Gulf Power Lecture: Mon, Mar 7 @ 4pm

6 03 2011

Topic: Our Energy Future
By Brett Luebke, Assistant to the President and CEO of Gulf Power

Monday March 7 at 4:00-5:00 pm
Building 4, Room 248

Tech Connection Career Fair @ REEF – Mar 9

27 02 2011

Employers with technology-related internship, co-op and employment opportunities will be present at the 5th annual Tech Connection, March 9, 3:00-5:00 pm at the UWF REEF Campus in Shalimar. Open to all UWF students and alumni. To view attending employers, login to JasonQuest. Also, students and alumni should upload their resume to JasonQuest in order for them to be viewed by employers. Be sure to have your resume reviewed by Career Services.

For more information contact:
Ester Molder, e m o l d e r @ u w f . e d u

Meeting Mintues are Posted

13 02 2011

Look under the Meeting Minutes tab at the February 9th, 2011 link!

HKN Member Meeting, Feb 9th @ 9am

8 02 2011

I just wanted to remind everyone about the meeting tomorrow, Wednesday February 9th at 9am in the distance learning room. I have the agenda below. REEF members will have access to the meeting from their side. Meeting will be no longer than an hour because the next class will be at 10am.


  • Plan the induction ceremony. We’ll try to have it at the beginning of April.
  • Discuss ways to use the donation.
  • I have already sent an email to eligible students to join HKN. They just need to know more about HKN and how to apply. Should we do everything by email or hold an information session?
  • Pick officers for 2011. If you want to be an officer, show up or send me an email if you haven’t done so already. The open positions are Vice President and Recording Secretary. The position of Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary will be vacated after spring so those positions can be filled as well to allow for proper changeover.
  • Any website suggestions? Or anything that needs to be added/deleted?
  • Any ideas for chapter events? Socials, field trips, speakers, campus events, etc.
  • If we have an idea that needs funding, SGA allows student organizations to apply for grants.
  • Also, I would like to throw out the possibility of applying for a budget through SGA next year. Budget proposals are usually made at the beginning of each calendar year and we have to meet certain requirements to be eligible for funding.
  • Tutoring local high school students: I mentioned this last year as an opportunity for members and as of right now we are on board with one of the schools.

NASA Internship

6 02 2011

The NASA DEVELOP program is currently seeking applicants for its summer 2011 term.

DEVELOP is a paid NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences training and development program. Through DEVELOP students conduct science research projects that demonstrate to community leaders how NASA science measurements and predictions can be utilized to address local community concerns and public policy impacts. Each DEVELOP project employs remote sensing applications and is student led under the guidance and support of science advisors from NASA and partner agencies. Consistent with the goals of the Applied Sciences Program, these projects are designed to fit into one or more of NASA’s Applications of National Priority, which include air quality, agriculture, natural disasters, ecological forecasting, public health, water resources, weather and climate.

 Students should expect to spend much of their time researching the scope of their project, employing NASA remote sensing information to address the needs of partners and end-users, as well as creating visualizations to properly display their data. Students will be expected to present their projects through PowerPoint and poster presentations.

Benefits of completing an internship through DEVELOP for Computer Science and Engineering students include:

  • Hourly pay and flexible schedule (min of 30hrs/max of 35hrs per week during the spring)
  • Educates students on how to properly present, promote, and (possibly) publish a finished project
  • Utilize programming skills for data processing
  • Helps students develop/improve research and communication skills
  • Fosters creative free thinking in a professional team environment
  • Puts students in contact with knowledgeable science advisors
  • NASA DEVELOP internships are excellent resume and grad school application builders

 The summer 2011 term will begin June 6 and end August 12. Dedicated students with a strong interest in remote sensing and/or earth sciences regardless of major are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by Monday February 28, 2011.

 More information, the list of locations of DEVELOP programs, and the application can be found at

 If you have any questions or desire further information  please feel free to contact:

Josh Stodghill
Student Director – NASA DEVELOP Program
Mobile County Health Department
251 N. Bayou St. – Room 407
Mobile, Al 36652
(251) 544-2123

UWF SWE Invitation

27 01 2011

**Late post but still wanted to recognize…

From Lisa Vallin, President of UWF Society of Women Engineers:

The Society of Women Engineers will be having a SWE’esta. Come join us in the University Commons Conference Room A Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a fun networking event with some of our professional members and a pinanta! The Society of Women Engineers is not just for women; ALL individuals are welcome to join. For more information, email Society of Women Engineers at Please try to RSVP by Friday to make sure we have plenty of free food at the taco bar for you. See you on Tuesday!

SARA-REU Summer Intern Program

12 12 2010

The Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy expects to host a “Research Experiences for Undergraduates” program sponsored by the National Science Foundation in the summer of 2011. Each SARA summer intern will work closely with a faculty mentor at one of the 10 SARA universities.  In addition to observing with the SARA 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, the summer activities will include a number of social events and excursions, as well as workshops on observational techniques data reduction, current events in astronomy, proposal writing, job opportunities in astronomy, and scientific ethics. Participants will present research results at a final workshop near the end of summer and the proceedings will be published in JSARA: The Journal of the Souteastern Association for Research in Astronomy (see

Stipend support for the program is $4500.  Housing is provided and travel to and from the program is supported, as is an observing run at Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Please visit our website at for more details and to complete an application.  The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 4, 2011.  Appointments will be announced beginning March 1, 2011.

The Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) is a consortium of 10 universities primarily in the southeastern United States, and students selected for the program may end up working at any one of the 10 institutes:  The Florida Institute of Technology, East Tennessee State University. , Florida International University, The University of Georgia, Valdosta State University, Clemson University, Ball State University, Agnes Scott College, University of Alabama, and Valparaiso University.

Students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year in college by Spring 2011 are invited to apply (graduating seniors and more advanced students are not eligible).  Applicants are not requried to be majors in Astronomy or Physics, though a demonstrated interest is essential.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents in good academic standing and are expected to have adequate preparation in basic science and math courses.

If you have questions prior to applying and after seeing the online documentation, please contact me.

Matt A. Wood, Professor
SARA NSF-REU Program Director
Dept. of Physics and Space Sciences
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL  32901-6975, USA