Faculty Coffee Hour will be Friday, February 22 this quarter and we need people to greet faculty and students when they first arrive and also to make sure all faculty members have someone to talk with. If you are interested in helping for any period of time between 9:00am and 11:00am, please email the PAAs at email@example.com with your name, availability, and major. (If you volunteer, you get a fancy name tag and will look important!) Thanks!
LOVE CHOCOLATE?! Come join the PAAs for free chocolate fondue (with lots of yummy things to dip in it) and an interesting mini lecture by Professor Salme Taagepera! She teaches the biology and chemistry of cooking and also some upper division bio classes like Cell Bio. This lecture will be interesting to all majors, not just science majors!
When: Tuesday, February 12. 7-8:30pm
Where: Atlantis Lounge in Campus Village
Questions? Contact the PAAs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that CHSC returns to the Locus for the Week 5 meeting!
The meeting schedule for the rest of the quarter is below.
Meeting Schedule, 5 p.m. on each date
Week 5 – The Locus – Wednesday, February 6
Week 7 – Arroyo, Mesa Court – Wednesday, February 20
Week 9 – The Locus – Wednesday, March 5
The meeting schedule, along with the minutes from past meetings can be viewed on the CHSC website: http://spirit.dos.uci.edu/chsc/meetings/
Scholarship Opportunities Program Annual Merit Scholarship Workshop
Don’t know what scholarships are out there? Come to UCI’s Scholarship Opportunities Annual Merit Scholarship Workshop. You will learn all about prestigious scholarships (like the Rhodes, National Science Foundation, Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, Strauss, Rotary, etc.) including requirements, deadlines, etc. You will also get a chance to meet previous prestigious scholarship winners and ask questions.
There will be two sessions, one for science majors and one for non-science majors. If you cannot attend the workshop designed for your major, come to the alternate one because there will be overlap and you will still get a lot of valuable information. There is no need to RSVP.
Save these dates!
February 12, 5-6:30 PM in Donald Bren Hall Room 1100 (Science, Engineering, Math & ICS)
February 13, 5-6:30 PM in Donald Bren Hall Room 1100 (Arts, Humanities, Social Science & Social Ecology)
Strauss Scholarship Deadline Extended
The deadline for the Strauss Scholarship has been extended for a week to January 11th. If we receive three applications, the Strauss Foundation guarantees at least 1 winner. There are rarely ever such good odds for a scholarship so you should apply today! If you win, you will receive $10,000 for your public service project as well as tuition, fees, books, room and board. To find out more about this scholarship, please visit: http://www.scholars.uci.edu/prestigiousweb.asp?pid=24
Capital Fellows Programs
Graduating seniors of any major who intend careers in public policy may apply for the Capital Fellows Program, a legislative internship and seminar program in Sacramento. Work assignments with State Assembly members are similar to those of legislative assistants and committee consultants: constituent services, tracking legislation, bill analysis and legislative proposal research. Fellows also participate in a graduate seminar conducted by CSU Sacramento. In addition to paid enrollment in the graduate seminar, Fellows receive a monthly stipend ($1,972 plus periodic cost-of-living adjustment) and medical, dental, and vision coverage.
Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree by the time the fellowship year commences. There is no preferred major.
More information is available at the Capital Fellows website: http://www.csus.edu/calst/Programs/programs.html. The postmark deadline for this application is February 27th, 2008. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program is designed to improve access to education leading to research careers for those who have had fewer career opportunities than others. The program is designed to provide an incentive for exceptional scholars to pursue research careers at the NIH. The NIH Undergraduate Scholarships offer up to $20,000 for each academic year to cover tuition and other expenses, and is renewable for up to four years. In return for the scholarship, recipients commit to two types of service obligation for each year of scholarship: 1) a 10-week summer service as a paid employee in an NIH research laboratory, and 2) after graduation, 1 year of full-time paid employment in an NIH research laboratory.
All materials are due to the National Insitutes of Health by February 29th, 2008. For more information on the application process, visit the NIH website at http://www.ugsp.nih.gov/home.asp?m=00 or the SOP website at http://www.scholars.uci.edu/prestigiousweb.asp?pid=27.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship for future teachers supports one or two years of graduate study leading to a master’s degree in American history or political science, a Master of Arts in Teaching in those areas, or a related master’s degree in education that permits a concentration in American history, government, or social studies. Junior Fellows receive a stipend of up to $12,000 a year for one or two years of graduate study.
Seniors or recent graduates who intend careers as secondary school teachers of American history, government or social studies in grades 7-12 should apply. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, agree to teach full time in a secondary school for no less than one year for each full year of study under the fellowship, and qualify for study toward one of the master’s degrees indicated above. Applicants may apply directly or may be nominated by UCI. Applications include a 600-word essay on the importance of the study of the Constitution, a proposed course of graduate study, and three letters of recommendation.
Applications are due to the foundation by March 1st, 2008. More information and applications are available at www.jamesmadison.com or at the SOP website.
To obtain editing help on a completed draft of your application, email SOP staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on scholarships available at www.scholars.uci.
ATTENTION: If you are Graduating Next Year
(In Fall 2008 or Winter, Spring, Summer 2009), or planning to do research and finish your honors thesis next year…
You need to meet with an Honors Advisor in winter or spring quarter of THIS year to discuss your research/thesis plans and senior year. Regardless if you’ve already begun research, are still looking, or haven’t even thought about it yet, we need to talk! This meeting is not optional, it is MANDATORY. We will discuss what you should be doing to complete your honors research/thesis project and finish your CHP requirements.
Meetings will be scheduled in small groups and with similar majors (within the same school, whenever possible- you can sign up with your friends!). Meetings on average will last about 30 minutes. Please call the CHP office at (949) 824-5461 to schedule an appointment. The person scheduling the appointment will need to know your school and projected date of graduation.
**If you are a current third year who is planning to delay graduation past Spring of 2009 and you haven’t informed us, please let us know! This affects several deadlines and reminders that we will be communicating to you.