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Advanced Institute for Transportation Education Scholarship Program
The purpose of UTRC’s Advanced Institute for Transportation Education (AITE) scholarship program is to increase the knowledge and capabilities of transportation professionals by supporting the pursuit of master’s degrees in transportation-related fields. The program supports both full-time master’s students and professionals working at participating agencies who are looking to increase their expertise through pursuit of a master’s degree. The program does NOT support the pursuit of undergraduate or PhD degrees.
All Universities that are members of the UTRC Consortium are eligible to participate in the AITE Scholarship Program. Two types of scholarships are provided through the AITE Program:
Agency Employee Scholarships
Full-time Student Scholarships
The AITE Scholarship Program is a federally-funded matching program. All UTRC funds allocated through the AITE program must be matched with non-federal funds either from participating agencies for Agency Employee recipients or from participating universities for Full-Time Student recipients.
The following document outlines the:
Eligibility requirements, terms of award, and matching fund requirements for each scholarship type;
Requirements for becoming a participating university;
Student application process;
Scholarship administration process; and
Contact information for UTRC program managers.
Program Dates and Deadlines
The following is a summary of the deadlines and important dates pertaining to the 2015 AITE Scholarship Program. These are discussed in more detail in the following document:
University Coordinators required to submit the Participating University Information Sheet to UTRC
Program Announcement distributed to University and Agency Coordinators
Completed applications due to UTRC AITE Scholarship winners announced
October 27, 2014
October 31, 2014
November 30, 2014 December 19, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Georgia, Indiana and New Jersey, recruits current seniors, recent grads, and alumni with backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to teach in high-need secondary schools. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a master's degree program that includes a full school year of experience in local high-need classrooms. In turn, they commit to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools. They also get mentoring and support from both their universities and their schools throughout their three-year commitment. Learn more here and apply by 10/13 for round 1!
Undergraduate student teams, of six members each, will be formed before the end of 2014. There are two possible options for a team: Option 1 is for teams to represent a single school of engineering or perhaps regional partnerships between schools. Option 2 is that a team consists of students from two or three countries (with at least 2 students from each country). We have a goal of 30 students representing each of the three countries (US, China, UK), for a total of 90 students, at the Summit in Beijing.
Teams will propose and develop a business plan for a start-up based on an idea/concept related to the GCs. The 14 NAE Grand Challenges are outlined at http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/. They fall within the four categories of Sustainability, Security, Health, and Joy of Living. The plan for each team will be developed prior to the summit, starting in January 2015 and ending with the final competition held during Student Day in Beijing in front of a judging panel of entrepreneurs and innovators.
The application should consist of a one-page description, in English, of the following: (1) names and contact address of the students interested; (2) topic selected; (3); option preferred; and (4) a plan stating how the team will advance its idea for the Student Day competition. Mentors will be recruited for each team by January 15, 2015. It is expected that each team will interview five people in the customer discovery process during the course of the project. The recently established Los Angeles I-Corps NSF National Node (http://lanode.org) will provide educational material and software on entrepreneurship to help with the development of the business model, including training on customer discovery techniques.
A selection committee will review the applications for the selection of the final teams with the notification expected by December 31, 2014. All participating teams are expected to attend the summit. It is anticipated that the teams selected will receive some travel support from the Summit sponsors, with all local expenses and accommodation in Beijing covered.
Questions can be directed to Yannis C. Yortsos, USC Viterbi Dean of Engineering and US Student Day organizing committee lead: email@example.com
White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge!
The Challenge, in partnership with the Smithsonian, invites makers, artists, designers, engineers, and anyone interested in 3D modeling and 3D printing to design a winter holiday-inspired ornament. Starting today and running until November 5, 2014, people can head over to Instructables to submit their design and for more details about the Challenge.
A selection of the winning ornament designs will be 3D printed and displayed in the White House during the holiday season; featured on the Smithsonian’s state-of-the-art 3D data platform, 3d.si.edu; and will join a small collection of White House ornaments in the political history division of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
With the democratization of tools and technologies like 3D printing, individuals have more opportunities to take their ideas and turn them into reality. Empowering students and adults to create, innovate, tinker, and build their ideas and solutions to problems into reality is at the heart of the Maker Movement. Since the White House Maker Faire in June, the White House has continued to support opportunities for students to learn about STEM through making, expand the resources available for maker entrepreneurs, and foster the development of advanced manufacturing in the U.S.
