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Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (due Jan 18 2023)

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) – a program that has supported the graduate studies of nearly 600 awardees since 1991 – is currently accepting applications through January 18, 2023.
As you read, kindly forward this message to anyone you feel would be a good fit for the program. We look forward to welcoming another multidisciplinary class of fellows in the fall of 2023. Your encouragement The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) – a program that has supported the graduate studies of nearly 600 awardees since 1991 – is currently accepting applications through January 18, 2023.

As you read, kindly forward this message to anyone you feel would be a good fit for the program. We look forward to welcoming another multidisciplinary class of fellows in the fall of 2023. Your encouragement could make all the difference in someone choosing to pursue this life-changing opportunity.

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The DOE CSGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities for doctoral students in various fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. Renewable up to four years, the fellowship also seeks candidates researching applied mathematics, statistics, computer science or computational science advances that contribute to more effective use of emerging high-performance systems. Learn more about the program’s two tracks here.
The DOE CSGF is available to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university; senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students are eligible to apply.
Benefits include:
• A $45,000 yearly stipend
• Payment of full tuition and required fees
• Yearly program review participation
• An annual professional development allowance
• A 12-week DOE laboratory research practicum experience
Please consider joining fellowship staff as we host an informational webinar at 1:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 8. This session will provide an overview of the DOE CSGF and guidance for applying, and it will serve as a forum to ask related questions in a live Q&A format. A recording will also be made available via the fellowship website.
Meanwhile, you’ll find application details and a downloadable poster here, and we encourage you to read more about the pursuits of fellows and alumni via our annual DEIXIS publication here.
As always, we thank you for your support of the DOE CSGF, and we welcome the opportunity to answer questions ahead of the January 18 application deadline.
Best regards,
Lindsey Eilts
DOE CSGF Program Coordinator
Krell Institute
csgf@krellinst.org

CUWiP 2024 at Penn

Penn’s Physics & Astronomy department will host CUWiP in 2024!  More details will be posted soon.

From the APS CUWiP webpage

The primary goal of the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) is to increase recruitment and retention of undergraduate women in physics by:

  1. Communicating the breadth of education and career paths open to physics majors
  2. Disseminating information and advice on applying for summer research, graduate school and professional employment
  3. Providing opportunities to share experiences, advice and ideas with women at different stages of their education or career paths

The conferences are typically a mix of presentations, workshops, panels, poster session, tours and social events designed to maximize participation and interaction among women in physics. Typically, sites are able to accommodate 100 – 250 undergraduate attendees. In the past, some programs have included targeted outreach and other special elements, such as recruitment of or programs for high school, community college or underrepresented minority (URM) students, or tours of national labs or industry facilities). All conferences should include in their schedule a 90-minute keynote address that is webcast from one of the host institutions.

The conferences provide an opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs at the host institution to participate in the organization of a conference. Please note that planning a CUWiP is a major undertaking, and sites should recognize that faculty and/or staff involvement has been vital for the success of the conferences.

Although CUWiPs are primarily aimed at declared physics majors, the conferences are also able to recruit physics majors by energizing and equipping CUWiP participants to be ambassadors for the major when they return to their home institution. The national organizing committee emphasizes recruiting participants who may otherwise not be aware of the opportunities that a physics major provides, such as community college students in STEM fields who are interested in transferring to a four-year college, or first-generation college students.

IRIS-HEP undergraduate Fellows (due 8 March 2022)

**Several Penn undergrads participated in this program last summer**

We are pleased to announce that applications for the IRIS-HEP undergraduate Fellows program in Summer 2022 are now open. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 8 March, 2022 (end of the day, any time zone).

People are the key to successful software. IRIS-HEP aims to promote the development of advanced research software skills by providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to connect with mentors within the larger High Energy Physics (HEP) and Computational/Data Science community. At the same time, we aim to promote software as a collaborative activity and encourage collaborations which engage individuals in ways that maximize their potential and their potential impact on the community.

To accomplish these goals, IRIS-HEP has created a Fellows program.

IRIS-HEP Fellows will spend some number of months working with a mentor to build their skills while working on a research software project relevant to the Institute.

Who should apply to the Fellows program? – Are you reasonably comfortable with basic programming through skills acquired (for example) from coursework or dedicated training activities? Are you interested in building on those skills to gain experience through contributions to cutting edge open source research software projects?

