FY 2016_Space Grant Internship Application Form

The University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Intern Application 2016-2017

Application Deadline: July 5, 2016 at 11:59pm

If you want to expand your universe and get paid for it too, we may have the perfect job for you in the UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Program!

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What can you expect to gain from it? What can you contribute to the program that is special? Maximum 150 words. One paragraph only please!
A project might be a technical term paper, a semester job in a technical, scientific or engineering field, etc
Tell us skills or talents that might help us evaluate your candidacy for an internship or better match you with a project (no more than three one-word answers)
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Java *
Image Processing *
Fortran *
Database *
GIS *
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Electrical Engineering *
Environment Science/Global Change *
Journalism *
Optical Sciences *
Physics *
Planetary Sciences *
Rangeland Management/Science *
Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis *
Science Education *
Soil Science *
Space Biology *
Space Science and Society, Policy *
Terrestrial or Planetary Atmosphere/Climate *
Terrestrial or Planetary Geology *
Water and Watershed *

 

Note: It is expected that all awardees be prepared to commit at least 160 hours to their Internship work.

Interns are generally matched with mentors/projects by the Space Grant Steering Committee. To request a specific mentor, please name him/her here. Note: if you propose to work with a specific mentor, that mentor must submit a Mentor's proposal/application form to the Space Grant Steering Committee.
If the Space Grant Steering Committee is unable to match you with the above named person, do you want to be considered for other positions?
Tracking Agreement

A key measure of UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Program success is made through tracking the accomplishments and whereabouts of program participants. As a federal grant program, continued support and funding requires documentation of program accomplishments; tracking results must be provided to NASA and ultimately to Congress. To accomplish this, to apply for an Internship you must agree to the following:

If selected for UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship, I agree to keep program managers apprised on my current academic accomplishments and personal whereabouts including my current contact information. In addition, during the internship I agree to complete program evaluation forms in a timely manner, and complete subsequent (online) program tracking forms at least one time per year starting at the end of my internship, until such time as I leave UA, complete my current UA/Pima academic degree, and can document the "next step" in my academic or professional activities (i.e., enter graduate school or the workforce).

Call for Abstracts: 67th International Astronautical Congress

NASA will soon announce its "Call for Abstracts” for the 2016 International Astronautical Congress, which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from Sept. 26-30. The IAC is the largest space-related conference worldwide and selects an average of 1,000 scientific papers every year. NASA’s participation in this event is an on-going effort to connect NASA with the international space and astronautical community.

NASA will soon announce its "Call for Abstracts” for the 2016 International Astronautical Congress, which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from Sept. 26-30. The IAC is the largest space-related conference worldwide and selects an average of 1,000 scientific papers every year. NASA’s participation in this event is an on-going effort to connect NASA with the international space and astronautical community.

Please visit the IAC website at http://www.iac2016.org for full details. The submission deadline to the IAC is Feb. 29, 2016. Details on NASA's "Call for Abstracts" will be released soon. For more information, contact Carolyn Knowles atcarolyn.knowles-1@nasa.gov.

Deadline:

Monday, February 29, 2016

Opportunity Category:

First Nations Launch National Rocket Competition

NASA and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium are pleased to announce the 7th Annual First Nations Launch National Rocket Competition. The spring 2016 competition, tentatively scheduled for April 23, hosts two challenges: Tribal and American Indian Science and Engineering Society, or AISES, high-powered rocket launches. The best performing team* in each category will receive an invitation for a specially arranged tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Eighteen teams can participate in the First Nations Launch competition.

NASA and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium are pleased to announce the 7th Annual First Nations Launch National Rocket Competition. The spring 2016 competition, tentatively scheduled for April 23, hosts two challenges: Tribal and American Indian Science and Engineering Society, or AISES, high-powered rocket launches. The best performing team* in each category will receive an invitation for a specially arranged tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Eighteen teams can participate in the First Nations Launch competition.

For a team to apply to the First Nations Launch program, a faculty advisor must complete the following steps:

-- Register as faculty on the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium website (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/about/login/).
-- Submit the “Create Rocket Launch Team (NOI)” Grant Application Form (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/forms/account/login/?next=/forms/application/first-nations-rocket-competition/).

Once the faculty advisor completes the Notice of Intent, identifies the team name, lists the student participants, and chooses which competition the team will compete in, each student must do the following:

-- Register as an undergraduate student on the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium website (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/about/login/).
-- Complete the First Nations Launch National Rocket Competition application (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/forms/account/login/?next=/forms/application/first-nations-rocket-competition/).

The Notice of Intent and student applications must be submitted by Jan. 18, 2016, to compete in the competition. Teams that need assistance securing a faculty advisor should contact the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. Teams are encouraged to seek advice from industry, Tripoli**, the National Association of Rocketry, and their state’s local Space Grant Consortium.

Each team will be provided a low-powered model rocket for flight demonstration, two reloadable rocket motors, and the motor casing per competition flight parameters. In addition, teams will be awarded up to $5,000 for travel and project expenses. The team advisor/mentor will receive a $1,000 stipend. First Nations Launch is a program funded by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. NASA is committed to promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities. Interested teams do not need prior experience to participate in this program.

Those seeking help in getting started are highly encouraged to contact First Nations Launch technical advisor Frank Nobile (Maxq3@aol.com), Tripoli Rocket Association member Bob Justus (bob@mhbofni.com), or First Nations Launch liaison Dan Hawk (naas.wsgc@gmail.com). Teams will be selected Jan. 22, 2016.