Once a technology that was incredibly expensive and used primarily for industrial applications, 3D printers are now available for about the cost of a laptop, and in some cases even less. 3D printing is now being used across a broad range of fields including biomedical, health care, fashion, food, engineering, automotive, and more. 3D printing uses a digital design file generated on a computer to produce an object by placing successive layers of material such as plastic or metal. One of the main benefits of the technology lies in the fact that changes can be quickly and inexpensively made to the design of an object digitally, making personalization and the production of small quantities less costly.
More and more K-12 schools now have 3D printers in makerspaces or in their libraries. Educators are using 3D modeling and 3D printing as an interactive, hands-on way to teach students key STEM concepts such as geometry, fractals, space and depth perception. And across the country, innovators are putting 3D printing to use to create everything from robotic hands to entire cars.
A "Bo-flake" ornament from 2012, featuring the likeness of Bo, the Obama family dog.
We need your help to create the first 3D-printed ornaments that will deck the halls of the White House. Host an ornament design workshop or activity in your classroom, at the local library, or your community makerspace, and then submit your designs on Instructables. Don’t forget to share your experience with us using #NationOfMakers, and continue to send us ideas for how we can engage and support the Maker community at firstname.lastname@example.org!
All awardees must be;
• a U.S. citizen at time of application,
• 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015,
• able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
• willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
• a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
• pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.
*Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.
**Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2015 term.
*Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate's Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.
**Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.
Submission Deadline: 12/10/2014
Submit Your Business Plan, Technical Plan or Demo Highlighting Your Vision to Excel in a Technology Career. It is as simple and as broad as that. Please use the following as guidance:
All interested students – take a minute and check out the National Cybersecurity Career Fair, a virtual career fair that will allow you to directly connect with employers about cybersecurity job and internship opportunities in an online format over two days this Fall! NCCF will be held November 20-21, please don’t wait to register – sign up NOW at https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/cyberaces-us-career-fair! And connect with NCCF on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn!
Orientation Meeting for the Cradle of Aviation Museum Green Building Design Competition
Saturday Nov. 1, 2014
1:30-3:00 pm at the Museum
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530
Please RSVP to Ms. Lucy Torcasso:
Teams of NYIT students will work with faculty, alumni
and museum officials to design a green building!
Learn more about this exciting project by attending
this orientation meeting!
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.
OBJECTIVES: The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.
Applicants must: Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2015-2016 academic year; Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year; Majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field; Maintain a strong academic record; and Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science.
Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply. Past applicants and finalists are also encouraged to re-apply.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2015-2016 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View, California in 2015.
Hosted in NYC 10/17
30 W 26th Street, 7th floor, New York, NY
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user the freedom to use, copy, study, and improve it. FOSS contributors believe that this is the best way to develop software because it benefits society, creates a fun collaborative community around a project, and allows anyone to make innovative changes that reach many people. Across the software industry, employers hold FOSS contributions in high regard. By contributing to FOSS you can show prospective employers your skills and potential. Learn how to get involved in FOSS at this event!
6:30-7:00pm Appetizers and Socializing
7:00-8:30pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:30-9:30pm More Socializing
The panel will discuss the many opportunities available for starting to contribute to FOSS, such as getting involved as a volunteer or participating in a remote internship. You will learn what technologies the panelists have worked on and how you can pick among hundreds of exciting options. The available internship opportunities are:
* Outreach Program for Women (OPW): offers mentored, remote internships and $5,500 stipend to women (cis and trans) and genderqueer people. Coding, documentation, user experience, and other types of projects are available. The next December - March round has an application deadline coming up very soon, on October 22. If you are interested in applying for it,review the participating organizations and start working on the required contribution to the project you would like to apply for before the event. Come to meet past participants, fellow applicants, and get your questions answered. The next round will be May - August, with an application deadline in March.
