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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG) 2010 Application Now Open!

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG) is a renowned Department of Defense fellowship program available to students in the beginning stages of their graduate studies and applications for the program are now available at

Each spring, government agencies including: the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCM), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsor 200 students with awards.

These awards include full tuition and mandatory fee coverage, a monthly stipend to off-set additional costs incurred,  and up to $1,000 in health insurance per academic year. The award lasts for 36-months and is portable to any U.S. academic institution.

The fifteen supported program disciplines include:
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering,
  • Biosciences,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Chemistry,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Cognitive/Neural/Behavioral Sciences,
  • Computer and Computational Sciences,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Geosciences,
  • Materials Science and Engineering,
  • Mathematics,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering,
  • Oceanography,
  • Physics.

Students applying must have no more than two years of full-time graduate study completed at the time an application submission and all applications for the 2011 award are due by December 17, 2010.

If any questions should arise, please feel free to direct all correspondence to our program’s e-mail account ( All inquiries will be responded to as soon as possible. If questions require an immediate response, there is an application and program FAQ on online as well that you can find at


The NDSEG Program Team at ASEE
American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street NW #600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:(202) 331-3546

Still using the SciFinder Scholar client software? Read on . . .


For all SciFinder Scholar Users:

We are nearing the end of our migration from the old SciFinder Scholar client software to the newer Web interface.

The migration process began in May 2009.  So far, almost 1,000 UT-Austin users have registered for SF-Web accounts.  However, our usage statistics make it clear that many more users have yet to make the switch, and if you haven’t you are now facing low odds of successfully connecting using the client method.  This is because most of the “seats” that we have access to are now assigned to the Web interface, where success rates are near 100%.  While it’s understandable that some people are reluctant to switch for various reasons, the client is obsolete and doesn’t offer the same features as the Web.

On September 1, we will be turning off access to the client altogether in order to complete the transition and re-unify the UT System’s pool of shared seats.

To continue to use SciFinder, everyone who hasn’t already done so needs to register for a Web account.   Begin the web registration process at

Please also make sure all your group colleagues are aware of this.

If you have any questions, please contact:

David Flaxbart, Mallet Chemistry Library

flaxbart [at]


Libraries’ Fair returns

The University of Texas Libraries will host their 2nd Annual Libraries’ Fair on the plaza of the Perry-Castañeda Library from 11:30am-1:30pm, Wednesday, April 14.

The Fair brings together the ten campus branches of the Libraries to raise awareness of services and resources all around the campus of UT, and to support Research Week, occurring April 12-16.

Booths at the Fair will be staffed by representatives of each library who can answer questions and provide information related to undergraduate research and library support of said, in general.

There will be food, fun and games of skill and knowledge for prizes, so come out an enjoy the day while supporting your Libraries.

More Fair info at Tex Libris: