Monday, July 27, 2015

ARC GIS classes through continuing education

The Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education will be offering evening classes in GIS this fall:

This is a great alternative if you can't take a full 3-credit GIS course.  I'm currently auditing Fundamentals of Geomatics online (372:232) and it is awesome-very interesting and useful.  I highly recommend it.  The 1-credit lab for this course (573:233) is being offered this fall.  I highly recommend it as well.  I will give you elective credits in the ES major for 372:232 (I believe the course number is changing to 573:232).

Monday, July 6, 2015

Interested in the MPH?

[[if you are interested in getting a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH), you should try to attend this fair.  You will learn a lot about the MPH offered through Rutgers, and it will probably help you understand other MPH programs as well.  - Lisa ]]

Registration is now available for the NJ Graduate, Health Professions, and Law Admissions Fair coordinated by Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The event will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the College Avenue Student Center (formerly the Rutgers Student Center) on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus. Meet with hundreds of students seeking information about graduate, law, and health professions programs.

NEW THIS YEAR: This year we are partnering with career offices across the state of New Jersey to invite all college students to participate in our event.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER: Information about the NJ Graduate, Health Professions, and Law Admissions Fair, including pricing options and registration forms, are available on our website ( )! PRIORITY REGISTRATION IS OCTOBER 9.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact our team at or 848-445-5575. We look forward to building upon our valuable partnership with you.

Toi Tyson
Committee Chair

University Career Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Monday, June 22, 2015

Do you oppose the south Jersey gas pipeline?

[[I am posting this as a public service to educate my students about an important environmental issue in NJ.  I am not taking a position on this issue.]]

South Jersey Gas wants to place a 24" gas pipeline through 22 miles of preserved NJ Pinelands.
For more information on the proposed pipeline, please see this story from May 21, 2015: 

If you oppose this pipeline: send a letter or email urging Board of Public Utilities (BPU) commissioner Joseph Fiordaliso to reject a proposal that would allow South Jersey Gas to place a 24" gas pipeline through 22 miles of preserved NJ Pinelands. Commissioner Fiordaliso is calling for written public comments on the pipeline until June 27, 2015. The Pinelands are a unique and important ecosystem which should continue be treasured and preserved for future generations. Tell the commissioner to uphold the law and reject the proposed pipeline there. 

Send your comments to Board Secretary, Irene Kim Asbury by mail to:

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attn: Board Secretary Irene Kim Asbury

Or by email to:

You must include the docket number - GO13030202 and identify your correspondence with the heading "In the Matter of the Petition of South Jersey Gas Company for Authorization to Construct a 24" Pipeline through Maurice River Township in Cumberland County, The City of Estell Manor in Atlantic County, and Upper Township in Cape May County, NJ". 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NJDEP job deadline is THURSDAY!


OPENING DATE: May 14, 2015 CLOSING DATE: May 28, 2015




DESCRIPTION: Under close supervision of a supervisory official, in an Environmental Program within the Department of Environmental Protection, learns to conduct routine surveys, studies, inspections, and/or investigations relating to the improvement and/or monitoring of environmental conditions, and/or the enforcement of environmental laws/regulations; does other related duties.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Geography or in Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Bio-resource Engineering.

License: Appointees will be required to possess a valid driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essentials duties of the position.

RESIDENCY: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7(L. 2011 Chapter 70), also known as the New Jersey First Act which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the NJDEP on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey state employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from within the NJDEP or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than 7 days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the act.

AUTHORIZATION TO WORK: Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Regulations. Note: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorships for citizenships to the United States.

NOTE: Interviews will be afforded based on the cover letter, resume and credentials submitted in response to this notice. Applicants may be required to provide a copy of their transcripts at time of interview.

SCOPE OF ELIGIBILITY: Open to eligible candidates who meet the above requirements.


Melissa Pocino

Division of Human Resources

Bureau of Human Resources Operations

PO Box 420; Mail Code 436-01

Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

E-mail Address:

Fax Number (609) 292-0968

POSTING AUTHORIZED BY: Deni Gaskill, Manager

Division of Human Resources

Accommodations will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is an Equal Opportunity

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Internships at MedImmune

Have all applicants send their resume to my MedImmune email

Just a reminder, this position will include assisting outside these duties. We can also make an effort to have the students housed within current MedImmune or Astra Zeneca employees houses.

Intern: Hazardous Materials Inventory Project

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Intern: Indus Hygiene & Chem.Safety

- Intern – Hazardous Materials Inventory Project

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Intern: MedImmune Biologics - Indus Hygiene & Chem. Safety

Location: Gaithersburg, MD

MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule and biologic prescription medicines. MedImmune is pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas, including respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity; cardiovascular and metabolic disease; oncology; neuroscience; and infection and vaccines.

We are currently seeking candidates who are working towards obtaining a Bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry or any Science related field for an internship during the summer of 2015. This summer internship opportunity in Industrial Hygiene & Chemical Safety Group.

Core Responsibilities:

· Efficiently conduct chemical and other hazardous material inventory and accurately record all required

· Inventory information on the provided inventory worksheet

· Update the electronic inventory database

· Management of material Safety Data Sheet (SDS) recordkeeping

· Review MSDSs for new or updated versions and update the MSDS database (SDS Browser)

Position Requirements

Position Requirements:

    Be able work with limited, direct supervision and be flexible according to the business needs /dynamic.
    Should have an awareness of applicable general safety procedures
    Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
    Experience with Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
    Be able to travel locally between the facilities within 5 miles
    Must have experience in working in laboratories with chemicals and biologicals

    Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0+






Gaithersburg, MD

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James Lana

Atrium Environmental

James Lana, MSc

SHE Specialist- Industrial Hygiene

One MedImmune Way

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Desk: 301-398-4657

Cell: 757-409-1195