Announcing the Secretary of Transportation’s “Recognizing Aviation and Aerospace Innovation
in Science and Engineering” (RAISE) Award challenge competition!!!
This award competition is a direct outcome of the Secretary of Transportation’s interest
in STEM education and developing the next generation of transportation leaders.
The Secretary’s RAISE Award competition encourages innovative scientific and engineering
achievements by the next generation of leaders in our field. This year there is a
High School division that competes separately from the University division. With this
change, the Secretary’s RAISE Award competition will encourage innovative scientific
and engineering achievements by the youngest members of the next generation as well
as those in Universities who are already showing serious talent for leadership in
our field. For more information, Please click here. Below is also a link to the Secretary’s Blog post.
The application period is now open, but it closes on December 30, 2014.
Let's have some outstanding entries from West TN!!!!
For secretary's Blog Post please click here.
PAID Math Tutors for K-12 Needed!
Attention STEM Majors:
The West TN STEM Hub is currently seeking 2-3 undergraduate STEM majors to serve as
math tutors for local K-12 students. Tutors selected for this program will be assigned
to a local elementary, middle, or high school and will serve as a math tutor up to
15 hours per week (this is flexible based upon schedule).
You must have submitted the FAFSA and be eligible for Federal Work Study in order
to be selected for one of these tutoring positions.
Who is Eligible? Students that completed the FAFSA and are eligible for Federal Work
How to apply? Email Dr. Stephanie Ivey (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in being considered for a West TN STEM Hub K-12 math tutor
For more information about the West TN STEM Hub, click here!
Mathematical Methods in the Paradigms in Physics Curriculum!
The Department of Physics has a speaker coming Nov. 12 at 3 pm. (Dr. Corinne Manogue).
The topic is Mathematical Methods in the Paradigms in Physics Curriculum. She will
discuss her research approach and will share a number of unique hands-and-bodies-on
activities that make esoteric math topics in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and
E&M more vivid and geometric for the students. For more information please click here.
Civil Engineer Job Position!!
MidSouth Utility Consultants, LLC provides a dynamic work environment with the opportunity
and responsibility to impact hundreds of thousands of people every day through comprehensive
planning, design, testing, and construction contract administration services to rural
electric cooperatives, municipal electric power systems, and large industries who
have their own high voltage facilities.
Candidates must be completing/have completed a 4 year civil engineering program by
May 2015 with the understanding that rewards are the result of purposeful, hard work.
Here you can find more information about this position.
WDTS Internship Announcement for Summer 2015!!!
The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists
(WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2015 Summer
Term internship/fellowship programs. These programs, which offer opportunities for
direct engagement in scientific research and technology featuring specialized instrumentation;
large-scale, multidisciplinary efforts; and/or scientific user facilities, are available
for undergraduate students enrolled at community colleges and/or four-year institutions,
and for visiting faculty. Selected students or faculty participate at one of 17 DOE
Laboratories/Facilities, receive stipends, and may qualify for travel and housing
Applications for these competitive programs must be completed and submitted online
by 5:00 PM ET on January 9, 2015 (including all required application materials and
recommendations). The 2015 Summer Term placements are for 10 weeks duration in a May
to August timeframe. In order to find out about the three accepting programs please
The Student Success Programs (SSP) have various positions which will be responsible
for coordinating different projects. These projects' components include but not be
limited to; job shadowing, research and internship opportunities, speaker series,
faculty/business mentors; industry visits; themed workshops, summer bridge activities,
etc. Learn more information about this program through SSP Brochure and Position Description.
SMART Scholarship Program Application Now Open!
The application for the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense
Scholarship for Service Program (SMART) is now open. The SMART Scholarship for Service
Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and
then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers
on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.
SMART Scholars receive:
- Full tuition and educational fees
- Generous cash stipend ranging from $25,000 - $38,000 per year
- Paid summer internships, health insurance, and book allowance
- Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation
Students pursuing degrees in the following fields are encouraged to apply:
- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
- Computer and Computational Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Information Sciences
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Operations Research
Basic eligibility requirements are as follows:
- A U.S. citizen at time of application,
- 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015,
- Able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
- Willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
- A student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
- pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed above
The application is currently available and the deadline to apply is December 15th.
For more information and to apply please visit http://smart.asee.org.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for
Summer 2015 - Deadline is January 15th!
The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates
to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain
a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of
scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in
a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.
Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:
Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status)
Travel arrangements to and from appointment site
Veterans are given Veterans preference with the Federal Energy Management Program
Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of
an accredited college or university. The program is open to majors in: Engineering;
Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology;
Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and
Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.
Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program? E-mail email@example.com or visit here.
The 4th Annual FutureStar Leadership Summit!!
Please find the agenda for the campus individualized tour of education and fun with
science here. Also you can see some students' participation photos here.