Saturday, July 14, 2012

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are born to manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

(The quote was written by: Marianne Williamson)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Diversity in Science Carnival is up - Brpader Impacts 2 - Deadline: December 21, 2009

The 4th installment of the Diversity in Science Carnival is up. Please stop by and check out the great post contributions about programs to increase diversity in the halls of academia. Thanks to all of the contributors and please leave your comments. And prepare your contributions for the next carnival - STEM Diversity programs for pre-college students and general audiences. Write a post about local science and engineering programs in your region or that you may have participated in.

Both carnivals are in prepartion for ScienceOnline2010. Anne Jefferson of Highly Allochthonous (ScienceBlogs) will lead a discussion about programs that broaden participation in STEM and how the internet can be used to raise the profile of and build support networks for women and minority scientists and engineers. You can start the conversation now. Visit the conference wiki page.

Happy Reading!!
Diversity in Science Carnival #4 – Increasing Diversity among the college ranks

Next carnival
- Broader Impacts 2. Submission Deadline: December 21st. Submit here.
Carnival Post date: December 27th Hosted by: STEM-ology (share opportunity with others)

Submitted by: DNLee - Urban Science Adventures! ©

12/21/2009~Free Books For All Ages....Pass Along!

Free Books For Christmas

Where: Davis Community Center

3371 Spottswood
Memphis, TN 38111

When: December 21, 2009

Time: 10:00-12:30

Grades: PreK-12

Your child can enjoy a story and make Christmas Crafts!

Free Books!

Free Stockings!

Refreshments will be served!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers - Deadline: January 15, 2010

The Hurston/Richard Wright Award™ for College Writers has been established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States.

The first place and two finalist will be announced in April for the writers of the best previously unpublished short story or novel excerpt.


Submissions must be received between November 1, 2008 and post marked no later then January 15, 2010. The nominated winner and finalists will be required to provide a verification of college enrollment and a photo. Previous winners are not eligible.

How to Apply (click link)

2010 FedEx Climate Corps Fellow -- Deadline: Various

Green your summer

FedEx will be hosting EDF Climate Corps Fellows during the Summer of 2010, to help the company develop economically viable energy efficiency plans. These 10-week long paid internships are a unique hands-on opportunity and resume-builder for analytical and technically-minded students with a passion for the environment.

FedEx encourages candidates from historically black colleges and universities to apply.

Application Deadline for Undergrad positions: February 5, 2010

Deadline for MBA positions (read site for details on application process)

All 2010 application materials are due no later than 5:00pm PST on Thursday, January 7, 2010

AIAA Foundation Graduate Scholarships -- Deadline: January 31, 2010

The Foundation and the Technical Committees of AIAA annually present separate graduate student awards worth $5000 and $10,000. The winners may have an opportunity to present their award-winning research at an AIAA Conference.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation, in conjunction with AIAA Technical Committees (TCs), is seeking applications for the AIAA Foundation Graduate Awards. These awards are intended for graduate-level students who indicate, by their approved department research, an interest in any of the areas listed. The purpose of this program is to provide awards to qualified students actively participating in these specific research endeavors as part of their graduate studies. These endeavors include master's or doctoral thesis research and master's (non-thesis option) research projects

Eligibility Criteria

What are all the the eligibility criteria? Eligibility RequirementsMore info >

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Submittal of Applications

The online application (including recommendations, essays, etc.) must be completed by 31 January, for consideration.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program - Deadline: January 8, 2010

The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience is an outstanding educational opportunity that is offered to eligible undergraduate, graduate and medical students pursuing training in the field of neuroscience.

Financial Suppport

Financial support in the amount of $2,000/month for one undergraduate and $2,500/month for one graduate or medical student will be provided to two awardees during their summer fellowship within a research laboratory directed by Dr. Black at Cedars-Sinai. Further financial support to present their work at a national neuroscience, cancer or neurosurgery meeting will also be given to each awardee. Awardees must be able to travel to Los Angeles, California, to attend the award ceremony. Economy, round-trip airfare and/or ground transportation, meals and hotel accommodations will be provided in addition to the financial award. According to IRS regulations, this award is subject to federal income tax. Thus, all awardees will be issued a 1099 misc tax form or W-2 at year-end for the amount of the award.

Applicants must be an undergraduate, graduate or medical student.
Applicants with an interest in neuroscience are eligible for this award. However, applicants that have not yet committed to a major in science are welcome.
Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Application and Deadline

The application for participation in the Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience is available by mail or you may download here

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 8, 2010.