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

University of Pittsburgh Events & Opportunities

Pitt American Nuclear Society Board Position Available

Pitt American Nuclear Society is writing a conference proposal to host their national student meeting in 2016. Please contact mar209@pitt.edu if you are interested in having a board position to help with the proposal and to host this event.

SWE Scholarships

Apply now for Society of Women Engineers scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students who will be sophomores through PhD candidates can apply on-line by February 16, 2015.

You complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. The online application is entirely electronic - including submittal of reference recommendations and transcripts.

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2014, SWE disbursed over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $720,000.

For more information about eligibility and requirements and a link to the application, go to SWE scholarships.

Job Opportunities

Alpha Technologies Position Available

Alpha Technologies is currently hiring for a Software Test Engineer 2 position at their Pittsburgh location. For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at the University of Southern California

This REU program allows students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC's world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. University housing and transportation will also be provided.

Interested students are encouraged to visit our SURE webpage to review available research projects for 2015 and to start an application.

Applicants to the Summer Research program should be outstanding undergraduate students in engineering or computer science who are currently of Sophomore or Junior standing and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens. The deadline to apply for SURE 2015 is February 2, 2015.

Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program - Summer Internships

The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) is accepting applications for summer internship positions at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Florida International University, and University of Texas at El Paso.

2015 E3S Summer Research Internship
Date: June 7-August 8, 2015
Locations: UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Florida International University, and University of Texas at El Paso
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

What is the E3S Summer Research Program? A 9-week program that introduces energy efficient electronics science to undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in science and engineering. Summer interns have the opportunity to join E3S researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment to make fundamental breakthroughs in the underlying physics, chemistry, and material science of electronics systems. Learn more at: www.e3s-center.org/research/

Internship Overview
Real-world experience: Work on challenging projects developing materials and devices for ultra-low energy electronics
Summer salary: $4,000 stipend
Live and work in Boston, El Paso, Miami, or the San Francisco Bay Area: Travel to/from institution, summer housing, and meals provided
Mentorship: Work one-on-one with research mentor and program staff
Professional development: Graduate school preparation seminars, GRE prep course, guest speakers, and lab tours

US citizen or permanent resident
Rising sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors
Engineering and physical science majors
Minimum GPA: 3.25

E3S Commitment to Diversity: E3S is committed to broadening participation in science and engineering. We strongly encourage students from historically under-represented groups in science and engineering to apply to our internship program, including students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, first-generation college students, or have limited access to undergraduate research in their undergraduate constitutions. Our program is designed to promote future student success by providing support through mentoring, leadership training and various networking activities.

For additional information, join us for our upcoming online webinar to learn more about the application process: December 3rd at 3pm PST. RSVP online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015E3SREUWebinar

Questions: Contact Lea Marlor at e3sprograms@e3s-center.org or 510-664-4882.

Key Tech Engineering Product Development

Key Tech is now recruiting EE, CE, and ME students! For more information, view their flyer here.

Factory Operations Co-Op - Nestle USA

Interested in working for the world's largest food and beverage company? Nestle USA has been consistently ranked as one of the world's most admired companies for fifteen consecutive years. We are looking for high caliber, performance driven University of Pittsburgh engineering students to join our team for our Engineering Co-Op.

The Factory Operations Co-Op Program is a six month project during a school semester, with the possibility of extending through the summer or winter break. This program provides the opportunity for selected college students to gain real world experience and an understanding of the role of Operations & Manufacturing. Designed with the full support of the Confection and Snacks Leadership Team, this semester long program will allow incumbents to be involved in leading substantial projects from start to finish. Areas of focus may include continuous improvement efforts, compliance, safety, quality, or the performance of factory operations.

Interested in this program? Applications are up on Pitt's Center site! Note: You must apply online at this website to job number 14005920 to be considered for this role. Please feel free to reach out to Nuvie Ewharekuko, a Pitt alumn, at Nuvie.ewharekuko@us.nestle.com for more information on these opportunities or with any questions you may have. Thank you!

