Wednesday, November 27, 2013

2014 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  For the summer of 2014, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.
 Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2014, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2015. All academic majors are eligible.
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2014 awards will be Tuesday, February 4, 2014. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:
The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.

DAAD - Germany Study Abroad Scholarship!

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship 2014  -  Deadline: January 31, 2014

Are you a SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR thinking about studying abroad in Germany next year – in fall 2014 or spring 2015 or for the academic year?

Learn about the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides a monthly stipend of € 650 (approximately $897) for one to two semesters (four to ten months) to help you meet the costs of studying in Germany. Over the last two years 4 UMD students received this award!

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study abroad in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either for students taking part in an organized study abroad program or for those planning an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. The National Scholarships Office – – provides advice and support to DAAD Scholarship applicants.

Who can apply: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-US citizens who have studied in the U.S. for more than one year – Sophomores, Juniors – GPA of 3.5 or higher recommended.
Program Requirements: The DAAD selection committee is looking for students who:
1.       Are currently sophomore and junior year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany.
2.       Are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
3.       Possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
4.       Submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
5.       Demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

To access the online application, or for more information about the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, please visit the DAAD website at or email

Harvard Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences

Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, June 15 – July 26, 2014.

If you like mathematics and would like to learn how quantitative methods can be applied in the study of human health, then the Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences is for you.  The Summer Program will introduce you to the power and excitement of math applications to public health, medicine, and biology, and possibly convince you that this is the career direction you've been looking for!

Undergraduate Summer Program (post-baccalaureates are also eligible to apply to this program)
The Summer Program is a relatively intensive 6-week program, during which qualified participants receive a whirlwind introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology and public health research. This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental and medical research.  The program also provides advice about graduate school and the application process through GRE preparation, meetings with different departments of the Harvard School of Public Health, and individualized mentoring by Harvard faculty.

Participants take non-credit introductory courses in biostatistics and STATA (a statistical program), and attend a series of afternoon topical seminars. The seminars, led by faculty members from various departments at the Harvard School of Public Health, are designed to broaden participant's understanding of the relationship of biostatistics to human health by providing a snapshot of methods developed and applied to real research projects in different fields.

Participants also gain research experience through small-group research projects directed by faculty and graduate student mentors.  At the end of the program, students present their research to the group and to affiliated faculty.

Housing and travel are provided and a living stipend of approximately $1500/month is provided for the 6-week program. 

NEW:  Post Baccalaureate Summer Program
In addition to all of the above, this new 3-month Internship program for post-bacs is open to students who have received bachelor’s degrees and who are planning to attend a graduate degree program in Biostatistics.  Past summer program participants are encouraged to apply. 

Two interns will be selected and will participate in collaborative research projects through three, one-month long rotations at academic and clinical centers at Harvard.  They will attend regular seminars at Harvard and Dana Farber Cancer Institute on Biostatistical topics.  They will also attend our Annual Symposium in July 2014 and return the next summer to present their research at our 2015 Annual Symposium.

Travel is provided and Interns will receive a salary for the Post Baccaulaureate program.

Alumni of the Summer Program have earned or are enrolled in graduate degrees in many campuses over the country, including Masters or PhDs in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. 

The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014.  The website for eligibility, requirements, and application are here:  Potential applicants should have some aptitude and interest in quantitative methods and an interest in public health as a career.  Prior exposure to statistics is not required.   Please email any questions to:

Diversity Program Coordinator
Dept. of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
655 Huntington Avenue, Bldg. 2 - 4th floor Boston, MA  02115-6017
Tel: (617) 432-3175     Fax: (617) 432-5619

Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study in Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional ability who have a high degree of financial need.

The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies toward the Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2014 and August 2015.

FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented Masters and Ph.D. studies in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Professionally-oriented degree programs of any kind ARE NOT supported.

