Graduate Blog

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October 19, 2020

Now accepting applications for: 

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas Identification of career goals and opportunities Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts


Be a U.S. citizen Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas. Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. 

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


January 4, 2021 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


For more information


Download program flyer:


October 16, 2020

Illinois Green Alliance—a nonprofit that works to promote green buildings and sustainable communities has an upcoming event. Members of their Auxiliary Board are sharing their experience about obtaining various Sustainability Credentials—about why they pursued them, the exams, etc. This virtual event is free for students. Please see attachment.


October 16, 2020

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique summer opportunity for college/university students to gain valuable professional experience and skills to complement student’s academic pursuits.

STIPDG is a paid internship program that aims to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's transportation leaders by providing students with hands-on experience and on-the-job training while working on current transportation-related topics and issues.

More info:  

October 15, 2020

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor to start in the Fall 2021 semester in the area of smart cities.

For full advertisement and application instructions, please see


October 15, 2020

Dear Student,

You are invited to participate in a National Science Foundation study (#1763288) on engineering and educational experiences related to equity and inclusion. Your responses will provide empirical evidence to help improve engineering graduate education practices, policies, and program structures. The survey is confidential, easily available online, and will only take about 15-20 minutes for you to complete. If you complete the survey, you can register to be randomly selected to receive a $20 electronic gift card. 120 participants who complete the survey will be randomly selected to receive the $20 electronic gift card.


Complete a 15-minute online survey


In the long run, you can help to boost performance and improve the retention of engineering graduate students by including your responses in the study.

To complete the survey you should open an anonymous browser to further protect your privacy such as ‘in-private’ or ‘incognito’, and then please click this link or copy/paste the URL provided:

This study is being conducted jointly at North Carolina State University and the University of Nevada, Reno, and has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) at NCSU (IRB #12545) and UNR (IRB TBD). If you have any questions, please contact the study PIs Mary Wyer ( or Adam Kirn (

Best Wishes,

Mary Wyer, Ph.D.
Associate Department Head
Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Psychology
NC State University

Adam Kirn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering Education
PRiDE Research Group, Lead Investigator
University of Nevada, Reno

Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: