Opportunities: high schoolers

On November 18th, 2017 from 10am-3:30 pm the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at the University of Maryland will be hosting a "Crash Course" event where high school students are invited to come learn more about bioengineering. We hope to help students develop an idea for what it means to be an engineer by introducing some basic skills they may need as college engineering students. There will be 3 workshops throughout the day that focus on Computer Aided Design (CAD) in conjunction with 3D printing, Coding (Python), and bioengineering lab techniques (DNA Gel Electrophoresis). This event, which will be held in the Kim Engineering Building at the University of Maryland, College Park. Lunch and Prizes will also be provided. Link for Registration:  ter.ps/bmescc


For Juniors and Seniors: 

Dear Parents and Students,

The 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC is proud to present the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Program, in partnership with US Army Educational Outreach Program and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). This is our 5th Year in Partnership and we look for this year to be even greater than last year! The one-week internship from 8:25 am to 4:00 pm is for beginners (grades 6th - 8th), intermediate (grades 9th & 10th) and advanced (grades 11th & 12th) with an interest in the sciences.

Information on the GEMS Program and an online application can be found at:  http://www.usaeop.com/programs/stem-enrichment-activities/gems/

Directions to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (not hospital) can be viewed here:

http://wrair-www.army.mil/documents/wrair%20overview.pdf

We have some reserved positions for students ranging from the 6th-12th grade. Rolling Admission begins today and all applications must be submitted by NO LATER THAN April 30th. Remember, the sooner you apply the sooner you can be considered.https://www.cvent.com/events/2016-gems-silver-spring-md/registration-0f8d65ef769f47c1b914f8e87b1a1ca0.aspx

Please apply as soon as possible and send a completed 2017 GEMS Applicant Spreadsheet attachment  to our STEM Education Committee Chairman's address (education@100blackmendc.org) with the following:

Student Name:

Grade Level:

School Attending:

Parent/Guardian Name:

Parent/Guardian Contact Information (Email/Phone):

GEMS Application ID#:

Once we have the above information we will place your child on our roster, but the online application must be submitted to be fully enrolled into the program and receive the $100 stipend.

You must register online.  Paper applications not accepted. Issues with the application, please contact:

Point of Contact (POC) 
Ms. Swati Ramadorai (swati.b.ramadorai.ctr@mail.mil301-319-9259)

 100 BMGWDC Point of Contact:

Mr. Kevin Walter Smith, M.S. (education@100blackmendc.org240.310.3410)

 

Students interested in attending the university of Maryland: In conjunction with the open houses that the university has for students and parent, the Materials Science department is conducting 2 open houses in the Spring that include a meeting with faculty/students and several fun activities/experiments on materials. The open house is open to HS seniors and juniors and their families.
  • Saturday, March 4, 20179:00 am – 12:00 pm  and   Saturday, April 1, 20179:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Attend an Upcoming Information Session to Learn More! Help Keep the World Safe–Become a Fire Protection Engineer
    Current high school students, undergraduates, community college students, and their families are welcome to attend. Registration is required. Our Fall 2016 Information Session dates are:
    Saturday, April 1st from 1:00pm - 3:00pm   Thursday, April 13th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm   Sign up at fpe.umd.edu/openhouse.

    NIH: SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (SIP): https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip The application is available from mid-November to March 1.

    • U.S. citizenship, GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, High School students: At least 16 years of age and a current sophomore, junior or senior
      Summer internship applications are accepted: 10/18/2016 - 03/01/2017. Students may apply to as many as 15 postings by prospective mentors, so it is a good idea to enter a profile as early as possible.  Once a recommendation has been uploaded to the system by one of the student’s references, then the applicant's profile is complete and they may advance to the application stage.  Mentors continue to submit opportunities throughout the open window period, so it doesn’t hurt to hold a few of your 15 slots for later postings that may be of interest. Mentors make the selections and may contact applicants for interviews.

    ASPIRE High School Mentoring Program: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (JHU APL) ASPIRE is a program for high school juniors and seniors to explore the real-world applications of STEM at APL. Summer internship: Apply 1/1 to 2/15/2017. 

    The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. Application deadline: November 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM EST

    The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP): at Army Research Lab at Adelphi, MD 
    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) portfolio is focused on maturing technologies for transition principally to the Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs), but also to other partners in the Army Transformation Program Executive Office/Program Managers (PEOs/PMs), the Army Test and Evaluation Center (ATEC), the Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Battle Labs, the other services, and the private sector.  The ARL-Adelphi SEAP application will be available 1 November – 31 March
    2017 DATESGRADE LEVEL
    June 19 – August 11Rising 9th – graduating 12th

    Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science [GEMS] at Army Research Lab at Adelphi, MD

    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda: USU Summer Research Training Program (USRTP) The university offers summer internships to local high school students that are interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. The internships are part of a formal annual summer training program that gives students an opportunity to work in a biomedical laboratory and perform hypothesis-driven research.  The internship includes lectures on advanced scientific concepts and a workshop on how to communicate scientific ideas. To apply for a summer internship, please complete the application form and email it with your resume to the USRTP Director of Admissions between December 1st, 2016 and February 3rd, 2017, and write “USRTP-2016” in the subject line. Please do not directly contact participating faculty.

    The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR): Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP): for high school students:  US citizens or permanent legal residents
    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) has developed two modern Centers of Excellence—Infectious Disease Research and Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience Research. World-renowned scientists with expertise in comprehensive soldier fitness, brain injury, and sleep management make up the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience Research. The Center for Military Infectious Disease Research combines expertise in the development of vaccines and drugs for prevention and treatment of such diseases as malaria, HIV/AIDS, dengue fever, wound infections, leishmaniasis, enteric diseases and others. 
    2017 DATESGRADE LEVEL
    June 19 – August 18Rising 10th – graduating 12th

    The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR): Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS): for ages 13-18

    The second year of the Optimus Prime Spinoff and Research Challenge, or OPSPARC! The 9 – 12 grade OPSPARC Challenge focuses on the technology and Spinoffs related to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Just like NASA engineers, you will use an Engineering Design Process to design your own Spinoff innovation from JWST technology.

    Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from September 14, 2016 to December 2, 2016.

    Bank of America Student Leaders ProgramEvery year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. Applications beginning October 31, 2016 through January 27, 2017.


    From UMCP Department of Fire Protection Engineering: 
    First, we are proud to again offer the "Introduction to Math and Physics Through Fire Dynamics" program this coming spring semester.  This is a FREE program offered as if it were a 1 credit college-level seminar that runs every other Tuesdayevening from January to May with dinner provided.  The purpose of this program is to expose high school students to a college-level taught program while sparking their interest in, as well as developing their knowledge of, the fundamental concepts in mathematics, physics, and chemistry needed to understand and solve engineering problems. Students should be comfortable with algebra concepts though can work with the instructor if they have concerns or questions about their math level and if the program is right for them.  Interested participants should visit the website.  For priority consideration, applications are due December 19, 2016.  The Fall 2016 cohort of the program was SO POPULAR that the instructor offered two sections and we still could not accommodate all who applied.  So, be sure to complete your application on time! For questions, please contact Nicole Hollywood at nlholly@umd.edu or the instructor Ms. Raquel Hakes at rhakes@terpmail.umd.edu.
    Second, the Department of Fire Protection Engineering will offer a Terp Young Scholars Program course: ENFP102- Engineering and Testing Creative Fire Safe Building Designs from July 9-28, 2017.  The purpose of the course is to teach students basic fire protection principles, mentor them through a design and build process of a two room model apartment, and then test the student’s learning by setting a small ‘house fire’ in the model apartment.  The course will count for 3-credits of college-level coursework.  For priority consideration, applications should be received by June 19, 2017.
    Thirdthe Department of Fire Protection Engineering also offers Information Sessions about the Department and major.  These Information Sessions are two-hour FREE events where interested students get to meet faculty, staff and students and learn about the best major they may never have known existed!  Participants will be able to see exciting lab demonstrations and learn more about cutting-edge research only being conducted here at UMD!

    The Jump Start Program will invite 50 rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in a week-long summer science immersion program at the University of Maryland. The program was developed through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and is now sponsored by the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland. Students considering a career in the sciences will have the opportunity to learn the tools of modern life sciences research and experience the excitement of discovery. In addition to carrying out laboratory investigations, students will participate in seminars and professional development workshops. The program is free for all participants. The theme for the Summer 2017 Jump Start program is biomedical science. Students will learn how cellular and molecular techniques are changing the way we diagnose and treat disease. http://hhmi.umd.edu/jumpstart 

    For Seniors Only: 
    The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor's degree at selected universities: http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/ 

    HIGH SCHOOL SCIENTIFIC TRAINING AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 2.0 (HISTEP 2.0) AT NIH8 weeks: June 12th to August 10th, 2017, FULL TIME: HTTPS://WWW.TRAINING.NIH.GOV/HISTEP  Application deadline: 1/4/2017
    One of the directors of HISTEP and HISTEP 2.0 will come to ERHS to talk about the programs and the application processes on November 9, 2016: in room 135: 6th period for 12th graders and 7th period for 11th graders. You will need to obtain a pass to attend. More information will be provided to your RP and physics teachers. 

    UNCF scholarships, programs, internships and fellowshipsUNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. 

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s most prestigious science competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. Application Deadline: November 16, 2016 8:00 PM ET

    QuestBridge: The National College Match connects high-achieving, low-income students with full four-year scholarships from 38 of the nation’s best colleges. Students also have a second chance of admission with QuestBridge Regular Decision, through which they can receive very generous financial aid. The free application is due on September 27, 2016.

    The National Security Agency's (NSA) Gifted and Talented ProgramApplications are accepted Sept. 1st - Oct. 31st of each year. Students work full time for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer following their senior year of high school.

    • Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice + more. Program applications will be accepted between September 1st and October 31st each year. 
    For Juniors Only: 
    2017 College Prep Scholars ProgramThe free application is now open, and it is due on March 22, 2017As you may know, the College Prep Scholars Program prepares high-achieving, low-income 11th graders to be admitted to the nation's best colleges, and possibly attend for free. 
    HIGH SCHOOL SCIENTIFIC TRAINING AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (HISTEP) at NIH. 6 weeks: June 27th to August 10th, 2017, FULL TIME: https://www.training.nih.gov/histep  Application deadline: 2/1/2017
    One of the directors of HISTEP and HISTEP 2.0 will come to ERHS to talk about the programs and the application processes on November 9, 2016: in room 135: 6th period for 12th graders and 7th period for 11th graders. You will need to obtain a pass to attend. More information will be provided to your RP and physics teachers. 

    This intense six-week program immerses students in life at MIT through math and science courses, a challenging hands-on elective course, workshops, guest speakers, and social events. Students apply in the fall semester of their junior year in high school for the upcoming summer programs. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents to apply. The application is due by: February 1, 2017 at 7:59 PM Eastern Standard Time Recommendations must be received by: February 15 at 7:59 PM Eastern Standard Time



    Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America – LEDAEach year, we recruit a new cohort of LEDA Scholars – 100 qualified high school juniors who show leadership potential but lack the exposure and support they need to attend highly selective colleges. LEDA Scholars receive leadership training, writing instruction, standardized test preparation and a year of highly personalized guidance as they navigate the application and admissions process at the most competitive colleges. Throughout college and beyond, Scholars are offered ongoing advising, career counseling, postgraduate planning and community-building support to help them succeed and leadThe application deadline is December 12, 2016.
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