Jobs and Research Opportunities

April 24, 2023

PEER&WISE Mentoring Team Applications

The PEER&WISE team is looking to hire counselors for two summer camps (Project WISE and PEER WISE Experience) along with PEER and WISE mentors for next school year.  To learn more view the flyer below.

Mentor Application Flyer


AAAS S-STEM Resource & Evaluation Center (REC) Launch

AAAS is excited to launch the new S-STEM REC! Established with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF: DUE-2224093), the REC supports S-STEM grant awardees and scholars, and works to increase the overall effectiveness of the NSF S-STEM portfolio. Specifically, the REC will provide:

  1. Context-conscious resources, knowledge, and connections to support S-STEM Network program leadership.
  2. Professional development and connection to career building opportunities for S-STEM scholars.
  3. Portfolio-wide synthesis of outcomes and broad dissemination of findings to support evidence-based decision making across the STEM ecosystem

The REC includes five essential components: an asynchronous virtual community; a public-facing online presence; an in-person annual scholar’s meeting; a technical assistance suite; and an integrated evaluation and research framework. Stay tuned for updates about REC activities, and spread the word about joining our mailing list!


Bridge to the Doctorate Program at N.C. A&T

Bridge to the Doctorate Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has been awarded a Louis Stokes Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) grant for 2022-2024. We are currently seeking BD applications from eligible underrepresented minority students planning on applying to STEM Ph.D. programs at N.C. A&T for the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 semesters. Learn more about this opportunity.


McNair Scholars Research Program for UG Prep for PhD Programs

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society. Learn more on the McNair program website


Summer Opportunities Searchable Database

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Paid Summer Research Programs — deadlines are fast approaching! has a searchable database of 600+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc.
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HBCU Summer Immersion in GEOINT at Harris-Stowe State University

The HBCU Summer Immersion in GEOINT will hold its 2nd annual REU June 26 – July 30, 2023. This is a five-week experiential learning activity. This is a competitive program will engage 15 students during the summer with experts from the geospatial science field, including academia, industry, and government organizations. Read more about this opportunity.


2023 FULBRIGHT U.S. Student Program Info Sessions for Rising Seniors

The 2023 Fulbright application cycle opens soon for all rising Seniors! Join the Office of Major Fellowships to learn more about the Department of State’s premiere cultural exchange program which provides 9-12 month grants for study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships in more than 140 countries. Fulbright 101 Brunch/Lunch & Learn info sessions will be held April 5-7. Students must register on CU Course and select which session to attend.


NSF Funded Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Research Assistant Positions in summer 2023

Two Research Experience for Undergraduate assistant positions: $1,600/month for 3 months, from mid May to mid August 2023. This is open to undergraduate students in USA and requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency. Preferred background:  3D printing, robotics, mechatronics, or manufacturing automation. Our REU assistants become very competitive after summer research. For example, the two REU assistants in summer 2022 received NASA internships in fall 2022.

Interested students please contact Dr. Weihang Zhu via email at with your resumes and unofficial transcripts. The positions need to be filled as soon as possible.

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NSF, USDA, and EPA-funded Doctoral Research Assistant Positions

Multiple doctoral research assistant positions are open, funded by National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The projects are on 3D printing, automated mushroom harvesting and optimization, climate-smart agricultural automation, and algae production. The required background is 3D printing, robotics, mechatronics, or manufacturing automation, with automation hardware and software development experience. The preferred background includes SolidWorks modeling, finite element analysis, computer vision, deep learning, NVIDIA GPU programming, and PLC.

Interested students please contact Dr. Weihang Zhu via email at with your resumes and unofficial transcripts. The positions are for applicants to doctoral program only. Major can be in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science. We can accept outstanding BS to go into Ph.D. program directly. Positions will start in fall 2023 or spring 2024.

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STEM Ambassador Recruitment for My STEM My Story Project

Two colleagues, Renee Lyons and Corliss Outley, and I recently received a nearly $2 million NSF grant for a project called My STEM My Story. We will be working with Tillery, NC, community members to develop a graphic novel titled “When Spiderwebs Unite” that tells Tillery’s story about their engagement with environmental justice. It will be the basis for an afterschool STEM club that empowers African American youth to identify challenges in their own communities, conduct scientific investigations, and create and implement action plans to address those issues. There is more information about the project here.

We are hiring eight (8) undergraduate students as UPIC interns who will work as STEM ambassadors and another as marketing/social media/website editor intern for the project during the 2023-2024 academic year. We are especially interested in talking with students of color about this opportunity and ask that you help connect us to students who would be interested in applying for these positions.

Attached is a flyer with more information about these jobs for students. Any questions, please reach out.




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