KCI Internship program

KCI has recently opened up the internship program application for the summer of 2011. Please share this with all of your students, as this will be a great opportunity for them. Here is the website: http://www.kci.com/careers/internship  Thanks!

Happy Holidays!


Wisconsin Geomorphology REU

Subject: Wisconsin Geomorphology REU


Please take a moment as the semester ends to forward this email to any undergraduates you think might benefit from our eight-week summer REU program in dune geomorphology and geochronology. ?

The application form is attached and we will begin reviewing applications on February 15th. Students receive a $3600 stipend, travel, meals and housing, and support to present results at a conference.

We seek current freshmen through juniors that are returning in the fall to a supportive environment. ?

Further information about the program is available at <a href="http://www.uwplatt.edu/dugg/.http://www.uwplatt.edu/dugg/.</i>

Please forward this to others you think might have interested students.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.


J Elmo Rawling 3rd and Paul Hanson

2011 Summer Research Program in Ecology

Greetings from Harvard Forest!

We are offering an exciting summer program for up to 30 undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research. 
Attached is a detailed program brochure as well as a few power point slides for presentation to interested students. 
The deadline for this program is February 4th, 2011.

Applications available on-line as of December 1st.

Thank you for your time and please pass information along to your colleagues.


Laurie L. Chiasson

Harvard Forest

Harvard University

324 North Main Street

Petersham, MA  01366


978-724-3595 (fax)

Research Experience for Undergraduates – Duke Marine Lab – summer 2011

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences

Duke University Marine Lab – Beaufort, NC

Application Deadline: February 14, 2011


Visit the website for additional information and the application:



Nine students will participate in a 10 week (June 6  – August 12, 2011) semi-independent research program with faculty mentors in the following general areas:

Marine sensory physiology, ecology and behavior

Environmental toxicology

Marine genetics

Coastal and estuarine processes


The REU Program covers housing and meals and provides a stipend and travel allowance.


Application materials include:

Statement of interest

Current resume

Two letters of recommendation

Official transcript

Completed application


Materials should be labeled with your last name (example: Last name.Application) and submitted together in one email. Your transcript and letters of recommendation may arrive separately. Application materials (including transcripts and recommendation letters) can be sent to dukemarinelab@nicholas.duke.edu or by mail to:


Katie Wood

REU Coordinator

135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.

Beaufort, NC 28516


For questions about the Duke Marine Lab REU program, please contact:


Dr. Richard Forward




Applications are encouraged from U.S. citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the marine sciences (i.e., Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders)


Katie Wood

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Duke University Marine Lab


(252) 504-7586

(252) 504-7648 fax


Duke Marine Lab is on Facebook!


Lauren B. Stulgis
Academic and Enrollment Services Coordinator
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University Marine Laboratory
135 Duke Marine Lab Road
Beaufort, NC 28516
t: 252-504-7531
f: 252-504-7648
e: lauren.stulgis@duke.edu



Summer Research: Keck Geology Consortium Projects for 2011

Summer Research: Keck Geology Consortium Projects

Pending funding approval, the Keck Geology Consortium has undergraduate research opportunities for approximately 51 undergraduate students in a wide variety of geological/environmental science sub-disciplines and locations.

Funding for this program comes from the NSF-REU program and the 18 member institutions. The Consortium is committed to accepting up to 30% non-Keck Member school students (15 slots). The students should be current juniors (seniors in 2011-2012) and US citizens or permanent residents.

The program includes 4 weeks of summer research (field and/or lab work depending on the project), continuing research during the academic year (jointly advised by a project faculty member and a research advisor at the students home institution), attendance at the annual Keck Geology Consortium Symposium, and a publication in the annual Keck Geology Consortium proceedings volume.

This year we have an exciting range of projects in many different sub-disciplines (climate, petrology, geomorphology, volcanology, geochemistry, structure, and more), and in a wide range of locations (Peru, Canada, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, Connecticut, Iceland, Virgin Islands and even Mars!)…see our project descriptions at http://keckgeology.org/11-12projects.

We strongly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Pending continued funding from ExxonMobil we will award  "Enhanced research grants" to qualified students from underrepresented groups – these awards are in addition to the normal Keck awards.  The award includes a fellowship of $500.00 for the fall semester following the summer research season, and $500.00 for additional research costs.

