Archive for December, 2012

scholarships from UW

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

HOLSTROM ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS provide support for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members. Each provides a grant of $3,000 to the student and $500 to the faculty/staff mentor to help offset research costs. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The application deadline is February 13, 2013.

WISCONSIN IDEA UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS are awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects. Fellowships provide three (3) academic credits, a stipend of up to $3,000 to a student ($5,000 for a group of up to five students) and up to $2,000 to help offset project related costs.

This year, as part of the “Year of Innovation,” American Family Insurance will provide 2 of these projects an additional $5,000 to extend the idea beyond the student’s completion of the project/graduation, by building in a way to sustain the work. Students must have at least sophomore standing at the time of application. The application deadline for 2013-14 fellowships is February 8, 2013. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website.

UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS provide $1,000 to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects, such as a senior thesis, at UW-Madison. Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the 2012-13 academic year (December 2012 graduates may apply). Applications are due March 25, 2013.

Jobs at IAEA

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Our office works to encourage U.S citizens to consider career opportunities at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Working at the IAEA is a rewarding avenue for Americans to contribute to global peace and development and gain international experience.

The IAEA offers a variety of professional positions, as well as a Junior Professional Officer program and internships, which may appeal to your students and alumni.

Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

We just received an announcement for the Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship Program for the 2013-2014 Award cycle.

This program is designed to meet the needs of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for appropriately trained personnel in research and development in areas pertinent to Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Safeguards (NNIS). This fellowship seeks to build collaboration between the leading nuclear technology programs and the schools studying the policy aspects of nuclear nonproliferation. The primary emphasis of this fellowship is to produce doctoral graduates who are familiar with both the technical and policy aspects of nonproliferation and international safeguards.

The program description, electronic application, and associated forms can also be found on Also, contact Professor Blanchard if you want a copy of the application guide.


Rocket Building Opportunity

Friday, December 7th, 2012

My company, Ventions, is embarking on a (funded) project to build a small ground-launched rocket to deliver very small payloads (1 kg or so) to orbit.

We are actively looking for someone with a strong structures and mechanism design background (ideally with spacecraft, rocket, or high-speed aero structures experience), to join our team. We’re based in San Francisco.

We hope to show that it is possible for a team of 10-15 people to build and launch an orbital launch vehicle.

Info on position is here:

Please feel free to forward to someone you think may be a good match.

Best way to respond if you or someone you know is interested is to send a note and resume to me at following email:


Adam London
Ventions, LLC

graduate fellowships in nuclear

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The Air Force has some fellowships available for those interested in attending the Air Force Institute of Technology.

The Research Participation Program for Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) provides opportunities to participate in AFIT on-going applied research and development projects. The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is the Air Force’s graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America’s air and space forces. AFIT accomplishes this mission through three resident schools: the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, the School of Systems and Logistics, and the Civil Engineer and Services School. Through its Civilian Institution Programs, AFIT also manages the educational programs of officers enrolled in civilian universities, research centers, hospitals, and industrial organizations. Since resident degrees were first granted in 1956, more than 16,000 graduate and 350 doctor of philosophy degrees have been awarded. In addition, Air Force students attending civilian institutions have earned more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the past twenty years.