Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NWF Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships Available - Application Deadline 7/14/13

Spots are still available for National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program  2013 GRADUATE Fellowships. 
NWF’s Campus Ecology Fellows confront climate change on their campuses and help to educate and engage the campus community on
climate action solutions.
Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to graduate students working with members of the faculty, staff, or administration on projects designed to help address climate change impacts and to protect wildlife and habitat on campus and beyond. In addition to a modest grant, Fellows also receive project support, leadership development, recognition of their accomplishments and other perks.

This year’s Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work with one of the four following campaigns:

• Stopping Expansion of Dirty Energy
Safeguarding Wildlife and Habitat in the Appalachian Forests
Protecting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Habitats
Clean Energy Solutions

Please visit to learn more and access application materials

Don’t delay! Applications are due July 14th!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy workshop

Announcing the 3rd annual
SUMMER INSTITUTE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGYHosted by the Energy Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (University of Chicago); Energy and Sustainability Engineering (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Initiative for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)

What is the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy?

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the title subjects: sustainability and energy. From August 5-16, a diverse body of participants will converge on the UIC campus and immerse itself in a broad spectrum of sustainability and energy related topics. Issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs. Participants will engage these issues through interactive and interdisciplinary lectures and panel discussions, collaborative research projects that stress scientific innovation and entrepreneurship, networking opportunities with academics and professionals, and tours of sustainability and energy related sites in the Chicago area. This experience leaves graduates of the Summer Institute with a firm foundation for future careers in sustainability and energy, and inspires them to lead the next generation as thoughtful and informed global citizens. For 2013, SISE will look at sustainability and energy through the lens of transportation.

SISE is directed by Dr. George Crabtree, Senior-Scientist and Director of the JCESR program at Argonne National Laboratory, and Distinguished Professor of Physics at UIC. Check out his interview on the Washington Post here!

Admission into the program is highly competitive. 60-80 participants will be accepted from a pool of national applicants. SISE will continue to accept applications up until July 1, 2013. Admissions is granted on a semi-rolling basis. Applications are reviewed near the beginning of each month. Applicants should 1) fill out the online application, 2) submit a resume, and 3) send in three letters of recommendation. Applicants will need a working LinkedIn profile to complete the online application.


We invite you to learn more about the Summer Institute.
Visit us on the web at [ ], and like us on Facebook at [ ]

If you have any questions, please also feel free to contact us at [ ]. One of out SISE staff will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

This email is sent on behalf of
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
Thomas Aláan, Program Coordinator


White House Volunteer Program

White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Serving as an OSTP Student Volunteer provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts in OSTP's topic-based divisions (Division internship), or on OSTP's legal team (Legal internship).

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CHEM 100

This course is can be used for all BA students in ENVS.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Illinois Solar Energy Association Internship

ISEA Internship Announcement
Illinois Solar Energy Association is seeking a Program Development Intern!

This is a great opportunity for students seeking to learn more about local energy markets and to work to advance the acceleration of the solar industry in Illinois.

The ISEA Program Development Intern will be involved in program expansion, best practice, grant and policy research, member communications, website management, event coordination and various other tasks.

Please visit the ISEA website for more information and to apply.