Monday, June 18, 2018

Consulting internship in Highland Park

MIG Consulting LLC, a small environmental engineering firm in Highland park, is looking for summer and fall interns. If any of you students are interested, please call Moumita at 732-543-1149.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Research in the Antarctic

The Schofield lab within the Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences is seeking 3 positive,
dependable, detail-oriented undergraduate students to assist with oceanographic research in Antarctica this
coming year. The students chosen will be responsible for aiding in sampling and data collection for the Palmer
Long-Term Ecological Research project (, monitoring phytoplankton dynamics in
response to rapidly changing physical conditions (temperature warming, sea ice melt, etc.) along the West
Antarctic Peninsula. Accepted applicants will receive research credits, and all transportation, lodging, and food
expenses will be covered for the duration of research.
Requirements:Enrolled in or graduated from a B.S. program in marine sciences, biology, environmental science, or
related field
Must be able to take leave for a semester or coordinate with professors to complete classes remotelyPrevious field work or lab experience is an assetPosition 1: September 29, 2018 to December 21, 2018Based at Palmer Station, AntarcticaResponsibilities include field excursions out on a small research vessel 3 days a week deploying
oceanographic instruments and collecting water samples, processing water samples in the lab,
maintaining data logs, and basic data analysis. Will help set up the lab at the beginning of season.
6-day work weeks, sometimes with long hours on field daysPosition 2: December 27, 2018 to February 15, 20186-week research cruise down the West Antarctic PeninsulaResponsibilities include deployment of oceanographic instruments, water collection, and processing of
water samples in the lab.
7-day work weeks, working variable hours including sometimes at nightPosition 3: December 27, 2018 to April 11, 20186-week research cruise down the West Antarctic Peninsula, followed by 2 months at Palmer StationSee responsibilities from positions 1 and 2. Will help break down lab at end of season.
If interested, please send resume (with names and contact information for 3 references), unofficial transcripts,
a 1-page cover letter describing your research interests to Nicole Waite ( and
Schuyler Nardelli ( by July 1, 2018.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Job opening at ERM

My company just posted a new entry level position.  I am going to be hiring manager for it.

I think we put the posting through Rutgers’ main site as well, but if you know of any recent grads looking for work, please do not hesitate to forward my contact information and have them reach out. 


Michael S. Schaffer
Senior Project Manager

200 Charles Ewing Boulevard, Suite 160 │ Ewing, New Jersey │ 08628
T (609) 403-7536 │ M (516) 551-3740 │ F (609) 359-8664
E Michael.Schaffer@erm.comW           

Monday, May 7, 2018

Study wildlife in South India and Thailand

I am emailing to announce Jungle Life, a new Art+Science opportunity happening this June, aimed at creatively exploring the diverse wildlife of South India and Thailand! The ART+BIO Collaborative, an educational nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, offers various Field Studies of Art+Nature. We integrate art and the life sciences via public engagement, education, and research. We value diversity and inclusion in the arts and sciences, and design novel travel programs for artists, scientists, students, educators, professionals and for anyone interested in integrating nature, art, and biology in the wild.

We are happy to offer significant funding for underrepresented minorities and students of color for Jungle Life.

Please consider applying to Jungle Life and help spread the word about this incredible opportunity to anyone who may be interested. Here are the details:

JUNGLE LIFE: Field Studies of Art+Nature in South India and Thailand
Program Highlights
Creative exploration of the unique and lush jungle environments of the Western Ghats of South India and the tropical island of Koh Lon, Thailand.
Hands-on observation, artistic interpretation, collaboration, and applications of various biological and natural history methods.
Immersive project-based investigations and utilization of the natural habitat as a STUDIO+LAB to explore and make informed art about tropical plants, animals, and nature.
Participation in the first Digital Naturalism Conference in Thailand.

Dates: June 5-19, 2018
Click HERE for more Info & Application

There are limited spaces available. Those interested are highly encouraged to apply today. Please click on the link for photos and more information. Thank you for helping us to spread the word about this unique opportunity, and don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!
Best wishes,
Stephanie Dowdy-Nava
Co-Founder, ART+BIO Collaborative
Program Director, Field Studies of Art+Nature

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Summer jobs with Environment New Jersey

Protect Our Oceans this summer with Environment New Jersey!

This summer, here in New Jersey, and in states across the country, we are working to protect wildlife and our oceans, lakes and streams by banning polystyrene – or what a lot of people think of as Styrofoam.

