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Student Opportunities PNW-COSMOS REU Programs-2018

Research and Development of Algorithms in a Software Factory

Organization: Montana State University-Bozeman, MT

Department: Computer Science

Research Topics/Keywords: Algorithms research in the context of a Software Factory, with incremental development of prototypes. Focus on: genomics, system quality, topological data analysis, and social-nets trustworthiness

Website: http://www.bobcatsoftwarefactory.com/nsf-reu-2017/

Application deadline: open late December 2017

Primary Contact: Clemente Izurieta
(406) 994-3720

University of Montana REU Site: Summer Research Experience in Environmental Chemistry
Organization: University of Montana-Missoula, MT

Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, environment, heavy metals, chromatography, analytical, natural products, water quality, air quality

Website: http://hs.umt.edu/reumt/

Application deadline: TBD

Primary Contact: Aaron Thomas



REU Site: Molecular and Organismal Evolution
Organization: University of Idaho-Moscow, ID

Research Topics/Keywords: Biology, Evolution

Website: http://www.uidaho.edu/sci/biology/research/summer-reu

Application deadline: TBD

Primary Contact: David Pfeiffer

REU Site: A Pilot Project to Engage Underrepresented Minority Students in a Research Experience
Organization: Heritage University-Toppenish, WA

Research Topics/Keywords: Microbiology, plant pathology, plant evolution, DNA barcoding, molecular ecology, fisheries biology
Comments: Coordinator/contact Nina Barcenas.

Website: http://www.heritage.edu/Academic-Programs/Undergraduate-Degrees/Sciences/Summer-Internship-Opportunities

Application deadline: TBD

Primary Contact: Kazuhiro Sonoda
(509) 865-8584

Air Quality, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Climate Change: Measurements and Modeling in the Pacific Northwest

Organization: Washington State University-Pullman, WA

Research Topics/Keywords: atmospheric science, air quality, atmospheric chemistry, mobile laboratory facility, air quality measurements, air quality modeling, Pacific northwest, climate change, mobile atmospheric chemistry lab

Website: http://lar.wsu.edu/ugrad_reu.html

Application deadline: TBD

Primary Contact: Dr. Shelley Pressley
(509) 335-5443

REU Site: Collaborative Proposal: Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
Organization: Washington State University-Pullman, WA

Research Topics/Keywords: scientific frontiers of bioplastics and biocomposites

Website: http://cb2.wsu.edu/reu.html

Application deadline: TBD

Primary Contact: Michael R. Kessler
(509) 335-8654
michaelr.kessler@ wsu.edu

REU Site: Engineering Tool for Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Organization: Washington State University-Pullman, WA

Department: Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Research Topics/Keywords: Biofilms, Chronic wounds, multidrug resistance, neonatal sepsis, cardiac biomarkers, osteoarthritis, nanobiocatalysis, diabetes, heart attack, protein engr, muscle dystrophy, prostate cancer,neck pain

Website: https://voiland.wsu.edu/reu/

Application deadline: February 16, 2018

Primary Contact: Nehal I. Abu-Lail
(509) 335-4961

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Smart Environments
Organization: Washington State University-Pullman, WA

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Topics/Keywords: Computer Science, Smart Environments, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Pervasive Computing, Energy Efficiency, Psychology, Medical and Health Technologies

Website: http://reu.eecs.wsu.edu/

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Primary Contact: Larry Holder
(509) 335-6138


Scholarship Opportunity!!
AISES Receives $1.32 Million in Scholarship Support from Intel for Native American STEM Students

The Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program will support 20 graduate and 20 undergraduate students each year.  While this Program is not automatically renewing, awardees are encouraged to re-apply each year.  The Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program includes financial support, mentorship, paid internship opportunities, and, upon successful graduation, employment opportunities with Intel. As Intel will provide opportunities for paid internships, students will also be evaluated based on their interest in participating in an Intel internship in Summer 2018.

Applications due TBD
Visit the AISES Scholarships to learn more about the eligibility and  the application.

Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students

Culturally Competent Mentoring

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program (http://educationnorthwest.org/nelsonscholarship/)

This scholarship program provides awardees with up to three years of annually renewable scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive as much as $5,000 each year to pursue a master’s degree in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a related field. Five scholarships per year will be awarded—one for a resident of each state in the organization’s primary service region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). Please click the link provided above to find out more!

Applications for the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship can be submitted annually from September 30 to December 31. No applications will be considered after December 31.

American Indigenous Research Association Certification (http://americanindigenousresearchassociation.org/certification/)

Beginning Fall 2015, with the first class starting September 29th, Salish Kootenai College (SKC) and the American Indigenous Research Association will offer a 15-credit Indigenous Research Methods and Methodologies Certification. The Indigenous research practices are connected, integrative and rooted in Indigenous peoples’ cultures. Students outside of SKC may be able to transfer continuing-education credits to their universities upon completion of the associated courses and electives. Visit the link above to learn more about the opportunity and enroll in the relevant coursework.

Since Time Immemorial (http:// indian-ed.org)

Since Time Immemorial (STI) is a ground-breaking curriculum initiative developed through a partnership of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Office of Native Education and federally recognized Tribes in the state. The goal of the initiative is to incorporate a  basic framework of Indian history and tribal sovereignty into the K-12 curriculum in Washington state by establishing partnerships between school districts and local tribesThe STI website includes a wealth of primary resources including videos, documents and maps.

nsf1-1The primary sponsor for PNW-COSMOS is the National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Human Resource Development (HRD). This project is supported by: Collaborative Research: The Pacific Northwest Alliance to develop, implement and study a STEM Graduate Education Model for American Indians and Alaska Natives. This is an AGEP – T: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Transformation under HRD grants # 1432932 (Washington State University), #1432910 (University of Idaho), #1432694 (University of Montana), and #1431773 (Montana State University).  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.