Map Club Spring Kickoff
The Barnard ERC and Columbia Research Data Services are hosting a Map Club Kickoff event this Thursday, Jan 28.
Join us for our first Map Club event of the spring semester and connect with other mapmakers. Bring a map that you love or hate to share and tell us what events or workshops you'd like to see from us (examples: portfolio development, Mapbox tutorial, cartography visualization workshop). No mapping experience necessary.
More details here: https://erc.barnard.edu/mapclubkickoff
RSVP here: tinyurl.com/mapclubkickoff
ADI CS Mentorship Program
ADI is excited to release applications for this semester’s Mentorship program (virtual edition).
The Mentorship Program is a student initiative that pairs students interested in CS with more experienced students studying CS at Columbia. Each semester, it serves as an avenue for questions and a support system for aspiring CS students.
Workshops will take place Tuesday evenings at 9pm EST and bonding activities and on Friday afternoons, so you are expected to have these times open.
--If you are interested in CS and looking for guidance, please apply to be a mentee at: https://forms.gle/SLCfUcR63XqAtTmL7
deadline: Friday, February 5th, 11:59 pm EST
--If you are interested in sharing your experience in CS, please apply to be a mentor at: https://forms.gle/WLszTzCynTv7vjex8
deadline: Friday, February 5th, 11:59 pm EST
*Please remember that in addition to the online application, mentee applicants must attend one session of office hours (details inside application).
Mentoring Opportunity with Women in Science at Columbia (WISC)
Women in Science at Columbia (WISC) is accepting applications to their Spring 2021 Undergraduate Mentoring Program and is excited to match undergraduates with graduate mentors in their field. For more information and to sign up for our Holistic Academic Mentoring Program, please use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/WISCSpring2021.
Applications for the program must be submitted by February 1, 2020, and mentorship assignments will be sent out in the following weeks.
We welcome students of all gender identities to participate in our events!
Barnard Computing Fellow - Computational Science Center (CSC)
The Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC) at Barnard is currently looking for a student with coding experience and knowledge in climate science or a related field to become a Computing Fellow for the Spring 2021 semester. The successful candidate’s main role will be to develop and lead an introductory Python workshop around computing in climate science with assistance from the CSC Post Baccalaureate Fellow. Fellows participate in training and workshops specifically for the fellows, including activities to further development of computational skills, pedagogy workshops, and topics around the interactions of computing and society.
Applicants should have an interest in peer teaching and climate science, some experience coding, but more importantly, a strong willingness to learn. Must be a currently enrolled student in good standing.
We particularly encourage applications from juniors and sophomores, so that they might continue as a Computing Fellow in future years. To apply, please submit a single combined file containing a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your resume through Barnard Works by searching for Job ID 12884.
DSI Scholars Program - Spring/Summer 2021 Cohort
The goal of the DSI Scholars Program is to engage Columbia's undergraduate and master students in data science research with Columbia faculty through a research internship. The program connects students with research projects across Columbia and provides student researchers with additional learning experience and networking opportunities. Through unique enrichment activities, this program aims to foster a learning and collaborative community in data science at Columbia.
The Data For Good Scholars program connects student volunteers to organizations and individuals working for the social good whose projects have developed a need for data science expertise. As "real world" problems with real world data, these projects are excellent opportunities for students to learn how data science is practiced outside of the university setting and to learn how to work effectively with people for whom data science sits outside of their subject area.
This term we have had a very large number of projects submitted; please give yourself enough time to read the project descriptions. For your application, choose the TOP five projects of which you are most interested, eligible and qualified.
ADI Annual Hackathon - DevFest '21
ADI is hosting their annual hackathon DevFest 21' from January 25th - January 29th. There will be workshops on everything from just plain old intro to python to computer science in relation to Diversity & Inclusion, health & medicine, and sustainable design.
For more information, check out their website at https://devfe.st/.
Eastern Colleges Science Conference
The Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) provides an annual forum for exchange of scientific ideas among undergraduate students. The conference allows students to present their research findings in the three presentation modes used by scientists worldwide: prepared papers, oral platform presentations, and poster presentations. Students also have an opportunity to field questions from conference participants from different institutions. In communicating their own research findings in the context of a scientific meeting, the students complete the final step of the scientific process. The experience also better prepares them for scientific endeavors after graduation, including graduate programs and professional positions.
Due to COVID concerns, the 74th Annual conference will be held virtually. A full call for participation, as well as additional information, can be found here: http://ecsc1.org/2021.html The deadline is February 20th, 2021.
Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)
The SWSIS program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for women in the formative stages of their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in fields relating to information security.
SWSIS is a partnership of Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and CRA-WP. Its long-term goal is to contribute to increasing the representation of women in the information security workforce. ACSA founded the SWSIS scholarship program in 2011 and joined forces with CRA-WP in 2014 to lead the selection process. As of fall 2019, SWSIS scholarships have been awarded to over 90 women studying information security.
Apply now at www.swsis.org. The deadline is February 1st.
Distributed Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)
The DREU program matches students with faculty mentors for summer research experiences at the faculty mentor’s home institution. DREU interns are directly involved in a research project with graduate students and professors, and faculty mentors work with new students from other institutions.
Applications are currently open for both students and mentors; apply by February 15, 2021. Click here for the Summer 2021 Application. Learn about first-hand experiences with the DREU program in this new video.
For more information, check out the CRA-WP Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program.
