2018 Winners at Spring Symposium

Congratulations to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poster winners in each of the six categories at the Second Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium (2018) held on Saturday April 14 at WVU! Our winners are given below.

Humanities/Non-STEM Category (14 posters)

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Rowe Excellence Through Equity Award

Please see below for a scholarship opportunity available to women and men meeting the following eligibility requirements:

The deadline to apply has been extended to March 30th, 2018. Please feel free to share as you feel appropriate, and encourage your students to apply.

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VOLT Women's Excellence in Education Scholarship

Open to women enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate study program. This scholarship was created to provide women with educational and career opportunities and help diversify the workforce. To apply students will answer one of four essay topics. The scholarship is offered bi-annually from April 1 – July 31, 2018, and September 1 – December 31, 2018.  A selected student will be awarded $400, selected one week following each deadline.

Below is the URL for the VOLT Women’s Excellence in Education Scholarship:

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Rudolph Foundation STEM Scholarship

 The B.A. Rudolph Foundation invites women - especially women of color, Dreamers, and/or first generation college goers - to apply for a STEM scholarship opportunity to subsidize the cost of living during an unpaid or underpaid summer position (internship, fellowship, research assistantship, etc.) Scholarship applications are due by April 4 for STEM applicants and my be submitted online here.  

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STEM Ambassador Program

WVU STEM Ambassadors act as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors and camp/cabin counselors during 4-H summer camps and events across the state of West Virginia. Given training and materials, ambassadors travel throughout the state during the summer and deliver pre-arranged STEM curriculum in a variety of settings. Events include county 4-H day or overnight camps, summer youth program sites, state 4-H camps located at Jackson’s Mill in Jane Lew, WV, the West Virginia State Fair located in Lewisburg, WV, and camps on the WVU campuses in Morgantown and Beckley. 

This is a great opportunity for WVU students to earn some extra money this summer, improve their teaching and leadership skills, and camp in beautiful locations in the West Virginia wilderness, all while spreading their enthusiasm for science to children across the state. This will be the seventh year of the program and the more than sixty previous STEM Ambassadors who served in summers 2012-2017 have reported that the program was a life changing experience. More importantly, because many of the more than 50,000 children served in the last six years have little access to mentors studying or working in a STEM field, the STEM Ambassadors can actually change lives by inspiring future scientists and engineers.

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Virtual Career Fair - Oak Ridge National Lab

Are you looking for a research opportunity? Are you interested in expanding your skill set and becoming competitive in your field?

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education are recruiting students in STEM! ORNL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy lab, dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security.

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