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University of Pittsburgh Opportunities

2015 Panther Leadership Summit

Spend the day learning from and networking with dynamic industry leaders! The 2015 Panther Leadership Summit will take place on February 7, 2015.

Speakers include:
Pam Connelly, Associate General Counsel, University of Pittsburgh
Shady Heinen, Physician, Yale New Haven Health Systems
David Hickton, US Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania
Valerie McDonald-Roberts, Chief Urban Affairs Office, City of Pittsburgh
Mark Nordenberg, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
Robert Randall, President and CEO of TRACO
Patricia Waldinger, CEO, American Red Cross

The Summit's morning program will feature 10 minute leadership development presentations by notable Pitt alumni and friends of Pitt in a dynamic format similar to the TEDx model. Summit attendees will be given opportunities to network with fellow students and speakers. After lunch the afternoon will focus on giving students the opportunity to enhance their leadership development skills with 45 minute interactive workshops presented by student affairs professionals, student leaders, and community leaders. Workshop topics will feature the Summit's five content areas: diversity in leadership, leadership identity, critical thinking skills, leadership theory and communication, and transferable skills for the workplace.

The Summit provides students with opportunities to network, interact with, and learn from professionals with experience and expertise in student leadership development in the three dimensions of the Summit: personal, organizational, and civic/global leadership.

This is an amazing networking and leadership opportunity!
Register here: http://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/ccldpls

StudySoup is now hiring

StudySoup is hiring from The University of Pittsburgh for the spring semester. Our paid, part time position is a great opportunity to stay on top of your own classes while supporting your classmates!

Check out the application here https://studysoup.com/elite_signup/HannahDyson_17380. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Head of Operations for StudySoup, Fernando Guerena, at fernando@studysoup.com.

SASE Regional Conference

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Northeast Regional Conference in Boston registration is now open!!

The Conference date is February 14th, 2015, and the theme is "The Real World: Paths, Passion, and Perseverance." This features breakout sessions centered around "Honing and Leveraging Your Skills", "Making an Immediate Impact", and "Future Paths to Consider" for attendees in their emerging professional lives. The conference will feature a full day of workshops, career panels, and keynote speakers, and it's a great opportunity to let your love for SASE show!

Early bird registration (Jan 15 - Feb 6): $25
Regular registration (Feb 7 - day of): $30

If this interests you, register here!!!!: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sase-regional-conference-tickets-15309217281
Sign Up for Housing Here
The housing form is for applying to stay for free in a BU SASE member's home for the conference. ***Housing is on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, so please fill that out IMMEDIATELY if you think you might possibly go in order to safeguard a spot for yourself.*** The housing form is not linked to registration, which means if you are on the fence about going then you don't have to buy a ticket until you figure it out. This is a precaution we want everyone to take so we don't end up with someone with nowhere to stay. On the housing form identify under University of Pittsburgh and that you need to stay for Friday AND Saturday night.

For more information, visit the conference website or their Facebook event page!

Innovation Week

The Innovation Institute is hosting Innovation Week! Start-up weekend begins on Friday.

Here is the link to the events: click here

EartH20 Spring Break Program

Click here for information regarding a spring break program!

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)

Since 2011, Applied Computer Security Associates, sponsor of the ACSAC and NSPW conferences, has offered scholarships for women in security-related undergraduate and masters' degree programs through the Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS, www.swsis.org).

Thanks to a $250,000 4-year contribution by Hewlett-Packard company in early 2014, ACSA expanded our program to award 11 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), an arm of the Computing Research Alliance, led selection of scholarship winners. Information about the 11 SWSIS Scholars (scholarship winners) is available at www.swsis.org.

ACSA, CRA-W, and HP are pleased to announce that applications for 2015-16 scholarships are open Dec 15 2014 - Feb 15 2015.

To apply, an applicant must provide:
* An essay describing her interest and background in the information security field.
* A current transcript.
* A resume or CV.
* At least two letters of reference (typically from faculty members).
* Her university name and class status.

The scholarship is renewable for a second year subject to availability of funds, given proof of satisfactory academic progress. Preference is for US citizens or permanent residents; funds are available for use at any US campus of a US university.

More information at www.swsis.org or swsis@swsis.org.

Internship, Co-op, and Research Opportunities

NASA Academy Internship Program

The Academy is the premier internship offered by NASA and has a main goal of training future leaders of the space industry. The summer research program attracts undergraduate and graduate students of various backgrounds, mostly in STEM fields. More detailed information about the internship can be found here.

