New NSF IGERT Program?Genetic Engineering and Society

Dear ES students,

Do you want to link Natural Systems Studies with Human Systems Studies in graduate school? If yes, see below for an interesting graduate school opportunity.



From: GES IGERT []
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:45 PM
To: Sarah Principato; Randall Wilson
Subject: New NSF IGERT Program?Genetic Engineering and Society

Dear Sarah and Randy,

I am hoping that, as (respectively) the Chair of Environmental Studies and departmental scholar in nature and society at Gettysburg College, you can help us in recruiting students for our new IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) titled "Genetic Engineering and Society: The case of transgenic pests."

NSF told us only recently that we were officially funded, so our crew at NC State has been working hard to pull together recruiting materials.  We now finally have a website up and running ( as well as a flyer (attached).


As you will see from the material, we are searching for bright students who have a strong desire to link Natural Systems Studies with Human Systems Studies in their graduate training.  My sense is that Gettysburg College has a greater proportion of such students than most colleges/universities.


The first cohort of students who will start in July 2012 will focus on mosquitoes that vector malaria and dengue, so this would be an alternative to other health-related careers.


I’d appreciate it if you could send the attached flyer to any students who might be interested.  If you could also send it to other faculty in biological and social sciences at Gettysburg College, that would be very helpful.  The Co-PIs in our IGERT are interested in making "virtual visits" to campuses via Skype.  If you have a group of students (or even one very interested student) we could set up a time to do a Skype session with them.





Dr. Fred Gould

University Distinguished Professor

Departments of Entomology and Genetics

North Carolina State University



CPS Opportunities for Students

CPS has three opportunities for you to pass on to interested students.

Heston Summer Experience

The Center for Public Service offers Paid and Fully Funded summer internships in community development in Kenya, Nicaragua and Gettysburg.  Application deadline is January 16, 2012. Open house for prospective interns to speak with former Heston Interns is Tuesday, November 29 from 11:30am-1:00pm at CPS.

Summer Grants

Two summer grants are available to support innovative social justice projects developed and implemented by Gettysburg College students. The Projects for Peace grant is worth $10,000 and the Mattson Summer Experience grant is $2,500. Application deadline is January 16, 2012.

Program Coordinators for ’12-’13

CPS is now hiring ’12-’13 Program Coordinators to inspire and organize volunteer action for social justice on campus and in the community.  There are 10 paid positions open for the ’12-’13 academic year. Application Deadline is Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

Open Houses to talk with current Program Coordinators:

·         Friday, December 2 from 12:00pm-1:30pm at CPS

·         Thursday, February 2 from 11:30am-1:00pm at CPS



Kim Davidson

Associate Director

Center for Public Service

Tel:  717-337-6490

2012 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

Hi ES students,

See below for a summer fellowship opportunity.  Check it out!



From: AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship Program []
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:31 AM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: 2012 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The 2012 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship application is now available online. Learn more and download an application at:

Please share this opportunity with your students.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists. From writing grants to interacting with their peers in the academic and research community, today’s scientists must also be effective science communicators. Through participating in the program, fellows not only become more adept at describing scientific concepts to the journalism community, but also better equipped to engage the public about the impact of their work.

The fellowship places senior undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate science and engineering students at media sites nationwide to work as science reporters for 10 weeks. Past sites have included the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and NPR. The experience exposes reporters and editors to the expertise of student scientists, while also training the participating fellows in the nuances of journalism, ultimately improving the quality of scientific information disseminated by mass media outlets.

For more than 30 years the fellowship has trained student scientists who have gone on to contribute to the larger scientific discussion including, Eric Lander, founding director of The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; Edward J. Weiler, former associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA; and Kenneth Chang and Erica Goode of the New York Times.

AAAS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world. Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. AAAS also publishes the journal Science, which has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million.

AAAS selects 10–15 Fellows each summer. There is a $4,500 stipend plus travel expenses.

Deadline is January 15, 2012.

Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship
1200 New York Ave., NW, Room 639
Washington, D.C. 20005

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January Shadowing and Networking

Hi ES Students,

See below for some opportunities through the Center for Career Development. (Will Agate spoke to my senior seminar class a few years ago about renewable energy.)




Are you working with students who are looking for something interesting to do over winter break, particularly by getting a jump start on their career path? Students can get to know Gettysburg alumni and parents and find out about their careers during the week of January 16-20 through Job Shadowing & Career Networking Dinners. These opportunities are open to students of ALL class years.

More information and applications are available online. Applications are due Tuesday, November 29th.

