Friday, 22 January 2016

Paid Summer Research (Oakland University, Michigan)

Paid Summer Research Invitation for 2016 (NSF REU site) 

Program: The Department of Computer Science and Engineering Department at Oakland University (Michigan) will conduct a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students in 2016. The program is designed to infuse qualified undergraduates with enthusiasm toward both graduate level education and a career in research.

Program features:
• 10 weeks full time research program from May 23rd through July 29th. Students can not be working or taking classes at the same time.
• Research in teams of 2 under close supervision by CSE faculty and graduate students.
• Variety of research topics available in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace. 
• Students receive a stipend of $5,000, meal allowance, and travel subsidy to attend a conference. 

Requirements:
• Open to all undergraduate students who are graduating after August 15, 2016 (US citizens and permanent residents) with an interest in Computer Science and Engineering.
• Knowledge of basic algorithms and data structures, plus a strong background in math.
• Students will be selected based on statement of interest, GPA and letters of recommendation.

Important Dates:
Deadline for applications: March 15th, 2016
REU Dates: May 23rd – July 29th, 2016

For more information, including research projects and online application, please see


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Kaleidescape co-op positions

Kaleidescape is a small, fast-paced company with a strong co-op program looking for motivated students. Many of us are former co-op students and we understand what’s important to co-ops. Our students work on front-line projects, we treat them like full members of the team, and most contribute as much to our success as full-time employees. In order to be considered for the May – August 2016 work term, please review the job descriptions and follow the instructions below:
  • Applications for the May-August 2016 placement will be accepted from Jan 14/16 through January 23/16.
  • Apply using the email address in each posting.
  • Use the subject line: May 2016 Co-op Placement – position name
  • Attach your resume, transcripts and any work term evaluations. (Resumes received without transcripts or work term evaluations will not be considered. If this is your first work term, please indicate.)
  • If selected for an interview you will be contacted directly. Interviews will take place Feb 5 - 8/16.
  • If you are a University of Waterloo student and enrolled in the co-op program there, please submit your resume through JobMine only.
  • We are able to offer 4, 8 or 12 month work terms. Please indicate the length of work term that you are interested in.
http://www.kaleidescape.com/careers/

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Seeking participants for a criminology research study

This email has been sent on behalf of a UW-led research team in collaboration with researchers from Pennsylvania State University.

My name is Dr. Owen Gallupe and I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. I am leading a study examining the effect of the sight of rewards on task performance and I am looking for undergraduate students to participate in a one time, 35 minute experiment. This study has implications for incentive programs to promote good behaviour in prison settings. All participants will be provided with a $20 gift card to local businesses for their participation in this research.

Participation will include a simple mental task followed by a short questionnaire.

You must be an undergraduate student at least 18 years of age to participate in this study. The experiment will be conducted in the Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology (PAS) building, room 2061. Your identity will remain strictly confidential. All information you provide will be treated as anonymous.

If you are a student currently on a co-op semester off campus, please note that you will likely be unable to participate this semester given the majority of sessions occur between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. Please consider this before responding to participate.

If you would like to participate, have additional questions, or would like additional information to assist you in reaching a decision about participation, please contact Pat Lalonde by email at p2lalond@uwaterloo.ca. You can also contact me at ogallupe@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567 ext. 33361.

If you choose to participate, Pat Lalonde (p2lalond@uwaterloo.ca) will work with you to find a suitable time. Please exercise patience as the scheduling process can take some time to complete.

If you participated in our previous study in 2013/2014, or if you already signed up for and participated in this study during the Fall 2015 or Winter 2016 semesters, you cannot participate in this study.

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee. However, the final decision about participation is yours.

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Owen Gallupe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology & Legal Studies
University of Waterloo

Tel: 1-519-888-4567, ext. 33361
Email: ogallupe@uwaterloo.ca

Monday, 11 January 2016

Next local ACM-style programming contest January 30

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Saturday, January 30 in MC 3022 and MC 2061. 

All members of the UW community are invited to try their programming skill in Scheme, C, C++, Java, or Pascal.

For full details and online registration, please see:

The contest will run from 1 pm sharp until 4 pm, and will be followed by pizza. There will be a practice contest in the morning to allow contestants, especially those competing for the first time, to get their account setup and become familiar with the contest environment.

Contestants participating in the practice contest should arrive by 10:30 am in MC 3022. 

For out-of-town participants, it is possible to participate remotely using a web-based system, but local participants are encouraged to attend in person if possible.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Mental health survey/contest

1 in 5 Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. But 5 in 5 of us have mental health!

Are you an undergraduate student at UW?

Want a chance to win a variety of prizes AND help improve mental health support on campus?

Mental wellness is everybody’s business, and your contribution to this project may help improve the communication from mental health services to students on campus.

Interested? Please fill out the survey here: http://goo.gl/forms/mGUIhwe5wJ. It will take only 10-15 minutes of your time.

This study has been reviewed, and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee.

Note: Your odds of winning are based on the number of participants. 


MindSumo contests

Dear Students,

Please review the latest computer science projects from MindSumo. MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com

Create a data visualization to navigate educational standards - $2000 in prizes

How can we effectively crawl the web to find specific data? - $1000 in prizes

How can a framework improve the Internet of Things? - $1000 in prizes


Direct Links:

https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/educational-data-visualization

https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/how-can-we-effectively-crawl-the-web-to-find-specific-data

https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/how-can-a-framework-improve-the-internet-of-things

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

One-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science


York CVR Vision Science Summer School

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science.  This year's program will be held June 6-10, 2016.

The program includes talks by CVR faculty on current research topics in vision science, as well as hands-on experience in CVR laboratories. The curriculum reflects the wide range of research areas at CVR, which includes research on human visual perception, computer vision, visual neuroscience, 3D film, immersive environments, and disorders of vision.

The program will accept 24 undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research.  It is intended mainly for students who are planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2016, and who are interested in investigating vision science as a possible area of research.  Citizens of all countries are eligible.

The program provides on-campus accommodations, breakfast and lunch each day, and reimbursement for transportation costs.

Application instructions are available on the summer school website, www.yorku.ca/cvrss.  The application deadline is February 15, 2016, and applicants will be notified of decisions by March 1, 2016.

For further information, see the summer school website, www.yorku.ca/cvrss, or write to Dr. Richard Murray (rfm@yorku.ca).

Poster available at www.yorku.ca/cvrss/poster2016.pdf.