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Member Opportunities

From time to time, our friends and partners pass along opportunities for our members that range from scholarships and special programs to competitions and research studies. As a service to our members, we are sharing those opportunities here as we receive them. Please take a look to see what suits you and check back from time to time to see new listings.


Please take a look to see what suits you and check back from time to time to see new listings.


Inclusive STEM Teaching Project online course

Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program
Enroll by October 2, 2023

Six-week course which encourages learners to advance awareness, self-efficacy, and ability to cultivate inclusive classroom environments, support learner development as a reflective, inclusive practitioner; engage in reflection and discussion around topics of equity and inclusion across a variety of institutional contexts; implement inclusive teaching methods in classes which will remove common barriers and enhance learning in STEM for all students.

Our community now comprises nearly 10,000 faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff. In addition, there are nearly 300 trained facilitators running optional learning communities at institutions around the country.

AIAA Diversity Scholars Program

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Deadline: October 11, 2023

Students selected for an AIAA Diversity Scholarship will receive the following, covered by the Diversity Scholarship Program:

  • Roundtrip coach airfare 
  • Conference registration (includes access to all networking events)
  • Hotel room for the duration of the conference in host hotel
  • A customized schedule 
  • Special small-group meetings with aerospace industry leaders
  • The opportunity to make new friends that will last a lifetime

In 2023, all programs are scheduled to be in-person. In the event government actions around COVID-19 cause the cancellation of an AIAA Forum, or AIAA determines that the health and safety situation warrant the cancellation of a forum, activities will be transitioned to a virtual format and students will have the opportunity to participate as Diversity Scholars.

To be eligible to participate in the AIAA Diversity Scholars program, student applicants must satisfy the eligibility requirements below:

  • Must be studying at an accredited college/university in the 50 U.S. states or one of its dependent territories
  • Must be an undergraduate, masters, or Ph.D. student
  • If you previously attended an in-person event as a Diversity Scholar or as a participant in the International Student Conference, you are ineligible to apply
  • If applying to the ASCEND event, applicants who are younger than 21 years of age will need to be accompanied by a companion 21 years or old

A completed application requires the following information from all applicants

  • Basic information about you
  • Your university and degree information
  • Gender identity
  • Racial or ethnic identification
  • Age
  • A resume or CV (optional, to help judges learn more about your background)
  • Answers to three short-answer essay questions

Applications take an average of 30 minutes to complete.

2024 Enrico Fermi Presidential Award Call for Nominations

U.S. Department of Energy
Submit Nomination By July 10, 2023

DOE has issued a call for nominations for the 2024 Enrico Fermi Presidential Award. One of the most prestigious science and technology awards bestowed by the U.S. government, the Fermi Award recognizes individual(s) of international stature for exceptional scientific, technical, policy, and/or management achievements related to the broad missions of the DOE and its programs to address energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

  • The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, July 10, 2023
  • Nominations must include a letter summarizing the candidate’s achievements, three to six letters of support, CV, and short bibliography
  • An independent panel of eminent, international experts is convened by the DOE to review nominations
  • Final award selections are made by the President of the United States
  • Winners receive a citation signed by the President of the United States and the Secretary of Energy, a gold-plated medal bearing the likeness of Enrico Fermi and an honorarium of $100,000
  • In the event the award is given to more than one individual in the same year, the recipients share the honorarium equally

Minority Climate Survey

Texas A&M University, Computer Science Department
Apply By August 22, 2023

Goal of the Survey is to learn about barriers that Hispanics face while trying to get an engineering degree at Texas A&M University.

This survey is an IRB survey and is only allowed for Texas A&M University Students to fill out.