Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shell Drilling and Production Camp

Shell has some open spots in their “Shell Drilling & Production Camp” in Robert, Louisiana (north of New Orleans) on March 17-22, 2013.  The camp is an outstanding opportunity to gain exposure to the energy industry and upstream operations, and offers a “hands on” environment for students. The facility has equipment and lab space, which emulates an onshore and offshore working environment with training on “live” systems.  
Students are responsible for the cost of round-trip transportation from Georgia Tech to the New Orleans airport. All other expenses for the camp, as well as transportation from the airport to the camp, are paid for by Shell.

The students must apply, have a 3.2 GPA, be authorized to work in US full time, and be a soph, jr, sr, or grad student. To apply, visit our website and click on “Students and Graduates.” In the application form, be sure to apply for “Internship.”

Internships with NASA

NASA offers hundreds of paid summer internships for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in a variety of disciplines from engineering and science to technology, business, and finance.

Click the link below to complete your base application and apply for up to 15 different internship opportunities with a single application.  The deadline is March 15th!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Is Teaching in your Future?

Have you ever considered a career in pre-college education after receiving your engineering degree?  On Thursday, February 28 at 11:00 am in ES&T Room L1255, Susan Belmonte will present a seminar entitled "From Tech to Teaching:  Pursuing a Career in K-12 Education".  In this presentation Dr. Belmonte will cover some of the resources available to help GT students launch their careers in pre-college education.  Lunch for attendees will follow the presentation in the EST atrium.

Friday, February 22, 2013

2013 Science Policy Internship in Washington, DC

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) is offering a ten-week, Washington, DC-based internship (May 28 –August 2, 2013) made possible through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Students who successfully complete the internship will receive a taxable stipend, $3,000 for undergraduates and $4,000 for graduate students, paid in three installments over the course of the summer. The students also will receive housing at George Washington University with other QEM interns as well as round-trip airfare and ground travel reimbursement.

During the internship, students will have an opportunity to: (1) increase their understanding of how science policy is made; (2) further develop their potential for becoming leaders and proponents of increased participation in science and engineering by students from underrepresented minority groups; (3) become knowledgeable about potential/actual barriers preventing minority students from receiving a high quality mathematics/science education; and (4) become familiar with policies, programs, and strategies being implemented to address such issues. The students also will strengthen their research, communications, and other professional skills, and develop a peer network that includes QEM summer interns from across the country.

Students who wish to participate in the internship must currently be a STEM major at an accredited institution and have successfully completed at least the sophomore year before the start of the internship program. They must be from a group underrepresented in STEM.  They also must be returning to a degree-granting institution the following academic year, either at the undergraduate or graduate level. Graduating seniors must be already admitted to and planning to enter graduate school in Fall 2013 to be eligible.

The application deadline is March 1, 2013.  On-line copies of the application are available for download at

Spring Commencement Fair

The Commencement Fair will be held over a two-day period in the Student Center Ballroom. At the fair you can check on your degree status, RSVP to Commencement, purchase your regalia, take your cap and gown photo, record your commencement clip and meet with various organizations and off-campus vendors.  
All spring graduates are encouraged to attend one of the following days: 
  • Wednesday, March 6, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Vendors include: Wells Fargo, Office of the Registrar, Barnes & Noble, GTPD, Post Apartment Homes, Bank of America, Graduate Studies & Admissions, OIE, Student Ambassadors, Athletic Association, GradImages, Blueprint, Balfour, Division of Student Affairs, Alumni Association, Student Alumni Association, & Georgia Tech Student Foundation.

For more information, visit our website at

2013-14 Imerys North America Scholarship Program

At Imerys (World leader in Industrial Minerals), we understand the value of education. As a result, we have developed our scholarship program to affirm our commitment in assisting students acquire this valuable resource. It is our desire to award a minimum of $5,000 per scholarship recipient. Scholarship funds can be used to cover the cost of books and tuition.

This program does not stop with the scholarship either. Once a student is selected to be a part of our program they also receive customized internship opportunities, mentorship & guidance from our senior leaders, and eventual full time offers in roles established to develop our leaders of tomorrow.
The application deadline is March 31, 2013.

Since 2010, five Georgia Tech students have received scholarships from Imerys. The Imerys Scholarship Program is open to exemplary Sophomores and Juniors who are majoring in:
  • Accounting and/or Finance or Economics
  • Business or Marketing
  • Chemical Engineering or Process Engineering
  • Chemistry or Materials Science
  • Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Metallurgical Engineering
  • Geology or Mine Engineering
Interested students may go to our website at, click on CAREERS/Scholarships and Internships in North America to download the requirements and application. 

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)

Engineers for a Sustainable World will be having a general meeting on Thursday, February 28 at 11:00 am in IC (Instructional Center) Room 205. The speaker will be Dr. Daniel Matisoff from the School of Public Policy and his topic will be "Sustainable Energy Features: challenges and opportunities." We will also be distributing t-shirts for dues-paying members. And, of course, there will be FREE PIZZA for everyone!

