BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
Koerner Family Foundation PhD Fellowship
Silver Slug Scholarship Opportunity
Rural Commute Study
Master's Funding Opportunity!
A message from Marcella Gomez, Associate Dean, DEI
Diverse Voices: Season 5/Fall Series
Housing Rental Reminders
CFA: Coha-Gunderson Prize in Speculative Futures, 2022-23
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY (SPORT)
President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering
PwC - New project/challenge for students
CS@RIT Permanent Lecturer Position
West Virginia University is Hiring Professors
The Rockefeller University - Fellow Position
Postdoc Opportunity at the University of Arizona
Three Computer Science Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions at San Diego State University
Please note the following upcoming university deadlines, and ALWAYS check the Academic and Administrative Calendar for important dates and deadlines. Bookmark this year's Academic and Administrative Calendar and refer to it regularly.
Friday, September 30th Graduate Student Enrollment & Fee Payment
If you have not paid your registration fees or enrolled in the minimum number of courses by this date, you will be charged a $50 late fee. Please keep in mind that pending aid (Fellowship, GSR, TA) will not credit your account until you are enrolled in at least 5 units.
Friday, September 30th Graduate Student Part-Time Status
This is the deadline to apply for reduced course load and fees. Part-time status forms must be approved/signed by your faculty advisor and submitted to the BSOE Graduate Advising office by the posted deadline. Part-time application forms are available on the Graduate Division's website.
Thursday, September 29th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Fall 2022), the degree application needs to be submitted to BSOE Graduate Advising office. This is also the deadline to pay for filing fee, if applicable. More guidelines for graduating are available on the Graduate Advising website.
Wednesday, October 12th Deadline to Add/Drop/Swap Courses
This is your last day to add, drop and swap courses. You will not be able to drop or withdraw from courses after this deadline has passed. If you are enrolled in a placeholder class, you MUST drop it by this deadline. More information on how to add, drop, and swap classes is available on the registrar website.
Sunday, November 27th Grade Option
This is your last day to change your grading option for any courses you are enrolled in.
IMPORTANT: The system defaults to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Instructions for how to change your grading option to letter grades (ABC) can be found here.
Sunday, November 27th Late Add with Fee Deadline
Friday, December 9th Leave of Absence Fall Deadline
Deadline to petition for leave of absence (LOA) beginning the next quarter. LOA forms must be approved/signed by your faculty advisor and submitted to the BSOE Graduate Advising office by the posted deadline. LOA application forms are available on the Graduate Division's website.
The Koerner Family Foundation will be giving 5 PhD fellowships of $11,280. We are seeking applicants that are:
- USA citizen, either naturalized or native born
- Advanced to candidacy
- Currently working to complete engineering PhD
- Intent to apply post-graduate experience toward technical pursuits in academic, industrial, or institution setting
Deadline to Apply: November 14, 2022
This scholarship is intended for UCSC students, both graduate and undergraduate, who are also university career staff or dependents of career staff. Awards are typically between $1,000-$2,000 which can be very helpful toward purchase of a new computer or expenses related to research (travel, copying, paying assistants, etc) as well as life circumstances such as child care. Applications will be available at the Retirees Association website at this link beginning December 1 and will be due in February.
We are researchers with Baskin Engineering at UCSC conducting a study to explore the experiences and challenges of people who commute to/from rural areas of San Lorenzo Valley (e.g., Felton, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Bonny Doon) and sub/urban areas. This study involves an approximately 1 hour interview. Upon successful completion of the study, participants will receive a $40 gift certificate at either Amazon, Target, Starbucks or Walmart. Your participation will be anonymous. If you can devote 1 hour worth of your time and if you are eligible for our interview, we’d really appreciate your time and effort. If interested, please sign up on the link : tinyurl.com/2tz983xx (or scan the QR code) provided in the poster to be considered for the study.
LitFellow.com is very excited to tell you that we are offering a $1000 scholarship to students of Baskin School of Engineering.
In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the academic year 2022.
Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
Applicants under 18, must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Must apply to the contest by email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend.
Must provide your written essay by the deadline of 1st December 2022.
A winner will be chosen on 1st January 2023
All essay submissions should be sent to: mailto:email@example.com
To learn more about the scholarship, you can visit our website at the link below as well as review the attached flyer. If you have any questions please let us know.
The University of Pennsylvania in partnership with 9 other institutions make up the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology <https://cemb.upenn.edu/> (CEMB). This interdisciplinary, visionary center is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues. We have launched a new fellowship program for STEM Master’s students who have a strong interest in conducting research and pursuing a PhD upon graduation. The goal of this fellowship program is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing graduate degrees in STEM-related fields, and establish long-lasting collaborations with faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) institutions.
