NEWS & UPDATES
COLLEGE NEWS
DEAN'S MESSAGE:
 
Thank you to all of the firms who made our two-day Career Fair a huge success! We appreciate the time, feedback to students and us, and the opportunity to touch base and share the positive things happening here.  

Students take note. I have previously spoken of our Professional Advisory Council, the valuable insights and support they offer us. After hearing a presentation about the collaborate studios and understanding the benefit of synergy that comes from effective collaborative efforts, they acted in direct response and have endowed a fund to support The PAC College of Architecture Prize! Click here to learn more and how to submit your work for this prestigious award!

Katherine S. Ankerson

ADVISING CORNER
The AIA Nebraska has announced several scholarship opportunities for architecture students in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of the undergraduate program AND the Master of Architecture Program.  The winners will be announced at the College of Architecture Scholarships and Awards ceremony on March 31st.   

To apply, click here.  Deadline for application is Monday, March 13th at 5 p.m.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
AIAS 
Midwest Quad Conference is March 9-12th, in Chicago . If interested, March 1st is the last day to register at snafooquad.com. Conference is full of great tours around Chicago, firm visits, and keynote speakers. Please email mariah.tobin@huskers.unl.edu if planning to attend. 

Date: March 1 
Time: 4:30 am
Place: Architecture Hall Room: South Barn

Come hear about the upcoming events, grab some food, and run for executive positions. AIAS Executive Board is a great and easy way to boost your leadership skills. Positions available: President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, Freedom By Design Director, Social Media Director, Events Director, and Mentorship Director. The position of AXP/ARE Student Advisor is also open. Look for an email regarding these elections later in the month.

AIAS Beaux Arts Ball       
Date: April 7th
Time:  9 pm
Location: TBD

Tau Sigma Delta:

Date: March 8
Time: 6 pm
Location: Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill

Having issues modeling your project? Need help with digital workflow?
Tau Sigma Delta's Digital Design Help Desk is every Wednesday in the Barn from 7pm - 10pm. Open to all students, TSD members are available to help you with any questions or issues relating to design software, including Revit, Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe Suites and more!

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE:

This week the LARC 211 design studio is presenting their final projects for The Blind Landscape project. The Blind Landscape consists of three site-less exercises joining selective typological landscape factors with material or phenomenal conditions as a means to generate landscape form and evaluate its consequences. The typological factors—circulation, canopy, landform and figure/field—are studied through the manipulation of selected precedent projects. Material and phenomenal characteristics include light and shade, moisture, texture and permeability. The goal of the project is to introduce students to a range of useful precedents as embodied knowledge and emphasize an iterative workflow allowing for agility as we build spatial arguments through drawing, modeling and critical evaluation of design proposals.

-Sarah Karle

COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING

Development of an innovative use of drones to monitor wetlands is the thrust of a three-year research project, funded by a $203,220 research grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and directed by Principal Investigator Dr. Zhenghong Tang, Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning.

This project, entitled “Innovative Technology (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle [UAV]) for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,” is focusing on the design and development of methods for the use of drones, with optical and other specialized measuring devices attached, to record the condition of subject wetlands at the times of the drone flights. More - 

INTERIOR DESIGN

It is hard to believe that this week we will find ourselves in the month of March! It seemed as I was checking in with faculty and students this past week in the Interior Design Program, that last week’s Career Fair marked the beginning of a busy and active next couple of weeks for everyone. I will be sure and keep you all updated on the events as they unfold.

Last week, 3rd year interior design students wrapped up their work on their first project semester, where they proposed design strategies for the Husker Business Lab. This lab will serve as a student run retail operation in the new College of Business Administration (CBA) building. More-
ARCHITECTURE
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES 
STUDENT COMPETITIONS
The theme of the contest is sacred architecture in Senegal (Africa), in fact the name of the competition is "Kaira Looro Competition" (Architecture for Peace "in Mandinka language). The initiative has two objectives:  the development of research in architecture  on issues of social emergencies and sustainable architecture, and  contributing to a humanitarian emergency  in Senegal that our organization wants to solve, in fact competition all entries will be entirely donated to the humanitarian project "A Bridge for life" which aims to improve living conditions  80,000 people in emergency . For more information on this project can visit the official website:  www.balouosalo.com .

Early registration: from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3
Normal registration: from February 14 to March 10  
Late registration: March 11 to April 2
Competitions deadline: April 23  

This  program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.

