Science Career Digest: January 12th, 2012

SCIENCE CAREER DIGEST: JANUARY 12th, 2012

Internship Opportunities    

Space Studies Board (SSB)- Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships
The SSB is the principal advisory group providing independent scientific and programmatic advice to NASA and other government agencies on all aspects of civil space research and associated ground-based activities. The goal of the program is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the Nation’s capital, under the aegis of the SSB.  Note: Berkner Summer Program 2012 is open for Undergraduate Students Only . The Berkner Autumn Program 2012 is for Undergraduates AND Graduate Students).
Deadline Summer Program: February 3, 2012
Deadline Autumn Program: June 1, 2012

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/ssb_052239

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Public Interest Internship Program
CSPI focuses primarily on health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits. CSPI offers internships for a small number of qualified students in undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical schools each summer and during the school year. We also consider post graduates. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Summer internshipsApplications considered in February/March.
Visit: http://www.cspinet.org/about/jobs/200801042.html for more program information.

Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST), Summer Internship Program
For a period of 8 to 12 weeks students get involved in on-going research projects in the following areas: Bioimaging, Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics and Medical Biophotonics. Work with scientists, postdocs and graduate students in a real laboratory environment. Interns will spend 40 h/wk under the direction of a CBST researcher. Students are awarded $500/wk for the duration of their summer internship. Deadline: March 10, 2012
Please go to http://cbst.ucdavis.edu/education/undergraduate/research for more program information.

Research Opportunities

Baylor College of Medicine, Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)
Unique program designed just for talented, motivated undergraduates whose idea of fun is to spend a summer learning about and participating in headline grabbing biomedical research. Your position is a real job, with a compensation package of approximately $4,000 for the nine weeks. Depending on funding source, your compensation will be all salary or a combination of salary and allocation for housing or travel. In addition to everything you learn about science through research, daily seminars, discussion groups and extra activities, the experience of getting to know the other participants and people at Baylor College of Medicine is extraordinary. Deadline: January 20, 2012 http://www.bcm.edu/smart/index.cfm?PMID=2987

Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Intern program
In addition to observing with the SARA 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, the summer activities will include social events and excursions, workshops on observational techniques, data reduction, current events in astronomy, proposal writing, job opportunities in astronomy, and scientific ethics. Participants will present their research, the proceedings of which will be published in the Journal of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (JSARA, see www.jsara.org).
Students who have completed at least their freshman year in college and who will be registered as an undergraduate in the Fall term following the program are invited to apply (note: graduating seniors and more advanced students are not eligible).
Each participant will receive a stipend of $4500 for the summer.
All application materials should be received by February 3, 2012. For more information, click: http://astro.fit.edu/sara-reu/instructions.html.

REUfest- Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Science
Summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Student projects take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, including shallow bays, hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, estuaries, mangroves, and marshes. Conduct independent research projects on the causes, effects and consequences of coastal environmental change. Deadline: February 13, 2012 Visit: http://reu.utmsi.utexas.edu/about/

“Engineering Biological Machines” Summer 2012 REU
10-week Summer Research Program
The REU is a summer research program that will fund 15 undergraduate students assigned to EBICS labs at each primary institution: Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
-$4500 stipend per student.
-Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development and social engagement with other students on campus.
-Scientific papers, oral and/or poster presentations at the end of the summer.
Deadline: February 15, 2012
http://www.ebics.net/engineering-biological-machines-summer-2012-reu

Scholarships

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: Scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. Deadline: February 1, 2012. For more information, visit: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp.

Dartmouth Programs

Three Tuesdays Towards Academic Success In Science Classes
Wondering how to study more successfully for your Science Classes? Looking for tools to more effectively learn the material?  This will help you to:

  • Develop tools for the most effective ways to LEARN and to STUDY your science material!
  • Manage your time and daily structure
  • Match your goals and your efforts realistically
  • Learn practical skills, connect with your pre-health community, and engage in thoughtful conversations

WHEN: Tuesday Jan. 10th @ 6pm (Rocky 3), Jan. 17th @ 6pm (Rocky 2), Jan. 31st @ 6pm (Rocky 2).
**THOUGH an RSVP (to Sarah Berger) for the three sessions is not essential, it will help us know if we have enough space.  Attending all three will give you the best tools! All are welcome.**

WISP Summer Leave-Term internship Info Session
Date: Thursday, January 26, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Location: Haldeman 041
To RSVP:  blitz WISP (wisp@dartmouth.edu)
College staff and student panelists will offer resources and provide tips and advice on finding the right internship for you!
Dessert will be served

 

 

 

2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates: Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean

2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates: Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean

Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory’s summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Directed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. David Fields, and funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program is designed to give students pursuing degrees in science, mathematics and engineering a laboratory-based research experience with an emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art methods and technologies.

