder – MEP Welcome Back Meeting Tonight!!

    119 MSEB


  • Research Experience at the University of Houston

    *Application deadline:  March 22, 2013*

    Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Early submission is encouraged.

    Spend 10 weeks this summer performing nanotechnology research in the Cullen College of Engineering.  Learn how to define a research problem, acquire and analyze data, summarize findings in a technical report, and communicate results through oral presentation.






  • Summer Research Opportunity at The University of Tokyo

    Application Deadline:  February 27, 2013

    The Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo is offering a summer research internship opportunity to qualified undergraduate students. The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP) is a grant program.

    This six-week research-centered program is for students who wish to obtain a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the natural science areas.

  • STEM Summer Internship Program in the Washington, DC area

    Application Deadline:  March 1, 2013

    *Underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply*

    Session Dates:  May 28 – August 2, 2013                                 

    This ten-week, Washington, DC based summer internship will strengthen your work in research and will allow you to enhance your professional skills.

  • Research Experiences in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering

    Application Deadline:  February 18, 2013

    Session Dates:  May 26 – August 3, 2013

    Spend the summer doing research with a Virginia Tech mentor. 

  • Informational Meeting for the joint MBA/MHRIR Degree

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    Business Instructional Facility (BIF), Room 3039

    5:00-6:00 PM

    Learn how the joint MBA/MHRIR degree will provide you with a competitive advantage in the job market.


  • Cybersecurity Summer Research

    Application Deadline:  February 15, 2013

    **Students majoring in engineering, computer science, math, and physical science are strongly encouraged to apply.**

    Session Dates:  June 3 – August 2, 2013

    The Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is seeking applications for Scholars to become integral members of team-based research projects in cybersecurity coordinated by faculty in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2).


  • Free ASCE eLearning Webinar

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    5:30 – 6:30 PM CST

    This FREE Webinar is designed for civil engineering students, and Younger Members, to convey the importance, value and benefits that licensure can bring to one's civil engineering career.

    Hosted By:  American Society of Civil Engineering’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion; Committee on Licensure in cooperation with NCEES; and Committee on Younger Members



  • Engineering Ambassadors Program

    Application Deadline:  Friday, February 1, 2013

    Are you passionate about being part of a profession that helps create the future? Do you want to communicate the importance of engineering to others? If the answer is yes, we’re looking for you!

    The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois is seeking highly qualified students to serve as Engineering Ambassadors during the 2013-2014 academic year (


  • IEFX NetWORK Lunch Series

    Select one of the following:

    Lunch Series: Riverbed Technology

    212 Engineering Hall

    Wednesday, January  30th 


    RSVP at


    Lunch Series: Riverbed Technology

    212 Engineering Hall

    Thursday, January 31st 


    RSVP at

    Featuring: Riverbed Technology

    -- Riverbed Technology is an IT infrastructure performance company that earned revenues of $728.5M in 2011. More information found at


  • Summer 2013 International Service Learning Program

    The summer 2013 Global Engagement Studies Institute at Northwestern University

    Application Deadline:  March 1, 2013

    Session Dates:  June 17 - August 24, 2013

    Would you enjoy working directly with local communities and community organizations in Uganda, India, Bolivia, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, or South Africa; leveraging the strengths, rather than list the weaknesses, of the communities in which you live and work abroad; living with a host family and immersing yourself in another culture for eight weeks?  If the answer is yes, this may be the program for you!




  • Summer 2013 Research Opportunity on Robotics

    The GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is proud to be offering eight 10-week paid summer research internships for undergraduate students.

    Application Deadline:  February 28, 2013

    The focus of this NSF-funded REU Site is Robotics, including Machine Perception, Motion Planning, Flying Robots, Haptic Interfaces, Dynamics and Control, Humanoid Robots, Robotic Surgery, and Robot Design.

    There is particular interest in applicants from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (low-income, ethnic and racial minorities, first generation college students, and women).


