Fourteen years of civil war has ravaged Liberia and left it in economic ruin and without a stable infrastructure; nothing was spared from the terrors of war. After the war ended in 2003, USAID began working to help Liberia recover and reach its development goals. Through the EHELD Project (Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development), USAID is helping Liberia improve its education, one of the institutions that was devastated by war.
The AbilityOne® Design Challenge, in partnership with the ASEE Design in Engineering Education Division, encourages students to develop assistive technologies that empower people with disabilities to overcome barriers to employment. The design challenge is a service learning opportunity for students in grades 9-12 in the High School Program or any college student or student team at the graduate or undergraduate level in the University Program that also enhances science, engineering and technology skills. University students work throughout the academic year and are eligible to win cash prizes up to $10,000.
The ASEE Student Division was created at the 2007 Annual Conference and Exposition to provide student members a voice and home within the national organization. Student Division objectives for ASEE student members include: fostering programs at regional and national ASEE meetings; promoting the development at ASEE Student Chapters at local campuses; participating in local K-12 STEM education activities; promoting graduate school opportunities for undergrads; promoting scholarships, fellowships, and post-doctoral opportunities; providing opportunities for students to gain insight into academic careers and teaching practices; developing ties between Division members and ASEE Corporate members; developing international opportunities; developing the next generation of ASEE leaders; and building a community of student members. Join them on Facebook.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), administered by ASEE, helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG), administered by ASEE, is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.