Deadline July 1: City of Bloomington Seeks Sustainability Student Intern

The City of Bloomington Department of Economic and Sustainable Development is looking for a Sustainability intern from July to September 2015. Compensation is $10-15hr; 15-20 hours a week through August, 10 hrs/week in September. Deadline to apply is July 1. Send applications to For details on duties and skills required go to

Consider taking BIOT-T 215 Diagnostic and Forensic Biotechnology Laboratory in the fall

BIOT-T 215 Diagnostic and Forensic Biotechnology Laboratory is being offered this fall by Dr. Magill on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  The course will be held in the Classroom-Office Building (C2) 118.

BIOT-T 215 counts in the Biotechnology Minor, a description of which is below.  This is a great minor for science majors.

The prerequisite for BIOT-T 215 is BIOL-L 112.  If you have taken BIOL-L 112, then please consider taking BIOT-T 215.  You will find a flyer attached which includes a brief description of BIOT-T 215 (and BIOT-T 270, which also counts in the Biotech minor).  BIOT-T 215 is going to be a great class, and we need more students to enroll!

If you have questions about the course, you may contact Dr. Magill directly.  Her e-mail address is  Here is the link to her complete contact information on the Biotechnology Faculty web site:

Lynch lab is looking for undergrad researcher

The Lynch lab needs one or two undergrad researchers, starting immediately (this summer, right now). The general intellectual field can be thought of as either mechanisms of  evolution, or as pretty straight-forward microbiology. See our web page ( for a broader view of what we do.

Students will start by preparing media, autoclaving, and feeding Paramecium (really!)—training provided. This is work we pay for, after a training period. It is easy, but requires lots of reliability and responsibility, working in a busy lab environment, etc. There is plenty of opportunity for growth into research for credit, and senior thesis projects.

Please email me if interested; include a CV. Preference will be shown for students who can be around some over holidays, and are in Bloomington over most of the summer: Paramecium rest for no one!

Tom Doak

tdoak at indiana . edu