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Heads UP! Week of November 26, 2012



Internship Opportunities Available
Deadline:  Friday, December 14, 2012

Merck Engineering and technology and Merck MMD Diversity in Engineering Fellowships for 2013-2014. These programs represent great opportunities for internship experiences at one of Merck's locations during the summer of 2013 and also entail a $5,000 stipened toward your educational costs during the 2013-2014 academic year.

See attached materials for additional information and instructions

   Brochures Career Opportunities
      – Merck Diversity Fellowship    – Engineering Internship
      – Merck ET Fellowship    – Science Internship
      – Merck ET Award Guidelines
   Application (deadline December 14)  
     – ET & Diversity Fellowship Application   

Scan and e-mail (preferred), or mail your completed application and associated materials to: Brian Mickus, MERCK & Company, Inc., 770 SumneyTown Pike, WP53B-120, P.O. Box 4, West Point, PA  19486-0004

NOTE:  Be sure to include two or three references by sending or e-mailing letters of recommendation by December 14.


NSF IGERT Reseach Traineeship for Biologists and Engineers MultiSTEPS Program
Deadline:  December 31, 2012

Graduate Assistantship Program is supported by NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERT) and Virginia Tech Interdisciplinary Education Program (IGEP) and is seeking applications from propective students with bachelor's or master's degress in engineering or biology (or closeley related fields). Applicants should be motivated to conduct research, think, collaborate, and solve problems at the intersection of the engineering and biological sciences.

Trainees will study the dynamic processes that move material, momentum, and energy within, around, through, and between biological systems, from single molecules to the environment. Applications are accepted throughout the year but for consieration for Fall 2013 applications are encouraged by December 31, 2012. 

For more information:


Georgia Institute of Technology FOCUS Invitation
Held in Atlanta on January 17 – 20, 2013

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites the participation of students in one of the nation's premier recruiting programs. This three-and-a-half-day event is designed to attract the best and brightest underrepresented minority students hereafter referred to as "scholars" and encourage them to pursue graduate studies.

FOCUS 2013 is the twenty-second annual event and all students are welcome to apply. Click here to visit our website.



Boston Teacher Residency
Deadlines:  January 31 and April 1, 2013

Since 2003, BTA has prepared over 400 teachers who are working together across the city to fulfill what BTA believes should be a basic promise of our democracy: a quality public education for ever child, no matter what.  That promise starts with great teachers.

The Boston Teacher Residency (BTA) is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 program! Visit BTA's website and submit a Prospect Form to access the online application.

  • Apply now to join the movement
  • Download the program flyer
  • Bios of our current Teacher Residents
  • Follow BTA on Facebook and Twitter



AMGEN-UROP Scholars Program
Deadline:  February 1, 2013

The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program (known as “Amgen Scholars”) will have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.

Amgen Scholars learn how to collaborate effectively in research settings, investigate areas of research interest, and gain practical skills and knowledge for both graduate study and post-graduation careers. Participants become fully integrated in MIT’s summer research community, interact with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates, and participate in research seminars and other networking events. Most importantly, Amgen Scholars become involved in exciting research and contribute to the advancement of science in an area of interest.

The Program also offers a competitive compensation package. Amgen Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine-week period will earn $4,600, based on an hourly wage of $12.78. Housing in a designated MIT residence hall and an $800 food allowance will also be provided.

Students and others interested in finding out more about the program should contact program staff at (617) 253-7306, or by e-mail.

Click here to apply or acquire more information (deadline is February 1, 2013).



BTGB Summer 2013 Teacher Internship Opportunity
Deadline February 25, 2012
June - August 20123 (8 weeks)


Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) is transforming urban education for students and teachers. Through the years of intensive, tuition-free, out of school time programming. Breakthrough charges students' academic trajectories and supports them along the path to a four-year college. Simultaneously, BTGB builds the next generation of teachers through competitive recruitement, research-based training and coaching from master teachers.  

Since 2003, BTA has prepared over 400 teachers who are working together across the city to fulfill what BTA believes should be a basic promise of our democracy: a quality public education for ever child, no matter what.  That promise starts with great teachers.

Click here to apply and select Boston/Cambridge as 1st or 2nd choice.



Wilton Virgo's new book – "Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life" published

Wilton Virgo, who completed his post-doctorate at MIT in the Chemistry department, recently published a new book entitled Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life.


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