SWE members are great examples of leaders whose interests may very well align with the opportunities provided by NASA. Applications just opened on NASA OSSI and can be found by going to the Search Opportunities window and searching for the keyword Academy. The application deadline is February 15th, 2015.

NASA Glenn Pathways Internship Application now open!

The NASA Glenn Pathways Intern position is open until midnight (11:59:59pm) on Tuesday, January 27th. It is recommended that students start applying as soon as possible. Students will have to make a profile on USAJobs.gov, and then create a resume. The resume can be up to 6 pages, or 22,000 characters. It does not have to fill six pages of words, but it should be more of a narrative (CV) as opposed to a traditional resume. Students can include relevant classes they've taken (they'll know they're relevant by reading the job description), they can include classes, volunteer work they've done that is not job related but shows skills such as leadership, ability to work in a team, etc. The Government likes to know salaries of past positions, and if a student puts a reference, the reference will most likely be called.

Here is a link to the announcement: click here.
Read the entire job announcement before applying, especially the job description which will help them with their resume. (Tailor your resume to the job).

This job is open for U.S. Citizens only
Students must have at least a year left in school by the starting date of the position (they can start as early as April but may also start later)
Students must have a GPA of 2.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Students must work 640 hours during the duration of their Internship (which can be done over multiple rotations)
As an intern, students earn time as a Civil servant, are offered health insurance, life insurance, holiday and sick leave
If the Intern performs to the satisfaction of the organization, they can be offered non-competitive promotion upon graduation

Summer 2015 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!

Click here for more information and to apply.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015

Welcome to the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related supporting disciplines.

The program and Center are funded by the National Science Foundation. Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the CCEFP. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests. We hope that you will consider joining us this summer.

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to fluid power along with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve studies of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing, group discussions and team meetings. Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster, paper or project report. In addition, there is a blog to share updates, and a program of professional development and social activities with other REU students.

REU positions are available at GeorgiaTech in Atlanta, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Thank you for considering the CCEFP REU Program.

Morgan Stanley Technology Summer Analyst Program

The Morgan Stanley Technology Summer Analyst Program application deadline is on February 1st.

Please apply directly on Pitt's career site. If you have not already done so, you must also submit your application through Morgan Stanley's website at http://www.morganstanley.com/careers.

Should you have any further questions, please reach out to mscampusrecruiting@morganstanley.com. You can also follow the Firm on social media via the links below.
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MorganStanley
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/company/morgan-stanley

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

Eligibility
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.

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

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.

BENEFITS OF OSU SROP:
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

Full Time Job Opportunities

Infosys United Information Sessions

Infosys Limited would like to invite you to attend one of our Information Sessions. We are hiring systems engineers across the US. Click here for more information.

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.

Seneca Resources Job Opportunities

Seneca Resources is now hiring for the following positions:
Engineer, Production - Application Deadline 2/15/2015
Engineering Technician - Application Deadline 2/22/2015
Administrator II, GIS Database - Application Deadline 2/22/2015

Graduate Opportunities

MS in Patent Law at the University of Notre Dame

Patent attorneys and patent agents help inventors get patents to protect their ideas. Patent attorneys and patent agents usually work at law firms, or at companies where researchers create new products. They work in all fields of technology - from electrical engineering to biology. Patent agents especially are in high demand in the legal market! So, if someone has a technical background, and an interest in the law, this field is an exciting career choice for them.

I am the director of a relatively new Master's program at Notre Dame (the MS in Patent Law), which prepares people for practice as patent agents. What's a patent agent? In short, a patent agent is similar to a patent attorney, except that s/he hasn't spent three years in law school so isn't a lawyer. As far as helping inventors get patents, a patent agent is exactly the same as a patent attorney.

The MS in Patent Law is accepting applications now for our 2014-2015 class. Our graduates have enjoyed good success in their job searches - from our first class of seven students, six have jobs at law firms now.

If a career as a patent agent, or the MS in Patent Law, is of interest to you, please feel free to contact me at kdeak@nd.edu. I am always happy to talk!
Karen Imgrund Deak, PhD
Director, MSc in Patent Law
University of Notre Dame
http://patentlaw.nd.edu

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

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.

Sincerely,
Amanda Gillespie, PhD
gillespieai@gmail.com