Tuesday, September 19, 2017

IT/STEM Recruiting Fair

This Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 4:30PM to 7:30PM in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center Atrium, we will host our second annual IT/STEM Fair.
 
This year the IT/STEM Recruiting Fair will provide a “meet the firm” style event specific to IT/STEM Fields. Students will have the chance to connect one-on-one with employers about IT and STEM-related industries/careers.
 
Parking is available in the lot immediately west of the Visitors Center, and students are asked to enter the building from the west end.
 
Students should plan to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resume.
 
Light refreshments will be available.
 
Companies confirmed to attend are: CME Group, Discover Financial Services, Ensono, The Pizzo Group, and Starcom Worldwide.
 
Please contact Cathy Doederlein (cdoederlein1@niu.edu) with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nachusa Grasslands Ecosystem Restoration Scientist Job

We are excited to announce that The Nature Conservancy is hiring a Nachusa Grasslands Ecosystem Restoration Scientist.   This Scientist will be our on-site lead for providing technical and scientific support for habitat management and restoration at Nachusa Grasslands.  
The job will be posted at TNC’s careers page for the next several weeks.  Here is a link to the job posting

2018 Nachusa Grasslands Science Research Grants


Friends of Nachusa Grasslands is a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity founded by volunteers and dedicated to supporting the Nachusa Grasslands Preserve of The Nature Conservancy near Franklin Grove, Illinois.  To encourage science and education at Nachusa Grasslands, the Friends award monetary grants to qualified candidates conducting scientific research at the preserve.
 
Research projects should focus primarily on prairie, savanna, wetland, woodland, and stream habitat management such as prescribed fire, seed collection, weed control, general or specific flora or faunal populations, and natural areas restoration.  Research projects supported by the Friends in past years are listed at the Friends website: www.nachusagrasslands.org.
 
Academic scholars, university or college graduate students enrolled in pertinent programs of study, and independent researchers who are conducting or planning to conduct research at Nachusa Grasslands may apply for the grants.
 
The minimum 2018 individual grant is $500.  The maximum amount budgeted for all 2018 grants combined is $40,000.  
 
The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm, November 30, 2017.  Announcement of grant recipients will take place no later than February 1, 2018.  Grants must be used between February 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
 
Grant guidelines, instructions and an application form can be downloaded fromwww.nachusagrasslands.org.
 
Please address any questions, suggestions, or comments about the grant program to: nachusafriendsscience@gmail.com.