Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Scholarships

Visit Academic Works to apply for scholarships and opportunities at NIU! Below are some other opportunities for you to review and apply for! Make sure you research the details and expectation of each opportunity before you apply.
 
Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship
Deadline: December 31
 
Humanity in Action Fellowship
Deadline: January 8
 
Pickering Fellowship
Deadline: January 12
 
NIU House Leader Positions
Deadline: January 31
 
NIU Human Connections Global Internship and Leadership Development Program
Deadline: February 1
 
2018 Boren Awards
Deadline: February 8
 
UDALL
Deadline: March 8
The Udall Foundation’s programs promote leadership, education, collaboration, and conflict resolution in the areas of environment, public lands, and natural resources in order to strengthen Native nations, assist federal agencies and others to resolve environmental conflicts, and to encourage the continued use and appreciation of our nation’s rich resources.  The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.  In 2018, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx
 
Goldwater
The BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. For additional information visit:https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position for Spring 2018

Finding food in a changing ocean: Estimating and comparing diets of New Zealand’s seabirds
Undergraduate Research Assistant: Spring 2018

We are looking for an undergraduate student interested in pursuing an independent, SEF-funded research project to join the Jones Lab and examine the diet of some of New Zealand’s seabirds. Global climate change has led to increased oceanic temperatures which will negatively impact marine ecosystems. Shifts in oceanic conditions alter the productivity of marine phytoplankton and can lead to trophic mismatches, which is when there is a scarcity of prey during a critical and energetically demanding life-history stage (e.g. breeding). Seabirds are often top predators in marine systems and are excellent indicators of marine health. Their ability to successfully breed each year is highly dependent on the productivity of waters surrounding their nesting colonies. For breeding seabirds, trophic mismatching may result in an inability to acquire sufficient prey for individual maintenance and successful reproduction, as has been observed recently in the North Pacific Ocean. Given that nearly one-third of seabird species are threatened with extinction, it is critical to assess the changes that are occurring in marine food webs so that mitigation strategies can be developed. New Zealand is the world’s seabird biodiversity hotspot and provides ample opportunity to assess the potential impacts to breeding seabirds posed by changes in prey species richness and abundance.

The student will work with PhD student Christy N. Wails to explore this topic. The student will process stable isotope samples, assist in analyzing results, present findings, and will have the opportunity to participate in manuscript preparation. Compensation is available to support the student over a 12-week period.

Competitive applicants will be confident writers, comfortable using Excel, and possess a basic understanding of statistics.  A 3.0 or above GPA is required.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume highlighting relevant coursework and any research experience, a short writing sample, and contact information for one reference in a single PDF to Christy N. Wails (wailscn@gmail.com) by 31 December 2017. Please include “NZ seabird diet application” as the subject.






Thursday, November 30, 2017

University of Nebraska's Summer Research Program


Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.
Summer 2018 research programs include:
  • Applied Plant Systems
  • Bioenergy Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Agronomic Systems
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Nanohybrid Functional Materials
  • Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
  • Redox Biology
  • Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments
  • Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Virology

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a consortium of NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and other summer research opportunities programs (SROP).
One unique feature of the Nebraska Summer Research Program is the partnership between the REU and SROP programs and the Office of Graduate Studies. Students benefit in having a community of scholars in which to learn and to share research with.
This intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Thursday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Thursday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.


SPUR Fellowship





SEEDS Partnerships For Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Fellowship

The SPUR Fellowship is the highest honor in the SEEDS program, and fellows are encouraged to be the outstanding leaders in the future of ESA. The award supports the undergraduate student in designing and conducting an ecology research project of interest.  SEEDS has established partnerships with field stations and mentors to offer exciting summer opportunities that will be tailored to meet your interests, career objectives and growth as a scientist. For most opportunities, no prior research experiences is necessary. 

Award Details
The coming SPUR Fellowship will run from January 2018 through August 2019.  The award includes:
  1. A paid summer research or internship opportunity with a partner site with travel and research expenses covered.
  2. Participation and travel expenses to the 2018 SEEDS Leadership Meeting.
  3. Participation and travel expenses to the 2019 SEEDS Spring National Field Trip
  4. Participation and ravel expenses to the 2019 ESA Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY
  5. An additional SEEDS $500 award given after the 2019 ESA Annual Meeting completing all requirements for the award and evaluations submitted.

