Category Archives: Career Prep

New Entrepreneurship Internship Offered to SUNY Students this Summer

New Entrepreneurship Internship Offered to SUNY Students this Summer

The 12-week program will allow students the opportunity to gain professional experience at a START-UP NY or Innovate 518 company in the Albany area.

This program is open to students enrolled at any SUNY institution who have a 2.0 GPA or higher.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2018) – The SUNY Program for Experiential and Entrepreneurship Development (SPEED) is offering a summer internship-based program in 2018 that will provide students the opportunity to gain professional experience at a START-UP NY or Innovate 518company in the Albany, NY-area.

According to Debra Gelinas, assistant vice provost for experiential education at the University at Albany, the internship is ideal for students wishing to explore entrepreneurship or to experience what it is like to work for a startup.

“Internships are a great way for students to apply classroom knowledge in a professional environment, test out possible career paths, develop new skills and network,” said Gelinas, who also serves as the director of the Center for Experiential Education.

This program is open to students enrolled at any SUNY institution who have a 2.0 GPA or higher. The internship will require a minimum of 150 on-site internship hours over a period of 12 weeks, from late May through mid-August. Non-UAlbany students will have the ability to transfer credits to their home institution.

Both START-UP NY and Innovate 518 are programs administered by the Empire State Development, and are aimed at assisting early- to growth-stage companies with a technology or innovation focus to grow and prosper in New York State, according to Matt Grattan, director of community and economic development at UAlbany.

“UAlbany is excited to pilot this innovative applied learning concept with our industry partners in StartUP NY and Innovate 518,” he said. “By enabling students from UAlbany and throughout the SUNY system to experience the fast paced business development lifecycle of a startup company while learning additional entrepreneurship and leadership skills, we feel we have developed a unique and scalable internship model that leverages the full power of the SUNY system.”

Grattan said other University partners include the Center for Leadership and Service and the Blackstone LaunchPad, both of which will provide entrepreneurial guidance throughout the program.

Potential Host Companies:
• g.tec neurotechology USA Inc.
• XchangeWorx, Inc.
• SparkShoppe, LTD.
• Nowigence Inc.
• PiSA Biopharm Inc.
• TruWeather Solutions LLC
• Branch VFX
• Treebu
• Lexikeet Learning, LLC
• Sologistics, LLC
• Ecolong
• National Toxicology Center
• Thinkboard
• Lithoz America, LLC
• ThermoAura, Inc.
*This is a tentative list. Companies are still identifying the types and number of openings to be available. Not all companies may have openings.

Gelinas said 10 students will be selected for the program’s first summer.

“The companies will have access to a pipeline of the state’s most talented students, helping to develop our regional economy while allowing students the opportunity for hands-on experience at a growing company,” she said.

The application deadline is Feb. 28. To apply: https://www.albany.edu/experientiallearning/84071.php

Tuition scholarships will be available to qualifying UAlbany students. For more information, contact the Center for Experiential Education at experientiallearning@albany.edu.

The mission of Innovate 518 is to drive commercialization within the New York State Capital Region by leading the development of a supportive innovation infrastructure and connecting entrepreneurs to the startup ecosystem. Innovate 518 is a partnership among the University at Albany, NYSTEC/IgniteU NY, SUNY Adirondack and the Center for Economic Growth, and is designated as a New York State Innovation Hot Spot by NYSTAR.

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2017 SCHOLARSHIPS to New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College

2017 SCHOLARSHIPS to New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College

Several generous gifts and the Institute’s commitment to access and diversity enable us to launch a scholarship competition each year. The competition is open to students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs (including those who graduate in May) who are nominated by their creative writing instructors. Please note the scholarships cover TUITION ONLY. Room and board expenses are the responsibility of the student.

In 2016 the Institute awarded 63 tuition scholarships to students from, among other institutions, Columbia, Fairleigh Dickinson, Hamilton College, Williams, Lafayette, FIT, Miami Univ., Princeton, Boston Univ., Univ. of Arizona, UMass-Amherst, Ohio State Univ., Bennington College, Univ. of Florida, Univ. of New Orleans, Vanderbilt Univ., Univ. of San Diego, Goucher College, American Univ., Emerson College, Brooklyn College-CUNY, Univ. of Colorado, Gettysburg College, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Louisiana State Univ., Emory Univ., College of St. Rose, and Auburn Univ.

