Who is eligible? U.S. citizens who are full-time Masters or PhD students enrolled in (or admitted to) a full-time graduate degree program at UNLV or UNR. The degree program should be related to science and technology, which includes, but is not limited to, aeronautics, space science, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, STEM education and other related fields.
Potential Project Areas: Students engaged in any area of science technology, engineering or math (STEM) are encouraged to apply; however, fields specifically related to unmanned aerial systems, aeronautics (including high altitude balloon projects), planetary geology, astrochemistry, astrophysics, astrobiology, biodiversity/biology, new satellite data systems, remote sensing, sustainability, agricultural science, climate change, hydrological impacts under a changing climate, and STEM education are of particular interest.
Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2015, 5pm PST
Fellowship Amount: $21,000 per year.
Award Period: October 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016
In this Issue:
-Washoe County Student Engineering Team Comes in Third at 2015 NASA Rover Challenge
-NASA EPSCoR Hosts 2015 Annual Meeting
-Annual EPSCoR/IDeA States Coalition Meeting in Washington, D.C.
-Robin Gonzales Meets with Senator Reid’s Office
Entry Deadline: 8/21/15
The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Team is hosting a logo contest and your ideas are wanted on how to best represent both science and images from the stratosphere, using high altitude balloons, during a total solar eclipse.
WINNING DESIGNS WILL BE USED ON STAMPS LAUNCHED DURING THE EVENT!
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University of Nevada, Reno’s 2015 Herz Gold Medalist
DelaCruz graduated from Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas. In May, he graduated from UNR with a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering and minors in renewable energy, statistics and chemistry.
DelaCruz conducted undergraduate research with his mentor, Dr. Vaidyanathan Subramanian, through an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Nevada Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program.
Dr. Subramanian mentors and provides undergraduate research experiences with support from several awards, including multiple Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Nevada Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. Dedicated and engaged mentors like Dr. Subramanian is how these programs enhance the recruitment and retention of undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation seek nominations of individuals and organizations that have demonstrated at least five years of excellence in mentoring students, trainees, and/or early career scientists and engineers from groups that are underrepresented in STEM, including women, people with disabilities, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, as well as individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds and some geographic regions (i.e. urban and rural).
Anyone can nominate an individual or organization and self-nominations are accepted. Technical assistance webinars are available during May and June. Webinar registration available at https://nsf.webex.com browse PAESMEM
Nomination forms www.nsf.gov/PAESMEM. Send questions to: PAESMEM@nsf.gov
Submission Date: July 15, 2015 before 11:59pm PDT
The Nevada NASA EPSCoR office seeks to award funding for the purpose of building scientific expertise, building research infrastructure and strengthening collaborations between NSHE personnel, Industry, and NASA centers. The programmatic aim is to further engage and utilize Nevada’s unique resources and talent for enhancing greater scientific discovery, developing new technologies, and educating students to fulfill the nation’s need for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as they pertain to NASA’s research and exploration enterprises. The request for funds may be based on potential outcomes from prior workshops/meetings with NASA Personnel and must produce at least one proposal that targets explicit NASA solicitations or missions.
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