  • "Where Rubber Meets Road"-- Hip Hop Lecture Series

    The IPowered Hip Hop Lecture Series

    "Where the rubber meas the road: a town hall conversation" with Chrysler Group Design Senior VP and President of SRT Brand RALPH GILLES on the business of high performance technology and popular culture.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    1:30-3:00 PM

    Beckman Institute Auditorium (Room 1025)

    405 N. Mathews  Urbana, IL  61801

    Ralph Gilles, Chrysler Group Design Senior VP and President of SRT Brand, discusses the business of high performance technology and popular culture.


    RSVP if you will attend:

  • Iowa State University Research Experience in Molecular Biotechnology & Genomics

    Application Deadline: All application materials must be received by 5pm CST, Friday, March 1st, 2013

    Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply

    Program duration: May 28 to Aug 3, 2013.

    This awesome opportunity allows students to participate in projects that will include gene cloning and characterization, functional genomic analyses, expression of foreign genes in bacteria, plants and animals, molecular genetics, and analysis of proteomes and transcriptomes.  Read on for more information...

  • Engineering Education Internship

    Application Deadline:  March 1, 2013

    This unique 10-week internship offers students the opportunity to work with National Subject Matter Experts on the National Cyber Discovery program; conduct K-12 teacher professional development workshops; work with high school students in the National Cyber Discovery program; participate in and work the Education Discovery Forum in Bossier City, LA; and assist with curriculum development initiatives.  Please read more for further details...

  • Scholarship Opportunities for STEM Majors

    Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematical field of study? Are you interested in earning a full scholarship, monthly stipend, and a guaranteed job after graduation serving as an Officer in the U.S. Army? Well look no further because the Army ROTC Department has the perfect scholarship for you! Army ROTC is one of the Nation’s premier Leadership Development programs and as such, the Army is seeking STEM majors who have thought about becoming Army Officers.  If you have ever thought about serving your country in the Army, full tuition scholarships are available if you meet the minimum requirements! 

  • "Engineering Biological Machines" Research Experience

    Application Deadline is February 15, 2013

    Students from underrepresented minority groups and women are strongly encouraged to apply

    This ten-week summer research program, sponsored by Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems, is available at three locations (MIT, Georgia Tech, UIUC) and will focus on combining biology and engineering methods enabling students to conduct research in the areas of Stem Cell Differentiation, Engineered Cell Interactions, Drug Discovery and Therapies, and the Creation of 3D Cellular Structures.  Please read more for additional information.

  • Paid Summer 2013 Research Internships

    Application Deadline is February 15, 2013

    Underrepresented Students are Encouraged to Apply!!

    The CRA-W/CDC Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) Program offers 
    students a close-up view of what graduate school is really like while increasing their competitiveness
    as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.  Please read more for further details...
  • SoNIC Summer Research Workshop

    Please apply by February 18, 2013

    Workshop Date:  June 9 - 15, 2013

    Cornell University is hosting this valuable workshop that is designed to encourage undergraduate or masters students to pursue and achieve a PhD.  The theme of the workshop centers around systems and networking, but students with a background in CS, EE, Math, and Physics are eligible to apply.  The workshop is fully funded and provides for all travel costs.  Apply directly to

  • Interactive Biomaterials Research Opportunity

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

    2013 REU Program: June 2 – August 9, 2013

    Syracuse Biomaterials Institute seeks applications from undergraduates interested in research on biomaterials: synthetic and natural substances to treat disease or injury.  Please read more for further information.




  • 2013 Civil Engineer Trainee Recruitment

    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has launched their 2013 Civil Engineer Trainee (CET) Recruitment Season.

    If you would like to learn more about this position and the Illinois Department of Transportation, please visit the website

     Read more for further information...

  • 25 Summer 2013 Research Projects Available

    Application Deadline is March 1, 2013

    Fifteen Indiana University computing faculty have listed more than 25 summer 2013 research projects available to undergraduate students in the following research domains:  bioinformatics, cloud computing, complex systems, computer vision, data bases, data science, genomics, health informatics, high performance computing, human centered computing, computer vision, health informatics, music informatics, robotics, security, Super Computing at Exascale, and text mining.

    Please read more for additional information.