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Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by scheffc » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:58 pm

Year: 1st year of MS / PhD
Major: Applied Physics
Facility: Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Crane, Indiana
Interview: None
Award portal: Temp Closed.
GPA: None for graduate studies (1st term). 3.6 for undergrad.

I found out about this 3 weeks before the deadline, so I'm glad everything worked out in the end. Long application process with all the delays!

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by BatemanK » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:22 am

shoecked2 wrote:Year: 1st year PhD
Major: Chemical Engineering
Facility: Army ERDC Environmental Lab Vicksburg, MS.
Award Portal: Incorrect Password/Username for https://www.grosseteste.com/bathmate-go ... ew-results the Bathmate Goliath.
Interviews: 1 phone interview in November, on campus visit with a researcher in February, and on-site tour/visit in March.
GPA: 3.87 PhD, 3.67 undergraduate


Closed?

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by shocked2 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:49 am

Year: 1st year PhD
Major: Chemical Engineering
Facility: Army ERDC Environmental Lab Vicksburg, MS.
Award Portal: Incorrect Password/Username
Interviews: 1 phone interview in November, on campus visit with a researcher in February, and on-site tour/visit in March.
GPA: 3.87 PhD, 3.67 undergraduate

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by shocked » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:06 pm

I just received an award offer this afternoon!

year: 1st year masters
degree: Electrical Engineering
SF: Naval Air Warfare Center - weapons division, Pt. Mugu, CA
portal: incorrect username (even this morning...yes, I was still praying)
interview: one super informal interview with one of the lead engineers, no real interview questions asked. more of a conversation about interests and how things work for them.
GPA: 3.8 undergrad

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by Barely » Thu May 25, 2017 7:08 pm

year: finished 2nd year grad school
degree: Computational & applied mathematics
SF: AFRL/RV, Kirtland AFB
Portal: incorrect username :( .... till today!
Interview: 2 phone interviews (Kirkland included) and was recommended by both
GPA: 4.0 undergrad and grad (I switched majors too much so I didn't get a lot of deph as undergrad)
other: 1 publication in pure math, ~1 yr CFD research, haven't taken many programming classes which kills my resume as well.

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by kbl2017 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:36 pm

Guest_CU wrote:I'm assigned to the Pentagon as well, also for a PhD, I talked to the POC at the SF and she said that they do whats called a ladder position meaning you start at Gs-11 but move to GS-12 and the 13 fairly quickly, like 2-3 years.


Ladder position (as told to me by some pathways interns):

Jump a pay grade in 6 months and jump to the next in normally a year, sometimes they have you jump to the middle of that pay grade in a year and the new pay grade the next year. Either way just jumping to GS-12 in 6 months is great!

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by Guest_CU » Fri May 19, 2017 10:15 am

EnergyEngineer wrote:I have a question needing answered since I can't get anyone at SMART on the phone or to respond to email.

I have been extended an offer for my PhD with placement at the Pentagon afterward. I have gotten vague answers but nothing straightforward.

1) If I accept, do they only allow you to work 16hrs/wk? I'm not keen on giving up my job at this point.

2) If I accept, my program might change, but I wouldn't start classes until NEXT spring ('18). I assume that won't fly?

3) Assuming placement after graduation at GS11, does anyone know if they give you the location adjustments? ie. GS11 pay = ~$52k, DC locality = 27.1% increase. Total pay would be $66k. I already make this much, so this is a vital piece of the equation for my situation.

Thanks.

I'm assigned to the Pentagon as well, also for a PhD, I talked to the POC at the SF and she said that they do whats called a ladder position meaning you start at Gs-11 but move to GS-12 and the 13 fairly quickly, like 2-3 years.

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by kbl2017 » Tue May 16, 2017 10:45 pm

The only thing is salary. However I would not bet on it increasing much past a GS12 upon hiring. As far as I've heard in the past places can't bump past that without actual civil service years. Yes you would have locality on top of it, I would suggest just looking at the DC GS scale when making decisions :)

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by Guest » Tue May 16, 2017 1:50 pm

You are correct an all of your assumptions except your salary can vary based on experience as well

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by EnergyEngineer » Tue May 16, 2017 1:46 pm

I have a question needing answered since I can't get anyone at SMART on the phone or to respond to email.

I have been extended an offer for my PhD with placement at the Pentagon afterward. I have gotten vague answers but nothing straightforward.

1) If I accept, do they only allow you to work 16hrs/wk? I'm not keen on giving up my job at this point.

2) If I accept, my program might change, but I wouldn't start classes until NEXT spring ('18). I assume that won't fly?

3) Assuming placement after graduation at GS11, does anyone know if they give you the location adjustments? ie. GS11 pay = ~$52k, DC locality = 27.1% increase. Total pay would be $66k. I already make this much, so this is a vital piece of the equation for my situation.

