Fall Week 8 Announcements


Lockheed Martin pace mentoring session | November 16 | 10:30AM - 12pm | 192-322

TJ Logue from Lockheed Martin will discuss Space Protection Programs as well as a variety of engineering internship opportunities located in Denver, CO. 
Click here for more information. 

Substitute teacher training course | January 5 9am-3pm, january 12 9am-1pm

CESAME is offering its first training course to give students the tools to feel confident and prepared to substitute teach. Students graduating in Fall 2018 or Winter 2019 will receive CEU units and reimbursement for CBEST, Science and Math CSETS, 30 day Substitute Credential, Fingerprinting, CSU Mentor Application Fee, and Certificate of Clearance. 

For more information contact Jenny Cruz at jmcrruz@calpoly.edu. 

California Solar Regatta |June 8

SMUD’s fun, educational competition is open to all high schools, colleges and universities in California. Working together in teams, students design, build and race their own solar powered boats. They are judged for speed, distance, maneuverability and more. Students get hands-on, out-of-the-classroom experience with renewable energy and engineering. 
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CalTech Wave Fellows and Agmen Scholars Programs

Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. 
Interested students can join the following webinars to learn more:
- WAVE Fellows Program Webinar, Wednesday, November 28, 11:00 am PST
- Amgen Scholars Program Webinar, Thursday, November 29, 11:00 am PST
Click here to learn how to join the webinars.
The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10 week summer research project at Caltech.This program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs as well as to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. WAVE Fellows will receive a $6350 award for the ten-week program. An additional housing/travel supplement will be provided.
Application: Online applications are due January 12, 2019.
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Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, medical engineering, chemical and bimolecular engineering, and chemistry. Amgen Scholars will receive a $6,350 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance.
Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2019
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Summer research experience for undergraduates at northwestern university | June 17-August 16, 2019

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. Students are matched with leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research Areas Include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. Participants are paid a $4,500 stipend, receive a travel allowance, and are provided with on-campus housing. For questions, please contact mrc-reu@northwestern.edu

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DATES: Applications are due February 15th, 2019. The program dates are June 17th to August 16th, 2019. 


Learn by doing lab

The Learn By Doing Lab is an on-campus laboratory where 5th through 8th grade students from local schools can experience real world, standards-based, inquiry-driven science curricula taught by Cal Poly undergraduates planning careers in teaching. To participate, students should enroll in SCM 203, ENGR 322, or HNRS 302 during Winter or Spring 2019. 
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