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Other Opportunities

Students Using Data for Social Good (SUDS) Now Accepting Applications for Executive Board

Are you interested in managing the lifecycle of a software project or developing a project with a non-profit client? Or creating events to help improve others' data analysis skills? Join the executive board at Students Using Data for Social Good (SUDS)! (You don't have to be a current member of SUDS to join our executive board). If this sounds like an interesting opportunity to you, apply for the following positions: Data Project Chair, Digital Strategy Chair, and Events Chair. Read the Future SUDS Board Handbook and apply! (Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis) Open to all CMU undergrads to help diversify the way projects are approached.

Consider Research for Fall 2020!

One of the greatest advantages of attending a research university like Carnegie Mellon is the opportunity to participate in the research that faculty are pursuing.  If this appeals to you, consider the Dietrich College First Year-Sophomore Research Training Courses for fall 2020. 

Research Training Courses are semester-long, structured independent studies for Dietrich College first year and sophomore students, designed to give students some real research experience working with a faculty member in a current project or lab, and in so doing to stimulate and nurture further interest in research in future semesters.

Benefits of taking a Research Training Course: 

  • Dietrich College students have first priority in taking these courses; registration will be open only to Dietrich College students through registration week, and then will be open to other first year students and sophomores after that week
  • Establish a working connection with a faculty member 
  • Learn crucial research skills
  • Have a one-on-one learning experience 

View a current listing of fall 2020 Research Training Courses and application and eligibility requirements. 

Read more about the benefits of RTC.

Take the Fitness Challenge, Virtually

The Department of Athletics and Recreation is hosting a Social Distancing Fitness Challenge. It’s a little friendly competition between members of the campus community — students, faculty and staff — to see who moves the most. Enter how many minutes you worked out, what the activity was and the time you worked out on the spreadsheet! Sign up by adding your name to the tracking form.

Athletics and Recreation is also offering GroupX classes online via GroupX On Demand.

Guided Weekly Meditation Sessions Offered

The University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Integrative Medicine are offering two free, weekly guided meditations to anyone interested. The Zoom links will be the same each week. You can use any device with a camera and mic (laptop, iPad, computer, or with a smartphone with the free Zoom app).

  • Monday Evenings: 5:30 to 6 p.m. meditation, 6 to 6:30 p.m. discussion with Carol Greco
    Connect via Zoom | Meeting ID: 995 197 2492
  • Tuesday Lunchtime: 12 to 12:45 p.m. meditation with Kelly Beck
    Connect via Zoom | Meeting ID: 162-354-011

CaPS, UHS Offering Services Remotely

Counseling & Psychological Services (CaPS) is able to provide telemental health distance counseling services using Zoom Healthcare, a secure and confidential virtual platform, for students who are located within the state of Pennsylvania. For out-of-state students, CaPS offers Thriving Campus as a search tool to find providers or can guide you individually to find a provider in your area.

University Health Services (UHS) is offering telehealth services. Call 412-268-2157, option 2, to discuss your needs. Please do not walk into the health center.

CMU Pantry Pick Up Hours

Residence on Fifth (4700 Fifth Avenue, First Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

The CMU Pantry is a resource for undergraduate and graduate students to help combat food insecurity on campus.

  • Monday, March 30, 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 3, 3 to 5 p.m.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship (SURA) Program

Are you new to research and looking to get started? Would you like to have an immersive research experience this summer, but aren’t ready to write a research proposal or apply to a competitive program?  The Summer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship (SURA) may be for you! 

What SURA is:

  • An entry-level summer research experience where students work closely with faculty to learn how to do research in their field;
  • A great way to earn tuition-free credit in the summer for the research hours you complete (up to 9 units possible);
  • An opportunity to learn more about research design and proposal development, along with getting to know a faculty mentor.

Who is eligible:

  • First-and-second-year students (juniors may be eligible; please contact Richelle Bernazzoli if you would like to discuss your case);
  • Students with little to no research experience;
  • All fields welcome!

How to enroll:

  • Review the information at our SURA webpage, including relevant program dates.
  • Secure a faculty research advisor with whom you can do research this summer (see our tips at the SURA webpage).
  • Complete the verification form with your proposed faculty research advisor and return it to Jennifer Weidenhof no later than Monday, June 1. 

Questions? Feel free to schedule an appointment with the URO via Handshake (Choose “Specialized Appointments”, then “Undergraduate Research and Fellowship/Scholarship Appointments”).