Jan 27, 2011

Scholarships for Engineering and Computer Science

The Hispanic College Fund is accepting scholarship applications now through March 1, 2011 for the 2011-2012 academic year. Scholarships range from $500 - $10,000. To apply, students must:
  • be of Hispanic background
  • maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have graduated from high school in the U.S. after attending at least 3 years (by June 2011)
  • reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • plan to enroll in a fulltime undergraduate, and in some cases graduate, program for the 2011- 2012 academic year at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
  • demonstrate financial need

*Some programs will have additional requirements

March 1, 2011 is the deadline for Hispanic College Fund Scholarships! Please read below for more information.

Visit http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org to apply now! Again, the deadline is coming up on March 1, 2011.

If you have any questions contact

Erika Viramontes I Scholarship Program Manager I Hispanic College Fund

1300 L Street, NW I Suite 975 I Washington, DC 20005

Main: 202.296.5400 I Fax: 202.296.3774 I Direct: 202.503.1464

Email Address I www.HispanicFund.org

Google to Hire More Than 6,200 Workers This Year

Surfboards lean against a wall at the Google office in Santa Monica, California.

SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. plans to hire more than 6,200 workers this year in the biggest expansion yet by the Internet's most profitable company.

The hiring spree will likely be welcomed by President Barack Obama, who is expected to emphasize the need for more jobs during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Google CEO Eric Schmidt was among a group of business leaders who met with Obama last month to discuss ways to bolster the listless economy.

But Google's push to further expand a work force that grew by 23 percent last year may not be as well received on Wall Street, where the Internet search leader's spending has annoyed some investors who would prefer a more frugal approach in hopes of fatter returns.

Google executives have consistently brushed aside those concerns, saying that the company needs to aggressively recruit the smartest computer engineers and most persuasive sales representatives to maintain its lead in online search and advertising, as well as to diversify into other services in computing, telecommunications and the media.

SOURCE: Associated Press

Jan 25, 2011

FAU Transfer Student Expo

FAU will be having a Transfer Student Expo at both campuses

Davie Campues, Febuary 26, 9am

Jupiter campus, March 19, 9am

for more imformation click here

Jan 18, 2011

Summer research internship for students in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering fields

An internship opportunity for students is attached. If you have students interested in pursuing this program please notify Patti Bartels at pbartels@mdc.edu no later than January 18, 2011.


STEM Opportunities in Washington, DC

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s premier Hispanic educational and youth leadership development organization, is seeking applicants for its 2011 STEM Internship and Fellowship Programs. To learn more, please join us for an informational conference call on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 3pm EST/12pm PST.






RSVP to spena@chci.org or 202-548-5878

"CHCI allowed me to be involved in the discussion of science policy on the Hill. Among my duties are to present, interpret and provide recommendations on different science-related policies. My tenure at the House Democratic Caucus has straightened my knowledge of science policy and facilitated the understanding of legislative procedures."

Erasmo Nieves, Motorola STEM Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Coamo, Puerto Rico
School: Wake Forest University
Degree: Ph.D., Neuroscience
Placement: U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic Caucus

Congressional Internship Program:

The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid Congressional work placement on Capitol Hill for a period of eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn firsthand about our nation's legislative process.

More information: http://www.chci.org/internships/

2011 Summer Internship Application Deadline: February 4, 2011. Click here to apply.

Public Policy Fellowship:

This is a paid Fellowship Program that offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in public policy.

More information: http://www.chci.org/fellowships/page/chci-public-policy-fellowship

2011-2012 Public Policy Fellowship Application Deadline: February 18, 2011. Click here to apply.

Graduate Fellowship Program:

This paid Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have earned a graduate degree or higher within three years of the program start date unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in public policy.

More information: http://www.chci.org/fellowships/page/chci-graduate-stem-fellowship

2011-2012 Graduate Fellowship Application Deadline: February 4, 2011. Click here to apply.

Jan 11, 2011

DOE Scholars Program

Are you interested in participating in the most recent scientific research and development? Would you like to gain experience in discovering solutions to power and securing America’s future, specifically in energy security, nuclear security, scientific discovery and innovation, environmental responsibility and management excellence?

The Department of Energy Scholars Program offers summer internships with stipends of up to $650 per week depending on academic status to undergraduates, graduate students and post graduates at accredited institutes of higher education. Majors accepted include: engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; program management; math; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; and other related discipline areas. Applicants must be US Citizens - no exceptions.


DEADLINE: January 30, 2011

Jan 7, 2011

NASA / Hisp College Fund Info Session


NASA has deployed a single, Agency system for recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Students access information about scholarship, internship and fellowship opportunities across NASA to engage in research, aerospace education and space exploration. A student completes a single internship and/or fellowship application to express interest in up to 15 specific opportunities for each summer, fall, spring or year-long session.

- The NASA internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities for the summer session and next academic year are open http://intern.nasa.gov

- The HCF (Hispanic College Fund) Scholarships open Nov. 15th (Deadline Mar. 1st)  http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org


Thursday January,20  1pm – 2pm


Kendall, Room K413