2014 NASA Research Announcement for Educator Professional Development (EPD) appendix

NASA’s Office of Education is accepting new proposals under the Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 NASA Research Announcement for Educator Professional Development (EPD) appendix. EPD is designed to provide high quality STEM professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators capitalizing on NASA’s unique assets and capabilities. Pre-service, in-service, and informal educators working with grades K-20 and higher education faculty are considered customers and clients who derive benefits from EPD opportunities. EPD was established to consolidate historically diverse components into a focused effort to ensure operational efficiency while optimizing strategies, methods, and technologies that promote and foster educators’ use of NASA-related content in their instructional activities. Proposals are due June 18, 2014.

For more information regarding EPD Solicitation, please visit the NASA EONS page on NSPIRES http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/

2014 Fall Student Honors Program – Legal

 2014 Fall Student Honors Program – Legal

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Position Number: 14-SHPL-KT

Locations: Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Fort Worth, TX; Salt Lake City, UT

Overview

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Student Honors Program. The Student Honors Program targets students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (JD/MDB or LL.M.) in an accredited qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of “student” will not be considered).

Honor Students are assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s work. Projects can include the investigation of industry and issuer practices, litigation of civil enforcement actions and the drafting of proposed statutes and rules. Specific duties and responsibilities will vary according to the office or division of assignment.

Second and third year law students must be enrolled at least half-time in law school to participate in the Student Honors Program. Law school graduates who are enrolled in graduate law programs and joint degree programs (e.g., JD/MBA; LL.M.) at least half time may also participate in the Student Honors Program.

To Apply

For important information about this position, including details on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/362827700 Weekly cut-off dates have been established to review and refer qualified applicants. You must apply for this position by April 30, 2014.

If you need additional information contact Jeffery Anoka, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at 202-551-6086 or anokaj@sec.gov .

2014 Spring Student Honors Program, Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)

2014 Spring Student Honors Program

Division of Economic and Risk Analysis  

Position Number:         14-DERA-ER

Location:                      Washington, DC

Compensation: Volunteer

Grade:                          SK-00

Overview:

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

Within the SEC, the Division of Economic and Risk Assessment (DERA) integrates financial economics and data analytics to the core mission of the SEC. In doing so, DERA is involved in the entire range of SEC activities, including policy-making, rule-making, enforcement and examination. For more information about the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, please visit http://www.sec.gov/divisions/riskfin.shtml.

The SEC’s Student Honors Program is a semester program for college students, graduate students and law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market. Honors students work with SEC Staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s mission such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules, to name a few responsibilities.

DERA is offering unpaid training opportunities to undergraduate/graduate students in the Washington, DC area. We ask students to work at least 10 weeks at a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week. We also encourage applications from students who are able to work 40 hours per week. Students will establish their work schedule with their supervisors.

To Apply:

For important information about this position, including details on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/353869700. You must apply for this position by November 1, 2013 through www.USAJobs.gov.

If you need additional information contact Jeffery Anoka, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at 202-551-6086 or anokaj@sec.gov.

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.sec.gov

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

The Application deadline: Feb 28th and is open to seniors in high school, or rising college sophomores and juniors.

Click here for information:
http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.  The program awards scholarships to students attending one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, natural resource
sciences, or related academic disciplines. The eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant  Universities are as follows:

>* Alabama A&M University
>* Alcorn State University, Mississippi
>* Delaware State University
>* Florida A&M University
>* Fort Valley State University, Georgia
>* Kentucky State University
>* Langston University, Oklahoma
>* Lincoln University, Missouri
>* North Carolina A&T State University
>* Prairie View A&M University, Texas
>* South Carolina State University
>* Southern University, Louisiana
>* Tennessee State University
>* Tuskegee University, Alabama
>* University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
>* University of Maryland Eastern Shore
>* Virginia State University
>* West Virginia State University

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for the application:

>http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors interested in the Energy Industry

 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES

The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

Eligibility

Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities.

Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.

Be a member of one of a class or group of individuals who has been historically underrepresented in the sciences, technology, engineering and math related disciplines.

Selection

Scholarship recipients – known as AABE Scholars – are determined each spring by the organization’s local chapter scholarship committee for local scholarships and by the National Scholarship Committee for national scholarships. Recipients receive notification of their selection.

Awards

The Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Chapter of AABE will award Three (3) Scholarships: (1) A First Place Scholarship Award of $2,500, (2) A Second Place Scholarship Award of $2,000 and (3) A Third Place Scholarship Award of $1,500. The top winner’s application is forwarded to compete for a Mid-Atlantic Regional Award of $3,000 (The Mid-Atlantic Region is one of six AABE Regions). Additionally, a “Rufus D. Gladney” Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually to the candidate who is judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise.

National Awards are made to the students upon presentation of proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university. Distribution of local chapter awards is made at the discretion of the local chapter upon proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university.