Detailed information is available at:

The application deadline is February 4th, 2011. The application process is online.

Please address any questions to Dr. Robert J. Varga, Keck Geology Consortium Director (
bob.varga@pomona.edu), or Blenda Long, Keck Geology Consortium Administrative Assistant (keckgeology@pomona.edu).


Robert J. Varga, Keck Director.

Robert J. Varga
Director, Keck Geology Consortium
Geology Department
Pomona College
185 E. 6th St.
Claremont, CA  91711

Keck Office Tel: (909) 909 – 607-0651
Cell: (330) 465-7184
Fax: (909) 621-8551
email: bob.varga@pomona.edu

Summer 2011 undergraduate research opportunities at West Virginia University

West Virginia University is seeking applications from undergraduate students for the 2011 summer of the NSF REU: Biological Responses to the Environment from Genes to the Ecosystem.  

Students will conduct independent research for 10 weeks during the summer (May 23 – July 29) and receive a $4500 stipend, free room and board in a dorm, a travel allowance for travel to and from WVU, health insurance, and funded social activities on weekends, such as white water rafting.

Research will focus on some aspect of environmental biology and include laboratory and field projects in forest ecology, plant biology, microbiology, physiology, genomics, molecular biology and more.  Several students that have participated have had their work published and presented at national and regional science meetings and workshops.

Please bring this opportunity to the attention of your students, especially those who are interested in a graduate career in environmental biology and would like a preview of graduate school.  A flyer is also attached.

Our web site is http://reu.as.wvu.edu/
This web site contains an application and a list of requirements for the application.

The web site also contains a list of participating REU faculty and a list of previous students, projects and their home institutions. Over the past two summers, students participating in our program have been from Allegheny College, Bryn Mawr College, Concord University, Gettysburg College, Goucher College, Heidelberg College, University of Colorado, University of Kentucky, University of Richmond, Vassar College, Syracuse University, Virginia Tech University University and Warren Wilson College.

Morgantown is a safe and diverse college town with interesting entertainment, extensive outdoor recreation, and access to the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

We would love students from your school to apply and participate.  Applications are due February 15, 2011.  If you would like more information, please feel free to call at the address below, or email me, Dr. Richard Thomas, the REU Program Director,

Richard Thomas

Richard B. Thomas
Professor & Chair of Biology
Department of Biology
PO Box 6057, Life Sciences Building
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506

phone: 304-293-5201 ext. 31501
fax: 304-293-6363

2011 OSM/VISTA Job Opportunities with Trout Unlimited and Susquehanna Greenway

2011 OSM/VISTA Job Opportunities with Trout Unlimited and Susquehanna Greenway

Please circulate the attached flyer ASAP to prospective candidates – Deadline for Application is December 15
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP)has received grants to support two full-time VISTA volunteer positions for the Susquehanna River Watershed.? One VISTA, as these positions are called, will work out of SGP’s office in Lewisburg and be supervised by Trish Carothers, and will work on the entire Susquehanna Watershed in Pennsylvania.? The other VISTA will work of the Trout Unlimited (TU) office in Lock Haven and be supervised by Amy Wolfe and Becky Dunlap and focus work on the West Branch Susquehanna. Both VISTAs are supported by a special initiative of the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) and the Appalachian Coal Country Team (ACCT). See more info at http://www.accwt.org[http://www.accwt.org/%5D ?
The objective of these positions is to help impoverished communities dealing with contaminated streams, depressed economies and other issues related to abandoned mine lands and environmental degradation. These VISTAs will assist SGP and TU with educational programs and projects to make sustainable environmental change at the grassroots level.?The VISTAs will receive experience in AMD remediation, community building, volunteer recruitment, event planning, fundraising, and educational program development. They will also receive a small living stipend (~$800/month), health insurance, student loan forebearance, and the choice of a $5350 education award or $1500 cash stipend at the one-year term completion. The attached recruitment flyer gives more details.
Please circulate this to any recent graduates or December graduating students that you think would have an interest.? The deadline for receiving applications – the application deadline is December 15.? Please tell anyone interested not to delay sending in their application.
Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
Thank you for your assistance,
Amy Davis
Program Assistant
201 Furnace Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837