Scholarship for Future Mathematicians, Scientists, and Engineers!

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Each year the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing careers in science, mathematics, and engineering scholarships of up to $7,500.  The scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2015 for use during the 2015–2016 academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students—those who will be college juniors or college seniors in the 2015–2016 academic year—who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

The scholarships cover college-related expenses, such as:

  • Undergraduate tuition
  • University fees
  • Books
  • Room and Board

The deadline to apply is November 03, 2014.  If interested, contact The Office of Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities or Elizabeth Cayton Broccoli, John Jay College Pre Law Coordinator.

 

Latina Researcher’s Network Conference: Apr 3rd to 5th

The Latina Researchers Conference brings scholars, researchers and aspiring investigators from across the U.S. to address the under-representation of diverse scholars in research activities and in academia. Participants include research scientists, academicians, higher education administrators, students and various members of professional organizations and research institutes.

All PRISM students are invited to attend. But if you can’t make the whole conference, PRISM is co-sponsoring a special session on April 4th specifically for women of color in science.

This session will have Latina speakers from the fields of neuroscience, cultural anthropology, and psychology talking about their journeys and the challenges they faced, and continue to face, both as women and as women of color. Following this session is a networking and PhD student poster session (with refreshments) which you are also invited to.
 
This panel session takes place April 4, from 4.30 to 6 pm at John Jay College. It is FREE for students of John Jay and CUNY community colleges. Students are also invited to attend the entire conference for free, but must register with us ASAP if they wish to do so.

We got a facelift!

As our program is expanding, so is our site!

In the last year, PRISM has begun to offer opportunities to students at partner CUNY community colleges, and in spring 2014 we’ve added Pre-Med and Pre-Professional counseling to the mix. It seemed only fitting that we revamp our website to reflect the great changes taking place.

The website has the same content as before — contacts, information on funding for students and mentors, etc. — but we also now offer an up-to-date calendar for tracking events, links to resources that you can use regularly, profiles on mentors, and so much more!

One of the most exciting additions to the site is our blog. Check frequently for short articles on topics from presenting at conferences (Want to know some great ways to tame the butterflies?), to writing the dreaded graduate school essay. We’ll also include interviews with professionals from all walks of science and math, as well as provide resources for alumni.

If you have any suggestions for articles, or even want to write one for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out!