ISA DISTRICT 10 – INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTOMATION AWARD

Number of Awards: 2
Award Value(s): Each award will be for the amount of US$750.00 and will be announced in November of each year
Criteria Selection:
• Instrumentation Engineering Technology Program – enrolled in a post-secondary automation related program in Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, or Northwest Territories)
• Academic achievement (Minimum GPA 3.00 (75%)) in from previous year studies.
• Essay (250 words) describing your industry involvement, future goals, and your ambitions in Automation
• Must be a member of ISA (International Society of Automation)
• Preference may be given to students with proof of financial need
• With the successful application, an award letter will be issued with the award cheque in December of each year.
• The award can only be received one time by a single individual
Application Process:
• Applications to be submitted to immediate past District 10 District Vice President from Western Canada
• For 2017 this is Ian Verhappen ian.verhappen@cima.ca
• Deadline for students to apply: October 31
Selection Process:
• The District 10 Scholarship committee consist of two (2) representatives from each active Section in Western Canada
• Chairperson is immediate past District 10 District Vice President from Western Canada who will compile and distribute applications to Committee members by Remembrance day each year
• Committee will determine the award recipient based on all criteria components

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Funded PhD position (Materials processing monitoring and control)

Applications are invited for fully funded PhD position (NOT MS) for  January 2018 0r (September 2018) at Distributed Parameter Systems Laboratory (DPSLab) in the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering University of Alberta. This project is jointly sponsored by industrial partner and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Requirements: To be considered student must demonstrate a knowledge of Finite Element Method. In particular, we require that you know to solve heat and linear elasticity equation on 2 dimensional square domain (we request that you write small computational problem (20 by 20-square grid elements) and solve it and in addition computer code should be attached). The project is on monitoring and control of material processing and these are required skills. 

  • Mechanical Engineering Department with the strong background in Finite Element Analysis (FEM), control and/or fluids, dynamical systems theory.
  • Chemical Engineering Department with strong knowledge of transport-phenomena, thermodynamics, computational methods and control.
  •  Electrical Engineering students with interest in control, optimization and computational methods.
  • Computer Science students interested in robotics and  computational methods, are encourage to apply.
  • The potential student candidates  from B.S. obtained from school of Mathematics and Applied/Engineering Physics are also encouraged to apply by first contacting me by e-mail.

We provide highly competitive compensation package.

Student applicants from major Chinese Universities are encourage to contact me early  since their immigration paperwork deadlines are earlier than for other students.

The applicants from Iran are encouraged to apply providing  that they have at least ~16.5-17.00/20 GPA for their undergraduate studies (not in MS program) or/and that they have already demonstrated research (publication) potential. If they are also SAMPAD students this is additional plus.

We are looking in demonstration of your excellence (papers, presentations, recommendations and/or your ability to reproduce some of our results).

We accept  students who are ready to develop certain skills and we do not hire for the projects but for the skills development.

If you are having MS degree from any of engineering departments you have higher chance to be considered. It is rarely that undergraduate students can match any of our requirements and jump on the board directly from the undergraduate program, unless they started preparing themselves in advanced to transition to graduate studies in our particular field.

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Fully Funded Graduate Students Opportunities

CNPq Brazil Scholarship Application Details: 

PhD, Visiting PhD, and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applicants 

First call: deadline is June 1st for a Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb start 

Second Call: Application opens July 1st, 2017 and closes September 1st, 2017 for a Mar/April/May/June 2018 start 

http://cnpq.br/bolsas-no-exterior1

 

CONICYT Chile Scholarship Application Details: 

Deadline for PhD Degree Applicants – April 192017- for September 2017 admission. 

Applicants will require a letter of admission to accompany their application to CONICYT. 

http://www.conicyt.cl/becasconicyt/2017/01/18/becas-de-doctorado-en-el-extranjero-becas-chile-convocatoria-2017/

 

CONACYT Mexico Scholarship Application Details: 

PhD Scholarships: 

Applications open April 17, 2017 and close June 16, 2017

http://www.conacyt.mx/index.php/convocatorias-becas-extranjeros/convocatorias-becas-al-extranjero-1/convocatorias-abiertas-becas-al-extranjero/13557-convocatoria-becas-al-extranjero-2017/file

 

Master & PhD Scholarships from States of Chihuahua & Aguascalientes: 

These scholarships have priority areas in engineering, energy, environment, agriculture, and technology. 

