Do Quantum Computing this summer – Jan 15 deadline

[you maybe have to currently be a junior? - Erica]

Be a part of world-class research this summer

Learn about quantum information processing and gain research experience

At the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) we have a couple of different learning opportunities available for undergraduate students interested in quantum information processing.

Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) – May 25-June 5
Start the summer with a two-week introduction to the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information processing which includes 30 hours in the labs. You will get the opportunity to interact with students from around world, work with graduate students, postdocs and IQC faculty. This program is fully funded – including your accommodations and food. You can also apply for travel bursaries.
Watch this quick video to get a feel for the full experience.

Undergraduate Research Award – all summer
Join us at IQC for the summer through an Undergraduate Research Award and work with one of our researchers – experimentalist or theorist. Not only will you enhance your research experience and prepare for your graduate studies and research career, but you get the chance to attend IQC seminars, lectures, and student talks. This is a unique opportunity to interact with an interdisciplinary research community.

Apply before January 15!
You can choose to only apply to attend USEQIP, to only apply for an Undergraduate Research Award, or apply for both.

  • If you want to apply to both, click the USEQIP button. Complete the application and check the appropriate box for the Undergraduate Research Award.*
  • If you only want to apply for USEQIP, click the USEQIP button. Complete the application but do NOT check the box for the Undergraduate Research Award.
  • If you only want to apply for the Undergraduate Research Award, click the URA button and complete the application.

*In the event that you are not invited to USEQIP, you will still be considered for an Undergraduate Research Award as we have more URA opportunities than spots in USEQIP.
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Apply now for the Google Anita Borg Scholarship!

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship – Deadline: January 15, 2015

Dr. Anita Borg (1949-2003) devoted her life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling the barriers that keep women and minorities from entering the computing and technology fields.  In honor of Anita’s vision, Google is proud to announce the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, awarding a group of female students each a $10,000 scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. All scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend a 3-day Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA in 2015.

Who Should Apply?

Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • be a female student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • maintain a strong academic record
  • exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science

For complete details, please visit us at http://www.google.com/anitaborg/us/

Deadline to apply: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Questions? Email us at anitaborgscholarship@google.com

The Google Anita Borg Scholarship program is also available to students studying computer science in Asia, Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and New Zealand. Visit www.google.com/anitaborg for complete details.

For more information about student opportunities at Google, please visit www.google.com/careers/students.  

Trusting Human Safety to Software: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

[An interesting event sponsored by CITP]

The conference will focus on the need for affirmative, preventative measures to be put in place to prevent physical harm from code-based machines and systems. Planned topics include medical devices and automotive software.

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Friend Center Convocation Room, Princeton University
This conference will be videotaped and livestreamed. Hashtag: #safersoftware

Please go to the event website for more detailed information and to RSVP.

https://citp.princeton.edu/thss/

Opportunities at Epic

If you’d like a career that is both challenging and meaningful, consider Epic, a worldwide leader in electronic health records.  We create and implement integrated software products for many of the largest healthcare organizations in the US, including Kaiser Permanente, Stanford and Yale, and we are expanding overseas.  Currently, 54% of Americans are taken care of by physicians who use Epic software.

We are now hiring for several technical teams, including Technical Services and Software Development.

TS: As a Technical Services Analyst at Epic, you’ll work with some of the most respected medical institutions in the country, advising them on best practices for their organization and cracking their toughest problems. After receiving comprehensive training to become an expert in our software, you’ll be a trusted source of technical knowledge for your customers, ensuring their organizations’ continued success.  Technical Services is a dynamic role where no two days are the same; it requires quick thinking, collaboration, and drive.  If you think you might be a fit, please inquire here: https://careers.epic.com/Inquiry/InquireNow/TS/79.

SD: Software Developers at Epic find themselves working at the junction of two growing fields, medicine and computer science.  At Epic, you’ll help create the best software for your users’ needs – from the massively scalable database to the user interface for visualizing complex information. You’ll meet with doctors, nurses, and other frontline professionals to understand their workflows and turn their needs into innovative software. Your work will help reduce medical errors, improve the management of chronic diseases, and find new ways to facilitate collaboration between patients and their care teams as you work to build multi-tier enterprise software for large healthcare organizations using a variety of technologies, as well as a variety of devices, from tablets to large wall-mounted screens.  If you think you’re a fit, please inquire here: https://careers.epic.com/Inquiry/InquireNow/SD/79.

