2017 Recipients

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2017 Recipients

Postby Guest » Tue May 09, 2017 6:47 pm

Since it doesn't seem like the official thread for this year has been started yet, I'll see if I can't get the ball rolling.

Year: Freshman
Major: Computer Science
Facility: NSWC Dahlgren
Award Portal Message a Few Weeks Ago: Temp Closed
Did it Change and When: No
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby Guest » Tue May 09, 2017 6:49 pm

Wow as a Freshman, that is pretty unusual
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby Guest » Tue May 09, 2017 7:00 pm

Year: It's complicated, but Sophomore for Engineering
Major: Civil Engineering
Facility: US Army Corps of Engineers - New York District
Award Portal: Didn't check until I got the email today

This was my second attempt. I interviewed with the Huntington District last year, but did not get an award. I also interviewed with Hurlburt Field this year in addition to the New York District.
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby SMART-ish » Wed May 10, 2017 3:27 pm

Year: 1st year Masters
Major: Systems Engineering
Facility: HQ AF/A9 in Washington, DC
Award Portal: Temp closed during first round
Interviews: 5/6 interviews at various facilities (Army, Navy and AF), only one from my preference list. Interviewed with facility I got, but it wasn't on my preferences.
GPA: 3.85 from undergrad
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby Charma » Wed May 10, 2017 4:33 pm

Year: Sophomore (first time applying)
Major: Software Engineering
Facility: Eglin AFB
Award Portal: Temp closed (first round)
Interviews: 2 but neither from the facility I was chosen for
GPA: 3.38 but with a large amount of research work and experience
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby Guest » Wed May 10, 2017 4:56 pm

Year: freshman undergrad
Major: Computer Science
Facility: PhD
Award Portal: Temp closed since the beginning
Interviews: 1
GPA: 4.67/ 4.0 (I had to use my High school GPA applying as a freshman)
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby Happy » Wed May 10, 2017 5:39 pm

Year: Undergrad Senior, going into masters
Major: biology, going into forensic biology
Facility: defense forensic science center
Interview: 1
Award portal: temp closed in the beginning
GPA: 3.93
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby eruwaedhiel » Wed May 10, 2017 6:21 pm

Year: 1st year PhD (going back to grad school after working a few years)
Major: aerospace engineering (hypersonics)
Facility: AFRL
Interview: 2 (both were labs in AFRL)
Award portal: temp closed in the beginning
GPA: 3.8 (undergrad), 4.0 (masters)
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby guest » Wed May 10, 2017 6:50 pm

Year: Freshman Undergrad
Major: Electrical Engineering
Facility: NAWCWD China Lake
Award Portal: Temp closed since the beginning
GPA: 4.2
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby amath22 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:40 pm

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!
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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.
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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.
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby guest_ne » Wed May 10, 2017 9:38 pm

anyone from lawrence tech?
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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?
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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!
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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?
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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.
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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.
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby anonymous26 » Mon May 15, 2017 11:05 am

Hey! I am trying to fill out the w-9, what am I supposed to put as my federal tax classification and exemptions?
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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
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Re: 2017 Recipients

Postby 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
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