TO: Students and Alumni at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
FROM: The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
RE: Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Fellowship Programs
DATE: March 29, 2012
The Department of Energy (DOE) CBFO Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2012 to provide an opportunity to conduct mission-oriented research in DOE's CBFO in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Annual stipend ranges from $40,000 to $60,000 and the application deadline is April 8, 2012. The CBFO Fellow will study needs for automated access control and secured wireless computing for use in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) repository. The Fellow will become familiar with Homeland Security Presidential Directive12, Public Key Infrastructure and secured wireless local area networking. The Fellow will also become familiar with key recommendations regarding the integration and deployment of information technology systems for optimized use and cost saving applications without sacrificing performance or security.
Applicant must have strong analytical, research and communication skills and demonstrated capacity for creative thinking. Applicant should have a strong technical background and interest in being part of a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment, focused on energy technology research and development.
To apply, please click on the following link: CBFO Fellowship Programs <http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10417>
Nominations for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
April 1, 2012 Deadline
The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.
Presidential awardees receive a citation signed by the President of the United States, a trip for two to Washington DC to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.
Anyone--principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public--may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website (www.paemst.org). Teachers may also apply at www.paemst.org.
The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2012. This date gives the nominated teacher enough time to thoroughly prepare an application prior to the application deadline. The Application Deadline is May 2, 2012 for elementary school teachers (Grades K-6). Secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) are eligible to apply next year.
The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.