Please see below for graduate opportunities. Check back periodically as opportunities will be posted when we receive them.
Upward Bound program needs science instructors
The Upward Bound program located in Jones-Jaggers Hall is preparing for their summer program from June 3-July 3, 2013.
The program is looking for instructors to teach a science class to rising sophomore to rising senior high school students for three one-hour sections from Monday-Thursday (about 60 hours all together). Instructors must have a Bachelor's Degree and experience teaching a science class is preferred. Click here for flyer
The National Research Council of the National Academies
Fellowship opportunities are available through The National Research Council of the National Academies (www.nationalacademies.org/rap ). NRC sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.
Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs website (see link above).
Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or email@example.com.
There are four annual review cycles.
Review Cycle: November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
Review Cycle: February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
Review Cycle: May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
Review Cycle: August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.
Biology MS graduates: would you like to tell your story to the incoming STEM students? (Please see the information below from Josh Raymer of Innovate Kentucky.)
My name is Josh Raymer and I'm the executive administrator of Innovate Kentucky, a new initiative focused on increasing awareness of and enthusiasm for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines in Kentucky. We're based at Western Kentucky University, but this is a statewide initiative.
We're still developing Innovate Kentucky and will be launching our new website – www.innovateky.org – in early August. An integral component of making Innovate Kentucky a one-stop resource for all things STEM will be compiling a database of in-demand jobs in science, technology, engineering and math. To help students understand where the STEM fields can lead, we'd like to interview professionals from across the state who are currently working in these high-demand fields. That way, students can hear straight from the source what it's like to have a particular job and how studying a certain discipline can shape a career path.
We are hoping you can help us in this pursuit, and we can help promote your department by featuring its graduates. In particular we are hoping to speak with a graduate who is now a biologist.
We would much appreciate the opportunity to speak with a WKU graduate working as a biologist. If you could send us his or her name and contact information, we'll be happy to take it from there. An introductory email or phone call on our behalf would be most appreciated, as well.
With your help, we can create a database that will be a great resource for students interested in STEM. Thank you for your time.
Executive Administrator, Innovate Kentucky
The Center for Gifted Studies
Western Kentucky University