SPACE – Space Port Area Conference for K-12 Educators

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation is launching the first certified educator conference at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, July 11-13, 2018. SPACE is the place to be – summer of 2018!

Experience stimulating presentations from Astronauts, NASA science and engineering experts in all fields. Participate in interactive, hands-on sessions with acclaimed teacher specialists team-teaching alongside NASA experts. Tour Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station including historic launch pad sites, the Vehicle Assembly Building, Launch Control Center and more.

Sign up at the link below if you are interested in attending this 1st ever educator conference at KSC and would like to receive information when registration is open and the call for proposals is available.

UNLV Engineering Career Fair

Save the date for the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering first engineering-specific Career Fair for Mechanical, Electrical/Computer, Computer Science, Civil/Construction Management, and Entertainment Engineering & Design students.

“UNLV ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR”
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
9 AM – 4 PM
Foundation Building, UNLV Campus

More information, including registration link, will be available soon.

High Performance Computing for Undergraduates Program

The Experiencing HPC (High Performance Computing) for Undergraduates program fully funds about 25 students (US-based and from the rest of the world) to attend the SC17 conference. This year the conference is in Denver, CO from November 12 to November 17.

The program aims to bring a diverse group of undergraduate students interested in High Performance Computing to the conference. They will be given some dedicated lectures and will interact with experts in the field, from industry, government labs and academia, all in addition to having full access to the rest of the conference. This program provides them a place to learn more about the field, and decide whether they want to go into the HPC industry or to join a graduate program in an HPC-related field.

The program covers travel expenses for students to attend SC17, including air travel, housing, and registration for the full Technical Program and workshops at the conference. For more details about the program and to apply, please visit the link below. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2017.

Research Skills Academy for High School Students

The UNLV Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR-UNLV) will be holding a Research Skills Academy for high school students July 10 and 11, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Bennett Development Center (BDC).

Programming for the Academy includes:

1) Introduction to Research – Tour research labs, Lied Library, and the UNLV campus; Learn about resources offered at UNLV
2) Interact with Researchers – UNLV faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students; Meet community research professionals
3) Professional Development Training – Build a professional CV (academic resume); Create an Individual Development Plan

Workshop: Preparing to Apply to Medical School

From the UNLV School of Medicine, Dr. Anne Weisman, Director of Wellness and Integrative Medicine, and Benita Wolff, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, will facilitate a roundtable discussion with students on the following topics:

– Tips for becoming a well-rounded applicant
– Importance of being resilient
– Tips for having fun and managing stress as a pre-med student

Information will be provided for students interested in applying to all medical schools and programs, including the UNLV School of Medicine. All are welcome!

This event is co-sponsored by the UNLV School of Medicine, the Office of Undergraduate Research, Student Engagement and Diversity, and CSUN Undergraduate Student Government.

Workshop: Involving Undergraduates in Research

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 pmBDC Room 113

This workshop is open to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Attendees will hear from faculty and their students who will discuss how they have successfully integrated undergraduate students into their research projects. The panel of faculty researchers includes Dr. Josh Baker (Educational & Clinical Studies), Dr. Matthew Bernacki (Educational Psychology & Higher Education), and Dr. Rachael Robnett (Psychology).

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Don Asher Graduate School Application Boot Camp

Mr. Asher is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the graduate admission process. Hundreds of thousands of students have seen his lectures, tapes, and teleconferences. He is the author of twelve books, including “Graduate Admission Essays, the best-selling guide to the graduate admissions process”, and “The Best Scholarships for the Best Students”.

The intensive two-day workshop will focus on strategies to help students gain admission to highly competitive graduate programs. Sample topics include:
• Identifying graduate programs in your discipline
• Writing an effective personal statement
• Approaching the GRE
• Finding funding (NOT LOANS!)
• Selecting a faculty mentor

The event takes place Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Registration Cost: $250 per attendee. Please visit the website to register.

UROP Application Writing Workshops

UROP Application Writing Workshops Available!

Students applying for the NSF EPSCoR UROP scholarship are strongly encouraged to participate in the Application Writing Workshop. The workshop is presented in three sessions at different NSHE campuses around the state. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in each of the three sessions. Faculty interested in or committed to mentoring a research undergraduate should attend Session 1.