*All deadlines must be met to be eligible. See Calendar at spacegrant.carthage.edu/first-nations-launch/calendar.

** U.S.A. Tripoli Prefecture -- http://www.tripoli.org/Prefectures/mapID/5

To learn more about this exciting NASA opportunity, please visit spacegrant.carthage.edu/first-nations-launch.

Deadline:

Monday, January 18, 2016

Opportunity Category:

NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a competitive funding opportunity for education projects that will strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and other environmental hazards.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a competitive funding opportunity for education projects that will strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and other environmental hazards. Successful projects will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location.

Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States. Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project.

Applications are due Feb. 8, 2016.

For more information and to submit an online application, visithttp://www.oesd.noaa.gov/grants/elg.html#page=funding.

An informational teleconference with the program officers will occur on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. EST. Visit the link above for details on how to join the teleconference and/or to obtain a copy of the transcription of the teleconference held on December 10, 2015.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to oed.grants@noaa.gov.

Deadline:

Monday, February 8, 2016

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2016 NASA Academy

The 2016 NASA Academy is being offered at three locations: NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Applications are being solicited for this 10-week summer experience for college students with emphasis on immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training. Activities include laboratory research, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA centers and space-related industries, and technical presentations.

The 2016 NASA Academy is being offered at three locations: NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Applications are being solicited for this 10-week summer experience for college students with emphasis on immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training. Activities include laboratory research, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA centers and space-related industries, and technical presentations. Students learn how NASA and its centers operate, gain experience in world-class laboratories, and participate in leadership development and team-building activities.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens (including citizens of the U.S. territories Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Northern Marianas) majoring in a STEM discipline. The applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time in accredited universities and colleges in the U.S. and its territories. Students may apply to any of the NASA Academy opportunities by following these steps:

1. Log into the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative, or OSSI, site at https://intern.nasa.gov.
2. Register and set up an account.
3. Select the “Search Opportunities” tab at the top bar.
4. Select “NASA Center(s) of Interest” under “NASA Center/Facility.”
5. Enter “Academy” in the “Keywords” block at the bottom of the screen.
6. Click the “Search” button at the very bottom of screen; a list of Academy Opportunities will then be displayed.
7. Click on the “View” icon in the first column under “Action” to read about the Opportunity of interest, followed by comments on additional instructions for completing the application, including two requested essays.

The deadline for receipt of NASA Academy application(s) and associated documents is Feb. 16, 2016.

Please direct questions about NASA Academy to NASA-Academy-Application@mail.nasa.gov.

Deadline:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows. The program dates are May 25th – August 5th, 2016.

Qualifications

Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences are eligible to apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered.  Applicants must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

How to Apply

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.

For further information contact:

Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or DParker2@cdc.gov.

Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/orise.html

Deadline:

Friday, January 15, 2016

Opportunity Category:

FY 2015_Space Grant Mentor Evaluation Form

The University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Evaluation Form for Mentors

FY 2015: January 2016

FY 2015_Space Grant Internship Evaluation Form

The University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Evaluation Form for Interns

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Call for Submissions -- NASA Announcement for High Impact / Broad Implementation STEM Education Partnerships (EDUCATION01SP16)

The NASA Headquarters Office of Education, in cooperation with the agency’s four mission directorates, nine center education offices, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) education office, announces this competition to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Responses must be submitted electronically via the NASA data system NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com).

The NASA Headquarters Office of Education, in cooperation with the agency’s four mission directorates, nine center education offices, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) education office, announces this competition to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Responses must be submitted electronically via the NASA data system NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com).

NASA Education seeks to partner with eligible domestic or international organizations on a no-exchange-of-funds basis to reach wider and more diverse audiences and to achieve mutually beneficial objectives. The Announcement places a priority on collaboration involving the following: digital learning; engaging underrepresented groups in STEM; NASA-themed STEM challenges; and youth-serving organizations. NASA also is receptive to other creative ideas including, for example, investigations or application of science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and design (STEAMD); or activities culturally relevant to or focused on unrepresented in STEM careers populations, such as women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. The announcement explains the criteria used to review responses and NASA’s partnership mechanism known as a no-exchange-of-funds or non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement.

NASA will accept responses on a rolling basis through Dec. 31. 2017.

For more information about this opportunity, visit NSPIRES at http://go.nasa.gov/1RZwWCi.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please direct your questions to the Points of Contact listed within the NASA Announcement.

Deadline:

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Opportunity Category:

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Seek Students for Climate Research Initiative

The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative is a summer internship opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to work directly with NASA scientists in a NASA research project associated with the science related to climate change.

During the summer session, high school interns will work for 40 hours per week for a six-week period and undergraduate students work full time for eight weeks to complete a research project. Interns will create a scientific research paper and presentation and present their scientific poster at a STEM symposium.

The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative is a summer internship opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to work directly with NASA scientists in a NASA research project associated with the science related to climate change.

During the summer session, high school interns will work for 40 hours per week for a six-week period and undergraduate students work full time for eight weeks to complete a research project. Interns will create a scientific research paper and presentation and present their scientific poster at a STEM symposium.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least 16 years old and reside within a 50-mile radius of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies located in New York City.

Applications are due March 1, 2016.

For more information, visit http://smdepo.org/post/8474.

Please direct inquiries about the NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative to Matthew Pearce at matthew.d.pearce@nasa.gov.

Deadline:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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