Data Science, Big Displays, and Interactive AI by Dr. Chris North

Dr. North is a Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He is Associate Director of the Discovery Analytics Center, and leads the Visual Analytics research group. He was principle architect of the GigaPixel Display Laboratory at Virginia Tech. He also participates in the Center for Human-Computer Interaction (http://hci.vt.edu), and the Hume Center for National Security. He was awarded Faculty Fellow of the College of Engineering in 2007, and the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence in 2014. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2000.

Elevating Mathematics Video Competition

The deadline for video submissions is January 17, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT. The National Academies invites early career professionals and students who use mathematics in their work to submit short video “elevator speeches” describing how their work in mathematics is important and relevant to our everyday lives. This can be an unedited selfie video, an animation, or any other format. We just want to learn about why your work is important in 1-2 minutes.

Judge Request for Honolulu District Science and Engineering Fair

The Honolulu District Science and Engineering Fair (HonSEF) will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Farrington High School. We anticipate approximately 300 student projects from grades 6-12 this year. Thus, we are seeking approximately 125 judges across 22 categories to identify approximately 80 projects that will proceed to the state and international fairs.

Two Student Positions Open with UH ITS Cyberinfrastructure

Information Technology Service (ITS) Cyberinfrastructure (CI) is now hiring two students to work as a Communications and Events Assistant and High Performance Computing Student Assistant.

Reproducible Research w/ R and RStudio Workshop

Deadline for registration is October 16, 2019. Information on the upcoming Reproducible Research with R and RStudio two-day workshop on October 21 and 22 on the attached flyer.  In-person attendance is limited, remote attendance via Zoom will be available. 

NSA Codebreaker Challenge 2019

For someone interested in participating in this year's NSA Codebreaker Challenge.

A Free Workshop for Early-Career Astronomers Who Want to Do Better Outreach with Students & the Public

Friday and Saturday, January 3-4, 2020, in conjunction with the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Honolulu, HI. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is sponsoring a free skill-building workshop -- and an ongoing community of practice -- to support early-career astronomers in providing effective outreach to schools, families, and the public. Working with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Portal to the Public Project, and other outreach organizations, the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program (now in its eighth year) offers two days of hands-on training, extensive resources, and pre-tested activities – plus the opportunity to join a like-minded group of peers.

Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships in STEM From PathwaysToScience.org

Deadlines for many undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships are rapidly approaching, and these early fall deadlines often catch students off-guard. PathwaysToScience is spreading the word about these opportunities with undergrads and grads.

FY2020 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

Application deadline: November 29, 2019. Opens: September 1, 2019. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) will start accepting applications for FY2020 on 1 September 2019 from qualified faculty members interested in conducting research at Air Force (AF) Research Labs/Centers. The AFRL SFFP is managed and administered by Systems Plus, Inc. (www.sysplus.com) and offers hands-on exposure to faculty members (i.e., Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels) at U.S. colleges and universities to perform high-quality and meaningful research at AFRL Directorates, Air Force Test Centers (AFTC), the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), or the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) during the summer months (May through September) for an 8- to 12-week period. Research Fellows use the residencies for full-time research in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering fields engaging in challenging research at some of our nation’s most advanced laboratories and facilities.

STEMx: Students, you could name the next Mars rover!

Contest runs until: November 1, 2019. Today, NASA opened the contest for K-12 students to name the Mars 2020 rover, in partnership with Battelle and Future Engineers. Students will submit a name and a brief essay advocating for their choice. You can read the complete rules in the posting and submit your entry at the Future Engineers student portal provided.

GSA & National Park Service Opportunity for Students/Recent Grads in Hawaii

Application Deadline: June 17, 2019 - The Geological Society of America is seeking students (and recent graduates) age 18-35 to participate in the National Park Service Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program.Participants work on short-term (3 to 12-month) projects, where they may assist with research, synthesis of scientific literature, geologic mapping, GIS analysis, site evaluations, resource inventorying and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and informative media presentations, and educating park staff and park visitors. There is also a Biological Assistant position specific for Hawaii students!

Graduate Research Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories

Application Deadline: May 9, 2019 - The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities.

$20K UCAR Next Generation Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: June 3, 2019 - These fellowships offer graduate students the opportunity to learn alongside leaders in their fields. Just as important, these programs bring an infusion of fresh ideas and new perspectives to our organization. Each two-year award provides financial support for graduate school and two summer internships.

2019 Hawai'i Conservation Conferences Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 24, 2019 - In partnership with Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Pathways Initiative, the Hawai’i Conservation Alliance and Foundation (the Alliance and Foundation) is pleased to announce the 2019 Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference (HCC) Student Scholarship Program. This registration incentive provides a one-of-a-kind career development opportunity for students/emerging professionals interested in pursuing a career in a conservation-related field. Over the years, the program has grown to include high school students, college students and emerging professionals across the Hawaiian Islands. This year the Alliance and Foundation will be accepting 180 students/emerging professionals into the program. If accepted, Student Scholarship recipient will attend all three days of Conference at a reduced rate of $50 (normally $170 [$180 after the Early Bird deadline]). We will also provide a limited number of travel stipends to neighbor island applicants who are accepted into the program.

2019 E. Gordon Grau Coastal and Marine Resource Management Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 17, 2019 - Are you a graduate student with an interest in management and policy decisions connected to ocean and coastal resources in Hawaiʻi? If so, consider applying for the E. Gordon Grau Coastal and Marine Resource Management Fellowship Program (Grau Fellowship). The Grau Fellowship is a two-year paid fellowship where highly qualified graduate students are matched with hosts in state, federal or municipal agencies and non-profits in Hawaiʻi. Grau Fellows receive a $58,000 stipend for each year of their fellowship.