Registration Deadline: March 29

Submission Deadline: May 24  

INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & MORE

UCARE:
Attention Students:
The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program provides undergraduate researchers the opportunity to learn from faculty mentors and engage in research and creative projects during the summer and academic year and receive a $2,400 stipend. Students with 30-120 credit hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 by the end of the spring 2017 semester are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Members,
Are you currently seeking an undergraduate researcher to work in your lab? Check this out!

Sasaki 2017 Summer Internship

Opportunity to work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team of designers and tackle some of the world’s most interesting design and planning challenges? Apply now!

Submission Deadline: Feb. 27

Be Original Americas Summer Design Fellowship

Be Original Americas’ 7-week Summer Design Fellowship program will introduce two college students to all facets of creating innovative, high-quality products, from research, design, and manufacturing to marketing and distribution through hands-on, in-the-field learning.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 28

SCAPE Studio Internship Opportunity

Submission Deadline: March 1

SWA/Balsley Internship Opportunity

SWA/Balsley is offering a full-time paid internship opportunity from approximately July to December to a student with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and exemplary design and technical skills.   

Submission Deadline: March 16 

Shepley Bulfinch Summer Design Fellowship

Their fellowship gives a promising architecture student the opportunity to spend ten weeks this summer immersed in real design problems and collaborative solutions in their Boston design studio.

Submission Deadline: March 18 

EDSA Internship Opportunity

Submission Deadline: April 15 

NPCA Internship Database

Being launched this month, students can search for internship opportunities within the precast concrete industry. Check back often as more internships will be posted soon.

Summer Serviceship Opportunities with the Nebraska Rural Futures Institute

The University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute is offering great serviceship opportunities for this summer. You can get paid $3,500 to spend two weeks in training and nine weeks at a rural site (free housing) engaging in community work.  They are looking for students with a variety of interests in communications, marketing, journalism, public policy, leadership, etc.  It's a great way to get career experience and paid! 

Submission Deadline: March 1

Meet The GREEN Hawai'i Program
​​Sustainable Community Food Systems, Energy,
& The World Youth Congress

Hawaiʻi’s sequestered location is a fascinating case study for agriculture and energy independence as its own microcosm of the world home to its unique Polynesian culture.

Submission Deadline: Programs fill on a first-come, first-serve basis

More Jobs!

Check out the College of Architecture website for additional internship and job opportunities

Plus, University of Nebraska Career Services encourages you to view a few of their new Full-Time Job postings at Husker Hire Link (HHL). Check them out!

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

AIA South Dakota

AIA South Dakota offers a unique $2,500 scholarship to architecture students with South Dakota roots. I know that your program has successfully recruited and educated a good number of South Dakotans. Applications are open for the 2017 AIA South Dakota Enrichment Award. This unique award allows students the flexibility to craft an individual proposal for an enrichment experience supporting their academic and professional goals.  

Submission Deadline: The deadline is March 17 

National Precast Concrete Association Foundation (NPCAF) Scholarship

This program provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students pursuing degrees in fields related to construction. These can include: engineering, architecture, construction management, business, sustainable building management, and more.  

Submission Deadline: March 20

Tom Cory Scholarship

Tom Cory was a founding member of the Architectural Precast Association (APA) and in his honor, the APA developed the Tom Cory Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one deserving student in an architecture program. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact us.

Submission Deadline: March 31

Dan Williamson Lecture  
Date: March 1
Time:11:30-12:30 pm
Location: Center Gallery

Date: March 1 
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Architecture Hall Room: South Barn
(Be on the look out for an email if interested in running for an executive position.)

AIAS Beaux Arts Ball      Date: April 7th
Time:  9 pm
Location: TBD

Tau Sigma Delta Annual Dinner

Date: March 8
Time: 6 pm
Location: Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill

Date:  March 15
T ime: 4 pm
Place:  Richards Hall ,  Room 15
EXTERNAL EVENTS:
Date: Feb. 28
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Location:  Nebraska Union Room: Colonial A

Date: March 9-12th,
Place: Chicago . If interested March 1st is the last day to register at snafooquad.com. Conference is full of great tours around Chicago, firm visits, and keynote speakers. Please email mariah.tobin@huskers.unl.edu if planning to attend.  

Date: April 4
Place: Nebraska Union

Date: May 24-27 
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