Research for Undergraduates (REU) Programs
Many universities have Research for Undergraduates (REU) programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). These are paid opportunities for students from across the U.S. to participate in mentored summer research, typically for an 8 to 10-week program. A list of programs funded by NSF’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering Division is at https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5049. Deadlines range, but many are in January. Most programs are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, but some are open more broadly. Most programs are open to current juniors and sophomores.
Aerosmith Space Symposium
Smith College’s Aerospace Club, a SEDs Chapter, will be hosting a virtual Women & Gender Minorities in Space Symposium Saturday, February 27th, 2021. They will be having a keynote speaker, a special guest speaker, Aerospace career, and graduate school panels. This symposium is intended to connect women and gender minorities interested in pursuing a career in aerospace and aeronautics with each other and career opportunities.
More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/smith.edu/aerosmith/space-symposium?authuser=0.
Civic Digital Fellows
Coding it Forward is looking for their next cohort of Civic Digital Fellows—mission-driven students and recent graduates who want to use their software engineering, data science, design, or product management skills to contribute to high-impact projects at federal government agencies.
As a Fellow, you’ll receive one-on-one mentorship opportunities, participate in intimate conversations with leading technology and civic organizations, benefit from a strong and supportive community, and have the opportunity to impact a large user base—323 million Americans.
Join the 200+ Civic Digital Fellowship alumni who’ve worked on high-impact projects—including saving taxpayers millions of dollars in survey costs using machine learning algorithms at the Census Bureau, building tools for diplomats abroad at the State Department, and developing a tool at the VA for Veterans to more easily take advantage of their GI Bill benefits.
Join them at an upcoming information session and start applying on Monday, December 21st. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early and no later than January 24th at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yale CBIT Healthcare Hackathon 2021
The HealthHack Committee for the Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT), their annual Healthcare Hackathon, will occur in late January of 2021.
Further information and instructions on how to apply can be found at http://yalehackhealth.org/
Facebook's AI Residency Program
Please consider applying to Facebook's AI Residency program, which gives residents 12 months of practical experience in AI working with leading researchers. The program is accepting applications until January 31st.
The program is geared towards applicants that have (or are finishing) a Bachelors's in a STEM subject (or have equivalent experience) and would like to spend a year doing research and developing skills under the mentorship of Facebook AI researchers.
Applicants are expected to have some knowledge/experience of ML-related maths and coding, but the most important requirement is passion about AI. It's a great opportunity to get the required skills needed to transition into an ML role, PhD, etc.
See here to apply (positions are available in multiple locations).
Amazon Future Leaders / LEAP Intern Program
An opportunity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available for sophomore or junior students interested in the software engineering space.
For more information, please go to https://amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1332478/amazon-future-leaders-leap-intern-program.
Goldman Sachs Quantitative Investment Summer Analyst Recruitment
The Quantitative Investment Strategies group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management is looking for current juniors to apply for a 2021 summer analyst position within our client-facing team at our NYC headquarters. This team offers a great opportunity for those who have a passion for quantitative, analytical, or programming challenges, but also want to be client-facing and gain a deep understanding of investing with a quantitative methodology.
If this sounds interesting to you, please send your resume as well as a brief description on why you think this role is appealing to e-mail address to Matthijs.Dijkgraaf@gs.com. We are open to a broad variety of backgrounds and previous work experiences, so do not feel discouraged if you do not have a finance background. Members of our team have come from many academic backgrounds including math, physics, chemical, computer, and mechanical engineering as well as math-track economics and computer science.
Hack the Northeast: Campus Ambassador Program
Hack the Northeast, a free 24 hour hackathon, will be held virtually for the second time this year. As part of a student-run organization looking to empower the student STEM/Computer Science community, Hack the Northeast is reaching out to see if you would like to apply to their campus ambassador application.
Back in June, Hack the Northeast provided over 1000 students with a welcoming virtual community that is passionate about bringing innovative ideas to life through code. For their second event, they want to involve even more students in their initiative to build an inclusive community for innovation.
As a representative for Hack the Northeast, students can:
- Get connected with professionals in the tech field
- Earn exclusive prizes
- Gain volunteer hours and marketing/PR experience
The application can be found here: https://hackthenortheast.typeform.com/to/W6M5xScM
Connect with Google
Connect with Google is a virtual program for students designed to help us stay in contact with you in a meaningful way. This is a one-stop shop for all your Google program needs, this virtual program gives you the opportunity to stay connected to Google, develop marketable industry skills, build a professional network, and stay up to date on the latest announcements & opportunities.
What to expect:
Monthly newsletters outlining ways to get involved with Google
News about Google, our products and the Industry
Online learning opportunities and competitions
Online social community for community building/networking
Students interested in learning more and joining Connect with Google, should visit google.com/students
Each month we'll host a variety of workshops and discussions with Googlers to provide professional and technical skill building resources, as well as an inside look at Google's culture. Head to careersonair.withgoogle.com to register and add our upcoming sessions. Googlers will also be answering questions live via chat for most of our sessions.
Columbia Build Lab
Are you looking to gain real-world experience with some of the most cutting-edge startups in the Columbia community while earning academic credit for it? Work and network with founders currently at the Columbia Business School as they build-out their MVPs (minimum viable prototypes) for their startup ideas. They have a great opportunity for software developers/CS major students. Applications for fall are open now. Apply here. Learn more about Columbia Build Lab.
Simform STEM Scholarship
The Simform STEM Scholarship is currently open for these students pursuing a career in applied mathematics or computer science. One of the Simform’s focus is to inspire young people to build their skills in the fields of STEM. To further pursue that we offer a scholarship reward of $1000 for the student who demonstrates excelling ability and aptitude in the same.