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Science Fair Mentors Needed

Dear Chairs, Faculty, Postdoctoral Trainees, and Graduate Students:

We, the University of Virginia scientific community, have a significant outreach opportunity that can have a powerful impact on local and regional students interested in the sciences. Our U.Va. community is filled with potential mentors (faculty, postdocs, and graduate students), and we have a chance to encourage and inspire the next generation of scientists. Mentoring student research for the science fair is part of many other STEM outreach activities U.Va. is undertaking to broaden our impacts and engage our local community, such as the High School Science, Technology, and Engineering Research Program (HooS-STER, http://www.virginia.edu/hoosster.)

Mentors will be asked to make 2 or 3 visits to local schools during which they will offer feedback and advice to students who are developing science fair projects. In the past, this kind of mentorship has helped students not only place well in the fair, but accomplish good science and learn about the research process. A small donation of your time can help U.Va. play a vital role in helping build a better future for the world through science education. If you are interested in making a difference, please contact Michelle Prysby, A&S Director of Science Education and Public Outreach (mdp4u@virginia.edu, 243-4292) and Daniel Gioeli, PhD at dgg3f@virginia.edu.

Research Data Services at UVa

The University of Virginia Library has a growing suite of Research Data Services to benefit faculty and student researchers throughout the UVa community. This fall, we’re hosting weekly Data Services Open Office Hours in Bavaro Hall and StatLab Open Office Hours in Alderman. Come by and ask us questions!

 

In Bavaro Hall 306 (the Curry Library and Innovation Commons), you can find:

 

  • Mondays, 1-3: Statistical consulting with StatLab — StatLab provides advice and training on data analysis and the use of statistical software (for more, see http://statlab.library.virginia.edu/statistical-consulting/)
  • Tuesdays, 1-3: Metadata management — Metadata services consults with researchers on issues related to information organization, including arranging data, describing data, and choosing metadata scheme or developing controlled vocabularies. If you’re planning a new collection or preparing to archive a collection, metadata management can help.
  • Wednesdays, 1-4: Research computing support (ITS) — Research computing support assists with the licensing, distribution and use of research-related software (e.g., statistical and mathematical software, see http://its.virginia.edu/research/ for more)
  • Thursdays, 2-4: Data management consulting — The data management consultants help researchers develop data management plans, provide guidance on data workflows for research projects (e.g., file formatting and organization, security and storage), and advise on data sharing and archiving (e.g., data policies, data documentation)

 

StatLab Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 1-3 In Alderman 523 — Statistical consultants will be available to talk with you about your data analytic challenges

 

And if the day’s Open Office Hours host can’t answer your question, they’ll direct you to someone who can.

 

See you this fall,

 

Michele Claibourn
Lead, Research Data Services & Head of StatLab
University of Virginia Library
mclaibourn@virginia.edu
(434)  924-DATA
statlab.library.virginia.edu

Northrop Grumman Future Technical Leaders Program

If you are a U.S. citizen and are planning to graduate this year with either a M.S. or Ph.D., you might be interested in this opportunity.

Northrop Grumman Future Technical Leaders Program

Northrop Grumman is looking for the best new MS and PhD level engineers for their Future Technical Leaders Program. The FTL program is a fast-track, professional development opportunity formed with the objective of identifying, recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining top Masters and PhDs candidates in the areas of science, technology and engineering.

 

A handful of graduates from the best schools in the country will be hired and groomed to be NG technical leaders of the future. The program initially involves rotational assignments in the company (three years working on a variety of critical projects that provide specialized training, networking opportunities, mentoring by senior technologists, and management visibility) and a very competitive salary.
Specific majors they are targeting are aerospace engineering, computer science, systems and information engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and computer engineering ; however, they are open to all.

Due to the classified nature of the work, candidates must be U.S. Citizens and able to obtain a security clearance.
Interested?  Please come and bring your resume.   Refreshments served.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Olsson Hall, Room 120

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Pamela M. Norris, Ph.D
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Frederick Tracy Morse Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Virginia
Thornton Hall, Room A110
122 Engineer’s Way
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4242
(434) 924-6295
FAX: (434) 982-3044
pamela@virginia.edu
http://faculty.virginia.edu/norris

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Alcoa Scholarships for Undergrads at University of Virginia

Dear  second and third year SEAS students,

Welcome back to Grounds and the new semester. I am writing to alert you to scholarships available through our Alcoa Campus Partnership Program.

Knowing that engineers play important roles as innovators and leaders in the American and global economy, Alcoa provides two undergraduate scholarships ($3,500 each) to students who have demonstrated the aptitude to become future leaders in engineering.

Alcoa scholarships are available to all second- and third-year SEAS students, but we encourage students majoring in disciplines of special interest to Alcoa—Engineering Science (Material Science Minor), Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering—to apply. We urge women and underrepresented minority students as well as students in the Engineering Business Minor to apply for these awards to ensure a diverse and talented engineering workforce. A scholarship committee of SEAS faculty and Alcoa representatives will select the recipients on a merit basis.

The selection for these scholarships will take place early in the fall of 2013, allowing Alcoa to contact the winners to discuss 2014 summer internship positions.

DEADLINE: 4.59 PM, 9 September 2013

TO APPLY

Please provide FOUR COPIES of the following to Vanessa Pace, Department of Engineering & Society, Thornton A237, vpp@virginia.edu.

+ Application form (available from Ms. Pace)

+ 250-word essay discussing how you would use the scholarship to develop as an engineering leader

+ Unofficial transcript

+ Resume

Please contact me if you have any questions about this exciting opportunity.

Sincerely,
WB Carlson
Director, Engineering Business Programs

Email: wc4p@virginia.edu

 ABOUT ALCOA

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 125 years. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 30 countries across the world.

 

ALCOA INTERNSHIPS: http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/careers/campus/internships.asp

Library Tour at UVa — and a Free Gift!

This Thursday, August 29th , in coordination with the folks in the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs, we’re offering our annual Fall Library Tour. We’ll visit Clemons, Alderman and the Small Special Collections libraries and provide a glimpse of 21st-century teaching, learning, research and scholarship. All participants will receive a free Library flashdrive preloaded with a link to the Library Research Portal.

The tour will begin at 3 p.m. in the lobby of Clemons Library. No advance registration is necessary—you can just show up. The tour will last roughly half an hour.

The tour is open to anyone.

_____________________________

Todd Burks
 Reference – Instruction

  Outreach – Accessibility

Clemons Library

University of Virginia

434-924-3162

tcb2e@virginia.edu

 


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