Applications close May 5, 2017

 

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ISA announces it is accepting applications for its 2017 educational scholarships

ISA announces it is accepting applications for its 2017 educational scholarships

Application deadline is 15 February 2017

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (23 August 2016)—The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces that it is accepting applications for its wide range of 2017 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control.

ISA educational scholarships—which fund tuition, related expenses and research initiatives—are distributed annually to undergraduate students at two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and to graduate students.

More than 65,000 in scholarship funds are expected to be distributed in 2017. Top awards are given to two undergraduate winners. Scholarship award amounts will vary. For answers to frequently asked questions regarding ISA educational scholarships, click here.

Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting a completed application form or by calling ISA at +1 919-549-8411. The application deadline is 15 February 2017.

ISA awards scholarships from the ISA Educational Foundation Scholarship fund; through the ISA Executive Board; through ISA technical divisions, sections, and districts; and through endowments of generous gifts from supporters. More details on these various scholarships are included below.

Educational Foundation Scholarship
Recipients of awards are full-time college or university students in either a graduate, undergraduate, or two-year degree program with at least an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students should be enrolled in a program in automation and control or a closely related field.

ISA Executive Board Scholarship
These funds are provided by past and present members of ISA’s Executive Board. Preference is given to applicants with demonstrated leadership capabilities. Award amount varies.

Named Awards
Funds are provided by families or groups in honor of specific people.

ISA Technical Division Scholarship
ISA technical divisions offer scholarships that are processed through each the division. Contacts for each division are outlined on the ISA Technical Division Scholarships web page. Certain divisions, such as the Chemical and Petroleum Industry Division, the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division, The Power Industry Division and the Water and Wastewater Industry Division, request that completed applications be sent to the specific contact person identified on each division’s scholarships web page.

ISA Section and District Scholarships
Funds are provided by specific ISA sections and districts.

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New graduate student (PhD) position available September 2017

Applications are invited for fully funded PhD position (NOT MS) for  September 2017 in a collaborative research project with industry  at Distributed Parameter Systems Laboratory (DPSLab) in the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering University of Alberta. This project is jointly sponsored by industrial partner and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Requirement (Position 1): To be considered student must demonstrate a knowledge of Finite Element Method. In particular, we require that you know to solve heat and momentum equation on 2 dimensional square domain (we request that you write small computational problem (20 by 20-square grid elements) and solve it and in addition computer code should be attached). The project is on control of material processing and these are required skills. 

Requirements (Position 2): We are looking for highly motivated students with stellar academic record and interest in process control. In particular, students from:

  • Mechanical Engineering Department with the strong background in Finite Element Analysis (FEM), control and/or fluids, dynamical systems theory.
  • Chemical Engineering Department with strong knowledge of transport-phenomena, thermodynamics, computational methods and control.
  •  Electrical Engineering students with interest in control, optimization and computational methods.
  • Computer Science students interested in robotics and  computational methods, are encourage to apply.
  • The potential student candidates  from B.S. obtained from school of Mathematics and Applied/Engineering Physics are also encouraged to apply by first contacting me by e-mail.

We provide highly competitive compensation package.

Student applicants from major Chinese Universities are encourage to contact me early  since their immigration paperwork deadlines are earlier than for other students.

The applicants from Iran are encouraged to apply providing  that they have at least ~16.5-17.00/20 GPA for their undergraduate studies (not in MS program) or/and that they have already demonstrated research (publication) potential. If they are also SAMPAD students this is additional plus.

An excellent recommendation is to reproduce simulation results from our recent articles.

ABSOLUTELY!!!! DO NOT WRITE LENGTHY LETTERS SAYING:

  • that you want to join our lab since “we share common research interest”
  • "statements on our esteemed guidance"
  • "diversify social and cultural perspective"
  • "make world better place"

Having any of the above in your application just demonstrates how far you are from real understanding of graduate program at U of Alberta.

We are looking in demonstration of your excellence (papers, presentations, recommendations and/or your ability to reproduce some of our results).

We accept  students who are ready to develop certain skills and we do not hire for the projects but for the skills development.