USGIF Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019 - USGIF's Scholarship Program annually awards students studying geospatial intelligence and related fields with financial assistance. They offer multiple scholarships at various amounts for high school seniors all the way through the Ph.D. level. Receive up to $10,000!

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program - US Santa Cruz

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019 - You are encouraged to apply to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (conservationscholars.ucsc.edu) at the University of California Santa Cruz.  Each March 20 early-undergraduate scholars from around the country are selected to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years.  The goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation, across disciplines, who can contribute to diversifying, redefining, and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife and water.  Focus is on serving college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with two years of college left at a stage when we can support their undergraduate careers and their choices as they graduate.

Application Open for Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Summer Internship 2019

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019 - The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) internship is an eight-week program starting June 3rd and ending on July 26th. Programming occurs at both Haskell Indian Nations University and at the University of Kansas.  Interns receive a $4,000 stipend, paid travel, housing accommodations, and use of a laptop computer.

Application Closing Soon! Doris Duke Conservation Scholars at the University of Washington: FULLY FUNDED REU

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019 - The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a diverse, committed, and creative community from around the country that aims to change the face, practice and future of conservation. They are looking for 20 undergraduates with a strong interest in conservation, with an emphasis on students from underrepresented groups in the conservation field or who reflect cross-cultural perspectives .

University at Albany SUNY Alliance - Seeking Previous LSAMP Applicants for Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: Pending Update - The benefits of becoming a SUNY LSAMP BD Fellow include: Tuition, fees and student health insurance waiver for first two years, stipend of $32,000 annually for first two years, competitive funding package in years 3, 4, & 5 if qualified to advance to PhD, faculty mentoring, participation in professional conferences and meetings, links to research and professional opportunities, and enriched academic services and support.

2019 Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) - ALL EXPENSES PAID!

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 7, 2019 - The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), headquartered at the University of Southern California (USC) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is offering an all-expense paid, three-week, intensive introductory microbiology course called Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM). We are recruiting early career undergraduates from 2- and 4-year colleges to join us at the University of Southern California and Santa Catalina Island from June 9 through June 28, 2019 for lectures, discussions, labs, fieldwork, networking, career panels and more focusing on aquatic microbes and their ecology led by Drs. John Heidelberg and Eric Webb paid for by C-DEBI, including travel, room, board, and course expenses.

2019 Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)

Application deadline: February 8, 2019 - PEP is a Woods Hole based program in which the students are matched with a research mentor to work on a 10 week research project. This year's program will include four days at sea aboard the Sea Education Association Vessel Corwith Cramer, studying the oceanography of the New England continental shelf. 

2019 National Water Center Innovators Program Summer Institute

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 - This program is a unique seven-week immersive experience that brings together graduate students, academic researchers, and National Water Center staff. Participants design and collaborate on projects that advance National Water Model capabilities, enhancing the nation’s ability to respond to water hazards.

NPS: Mosaics in Science Diversity

Application Deadline: January/February 2019. This 11-week summer internship position at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will give an intern with a natural sciences and/or education background the opportunity to create and test new K - 12 curricula about Kīlauea’s 2018 eruption.

Weather, Climate, and Society Research Experience for Undergraduates

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019 - A paid research experience that provides experiential learning, professional development workshops, remote seminars that offer interaction with national and international scientists, trainings in social and physical research techniques and interdisciplinary perspectives on social and physical aspects, and impacts of severe weather and climate related disasters.

Apply for the University of Hawaii Common Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 - The UH System Common Scholarship Application is a single application for over 40 different scholarships. Students can apply from any of the 10 campuses in the UH System.

Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019 - The 2019 Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at California State University, Monterey Bay is now accepting applications for our 2019 summer program. Students will be provided with a $5,000 stipend in addition to support for travel, room and board. This REU program is open to students from all STEM-related majors.

GSA Undergrad and Grad Research Grants for 2019

Start applying: January 15, 2019 - Funding for undergraduate and graduate in the geosciences.

GeoCorps™ America Positions for Summer 2019

Application Deadline: February 2, 2019 - This program offers paid short-term geoscience assignments in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world.

National Park Service - Geoscientist-in-the-Parks (GIP) Positions for Summer 2019

Application Deadline: January 20, 2019 - Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) matches college students and recent graduates between 18-35 years old with short-term, paid internships with the National Park Service.

NOAA Explorers-in-Training Program - now accepting applications!

Deadline: January 18, 2019 - Experience will consist of one  20- to 30-day expedition either offshore aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and/or onshore at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Exploration Command Center (ECC) in Durham, New Hampshire.

NOAA Marine Resource Economics Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 30, 2019 - The Fellowship Program expects to award one new Ph.D. Fellowship each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.

NOAA Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 30, 2019 - The Fellowship Program expects to award at least three new Ph.D. Fellowships in 2019 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. These fellowships can provide support for up to three years.

NOAA Coastal management Fellowship

Application Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019 - The fellowship program matches postgraduate students with state coastal resource agencies to work on projects selected by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. The two-year opportunity provides on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

Knauss Fellowship Opportunity

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019 - Qualified individuals are invited to submit applications to the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship national competition. Selected finalists spend one year in Washington, D.C., working in the Legislative or Executive Branch on critical marine policy and resource management issues. The Knauss Fellowship begins February 1, 2020 and provides a stipend totaling up to $71,500.

Kahoʻolawe Workshop

Applications for the next Kahoʻolawe Workshop on Aloha ʻĀina: Connections for Curriculum is open to UHM instructional faculty.