* Google Summer of Code (GSoC): offers mentored, remote internships and $5,500 stipend to students at accredited colleges and universities working on coding projects. You can even be registered for just one course at a community college to be eligible to participate. The next round will be May - August, with an application deadline in March.
Starting to contribute early would make your application stronger for either program!
Alyssa Wright is the coordinator for OpenStreetMap's participation in OPW. She is Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development at Mapzen, an OPW sponsor. She co-organizes the GeoNYC and MaptimeNYC meetups. Follow her on Twitter @alyssapwright.
Karen M. Sandler co-organizes OPW. She is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of free software projects. She is on the board of the GNOME Foundation and does pro bono legal work with Software Freedom Law Center, the GNOME Foundation and QuestionCopyright.Org. She co-hosts the "Free as in Freedom" podcast. Follow her on Twitter @o0karen0o.
Sandy Ordonez coordinated Joomla's participation in OPW and is Outreach Manager for OpenITP, another OPW organization. OpenITP supports the community behind FLOSS anti-censorship, anti-surveillance, and humanitarian tech tools. Through her consultation business, Collaborative Nation, she provides journalists and organizations with collaborative management, digital strategy, community management, and training workshops. She is bilingual in Spanish and expert in multicultural communication, with emphasis on US Latino marketing. Follow her on Twitter @collaboracion.
Moriel Schottlender participated in GSoC 2013 with the Wikimedia Foundation. She is now Software Engineer in the Editing Team at the Wikimedia Foundation, working on Media support and Right-to-Left internationalization. Follow her on Twitter @mooeypoo.
This meetup is for anyone interested in contributing to open source software, not just those who can participate in these formal internship programs. The following are great resources:
* the landing pages for all the organizations participating in OPW—they are projects ready to welcome new contributors, with documentation to help newcomers get started
* the blogs of previous OPW interns to read about their experiences
CEWIT 2014 is coming up! Register before Oct. 15 for a reduced rate!
• 70 academic and industry speakers, 60 poster presentations
• 9 sessions on 6 topics: Big Data Architecture and Analytics; Smart Grid and Smart
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• 3 distinguished keynote speakers from industry and goverment
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SANS Cyber Aces Online is back! Check out these enriching courses and tutorials! These are a perfect suplement for any INCS major!
Some background on what Sans Cyber Aces is all about....
"We help identify, enable, and encourage Americans with aptitude for information security to discover and develop their talent, and passion, so they can make a contribution to the physical and economic security of the US and its enterprises.
New York, NY (Sep. 27, 2014) — After 5 months of planning, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) brought together various local chapters, high school students and NSBE alums under one roof on Saturday, September 27, 2014, for the annual Fall Zone Conference.
“This is the first time that members can see what NSBE is about”, Jamiah Braithwaite, NSBE’s Manhattan President, said. “You get a feeling of a family that is welcoming to any newcomers.”
Held in NYIT’s Auditorium on Broadway, more than 75 individuals from across the Metropolitan and Long Island area attended to participate in nine workshops throughout the day that covered: “Conflict Resolution,” “What is Cultural Responsibility?” and “Presidents Assemble!” a favorite of NSBE Old Westbury President, Don Jeudi.
“It was a time to express chapter concerns and plan events where we can collaborate across various colleges and become more connected - and that is important to me,” Jeudi said.
The conference gave aspiring engineers the opportunity to not only network, but help cultivate skills to be successful in the workplace.
“For all parties involved, it's guaranteed that you will meet someone new and learn something new; a person and a thing that is likely to last you much longer than just that day,” said NYIT student Omari Adams, President of the Zone Conference.
Dr. Nada Marie Anid, dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at NYIT, published her letter to the editor titled,"How to Succeed in College" in the September 18 edition of the New York Times. In her letter she gives the same three pieces of advice she gave to the entering Class of 2018:
1) Always ask for help: overcome your shyness and pride. It’s O.K. if you don’t know — just ask.
2) Make friends: that’s an important part of what college is for — long-lasting friendships. College is about the people you meet; that human experience is unequaled.
3)Be engaged: join a club, and if no club is to your liking, start a club. Prepare a budget and a list of activities. Make sure that you know where the career services office is located. Build your résumé.