If you are having MS degree from any of engineering departments you have higher chance to be considered. It is rarely that undergraduate students can match any of our requirements and jump on the board directly from the undergraduate program, unless they started preparing themselves in advanced to transition to graduate studies in our particular field.

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ISA Edmonton Student Competition October 16-17

 

On behalf of ISA Edmonton Student Section, we would like to invite you to the inaugural ISA Edmonton Student Competition that will be held on October 16th and 17th 2015 around the NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta. It will host students from various schools across Alberta such as the U of A, NAIT, SAIT, U of C etc. It is a perfect opportunity for students to collaborate with their peers, network with industry professionals, explore scenarios and solve problems that are not typically simulated in the school lab environment. Since this event is being held during the NAIT open house, it also gives an opportunity to explore different programs at NAIT.

Each school will send their students along with one instructor / representative to NAIT, Edmonton Alberta. They will be housed for three evenings at Comfort Inn. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner will be provided for the participants and representatives over the course of the three days they are here. We will also provide transit passes to you so that you can travel easily during your stay.

We would also request the participants to bring their cameras for the photo contest that will be held on the first day of the event. All the participants will face similar technical challenges. Training will also be provided on the first day of the event. The challenges will include interpretation and use of electronic, electrical, pneumatic and mechanical schematics. Installing and commissioning electrical, pneumatic and mechanical systems. Configuring, testing and modifying a sequential mechanism controlled by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). As well as programming a PLC.

Participation in this event will not only give you a chance to socialize with other students but also improve your technical skills.

Please let us know by September 25th, 2015 if you will be joining us.

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A scholarship is a terrible thing to waste

A scholarship is a terrible thing to waste.

Students can't win academic scholarships if they don't apply. ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential in the fields of automation and control. ISA scholarships cover tuition and related expenses as well as research activities and initiatives.

Feel free to download fliers here to distribute at your school or organization.

To guarantee consideration, students are encouraged to complete and submit an application as soon as possible. The deadline for application submission is 15 February 2015.

For more details, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit www.isa.org/scholarships, or call ISA at +1 919-549-8411.

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CTRF Scholarship

Scholarships for Graduate Study in Transportation

2015 - 2016

The CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH FORUM (CTRF) encourages graduate students to specialize in the transportation field through its scholarship program. CTRF encourages students to apply and submit work in either English or French. The mission is to develop highly qualified personnel who will eventually join and contribute to the transportation profession. Therefore, CTRF, in cooperation with several other organizations, is offering scholarships worth between $4,000 and $6,000 each, for the academic year 2015-2016. Preference is given to (but not limited to) graduate students applying for and entering Masters or PhD programs and current graduate students in the process of choosing research topics for thesis or graduating essays.

Scholarships are sponsored by organizations including Transport Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway, CN, as well as other companies and individuals. To be considered for a CTRF Scholarship sponsored by Transport Canada, the applicant's research or study must be focused on one of the following three areas: Economics, Efficiency and Competitiveness in Transportation; Transportation Safety and Security; and Sustainable Transportation. Applicants are encouraged to review details of the Transport Canada program at http://www.ctrf.ca/AwardsProgram/TransportCanadaScholarship.html.

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ISA Edmonton’s Annual Student Night

JANUARY 26, 2015 | NEST TAPHOUSE GRILL, NAIT

You are invited to partake in ISA Edmonton’s Annual Student Night. Our theme this year is “Speed Networking” with an Automation Professional. The evening will begin with appetizers and you will have the chance to mingle 150 students from both Nait and the U of A. This is how it’s going to work: 2 to 3 students will have a chance to speak to 1 automation professional for 5 minutes before they move to the next. You can go to  http://www.isaedmonton.org.plshost.net/events-education/student-night/  for more details about the event and to register. Please RSVP to info@isaedmonton.org.

The cost is free for automation professional and a maximum of 50 Professional will be allow to register due to limited space of our venue, you must RSVP to attend. First come first serve.

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AIChE Meeting Atlanta 16-21 November

Post-doctoral fellows and/or graduate students interested in joining our group are welcome to schedule to talk with me during the forthcoming annual AIChE meeting in Atlanta. Please send me an e-mail ahead of the time and attach a CV.

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