The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in participating in one of its 10-week programs in summer 2016, including its Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions and its Homeland Security—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HS-STEM) Summer Internship Program. The deadlines for applying for both programs occur in December 2015.
The Summer Research Team Program provides faculty and student teams from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) with opportunities to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.
Faculty members and students currently teaching or enrolled at an MSI in a discipline, major, or concentration directly related to a homeland security STEM research area are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be U.S. citizens, and each team must be comprised of one faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate and/or graduate level).
For more information, visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html or email [email protected].
The Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship Program, sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, provides students who are U.S. citizens with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in homeland security research areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, and expertise at DHS research facilities.
Students with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher and enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and emergency preparedness, and educate the next generation of scientists. ORISE is managed by ORAU.