BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
SVIEF Tech Forum Invitation
Alka-Rocket Challenge 2019
Cybersecurity Scholarship Available
We are pleased to announce the availability of a Scholarship, created in the memory of Ming Ong, who was a computer science student at Merrill College, UCSC, from 1983-1986.
The scholarship provides a $2,500 stipend for STEM students of Eastern Asian descent. Recipients of the scholarship shall be designated “Ming Ong Scholars.”
- First generation immigrant (born abroad) from China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan), Japan, Mongolia, or Korea
- Major in a STEM field, undergraduate or graduate
- Submit a completed application
- Submit a 3 part essay
- Interview (optional)
- Deadline: September 3, 2019
- Interviews: September 3 to October 1, 2019
- Selection: October 8, 2019
Application and Essay Prompts: Ming%20Ong%20Scholarship%20Application%20and%20Essay%20Prompt_0.pdf
Submit completed application by email to: email@example.com
SVIEF is hosting its 9th Annual Tech Forum/Fair this September. It is designed to be an intense, informative and interactive event which focuses on the theme "Beyond the Next Revolution", and features 100+ high-profile speakers and 150+ tech exhibitors.
Some highlights of the expo include:
* 8 Parallel Summits & Sessions: including AI Tech Summit, Global Venture Investment Summit, SVIEF Tech Night Award Ceremony, SVIEF Expo, AI Tech Training Camp, etc.
* 50+ Mainstream Media & Technology Partners: NBC News, ABC, Tencent Technology, IEEE, CCTV, People's Daily Online, Verge, TechCrunch, etc
* 80+ World-class Speakers: speakers to be invited include Andrew Ng, Founder & CEO, Landing AI; Jeff Dean, Senior Fellow, and Lead of Google Brain, etc.
* 100+ Exhibitors: global tech leaders, unicorn startups, technology service providers, etc.
* 10,000+ Professional Attendees: including C-level executives, startup founders, investors, engineers &developers
- Check out our website to learn more about the event: svief.org
- Also if you're interested, use my link to get free tickets:
What: Bayer is partnering with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS to set a new record for the World’s Highest Alka-Rocket®
- Alka-Rocket® is a Bayer experiment that illustrates how the chemical reaction of Alka-Seltzer tablets and water create pressure—enough to launch a film canister “rocket”
- This event harnesses the most creative and scientific students in universities to design and launch an Alka-Rocket® setting a new Guinness World Record for Highest Alka-Rocket® Launch
- The winning team can win up to $30,000
- Confirmed judges include: Dr. Mae Jemison (NASA Astronaut and Bayer spokesperson), Vice President of Quality for
- Bayer U.S., Karin Ann Payne and a NASA affiliated expert from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Why: To demonstrate Bayer’s commitment to promoting STEM-related fields and workforce development
- May 23 – Announce Alka-Rocket® Challenge; Submissions open
- November 1 – Submission Process ends; judges review begins
- November 4 – Fan favorite vote begins
- November 18 – Finalists Announced (Five Teams)
- December 12 – Teams compete at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Where: December 12th Launch Event will be held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Transportation and Lodging for finalists provided by Bayer
*The official title recognized and recorded by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS is Highest launch of an effervescent tablet rocket
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and managed by the Arkansas Security Research and Education (ASCENT) Institute, the UofA Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is now accepting applications from eligible undergraduate and graduate students with the goal as developing a superior cybersecurity workforce. This program provides generous scholarships ($25,000 per year for undergraduate students and $34,000 per year for graduate students, plus up to $15,750 educational allowance per year). Each scholarship recipient will need to agree to work with the government post-graduation for a period equal to the duration of the scholarship. For more information and application submission, please visit https://ascent.uark.edu/sfs/. Applications received on or before September 15th will receive full evaluation.
Event Location: Gladys Valley Hall at UC Davis
The NCCB Symposium is one-day conference organized by students from UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UC Merced and Stanford University. The symposium highlights student talks, a keynote faculty presentation, a poster session, an industry discussion panel, and networking opportunities encompassing all fields related to computational biology. We seek to facilitate knowledge sharing in an open and safe environment, bringing together students and postdocs in the computational biology community in the region to promote collaboration and idea sharing. Because of our generous sponsors, registration is free.
Registration is still open and we are also accepting abstract submissions (see below) for a talk or a poster. This is an excellent opportunity to present your work and to learn about the research being conducted by your peers in the computational biology community.
We hope to see you at the symposium! Please help us promote this event by forwarding this announcement to others in your network who may be interested in presenting.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
We are currently accepting abstract submissions for lightning talks (3 minutes with 2 minutes for questions), regular talks (12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions), and posters.
Abstracts can be submitted at this link.
Space is limited, so please apply by the deadline.
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 30, 2019
Notification for Acceptance: September 13, 2019
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