We welcome undergraduate and graduate students in all engineering backgrounds who have research interests in sustainability.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Apply to be a FASET Leader!

Are you planning on being in Atlanta for the summer? Would you like to make this summer one of the best summers you’ve ever had? Would you like to make about a hundred great friends, gain an
invaluable leadership experience, and serve as a guide for new students? If you answered yes to any of these questions, APPLY TO BE A FASET LEADER!

Being a FASET Orientation Leader is a great opportunity for any student at Tech! No previous experience is required, and any undergraduate student may apply. You could be one of the 85 students chosen as leaders that share a strong passion for Georgia Tech and want to share it with incoming Wrecks! Leader applications can be found at To apply, fill out the application, print 3 copies of your application, and hand them in to the FASET Office (Smithgall Student Services (Flag) Building, Suite 141) no later than 4pm on Friday, March 1st.

If you would like to know more, FASET Leader Information Sessions will occur at the following dates/times:
  • Tuesday, 2/19, 11am-12pm in the Instructional Center, room 111
  • Tuesday, 2/26, 5:30pm-6:30pm in the Student Center, room 320
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the FASET Office, 404-894-6897, or email our Membership and Recruitment Chairs, Brandie Banner,, or Shahzar Mirza,

We look forward to receiving your application!

FASET Cabinet 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Student Advisory Board needs you!

The ChBE Student Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of 12 to 16 undergraduate students who meet every two weeks to identify issues relevant to the ChBE students and to develop and implement solutions.  As a result of feedback received through town halls and on-line surveys, some of the initiatives of the SAB have included:
  • ChBE bookcart in the computer cluster area, 
  • Web-based course scheduler, 
  • Advisement to underclassmen on class planning etc. 
The SAB also hosts events, such as the Dead Week Coffee and Donuts Social. The SAB distributes a weekly newsletter to the students that summarizes the upcoming activities, including job openings and industrial visits to the campus.

The ChBE SAB will have 5-7 openings for the 2013-14 year due to several members graduating this year. If you would like to be considered for serving on the SAB, please request an application from Louisa Allouache,  The deadline for returning the completed application along with a resume is midnight on February 24th, 2013.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ChBE Five-Year BS/MS Program

You are invited to attend the ExxonMobil Success Program Seminar this week entitled “The ChBE Five Year BS/MS Program”.  In this presentation, you will learn about the admissions process for the five year program, the requirements for the BS/MS in Chemical Engineering and reasons for pursuing the combined degree. The seminar will be appropriate for ChBE undergraduates at all levels.

Following the seminar, there will be a luncheon in the EST lower level atrium for all attendees.

WHEN:  Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 AM
WHERE:  EST Room L1255 (Chemical Engineering Auditorium)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Deadlines approaching....

Please be reminded of the following deadlines on the horizon:

Friday, February 15: Last day to submit online applications for graduation for students anticipating Summer graduation without incurring a late fee.

Friday, February 15
: Last day to apply for the Imperial College summer study abroad or Kaist exchange study abroad programs. Visit

Friday, March 1: Last day to withdraw from courses, submit grade substitution requests (for freshmen forgiveness), and submit grade mode changes.  A REMINDER:  you cannot withdraw from core CHBE courses without the written permission of either Dr. Agrawal or Ms. Ivanecky.  If you are considering withdrawing from a CHBE course, please schedule time to meet with your academic advisor.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University will be hosting a REU Site in Micro/Nano-Structured Materials, Therapeutics, & Devices this summer.  This will be the seventh year of this highly interdisciplinary program which provides a diverse group of undergraduate participants a novel opportunity to conduct research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Faculty mentors represent three Colleges – the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the Harrison School of Pharmacy, and the College of Science and Mathematics.  Students will work closely with Auburn University faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in laboratories on creative projects focused on micro/nano-structured materials, therapeutics, and devices. Past REU fellows of the program have been very successful in their future endeavors, with many of them pursuing careers in research.

NSF REU Site in Micro/Nano-Structured Materials, Therapeutics, & Devices
Summer 2013
Program Dates: May 20-July 26, 2013
Stipend: $4,500 for the 10-Week Session Plus Furnished Apartment Residences (with Kitchen) & Food Stipend
Application Due: Feb 15, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

The cost of a college education can be daunting.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program can help. We are looking to celebrate student achievers who are not only dedicated in the classroom, but also committed to making a positive impact in their communities. Does this sound like you?  If so, you may qualify for a scholarship of up to $25,000 per year.

We encourage the following to apply:
  • High school seniors and current undergraduates
  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2013-2014
  • Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry
Visit for program details and the online application.

Deadline: February 28, 2013
5:00 p.m. EST