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Robotics REU at West Virginia University

The WVU Statler College of Engineering recently received funding for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site for summer 2019. The site is focused on research in robotics, specifically human-swarm interaction.

NOTE: WVU and non-WVU students are eligible to apply to this site.

Program Dates: May 19 – July 26, 2019 (10-weeks)

Eligibility/Qualifications

Link to Apply: https://wvu.smapply.io/prog/RoboticsREU/ (application due by/before April 12, 2019)

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WVU's 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 students to earn some extra money this summer, improve their teaching and leadership skills, and camp in beautiful locations across West Virginia all while spreading their enthusiasm for science. The program will be the eighth year of the program and the more than ninety previous STEM Ambassadors who served in summers 2012-2018 have reported that the program was a life-changing experience. More importantly, because many of the more than 60,000 children served often have little access to hands-on science, the STEM Ambassadors can change lives by inspiring future scientists and engineers.

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Woodrow Wilson Academy - STEM Teacher Prep

A radically new approach to teacher preparation developed in collaboration with MIT, the WW Academy blends live classroom practice, one-on-one faculty mentorship, simulations, and game-based and online learning. The curriculum is time-flexible, tailored to each candidate's existing knowledge, and candidates progress by demonstrating mastery of specific skills for success in the classroom of today and tomorrow.

This new graduate school of education is seeking creative, innovative candidates with strong STEM backgrounds. WW Academy applicants may be college seniors, graduates, or career changers who have completed an undergraduate or graduate major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Learn more about the WW Academy's application process below. 

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Summer Research in Water Management - University of Kansas

Undergraduate Summer Research Positions at University of Kansas and West Virginia University in Produced Water Management

Multiple undergraduate research positions are available for Summer 2019 at the University of Kansas and West Virginia University as part of an NSF supported research program to address the treatment, management and environmental impacts of produced water- wastewater resulting from oil and gas production. Students will work with a faculty mentor on an 8 week research project addressing one of the following research areas:

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WVU Student Researchers Present at 2019 URDC

Thirty-four WVU students will take part in the sixteenth annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC) in Charleston on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Students will represent fifteen institutions at URDC, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.  In all, over 90 students will participate.

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Paid Summer Research/Scholarly Activity - SURE Applications Due

Undergraduates are encouraged to apply to engage in scholarly activity (research/creative work) via the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. Applications are now open (March 1 application deadline). SURE is a PAID undergraduate research experience for students interested in GRADUATE SCHOOL and research/creative work within their discipline or a related discipline. 2019 SURE program dates are May 28-July 26, 2019.

More information and link to applications? SURE@mail.wvu.edu and see https://undergraduateresearch.wvu.edu/research-opportunities/wvu-opportunities/summer-undergraduate-research-experience-sure

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Submit Scholarly Works - WVU's 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduates from all majors are invited to submit abstracts for presentation of scholarly works (research or creative endeavors) at WVU's 3rd Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium on April 12-13, 2019 at the WVU Mountainlair.

More information on the Symposium? See https://undergraduateresearch.wvu.edu/present-and-publish/presentation-opportunities/undergraduate-spring-symposium

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Problem Based Scholarship Opportunity - ORISE

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a problem-based challenge for undergraduate students!

The challenge for undergraduates is to identify a situation in which an instrument interferes with its own measurements and data collection, and to propose a solution to the problem. Your proposal could win you a $5,000, $3,000, or $1,000 scholarship!

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2019 EERE Robotics Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in a field related to robotics, manufacturing, or engineering. The program provides opportunities for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduates to intern at federal national laboratories and private sector organizations throughout the United States.  The EERE Robotics Internship Program is sponsored by the  EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO).

Why should I apply?

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