2014 SENS Research Foundation Summer Internship Opportunities

SENS Research Foundation is pleased to announce its 2014 SRF Summer Scholars Program.  The SRF Summer Scholars Program is open to undergraduate students interested in research internships with world-renowned leaders in the regenerative medicine field. Paid positions are available at:


Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Harvard Stem Cell Institute/Harvard School of Medicine

SRF Research Center

University College London

University of Oxford

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine


Applications are now available and will be accepted until 12 am PST March 3, 2014 at http://sens.org/2014-summer-scholars. Full descriptions of the available research projects and more details about the program can also be found at that link as well.


State of Indiana Collegiate Talent Search – Virtual Career Fair



February 5



Looking for a Job, Internship, or Co-op? Save valuable time & meet recruiters live online. Students and alumni are invited to interact via live chat sessions and meet employers seeking qualified candidates from Indiana schools. This virtual career fair is free for students & alumni to attend. Register at http://indiana.careereco.net/students-alumni/virtual-career-fair-registration/

Explore Majors & More Fair



Wednesday, February 5; 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union

Map out your future at the Explore Majors and More Fair! Travel with us to find academic and extracurricular opportunities that will build and enhance your IU experience.  Career and academic advisors, faculty and students will be available at the fair to guide you through the many destinations possible at IUB.

Steps to prepare for the Explore Majors and More Fair:

– Self-reflect on your interests and goals.

– Drop by the Career Development Center and meet with a career advisor (12:30-4 weekdays, 625 N. Jordan Ave). www.cdc.indiana.edu

– Meet with your University Division or academic advisor to narrow your list of potential majors. www.ud.iub.edu

– Come to the Explore Majors and More Fair with your list of majors and any questions! www.ud.iub.edu/explore


Coral Reef Internship in Tropical Marine Conservation

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute and Rutgers University are opening enrollment for their Coral Reef Internship in Tropical Marine Conservation in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. The program is aimed at undergraduate students who want to develop their marine fieldwork skills on pristine coral reef ecosystems.

Participants will gain experience in:

  • Caribbean species identification of coral, fish, algae, and invertebrates
  • Lionfish dissection and measurement, and experience with community management efforts
  • Water quality sampling and analysis
  • Independent research project development
  • Scuba diving (if certified prior to program)

The Cayman Islands are famed for their exceptional wall diving and visibility, but the reefs on Little Cayman are particularly untouched — over half of the coastline is protected, and a small yet invested population results in low environmental impact and high commitment to conservation. Students will live at the Little Cayman Research Centre, where they will work with researchers on projects relating to lionfish invasion, effects of climate change on coral reefs, and reef monitoring. Lectures on coral reef ecology, management, and global environmental challenges will be integrated with field activities.

Participants will also develop their own research topic, and are encouraged to continue this as part of a thesis or further study. Scuba certification is suggested, but not mandatory. The project offers 4 credits through Rutgers University; contact the IU Bloomington Office of Overseas Study to see whether these credits could transfer to IUB.

The program runs from June 14th to July 2nd, and applications are due by March 1st. For more information, please visit the Rutgers website below, or view the program flyer. Please contact Tom Quigley, Education and Programme Coordinator for CCMI, with any questions at tquigley@reefresearch.org

Please share with students or educators who may be interested!

Rutgers Coral Reef Internship link:          https://studyabroad.rutgers.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10011

CCMI Project website: http://reefresearch.org/education/college-courses/#link-4

View the program flyer here: http://reefresearch.org/files/uploads/Rutgers_CRI_CCMI.jpg

Thomas Quigley

Education and Programme Coordinator

Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Little Cayman Research Centre

PO Box 37, Little Cayman, KY3-2501

Phone: (345) 948 1094


SPEA Open House: Nationally Recognized Masters Programs – Friday, January 31


Open House – Friday, January 31, 2014


What:         Masters Programs Office (MPO) Open House

If you are thinking about graduate school now or in the future, please stop by to learn more!

Please note that we have extended our priority application deadline until February 21, 2014!  Additionally, application fee waivers are available!

 Refreshments will be served.

 When:        Friday, January 31, 2014, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:       SPEA Building, Suite 260   (Located off the atrium in SPEA)

 How:          You are welcome to stop by anytime that is most convenient with your schedule.