Nothing we use for 5 minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years. Right now, Americans throw away 70 million plastic foam cups everyday – that’s 25 billion plastic foam cups thrown away in just one year.

Later this summer, we’ll also be working to save the bees – by banning harmful toxic insecticides that are a leading cause to bee colony die off.

We’re hiring paid campaign staff to work in New Brunswick, NJ and in over 30 cities across the country. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.

If you’re offered a position, you’ll not only have the chance to learn how to engage the public on urgent and important environmental issues, you’ll learn how to fundraise, manage your own team, organize news conferences, lobby elected officials and more.

Apply for a job with Environment New Jersey this summer to protect our planet!


Morgan Folger
Assistant Canvass Director
Fund for the Public Interest

104 Bayard St, 6th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Monday, April 30, 2018

Welcome the new Undergraduate Program Director for Environmental Sciences!

Dear all,

I have now served as UPD for two three-year terms.  Can you believe it!  After six years, I'm pretty burned out, so it is time for new leadership.  Effective July 1, the new UPD for the Environmental Science major will be Dr. Jeffra Schaefer.  Her office is just down the hall from mine.  I'll still be available for help and I will continue to advise my current advisees.  And I will do everything I can to make this a seamless transition.

Welcome Jeffra!

Working with the undergraduates in this program has been tremendously rewarding.  You guys are great!


Money to study abroad

[[[I got this email today and wanted to share it with you all. It is too late to get funding to study abroad for this coming year, but for the following year (fall 2019 to spring 2020), I want you to know that Rutgers has money to help you if you want to study abroad. Talk to your advisor and the new UPD, Jeffra Schaefer NOW to prepare for 2019-2020 travel.]]]

Dear Members of the Rutgers-New Brunswick Community:

Central to the mission of the RU-1st program, Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) has expanded additional funding opportunities to support first-generation Rutgers–New Brunswick students participating in study abroad. The RU-1st Scholarship was created to alleviate cost, one of the greatest barriers to study abroad. By providing fully-funded opportunities for students to engage in international experiences, this scholarship helps to provide access to high-impact learning opportunities within a truly global classroom.

I am pleased to announce that UAA has awarded 18 students with a scholarship to embark on programs organized, led, and taught by Rutgers faculty and facilitated through a partnership with Rutgers Global. Students will be part of programs that range from two to five weeks, and travel to locations that include Greece, Thailand, France, England, and Italy.

I would like to congratulate the following students who have been awarded the 2018 RU-1st Scholarship:

· Prince Abruquah, School of Arts and Sciences - Engaging with Greece in Transition

· Zuleekha Aminu, School of Arts and Sciences - Human Health and the Metropolis: Tensions and Transformations in Southeast Asia

· Tymier Branch, School of Arts and Sciences - Social Welfare System of China: Service Learning Practicum

· Malcolm Christopher-Manning, School of Arts and Sciences - Art in Paris: Spaces, Places, and Pictures

· Nidhi Desai, School of Arts and Sciences - Human Health and the Metropolis: Tensions and Transformations in Southeast Asia

· Jahmarry Grant, School of Arts and Sciences - Art in Paris: Spaces, Places, and Pictures

· Maria Guevara, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences - Migrants and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean

· Shileen Hernandez, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences - Culture and Community Health in Mexico

· Jessica Hilinski, School of Arts and Sciences - Summer in Rome, Italy

· Erika Jean-Pierre, School of Engineering - Summer in Rome, Italy

· Jamal Kareem, School of Arts and Sciences - Art in Paris: Spaces, Places, and Pictures

· Bryan Mathew, School of Arts and Sciences - Romania's [R]Evolution: Community Care for Vulnerable Groups in Romania

· Delmarice Price, Mason Gross School of the Arts - The Microbiology and Culture of Cheese & Wine

· Kashea Richards, School of Arts and Sciences - Summer in Rome, Italy

· Leyla Rosario, School of Arts and Sciences - Migrants and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean

· Veronica Smith, School of Arts and Sciences - Summer in Rome, Italy

· Jahmir Sterling, School of Arts and Sciences - Creative Writing

· Perpetual Tamakloe, School of Arts and Sciences - Global Health Practicum in Tanzania

Safe travels,

Ben. Sifuentes-J√°uregui

Vice Chancellor and

Professor, American Studies and Comparative Literature

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Rutgers University–New Brunswick