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Below are various opportunities sent to us by organizations who want to reach PittSWE members.

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University of Pittsburgh Opportunities

The 2016 Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference is targeting the University of Pittsburgh this year. The admissions team is looking for motivated undergraduate students to help out as Campus Ambassadors.

As a Campus Ambassador, students will be responsible for spreading the word about the our conference to the LGBT undergrad engineering population at your school. This will involve reaching out to campus organizations and departments, meeting with student organization leaders and administrators, and ensuring that every LGBT engineering undergrad on campus knows about the opportunity to apply to the Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference. Students interested i n becoming a Campus Ambassadors should apply here: https://airtable.com/shrpPkrk7mk2JLnRm

Scholarship Opportunities

James Dyson Award

The James Dyson Award is now open for entries. The James Dyson Award is an international student design competition that is run by the James Dyson Foundation, a global charity which exists to inspire the next generation of engineers.

The James Dyson Award challenges students and recent graduates of design, engineering and related disciplines to design something that solves a problem. The best invention internationally is awarded $45,000 in prize money, and their university receives $7,500.

More details about the competition and how to enter can be found at www.jamesdysonaward.com. The competition is open for entries from February 18 - July 19, 2016.

If you have any questions or would like any further information, please contact Bailee Lauer at bailee.lauer@dyson.com.

BrokeScholar Scholarship Contest

BrokeScholar is a search engine for scholarships founded originally in 2002. They run an on-going scholarship contest with a first prize of $1,000 and wanted to extend that offer to PittSWE members.

You can find all the information here:
https://www.brokescholar.com/scholarship-opportunity/

A winner is chosen twice yearly and it's open to all students with a GPA of 2.5+.

StudySoup Future Innovators Scholarship

About the Future Innovators Scholarship Program
Equal access to education is one of the main pillars of StudySoup's values. To further propagate access to education for all, StudySoup recently announced a $2,000 scholarship for outstanding students enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities.

Who is eligible:
Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
Currently attending high school
Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to apply:
Follow this link to the application form: https://studysoup.com/scholarship
You'll need to submit 3 short writing segments to be considered for this scholarship.

Deadline:
Fall: October 1st 2016
Spring: March 1st 2017

About StudySoup
StudySoup is a Peer-to-Peer Learning Marketplace that connects top students in the class with those who need a little help. Top students can upload their notes, and study guides to the StudySoup Marketplace, and their peers can purchase those study materials, earning the seller a sweet income.

Internship, Co-op, and Research Opportunities

i3 Inclusion Institute

The i3 Inclusion Institute is a rigorous summer program exclusively offered to undergraduate students from underrepresented populations, preparing them for graduate study in careers in the field of information science. Our main target population that we are seeking to 'recruit' for application into this program are students who are studying in a technical field (information science, computer science, computer engineering etc.) or those who would be open to studying in that field.

Once admitted into the program, the applicant attends a summer institute held at Pitt where they form teams, and attend workshops/session informing them about their team research project. The groups develop their project over the coming year, and return to Pitt the following summer to present it.

If admitted into the Institute, the programs expenses are fully covered, and the i3 scholars also receive a stipend.

There is more specific information listed on the i3 website at: http://www.sis.pitt.edu/i3/about-i3/what-is-i3.html

iRobot Robotics and Vision Internship

iRobot has an internship available! Click here for more details.

Electrical Engineering/Mechatronics Internship at Renerge, Inc.

Lisa Weiland, PhD is a former Swanson School Professor (Mechanical Engineering). A few short years ago, she launched a start up called Renerge, Inc. Click here to find an Electrical Engineering (or Mechatronics) internship opportunity with her team. The work won't be easy and will likely nudge the intern outside her/his comfort zone, but for the right person, it'll be a heck of an experience. Interested applicants should follow up with Dr. Weiland directly. To apply, just email a resume to lisa.weiland@renergeinc.com using the body of the email as the cover letter.

Software Engineering Internship at Box

Box has an opening for a Software Engineering Internship. It is open to current juniors.
To view the job description and apply, click here.

Full Time Job Opportunities

Check out imaginepittsburgh.com for engineering job openings!

SWE Pittsburgh Professional Section Posted Job Openings

You can find detailed job postings on the SWE Pittsburgh Professional section's website at: http://pittsburgh.swe.org/job-postings.html

Full Time Opportunity at Norfolk Southern

Graduate Opportunities

None at this time.

Webinars / Online Programs

Guides for Women in STEM from MoneyGeek.com

Women often face unique challenges in life that can dictate their financial lifestyle. MoneyGeek.com has created guides to empower women to feel confident when making financial decisions. The three guides highlight topics such as:
- Women pursuing STEM careers
- Scholarships and financial aid for women
- Crafting the right message when negotiating a salary

To visit these guides, click the following links:
MoneyGeek.com Women in STEM Careers
MoneyGeek.com: Scholarships & Grants for Women
MoneyGeek.com: Guide to Negotiating the Pay You Deserve

Affordable Colleges Online Guide to Engineering Programs

You can find more information about online engineering degrees and programs guide here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/engineering-programs/

Free Computer Science Courses

Check out these links to free computer science courses from udemy.

Web Development Courses
Programming Language Courses
Mobile App Courses
The Pong Project

Other Opportunities

Invitation to join GirlsCanSTEM.com

As a STEM woman, I'd like to extend a warm invitation to your organization and its members to http://girlscanstem.com, a website devoted to supporting women in STEM. We welcome new contributors, students, parents, teachers, organizations, and anyone interested in helping women succeed in STEM.

GirlsCanSTEM.com allows you to blog, create groups for your organization, send member status updates, create discussion forums for your cause, and more. Look at it as a tool to bring the STEM community closer.