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 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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 (http://geneticengsoc.ncsu.edu/) 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