FINANCIAL NEED: The Beinecke program seeks candidates who have a documented history of receiving significant need-based financial aid as an undergraduate. Candidates for nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by January 24, 2014.

Who may apply: To be eligible for Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.8 will be required for nomination; exceptions may be made in extraordinary cases.

  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • Have firm plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences after graduation.

  • Be a United States citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • Be a Pell Grant recipient as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

Award Amount: Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Duration: Scholars must utilize all funding within five years.

Campus Deadline: January 24, 2014. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.


Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator –

Attention Seniors and Recent Grads with Strong International Affairs Experience/Studies!!!


Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. (See the list of next year’s specific project areas below.)

Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st, 2014) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package (see details further below).

Carnegie Junior Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges.
IMPORTANT: Applicants for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program must be nominated by their University.  The University of Maryland, College Park can nominate two (2) students for the national competition.

WHO CAN APPLY: All nationalities eligible; Current Seniors AND alumni who graduated in the 12-13 academic year; minimum 3.8 GPA;  applicants should have coursework and other specific experiences strongly related to one of the 2014-15 project areas (see below);

Please note: Students who have started graduate studies are NOT eligible.

***If you are interested in learning more about the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, and Maryland’s nomination process, please read the message below and contact us at – please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.***


2014 – 2015 RESEARCH AREAS: Candidates should have significant coursework and/or other experiences in any of the various project areas described below. In addition, quantitative and/or advanced language skills may be required for some positions. Please read these additional preferences closely.

-Nuclear Policy
-Energy and Climate
-Middle East Studies - Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.
-South Asian Studies - Strong background in international relations, strategy and military issues, comparative politics, and/or international political economy is essential. Quantitative data manipulation skills essential (fluency in R, SPSS, or Stata a plus). Note: foreign language skills not required.
-China Studies (Asia Program) - Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
-Japan Studies (Asia Program) - Japanese language skills required.
-Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program) - Background in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
-Economics (Asia Program) - Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
-Russian/Eurasian Studies - Excellent Russian language skills required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The monthly salary is $3,083 ($37,000 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes. A generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact us at – please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085

PAL Mentor/Tutor Training & Certification

Interested in helping your peers, gaining hands-on training and experience, honing communication and leadership skills, and becoming a certified mentor or tutor?
The Peer Assisted Learning Program (PAL) in Learning Assistance Service (LAS) is for YOU!

PALs volunteer to participate in a comprehensive training program and assist fellow university students improve their study skills, gain confidence in their scholastic abilities, and provide tips and techniques for continuing academic success.

PALs have the opportunity to receive official LAS Peer Educator Certification and/or College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)'s International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC). In addition, PALs can receive 1 or 3 upper-level credits.

PAL is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 term. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Final Deadline for Spring 2014 is December 6th

Please contact Paola Hernandez at for more information or visit

OMSE is Hiring Tutors

OMSE is Hiring Tutors for the Below courses
BSCI: 105, 106, 201, 202, 207, 222
CHEM: 131, 132, 135, 231, 241, 271
ENEE: 140, 150
MATH: 003-113, 140, 141, 220, 221, 240, 241
PHYS: 121, 122, 131, 132, 141, 142, 161
STAT: 100, 112, 115
BCHM: 461, 462, 463, 465
BMGT: 220, 221, 230

In order to be eligible to apply, please see below:
·         Earned a grade of A in course(s) wanting to tutor
·         Have taken the course(s) at the University of Maryland, College Park
·         Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Skills Required:
·         Applicants need good communication skills and must have the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with varied skill levels
·         Patience and respect towards others

If you meet the above criteria, please complete and submit an OMSE Student Employment Application with the necessary information requested.  The application can be found at the bottom page from the below link:
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Andrea Rodriguez at
(301) 405-5623 or via email at

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award

We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award. Applications and nominations for the Spring 2014 semester award are due January 5, 2014. All University Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship award was established in recognition of Joe Mitchell's compassion for the less fortunate members of our society and in honor of his ability to befriend, guide and mentor individuals whose ability to succeed as students at our institution was challenged by some personal or family circumstance. Scholarships will be awarded each fall and spring semester to one or more deserving students. These are one-time awards of up to $1,000 per recipient.

