Here is your weekly copy of Know-a-BULL News. Please read this issue to keep up-to-date with all the exciting events and news from the USF Honors College, Undergraduate Research, and Resources for Educational Distinction.
Check the Honors calendar to see the events we are hosting in the spring and sign up to those you wish to attend. Freshpeople, remember your 5 event obligation.
Did you know that the average starting salary for an Occupational Therapist is over $67K per year?
Medical School Forum - Feb 13! RSVP Now
Hosted by USF Pre-Med AMSA
Meet admissions directors from medical schools
throughout the country. Receive personal, in-depth
information on numerous medical schools. Interact with
a panel of medical school students. Lunch provided. Even
WIN various prizes through a raffle....and there's more!!!
Space is limited! Register by February 5th. Call 813.989.8121 to register!
The Career Center has recently added a blog feature to their webpage. They will celebrate the launch on Thursday, February 18th with free food and music in the MLK Stage area. Visit the following link for more information.
The Spring Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd in the Marshall Student Center. Several workshops to help students make the most of this opportunity with employers are scheduled. They will learn some key strategies to use, techniques for preparing, what to wear and bring to the fair, how to behave during the fair, and how to follow up with employers afterward. For more information, please visit the following link.
Have you completed the course PHZ 4703: Application of Physics to Bio-Med II and earned an A? If so, your expertise is requested! Please fill out an online tutor application. This position is paid for up to 20 hours per week.
Paris and London study-abroad: art and art history, June 1- July 6th
A limited number of spaces are still available in the School of Art and Art History Summer Program in Paris. This program affords students the opportunity of earning up to 4 credits while enrolled in an art or art history course for the entire month of June in Paris. The program utilizes Paris as a vast resource for learning, including explorations of its museums, galleries, architecture, streets, parks and culture and students experience the city as temporary residents rather than as tourists. The program also takes advantage of the proximity of Paris to important cultural sites in the surrounding region including Chartres Cathedral, Monet's gardens at Giverny, the chateaus of Chantilly and Vaux-le-Vicomte and Van Gogh's home at Auvers-Sur-Oise. The 2010 program includes the option of an additional excursion to London, June 30 - July 6th earning 3 additional credits. Students may enroll in the London excursion alone. Numerous students from the Honors College have participated in this program since its inception over 20 years ago. Students enrolled in this program are eligible for partial funding from the Honors College. Students interested in enrolling should apply immediately.
The Annual USF Spring Study Abroad Fair will be held Monday January 25, 11am-3pm, just outside the Marshall Center Plaza.
This event showcases all of our USF-sponsored and USF-approved summer and semester study abroad programs, host countries/institutions and partner education abroad organizations. There will have be refreshments, music, and giveaways for our Fair attendees, amid a festive setting. Colorful displays and a wide array of informative materials on each program and country where students may study abroad will be featured. Students will be able to talk with our knowledgeable USF Faculty Program Directors as well as enthusiastic, past study abroad program participants. In addition, some of our international students studying on exchange at USF will be on hand to answer questions about their home institutions and countries where our students might wish to study abroad.
Project Inspire Summer Internship Program for Minority Undergraduate Students
Project INSPIRE is a ten-week research training program that provides outstanding undergraduates an opportunity to gain
research experience in social and medical sciences. Three (3) students will be selected to work with researchers in the various colleges and departments at the University of South Florida and the Moffitt Cancer Center. Internships can be completed during any ten weeks between May 1st and August 30th,
There is no cost to the student and a stipend of $3,000 is provided. Applications and program information are available through the http://www.moffitt.org/Spark.
Questions can be sent to the program coordinator's email:Kyle.Dalton@moffitt.org.
Completed applications and documentation should be submitted beginning March 15,2010.
Two Honors students are researching how social networking sites are affecting faculty and student relationships at USF. Please complete the linked survey, which should take no more than 10-15 minutes. Results will be used at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference in February 2010.
If you are graduating this semester (spring 2010) with a 3.5 or higher GPA and have a great record of service and/or research, you might be a candidate for Outstanding Senior. If you are such a student, please make an appointment to see me in January.
Third Colloquium scheduled
The Third Colloquium in the "Electronic Life" series has been scheduled for Friday, January 29th from 1:00- 2:30 in the Honors Lounge. This Colloquium will be about "Gaming". To RSVP, please go to the Honors calendar and click on the event.
Deadline to Apply for Spring 2010 Graduation
The deadline to apply for spring 2010 graduation is Friday, February 5.
In the past, students who applied for graduation have had the option of withdrawing their applications up until the last day of the semester. However, due to processing issues, the Office of the Registrar has recently requested that students refrain from requesting to withdraw graduation applications unless there are extenuating financial or academic issues. Therefore, if you are not sure about your decision to apply for graduation this semester (or in future semesters), please see your departmental or Honors advisor.
