Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Alumni Association Scholarship

The Col. J. Logan Schutz Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a junior in good academic standing who followed in the footsteps of a parent, grandparent or other family member who previously attended the University of Maryland. The deadline for the Schutz Legacy Scholarship is this upcoming Friday, April 3, 2015.

The Alumni Association undergraduate and graduate scholarships are awarded to current students in good academic standing who are active participants in the campus community and who demonstrate a passion for building the Terrapin spirit on campus. The deadline for the Alumni Association scholarships is Friday, May 1, 2015.

Visit alumni.umd.edu/scholarships to review the criteria and submit an application. Any questions regarding these scholarships or the application process can be sent to Kourtney Kleine Temple at ktemple@ur.umd.edu.

Geographic Variation in Birdsong: What, Why and How?

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 3:30pm | 1124 LeFrak Hall

Hosted by the Department of Geographical Sciences (GEOG)

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Gregory Ball, Dean
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session at 4:30 p.m.

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund

Application Now Open!

Bright Futures is a scholarship fund for students who secured an unpaid Summer 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Scholarships range from $250-1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships.

 Eligible Candidates
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2015 semester, who have an internship for Summer 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2015 or August 2015) are not eligible. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award. In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:

Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
Offered during the Summer and completed by August 28, 2015
Supervised by a professional in the organization

To Apply: www.Careers.umd.edu/Scholarships
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.

America Reads*America Counts Needs Volunteers

America Reads*America Counts is hosting more than 750 Prince George's County Public School students on campus! We need volunteers to work directly with young children and help make our events successful!

Current UMD students, faculty, and staff are invited to volunteer! Volunteers can sign up for 90 minute or longer shifts and will receive a free t-shirt for volunteering! To volunteer, visit our webpage.

Maryland Reads Day – featuring the book Click, Clack, Moo; Cows That Type
Friday, May 1st from 8am—3pm in Cole Fieldhouse

Maryland Counts Day
Friday, May 8th from 8am—3pm in the Reckord Armory

Partners in Print Family Day
Saturday, May 9th from 11:30am-6pm in the Stamp Student Union
Spanish speakers wanted!

Register for Terp Service Weekend

TerpService Weekend is an annual event held during spring semester where hundreds of University of Maryland students work with the local community to help facilitate change, address social issues, and do service! This event is planned and programmed by a team of dedicated UMD students.

Sign-up on OrgSync for April 11th Terp Service Weekend.

Click here for a full listing of our community partners.

For more information about Terp Service Weekend and other programs please e-mail terpservice@umd.edu

Kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Tuesday March, 31, 2015
6:00PM | ATRIUM, Stamp Student Union

This year's theme "Shake the World: The Power is in Our Hands" is inspired by Asian American activist Grace Lee Boggs' quote "We are shaking the world with a new dream". We hope to empower the APA community to come together and create change. We urge the community to realize that they have the power to have their voices heard. Through celebrating our culture and heritage both as Asians and Americans, we shake the world in our own way by presenting a narrative that runs counter to the mainstream.

Our keynote speaker for the event is none other than Adriel Luis, an activist and spoken word artist! We will also be having different activities, booths, giveaways, performances, and many more! Dinner will also be provided for attendees.

Please RSVP here or go to our Facebook event page for more details. We hope that you are able to come celebrate with us and we look forward to seeing you there!

Creating a Research Poster in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Knowing how to present academic research is an important skill for undergraduates that may be applied to future academic and career experiences. The research poster session has been a staple of presenting research in the STEM fields yet is still little known in the humanities and some social science disciplines. The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting workshops for undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences on creating a research poster. 
This workshop should be helpful to students planning to participate in Undergraduate Research Day, which will be held on campus on April 29, 2015. The workshops will cover principles of good poster design, organization of information, and strategies for printing and presenting your poster. Please RSVP to ugresearch@umd.edu with the subject line “Poster Workshop” and the date/time you wish to attend. Workshops will take place in the MCUR office, 2100D McKeldin Library, across from the Learning Commons. More information can be found on the MCUR website at http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/researchposter.php.
To register for Undergraduate Research Day, download the application form from the MCUR website at http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/ugresearchday.php. Applications are due by April 13, 2015.
Upcoming Sessions:
  • Wednesday, April 1, 5-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2, Noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  •   Friday, April 3, 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Paid Behavioral Biology Research Technician

Great opportunity for experience in a world-renowned research institute. This position entails working with research participants on sleep & performance studies within the Behavioral Biology Branch. Technicians do not require any experience, as all training will be provided. This position allows up to 25+ hours a week during the school semester and up to 40 hours a week during the summer months. The location is in Silver Spring, MD. Reliable transportation is a MUST. BLS certification is required.

Our department is interested in interviewing students (must be enrolled in classes), who are interested in research. We conduct sleep deprivation studies, drug studies, and brain imaging studies. You will work with a mentor within the Behavioral Biology Branch as well as work on ongoing studies within the Sleep Center.

To learn more and apply, visit Careers4Terps and search for position number "115484."

Paid AT&T Procurement Consulting Intern

AT&T’s new, entrepreneurial internal consulting team performs high-impact functions, such as leading strategic and analytics-driven cost reduction projects, deal restructuring, and critical supplier negotiation support. As part of the global sourcing organization of Supply Chain & Fleet Operations (“SCFO”), AT&T aims to fill openings on this team with extremely high aptitude, analytic and innovative problem solvers, who are ready for a challenging, fast-paced, and dynamic position within
America’s largest telecommunications provider.

To learn more, search position number "115688" in Careers4Terps.

Lambda Theta Alpha Scholarship

The Upsilon Chapter of the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority is giving scholarships to deserving UMD female students. Awards will range from $500 to $1000.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.ltaupsilon.org/#!scholarship/c18h2.