ICAT Applications Open!

What: Each semester, you can apply for a coveted position in the ICAT Accelerator. Join two or three other CofC students as a team to experience what it is like to move an idea from conception to commercialization. With two industry mentors, you may have the opportunity to actively engage in the founding of a globally-scalable, high tech company. At the end of the semester all teams compete for a part of all of $10,000 in the final pitch competition. Only six teams of four students or seven teams of three students will be selected for this experience each semester. Learn more here.

To Apply: Apply here! If you have any questions, reach out to ICAT Director, Dr Christopher Starr (starrc@cofc.edu)

Deadline: October 21st at Midnight

Posted on October 10, 2017 in Internships & Jobs

A Night at the Museum

Image result for night at the museumWhat: Not the real fictional movie, but real fossils – activities – prizes – and food!

When: Friday, October 20th from 6:00-8:00 PM

Where: Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, School of Sciences and Mathematics Building (SSMB) 223

Posted on October 5, 2017 in Announcements & Events

Koru Mindfulness 1.0

What: A four week, free, course that teaches different mind body skills to help reduce stress, increase grades, improve sleep, reduce self judgment, and become more mindful.

How to Sign Up: Registration required: connect2hope.cofc.edu. Class fills quickly and often has a waitlist!

For more info contact mcnamarar@cofc.edu or connect2hope.cofc.edu

 

 

Posted on October 4, 2017 in Announcements & Events

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: Varies by discipline between October 23-27, 2017

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

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Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation’s technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

So that the nation can build fully upon the strength and creativity of a diverse society, the Foundation welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Women, under-represented minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is competitive, and those planning to apply should devote a sincere effort to their application. See the How to Apply section for more information.

If you are interested in applying and would like help with your application materials, please contact Dr. Anton Vander Zee (nationalawards@cofc.edu), Director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards on campus (10 GW – 2nd floor). You can also explore other scholarship opportunities by visiting the NCA Awards Search and News site.

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Posted on October 3, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Funding for Conferences, Projects, Programs, etc

What: The Student Outreach Program provides support to undergraduate students at the College of Charleston in endeavors that provide opportunities for growth as global citizens and the ability to serve as representatives of the institution beyond the campus community. The primary goal of the Student Outreach Program is to assist individual students (not connected to a registered student organization nor a department sponsored program) with costs associated with projects or programs that allow them to enhance their academic experience, develop a professional network and promote the quality programs and resources offered by the College to a broad and diverse audience. The Student Outreach request form, located on OrgSync, must be submitted by 5:00pm on Monday during the fall and spring semesters. Forms should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the commencement of the intended event.

For More Information: Reference The Compass pg 23

Posted on October 3, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Critical Languages Scholarship, Summer 2018

Deadline: November 15, 2017

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

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Languages Offered
  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Fill out an application at www.clscholarship.org/apply or find out more at the Information for Applicants page.

If you are interested in applying and would like help with your application materials, please contact Dr. Anton Vander Zee (nationalawards@cofc.edu), Director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards on campus (10 GW – 2nd floor). You can also explore other scholarship opportunities by visiting the NCA Awards Search and News site.

nca.cofc.edu
blog.cofc.edu/nationalawards

Posted on October 3, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards
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