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Graduate Study Info Sessions with OSU

The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) at Oregon State University is excited to announce two upcoming opportunities to join them online to hear more about their programs and answer any questions you may have! These sessions will give you a chance to learn about our School, research areas, funding opportunities, graduate life at Oregon State University and in Corvallis, OR, and insight into our application process.

They have two sessions for you to choose from:

  • Thursday, November 19, 3pm-4:30pm (PST)
  • Friday, December 4, 9am-10:30am (PST)

 Register now!

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CEE Graduate Fellowships at Northeastern University

Northeastern University’s graduate programs are focused on interdisciplinary research and experiential learning. Their Graduate Fellowships for applicants to our PhD and MS/PhD programs provide multi-year offers, enabling research opportunities across a wide spectrum of topics, participation in teaching practicums, and access to career development opportunities.

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Research Job Opportunity with Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems

Villanova University is offering positions for bother Doctoral and Masters research assistants at the Center for Resilient Water Systems. They currently have several projects related to urban hydrology and green stormwater infrastructure and are in need of students.

Some example projects include: working with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on green stormwater infrastructure along Interstate-95, water quantity and quality monitoring and modeling at EPA funded sites, stormwater harvesting and reuse, opportunities to connect data analytics and machine learning with green stormwater infrastructure, and revisioning stormwater regulatory approach.

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Interesting Faculty Opportunity at CU-Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is offering an interesting full-time faculty opportunity in their College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This is for those of you who have earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or expect to have completed their Ph.D. at the time of starting a faculty appointment, in a field appropriate to their tenure home department or program.
The department and program are particularly interested in recruiting someone with expertise in an area related to: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Optimization, Visualization Technologies (VR/AR), and/or Smart Cities.
Check out the job description and apply here. Applications will be reviewed starting Nov. 15, so apply before then!
All candidates committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive academic culture are welcome to apply. In addition to the research and teaching statements, candidates will be asked to provide a statement of their vision, experience and future plans related to diversity and inclusivity.

Research Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2020 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on May 6, 2020.

There are 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found here.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District Job Opportunity

Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District is currently accepting applications for: Project and Engineering Lead ($25-30/hr DOQ),plus comprehensive benefits package

The Project and Engineering Lead performs a variety of technical, engineering and support tasks involved in the planning, design, construction, maintenance, repair and upgrade of the Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District facilities. The Project and Engineering Lead is responsible for designing and drawing Traffic Control Plans, updating maps and drawings and coordinating projects within the system.

This position is required to be on call to handle emergencies as needed and must live within a 30-minute response time.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of construction design, engineering theories and principles, a good understanding of hydraulics, pressure and friction loss and skills in managing and coordinating complex engineering projects. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or related field and two years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Preference will be given to candidates with Engineer in Training (EIT) certification.

Candidates must have a valid WA State Driver’s License and successfully pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

To understand the full requirements and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for this position, go here for a full job description and application. Applications need to include YTID application, resume and cover letter detailing interest and qualifications.

Complete applications are being accepted until March 25, 2020. 

Scholarships and Info Sessions For Study And Research in the UK and Ireland

Interested in graduate-level study or research at universities in the UK or Ireland in 2021-2022?

Consider applying for these full funding opportunities:

  • Churchill Scholarship (UW Nomination required)
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • Marshall Scholarship (any UK university)
  • Mitchell Scholarship (Island of Ireland)
  • Rhodes Scholarship (Cambridge)

Information Sessions are listed below.

General Eligibility (each scholarship has specific requirements)

  • GPA 3.7+
  • Track record of research, community, and/or extracurricular involvement and leadership
  • Rhodes and Gates Cambridge are open to citizens of all countries. Churchill, Marshall, and Mitchell require US Citizenship
  • Rhodes and Mitchell have any limits
  • Must earn a Bachelor’s degree by August 2021 or earlier

Apply for UW Nomination here.

UW Application Deadline: 4/26/2020

Learn more about each scholarship here.

General UW Information Sessions: Join us to learn more about the campus application and nomination process for any and all of these scholarships, whether you know you’re interested or just exploring options! RSVP for any session here.

  • Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm, MGH 171 or online
  • Monday, March 2, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, MGH 171 or online
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171 or online

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., MGH 171 or online

  • Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at any UK institution in any field of study.
  • Join Mr. Robin Twyman, Consul (Business and Government Affairs) in the UK Government Office in Seattle, to learn more about the Marshall Scholarships program and application process. Mr. Twyman will be joined by UW faculty member and Marshall Scholar alumnus Dr. David Ginger, Chemistry, who will share his experiences studying in the UK as a Marshall Scholar.
  • Please RSVP to attend either in-person or online. All are welcome!