EPA prize competition

EPA is announcing the fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge prize competition that asks student teams to design green infrastructure for their campus.  This year, teams will incorporate climate resiliency and consider community engagement in their stormwater management designs.   EPA is calling for college and university students to form teams with a faculty advisor to participate in the competition.  EPA encourages teams to be multidisciplinary (comprised of planners, engineers, designers, scientists, and more).  Teams will be able to submit in either the master plan or demonstration project categories.

Registration for this year’s competition will be open from September 1-30, 2016.  Submissions for this year’s competition will be due December 16, 2016 and winners will be announced in Spring 2017.

EPA will offer faculty and student prizes. Faculty advisors will receive $3,000 for first-place teams and $2,000 for second-place teams. Student team members will receive $2,000 for first-place teams and $1,000 for second-place teams.

Please see (https://www.epa.gov/campusrainworks) for more information.  Additional questions may be directed to Katelyn Amraen at RainWorks@epa.govbanwe

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Cryospheric Sciences

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in cryospheric sciences. Researchers at the Observatory work to understand the dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth’s interactions with human society. Our scientists lead research in the fields of solid Earth dynamics; ocean, atmospheric and climate systems; cryospheric sciences; paleoclimate and biogeoscience. Continue reading

Position Available: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to participate in a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative-funded study of the influence of natural oil and gas seeps on the pelagic ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. The position will include fieldwork in the Gulf of Mexico, laboratory analyses of field samples, analysis of metagenomic datasets and synthesis with environmental data sets. Continue reading

Position Available: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to participate in a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative-funded study of the influence of natural oil and gas seeps on the pelagic ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. The position will include fieldwork in the Gulf of Mexico, laboratory analyses of environmental samples, development of mathematical models to analyze and synthesis environmental data sets. Continue reading

Scholarship Opportunity (undergraduates) Duke University Marine Laboratory

Deadline: 25 February 2016

The Duke University Marine Lab is pleased to offer scholarships for two non-Duke undergraduates covering tuition & fees, room & board, books, travel to Beaufort, and full support for participation in a Beaufort Signature travel course to Panama during a semester of study, Fall 2016 in Beaufort North Carolina. Undergraduate fellows will enroll in Duke courses taught in Beaufort, where there is emphasis on the biology and physiology of marine organisms, marine molecular biology, marine policy, and coastal socio-ecological issues. Announcement of awards will be made no later than 15 March 2016Students on financial aid should consult with their financial aid advisor to determine how a scholarship would impact their financial aid package. Continue reading

Nominate an exceptional K-6 grade teacher for a Presidential Award

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for K-12 teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Since 1983, more than 4,400 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.

Presidential awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States; a trip to Washington D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.  Please consider nominating an exceptional K-6 teacher this year. (Nominations for teachers who teach grades 7-12 will be open next year.)

The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2016 and the deadline for applications is May 1, 2016.  For more information on nominations and applications, visit www.paemst.org. For materials to help spread the word about PAEMST, please visit https://www.paemst.org/recruitment.

Rutgers Summer Research Program – RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering)

CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH: In the Biomedical Sciences http://molbiosci.rutgers.edu/, students can choose from among 200 labs, including the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs http://rise.rutgers.edu/rk_partners.php: Cellular Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Advanced Materials. By applying to RiSE, students can opt to be automatically considered for partner REUs.

PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING

OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school workshops, career exploration, field trips

EXCELLENT FUNDING: Generous stipend + housing + travel

ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools. Exciting new SUPER Grad (SUmmer Pipeline to Excellence at Rutgers) Graduate Fellowship http://odi.rutgers.edu/supergrad  program awards prestigious graduate fellowships to outstanding RiSE alumni.

GREAT LOCATION: professional & recreational advantages.

FUN & FRIENDSHIPS: Vibrant multi-cultural community and social program.

Students should apply https://grad.admissions.rutgers.edu/Rise/  now. Rolling admissions is in progress and is highly selective.

Questions? rise@rci.rutgers.edu or 732.848.6584.

Rutgers New Brunswick Degree Programs in the biological, physical & social/behavioral sciences, math, and engineering.

Program Coordinator Position at the University of Connecticut

The Institute for Student Success seeks candidates for a Program Coordinator for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program at the Storrs campus. The person in this position will develop and implement programs and services to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This includes developing innovative and sustained strategies that result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.  Continue reading