For more information about the Scholarship Award, please visit

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the scholarship, please feel free to contact either Michelle McCubbin (, 301-314-9555) or Dai-An Tran (, 301-314-0416).

CDC Leaders in Environmental Health - Summer 2014 Internship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Summer Internship Program

This is a 10-week summer 2014 environmental internship for undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Ecology, or related fields who are passionate about the environment, about human health, and about the link between the two. The National Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

For more information and for assistance with your application contact: National Scholarships Office –

Who Can Apply: US Citizens or Permanent Resident with a green card – rising junior or senior – 3.0+ GPA – an academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in environmental studies or related fields

Description: This is a 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Ecology, or related fields who are passionate about the environment, about human health, and about the link between the two. A healthy environment should be capable of sustaining a healthy population; however, with 6.3 billion people on the earth, there is a need for more sustainable interactions between humans and the environment. Harmful environments can increase the risk of many health conditions. Healthy environments, on the other hand, can promote good health in many ways—protecting people from toxic exposures, providing safe water and clean air, and encouraging healthy behaviors such as outdoor recreation. Environmental health is the discipline that focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters safe and healthy living. This branch of public health is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health.

Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR). Over the course of the summer, interns will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.

Interns will participate in environmental health projects, interact with federal officials and scientists, and visit important environmental health sites in Atlanta. Other activities may include "brown-bag" lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from important environmental health leaders in the Atlanta area. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by CDC during the summer.

CDC has partnered with The Department of Energy (DOE)/Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to implement the Program. CDC will review applications and make final award selections.

Award Amount:  The internship program will provide a stipend for living expenses ($500 per week). Travel to Atlanta will be the student’s responsibility. Potential housing options will be provided in advance; however the interns will be expected to make their own arrangements.

Duration: 10 weeks during the summer - June, 2014 to August, 2014 (Dates TBD)

National Deadline:  Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Global Terrorism Studies Minor

The application and information for the Spring 2014 application for the Global Terrorism Studies Minor offered through the START center is now open! Information and application materials can be found here. Applications are due in hard copy to the START offices by 5pm on February 21, 2014.

Information sessions for the program and application process will be held on December 6 at 3pm and December 12 at 5pm in the START Headquarters at 8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 250, College Park, MD 20740. General and individual questions can be answered at these times.

Questions? Please forward them to

Fulbright UKSI Summer Institute 2014 applications now open!

The US-UK Fulbright Commission has opened applications for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Citizens!

Each Programme varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.
Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:
-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
-University of Bristol Summer Institute
-University of Exeter Summer Institute
-Queen’s University Belfast
-Scotland Summer Institute
-Wales Summer Institute

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
  • be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate information about this Award amongst freshman and sophomore students. Attached is a general information flyer and a reference sheet for advisors, as there have been a few changes to the process this year.  Application instructions have also been placed on the website for student reference and we recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions. 

Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.
Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at:

Entre Hermanos: A Critical Summit on the State of Latino Men in Education

Entre Hermanos: A Critical Summit on the State of Latino Men in Education is a summit that will convene and engage young Latino men who have the leadership skills, passion, motivation, and drive to ensure that future generations of Latinos are given the opportunity to receive an excellent education. In addition to learning about some of the issues facing young Latino men, the Summit will provide leadership development and the opportunity to build lasting relationships and networks with other rising leaders. Ultimately, this opportunity will equip participants with the tools they need to make a positive impact in their communities by taking action to create transformational change.

