Hello, SACNAS @ UCLA!
My name is AC Carlton, and I am an Admissions Director for the 2020 Out for Undergrad (O4U) Engineering Conference. Every year, O4U hosts a weekend-long professional development conference for high achieving, high potential LGBTQ+ undergraduate students who are studying engineering or interested in going into engineering. If you're not familiar with Out for Undergrad (O4U) or the O4U Engineering Conference, you can learn more about it on the website here: https://www.outforundergrad.org/. Despite the unprecedented change and immense uncertainty due to COVID-19, O4U remains committed to our mission. At the same time, we recognize the safety and well-being of each and every student remains of utmost importance. As such, O4U has made the difficult decision to host all of our 2020 conferences virtually.
To ensure that we continue to recruit the most diverse and high achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduate student candidates, please help us share our mission and tell your community that the 2020 O4U application remains open. O4U is an amazing opportunity for students to meet recruiters from a variety of engineering firms and universities, receive guidance from amazing mentors, and form meaningful, lasting connections with other LGBTQ+ people in their fields. To keep our conference accessible for all students, we have waived our $90 registration fee for all admitted students, making the conference free to attend for students. We are committed to ensuring all admitted students can attend our programming, especially in our new virtual format.
This year’s O4U Engineering Conference will be held virtually from September 9-13th. The student application deadlines have been extended from our previously announced dates. The final round of our rolling admissions process closes on June 14th, 11:59 PM EST..
Please let your students know about the conference application. Having attended the conference multiple times throughout my undergraduate career, I can attest to the fact that it is an amazing opportunity for both professional and personal development. If you or anyone at your school has any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me or the O4U Engineering Admissions Team at O4UEngineeringAdmissions@outforundergrad.org.
Thank you so much for your time, and have a great day!
Out for Undergrad Engineering
AC Carlton | Admissions Director | They/Them/Theirs
My name is Abdi Abdullahi and I am a third year medical student at UCSF School of Medicine. I am one of the coordinators of Bridging Admissions, a volunteer organization composed of medical students from across the nation.
I'm reaching out to you about a mentorship program that we are coordinating for URM and first generation applicants. This is our third cycle for our mentorship program, and we have worked with close to 200 students thus far. We match students with a medical student who providers mentorship throughout the application cycle, ranging from personal statement feedback to interview preparations.
If you know of any students who may benefit from our program, please have them sign up at our website:
Hispanic descent and/or demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community;
Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students or graduate students;
Pursuing or intending to pursue a science, technology, engineering, math or health-related field of study at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories; and
Possessing an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Do you have underrepresented students that are looking to earn a PhD in biomedical science and just aren’t quite ready to go to graduate school or need a little bit more experience/time to be truly competitive for a top tier graduate program?
If so, please let them know about our Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The Ohio State University, DISCOVERY PREP. This NIH-funded post baccalaureate program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school. Accepted scholars are provided with:
Scholarship applications open for underrepresented students in the chemical sciences
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American students majoring in chemistry-related fields and pursuing chemistry-related careers. Qualified students may be studying at community colleges or four-year institutions. Graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply.
Eligible majors include, but are not limited to, chemistry, materials science, forensic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and chemical technology. Students pursuing pre-med, pharmacy, nursing or veterinary programs are not eligible.
In addition to providing financial support, the ACS Scholars Program pairs students with academic and/or professional mentors. These relationships can span entire careers. Conference travel awards and several internship opportunities are also offered.
Scholarship applications will be accepted online at the ACS Scholars Program website www.acs.org/scholars through March 1, 2020, for the academic year 2020-21. Additional information is available by calling 1-800-227-5558, extension 6250, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scholars program, now celebrating a milestone of 25 years, aims to build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in chemistry and help students acquire the skills and credentials needed for success. More than 1,700 ACS Scholars have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the chemical sciences, and a substantial number have gone on to graduate school and/or have entered the workforce in their field. The program awards more than $1 million in scholarship funds to 400 students annually.
ACS Scholars Staff
D. E. Shaw Research
Science and Engineering Summit for Undergraduates
Friday, April 3, 2020
D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) seeks exceptional undergraduates pursuing degrees in the computational sciences to join us at our Science and Engineering Summit for Undergraduates. This event will take place on Friday, April 3, 2030, and will bring students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering to our offices in New York City for a day of presentations, discussions, networking, and plenty of refreshments! This is an opportunity to learn about the internship and career opportunities available at DESRES, explore our scientific computing and research projects in detail, and connect with other students from across the country who share your interest in science and technology.
Enjoy the vantage point from our Times Square office and an evening in New York City on us! We will cover the cost of travel to and from New York as well as hotel accommodations for two nights for all selected attendees.
If you are studying computer science, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, applied math, materials science, or another scientific field with a focus on computational methods, and are interested in attending this event, please email your resume and a short statement of interest (approx. 200 words) to DESRESSummit@DEShawResearch.com with the subject line “2020 Summit Application” by Tuesday, February 18, 2020. We can only invite a limited number of attendees to the summit, but we welcome submissions from students of all experience levels.
D. E. Shaw Research is a New York–based independent research laboratory that conducts basic scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry under the direct scientific leadership of Dr. David Shaw. Our group is currently focusing primarily on long molecular dynamics simulations involving proteins and other biological macromolecules of potential interest from both a scientific and a pharmaceutical perspective. An integral part of our effort consists of designing and developing custom hardware and software to carry out this research. We are also pursuing drug discovery programs, leveraging the insights enabled by our novel technologies, with an initial focus on drug targets that have proved resistant to traditional drug discovery methods. For more information about the group, please visit www.DEShawResearch.com.
I am reaching out to encourage you to apply to the fellowship programs here at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Spend your summer doing research and furthering your academic career as an ASM Undergraduate Research Fellow!
The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides a rewarding and unique opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer semester, and attend ASM Microbe to present their research results. The February 15, 2020 deadline is quickly approaching, so submit your application today!
Award amount: Up to $4000
If you have any questions about the fellowship programs, or any of ASM’s programs, please feel free to reach out to me directly. I look forward to hearing from you and reviewing your fellowship application!
Shaundra Holmes (she, her, hers)| Program Coordinator, Education
American Society for Microbiology
I’m writing regarding a work study opportunity in Dr. Yibin Wang’s lab, where I am the lab manager. I am in the process of preparing the advertisement, but wanted to reach out to faculty who may know of a student interested in work study.
The position will involve duties associated with course support, and laboratory work. If you know of someone who is interested and may be eligible for work study, please ask them to contact me via e-mail. email@example.com
I would like to encourage applications from students in underrepresented groups, and because of your work with SACNAS and outreach, I am hoping you may know a student or two who may be interested.
A collection of outside opportunities and announcements such as scholarships, program application deadlines, job opportunities or general announcements.