Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Spring 2015

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
Where Undergraduates Learn About Scientific Research by Doing Scientific Research

About the Program

In response to the growing concern about the decreasing numbers of U.S. citizens obtaining degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science sponsors the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI). This program provides special training and research experiences to undergraduate students at the DOE National Laboratories. SULI enables students to pursue technical careers and advanced educational
opportunities by giving them direct exposure to major scientific research facilities and to the Laboratory’s scientific and technical staff.

Program Components

Participating students receive a weekly salary, a hous- ing allowance, and travel expenses. They spend either ten weeks in the summer or 16 weeks during the fall/spring semester at a DOE National Laboratory where they:
  • Are matched with world-renowned scientists who serve as mentors
  • Are trained to use advanced scientific instruments
  • Develop professional and technical communication skills
  • Attend seminars and lectures on scientific inquiry and recent discoveries
  • Complete a research project which is formally documented in a paper and presentation.


Students for SULI are recruited from all undergraduate institutions and must:
  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • Be interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
  • Be 18 years or older at the start of the program
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

Financial Information

A salary of $500/week is provided as well as a housing per diem and travel reimbursement per DOE and PNNL program guidelines.

Application The application is on-line at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/. Applications are available in October for summer and fall, and in August for winter and spring. The application for SULI is electronic and cannot be submitted by mail or fax.

Applications for Spring 2015 are due October 7, 2014
If you have questions, please contact:Marisela Linares-Mendoza SULI Program Manager Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Marisela.Linares-Mendoza@pnnl.gov, 509-371-7645

Job Fair for Computer Science and Engineering: Asian Bilingual Career Forum

DISCO International, organizer of the largest job fair for Japanese-English bilinguals, will be holding the Asian Bilingual Career Forum 2014, a job fair targeting bilinguals in English and one Asian language where companies are seeking computer science and engineering majors.

No cost to register or attend the event.

For Asian bilingual (excluding Japanese) students:
Bilingual in English and one Asian language excluding Japanese (e.g. Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Vietnamese, Khmer, Bengali, etc.)

Asian Bilingual Career Forum 2014: Nov. 7 - 9 (Fri. - Sun.) [INVITATION ONLY EVENT]

- bilingual in English and one Asian language, excluding Japanese (e.g. Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, etc.)
- graduating or have graduated with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. university
- available to work in Asia
- recipients of an invitation from DISCO

Submit invitation request form at http://asian.careerforum.net/?ref=201422

If selected, you will receive an invitation via email.
The last day to request an invitation will be Thursday, Oct. 30.

This is a great opportunity to meet with world-class companies seeking bilinguals such as yourself.

Please make sure to submit an invitation request form in order to be considered for the invitation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at abcf@careerforum.net.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Deadline Extended to August 18 for Levinson Emerging Scholar & Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Announcing two research funding opportunities. These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of August 18 with funding starting next academic year.  Please share widely.

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/wrff/
Deadline: August 18

Levinson Emerging Scholars Program

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related fields and enrich the future of academe.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/levinson/ 
Deadline: August 18

Questions? Contact URP Staff at urp@uw.edu.