2019 scholarship submission: The WISE Scholarship for women in STEM


Apply by 5 pm PST, June 28th, 2019

The WISE (Women in STEM Excel) Scholarship was created by Dr. Alexander Sobel to support, empower, and encourage women in Washington pursuing education in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. Washingtonian women interested in a career in a STEM field are welcome to apply for the $1,500 scholarship.

The scholarship award is to be used toward tuition and educational expenses, including but not limited to: textbooks, supplies (paper, pens, notebooks, etc.), required technology, on-campus dining, housing, and transportation costs.

The scholarship award will be disbursed directly to the student in the form of a cash prize. The selected student will be required to furnish information necessary to issue a 1099 tax form, including social security number, as part of the process for dispersing scholarship monies. Student will be responsible for any resulting tax obligations.

For eligibility and more info, click here.

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NASA Postdoctoral Program


July 1, 2019
Nov 1, 2019

Advance your research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.

Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete 1-3 year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology – see current research opportunities!

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply. Women, minorities, and members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation as well as subsidized health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional and programmatic travel.

Download the flyer here, and contact npphelp@usra.edu with any questions.



August 24, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Applications are now open for the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain, co-hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Computational Neuroscience Center at the University of Washington and directed by Drs. Michael Buice, Shawn Olsen, Christof Koch, and Eric Shea-Brown.

This intensive two-week, project-based interdisciplinary course aims to give advanced students in neuroscience, biology, physics, engineering, and computer science a rapid introduction to the current state of understanding of the neurobiology of sensory processing, coding, and neural population dynamics. In addition, the course makes extensive use of data science tools for team-based projects and computational tools for analysis of large-scale and multimodal datasets.

Learn more and apply ►︎


Panelists invited for “Science of SciFi” panel at GeekGirlCon

Looking for volunteers!

Volunteers are needed for a “Science of SciFi” panel that will participate at GeekGirlCon.  The panel will explore the links between scientific research and sci-fi, particularly the advances being made in fields that have been subject to science fiction novels, movies and TV.   Panelists doing research in the fields of robotics, astronomy, and genetics are needed.

If interested or wanting more information about the panel, contact Valerie Bentivegna at valeriebentivegna@gmail.com