Archive | November 2013


Happy Thanksgiving!!! Have a wonderful and safe break!!


Internship Opportunity!

The Earth Observing Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research is seeking applicants for our 2014 Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER). The program is open to undergraduate students enrolled in engineering or engineering-related disciplines at accredited U.S. colleges and universities. However, note that some internship projects may require that the intern be (a) a U.S. citizen; (b) lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or (c) a protected individual as defined by 8 USC1324b(a)(3).

We will be hiring four to five students for SUPER internships during the summer of 2014, and applications are being accepted now.  

The application deadline is January 1, 2014.

You may view the full job posting on UCAR/NCAR’s Employment Home page at this link: EOL 2014 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research <>

Please direct questions to

SWE Conference Reflection


To conclude, SWE within GW and the WE13 Conference are an exquisite way to make connections, history and understand oneself in a pre-professional environment. Additionally, it is an amazing connection between the female engineers within the GW community; a strong base that is continues to grow through events and organizations such as this. 



Day two was an atmosphere shift off form day one. Day two consisted of a large, 250+ organization career fair. The SWE girls were able to walk around and create target-companies where we could approach recruiters for the companies and talk about job and internship opportunities, what the company does, potential career paths both within the company and around a specific field and have a chance for them to look at your resume for future opportunities. Some companies had on-site interview opportunities as well.

    Finally, to top-off Friday, we, as a George Washington University SWE organization were invited to a luncheon with SEAS Alumni in Baltimore. Here, we were able to connect back to the strong, incredible SEAS community through entrepreneurship and engineering. 

Society of Women Engineers WE13 Conference


Two weeks ago, twelve members of the Society of Women Engineers at the George Washington University participated and travelled to Baltimore, Maryland for the ___ annual WE13 conference, an all-weekend affair hosted by the National Society of Women Engineers.

   A group of all female-engineers MARC-trained to Baltimore Penn Station on a late Wednesday night to begin the festivities. Early Thursday morning, we walked from our hotel to the Baltimore Conference Center along with 6,000 other female engineers and workers around the country. We had the world, our future job careers, and networking opportunities all at our fingertips.

     The 8 of us who were there for the first day had a high-pace day going from talk-to-talk, meeting-to-meeting with a quick 40 min lunch break hosted by John Deer and Raytheon. We had a brilliant presentation and question-answer session held by top executives of those companies and we got a chance to meet and connect with other females in other chapters around the country. This, to me, was the most valuable; having the opportunity to look around gigantic ballroom filled with young, brilliant females of our generation who are seeking to change the world. It was extremely empowering both by the amazing companies that were able to host, as well as the incredible girls that we were surrounded by.

     In addition to the resume workshops, career guiding center, and mock-interview preps, there were also a surplus of talks held by sponsoring companies of the event. This ranged from tours of Exelon Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Booz Allen Hamilton tours, then different session tracks with 1-hour long talks. For example, “Growing in a Growing Organization”, “Managing Upwards and Laterally”, “Not Engineering As Usual; Career Opportunities for Engineers in Policy”, “Educating the Audience on the Benefits and Misperceptions of Nuclear Energy”, and a hundred more. These topics ranged from session tracks such as SWE Leadership and Business Meetings, Tours, Inclusion and Cultural Awareness, Career and Life Transitions, K-12 Outreach, Innovation in Technology and Business, Management and Strategy, Careers in Government and Military, and Academics and Graduate Students. These sessions were a great way for the different GW SWE girls to spread-out and channel their true, individualized passions towards specific talks that would be of interest, helping us decide a clearer direction of which we wanted to follow post-graduation as well as seek a career-oriented mindset in a field that we were most comfortable in and wanted to pursue.

     At the end of day 1, all of the sponsoring companies hosted hospitality suites in the Hilton Hotel next to the conference center. Here, companies such as BP, Intel, Boeing, Microsoft, Chevrolet, and many, many others had large ballrooms where they had music, prizes, raffles, free giveaways, gourmet food, and games that we were able to participate in. Some had photo booths or dress-up professional photographs, while others had dance competitions. Although none of the GW-girls were able to win any of the grand prizes or raffles, it was an incredible opportunity to see the employees of the many major corporations outside of an office setting and how truly valuable interpersonal relationships between coworkers can be and can have an affect on the workplace. 


Friday, December 6, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on the campus of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
The event will include a panel discussion and question and answer period with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cybersecurity experts from the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Secret Service, and the United States Coast Guard (USCG), who will speak about DHS’ role in cybersecurity and cyber careers at DHS.  After the discussion, students will receive an exclusive tour of the USCG National Command Center (NCC).
11:00 a.m.           Students Processed Through Security
11:30 a.m.           Panel Discussion with DHS Cybersecurity Experts
12:30 p.m.           Tours of National Command Center & Student Meet and Greet
1:00 p.m.             Adjourn
Call 202.422.6769 or email to RSVP.
Because the event takes place in a secure facility, RSVPs must be received by
Monday 11/25/13 for security processing.

Outstanding Fellowship Opportunities

More detailed information and an online application can be found at

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website (see link above). 

Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or

There are four annual review cycles.

Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1

Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1

Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1

Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1

Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.