Summer Research Opportunities Program at Ohio State University

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is a summer research experience designed to help historically underrepresented undergraduates explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers. As a participant in this program, students will work with a faculty mentor on a mutually agreed upon area of research and begin to develop the kind of student-professor relationship that is crucial to success in graduate school.
The program provides women in science and math, people of color, first-generation, and low-income students with research experiences across the university and allows for a meaningful, realistic assessment of each student's interest in graduate study. The application deadline is February 10, 2015.

Conduct original research under the supervision of a faculty mentor
2 semester credits
Earn a $3000 stipend for the 9-week session
Receive free campus housing and a meal plan

For more information about SROP and the CIC as a whole, check out this link: http://www.cic.net/students/srop/introduction

Epic Job Opportunities

If you'd like a career that is both challenging and meaningful, consider Epic, a worldwide leader in electronic health records. We create and implement integrated software products for many of the largest healthcare organizations in the US, including Kaiser Permanente, Stanford and Yale, and we are expanding overseas. Currently, 54% of Americans are taken care of by physicians who use Epic software.
We are now hiring for several technical teams, including Technical Services and Software Development.

TS: As a Technical Services Analyst at Epic, you'll work with some of the most respected medical institutions in the country, advising them on best practices for their organization and cracking their toughest problems. After receiving comprehensive training to become an expert in our software, you'll be a trusted source of technical knowledge for your customers, ensuring their organizations' continued success. Technical Services is a dynamic role where no two days are the same; it requires quick thinking, collaboration, and drive. If you think you might be a fit, please inquire here: https://careers.epic.com/Inquiry/InquireNow/TS/79.

SD: Software Developers at Epic find themselves working at the junction of two growing fields, medicine and computer science. At Epic, you'll help create the best software for your users' needs - from the massively scalable database to the user interface for visualizing complex information. You'll meet with doctors, nurses, and other frontline professionals to understand their workflows and turn their needs into innovative software. Your work will help reduce medical errors, improve the management of chronic diseases, and find new ways to facilitate collaboration between patients and their care teams as you work to build multi-tier enterprise software for large healthcare organizations using a variety of technologies, as well as a variety of devices, from tablets to large wall-mounted screens. If you think you're a fit, please inquire here: https://careers.epic.com/Inquiry/InquireNow/SD/79.

Seneca Resources Job Opportunities

Seneca Resources is now hiring for the following positions:
Engineer, Production - Application Deadline 1/4/2015
Marketing Supervisor - Application Deadline 1/5/2015
Marketing Manager - Application Deadline 1/5/2015

Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering at Wichita State University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Wichita State University (WSU) is seeking candidates for three tenure-eligible faculty positions at the assistant professor rank. Exceptional applicants may be considered at the rank of associate professor. An earned doctorate in mechanical or a closely-related engineering field (to be awarded before May 31, 2015), notable record of journal publications and scholarly activities, evidence of potential to attract external funding and conduct research, effective communication skills, evidence of teaching potential, and disposition to work with diverse populations are required. A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering is strongly preferred. Research areas preferred for the three positions include but not limited to: 1) mechatronics, dynamics and controls, robotics, acoustics; 2) thermal-fluids sciences, renewable energy systems, smart building, energy-water conservation technologies; 3) advanced materials, nanotechnology, bio-mechanics, automotive technologies, and any other new and emerging technologies. Responsibilities will include effective teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, establishing an externally funded research program, publishing in reputable journals, supervising graduate students, and participating in university/professional service.

Wichita State University has an attractively landscaped campus with approximately 15,000 students. Wichita metro area has a population of approximately 600,000 and it is known as the "Air Capital of the World" that is home to major companies such as Airbus, Bombardier Learjet, Cessna, Chance industries, Johnson Controls, Koch, Siemens, and Spirit AeroSystems. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with these companies. Currently, the ME Department has nearly 600 undergraduate and 125 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students.

Interested candidates must apply online at this website by submitting a letter of application explaining how the applicant's expertise and experience could contribute to the specific position, a resume, statement of teaching and research plans, and a list of at least three professional references. Requests for further information should be addressed to Professor T. S. Ravi (ts.ravi@wichita.edu).

Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014 and it will continue until the positions are filled.

University of Colorado at Boulder Engineering Faculty Positions

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for tenure-line faculty in all departments for fall 2015. Our College is halfway through a strategic plan to double in size. Our vision is to be a world leader for excellence and innovation in engineering research and education.

One of the core values of the College of Engineering and Applied Science is inclusive excellence. We seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research, and show promise for excellent teaching. Exceptional candidates in all areas will be given serious consideration. We are hiring faculty in:
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, the University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment and seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples (https://facultyaffairs.colorado.edu/leap/downloads/leap_work_life.pdf).

For more information and to apply, please visit www.jobsatcu.com.

Graduate Programs

UC Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program

UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for its Master of Financial Engineering Program. For more information, click here to visit their website.

Webinars / Online Programs

SANS Cyber Aces Online

The Cyber Aces Foundation is excited to announce the return of SANS Cyber Aces Online! SANS Cyber Aces Online makes available, free and online, selected courses from the professional development curriculum offered by The SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training. SANS goal in making these courses available as open courseware is to help grow the talent pool and accelerate the rate at which skilled cyber professionals can enter the information security industry. For more information, visit www.cyberaces.org.

Other Opportunities

Judges Needed for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest pre-college science competition, is coming to Pittsburgh May 10 - 15, 2015 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This competition brings 1700 students in grades 9-12 from 70 countries, regions and territories. These are the best and brightest in the world, having won at local, regional, state and national fairs to get here.

ISEF provides a wonderful opportunity for encouraging students to pursue careers in science and engineering. The students consistently rank talking with the judges and volunteers as the high point of their experience. These students are our future leaders, scientists, engineers and doctors. The positive energy in the exhibit halls with the students is inspiring!

We need your involvement to recruit judges from the Society of Women Engineers for this event. The commitment is for the evening of Tuesday May 12 (training, dinner, project preview) and Wednesday May 13 (actual judging). Judges include university faculty, industrial scientists and engineers, representatives of private and federal research centers and agencies, and medical researchers. The qualifications are a degree with six or more years of professional experience or a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent and desire to encourage our students. There are also many opportunities for general volunteers and in particular, interpreters. Parking, refreshments, and enjoyable meals are provided.

Judge information and registration is located at the following website:

If you have questions, please contact Judging@societyforscience.org. We can provide speakers, handouts, and other promotional materials to assist identification of volunteers.

Voice Consulting for Professional Women

Good afternoon women engineers!

I'm contacting you as a fellow female professional and voice expert. Judgments are made about you the moment you speak. At the first sound of your voice, listeners are deciding if you are smart, confident, worthy. As a speech-language pathologist specialized in voice, and female scientist with my PhD, I am acutely aware of the judgments made on women based solely on the sound of their voice in presentations. As a professional speaker, your message is critical, and the sound of your voice may diminish the quality of the content being conveyed. This problem plagues female professionals across disciplines. As a female professional, public speaking- from conference calls to academic podium presentations- is often an unavoidable requirement. However, you can learn to have control over how you represent yourself in these situations. It is possible, with training, to acquire a voice that conveys confidence, intelligence, and authority.

About me:
I am a licensed speech-language pathologist with my PhD in communication science and disorders, specialized in voice. I am currently research faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (Assistant Professor, School of Medicine). I have practiced clinical voice care for 10 years. I am passionate about women's issues, particularly those surrounding women in the workplace and career advancement. Frustrated from hearing the weak voice quality of professional women in news interviews or public presentations, I recently merged my passions for voice and the state of women in the workplace and began providing private voice consulting to help improve the perception of female speakers.

My services:
If you are interested in improving your overall communication, specifically your voice in public speaking contexts, I am available for consultation. Specifically I can conduct training in the environment where you will be giving a presentation. Studies show that practice that closely mimics the real-life scenario is best for learning new skills. To that end, we can work on your presentation in the room, behind the podium, etc. where you will be speaking (or as close as possible to this ideal environment).

If you are interested in improving your public speaking abilities, or having me speak to your group, please contact me.

Amanda Gillespie, PhD