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Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Funding Your STEM Education

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Transcript of Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Funding Your STEM Education

What? Why? Fun! Professional Development Field and Lab Experience And . . . get PAID while doing it! How? Funding your
STEM Education Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Allyson Fauver

Liv Detrick
ldetrick@ibparticipation.org www.PathwaysToScience.org Undergraduate Scholarships Professional Development & Mentoring Graduate Fellowships Summer Research for Undergrads Fall
Discuss with your Family
Get organized (calendar!)
Start resume, cover letter, essays
Search for programs

Select programs
Request letters of recommendation
Polish materials

Keep a lookout for offers via email
Weigh offers and decide
Thank recommenders
Prepare for your program

Have fun! Fixed funding Sources
Teaching Assistant and Research ASsistant positions
Departmental/program fellowships Funding you can take with you to most graduate schools 8-10 weeks
Groups of 6-12 undergrads
Paid, housing, travel support National Science Foundation (NSF) NASA $4,500 plus travel support and housing
Programs have individual apps and deadlines
Search on PathwaysToScience.org Summer, Spring, and Fall Internships
$4,000 - $6,000 stipends
One Stop Shop Application
http://intern.nasa.gov Biology, Chemistry, Finance, Business, Geography, Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science . . . NASA MUST
EPA GRO fellowships
Boren Scholarships (for study abroad and foreign language)
NIH intramural and extramural loan repayment programs
NOAA Ernest F. HOllings Scholarship More at www.PathwaysToScience.org IGERT - Integrative Graduate Eduction and Traineeship
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs
$30,000 stipend
Tuition coverage
150+ programs around the country For Example . . . For Example . . . NASA Graduate Fellowships (GSRP & Harriet Jenkins)
NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF)
American Assoc. of University Women
Sloan Foundation
National GEM Consortium
Ford Foundation More at www.PathwaysToScience.org Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
MSPHDS - Minorities Striving and Pursuing HIgher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science
National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in Mathematics For Example . . . Portable Funding Fixed Funding Tips Funding that requires you to be at a specific institution For Example . . .
Deadlines are early!
Apply to multiple fellowships.
Talk to your mentors and your friends: what made their
applications for funding successful?
Make use of your mentors and your campus writing center
Keep an eye out for fellowships that can be deferred
and/or stacked
Note eligibility guidelines and build them into your calendar Scholarships may provide:
Tuition support
Tutoring or Professional Development Support Scholarship sources may include:
Your home campus
Clubs or Associations
Private Foundations
Federal Agencies Photos of MSPHDS program by Allyson Fauver Maria Rodoli describes her REU experience at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. NASA USRP intern and Salish Kootenai College student Kody Ensley works to develop new advancements on NASA's Robonaut project. GeoCorps America Interns Chemistry REU, U. of Michigan GeoCorps America Intern Gulf of Maine and World Ocean REU, Bigelow Lab RESESS Intern Chemistry REU, U. of Michigan GeoCorps America Intern RESESS Intern RESESS Interns Student
Information Form www.PathwaysToScience.org
Deadlines are generally in late fall/early winter
Visit the campus if at all possible!
Ask about TA and RA options and their expected workloads, as well as
departmental fellowships
If you have applied for (or been awarded) portable funding, make sure
you include this in your application materials!
Ask if funding levels vary depending upon whether you apply to an
MS vs. Ph.D. track Why STEM? Median Lifetime Earnings, "The College Payoff," Georgetown U., 2011
http://cew.georgetown.edu/collegepayoff/ Average Earnings. Bureua of Labor Statistics, 2005
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2007/spring/art04.pdf Growth in STEM Jobs, Bureau of Labor Stastistics, 2007
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jun/wk4/art04.htm Application Elements Get organized! Create a timeline!
Search for programs
Take your GREs
Work on essays and personal statements
Request letters of recommendation Portable Funding Fixed Funding &
Graduate Admission REACH IGERT; field studies of Mimulus in the White Mountains; Oak in the UC Stebbins Reserve; Jeff Falyn/UC Davis @ PathwaysToScience.org!
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