FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities
Ford Foundation fellowship Programs: Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the  Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs  website. 

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Application Deadline Dates: 
  • Predoctoral: December 13, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 
  • Dissertation: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 
  • Postdoctoral: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
2019 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for 2019. The DOE Scholars Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates pursuing a degree or who have a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline, or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.
 
Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DOE Scholars selected by the  Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  are given a Veteran's Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C.
 
Participant Support:
  • Undergraduate student stipend – minimum of $600 per week
  • Graduate student and post-graduate stipend – minimum of $650 per week
  • Travel reimbursement of inbound and outbound costs up to $1,000 for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned hosting site

How to Apply:  Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
 
Application deadline:  December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
 
For more information : Visit  https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars  or contact  doescholars@orau.org .
Job Opportunities
Assistant/Associate Professor
Purdue University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering with a joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering, academic year, tenure track.
Assistant Professor- Controlled Environment Engineering for Urban Agriculture
Texas A&M

This is a 12 month AgriLife Research appointment, which reports to Center Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Dallas, and the Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department Head. 
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Penn State University

This is a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position with a 65% research and 35% teaching
appointment.
Assistant Professor - Water Resources Engineering
Texas A&M

This is a 9 month COALS, 1 month AgriLife Research appointment, tenure track position, which reports to Biological & Agricultural Engineering Dept. Head.
Lecturer/Assistant Professor (two positions)
UCD Dublin

The UCD School of Biosystems wishes to recruit two permanent faculty at Lecturer/Assistant Professor grade who will play a key role in the development and delivery of the School's taught and research programmes. 
Course Announcements
The course FABENG 5540 – Biomass Conversion to Bioenergy will be offered as a combined undergraduate/graduate session on Spring 2019. The course will include topics in bioeneconomy status and prospects, biomass preprocessing and pretreatment, biological and thermochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels and bioproducts, and biosystems analysis. Class will meet Tue, Wed, Thu, 8:00 - 8:55 am. Class evaluation include homework assignments, a term paper and presentation, and a final take-home exam.
Other Opportunities
New Academic Integrity Resources
As Ohio State embraces online learning and assessment, new resources are available to ensure academic integrity.  Proctorio , for example, was selected as the university’s enterprise solution for remote proctoring earlier this year. But proctoring is just one way to protect the integrity of our courses. Teaching strategies such as authentic assessments challenge students to demonstrate their knowledge in new ways, and also deter misconduct. Instructors should pull from a broad toolset of academic integrity resources throughout their course.

To learn more, explore  Academic Integrity Resources  offered by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning