Application Deadline Reminder: Science Communications

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Date: April 12, 2011 6:01:38 PM MDT (CA)
Subject: Application Deadline Reminder: Science Communications

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Science Communications:
Application Deadline Reminder


Apply by Friday, April 15 for the 2011 Science Communications Program

Science Communications 2011

Program dates: August 13, 2011 ? August 28, 2011
Application deadline: April 15, 2011

Program Chair: Jay Ingram
Director: Mary Anne Moser
Faculty: Nancy Baron, Rob Davidson, Henry Kowalski, Christie Nicholson, and John Rennie

“This is a superb program ? it’s given me a framework to now learn very quickly on my own. It’s one of the most useful things that I have ever done in my work life.”
2010 Science Communications participant

This unique, intensive program offers professionals in both science and communications an opportunity to learn from some of the world?s leading science communicators in the breathtaking setting of Banff National Park.

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Sustainability Paper Competition, Cash Prizes

This might be of particular interest to those of you who are taking energy related classes or working on energy related projects.


From: MAREA Symposium Committee [] On Behalf Of MAREA Symposium Committee
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:45 AM
To: Salma Monani
Subject: Please Tell Your Students: Sustainability Paper Competition, Cash Prizes

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April 6, 2011 

Dear Educator,

The Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association is inviting students to participate in its first Sustainable Obtainable Symposium. We hope that you’ll share the details below with students at your school.

Call for Papers

MAREA LogoThe Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association is seeking undergraduate and graduate papers that investigate energy issues and solutions for the one-day Sustainable Obtainable Symposium to be held in Kempton, PA on Friday, September 16, 2011. Along with scholarship opportunities for travel, MAREA will award up to $1500 of prize money to exceptional essays.

The day will also include a luncheon and speakers who will discuss how to find a job in a green industry.

Completed papers of no more than 1,500 words should be submitted as a PDF attachment and sent to by May 31, 2011.   


Suggested Topics

Architecture and Buildings 
Including but not limited to design, materials, construction methods, solar thermal,     landscaping/water, monitoring, appliances, lighting. 

Including but not limited to alternative fuels, vehicle design and production, engine design, emissions management, infrastructure.

Renewable Electricity Generation 
Including but not limited to wind, photovoltaics, concentrating solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, fuel cells, biomass, methane, carbon sequestration, policy, infrastructure, management.

Social Science 
Including but not limited to the culture of going or being "green,"community development studies, analysis of political movements or ideas, socioeconomic changes due to environmental factors, mental health impacts, sociological surveys.

Recycling and Waste Management 
Including but not limited to zero waste, e-waste, closed-loop recycling, infrastructure, new materials, bio-plastics, composting, landfills, sludge, creative solutions.

Including but not limited to farming methods, crop and land management, methane capture, water management.


Can include original research, investigative and demonstration projects, illuminating analyses, position papers, supported proposals, and novel concepts. 


Selection Criteria
Winning papers will address topics or solutions that promise significant advancement in making sustainable obtainable. The goal is widespread reduction in our environmental impact by any legal means, including technology, policy, behavioral, product or process changes. Winning papers will be clearly organized, well written and fully supported with data and sources. Winners will be chosen based on the quality and relevance of the topic and the convincing potential for widespread reduction in environmental impact.  

Please feel free to email the symposium coordinators with any questions you may have (


Visit our website for more information on the symposium, MAREA, and the Pennsylvania Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Festival. Download a pdf of the information above. You can also find us on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter.

Thank you in advance for your help in spreading the word to interested students. We will not send additional messages to you unless you choose to sign up to receive our newsletters and announcements by emailing us.



The SOS Team

Vera Cole

Julie Fiorini

Phil Jones

Colleen Lutz Clemens


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