Undergraduate sophomore STEM majors and senior STEM education majors from all Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium affiliate institutions are eligible to apply.
-Be a US citizen
-Be a sophomore STEM (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) major as of fall semester 2013 OR senior STEM education major as of fall semester 2013
-Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
-Be a current student in good standing OR newly admitted for 2013 / 2014 to an Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Institution (OU, OSU, Southern Nazarene, Cameron, Langston, SOSU, SWOSU, ECU)
-Continue qualified enrollment for the 2013/2014 academic year (spring and summer 2013 graduates not eligible
April 29, 2013
All students must submit the online application, three letters of recommendation and transcripts for all previous course work.
Inform your references that they will receive an email from Melissa Scott email@example.com with the subject line Reference for (your name). This email will include instructions for them to submit the letter of recommendation electronically, notification if you have waived access to the recommendation (optional) and a deadline of April 29. A sample of the form is available at http://csa.ou.edu/content/recommendation-sample
Transcripts for all college or university work are required to complete application. Unofficial transcripts are suitable for application purposes, upload these in PDF format. If selected to receive a fellowship you will be required to provide official transcripts by May 15th so do not delay in requesting these.
Upon selection fellows will be required to sign a letter of agreement, a photo release and scholarship/fellowship acknowledgement form for submission by May 15th along with official transcipts. These forms are available for reference below. Questions regarding any of these items can be directed to Melissa Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be notified of status by May 3rd, 2013
The fellowship award of $2,000 includes:
-Dell Latitude laptop provided for GIS lessons (will be given to student upon successful completion of the program)
-Student version of ArcGIS software
-Introduction to ArcGIS online course
-Additional learning materials on a topic of interest
-Lodging and participation in the Geospatial Summer Fellowship Symposium August 23, 2013
-$1000 stipend paid to the student upon successful completion
Fellowship recipients are expected to:
-Complete Introduction to ArcGIS online training and submit their certificate of completion
-Provide instructor with a topic area of interest for futher GIS study
-Complete additional GIS training in the topic area of interest
-Attend the Geospatial Fellowship Symposium on August 23, 2013 at the University of Oklahoma
-Give a symposium presentation - STEM majors will give a presentation on GIS in STEM learning, education majors will present on using GIS in STEM lesson development
Guided Study Period
Laptops, software and online training will be provided May 15th, additional materials for self study during the summer will be provided following completion of introductory training.
Complete and full participation is required to receive the laptop and fellowship stipend. Students who do not complete the program requirements will be required to return the laptop to the Space Grant representative at their home institution.
Lodging will be provided August 22nd to support symposium attendance. Participants will stay at Sooner Legends Hotel near the OU campus in Norman. Participants will be provided with lodging details prior to the symposium.
The Geospatial Summer Fellowship Symposium will be held at the University of Oklahoma Norman campus on August 23rd, 2013. The event will feature a keynote address by a notable GIS scholar and presentations by fellowship recipients. Lunch will be provided and a reception for fellowship students will be held the evening before.
Stipend checks will be issued on the day of the symposium to all students who complete the program.
Dell Latitude Laptops will be distributed for use in study through the Space Grant representative at your institution.
During the study term of use students shall:
-retain original packaging and paperwork
-refrain from altering or damaging the laptop in any way
Upon successful completion of the program laptops will be permanently transferred to student ownership. Students who do not complete the program will be required to return the laptop in full working condition to the Space Grant representative at your institution.
Logistics and Orientation
After being selected as a fellow you will be contacted via email by Dr. May Yuan regarding your course of study and Melissa Scott regarding laptops, symposium and other items.
Students will be contacted by the National Space Grant Foundation in order to track program impacts and outcomes.
Accommodations of the Basis of Disability
For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact Melissa Scott at email@example.com
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