Interested in being a science teacher? Check out the Noyce Scholarship programs

The Noyce Scholarship programs provides scholarships to BSMS students in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, and Environmental Sciences who are interested in K12 teaching.  While our Noyce program is in its final year, we still have some funds available for scholarships.

http://education.indiana.edu/undergraduate/cost-aid/scholarships/science-education-scholarships.html

While the NSF grant expires in September, we can provide some scholarship fund to such students in the spring and summer.  Students should note, however, that these funds come with commitments, and funds would need to be repaid if those commitments are not met.

 

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Meet with Science Career Advisor, Mary White – Her office is now in the Chemistry Building Undergrad Office, Room 021D

Are you trying to find an internship, research position, or full-time job?  Are you interested in learning more about the graduate school application process?  Or have you recently decided not to pursue a health professions career and need guidance on where to go next?

 

Schedule an appointment with Mary White, Career Advisor with the Walter Center for Career Achievement!  Mary is now conveniently located close to your science classes, in the Chemistry Building Undergrad Office, Room 021D.  Other services provided include:

 

  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Personal Statement Critiques
  • Interview Preparation
  • Networking Strategies
  • Internship Scholarship Information
  • Job Offer Negotiation Assistance

 

To make an appointment, follow these instructions or email Mary at mfwhite@indiana.edu. She is excited to help you with all career needs!

Biology Undergraduate Award Applications are being accepted

Undergraduates earning a declared major through the IUB Department of Biology are invited to apply for our 2017-2018 Scholarships and Awards.  The following scholarships are being offered this year:

Aldred Family Scholarship ─ $1,000

Avian and Wildlife Research and/or Related Endeavors Scholarship ─ $1,000

Biology Undergraduate Research Award ─ 1,500

Blatchley Nature Study Club Scholarship ─ $500

Clark (Howard W. ) Scholarship ─ $750

Crowell (Sears) Scholarship for Undergraduates ─ $2,500

Eigenmann (Carl H. ) Scholarship ─ $750

Ferguson (Arlene ) Internship at Hilltop Gardens ─ $500

Fox Glen Research and Education Fund Award ─ $500

Frey (Sarah Elizabeth) Indiana Daffodil, Inc. Scholarship ─ $1,000

Grossman (Rex ) Award ─ up to $5,000

Kindig (John R. and Wendy L.) Scholarship ─ $6,243

Malacinski (George M.) Biology Scholarship ─ $1,000

McClung (L.S. ) Scholarship ─ $3,500

Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Award ─ $3,500

Mower (Alfred Parson ) Scholarship ─ $1,000

Roessler (William G.) Scholarship ─ $750

Seward (Fred) Award  ─ $2,500

Tatum (William J.) Award ─ $1,000

The application deadline for these awards is Monday, February 20, 2017.  Faculty and postdoctoral fellow recommendations for these awards are also due on February 20, 2017.  Be sure to approach your recommender(s) immediately in order to give them time to write their letters. Please visit the IUB Department of Biology website at the Undergraduate Studies/Awards & Scholarships web page (bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/index.shtml) to review the application criteria for each award and to determine if you are eligible to apply for any of these awards.  The following documents are located on Undergraduate Studies/Awards & Scholarships web page and are needed to complete your application packet, so be sure to read these documents carefully:

1.  Application instructions (bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/undergrad_awards_instructions2017.pdf)

2.  Application form (bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/undergrad_awards_application2017.pdf)

For those of you who have submitted scholarship applications in previous years, be aware that there is a new procedure for uploading your application packet now that IU retired Oncourse.  Details can be found in the application instructions.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if, after reading the application instructions, you have any questions.  Thank you!