The Application Package

Consideration will be given only to candidates submitting complete application packages which include: (1) a completed AABE application form (copies are acceptable); (2) an official high school transcript; (3) official proof of ACT or SAT scores; (4) two letters of reference; and (5) a completed checklist. Please redact Social Security Numbers from any documents.

Complete application package

MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN March 1, 2014 and submitted to the local AABE chapter listed below. Applications returned to the AABE national office or the National Scholarship Committee is in violation of procedures and will not be considered for scholarship support.

Mail Application to:

American Association of Blocks in Energy

Attn: Scholarship Committee

Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Chapter

P.O. Box 77263

Washington, DC 20013

In lieu of mailing, complete application packages may also be scanned and emailed (by the due date) to the following email address: dcaabeschl@aol.com.

NOTE: Files larger than 2.5 MB may need to be zipped or reduced to ensure delivery.

 

Two Jarvis students work on NASA cancer research

A pair of Jarvis Christian College students are doing research that might change the way cancer is treated.  Ayla Diles, 22, of Longview and Cody Carrasquillo, 20, of San Antonio were selected as interns for the NASA Science and Technology Institute after Jarvis Christian College received a $251,298 grant to provide the opportunity. At the end of February, the two students and their biology professor, Shakhawat Bhuiyan, will travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver their research to astronauts before a 30-day mission to the International Space Station.

Learn more about this story here: Two Jarvis students work on NASA cancer research

Paid Federal Internship Opportunities!!

TWC has internships available during the summer 2014 semester via the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative – and these
internships will go fast! Specifically, positions are available with the United States’ Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Department of Health and
Human Services
(HHS) and U.S. Department of Treasury.

Students with:
Business/Human Resources, Communication, Computer & Information Technology, Engineering, Public Administration and Healthcare-related backgrounds are
needed. Internships through the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative are fully-funded and paid opportunities. In addition, some support is provided for travel and other expenses. There is no out-of-pocket cost for participation.

To be considered for this opportunity, applications must be received by March 3, 2014.

How to Submit:
To submit the application, you must include basic academic and personal information, your resume and an essay. Letters of recommendation are required, but can arrive
after submission. An official transcript will also be required and should be sent as soon as possible. Be sure to choose option 2 (the Federal Diversity
Internship Initiative) on the application! To apply to the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative, click here.

If you have any questions about the opportunity to pursue a paid, federal internship, please do not hesitate to contact:

Reid May
Office of Admissions & Institutional Relations
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
info@twc.edu
www.twc.edu/federal
202-238-7900 (main line)

THE FAA IS HIRING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALISTS!

The  FAA provides the safest, most efficient airspace system in the world.

The FAA is looking for exceptional men and women to support our mission at airports and in our skies.

The FAA will begin accepting applications on, February 10, 2014 for a limited time, so start your application now. Applicants are highly encouraged to use the resume builder available on the USAJOBS website: www.usajobs.gov

Visit the USAJOBS Resource Center at help.usajobs.gov/ to learn how to build your resume, and access tips and tutorials on applying and interviewing for federal jobs. To be considered for a position as an air traffic controller, you must:

Be a U.S. citizen.

Start the FAA Academy no later than your 31st birthday.

Be willing to relocate to an air traffic facility based on the FAA’s highest needs at the time.

Have three years of progressively responsible work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree, or a combination of post-secondary

Education and work experience that totals three years.

Most types of paid or unpaid employment will provide progressively responsible experience, as you learn about the, organization, gain knowledge about the work, and demonstrate responsibility. If you intend using any post-secondary education as part of your eligibility, you must submit official transcripts with your application.

Selected applicants must also:

Pass the FAA pre-employment tests.

Pass a medical examination.

Pass a security investigation.

Demonstrate ability to speak English clearly enough to be understood over communications equipment.

Most applicants selected for employment will attend the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City for approximately three months to receive specialized training. For more information, visit: www.faa.gov/jobs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation is hiring!

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation will be issuing a large number of vacancy announcements on February 10, 2014, for air-traffic control specialists on a nation-wide basis.  You may follow the link below for additional information:
http://www.faa.gov/jobs/career_fields/aviation_careers/
Visit the FAA Virtual Career Fair and learn all about select aviation careers FAA is offering.  FAA recruitment experts will be available for live chats on Jan. 29, 12–4 p.m. EST, and Feb. 12, 12–4 p.m. EST. To register for the Career Fair and to learn about these aviation careers, please visit:
http://vshow.on24.com/vshow/network/registration/5492
Applicants are highly encouraged to use the resume builder available on the USAJOBS website usajobs.gov.
Visit the USAJOBS Resource Center at help.usajobs.gov/ to learn how to build your resume, and access tips and tutorials on applying and interviewing for federal jobs.