The Latino Male Summit will take place on Saturday, January 11th in Washington, D.C. Throughout the day long program, attendees will be exposed to a series of workshops and sessions that will build awareness on educational attainment trends for Latino men. Summit participants will learn how they can positively impact our Hispanic communities, as Latino males, by taking action to create change. Participants will explore their leadership as Latino men and the impact individuals can make on their community. By attending the Summit, rising Latino leaders will not only develop key leadership skills and new relationships with other leaders, but also become more knowledgeable about the impact of educational inequity within our community. This Summit will mark the beginning of a long-term relationship with future Latino leaders who are interested in and passionate about education as well as the advancement of the Latino community.

Apply Now
If you are interested in participating in this exciting opportunity, please submit your application no later than Friday, December 13th at 11:59PM EST.
In order to apply, you must:
1. Be a current undergraduate student or recent graduate (degree awarded after Spring 2012)
2. Complete the online application form. You can access the form here.
3. Submit your résumé via e-mail by clicking here. Please include your GPA

Please feel free to contact
with any questions

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Submit to Stylus

Submit to Stylus, UMD's undergraduate journal of poetry, prose, and art!

January 31st, 2014 is the firm deadline for all submissions for the 2014 edition, but submit early by 
November 30th for best consideration.

For full submission guidelines, click here ( Please direct any questions to 

Stylus, a journal of art and literature, is currently soliciting submissions for its Art Section! Pieces selected for the cover and for first, second, and third place will win between $50-200. This is a great opportunity for students to be published in the university's premiere literary magazine, and have their artwork displayed at Litfest (the annual Stylus unveiling ceremony). BEST CONSIDERATION DEADLINE IS THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH! The final deadline for submissions is Friday, January 31st.

Artists should go to to upload images of their work. Past accepted art pieces can be viewed in pdf files available at additional questions can be directed to Hannah Methvin at


Consult Your Community at UMD Leadership Position

Consult Your Community at the University of Maryland is looking for someone to be our chapter's Professional Development Director for the Spring 2014 semester.

The role of the Professional Development Director is to lead the chapter's professional development efforts and ensure members are properly trained for consulting engagements. You will be tasked with reaching out to professional consulting firms and working with them (in conjunction with the Presidents) to organize events and build relationships.

If you are interested in applying, you can complete and submit the application here: Professional Development Director Application

You will also need to email your resume to with the subject "Professional Development Application."

The application is due by Tuesday, December 11th at 11:59pm.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Humanity First

Interested in starting a new legacy on campus? Want to make a real difference in the lives of people around the world? Involved and/or thinking about being involved in the medical or health fields?
Then the new University of Maryland chapter of Humanity First is for you. Humanity First is a new club at the University of Maryland, initiated as a student chapter for the international organization, Humanity First. The club here will be involved in a lot of areas including local, national, and international aid work with projects geared towards building and improving the education and livelihood of others.

Our next GBM is this *Monday, November 25th at 7:30pm in 0220 Jimenez.

We have some exciting new projects that are just starting up so
it's definitely not too late to join and make a difference!
Request to be an official member on OrgSync at
Check us out on Facebook at
Email with any questions and see you Monday!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Indian Students Association's Charity Dinner - Monday

The Indian Students Association's Charity Dinner is around the corner! It's an ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET for $10 on Monday, November 25th! Bring your friends, sit back and enjoy hot, tasty food AND watch four dance group performances!  BUY YOUR TICKETS ASAP and remember that it is a donation to charity! Tickets are NOT sold at the door and the last day of sales is today! Contact for more information or buy your ticket now at:

Office of Sustainability Spring 2014 Internships

The green economy is one of the fastest growing sectors of the United States job market with many exciting career opportunities for college graduates. Get your foot in the "green jobs" door by working on sustainability initiatives at the University of Maryland, which is recognized as a national leader in campus sustainability.  Off-Campus internships are also available.   

Office of Sustainability Internships

The following positions are available for the spring. To apply, click here.
Applications are due
Friday, December 6.
On-Campus Internships
Off-Campus Internships