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Anita Borg Institute Encourages Students to Apply for Scholarships to Attend the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology has announced that scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, which brings together women in all aspects of computer science and engineering. This year’s conference will be held October 3 to October 6, 2012 in Baltimore, MD. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 16, 2012.

STEM Fellowships and Scholarships

The American Society for Engineering Education has made available information on funding the world’s future research leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.  These opportunities are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA).  Each year, these agencies fund over $100,000,000 and attract over 14,000 applicants to eligible students in the STEM fields.  Funding is available for undergraduate and graduate students, post doctoral researchers, faculty, and those on sabbatical leave

For more specifics on each agencies funding interest, please see each program’s synopsis below and visit

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program.   The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering studies; the DoD is also interested in supporting the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of interdisciplinary areas.

The 2010 SMART Scholarship application will open August 15, 2009 .  For information and to apply online, go to

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG). The fellowship program is sponsored by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program. This program is intended for U.S. citizens at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering programs.

The application deadline has passed for 2009 . Go to: for applications and detailed program information.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). For U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens at or near the beginning of their graduate studies, this program offers a stipend of $30,000 a year for three years and a $10,500 cost of education allowance and a one-time $1,000 travel allowance.  For application and deadline information, go to: . For additional program information, go to:  Application dates can be found at here

The National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (NSF-EAPSI) Program.  The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan. Students receive a $5000.00 stipend and international roundtrip airfare. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August.  Application deadline is currently not available . For additional program information, go to

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave Program. This program is intended for U.S. citizens who hold teaching or research appointments relating to science and/or engineering at U.S. academic institutions. A competitive stipend, relocation and travel allowances, and a pre-program site visit are offered. The 2010 Summer program has not yet been announced . Go to:

The Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP).  This program is intended for US citizens or permanent residents who have an earned doctorate in science or engineering and who hold full-time science or engineering faculty positions at US colleges, community colleges and universities.  The duration of this summer fellowship is from 8 to 12 continuous weeks and research is performed on-site at Air Force laboratories.  There is a competitive weekly stipend, and relocation and daily expense allowances are available for those who qualify.  The application is now closed and opens August 1, 2009.  To apply online, go to: .

The Navy Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs. This program is open to US citizens and legal permanent residents and offers a competitive stipend as well as insurance, relocation, and travel allowances. This program offers one to three year postdoctoral fellowships designed to increase the involvement of scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy.  This program has a rolling admission.  Go to: .

The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP). NREIP is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are $5,500 for undergraduate students and $6,500 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at certain labs (Please see website for details.) The application will open in the Fall. Go to:

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP). SEAP is an eight week summer research opportunity at participating ONR laboratories for high school student who have completed at least grade 9, must be 16 years of age for most Laboratories, and a U.S. citizen. A graduating Senior is eligible to apply. The stipend for the summer program is $1,500 for new students; $1,550 for returning students. The application process is currently closed, and will open in the Fall. Go to

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program.  The purpose of this NASA program is to help advance the nation’s aeronautics enterprise by investing in the educational development of the future aeronautics workforce and to provide opportunities to attract highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to aeronautics and related fields. The undergraduate program is open to U.S. citizens, and applicants should have completed their sophomore year of college by fall of 2009, and should be in good standing at an accredited college or university. The graduate program is open to U.S. citizens, the applicants should be accepted or enrolled in an accredited program, and remain in good academic standing at their respected college or university. Application process is now closed and will open in the Fall. For more information, contact


Research Conference Travel Funds For Graduate Students

Through its Research Conference Travel Fund,the CST Dean’s Office is able to provide support for graduate students to present their research at a regional, national, or international conferences.

ACM-Women in Computing Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences

ACM-W is pleased to announce a new program that will provide support for women students in Computer Science and related programs (at the undergraduate or graduate levels) who wish to attend research conferences. Exposure to the CS research world can be an important factor in encouraging a student to continue on to the next level (undergraduate to graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). ... more ...

Application Due By
Notification On
For Conferences In
April 1, 2010
April 15, 2010
June 1, 2010 - July 31, 2010
June 1, 2010
June 15, 2010
Aug 1 - Sept. 30, 2010
Aug. 1, 2010
Aug. 15, 2010
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2010
Oct. 1, 2010 Oct. 15, 2010 Dec. 1, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2011
Dec 1, 2010 Dec 15, 2010 Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2011
Feb 1, 2011 Feb 15, 2011 Apr 1 - May 31, 2011

New scholarships available for undergrads to study abroad

Temple's Office of the Provost has announced a new program to help qualified Temple undergraduate students study abroad. ...more..

NSF: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

(From the NSF web site)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects designed especially for the purpose.

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.

Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

Internships / Co-op Positions

Co-op Position

The Social Security Administration is looking for candidates to consider for their COOP program who meet thein the following:

A student who is enrolled in courses related to Information Technology. In particular, we are interested in someone who is learning about the Windows XP operating system; Windows Server 2003, routers and switches.

The duties the student would perform are:

Assisting IT Specialists with support of various systems activities, including performing systems maintenance, completing various inventories of systems equipment, reimaging of machines, etc.

As the level of knowledge increases, duties will be assigned accordingly.

Important Requirements:

Students must be - entering their junior and senior year, citizens of the US, and who will be able to work within the requirements of the SSA COOP position. This position noncompetitively converts to permanent federal employment and advances to the GS-12 level upon successful completion of time in grade and experience requirements. Students who are graduating in 2008 must be able to work the 640 hours requirements BEFORE graduation.

The Position Description for the permanent IT specialist position is here.

For Further Information, Contact:

Janet M. Zableski
Human Resource Specialist
SSA-CHR-Staffing & Classification
(215) 597-1923


Short Courses / Lectures

3/16/2009 Henry Paradiz, "Building Custom PHP Frameworks to Scale"

A series of 4 1-hour sessions on custom PHP frameworks for web programming.


MySQL and memcache drivers
class autoloading
output buffer management
template management
URL rewrite control
secure login systems

Wachman 447, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27

4/2/2008 Henry Paradiz, "CIS Short Course: PHP and AJAX for Web Development" , 2 - 3 PM, Wachman Hall 447

Held in the TECH Center, Room 111, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

10/31/2007 Howard Walowitz, "Flash Programming"

11/7/2007     Jon Bringhurst, "PHP Programming"

11/28/2007   Brian Cole, "Python Programming"

Some interesting and helpful documentation for Python programming