SD Intern: As a software development intern at Epic, you’ll take ownership of a meaningful and challenging project that will help shape the future of healthcare. You’ll be mentored by brilliant colleagues, collaborate with fellow interns, and accomplish something that you can be proud of. We’ll make sure you have the knowledge you need to succeed, but you’ll hit the ground running and own your project in its entirety – from gaining an understanding of your users’ needs to handling design, development, testing and documentation.  We’ll give you a lot to do, and we’ll expect you to deliver something great. If you’re interested, you can submit your resume online athttps://careers.epic.com/Home/ViewPosition?id=270

Two Sigma- Women in STEM Workshop

Event information:

Spend a half day with us to learn more about Two Sigma at our Soho, New York City headquarters. Experience what it’s like to work here from the perspective of our women engineers and modelers. The event will kick off with breakfast and consist of presentations, panels, and a Q&A session. You’ll also have the opportunity to get inside tips on our recruiting process, work with recruiters on bolstering your resume, and learn how to ace your interviews. We’ll end the day with a networking lunch so that you can get to know our people. Please apply by 11/03/14 to be considered for a spot!

For students traveling from outside of NYC: 

We are happy to assist you in arranging travel plans and lodging. We will connect you with our travel agent to book your transportation and will reserve your hotel stay. In consideration of the distance you will be traveling and in appreciation for your attendance, Two Sigma will cover the cost of your trip, if you choose to go through our travel agency and stay in our hotel room block. Please note, any costs incurred for independent travel and/or accommodations will not be included or reimbursed, and you will be responsible for them individually if you elect to make your own arrangements.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch – FICC e-Trading Summer Program

As a part of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s FICC e-Trading Summer Analyst Program, you will help deliver innovative solutions and provide cutting-edge services to meet the complex financial objectives of our institutional clients.

Join our FICC e-Trading professionals for a special event to learn more about career opportunities in this exciting business.

Register your interest to attend: Send your resume to Kathryn.horn@bankofamerica.com with the email subject line FICC e-Trading Summer Analyst.

To support your application and impress us with your skills, we also recommend you join our FICC e-Trading challenge

FICC e-Trading Meet & Greet
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
6:30-7:30 PM
The Nassau Inn
Additional details to follow.

2015 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program

[various Princetonians have done and enjoyed this program, let us know if you want to talk to someone who's done it - Erica]

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (www.kpcb.com), a world-leading venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley, just announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2015 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program and they wanted us to share this with you.

The KPCB Fellows Program offers top college students an opportunity to gain significant experience working on unique and challenging technical, design and product problems. Over the course of a summer, fellows are employed at up-and-coming Silicon Valley startups, are mentored by executives within the company and invited to attend events with industry CEOs, leaders and executives.

You can learn more and apply at http://KPCBfellows.com.  Check out what the fellows experience is like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDgMHlm5gfg.

Some recent news articles:

Techcrunch

Fast Company

The Next Web

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to reach out to Justin at jsayarath@kpcb.com.

Shapeways 3D Printing Tech Talk Friday 10/3!

[Dale Markowitz of the Princeton Makers Collective is hosting a cool 3D printing event and wants you to come. It will probably be awesome. I mean, 3D printing, right?!]
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Did you know you can make 3D prints out of gold, brass, wax, ceramic, and more?
Who: Shapeways, a 3D printing company that manufactures your 3D
designs in a cornucopia of materials
What: Learn how to use 3D modeling tools for printing, pick up lots of swag and have pizza!
When: tech talk on Friday, October 3rd at 9:00 PM
 
Where: CITP Conference Room, Sherrerd Hall 3rd Floor
Hang out to hack/build/talk/eat afterwards!
See you there-
   Dale Markowitz
   Princeton Makers Collective