NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Warm-water Aquatic Ecology

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Warm-water Aquatic Ecology
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Summer 2020: May 17 to July 26
http://wilsonlab.com/reu/

Undergraduate students engaging in aquatic ecology research

NSF REU Aquatic Ecology Program in action

We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.  Ten undergraduate students will work closely with a team of Auburn University faculty to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, develop and lead an outreach project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.  Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop an interdisciplinary project involving complementary fields, such as community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, molecular biology, conservation, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, and microbiology.  The program will run from May 17 to July 26, 2020 (10 weeks).

All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior graduating no earlier than September 2020 or a high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the following fall semester after the REU program.  We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) and/or students in financial need to apply.

Although not financially supported by our REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in our REU Site research and professional development activities.

Share the flyer widely!

Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity for CUNY Students! Due 6/10

A fantastic opportunity for CUNY Undergraduates from our friends at The Futures Initiative:

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Opportunity

Please share with CUNY undergraduate students – Apply here by June 10, 2019 ! 

[Editor’s note: This newsletter has been updated with correct links to the application form. Please disregard the earlier version. Thank you.]

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

The Futures Initiative Leadership and Democracy Program provides up to thirty undergraduate students from any CUNY college with opportunities to develop leadership and peer mentoring skills. Students will receive a stipend for their contribution as well as support for transportation and cultural enrichment activities. They will participate in a variety of professional development workshops and opportunities designed to build community leadership skills and support success in school and beyond.

This year, the Futures Initiative is pleased to announce a partnership with the Promise and Perils of Democracy project supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In addition to the focus on leadership and peer mentoring, the 2019-2020 fellowship program cohort will address questions of democracy and informed public engagement.

Students will receive a stipend for their contribution as well as support for transportation and cultural enrichment activities.They will participate in a variety of professional development workshops and opportunities designed to build community leadership skills and support success in school and beyond.

We invite you to apply here by June 10, 2019 for this program.

For more details about the program, including eligibility and participation requirements, please visit our website. For a glimpse into last year’s program, visit http://futuresinitiative.org/mentors

Thank you all for your interest in this program!

Best,
Lauren Melendez
Undergraduate Leadership Director and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Kashema Hutchinson
Co-Director of the Undergraduate Leadership Program, The Futures Initiative
Doctoral Fellow, Urban Education
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY advocate greater equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered teaching and learning, and promote reinvestment in higher education as a public good.

Due tomorrow: REU on Bioplastics and Biocomposites

Washington State University (WSU) is recruiting interns for the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) that is connected to the NSF center on Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2). This is a great opportunity for students to gain hands on research experience in the fast-growing field of sustainable materials.  This is a unique REU program as the projects are all closely related to industry and have industry mentors that are directly engaged in each project.
 
The application for Summer 2019 REU program is now open. The application deadline is February 22, 2019.
 
 
Since the summer of 2017, the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2), has established a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site designed to provide undergraduate students a chance to participate in industry-directed fundamental research opportunities in the fields of bioplastics and biocomposites. The students will gain hands-on experience with synthesis, processing, and characterization of biobased plastics and composite materials. The REU program will continue for 3 years, i.e. Summer ’17, Summer ’18, and Summer ’19.
 
Each year, 10 students (recruited primarily from academic institutions where research programs in STEM are limited) will work on research conducted by the CB2, with 5 students conducting their research at Washington State University and 5 students doing their research projects at Iowa State University.
 
During the program, the students will participate in a series of bioplastics short courses, have responsibility for an independent research project performed with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and engage with leading industry experts from the Industrial Advisory Board of the CB2.
 
The students will have a shared, well-defined common focus on sustainable bioplastics and biocomposites that will enable a cohort experience with a common orientation in Ames, IA and debrief in Pullman, WA. The cohort will also be part of a larger community of scholars on both campuses, with the research results showcased at Washington State University in a final poster presentation and symposium.

Urban Water Innovation Network undergraduate research program

The deadline for the Urban Water Innovation Network undergraduate research program has been extended by a few days!!!

Students will have the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability -social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply.

To apply:  erams.com/UWIN/urp

Application deadline: January 28, 2019 Midnight

Dates: May 29 to August 1, 2019 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $4,500 stipend

Other support:  On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

For more information about UWIN, visit:erams.com/UWIN

For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, program coordinator: locheta@caryinstitute.org

 

MIT Summer Research Internship

MIT summer scholars 2019 flyerDownload Summer Scholars 2019 flyer

The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields. We would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of your students by posting or forwarding the attached flyer where your students will see it, or pass it on to an appropriate department for posting.

This challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science subfields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, we host presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research.

The summer scholars program is funded by the National Science Foundation REU program (grant number DMR-1419807). MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Internship Opportunities at the American Philosophical Society Library

2019-2020 Fellowship and Internship Opportunities at the American Philosophical Society Library

The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia invites applications for long and short-term research fellowships for scholars working in all fields, and especially those working on projects pertaining to the history of science, technology, and medicineearly American history; and Native American and Indigenous Studies.  The Library is also accepting applications for its 8-week Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Summer Undergraduate Internship program.

The strongest applications will demonstrate a clear need to consult materials housed in the APS Library and will list which collections will be used during the fellowship term. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at www.amphilsoc.org/library [amphilsoc.org].

Undergraduate Internships

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Summer Undergraduate Internship

These paid 8-week internships provide three talented undergraduates with the opportunity to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. The internship will take place from mid-June to mid-August 2019. During this time students will work at the APS Library and will also have the opportunity to travel to Native communities to share their work. The stipend is between $3000 and $3500 (depending on housing costs), plus a travel allowance.

Further information about the internship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/56020 [apply.interfolio.com].

Faculty and Staff researchers should review the additional opportunities below.

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Internship Opportunities – Museums and Cultural Institutions

CUNY Arts offers resources for students interested in arts and culture in New York. This is a great resource to find out about opportunities throughout the city. But it’s also a great resource to find out about internships at various arts and cultural institutions throughout the city! Browse through the different institutions with opportunities for jobs, internships, and volunteering. Be sure to click on each borough to see the full range of opportunities!

While you’re on the site, be sure to check out all the arts and cultural institutions that offer free or discounted admission with a CUNY ID–what a great way to spend Winter Break!

Warm-water Aquatic Ecology

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Warm-water Aquatic Ecology
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Summer 2019: May 19 to July 28
 
Overview: We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.  Ten undergraduate students will work closely with a team of Auburn University faculty to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, develop and lead an outreach project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.  Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop an interdisciplinary project involving complementary fields, such as community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, molecular biology, conservation, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, and microbiology.  The program will run from May 19 to July 28, 2019 (10 weeks).
 
Flyer: Please help us advertise the program by posting our flyer at your institution – http://wilsonlab.com/reu/pubs/reu_flyer.pdf  
 
Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior graduating no earlier than September 2019 or a high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the following fall semester after the REU program.  We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply.  The online application is available at http://wilsonlab.com/reu/application.html
 
Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($5,500) plus housing and subsistence, financial assistance for travel to and from Auburn, and support for lab and field supplies.  For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by 1 February 2019.
 
International students: Although not financially supported by our REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in our REU Site research and professional development activities.

Contact information: For more information about the REU Site, visit http://wilsonlab.com/reu/ or contact Dr. Alan Wilson (wilson@auburn.edu).

 

Evidence to Action Intern with the International Rescue Committee

Job Description

Job Title: Evidence to Action Intern
Band / Level / Grade: Intern
Department: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Unit
Location: New York, NY
Overtime Eligible: (per local law) N/a

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education and power. Given the disparity faced by women and girls, we specifically seek to narrow inequalities in the outcomes we seek, and to ensure that women and girls achieve equally to men and boys.

The IRC is examining the evidence-base available underpinning key interventions in a variety of sectors in development and conflict contexts as part of strategic planning, and is working to use this evidence to systematically improve our decision-making. The IRC’s Research, Evaluation, and Learning Unit is leading this effort.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Evidence to Action Intern will assist in searching for, analyzing, and synthesizing research evidence for the purposes of improving IRC’s programs. This work directly feeds into the IRC’s efforts to become an outcomes-driven and evidence-based organization, and will allow us to rapidly prototype and adapt various evidence synthesis products that can feed directly into decision-making by our staff as well as external stakeholders. The intern will report to the Officer, Evidence to Action. This position is part time, and will start on or around June 8th and will end on or around August 24th.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performing desk research on the impact of relevant humanitarian interventions
  • Drafting evidence synthesis and dissemination products on topics relevant to humanitarian work
  • Managing and editing extracted data from research articles
  • Copy editing and formatting key documents related to the Outcomes and Evidence Framework
  • Helping maintain evidence databases, including parts of the interactive Outcomes and Evidence Framework

Learning Outcomes:

  • Synthesize research for informed humanitarian decision-making
  • Communicate research results to key stakeholders
  • Observe, interact, and network with different NGO partners and IRC staff

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Officer, Evidence to Action
    Position directly supervises:
    None
  • Indirect Reporting: None

Job Requirements:

Education: Pursuing or recently graduated bachelor’s or master’s degree in a Social Science or other relevant field.

Work Experience: Previous experience as a research assistant, experience with literature reviews, or report writing.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Ability to carry out searches for research evidence. Ability to write straightforward summaries of research findings. Detail-oriented, ability to enter data into Excel.

Language Skills: English required.

 

Working Environment: Standard office work environment.

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The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

 

CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico

CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico

The City University of New York is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo!  Launching in summer 2018, CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico will enable students at CUNY to play a meaningful role in The New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Effort. The State of New York is mobilizing students from both CUNY and SUNY to travel to Puerto Rico this summer and work with non-profit organizations already rebuilding on the ground. The Service Corps is looking for motivated, hard-working students to be a part of this service community.

Participating students will:

  • Work with skilled trade professionals performing building and construction tasks to help rebuild communities and neighborhoods in Puerto Rico
  • Earn a stipend
  • Earn academic credit
  • Build workplace and community service skills

Important Program Facts:

  • The program will operate from mid-June to early August in Puerto Rico. Exact dates will be available soon.
  • Students must have the required documentation to travel to Puerto Rico.  Examples include a U.S. passport, state-issued driver’s license, state-issued photo identification card, U.S. passport card, US military ID, or a permanent resident card.
  • Students must be able to commit to a 2-week, 4-week or 6-week service project.  Students who apply will be asked to indicate their availability in 2-week blocks during the program.

To be eligible for CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico, students must:

  • Be matriculated in a degree program at a CUNY college at the time of application
  • Be currently enrolled in Spring 2018
  • Be planning to enroll in Fall 2018
  • Be in good academic standing at their college and have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits by end of Spring 2018 (18 credits for community college students)
  • Have the required documentation for domestic travel
  • Be committed: CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico is a two- to six-week commitment
  • Be willing to perform construction related tasks (under the supervision of a trained professional)
  • Be interested in serving as a CUNY ambassador in a setting that requires professional behavior

The application is due on May 13, 2018.  The link to the application is here: https://cunySUD.formstack.com/forms/sc_puerto_rico_app

Other Important Dates – TENTATIVE

  • Group Interviews: Week of May 21, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 25, 2018
  • Orientation/Pre-service training: Week of May 28, 2018