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NASA internship

posted Dec 5, 2011, 10:51 AM by Maria Cayco   [ updated Dec 5, 2011, 10:51 AM ]

The Systems Teaching Institute (STI) at NASA Ames Research Center is currently offering an internship position in Mission Control Technologies, which is expected to start as soon as possible.


The position description for this internship opportunity is attached.  It would be greatly appreciated if you would announce this position and post the position description for your students.


The selected student will gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge research and development teams, an increased understanding of the NASA mission, and mentoring in research management skills.  Besides working closely with Ames scientists and engineers, this student will have the opportunity to attend seminars tailored to their level of expertise, career development workshops, and various symposiums.


The recruitment period for this position will end Friday, December 16th.


To learn more about the UARC and the STI, please visit:

2012 Summer REU in Hawaii

posted Dec 5, 2011, 10:49 AM by Maria Cayco   [ updated Dec 5, 2011, 10:49 AM ]

The Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics (PURE Math) is a summer mathematics enrichment and research program for undergraduates which will be housed in Hilo, Hawaii and funded by the NSF. The program's goal is to increase the number of Pacific Islanders pursuing advanced degrees and careers in the mathematical sciences and I am aware that there is a strong presence of Pacific Islanders at your university. With your approval, we will send your department a poster about our program to be displayed in a highly visible area frequently visited by your students. In addition, we hope you will join us in spreading the news of our program through a short announcement in your classes and those of your colleagues.

The PURE Math Program consists of two sub-programs. The PURE Math Internship is a five-week intensive program in which twelve students participate in two advanced mathematics seminars and culminating in mini-projects based on one of the seminar topics. In Summer 2012, the PURE Math Internship learning seminars are "An Introduction to Discrete Morse Theory" and "The Theory of Algebras." The PURE Math Residency is an eight-week intensive undergraduate research program in which twelve more advanced mathematics students engage in open-ended mathematics research projects under the guidance of a well-established research mathematician. In Summer 2012, the PURE Math Residents will work on projects in computational algebraic geometry under the direction of Dr. John B. Little (

More information at or contact any one of us!

Flyer is attached below.

Application deadline:  February 29, 2012

Tutoring positions for Spring 2012

posted Nov 15, 2011, 9:57 AM by Maria Cayco   [ updated Nov 15, 2011, 9:57 AM ]

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SJSU is currently hiring tutors for the spring 2012 semester.  

They are looking  enthusiastic, imaginative, patient students who have good communication and  leadership skills,  the ability to relate to students culturally and academically different from themselves, and a sense of responsibility.

Other specific requirements include attainment of at least a 2.7 GPA overall or an overall 2.7 GPA for the 2 semesters prior to the submission of this application and at least a “B” grade in each course they plan to tutor.


Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)

posted Nov 2, 2011, 10:47 PM by Maria Cayco   [ updated Nov 2, 2011, 10:51 PM ]

The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) runs a unique summer program for undergraduate students. The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) provides an opportunity for exceptional students in math and related disciplines to work in teams on real world research projects proposed by a sponsor from industry or a national lab. Sponsors have included Pixar, Microsoft, Symantec, Los Alamos, the Aerospace Corporation, Amgen, Arete, IBM, Standard & Poor's, Jet Propulsion Lab, and many others. The RIPS web site at gives the full details including a link to the online application. We encourage all bright, young students to apply, especially women and minorities.


This is an educational and very exciting two month program (June 24 - August 24, 2012)   near the heart of Los Angeles at one of the premiere educational institutions in the United States. If accepted the program covers the student’s travel, housing and most meals, and offers a generous stipend. Students immerse themselves in research and learn how to deal with real world problems.


In addition to RIPS in Los Angeles, IPAM will offer for the second time RIPS-Hong Kong in 2012  in partnership with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  This is an exciting opportunity for U.S. undergrads to work with students from Hong Kong / China on projects sponsored by companies based in the region.  English is the only language required for participation.  The format is the same as RIPS-LA; two American and two Chinese students will form a team.


The deadline for applications is February 12, 2012 .(Note: graduating seniors are eligible for all programs; international students may apply for RIPS-LA only).


For more information on RIPS, please email    


posted Oct 26, 2011, 11:31 AM by Maria Cayco   [ updated Oct 26, 2011, 11:31 AM ]

A list of possible internships can be found under Student Resources.

Surviving Calculus

posted Oct 3, 2011, 8:05 AM by Maria Cayco   [ updated Oct 3, 2011, 8:09 AM ]

We would like to invite all students in precalculus and calculus to a conversation about learning strategies which would help one succeed in calculus and beyond.  [click here for more]

When:  3-3:50 on Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011

Where:  MH 320

Contact:  maritna.bremer at,  tim.hsu at

So you want to be a Math major . . .

posted Oct 3, 2011, 7:59 AM by Maria Cayco   [ updated Oct 3, 2011, 8:05 AM ]

Are you at a stage of your college career where you should be thinking about which degree program you want to choose within the math major? Are you curious about math but don’t know what to do with a math degree?  Come and listen to a presentation about our different degree programs and the various career paths available to Math majors. [click here for more]

When: 3 - 3:50 on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Where: MH 320

Contact: If you have any questions, please contact or your advisor.

Light Refreshments will be served.


posted May 26, 2011, 3:49 PM by Maria Cayco   [ updated May 26, 2011, 3:54 PM ]

The Office of the Registrar is very pleased to announce that effective June 1, 2011, we are implementing TranscriptsPlus, an online request service for official transcripts, provided by Credentials, Inc. 
TranscriptsPlus is a student friendly application that will allow us to go from a paper process to utilizing a self-service functionality!  This will improve the efficiency of our process while putting control of the request into the hands of the student. Students will be in control of where the transcript it sent, as well as being able to track its progress from start to finish.
Thus, it is with pleasure that we bring to you TranscriptsPlus!
Please visit our webpage at for information on how to obtain transcripts.  To take advantage of this service, a credit card, email and access to the internet is required.
Please note that students can still view and download their "free" unofficial transcripts in their MySJSU accounts.

Untitled Post

posted Apr 29, 2011, 1:43 PM by Maria Cayco   [ updated Apr 29, 2011, 1:44 PM ]

Green Careers in Science and Technology Panel

posted Apr 14, 2011, 8:04 PM by Maria Cayco   [ updated Apr 14, 2011, 8:05 PM ]

Green Careers in Science & Technology Panel 
Thursday, April 21st, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eng. 285/287
Hear from panelists from The Environmental Protection Agency, Silver Spring Networks, SolarNexus and SunPower regarding different scientific and technical careers in this growing industry. The panel will be moderated by Keith Perry, Lecturer, College of Engineering. Stay to network with panelists and Bloom Energy immediately after the panel!

Green Careers in Science & Technology is part of Sustainability Week!  Don't miss out on other great events including the Earth Day Celebration!  For a full listing of events and information, check out the Environmental Resource Center's website at

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