This year the scholarships are offered for two-week and four-week workshops from July 3 to July 28 in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Our teaching staff includes the following writers.

FICTION: Garth Greenwell, Adam Haslett, Mary Gaitskill, Rick Moody, Cristina Garcia, Paul Harding, Amy Hempel, Howard Norman, Adam Braver, Joanna Scott and Elizabeth Benedict.

POETRY: Robert Pinsky, Rosanna Warren, Vijay Seshadri, Henri Cole, Campbell McGrath and Peg Boyers.

NON-FICTION: Phillip Lopate and James Miller.

VISITING WRITERS: Lionel Shriver, Allan Gurganus, Paul Auster, Margo Jefferson, Russell Banks, Ann Beattie, Nick Flynn, April Bernard, Rivka Galchen, Louise Gluck, Mary Gordon, Jorie Graham, Siri Hustvedt, Jamaica Kincaid, Joyce Carol Oates, Joseph O’Neill, Francine Prose, Charles Simic, William Kennedy, Tom Healy, Honor Moore, Victoria Redel and Caryl Phillips.

To nominate students, send an email to writerscholarship@skidmore.edu indicating the names and email addresses (please be sure the emails are current) of those you recommend to us. Only names & emails required. Up to six nominated students from each writing instructor are welcome. We are of course looking for promising writers, and hope to increase the diversity of our student body.

All faculty nominations must be received AT THE LATEST by February 25th. All student applications are due by March 10th. The names of scholarship award winners, along with their schools, will be announced to all applicants on or around MARCH 20th.

Program applications and further information on the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College may be found at the following link for the Writers Institute web site: http://www.skidmore.edu/summerwriters.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Robert Boyers, Director, New York State Summer Writers Institute
Professor of English, Skidmore College
Editor, Salmagundi
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

Greetings CCURI colleagues,

I am VERY excited to announce a partnership that we have just finalized with the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology. This program is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, storms, forest harvest, wildlife dynamics, biodiversity and invasive species. Program dates are May 22 – August 4, 2017

I have been working with Edythe Ellin, Director of Administration for Harvard Forest on this partnership. We are going to be moving forward with a co-sponsored program that will be used to identify qualified community college students for their summer 2017 program. This is where we need your help. If you have students who would be interested in this amazing opportunity, then CCURI and Harvard Forest would like to bring them into the program. The application process is contained entirely online.

http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/other-tags/reu

NOTE: Before beginning the application process, CCURI would like to identify 10 candidates for consideration in the 2017 program. While we will be giving priority to candidates identified from the current CCURI partner schools, we will consider candidates from any of our Nation’s Community Colleges. We would like to do that as soon as possible so that we can begin mentoring those students through the application process. Harvard Forest WILL be interviewing our candidates for the program as part of our commitment to conduct the pre-screening and mentoring prior to submitting the application.

Time is sensitive. Applications are due February 3rd. I would like to have a conference call with the candidates in January. As you can see below, the benefits package we have assembled is extensive and represents an amazing opportunity for your students. We hope that you can help us by identifying the students that you would like to put forward for the program. For this current year, we can commit to the following benefits for up to 6 accepted candidates, so it is important that you move fast.

Harvard Forest / CCURI Program – Student Benefit Package Provided by Harvard Forest

· Stipend of $5775 for the 11-week session.
· Free furnished housing at Fisher House or Raup House.
· Free full meal plan.
· Travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Forest.

Benefits provided by CCURI

· CCURI faculty mentors to help with developing the application, including essay drafts and interview coaching.
· CCURI Website feature highlighting students and their summer 2016 Harvard Forest projects.
· Financial support to attend a discipline-specific conference with a faculty mentor to showcase their project upon completion of the Harvard Forest program.
· Invitation to attend the CCURI National Undergraduate Research Showcase in Washington D.C. in 2019. Full travel expenses covered for the student researcher and faculty mentor.

