Animal Behavior Conference in Bloomington, April 7-8

24th Animal Behavior Conference

April 7-8, 2017
Bloomington Convention Center
302 S. College Avenue in Bloomington, Indiana

Plenary speaker is Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, Cornell University
Keynote speaker is Laura Hurley, Indiana University

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Sustainability Externships and Research Development Grants for undergrads! Deadlines coming up soon

In addition to hiring Summer Interns in Sustainability, the IU Office of Sustainability has two additional student opportunities:


Sustainability Externships

  • Successful applicants will be matched with sustainability non profits and businesses in the state of Indiana for two to three month summer externships. Thanks to a generous gift by the McKinney Family Foundation, these positions are paid a competitive stipend. 
  • Work assignments will be dynamic and challenging; upperclassmen are encouraged to apply.
  • Students are invited to attend an open house on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00 PM in Psychology 111 to learn more. Refreshments will be provided.
  • Email for more information.


Student Research Development Grants

  • IUOS continues its tradition of awarding financial support to students engaging in sustainability research. For the second year in a row, we are extending this opportunity to undergraduates in addition to graduate students.
  • Both basic and applied research is supported from the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, and technical and policy studies. Special consideration is given to projects directed at campus, community, or regional targets, although proposals that address global sustainability problems are also accepted.
  • Undergraduate awards may be up to $3,000. Graduate awards range from $2,000 to $10,000.
  • Applications are due Wednesday, March 8.
  • Visit our website to download the application form. Questions can be directed to


Helpful library workshop TODAY (2/8/17) for students who do lab research

If you would like to go beyond Google Scholar in your research endeavors, please consider attending the Libraries workshop TODAY (February 8, 2017) from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Ballantine Hall Computer Lab BH107.


Workshop title:

Increase your value to your research lab: hunting and gathering literature and data sources


Workshop description: 

This workshop targets undergraduate biology students who work in research labs or may participating in intensive research projects. However, anyone interested in this workshop is welcome to attend. 


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Grant Funds Available for Student Research in the IU Research and Teaching Preserve – Apply by March 10

Grants are available for undergraduate or graduate student research in the environmental sciences (e.g., ecology, geology, atmospheric science, human-environment interactions) at the Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve (RTP) properties. A maximum of three awards, each up to $2,000, will be granted on a competitive basis.

The goals of this grant program are to encourage and advance student research on RTP properties. Priority will be given to research projects without other external funding sources, but all interested students at the undergraduate or graduate level are encouraged to apply.

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Sustainability Research Development Grant – Apply by March 8

Sustainability Research Development Grant

Deadline: March 8, 5:00 pm

Sponsored by a cross-campus collaboration to support IU student research in sustainability.

See this document for complete details and application procedure.


These awards are designed to encourage and support interdisciplinary sustainability research by currently enrolled Indiana University undergraduate and graduate students. Successful proposals have clearly stated goals and objectives, employ appropriate methods and tools, and address sustainability challenges, such as resource stewardship, assessment and mitigation of environmental impacts caused by human activity, and institutional and societal responses to ecological change.

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Interested in Medical Physics and Biophysics at IU?

“Medical Physics and Biophysics at Indiana University”

            Susan Klein, Associate Director of Medical Physics

            John Beggs, Associate Professor of Biophysics

Monday, September 26, 2016, 3:00 P.M.

Swain West 252

 Interested in radiation oncology, radiation protection, or diagnostic imaging? How about the structure and function of the networks formed by neurons in our brains? We are meeting with Dr. Klein and Dr. Beggs to learn more about the studies of Medical Physics and Biophysics from these accomplished professionals in their respective fields. Also, they will discuss the programs here at IU!