Accepted fellows will conduct a collaborative thesis project with faculty
from their home institution and the CEMB. The summer following their first
year in a master's program, fellows will conduct research in the CEMB
collaborator’s lab. They will return to their home institution for the
second year of their master’s program. The program will offer monthly
mentoring and networking opportunities to prepare fellows for research,
grad school applications, and the PhD path. This is a co-mentorship
program, and will not remove the student from their home institution.
This is a great funding opportunity to support a master’s student in your
lab: fellows will receive a 1-year stipend of approximately $31,600 and
$10,000 in funds to support research at their home institution and travel
to collaborating labs and conferences.
Please share this opportunity with your colleagues and eligible students. I
have included the eligibility criteria below, and more information is
available in the attached document and on our website
Students that meet the following criteria are encourage to apply:
· Be currently enrolled or intend to enroll starting spring or fall
2023 in a full-time research-based master’s degree program.
· Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher
· Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
· Be a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in
STEM graduate education (African Americans, Native American including
Native Alaskans, Hispanics and Native Pacific Islanders)
· Have a strong desire to enroll in a PhD program after their
The diversity of our staff, faculty, and students enriches all that we do. We are very grateful to all who bring their unique talents and perspectives to our community.
There are moments when global crises have such a deep and profound impact on members of our community that it bleeds into our research and learning communities. The protests and response happening in Iran represent such a time.
With the internet in Iran currently shut down, we are offering space for open communication. You are invited to join us for a gathering on Tuesday Oct 4th, 5pm on the west side of the E2 Lanai to show solidarity with the people of Iran.
We are deeply aware that this situation may be impacting your day-to-day life and your academic endeavors. For those in need of direct support, counseling services are available 24 hours a day and information can be found here. Have additional concerns? My door is open. Please feel free to connect with me through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding any matter.
Diverse Voices, a Baskin School of Engineering speaker series promoting a new generation of engineers, returns this fall for its fifth season. Established in 2019 by the Baskin Engineering Inclusive Excellence Hub, the speaker series elevates diverse voices in engineering fields, builds community and inclusion, and encourages students from historically underserved populations to pursue STEM careers.
The Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT) at the National Security Agency (NSA) offers graduate students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in a stimulating professional environment. As a SPORT intern, you will work closely with full-time Operations Research, Modeling and Simulation analysts applying technical skills you learned in the classroom to challenging, real-world problems supporting the mission of the NSA. You will develop and practice strong communication and leadership skills by interacting with and presenting your findings directly to your fellow interns, project sponsors, and NSA senior leadership.
All NSA Summer Programs are 12 weeks long, with flexibility considered for academic schedule conflicts. The SPORT program begins in late May or early June and concludes in mid-August (dates vary by year).
• Paid internship position (pay commensurate with academic work and experience)
• Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave and team building hours
• Flexible work schedule with an opportunity to also earn credit time
• Tours of NSA and Intelligence Community (IC) offices
• Internal career fair to explore opportunities for future full-time employment
• Located in the Baltimore/Washington area near to Ft. Meade, MD interns can take advantage of the cultural attractions in Washington DC, Baltimore, Annapolis and the surrounding area.
We accept approximately 8 graduate students into the SPORT program each year. Top applicants meet the following qualifications:
• Must be US Citizen (no exceptions)
• Must be enrolled in MS (combined BS/MS also accepted) or PhD program in an area closely related to operations research, such as applied mathematics, decision analysis, statistics, data analytics, industrial engineering, systems engineering, or computer engineering.
• Current undergraduate students will not be accepted.
• Applicants must be returning to school for at least one semester following the conclusion of the summer internship (no exceptions)
• Applicants must successfully complete an extensive background investigation and polygraph to obtain a security clearance
We require both undergraduate and graduate school transcripts from every school attended to be sent to email@example.com (a list of currently enrolled courses may substitute for a graduate school transcript if currently enrolled in first semester of study), and accept either unofficial or official transcripts.
In addition, please send a copy of your current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application consists of:
1. A completed online application form
2. Transcripts from both undergraduate and graduate studies
3. A copy of your resume
Applications missing any of these three pieces will not be considered.
Applications close October 31st
Please contact email@example.com or 443-634-6639 for questions.
Sandia National Laboratories is seeking applicants for the President Harry S. Truman
Postdoctoral Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering. Candidates
for this position have solved a challenging scientific or engineering problem in their
thesis work or to have provided a new approach or insight to a challenging problem, as
evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.
