Hybrid, Electric Car Race Draws 25 Student Teams

A record 25 student engineering teams designed, built and then raced hybrid and electric racecars in the April 29 – May 2 Formula Hybrid International Race, now in its sixth year. IEEE’s The Institute reported that teams from Brigham Young University and Universite de Sherbrooke, in Quebec, jointly won first place in the hybrid category. The Canadian team also won the Ford Efficiency Award for the best engineered and executed energy-efficient design.

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Deadline for NSF Undergraduate Research Awards

Full proposals are due September 12, 2012 for the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which supports active research participation by undergraduate students in areas funded by NSF. The program aims to “involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.”

Federal Career Pathways for Students, Grads

A new federal program launched in July 2012, aims to “place a welcome sign on federal service for students and recent graduates,” according to John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management. The Government Executive publication reports that the program includes tracks for current students, recent graduates, and Presidential Management Fellows.