$2 Million Competition Opens for Ideas to Transform Learning
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, today launched the third annual open-call competition that will provide $2 million in awards to innovators shaping the field of digital media and learning. President Obama named the Digital Media and Learning Competition as part of his initiative to improve education in math and science in a speech on November 23rd. The competition is supported through a grant to the University of California, Irvine and administered by HASTAC.
NSF International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE)
The 2010 International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and organized by Purdue University, is now accepting applications for the 2010 grant cycle. IREE 2010 awardees will receive a stipend (US$4,000 for graduate students and US$3,000 for undergraduate students) to conduct engineering-related research in China from May - August 2010 . Additionally, grant awardees will receive allowances for: an orientation program; travel to and housing/meals in China; plus a re-entry program. The 50 students (20 undergraduate and 30 graduate students) that receive the IREE award will spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier engineering research projects in university, industry, or government labs in China.
Students entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study are eligible to apply to the Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy. Those pursuing degrees in the social sciences, the biological sciences, and other fields pertinent to health management and policy, such as economics, political science, accounting and finance, are especially encouraged to apply. Past interns, however, have come from a variety of other undergraduate fields of study, e.g. the Humanities and Fine Arts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Because the majority of placements are in Detroit, Ann Arbor or Flint, all participants must reside in Southeast Michigan or Genesee County during the summer.
Successful applicants will show evidence of academic achievement (a 2.8 or above grade point average on a 4.0 scale) and will demonstrate one or more of the descriptions listed on the program's website.
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program is designed to improve access to education leading to research careers for those who have had fewer career opportunities than others. The program is designed to provide an incentive for exceptional scholars to pursue research careers at the NIH.
To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or national of the U.S., be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution, have a GPA of at least 3.5 or be ranked within the top 5% of your class, and be from a disadvantaged background. To be considered as someone from a disadvantaged background means that 1) either your undergraduate institution classifies you as having "exceptional financial need" using the Federal Government's standards, or 2) you come from an environment that inhibited (but did not prevent) your obtaining the knowledge, skills, and ability required to enroll in an undergraduate institution. (If you do not qualify on the basis of "exceptional financial need," you may still qualify as being from a "disadvantaged background" by providing a personal statement explaining your situation.)
The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships program is the world's largest privately-sponsored international scholarship program for university-level studies. It entails 1 year of study in any field in virtually any foreign country.
Undergraduates who will have completed two years of university work before starting the scholarship are eligible. Candidates may apply for any country in which there are Rotary Clubs. U.S. citizenship is not required; however, foreign students must be citizens of a country in which there are Rotary Clubs to be eligible.
The Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.
In 2010, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:
* To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or
* To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
* To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Go to the Udall website for more information!
Patel Center summer internship abroad on alternative energy markets
The Patel Center has been awarded a small grant from the Business and International Education program at the US Department of Education to assist small businesses in Florida involved in the alternative energy sector to expand their export markets. You may read more about the project at http://www.patelcenter.usf.edu/whatwedo/projects/projecta.html.
As part of the project, we will be sending 9 undergraduate students - 2 from USF and the rest from our partner institutions in the Florida Network for Global Studies (FIU, UCF, FSU, UF) - to either Panama or the Dominican Republic for a 6 week summer internship to explore the export markets in those countries. Ideally, the students will be a mix of business, engineering and environmental science majors. Students should be juniors or seniors, US citizens, and proficient in Spanish. More information on the particulars of the internship are at:
http://patelcenter.usf.edu/whatwedo/education/internships.html. Please note that the deadline to apply is Friday, February 12, 2010.
8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration Submission Deadline Announced!
The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to announce the paper and abstract submission deadline for the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration on April 1, 2010.
Oral (paper) and poster (abstract) submissions will be due to the Office of Undergraduate Research on February 25, 2010 at 4pm. Submission guidelines and instructions will be posted soon on ur.usf.edu. Please mark your calendars for this event!
Sacred Glimpse: Look into Feminine Issues in Islam
Sacred Glimpse is an opportunity for everyone to learn a little bit about the religion of Islam. There will be presentations addressing many common questions that people may have about Islam and Muslims.
The event focuses on feminine issues in Islam, such as:
Marriage, Women in Islamic History, Muslim women in work force
Hijab (the head veil)
Also, there will be free food, a henna table, and a free raffle. Prizes include: gift cards from Boba, Byblos, Chipotle, Mr. Empanada's, and much more!
Please come and join the Sisters United Muslim Association at this event and get a glimpse into what it's like being a Muslim woman.
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Time: 11:30am - 3:05pm
Location: Marshall Student Center, Ball Room C
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