Eligibility
  • Undergraduate students seeking a Bachelors degree (graduation date no earlier than Spring 2019) – freshman, sophomores and juniors.
  • Associate degree with the intention of receiving a Bachelors degree
  • Supports the mission of SEEDS
  • Underrepresented minority, low income, first generation college and veteran students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Requirements
  • Able to work in a highly independent manner – (Most often mentors are located in different areas from the fellow’s home institution. SEEDS staff and the rest of the fellowship cohort will also be located at distance.)
  • Maintain regular and reliable communication via email, phone, and web meetings
  • Must participate in scheduled web meetings with SEEDS staff and the fellowship cohort
  • Meet all deadlines
  • Maintain a LinkedIn profile and acknowledge the Fellowship on LinkedIn profiles, conference abstracts and proceedings and publications as specified (instructions will be provided)
  • Write and publish a blog on your reflections as a SPUR Fellow after your summer experience
  • Please see the individual Partnership Research Sites for any further requirements
For additional information (how to apply, timeline, etc.) visit: http://esa.org/seeds/fellowship/

PhD Student Position in Environmental Engineering


Environmental Fellows Program


Friday, November 17, 2017

Summer Job Opportunity at Carus Corporation

2018 Summer Student/Temp
La Salle, IL, US

Job Class4829 Manufacturing
GENERAL DUTIES/TASKS:
1. Assist in pick up and delivery of corporate interoffice mail.
2. Assist in horticulture project of removing prairie landscaping.
3. Participate in general housekeeping projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:               
College student with a technical background and an interest in chemical manufacturing.   
Requires a self-motivated individual with good organizational and communication skills 
as well as excellent work standards. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must have sufficient mobility to access all areas of the plant site in support of assigned work.
This will involve climbing and descending ladders and stairways. Must be able to lift and manipulate
up to 50 lb containers of raw materials or finished products. Must be able to legally operate a motor
vehicle and a forklift. Exposed to noise, dust, heat, steam, and hazardous materials requiring use of 
safety equipment. Required to wear personal protective equipment in the plant environment, which 
may include a respirator or other specialized equipment.

Get more information here at Carus Corporation's website.

Scholarship Opportunity for Students Who Have Completed an Internship






Tuesday, November 14, 2017

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center Internship

The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (NGRREC) seeks project proposals to provide research experiences for undergraduate interns during the summer of 2017.
 
NGRREC is looking for research projects in ecology, management, education, policy, or human dimensions related to great rivers and their watersheds. We seek to represent a diversity of topics in river and watershed level research and encourage college and university faculty, state and federal government agencies, and non-profit organizations working within the Mississippi River Watershed to submit research proposals to be matched with a summer college intern.
 
The 2018 program once again hopes to host several college students for a ten-week paid internship. The number of projects selected for the 2018 cycle will be determined based on available funding. Project advisors will have a project budget of up to $1,500 for project supplies, travel (fieldwork and Symposium attendance), and contractual services. The program begins with students participating in a week-long Short Course and orientation at NGRREC's Field Station May 21-25, followed by a nine-week internship.  During the internship period, students will work directly with project mentors from host organizations selected by proposals to this solicitation. The program concludes with a Symposium on July 30 and 31, 2018 during which each student will present their summer work to their fellow interns and project advisors.
https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/6f277d5f001/6fa97078-14b4-4152-851c-4c8498079eed.jpgThe deadline to submit project proposals is November 20, 2017, 5:00pm CST.
 
For submission instructions and other details related to this solicitation download the Intern Program RFPYou can also view information about Important Program Dates,Project Purchasing Policies, and Proposal Instructions.
 
To see examples of previously supported projects, please visit our Intern Program website and download one of our Intern Symposium Proceedings which include abstracts and posters from each project.
 
For questions please email Intern Program Coordinator, Natalie Marioni, at ngrrecintern@lc.edu.