Opportunities by Shadowing & Dinner Locations (Full List)
Boston – Los Angeles – Connecticut – New York City – Philadelphia – Chicago – Washington, DC

Opportunities by Career Fields (Full List)

Here are just a few specific examples of networking possibilities:

Sarah Trujillo ’01 – Training Specialist, USDA-APHIS-PPQ (career field: Training/Federal) Location: Frederick, MD. Shadowing Description: They will experience the projects we complete and will have the opportunity to meet with various employees to see what they do and the role they play in our training institution. The exact shadowing opportunity will depend on what training we have that day and the units that will participate.

Janis Thomas P’14 and Betty Hewlett – Betty is the Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board which is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. In short, her board is charged with approving, or rejecting, any real estate development in the county which is located outside of Washington, D.C. She is a lawyer whose other areas of interest are politics and public service. Dinner Location: Washington, DC area

Fred Reimer ‘07 – Global Product Manager for Commodities, OpenLink Financial (career field: Energy, Commodities, Software) Location: Uniondale, NY. Shadowing Description: Team knowledge transfer meeting about the latest and greatest business developments regarding commodities. Preparation for software sales demonstrations and analysis of business cases related to oil, coal, LNG, and biofuels trading and logistics. Global Operations Report Conference Call where they will get to hear how a global software company operates. Meeting with other top managers to discuss the job markets in this industry. Date(s): Jan. 18

Williams Agate ‘80 P’09 – VP, Navy Yard Development and Management, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp (career field: Sustainability, Commericial R/E) Location: Philadelphia, PA. Shadowing Description: Follow the activities of a senior executive of Philadelphia’s economic development organization through the management and staffing involvements with both the overall operation of the Philadelphia Navy Yard and associated economic development initiatives of the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster and The Navy Yard’s Smart Grid initiative. Date(s): Jan. 16, Jan. 17, Jan. 19

Questions? Contact Tiffany Kurzawa (, Assistant Director of the Center for Career Development, or Tammy Shaffer (, Administrative Services Assistant.

*NOTE: Selected students are encouraged to submit a resume to their host(s) prior to participating.  Please encourage interested students to attend our Resume & Cover Letter Workshop this Thursday at Noon in CUB 260. Students may also take advantage of Resume Drop-in Hours Monday thru Friday from 2:30-4:30p.m, at the Center for Career Development.

Check out the Center for Career Development:

Field Biologists – consultancy firm, Southern Cal

FIELD BIOLOGISTS/PROJECT MANAGERS at Bloom Biological, Inc. Website: Location: Southern California. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2011. Job Description: Bloom Biological, Inc. (BBI) is seeking resumes from field biologists, particularly those experienced with biological consulting in southern California. Given the seasonal ebb and flow of consulting work the number and permanence of available positions is unknown. BBI is a small but growing firm and considered one of the go-to firms for expertise on raptors, and we are increasingly receiving work in other areas of biology. Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences. Technical writing, analytical and GIS skills are welcomed. Intellect and work ethic, as assessed via an interview, are valued as much as prior consulting experience. New graduates eager to enter this field and work hard are always welcomed. To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume or CV to MARCUS C. ENGLAND (EM: marcuscengland AT

MS in Conservation Medicine, Tufts vet School, MA

MS IN CONSERVATION MEDICINE DEGREE PROGRAM Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA. 01536 USA. URL: The continued emergence of new diseases from wild animals, the effects of human activities on endangered species, and the impact of climate change on biodiversity are just a few of the topics to be examined in a new and novel Master of Science in Conservation Medicine degree program at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. The MS in Conservation Medicine is designed to prepare students from varied backgrounds for a career in conservation medicine. Tufts University’s program in Conservation Medicine is an intensive 12-month professional master’s degree, which will build upon the expertise each student brings to the program. It is designed to provide graduates with foundational knowledge in the various contributing fields of conservation medicine, and develop their team building, organizational and leadership skills necessary for successful implementation of real world conservation efforts. Since many disciplines are involved in conservation medicine, the MS in Conservation Medicine seeks a diversity of backgrounds, including; natural and social scientists, veterinarians, engineers, public health and medical professionals, epidemiologists, lawyers, policy and wildlife professionals, and others interested in applying their expertise to conservation medicine issues. Deadline for applications is 1 April 2011. Classes start in the Fall. For more information and to apply on-line visit our program website (URL: Learn more about Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine (URL: <a href="</span>

[NEES] Not to late for students to apply: C2C Fellows Workshop at Bard

Hi ES students, You might find this workshop interesting (see attachment).


—–Original Message—–
From: North East Environmental Studies Group [] On Behalf Of Eban Goodstein
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 2:11 PM
Subject: [NEES] Not to late for students to apply: C2C Fellows Workshop at Bard

Eban Goodstein

Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Bard College

PO Box 5000

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

845.758.7067 (t) / 845.758.7636 (f)