For now, we ask that you forward the following information to me directly (at hewletja@flcc.edu )

Faculty sponsor name:
Institution Name:
Candidate Name:
Address: Phone#:
Email:
Name and email of two (2) faculty who will be willing to provide a reference letter (one of these can be the faculty sponsor):

Once I have this information from you, I will be sending out some information regarding the prescreening and mentoring that will be provided through CCURI, along with some information from Harvard Forest on how to put together the application. As previously mentioned, I would like to identify 10 strong candidates for the pilot program and have a conference call with the group in January. I am confident that this opportunity will open up many more doors for our student candidates, faculty mentors, partnering institutions, and CCURI as a whole. I am looking forward to working with you on this and hope that you can work within the time constraints that we are under.

Sincerely,
Professor James A. Hewlett
Executive Director Community College Undergraduate Research Institute

Register for the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative Spring 2016 Student Colloquium!

Hello,

Registration is now open for the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative Spring 2016 Student Colloquium! This colloquium provides an opportunity for community college students to give poster and oral presentations on scientific research they have conducted in STEM fields.

Registration Link: https://www.etouches.com/s2016colloquium

Registration will remain open until February 22nd or until space is full.

Please feel free contact me with any questions!

Sincerely,

Heather

Heather Bock

Project Director, CCURI

Finger Lakes Community College

3325 Marvin Sands Dr

Canandaigua, NY 14424

(585) 785-1289

bockhs@flcc.edu

www.ccuri.org

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MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS)

MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS)

The MU-Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS) is designed undergraduate students interested in alcohol research and possible careers as alcohol researchers. The Department of Psychological Science at the University of Missouri (MU) hosts a diverse cadre of psychologists dedicated to research into the etiology and course of alcoholism and related disorders. The MU-ARTSS is structured into a week-long didactic program providing an intensive introduction to alcohol research followed by an 8-week research internship in the lab of a MU-ARTSS professor.

Dates: June 1 – July 29 (Travel Days May 31 and July 30)

Eligibility:
The program seeks applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in science and medicine. Applicants ideally must have completed 2 years of undergraduate work (exceptions may be made), with a B average or better in all coursework.
Pay:
The internship is a full-time experience with a stipend of $3,600. Interns will receive 1 hour of academic credit (course title: Special Problems in Psychology, Psych 2950) from the University of Missouri which is paid for by the program.
Deadline:
February 15, 2016

For more information visit our website http://alcoholresearch.missouri.edu/relatedtraining.html or contact project coordinator, Carol Waudby at muartss@missouri.edu, (573-882-1682).

This program is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH/NIAAA, R25AA023687, PI: Kenneth J. Sher, sherk@missouri.edu)

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Opps

 

 

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Training Opportunities

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a Department of Energy facility managed and operated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Its diverse array of complementary, and often unique, programs include the following:

  • Science education programs
  • Research and training in workforce health, safety, and security
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Radiological site characterization and cleanup verification
  • Technical training systems
  • Integrated scientific and technical expertise

ORISE Fellowship Program

The Research Participation Program for CDC, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) provides opportunities for members of the academic community (i.e., postgraduates, students, and faculty) to participate in DLS programs, projects, and activities. The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The goal of the ORISE Fellowship program is to enhance the educational programs offered by academic institutions, strengthen the scientific and technical manpower base, transfer knowledge and technology to the academic community, and support a growing national commitment to science education.

College and university faculty, students, and post-graduates are provided opportunities for hands-on participation in research and development activities at federal laboratories. To be eligible for the program,

  1. Postgraduate participants must have received a college degree within five years of the date of appointment,
  2. Student participants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university, and
  3. Faculty participants must be a full-time faculty member at an accredited U.S. college or university.

These requirements help ensure that participants are still engaged in formal education and that the experience will enhance their personal education and skills. As a result of these appointments, technology is introduced (or reintroduced) into the universities and colleges and integrated into campus-based instruction and research programs. The ORISE program provides opportunities for participants to

  • Enhance their professional development in science, mathematics, and engineering areas
  • Become familiar with the research areas of the Division of Laboratory Sciences
  • Develop as scientists and engineers for future employment in fields related to the DLS mission.

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/training_opportunities.html