Thursday, February 4, 2016

Summer program in Environment and Public Health

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education is once again offering a summer program to prepare you for a career in Environment and Public Health.  It gives you valuable work experience, fulfills your experience-based education requirement, and prepares you to take the New Jersey State REHS Exam.  The internship portion is very helpful in finding a job.  The announcement is here.  You must register by May 1, but you should apply as soon as possible.

Study abroad in Italy

Rick Ludescher and the SEBS International Programs Office will be hosting a Study Abroad Showcase Event for the ISI Florence program on February 8th at 7PM in the Cook Student Center. The event is an opportunity for students to learn more about a semester long program in Florence that can potentially count towards their majors. Rick was there teaching this last fall and has some exciting pictures and information to share.

We are really hoping for a big turn out! If you could please encourage your students to attend the event (They do not have to gt there right at 7PM!!) it would be greatly appreciated. If you are willing to do so, it always helps encourage students to go to events if there is an incentive--maybe 5 bonus points on a quiz. I will have a sign in sheet, so I can provide information on who is there.

If this is something that you all are willing to provide, and encourage others in your department to do, it would be a great help to us and one step closer to internationalizing student education in SEBS.

I have attached a flyer with a little more information.



Megan Francis, MA
Assistant Dean,
SEBS International Programs
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(o) 848.932.6385
(f) 732.932.0312

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Scholarships for female students--applications due March 31

Society of Women
Environmental Professionals

New Jersey Chapter

Scholarship Program

Purpose of the Scholarship Program:

To encourage women to pursue careers in an environmental
field; to mentor students with environmentally-related majors and provide students with
connections to SWEP’s membership for future internships/careers in the environmental

The Award:

Scholarship money will be granted annually to two female students, one graduate and one
undergraduate, who are pursuing environmentally-related studies with an intended
commitment to pursue a career in the environmental field. The SWEP New Jersey
Chapter will determine the amount of the scholarship based on fundraising activities. At
this time, it is anticipated that the awards will be $2,000 each. The scholarship will be
given directly to the student in one lump sum. Also included with the award is a free
one-year membership to the SWEP New Jersey Chapter.

Eligibility Requirements:

You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible:

a) I am female.
b) I am a United States citizen or hold permanent resident status.
c) I am currently:
i) Enrolled at an accredited college or university located in New Jersey; OR
ii) A legal resident of New Jersey and enrolled at an accredited college or
university located outside of New Jersey.
d) As of September 2016, I will:
i) Have completed 60 credit hours or the equivalent (entering into Junior or
Senior year) and will be matriculated as an undergraduate student at an
accredited college or university; OR
ii) Be matriculated as a graduate student at an accredited college or university.
e) I have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (scale of 4.0) or its equivalent.
f) I have a declared major in a field related to the environment.
g) I have submitted a complete scholarship application by March 31, 2016.
h) I will be available for an interview conducted by NJSWEP representatives.
i) I am not an immediate family member of a member of the NJSWEP Board of
Directors, or NJSWEP Scholarship Selection Committee.

Terms Under Which Scholarships are Awarded:

A. Applications must be submitted on the application form with all required
additional information attached.

B. Applications must be mailed to the NJSWEP Scholarship Chairperson. The
Chairperson must receive complete applications by March 31, 2016. Applications
received after that date will not be considered. Send all applications to:

Kavitha Subramaniam, Ph.D.
NJSWEP Scholarship Chair
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
989 Lenox Drive
Suite 124
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

C. All applications received by the NJSWEP Scholarship Chairperson will be judged
by the NJSWEP Scholarship Selection Committee in order to choose a winning
candidate. The committee may interview up to five of the top candidates. The
interview process is expected to occur in April 2016, with the winners expected to
be announced in May 2016. Checks will be presented to the winners at the 2016
NJSWEP Gala, which is tentatively scheduled for June 2016.

D. All applicants must meet the minimum grade requirements in order to apply. A
complete official academic transcript, which includes the latest grading
period, must be provided by March 31, 2016.

E. We strongly encourage the winners to attend the 2016 Gala to accept their awards.
We also request the winners’ attendance at the 2017 Gala to update NJSWEP
members on how they benefited from receiving the award. The Gala is typically
held in June.

For additional information or questions that are not addressed in this application, please
send a message to Kavitha Subramaniam at Please include “NJSWEP
Scholarship” in the subject line of your email.

Clean Water Action NJ jobs and internships

Clean Water Action NJ will be on campus at the Spring Career and Internship Fair on Thursday February 4th 11:00 AM to 4:30 pm recruiting students and graduating seniors to help us with our environmental campaigns.  The career fair will be located at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on Busch Campus. We have both full time and internship opportunities available. All of our positions are paid.

This is a unique and excellent learning employment opportunity. All of our employees will become well versed in a wide variety of environmental issues and will be trained to perform a wide range of daily job functions. New staff will work alongside our full-time campaign staff and organizers.  Even if students do not end up following a non-profit career track, many of the basic communications skills they learn working with us will be transferable to a variety of career interests.

We are looking for candidates with excellent communication skills and a passion for environmental issues.  For additional information, I have a job and internship posting at the school's online career page, and I would love to meet interested candidates (and professors with questions) at the upcoming fair.  Our career fair presence is informational, so casual dress is fine for us for busy students

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding our opportunities.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to share this information.
Eric Benson
Canvass Director
Clean Water Action NJ
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559 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744-3005
(973) 744-3069 Fax

1444 Eye St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005

Seminars you should attend

Next Tuesday Feb 9, 6:00-7:30PM, Jim Hansen will speak about ‘Climate Change and Energy:  How can justice be achieved for young people and nature?’  Hansen is the former head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and the first prominent US scientist to testify before Congress, in the 1980’s, about global warming.  Sponsored by  Rutgers Insitute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science and the office of the Cook Campus Dean.  Cook Student Center.  More info and registration at

Thursday Feb 25, 7PM, Dan Fagin will speak about ‘Connecting the Dots in Toms River and Beyond’ with Kate John-Alder, SEBS Dept of Landscape Architecture. Fagin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and on the faculty at NYU.  His book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, is about the dumping of industrial pollutants by chemical companies and the investigations of the cancer cluster that arose in Toms River.  Sponsored by the School of Public Health, the Bloustein School, and the office of the Cook Campus Dean.  Institute for Food Nutrition & Health Rm 101. Reception and book signing to follow.  More info and registration at

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Summer internship with USGS

If you have any students interested in a summer internship with the USGS - NJWSC please note that we are currently accepting applications through USA Jobs. The vacancy number and opening and closing dates are:

Opening and Closing Dates:  2/2 through 2/8/16