Student Opportunities


College of Arts and Letters 2014 Creative Writing Contest

We are now accepting entries for the 2014 College of Arts and Letters Award in Poetry, Prose, and Graphic Narrative. 

  • For the CAL Award in Poetry, entrants may submit up to 3 of their best poems, up to 5 pages total. We are interested in poems of any style, traditional or experimental. 
  • For the CAL Award in Prose, we are interested in both fiction and creative nonfiction. Students should submit their best single story or essay, up to 1500 words in length. 
  • New this year is the CAL Award in Graphic Narrative!  Submit your best four-panel comic strip, color or black and white, Western or Anime style.  Solo or collaborative creations are welcome.  Also, a duck must appear in at least one panel. 

Contest winners in each category will be published in an upcoming issue of Redshift, Stevens’ very own student-run literary magazine, and will have a chance to read their works at CAL Senior Design Day.  First prize in each category will also receive a $50 Amazon gift card, while second prize in each category will receive a $25 gift card. 

Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 7.

Additional Guidelines for Submission:

  • You may submit in each category, but only one submission (or, for poetry, one set of submissions) per category.
  • 3 poems of no more than 5 pages total length; 1500 words of fiction or creative nonfiction; a four-panel comic strip (black or white; Western or Anime; solo or collaborative)
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so please leave your name off the manuscripts and include a separate cover sheet with contact information (name, email, title of your work)
  • Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
  • You must be a student at Stevens Institute of Technology to be eligible, though the contest is open to any individual from any department.

Contest entries may be submitted by email to Billy Middleton at or by hard copy to Professor Middleton’s mailbox in Peirce 308.


Call for Applications: Joseph M. Farber Memorial Prize

The Joseph M. Farber Memorial Prize recognizes a graduating senior majoring in one of the disciplines of the College of Arts and Letters who displays a keen interest in and concern for civil liberties and their importance in preserving and protecting human rights.  The winner of the prize will receive a check for $1500.00 at the Senior Awards Dinner.

The prize is named for Joseph Farber, the late son of Dr. David Farber (B.E., 1956; M.A. 1961; Honorary Doctor of Engineering), who at the time of his untimely death at the age of 34 was an associate with the law firm Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia. Joseph Farber was instrumental in the landmark Kitzmiller v. Dover case, which defended the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, by holding that schools could not require the teaching of “intelligent design.” Before earning his law degree, he had earned a Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees in philosophy, all from the University of Pennsylvania.

Who is Eligible
Graduating seniors who are majoring in one of the disciplines of the College of Arts and Letters.

The Application Essay
Write a 3 to 5 page essay that explains (1) your interest and concern for civil liberties; (2) the sources of your commitment to protecting and preserving civil liberties and human rights; and (3) your future plans for acting on these commitments. Your essay might describe how your experiences at Stevens have inspired your commitments to civil liberties and human rights, but you might also discuss experiences before or beyond your time at Stevens.

How to Apply
Send your essay to no later than 5:00 pm on April 21, 2014. 



Summer Internship Opportunity

The priority deadline for the Summer 2014 Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems in Washington, DC is coming up on February 10. The final application deadline is March 18. Please forward the announcement below to students who may be interested in applying.

Students will earn up to 9 credits in government and economics and are guaranteed an internship in the fields of public policy, politics, or economics. More information on the program may also be found online at Please encourage students to apply for the priority application deadline of February 10 to receive special scholarship consideration. Over 70% of students are awarded scholarships on the basis of financial need and merit.

Contact: Mary Stankus, Director of Recruitment and Admissions.


Internship Opportunity

Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP) is seeking to engage (2) dedicated youth interns with fertile minds and surplus energy for on site participation at our twice monthly meetings at the United Nations, on a yearly term basis.  Active immediately as of December, intern duties would be to assist in social media, website development, onsite events, to help implement campaigns related to peace and the mission of GMCoP. GMCoP encourages international youth and student participation from males and females aged between 18-23. To apply, please submit a one-page essay on the topic "what does peace mean to me." Please submit application for consideration to