Undergraduate Announcement 12/9/16


1)  For those of you who had "I" grades assigned to you in Spring 2016, please resolve them by the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester (Tuesday, January 17th) or they will lapse into an "F" and we will not be able to remove it.  Also, DO NOT wait until the day of the deadline because there is no guarantee that I will be able to hand deliver the documents to the Registrar that day and you will not be able to do this on my behalf.  I'm giving you fair warning here, folks.  :)


2)    Congratulations to this semesters winners of the Jarrett Award, The Fantastic Five:  Andrew Mikhail, James Johnson, Jessica Yox, Alan Cea, and Kyle Archer.  Their parking structure project in ME 102B was voted the best in the class!  Read more about the project and your fellow students at http://andrewmikhail.wixsite.com/thefantasticfive.




Challenge Lab Course- Sustainable Plant-Based Protein Foods
This semester the IEOR 185 challenge will be to design and produce novel affordable and delicious foods based on sustainable plant-based protein/How to produce more and better plant-based meat.
Students with design skills and mindset to develop impactful solutions are encouraged to enroll. 
Summer Research at UT Austin Biomedical Engineering



The University of Texas at Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering will continue to offer a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from June 1–August 12, 2017. We are now accepting applications.

Find out more information and apply to this REU program online

The BME Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars for Cancer program, or BME CUReS Cancer, is an innovative REU partnering with Texas based-philanthropic organization Texas 4000. Texas 4000’s mission is to cultivate student leaders and engage communities in the fight against cancer. The summer scholars will work on projects with a team of faculty mentors that address key challenges in cancer research, while forging a connection with the local cancer-fighting community.

The BME CUReS Cancer Scholars will be paid a stipend of $5000 for the 10-week period. Additionally, scholars whose abstracts are accepted to the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society will receive $650 to support their travel to participate in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2017 to present their research.

Application deadline is February 1, 2017.

Best Regards, 

Margo Cousins
Academic Advising Program Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Biomedical Engineering

New PhD in Ocean Science & Engineering @ Georgia Tech



Application deadlines
December 8, 2016 and February 15, 2017 for a Fall 2017 start date.


Research and Training Focus
The program offers a wide range of research and training opportunities, from advancing basic ocean sciences (e.g. physical, biological and chemical oceanography) to solving emerging ocean and coastal threats (e.g. sea level, ocean toxins, coastal hazards, navigation, energy).


Student Funding
Students admitted in the program will receive full financial support. There are also a limited number of GT-Ocean Fellowships available.

You can also follow us on https://twitter.com/GaTechOcean

Deadline Approaching: STEM Teaching Fellowship Opportunity

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.


The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.


The 2017 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program application deadline is January 23.  For more information, please visit http://woodrow.org/STEM