Then the IRIS-HEP Fellows program could be for you. Prior physics knowledge is helpful, but not required. We will also offer dedicated training activities to help you improve specific software skills.

Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in STEM activities are particularly encouraged.

Fellows will receive a training stipend as part of their participation.

For more information on the program including how to apply, please

see: https://iris-hep.org/fellows.html

Note that a webinar on the program will take place on Wednesday,

23 February, 2022 at 12:00 U.S. east coast time (NYC/Princeton).

A link to register for the webinar can be found on the webpage above.

Questions about the program can be directed to fellows@iris-hep.org

Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program (due Feb 1 2022)

Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program

Applications open on Nov 1, must be complete by Feb 1 2022

The SR-EIP offers closely mentored research experiences in the life and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities at 20 research institutions across the country. SR-EIP Participants…

  • Spend 8–10 weeks at a Leadership Alliance institution.
  • Receive a stipend, and travel and housing expenses from the research institution.
  • Work under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor.
  • Gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.
  • Make oral or poster presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium.
  • Gain access to ongoing resources, mentoring, and professional networks to support your career path as a part of the Leadership Alliance community.
  • Receive professional development mentoring on applying to graduate programs and learn about research careers from alumni.

To participate in the Summer Research Early Identification Program you must:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD.*
  • Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
  • Be a documented U.S. citizen or non-citizen national, or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or another legal document of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 Visa are not eligible for the SR-EIP. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.

Caltech WAVE Fellows (due Jan 7 2022)

Caltech is now accepting applications for our WAVE Fellows undergraduate research program.

Please share with students and colleagues. Thank you!

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for undergraduate students, who are underrepresented in STEM and intend on pursuing a Ph.D., to conduct a 10-week summer research project under the mentorship of Caltech faculty.

Research opportunities in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering and applied science, geology, environmental science, sustainability, astronomy, physics, nanotechnology, quantum sciences, humanities, social science, and more!

Research-specific information sessions are scheduled starting on November 3. This is a chance to learn more about the program, application process, and meet Caltech faculty in different disciplines.

Applications due Jan 7, 2022.
Program dates: June 13 – August 19, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors;
have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2;
be a US citizen, permanent resident, or have DACA status.
Strong applicants are encouraged to have prior research experience.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Graduate school prep workshops
Faculty seminars
Networking events
Writing workshops
Social activities

Click here for more info

Questions about the WAVE Fellows program can be directed to Carol Casey.

CUWiP application deadline on Monday October 4

Undergraduate physics majors and graduate students, please note the deadline to register for CUWiP is Monday October 4 at 5pm eastern.  The closest one for us is Rutgers in New Jersey (about 1 hour away by car or train), and the Dept should be able to provide some support to attend.  The conference is Friday afternoon+Saturday+Sunday morning in January 2022, so it doesn’t clash with classes and is a lot of fun to attend!

CUWiP January 2022

 

Women in STEM webinars

Women in STEM: The Power to Persist and Pursue

Join special guests Dr. Amanda Goodson, Aurora Martinez, and Dr. Becky Moening for the publisher Wiley’s latest educational webinars. This August we’re taking an inside look at the gender equity gap in STEM with a two-part panel discussion where we’ll bring together women studying and working in STEM to share their thoughts and experiences as well as advice for how we can each do our part to support the growth of women in STEM.

  • Student Voices: A Discussion of Gender Equity in STEM Education
    August 9, 2021 at 1 PM EST
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    • In session 1, author and former NASA Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Amanda Goodson and Wiley’s resident Math Specialist Dr. Becky Moening, Ed.D will lead a panel discussion with female STEM students to discuss what led them to choose a STEM career path, their experience to date as a woman in STEM, and how they see the world of STEM changing for women as they enter the workforce.
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    • In session two, Dr. Goodson will be joined by Wiley’s VP and General Manager of Math and Science Foundations, Aurora Martinez, along with a dynamic group of professional women working in STEM careers as they share what drove them to choose a STEM career, their experience to date and how they have achieved success despite the gender gap, and their suggestions for how more women can persist and pursue in STEM careers.

See other webinars by Wiley on a range of subjects including equity and inclusion