Thanks.

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by Guest » Tue May 16, 2017 12:58 pm

Year: Junior
Degree: Civil Engineering
SF: NGA
Portal: Temporarily closed.
Interview: 3 phone interviews with other agencies than what I was awarded(previous internship with SF)
GPA: 3.79

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by kbl2017 » Tue May 16, 2017 2:10 am

Year: First year masters student
Degree: MS Astronautical Engineering
Facility: Airforce SMC
Portal: Second wave temp closed and second wave award

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by littlehope » Tue May 16, 2017 12:46 am

Year: Finishing the last year of my Master's with SMART
Degree: MS in Electrical Engineering (I already have a BA in Physics and Mathematics)
Facility: Missile Defense Agency - Dahlgren, VA
Award Portal: Second Round of Temp Closed as well as Second Round of Awards

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by anonymous26 » Mon May 15, 2017 11:05 am

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Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by Guest » Thu May 11, 2017 8:58 pm

Year: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Facility: USACE
Award Portal Message a Few Weeks Ago: Temp Closed
Did it Change and When: No

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by Gandalf » Thu May 11, 2017 5:33 pm

amath22 wrote:
Gandalf wrote:
amath22 wrote:Year: Going into Junior Year
Major: Mechanical Engineering
-Minors: Physics, Mathematics
Facility: Marine Corp Systems Command at Quantico, VA

This was my first attempt but I'm also applying to a Navy program so I'm not sure if I'll accept it yet. Congratulations to everyone who was awarded!


NUPOC Navy program?


yes!


I was in the same boat (lol, navy pun) but I declined NUPOC for this. SMART is a lot more in line with actual engineering work. NUPOC is mostly just management and oversight, with little to no applicable engineering experience. More money from what I calculated, but much longer commitment in an area that may not really be helpful in the long run.

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by fresh-cyse » Thu May 11, 2017 4:28 pm

Guest wrote:
fresh-cyse wrote:Year: Freshman
Major: Cyber Security Engineering
Facility: Defense Intelligence Agency -Virginia
Interview: NONE
GPA: 3.9


temp closed from the beginning?


I never checked the award portal, until I received the award, I just relied on the emails that I got before then.

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by Guest » Thu May 11, 2017 3:11 pm

fresh-cyse wrote:Year: Freshman
Major: Cyber Security Engineering
Facility: Defense Intelligence Agency -Virginia
Interview: NONE
GPA: 3.9


temp closed from the beginning?

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by fresh-cyse » Thu May 11, 2017 2:58 pm

Year: Freshman
Major: Cyber Security Engineering
Facility: Defense Intelligence Agency -Virginia
Interview: NONE
GPA: 3.9

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by amath22 » Thu May 11, 2017 9:12 am

Gandalf wrote:
amath22 wrote:Year: Going into Junior Year
Major: Mechanical Engineering
-Minors: Physics, Mathematics
Facility: Marine Corp Systems Command at Quantico, VA

This was my first attempt but I'm also applying to a Navy program so I'm not sure if I'll accept it yet. Congratulations to everyone who was awarded!


NUPOC Navy program?


yes!

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by Gandalf » Thu May 11, 2017 2:07 am

amath22 wrote:Year: Going into Junior Year
Major: Mechanical Engineering
-Minors: Physics, Mathematics
Facility: Marine Corp Systems Command at Quantico, VA

This was my first attempt but I'm also applying to a Navy program so I'm not sure if I'll accept it yet. Congratulations to everyone who was awarded!


NUPOC Navy program?

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by guest_ne » Wed May 10, 2017 9:38 pm

anyone from lawrence tech?

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by RGuest » Wed May 10, 2017 9:31 pm

Year: Undergrad Senior , pursuing BS/MS
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Facility: Robins Air Force Base
Award Portal: Temp Closed from the beginning
GPA: 3.9
Interview: 1
Three previous internships working on detector development with NASA.

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by EMagPHD » Wed May 10, 2017 8:14 pm

Year:Finishing master degree transferring for PhD
Major: Electrical Engineering
Facility: NSWC Crane
interview: 4 (Navy and Army)
Award portal: temp closed in the beginning
GPA 3.4 (undergrad), 3.7(masters)
5 years of research experience in different fields and 8 publications, 5 years of teaching experience (if this matters), and won a lot of scholarships in undergrad.

Re: 2017 Recipients

Post by abqnm » Wed May 10, 2017 7:45 pm

Year: junior (out of 5 years)
Major: Mechanical and Aero Engineering Double Major
Facility: AFNWC, Albuquerque, NM
Award Portal: temp closed from the get go

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