Newsletter: Carleton Sentinel

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  • Are you interested in doing research in the Computer Science Department at Carleton this summer?  We have now posted this year's research projects along with the application.  The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on February 13, 2015.

  • REU Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    The University of North Texas will be hosting the "Secure Software Testing for Web and Mobile Applications" Research Experience for Undergraduates this summer.  Application deadline is February 15.  Click here for more information.

  • REU Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    Washing University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for its REU Summer Program.  Application deadline is February 13, 2015.  Click here for more information.

  • Summer Research Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    Harvard Forest is now accepting applications for their summer program for undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research.  Deadline to apply is February 6.  Click here for more information.

  • REU Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    Ohio Wesleyan University's REU program in scientific computation, with projects in astronomy, computer science, mathematics, and physics is now accepting applications.  Click here for more information.

  • MIT recently published videos of student and faculty panels discussing how to write effective graduate school applications.  Click here for more information.

  • Graduate School Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    Graduate Studies in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University.  Click here for more information.  If you have questions about the department or program you can contact Cathy Thornton who is the program coordinator.

  • Are you a first-year or a sophomore? Are you considering a major in computer science? We’re hosting a session for prospective computer science majors on Thursday, January 22, at 4:00 p.m. in Weitz 235. Come and meet computer science students and faculty, enjoy some food, and learn about how great this major is. Feel free to spread this information to anyone off-list who might be interested.

    All prospective and current majors are welcome.

  • Spend your summer with Microsoft! The Student Experience Program (SEP) is a paid work experience program designed to provide recent high school graduates – recent college graduates opportunities to work on Microsoft’s Fargo, N.D. campus during the summer. This program allows students to gain real-life working experience, while learning about the technology industry.

    Program Specifics

    · SEP opportunities are open to newly enrolled college freshman through recent college graduates.

    · SEP candidates are hired as vendor staff (A-) through Kelly Service but work within Microsoft teams.

    · SEP positions typically run June-August and work 40 hours weeks, but this is flexible and up to manager discretion.

    · SEP is a paid program in which students receive $12/hr.

    Available Roles

    ·   Positions are available across a number of areas which may include:

    o        Accounting Services

    o        Communications

    o        Event Planning

    o        Partner Services

    o        IT

    o        Marketing

    o        MBS Operations

    o        US Payroll

    o        Web Design

    2015 Program Specifics/Timeline

    ·   Resumes and cover letters may be submitted to until February 13, 2015.

    o        Please include SEP in the subject line.

    o        Please indicate in the email and/or cover letter what type of role you are interested in pursuing.

    ·   Interviews will be scheduled between the dates of March 2nd – March 31st, 2015.

    For additional information, please contact:  Star-Ann Schank @

  • The Natural Capital Project (NatCap) seeks a software engineer to join our University of Minnesota-based team. The candidate will support research and model development for open source software used to assist policy makers in making science-based decisions about the environment. This includes the InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) toolkit, and a host of new online software components under development. Day to day development involves implementing mathematical models of environmental services with a focus on correctness, usability, and performance. Other traditional engineer job functions include developing test suites, implementing new features on existing models, and user support.

    Review of applications will be begin immediately and position will remain open until filled. For more information, or to apply, visit:

  • NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, an NSA designated Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education, is currently offering the NSF Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) to students who wish to pursue an education in cyber security. This scholarship is available for undergraduate as well as graduate (both MS and PhD) students.

    For more information about the program and for a link to the application, please visit