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Opportunities

Please note that the following list doesn't represent all of the opportunities that are currently available. Additional opportunities are posted on the bulletin boards adjacent to room 129 in the Boyd Science Center.

Department of Physics & Engineering Bulletin Boards

Scholarships

  • Robert Ellis Smith Scholarship in Physics and Engineering:
    Robert Ellis Smith graduated from Muskingum University Magna Cum Laude in 1933 with a degree in Physics. He was credited with many inventions and patents during his long, distinguished career as a geophysicist, physicist, aerospace research & design engineer, and college teacher. He received the Muskingum Distinguished Service award for his life devoted to science and service. To honor the memory of Robert Ellis Smith and to help future Muskingum alumni who are following his example, Muskingum University has established an endowed scholarship fund in his name.

    Robert Ellis Smith Scholarships are competitive, renewable awards for outstanding students at Muskingum University who major or minor in physics, physics education or engineering science. At the end of each semester, the Department of Physics & Engineering will review the performance of all students that meet the following minimum academic criteria and nominate those that the department deems to be outstanding.
    • The student has declared a major or minor in physics, physics education or engineering science.
    • The student has been assigned an advisor from the Department of Physics & Engineering.
    • The student has at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
    • The student has at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for all applicable physics and engineering courses.

    The Robert Ellis Smith award combined with other financial aid resources must be in compliance with federal and state financial aid regulations and Muskingum University financial aid policy.  Nominated students that may jeopardize this compliance or are already recipients of a full-tuition scholarship or remission will receive just an honorary award.  All other nominated students will receive a monetary award of $250.
  • American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors: Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • This ORISE Educational and Research Experiences web site provides listings of academic fellowships and scholarships, research experiences, sabbaticals, and internships funded by government and private sector organizations.  These programs are administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
  • NISH established the National Scholar Award for Workplace Innovation & Design to create technological solutions to barriers that prevent people with severe disabilities from entering or advancing in the workplace.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) offers scholarships to undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for training and education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields and offers them career opportunities to continue their research in civil service roles following graduation. Through the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART), we are proud to offer our research leaders of tomorrow not only an education, but a career.
  • National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics fields. Fellowships are awarded to the applicants who intend to pursue a doctoral degree.

Internships

  • Summer Research Opportunities is an online database hosted by The Nucleus - Resources for Physics and Astronomy Undergraduates. This database also includes opportunities for engineering undergraduates.
  • RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering - gives students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology and Physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduate directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. All participants receive stipends from Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) to help cover living expenses, and the partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance.
  • High Tech in Old Munich - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) New York is pleased to announce that we will again offer the special program in Munich for engineering students from the US and Canada. Venue and organizer of the course is the prestigious Technische Universität München.
  • This ORISE Educational and Research Experiences web site provides listings of academic fellowships and scholarships, research experiences, sabbaticals, and internships funded by government and private sector organizations.  These programs are administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
  • SENSE – Science and Engineering Summer Experience in Braunschweig (http://www.tu-braunschweig.de/international/sense). SENSE offers a 6-week summer program with a modular structure which meets the individual needs of participants with various academic backgrounds in science and engineering. In the two weeks, students have language training and cultural immersion. After that, students choose from a flexible assortment of modules in mechatronics and microtechnology, advanced biology, independent study, internship or practical lab work. Applicants should have completed their Junior year, and be majoring in mechanical or electrical engineering, computer science or biosciences.