IEEE Spark inspires young students

IEEE Spark

If you are a middle or high school student, or know someone who is, be sure to check this website out!

IEEE Spark is an online publication intended to inspire students ages 14-18 to learn more about engineering, technology, and computing, and raise excitement about careers in these disciplines. IEEE Spark features articles on technological innovation, university preparation tips, professional career profiles, at-home activities, cartoons, and more! IEEE Spark is brought to you by IEEE with generous funding from the IEEE New Initiatives Committee.

Duke TIP looking for instructors and teaching assistants

Duke TIPDuke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is seeking instructors and teaching assistants for courses being offered to highly gifted middle and high school students. The instructor is responsible for designing a course or using a Duke TIP syllabus to teach a course to a group of approximately 16-20 academically gifted students. The instructor position requires at least a year of graduate coursework and/or teaching experience with specific emphasis in the subject area, while the teaching assistant position requires completion of at least two years of undergraduate coursework.

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XSEDE Student Engagement Program

The XSEDE Student Engagement Program is seeking undergraduate and
graduate students for a 10-week project experience for this summer.
Working with XSEDE researchers and staff, students will make meaningful
contributions to research, development and systems projects that benefit
the national scientific and computational community. In exchange,
students will be provided with travel support for project orientation
and to attend the XSEDE’12 conference in Chicago, IL in July, and a
small stipend.

Projects for 2012 address a wide variety of computational needs. Most of
the projects allow students to work remotely (from their home or home
institution), although some require the student to be onsite at their
supervisor’s institution. All projects will have well-defined work
plans, established collaboratively at the orientation meeting. Students
are also expected to participate in surveys and other evaluation
activities, to help XSEDE track the effectiveness and impact of the program.

Available projects are listed at To apply, complete
the form below and email your current resume and current academic
transcripts to Your application will not be
considered until all material has been received.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2012
Interviews: April 9-16 (via conference calls)
Student Notification: April 23
Orientation:  May 29-June 1 (location(s) to be determined)
XSEDE’12: July 16-20 (Chicago, IL)

Questions can be send to

Cajun Code Fest 2012

Dates: April 27-28, 2012
Location: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Park
What: Create, Innovate, and Celebrate with us!

Why: $25,000 Grand Prize and U.S. Health Datapalooza Entry for
Winning Team!


The Cajun Code Fest 2012 is a two-day code-a-thon — a coding

The coding competition focuses on transforming “big data” into
health care solutions, with a focus on childhood obesity.

This exciting coding marathon will bring together undergraduate
and graduate students from universities across the region along
with professional software developers, designers, innovators,
health care leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs.

Participants will organize themselves into teams, either before
arriving or during the event, and over a 36-hour period will build
exciting new prototypes and tools for improved health care.

Teams compete against each other in a throw-down of sorts, for
huge bragging rights, $25,000 in cash-prize and a qualifying entry
in the US Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C. in June 2012.

The inaugural Louisiana Code-a-thon focuses on childhood obesity,
one of the most challenging problems we face as a nation!

The event will feature a number of excellent tech talks and
buzz-worthy speakers including:

* Todd Park, United States Chief Technology Officer;
* Bruce Greenstein, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and
* Eric Dishman, Intel Corporation Fellow and Director of Health
Innovation and Policy, Digital Health Group;
* Jay Walker, Founder of and curator of TEDMED.

This inaugural two-day event runs in conjunction with Festival
International de Louisiane, the largest outdoor, FREE Francophone
event in the U.S.

Each year performing, visual and culinary artists from Europe,
Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and the Americas share their talents
with Louisiana artists, residents and visitors.

Cajun country is known for its awesome food, music and innovation!
You will have lots of all three.


Registration is FREE.

Seating is limited to 100 participants, so reserve your seat.


for details.


Your FREE registration also includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and
a special invitation to a Cajun Crawfish Boil on Friday and

For overnight stay, we have made arrangements for you to crash
– at no cost to you – in our Student Housing so you can
experience our student life, Cajun style.

If you’d rather skip the adventure, hotel rooms are available at
subsidized rates.

Parking is free in the UL Research Park. There will be free
transportation from the Hotel and on-campus housing.


Henry Chu

Microsoft Imagine Cup – Ideas for Senior Design

This is the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition. For a decade, students have shown the world their innovative solutions to help improve and change the lives of people around the globe. This year, we’re celebrating by making joining the Imagine Cup community even more fun and rewarding.

For more information, please visit

Region 5 Student Competitions

Every year, IEEE Region 5 offers students in the region the opportunity to compete in different activities. They include a paper competition, ethics, and robotics competition. This is a great opportunity for you to get some cash and represent your alma mater. For more information and rules, please visit:

Location: Tulsa, OK

Date: April 21, 2012

For funding requests, contact your Electrical Engineering Chair Dr. Ajmera and request funds from Student Government. Good Luck!


The Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and Education (InCNTRE) at Indiana University is pleased to announce the 2012 Summer of Networking internship program. The 10-week program offers:

Hands-on experience in cyberinfrastructure projects such as:
Advanced networking
Network Security
Programming for OpenFlow networks
Real-world training from industry-leading networking professionals
Professional development via a fundamentals course and seminar series
Housing and a $2,000 stipend

Application deadline: February 24, 2012

For more information, visit:

CDI Engineering: Part Time Work Available

CDI Engineering is considering to employ an EE student or two on a part time basis at the Baton Rouge Office in the Electrical and Instrument Department.   The main duties would be to apply sound engineering principles to assist with fundamental engineering such as gathering data & records, updating list, preparing specifications, simple calculations, reading engineering drawings, developing basic sketches, etc with direction from a lead engineer.

The candidate must have ability to read/comprehend instructions and write correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations is a plus.  Must possess knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.  Ability to use AUTOCAD is a plus.

They will be located in the Baton Rouge Office however they may periodically be required to travel to client job-sites (usually local less than day trip), usually heavy industrial (refinery/chemical) production facilities and will be required to pass background, drug test and safety training.  They will also need to be able meet physical demands to perform functions of job which may involve some climbing.

If interested, please send resume and contact info to:

Robert Walker, PE
E & I Dept Mgr
CDI Engineering Solutions
4041 Essen Lane, Suite 100
Baton Rouge, La. 70809-7318
Office (225) 663-4530