Kathy

Kathy E. Wyss

Development Officer

Department of Biology

Jordan Hall 120

1001 E. 3rd St.

Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

812-855-6195

kwyss@indiana.edu

www.bio.indiana.edu

Lab assistant position available

A molecular lab assistant position is available in the Bever lab (Dept. of Biology) – flexible hours: 10-29 hrs/week. The lab assistant will prepare soil and root samples for sequencing of mycorrhizal fungal communities (DNA extractions, PCR, etc.). There may also be opportunities to assist with greenhouse and field experiments. The Bever lab studies the ecology and evolution of prairie plants and mycorrhizal fungi. More information about our research can be found here: http://www.indiana.edu/~beverlab/research.html

If interested in the position, please email Tanya Cheeke (tcheeke@indiana.edu) with a short statement of interest and a current resume with GPA, relevant coursework, lab experience, and references. Preference will be given to candidates with previous molecular experience, including pipetting, DNA extractions, and PCR.

 

 

Competitive Awards Application Workshops

This series of 5 workshops will introduce students to awards that fund activities such as teaching English or conducting research abroad with a Fulbright award, taking part in a post-graduate program in the United Kingdom or Ireland or applying for an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates or Graduate Research Fellowship. The workshops will take place on Wednesdays from 4:15 – 5:15 in room 217 of the Hutton Honors College and the first will be on March 9. The workshops are free, do not bear credit and registration is not required. Details and a schedule in the Events section at Competitive Awards Deadlines and Events.

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Kelley scholarships available to graduating Biology students

Dear Biology students,

 

The Kelley School of Business has developed a new program called “College+Kelley” and has up to 6 scholarships for strong IU students graduating in Biology who wish to supplement their undergraduate degree in Biology with a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) degree from the Kelley School of Business. The scholarships will cover up to 100% of tuition, and the program does not require any prior business or information systems courses. Something else to note is that if you have a GPA above 3.2, we can waive the GRE requirement.

Applications are due April 1, 2016.

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Scholarships for Biology Majors – Update

Dear Undergraduates:

If you are earning a major through the IUB Department of Biology and thought you might apply for 2016 departmental scholarships and awards, but didn’t get your drop box request in by the February 2 deadline, you can still do so. Requests for drop boxes MUST be received no later than noon on Friday, February 12. When emailing Kathy Wyss for your drop box, be sure to include the name and email address of the science faculty member who will be writing your letter of recommendation.

The following awards are being offered this year:

Aldred Family Scholarship ─ $1,000 (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/aldred.shtml)

Biology Undergraduate Research Award ─ $1,500  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/biology.shtml)

Blatchley Nature Study Club Scholarship ─ $500  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/blatchley.shtml)

Clark (Howard W. ) Scholarship ─ $750  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/clark.shtml)

Crowell (Sears) Scholarship for undergraduates ─ $1,000 (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/crowell.shtml)

Eigenmann (Carl H. ) Scholarship ─ $750  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/eigenmann.shtml)

Ferguson (Arlene ) Internship at Hilltop Gardens ─ $500  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/ferguson.shtml)

Fox Glen Research and Education Fund Award ─ $500  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/fox_glen.shtml)

Frey (Sarah Elizabeth) Indiana Daffodil, Inc. Scholarship ─ $1,000  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/daffodil.shtml)

Grossman (Rex ) Award ─ up to $5,000 (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/grossman.shtml)

Kindig (John R. and Wendy L.) Scholarship ─ $5,385 (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/kindig.shtml)

Malacinski (George M.) Biology Scholarship ─ $1,000 (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/malacinski.shtml)

McClung (L.S. ) Scholarship ─ up to $3,000  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/mcclung.shtml)

Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Award ─ $3,500  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/microbiology.shtml)

Mower (Alfred Parson ) Scholarship ─ $1,000  (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/mower.shtml)

Robinson (Sid) Biology Scholarship ─ $4,000 (by invitation only to direct admit students; http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/robinson.shtml)

Seward (Fred) Award  ─ $2,500 (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/seward.shtml)     

Tatum (William J.) Award ─ $1,000 (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/tatum.shtml)

 

Check the department’s “Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships” Web page (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/awards/index.shtml) for the requirements for each award and the application instructions. Students can also obtain the required 2016 application form there.

 

The application deadline for the above named awards is Monday, February 15, 2016.  Please contact Kathy Wyss at kwyss@indiana.edu if you have any questions.