REU students are immersed in the Bigelow community and attend seminars, field trips, Laboratory outreach programs, social events, and more.  Each student in the program is paired with a Bigelow scientist based on mutual research interests, during the ten weeks, students work with their mentors to identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their research, and prepare an abstract and poster.  At the end of the program, students present their poster and give a talk at a student symposium.

Research areas vary year to year, but include the marine microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change and fisheries oceanography.

The 2012 REU will be held June 4 – August 10; accepted students will receive a stipend, housing, food allowance, and funds for travel to and from Bigelow Laboratory.  The application deadline is March 1, 2012, full program information and the online application are available at www.bigelow.org/education/reu

Green Careers Digest: October 13th, 2011

GREEN CAREERS DIGEST: OCTOBER 13th, 2011

1.) BROWNFIELD INDUSTRY INFORMATION (RESOURCE & JOB BOARD)
2.) TOPTENUSA – EXERCISE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
3.)
OPERATION WALLACEA PRESENTATION (CONSERVATION RESEARCH) – 10/20 at 1 PM
4.) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM BULLETINS – UPCOMING EVENTS
5.) AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
6.) ALL IVY ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FAIR – SAVE THE DATE – 2/24/2012
7.) AS YOU SOW – NON-PROFIT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY – VARIED RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS
8.) FALL 2012 – E.P.A. GREATER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FELLOWSHIP (2 – YEAR PROGRAM)
9.) START NETWORKING WITH THE DARTMOUTH GREEN ALUMNI GROUP!
10.) CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP (INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES)

1.) BROWNFIELD INDUSTRY INFORMATION (RESOURCE & JOB BOARD)
BrownfieldRenewal.com is designed to be the online guide to smart remediation, redevelopment, and reuse of brownfields. The website brings you the latest industry news, the most up-to-date information. In addition, you can see video interviews and search through jobs and internships in the brownfields industry.

2.) TOPTENUSA – EXERCISE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
TopTen USA is the leading source of independent information on the energy efficiency of common products. A nonprofit, TopTen identifies and publicizes the most energy-efficient products on the market. Internship(s) will post in DartBoard soon. For more information, contact Jesse.Wingate@Dartmouth.edu.

3.) OPERATION WALLACEA PRESENTATION (CONSERVATION RESEARCH) – 10/20 at 1 PM
Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes. Research opportunities for students available. On-campus presentation will be held on Thursday, October 20th, at 1 PM at 105 Life Sciences Center. For more information please visit: www.opwall.com.

4.) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM BULLETINS – UPCOMING EVENTS
Interested in learning more about opportunities on campus? Visit the Environmental Studies Program page for more information about upcoming events, programs, and industry-specific information at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~envs/bulletins.html

5.) AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY INTERNSHIPS (WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER)
The ACORE internship program is designed for individuals interested in making a career in the renewable energy industry. The focus of the program is to assist young professionals along the path of professional development, gaining the knowledge, resources and experience they need to join the renewable energy industry, whether it be in industry and trade, finance or policy. For more information, visit: http://www.acore.org/acore-internship-program

6.) ALL IVY ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FAIR – SAVE THE DATE – 2/24/2012
The All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Fair will be hosted by Columbia University on 2/24/2012. For up-to-date information, follow the Facebook Fan Page at http://on.fb.me/q676Fy.

7.) AS YOU SOW – NON-PROFIT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY – VARIED RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS
Toxics Research Intern; Extended Producer Responsibility Research Intern; Solar Research Intern

As You Sow promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. As You Sow is based in San Francisco, but has virtual opportunities. Toxics Research internship requires background in chemistry. Solar Research internship requires engineering coursework. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/qCUkm8

8.) E.P.A. GREATER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FELLOWSHIP (2 – YR. PROGRAM) DEADLINE: 12/12/2011
The GRO Undergraduate Fellowship is intended for students entering their last two years of study before obtaining their first bachelor’s degree. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for students in environmental fields of study. For more information, visit: http://1.usa.gov/pNB8ad

9.) START NETWORKING WITH THE DARTMOUTH GREEN ALUMNI GROUP!
The mission of Dartmouth Green Alumni (DGA) is to unite, strengthen, and provide opportunities for members of the Dartmouth community engaged in the environmental, energy, technology, and other sectors aiming to build a greener, more just and sustainable future for humanity. Visit the website at: http://www.dartmouthgreenalumni.org/

10.) CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS (INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES)
Conservation International’s science, policy and field work focuses on protecting and maintaining the health of the species, habitats and ecosystems that are the building blocks of a healthy planet. There are varying opportunities abroad; from Peru to Mexico, and Columbia to Liberia. Conservation International has internships for individuals with non-environmental study related backgrounds as well. Visit the website for more information: http://bit.ly/n8qAQ8