Monday, June 29, 2015

NSF S-STEM Scholarship Opportunity

The National Science Foundation has released a solicitation for the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The program seeks to increase the success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Awards should be used to fund scholarships, and to enhance and study effective curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM.

The program will support up to $650,000 for Strand 1 - Institutional Capacity Building projects; and up to $1.0 million for Strand 2 - Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects. Of the total amount requested, at least 60% of the funds must support scholarships to low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need. Funds must be requested for high quality extant curriculum development and professional and workforce development activities that include the implementation and investigation of project activities and conducting project evaluation.

The program also will support Strand 2 - Design and Development Type 2 Multi-institutional Collaborative efforts up to $5 million to fund scholarships and the implementation and testing of a common set of curricular and co-curricular activities across institutions. The level of funding requested must be based on the focus, scope, and size of the effort. For these types of projects, at least 60% of the funds must support scholarships.

The full solicitation can be viewed at

For this competition, Purdue may submit one proposal (either as a single institution OR as a multi-institutional Design and Development consortium) from each college that awards degrees in biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer and information sciences, geosciences, engineering, and technology areas associated with the preceding fields. For Strand 1 and Strand 2-Type 1, the PI must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of these discipline. For Strand 2-Type 2 (multi-institute), the PI must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the disciplines or an educational or social science researcher who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project and will accept overall management responsibility for the consortium.

Internal deadlines are as follows:
Monday, July 20: Preproposals due to the EVPRP (see attached template)

Agency deadline is September 22.

Please note:  Preproposals to the EVPRP should be e-mailed to EVPRPlimited@purdue.eduPurdue's limited submission policy and templates for preproposals may be found at  For any case in which the number of internal preproposals received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the EVPRP will notify the PI that he/she can proceed with their submission to the sponsor.

Please let me know if you have questions about the limited submission process or this competition.

Best wishes,
Sue Grimes
Assistant Director of Research Development Services
Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Hovde Hall, Room 321
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
(765) 494-5858

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Intern Work - Stalcop LLC in Thorntown, IN

I am emailing you to inquire if you may know of some Engineering students who would be qualified and interested in some summer work (possibly even into the fall semester part-time).  We are a manufacturing firm in Thorntown, IN (just a 30 min. commute from Purdue campus).  We are looking for an Engineering student well versed in CAD Solidworks to work as part of our Engineer group updating parts drawings, etc.  The student must be working toward their degree in Engineering and must have experience Solidworks CAD experience.  Our Engineering Manager is willing to be flexible with work hours to accommodate a school schedule in the event the student is taking summer classes.  This is a paid internship position, and a great opportunity to add to a student’s resume. 

I have attempted to contact you on your office line listed on Purdue’s website, but have been unsuccessful.  Please contact me directly with additional questions and/or information needs about the position at my direct dial number listed below.  You may have students submit their resumes via email to this email address directly, or you can send them to me.  There is some urgency to fill this position.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


If this email is to request assistance with your medical, dental, vision, prescription drug and flex plan claims or benefits questions and issues, please remember to call PATIENT CARE toll-free at 866-253-2273.  They can help with any and all of these requests, as well as help you with provider cost and quality information requests.

Bruce A. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Stalcop, LLC
PH: 765-436-3320

FAX: 765-436-2178

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Be Extraordinary at NSA - Entry Level Positions

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