Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference – Science, Technology, and Sustainability

Hi Everyone,

President Riggs received an invitation for up to 4 Gettysburg College students to attend the Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (13-15, Nov). The 3 themes are…

· Energy and Alternative Fuels

· Cyber Physical Systems

· Water and Ecology

See the attached flyer for more information. If you are potentially interested in attending this conference (fully funded), please let me know. There will be an opportunity to present a poster, but a presentation is not required.

This will be a great networking experience and resume builder for someone with interests in these areas!


NASEC 2016 Flyer.pdf

MS or PhD opportunity in marine community ecology

FW by Andy W

A graduate student position (MS or PhD) in the field of marine community ecology is available in the Yeager Lab at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute to begin Fall 2017.

Research in the Yeager lab focuses on understanding the factors regulating marine communities under environmental change to both advance process-based models in predictive ecology as well as inform effective conservation and management strategies. Specific areas of research include: habitat fragmentation effects on biodiversity, terrestrial-aquatic food web subsidies, coastal landscapes under global change, and macroecological controls on functional diversity. We combine field experiments, observational field surveys, and large-scale data synthesis to study the structure and function of a variety of coastal habitats including mangroves, seagrass, salt marsh, oyster reef, and coral reef habitats. The graduate student will work with Dr. Yeager to design their own research project within one of these focal research areas.

Graduate students in the Marine Science program at UT typically complete two semesters on the Austin campus before moving to the UT Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas for specialized advanced courses and thesis or dissertation research. Port Aransas is located on the Gulf coast near Corpus Christi. The Marine Science Institute provides opportunities to study living organisms in the laboratory and in their natural habitats. A wide variety of environments is readily accessible, such as the pass connecting Corpus Christi Bay with the Gulf of Mexico, the continental shelf, and many bays and estuaries, including brackish estuaries and the hypersaline Laguna Madre. Extensive wet laboratory facilities with running seawater are available for maintaining marine organisms. There are also specialized wet laboratories and environmental chambers for mariculture, physiology, behavior, and toxicology research. Vessels include the R/V KATY, a 54-foot ship with dredge and trawl equipment for collection of specimens and a fleet of smaller boats for use in bays and estuaries. There are 14 faculty in residence at the Marine Science Institute with wide ranging expertise including the fields of ecosystem ecology, fisheries ecology, microbiology, plankton ecology, biogeochemistry, estuarine ecology, physiology, and organic geochemistry.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a BS or MS in a related field, previous field and laboratory research experience, the ability to work independently, and good quantitative and writing skills. To be considered, please contact Dr. Lauren Yeager by November 1st via email (lyeager) with the following information: CV, GPA and GRE scores, brief statement of research experience, interests and career goals, and contact information for 2-3 references. Prospective students from under-represented minorities in marine science (African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and Alaska/Native Americans) are encouraged to contact me.

For more information on research in the Yeager lab, please visit my lab website at: For information regarding the graduate program at the UT Marine Science Institute, please visit:

Master’s degree opportunity to study terrestrial ecology at John Carroll University

FW by Andy Wilson

The laboratory of Carl D. Anthony and Cari-Ann M. Hickerson anticipates one or two openings beginning in fall of 2017. Funded teaching assistantships include a full tuition waiver and a stipend of $11,600/year for 2 years.

Drs. Anthony and Hickerson have two distinct research areas:

1) We are interested in how ecological factors such as mate choice, aggression, territoriality, and diet interact in the divergence of sympatric populations. We use polymorphic (striped, unstriped) populations of the Eastern Red-backed Salamander as a model system for this work.

2) We are also interested in how terrestrial amphibians interact with large invertebrates (e.g. centipedes, spiders, earthworms) in temperate forest floor food webs.

Recent publications and lab member contacts can be found on our website:

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please contact Carl Anthony
( and Cari Hickerson ( directly, and as soon as possible. Please include your interests, relevant experience and classes you have had, and your biology GPA in your email.

Applications to the graduate school and for teaching assistantships are due 1 February 2017. More information can be found on the JCU Department of Biology webpage (


NOAA Student Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Hi ES students,

If you are a SOPHOMORE, consider applying for the NOAA Hollings Scholarship! Several ES students have won this scholarship in the past. See below for details.