The Fellowship provides the opportunity for new Ph.D. scientists and engineers
to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports Sandia’s
national security mission. The fellow is expected to foster creativity and to stimulate
explorations at the forefront of science and technology and high-risk, potentially
high-value research and development.
Sandia’s research focus areas are: bioscience, computing and information science,
engineering science, materials science, nanodevices and microsystems, radiation effects
and high energy density physics, and geosciences. To learn more about additional R&D
programs that support Sandia’s mission areas, please visit: sandia.gov/missions
The Truman Fellowship is a three-year appointment. Deadline: November 1st, 2022,
5PM, Mountain Daylight Time and the fellowship will begin on October 1st, 2023.
We invite applications from talented researchers who have:
• PhD conferred within the past three years at the time of application or
completion of PhD requirements by commencement of appointment
• Development and submission of a compelling research proposal in areas
meaninful to national security
• Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance, which requires
For more information, visit:
We just launched a project/challenge with PwC about designing a marketing campaign that inspires 50,000 Black and Latinx students to complete an online Digital Upskilling curriculum.
This challenge has a larger prize amount of $5000. The top 5 winners will receive $500 each and the next 25 honorable mentions will receive $100 each. The challenge ends in about 25 days and requires students to take one of PwC’s quick courses and provide feedback and a campaign based on the course the students took (the course is free of charge). More details are mentioned in the link below:
PWC challenge - https://www.mindsumo.com/
This challenge is open to all students and all majors.
The Computer Engineering department at San Jose State University, San
Jose, California has three tenure track faculty positions at the rank
of Assistant Professor:
The Computer Science department at RIT is hiring tenure-track faculty, please see the job description below.
The Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for Lecturer positions in computer science. Lecturers contribute to the academic mission of the Computer Science Department and will be responsible for course preparations, formal classroom and lab teaching, new lecture and lab course development in the areas of introductory and core Computer Science. Lecturers will also be responsible for student mentoring and contributing to the advancement of the Department through service assignments. A Lecturer will engage in professional growth through activities such as further study, writing, lecturing, and active participation in professional societies. We are seeking individuals with an ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration.
Anticipated Start Date: 01/03/2023
Apply online: https://careers.rit.edu/
Please submit the following:
+ A cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position.
+ A curriculum vitae.
+ A teaching statement.
+ The names and contact information of three references.
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: CSfirstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2022. We will continue to process applications until the position is filled.
Required minimum qualifications:
+ MS in Computer Science.
+ Strong written and oral communication skills.
+ Teaching experience in computer science.
+ A strong commitment to undergraduate computer science education.
+ Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Computer Science (https://cs.rit.edu) is the largest department at RIT. Our student-centered programs are home to nearly 1,400 students pursuing BS, MS, BS/MS, and PhD degrees. Student employment rates upon graduation are over 98%, often with leading technology companies. Our innovative problem-based introductory programming sequence has been continuously updated, in part through research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The BS in Computer Science program at RIT is ranked 54th in the U.S. News and World Reports 2021 ranking of Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs. We have enhanced our research presence while maintaining our commitment to excellence in student instruction. Our faculty publish in top-tier venues, and contribute to leading conferences and journals. Funded research is carried out in the areas of artificial intelligence, computing education, data science, distributed systems, graphics and visualization, pervasive computing, programming languages, security, and theory (https://rit.edu/computing/
The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is home to the departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computing Security, School of Information, and the School of Interactive Games and Media. The college's PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences was ranked 68th in the U.S. News and World Reports 2021 ranking of Best Doctoral Computer Science Programs. The college has 140 faculty and more than 3,600 undergraduate and 950 graduate students. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including the Global Cybersecurity Institute (https://rit.edu/cybersecurity
The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, at The Rockefeller University, expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2023. We are seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller University faculty.
This is a postdoc opportunity, funded through the office of president at the UofA, and is in a collaborative partnership with the University of California. This is great for your students who want to pursue an academic career. There is $120,000 for 2 years (60,000/year base salary), plus total of $14,000 for expenses such as research, conference, moving, etc., as well as benefits. At the end of the 2-year term there is a possibility of starting at the UofA as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor.
The Computer Science Department at the San Diego State University is hiring 3 tenure-track assistant professors starting in Fall 2023. The 3 positions are Information and Infrastructure, Intelligent Systems, and Security. A long version of our advertisement can be found at https://engineering.
To apply for the Information and Infrastructure position, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/
To apply for the Intelligent Systems position, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/
To apply for the Security position, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/