Monday, March 30, 2015

EPA fellowships

[[Students interested in applying for this should discuss it with their academic or research adviser.  These are highly competitive and you will not be successful without guidance from a faculty member.  Lisa]]


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the posting of the Request for Applications, 2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study with the goal of offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships.  Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.
Supporting these fellowships is in line with the Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program. EPA’s SHC Research Program provides useful science and tools for decision makers at all levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance. SHC is collaborating with partners to conduct research that will result in science-based knowledge to guide decisions that will better sustain a healthy society and environment in America's communities.  The research is intended for decision-makers at the federal, regional, state and community levels.
Open date:  March 30, 2015  -  Close Date: May 19, 2015
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2015/2015_gro_undergrad.html

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SEBS Scholarship applications due April 10

Reminder--SEBS Scholarship applications are due April 10.
There is no reason NOT to apply for these scholarships.

The worst that can happen is that you get money for your education!

For application and information: http://sebs.rutgers.edu/sfa/current/sebs.asp
All scholarship information is easily available and understandable on this listed website.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

School of Public Health open house this Saturday 3/28

For those of you who might be interested in getting a Master's degree in public health (MPH), Rutgers School of Public Health is having an open house this Saturday.  This is a great opportunity to learn what they have to offer.  Anyone who graduates from the  Environmental Science major, regardless of option, is very well prepared for their MPH program in Environmental and Occupational Health.  More info HERE.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Environment & Public Health: Career Preparation Summer Course

Environment & Public Health: Career Preparation Summer Course

This summer course here at Rutgers is excellent for our rising seniors or recent graduates.  It fulfills your experience-based education requirement and prepares you to take the NJ Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) state licensing exam.  Environmental Science majors should be qualified for this course.  The prerequisites are:

To be accepted into EPH, you must:
  • Complete at least 32 credits in biological, physical, environmental or health sciences
    • At least 1 of these must be a lab course
    • Courses with a grade less than C will not be considered
    • Up to 6 of these credits may come from statistics, calculus or higher level college math
  • Have a minimum of 90 credits overall*

Friday, March 20, 2015

Technology Tran sition Corporation Internships

Interested in gaining experience in the clean energy field? Want to get firsthand exposure to 
organizations leading the way towards a clean energy economy?  The management company 
of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, Technology 
Transition Corporation (TTC) has several internship positions available for its non-profit 
clean energy associations beginning in May and running through August .

We are seeking interns with college-level, graduate, and recent graduate-level experience 
and looking to expand their knowledge in the clean energy sector. You can expect to 
develop significant experience in a broad array of clean energy technologies and industries 
by becoming immediately active in the programs TTC manages.  Cover letters, resumes, 
and writing samples may be emailed to careers@ttcorp.com.  Please see the attached 
announcement for more information or visit us online at www.ttcorp.com. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Unpaid summer internships at NJDEP



The Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning (OCLUP) (http://www.nj.gov/dep/lum/lup.htm) at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has openings for unpaid internships for the summer and fall of 2015. OCLUP oversees the NJ Coastal Management Program and manages a number of planning activities, described below, related to municipal public access and resiliency planning in response to coastal hazards. This opportunity will provide students with real-life planning experience at multiple levels of government.

OCLUP requires excellent communications skills (both verbal and written) and analytical skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a must. For certain projects, students with a high level of GIS skills are preferred.  Interns would be based in Trenton but would travel to coastal communities regularly.

Interns would be required to work with OCLUP and municipal staff, provide GIS mapping products and assistance; assess existing public access locations in the field to document physical conditions; review municipal master plans for consistency with public access requirements and plans; and assist with the development of a Municipal Public Access Plan that is consistent with rule requirements.

Additionally, Interns may be involved in the following tasks according to the municipalities assigned:
·        Coastal Monitoring protocols and pilots:  Interns would assist with setting up monitoring locations for citizen monitoring of problem areas-flooding, erosion, and wetlands loss
·        Waste Management: Intern assessment of waste management issues and responses -waste from the ocean and waste from beach use
·        Resiliency Planning: Interns would assist with Coastal Vulnerability Assessments, Getting to Resilience Reports, and community engagement.
·        Infrastructure-Transportation, Power + Communication, Water supply, sewage and storm water: Interns would research and create educational information on resiliency from the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS),  and similar documents addressing coastal hazards and mitigation strategies
·        Community Education and Outreach: Interns would help with community presentations and materials from North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS), other state programs and NOAA on a regional or local basis
·        Urban-specific issues: Research and develop designs for urban solutions to specific municipal issues for SLR (non-traditional bulk-heading solutions, green infrastructure -keeping water out of CSO, urban public access and park systems appropriate at all bulk-headed locations
·        GIS of potential new public access and recreation asset locations: Assist with GIS mapping and data sets and may include work with PGIS/monitoring website

Please provide expressions of interest, a resume and two references to Nick Angarone at njczm@dep.nj.gov.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wolfram summer opportunities

Wolfram will be offering four unique summer program opportunities 
this June and July. These programs will be held at Bentley 
University near Boston, Massachusetts.

* Wolfram Science Summer School: since 2003, a unique educational 
and career opportunity to learn and do an original project at the 
frontiers of science, primarily for college and graduate 
students:
http://url.wolfram.com/Cj59G./

* Wolfram Innovation Summer School: a new program in which 
students learn hands-on from senior staff at Wolfram how to apply 
Wolfram's unique approach to creating ideas and turning them into 
products and companies:
http://url.wolfram.com/Q0w2Ze/

* Mathematica Summer Camp: from the creators of Mathematica and 
Wolfram|Alpha, a project-oriented camp for high school students, 
teaching cutting-edge programming and mathematical computation:
http://url.wolfram.com/yjRzYQ/

* Wolfram Tech Innovation Summer Camp: a new camp providing a 
unique opportunity for entrepreneurial precollege students to 
learn about innovative technology and how to create it:
http://url.wolfram.com/M1etd2/

For details, please visit the FAQ pages or contact us at 
summer@wolfram.com.

Sincerely,


Carol Cronin
Education Administrator
Wolfram Summer Programs
http://education.wolfram.com/summer



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