Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program

 

Join a diverse, committed, and exciting group of students from around the country on an 8-week journey from the urban jungle to the old growth forest and back.

• Explore conservation across urban, managed, and protected environments

• Connect conservation to cultural heritage and environmental justice

• Understand conservation in the context of food, water, biodiversity and climate

• Network with conservation professionals

• Become the next generation of conservation leadership

The Year 1 experience, Classroom in the Field, starts on June 23rd, 2014. Doris Duke Conservation Scholars will have all travel, insurance, food and lodging paid during their 8-week summer experience, and will receive a weekly stipend of $500. Year 1 Scholars may be invited to join a Conservation Solutions Team, or receive a prestigious Conservation Internship in subsequent summers. Explore why conservation can make a difference and how you can make a difference in conservation. Apply by January 31, 2014

Learn more and apply at the next generation of conservation leadership:

www.uwconservationscholars.org

UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON, College of the Environment

Phone: 206-221-5824 or Email: ddcsp@uw.edu

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Indiana University Department of Biology announces the tenth annual Carlos O. Miller Lecture in Plant Molecular Biology

 

 

Mary Lou Guerinot, Dartmouth College of Biological Sciences, visits the Indiana University Department of Biology to give the Carlos O. Miller Lecture on Thursday, November 21, at 4 p.m. in Myers Hall 130 (915 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN).  The title of her talk is “Gene Discovery in Aid of Plant Nutrition, Human Health, and Environmental Remediation.”  Dr. Guerinot is a fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science .

 

Professor Guerinot is a molecular geneticist whose principal expertise is on metal transport and regulation of gene expression by metals. Plants are the major point of entry for essential metals into the food chain in most cases, so her work is laying the foundation for crops that offer sustainable solutions for malnutrition. Her work also has applications for environmental remediation with the goal of using metal-accumulating plants to remove toxic metals from the soil.

 

The Carlos O. Miller Lectures honor Professor Carlos Miller (1923-2012), a beloved member of the Indiana University Department of Biology faculty for 55 years, who had a longstanding interest in the mechanisms of plant growth and development. Established in 2004, the lecture series brings prominent scientists to Bloomington to discuss their research.

 

The Guerinot Lab:  http://www.dartmouth.edu/~guerinot/LAB_/Home.html

The Carlos O. Miller Lecture Series:  http://www.bio.indiana.edu/events/lectures/miller.shtml

Global Brigades Spring Break Service Trip Call-Out

Wednesday, November 20th, 8:00 pm, Chemistry 122

Interested in doing volunteer work this spring break?  Want to join the largest student-led social movement on the planet?  Join us for a brief call-out meeting to find out more information about spring break trips in the disciplines of Business, Medicine, Microfinance, Human Rights, Environmental, Public Health, and Water.  These programs offer volunteer trips to Honduras, Panama, and Ghana.  Come learn which program caters best to your interests and how you can get involved!  Deadlines are soon approaching so be sure to attend!

If you have any questions, please contact Collin at collin.abbott@globalbrigades.org

 

 

WonderLab Museum Job Opportunity – Animal Exhibits Manager

POSITION TITLE: Animal Exhibits Manager
PURPOSE: To oversee the care and coordinate display presentation of WonderLab’s live
animal collection: a host of reptiles, amphibians and arthropods, a honeybee
observation hive, a coral reef aquarium, and other animals WonderLab may
acquire in the future.
REPORTS TO: Jeremy Stone, Exhibits and Facilities Manager
STATUS: Part time (16 hours/week), hourly. Monday availability required; occasional
weekend and evening hours.
START DATE: December 2, 2013
SALARY: Range $9.50 to 10.30/hr, commensurate with experience
BENEFITS: WL membership, 20% gift store discount and 50% discount on museum rentals
Detailed job description and application form available online at
http://www.wonderlab.org/about/employment/staff-employment/

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships

 

Application deadline: January 6, 2014

Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more…

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required. Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/.

Writing, Editing, and Publishing Networking Night

 

The Career Development Center and the IU Alumni Association are promoting our upcoming Writing, Editing, and Publishing Networking Night taking place on Monday, November 18th, from 6:30-8:30pm at the DeVault Alumni Center. This event will provide students the opportunity to learn the art of networking by interacting with professionals within the fields of writing, editing, and publishing.  Guest speakers will participate in a panel discussion, followed by an introduction to networking and a chance for students to mingle with the guest speakers. So far, panelists will include authors Nelson Price and Janet Bell Cheatham, editor Joel Pierson, and publisher Marcia Stubbeman. We ask that students please RSVP through their myIUcareers account, accessible at http://www.indiana.edu/~career/.  Business casual attire is appropriate for this event. Feel free to contact abbrhull@indiana.edu with any questions you may have.