From: Student ScholarshipPrograms – NOAA Service Account []
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 4:13 PM
To: Student ScholarshipPrograms – NOAA Service Account
Subject: NOAA Student Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Dear Department Chairs/Deans/Professors/Academic and Research Advisors/Career Centers:

Please share with your students!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAAfacilities across the country.

For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit our web sites:

· Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship:

o Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

· Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship:

o Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

· US Citizen

· 3.0 GPA (Hollings) or 3.2 GPA (EPP)

· Full-time second year student at an accredited four-year undergraduate program or third year student at a five-year undergraduate program

· Majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.

· Enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (EPP Scholarship only)

For further information, contact the Office of Education Scholarship Programs at: StudentScholarshipPrograms or (301) 628-2913.

Impact internship application OPEN!

From: Katie Otterbeck, Impact Recruitment Director [] On Behalf Of Katie Otterbeck, Impact Recruitment Director
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:16 AM
To: Lisa Rynkiewicz
Subject: Impact internship application OPEN!
Importance: Low

Hi Lisa,

My name is Katie and I’m the Recruitment Director with Impact. Impact is a project of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG. We work on big issues that matter like global warming, clean water and the influence of big money on our democracy.

Impact is now hiring interns for this fall. Would you be willing to share our available positions with students by forwarding the announcement below?

Thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Katie Otterbeck
Recruitment Director

Internships with Impact

Make Your Impact for Our Environment, Our Democracy and Our Future

If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider an internship with Impact.

Impact is a project of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG, that runs grassroots campaigns. The internship allows you to work for our environment, our democracy and our future.

Impact is now accepting applications to join our team this fall! Our internship application deadline is September 25th. Click here to apply.

You can make a big difference through an internship with Impact.

Learn more and apply on our website, or reach out to our Recruitment Director, Katie Otterbeck at jobs.

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Job: Env Scientist/Engineer, Richmond, VA

Thank you Kelly Gross (’15), for forwarding this job opportunity


Requisition Number 16-0010

Post Date 7/20/2016


Location Richmond, VA

Description SEVA EHS, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Scientist/Engineer to work at our client’s (DoD) location in Richmond, VA.

Primary responsibilities:

The primary responsibility will involve providing support to the Environmental Office with various programs including Storm Water, Tanks/SPCC, Pest Management, Hazardous Waste and NEPA. The employee will report directly to the Chief, Environmental Program and coordinate other activities as required. The employee will also

* Coordinate with environmental vendors and monitor their activities

* Conduct weekly and monthly inspections related to stormwater, wastewater, construction, and petroleum storage tank management.

* Perform dry-weather outfall monitoring for 12 outfalls

* Manage all the requirements of the Storm water program to include the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit under the supervision of a Senior Scientist.

* Inspect construction sites on a bi-weekly basis or following a significant storm event concerning erosion and sediment controls as needed.

* Able to manage and analyze large environmental datasets with spreadsheets and other technical software

* With strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work effectively under deadlines and budgets

* Able to learn and stay up-to-date on guidance of state and federal environmental regulations

* Able to participate in training events, project meetings and environmental team meetings

* Maintain successful client relations

Skills / Qualifications

* Must have a BS (MS preferred) in Environment Science / Engineering

* 1 to 3 years + environmental experience

* Willing to obtain certification as Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector in VA

* Must be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Strong computer skills for database work and proficiency in MS Office

* Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy


* OSHA 40 hour certification

* CHMM certification

SEVA EHS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.?

Summer Research Opportunity

Hi All – see the on-campus opportunity below:

From: Emily Heeren
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 1:43 PM
To: Joan Swisher; Andrea Switzer; Lisa Rynkiewicz
Subject: Summer Research Opportunity

Hello All,

I hope you had a nice weekend. I wanted to pass along an opportunity that I thought may interest some of your students who might still be looking for something to do this summer. I was just contacted by Assistant Professor Derrick Taff at Penn State who is searching for a field crew to help him conduct some research on the health effects of being in nature. He works in the department of recreation, parks, and tourism, and is looking to compare visitor responses at Gettysburg National Park and Catoctin Mountain Park. Students would live on Gettysburg’s campus and transportation to the work sites would be provided. He’s looking for help throughout July and August, and can be contacted directly for additional details and scheduling questions. The pay is $80/day, and you’ll be working about 7 hours a day, 4-5 days per week.

His email address is bdt3. I know he’d really appreciate it if you forwarded this along to those who might be interested. Thanks!

Emily Heeren

Associate Director, Experiential Education

Gettysburg College