Announcements & Opportunities, January 2015

Fred W. Haise, OK A ’59, will be the featured keynote speaker at the 2015 Florida Chautauqua Assembly January 23-25. He was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 13, has logged 142 hours and 54 minutes in space, was a research pilot, and was a weather flight instructor in the U.S. Navy.

Haise joined Tau Beta Pi while pursuing his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Oklahoma. In 1970, he and the Apollo 13 crew received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He retired as president from Northrop Grumman Technical Services in 1996. For more biographical information, read the article from the Niceville (OK).

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Learn about the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children, sponsored by the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA). Applications are available from January thru March each year and more than 400 students from across 27 regions will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. For eligibility requirements, FAQs, and the online application visit the FEEA website.

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The Arizona State University (ASU) School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering “seeks applicants for a full time lecturer position beginning January 2015. This is a non-tenure track appointment with a fixed term academic year contract. A minimum of a M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related discipline and teaching experience in an undergraduate program is required.”

See the listing from The Chronicle of Higher Education for more details. Preference will be given to those candidates with a Ph.D. or near completion Ph.D. with proven teaching skills in undergraduate education. Professional experience in the areas of software application and systems development and a commitment to work collaboratively with a diverse student population is also desirable. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of each month thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit as a single PDF file, a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience, curriculum vita, teaching statement, and contact information for three references to cidse.lecturer@asu.edu.

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