Mosaics in Science – STEM Opportunities in National Parks – Summer 2014

 

Interested in doing a paid STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) project in one of America’s most beautiful places during the summer of 2014? Perhaps Bat and Cave Biology Research at El Malpais National Monument in New Mexico? Or maybe Water Quality Research at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio? How about Field Research (including big tree surveys and benthic habitat characterizations) at Congaree National Park in South Carolina? These and thirteen other paid STEM opportunities are available through the National Park Service’s new Mosaics in Science program. All sixteen opportunities are listed on the Mosaics in Science website, and applications can be submitted online from now through February 18, 2014. Participants receive real-world, STEM work experiences at scenic National Park sites across the United States. After completing their projects, participants travel to Washington, DC, to participate in a career workshop that provides valuable opportunities to present their work and meet with various members of NPS staff and management. Participants receive a living stipend of $4,000 and free housing (or a housing allowance). Travel costs to the National Park site and to the Career Workshop are fully covered. Applications are accepted from all qualified candidates who are a member of, or referred/nominated by, one of the Mosaics in Science partner organizations (or a similar organization/ program). Contact mdawson@geosociety.org for an application log-in code, and mention this message in your e-mail. Please also identify the program or organization with which you are affiliated, or that is referring/nominating you. Members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. These groups include but are not limited to African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, and persons with disabilities. Candidates must be in the 17-25 year-old age range, be attending (or recently graduated from) an undergraduate or graduate institution, and be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.

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