Friday, February 27, 2015

Summer Research Opportunity for Ugrad Students at University of Arizona

Cognitive and Autonomous Test Vehicle (CAT Vehicle)
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Are you interested in being paid to learn how to program a car to drive itself this summer? Or learning how cognitive radio technology is enabling inter-vehicle communication? This research experience for undergraduates (REU) permits students to engage with the myriad of applications that are related to autonomous ground vehicles.

The intellectual focus of the program includes the following research topics:

* Embedded control systems and algorithms;
* Wireless networks;
* Cognitive radio;
* Sensory data processing and sensor fusion;
* Model-based design for component-based systems;
* Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication; and
* Scalability of algorithms/systems (multi-vehicle, multi-device).

Students need not have existing expertise in these areas, a background sufficient for standing as an engineering or computer science/mathematics junior or senior will be sufficient.

Important Information
* Funded by the National Science Foundation
 ** 10 students will be supported for 10 weeks
 ** Stipend of $5,000 over the summer
* Free room, partial food support and $600 travel allowance to Tucson, AZ
* Program Dates: June 4th -- August 12th, 2015
* Hosted by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Arizona
* Each student will receive letters of recommendation from their REU
 faculty mentors

How to Apply
Visit for more details about the program, application instructions, and contact information. Application deadline: March 2, 2015 for full consideration (applications may be considered after this date until all students are selected).

* US Citizen or permanent resident
* Rising junior or senior in engineering, computer science, or mathematics
* Have strong software skills
* GPA of at least 2.9

Preference will be given to students who are interested in research, and considering an advanced degree. Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our YouTube Playlist to see experiences
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Any questions regarding to this opportunity shall be directly addressed to Prof.  Jonathan Sprinkle (

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ME Scholarship Application - For ME Students Only

February 24, 2015

Dear Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Students,

I am pleased to inform you of the availability of a variety of merit-based and need-based scholarships for undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering. The need-based scholarships have the added requirement that you have demonstrated financial need based on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form filed through DFA (the Division of Financial Aid).   In the scholarship application, please respond to all of the questions provided to maximize your chances for scholarship awards.

The general eligibility requirements for the Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Program, include: 1) being a full-time student in ME, 2) having a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater, and 3) completing a short application form (including a professional-looking digital picture).

To prepare the form electronically, go to:


If you experience problems in completing the scholarship form, please contact Helen Kendig at: or 494-5689).

The application deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year is Wed., April 1st.

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award in late summer.  Also, for your benefit I have attached a copy of the Scholarship Permission/Expectation Form so you will understand our expectations of scholarship recipients.  Please keep this copy to remind you of your responsibilities if you are selected to receive a scholarship and please reserve the date of the Awards Convocation listed below.

We encourage you to apply.

James D. Jones    Charles Krousgrill       Tarri Brickler      Kristin Deckard-Dawson
Associate Head      Professor & Academic  Dir. of Advising    Assoc. Dir. of Advising
& Assoc. Prof.         Dir. for Professional Practice

Friday, February 20, 2015

Kimberly-Clark Multi-Cultural Leadership Symposium - April 12th and 13th

Kimberly-Clark is hosting a second Multi-Cultural Leadership Symposium.  Students felt that the first symposium was a great experience and gave them an opportunity to learn from successful leaders, in addition to getting a glimpse of what they may practice in the workplace through our “real world” experience sessions.  Based on feedback from the first event, we have decided to move the symposium to the spring.  We have also made a few other modifications based on feedback from the participants in our first symposium held in October.  We hope to continue the success of the first event and to make the symposium even better!

We would really appreciate it if you could help spread the word on campus by sharing the attached flyer with potential candidates.  The symposium will be held in Neenah Wisconsin on April 12 and 13.  The conference is targeting sophomore and junior underrepresented minority students with a 3.0 and above with an interest in Supply Chain, Research, Engineering and Finance related careers.  Students are required to be authorized to work in the United States on a regular, full time basis. Participation is limited so students should apply as soon as possible.  Students from Purdue will fly to WI for the event.

This will be an excellent opportunity for the students to get real-world, first hand exposure and experience at a leading Fortune 500 company and also will allow us to get to know them better as we are always looking for strong engineering talent for co-op and full time opportunities. The deadline to apply is March 20, 2015.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Laura Borchardt (copied on this email) who is leading this year’s event.

Thank you for your continued support!

Candee Krautkramer
Research Technical Leader
Corporate Research and Engineering
2100 Winchester Rd
Neenah WI 54956
PH: 920-721-3579