Our lab investigates the genetics and evolution of developmental plasticity using nematodes as models.


We are currently looking for an undergraduate Research Assistant to oversee our nematode stocks, although there is the potential to develop an independent research project in addition to performing regular duties.


Responsibilities include media preparation, feeding (transferring) the stocks, cleaning cultures, and establishing frozen vouchers. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.


Pay is $10.50/hour, and workload is about 10-15 hours/week. Availability during the summer and academic year is required. The ability to join the lab for several years is preferred, especially for candidates interested in pursuing a research project.


Please contact Erik Ragsdale ( to apply.

2018-2019 I CAN PERSIST STEM initiative

Ever wanted to be a part of a community with other women of color who’ve decided to pursue a graduate or undergraduate degree in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields at IU?

If yes, I’d like to invite you to participate in the 2018-2019 I CAN PERSIST STEM initiative. This comprehensive research-based program is designed to promote academic persistence among women of color enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs at Indiana University.

At the core of this comprehensive year-long initiative is a belief in the old adage that “it takes a village…”. This program leverages the collective power of minority women at all educational levels, including those currently employed as STEM professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as high school girls. The ICP STEM Initiative aims to provide visibility to successful STEM professionals who identify as women of color, access to informal mentorship, invaluable educational and career resources, and above all else, a sense of community.

If you choose to participate in this program you will have the opportunity to gain a host of skills that would advance your professional and career development. Specifically, you will get the opportunity to:

  • Gain support and solidarity from other women of color who’ve chosen to pursue a STEM field
  • Skills and strategies to increase career preparedness
  • Enhanced Science Communication, Curriculum, & Design skills
  • Engagement in science outreach with high school girls of color
  • Access to models of resilience (i.e., STEM female professionals of color) who are willing to share their strategies of success (e.g., navigating microaggressions, owning your voice, networking, etc.)
  • Access to informal mentorship


Deadline Extended – April 6th at 5pm


Please see our website (HERE) or flyer (HERE) for more information and don’t hesitate to email me at with any questions.


Dr. Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

School of Education
Indiana University Bloomington


Graduating seniors: An employment opportunity with IDEM. Apply by April 13!

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announces this job opportunity:


Job Description:

This Environmental Manager 2 position is in the Targeted Monitoring Section of the Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch in the Office of Water Quality. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting a variety of chemical, biological, limnological and ecological studies in rivers, streams and lakes, and be able to interpret the results for state regulatory programs, lake classification programs, special investigations and the public. Performs field work in a variety of challenging conditions in all seasons of the year.  Performs laboratory and office duties relevant to work.  Will collect cyanobacteria and may assist in water chemistry and E. coli sampling, fish community, fish tissue contaminant, sediment contaminant, macroinvertebrate community, and QA/QC programs.  Enters and interprets data from sampling activities and communicates the data and information to a wide variety of customers using verbal, electronic, and writing techniques.

A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in a discipline relevant to the duties of the position is preferred. The ideal candidate will have education, demonstrated ability and experience in surface water quality sampling and in the aquatic sciences such as ichthyology, aquatic entomology, aquatic botany and limnology. Must possess excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills, and have the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities.

Base Salary: $38,688.00

Job Opening ID: 615014

Posting Title: Environmental Manager 2

Expiration Date: 2018-04-13

Apply at: