Research Experience for Undergrads in Wisconsin

Hi ES Students,

See below for a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunity. I know Elmo personally, so if you are interested in this particular REU, please come speak with me when you return to campus.  This REU is in Door County Wisconsin, which is one of the most beautiful parts of the state!!

FYI- REU programs are competitive. There are GPA requirements, and they require letters of recommendation from faculty. So, before you apply for an REU, please check the requirements, talk to your advisor, and be sure to ask for letters of rec. at least 2 ? 3 weeks before the deadline. Faculty need your resume in order to write you a letter of rec., so something fun to work on over the break!

Happy Winter Break to everyone!



From: J.Elmo Rawling []
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 4:22 PM
To: J.Elmo Rawling
Cc: Paul Hanson (
Subject: Quaternary Research Experience for Undergrads in Wisconsin


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

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

Thanks in advance for your assistance.


J Elmo Rawling 3rd and Paul Hanson


Winter Newsletter – Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College

Hi ES students,

Application details for the Women in Leadership program and Inside Politics below…



From: The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College []
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 11:59 AM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: Winter Newsletter – Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College



Program Updates



Women in Leadership with Jennifer Donahue
: This semester, 17 students worked interactively with Jennifer Donahue, an experienced practitioner of politics, to understand the intersection of gender, politics and leadership in the contemporary American political process. This program included campus meetings and trips to Washington, D.C. for in-person meetings, seminars and panel discussions. The semester concluded with a student symposium featuring the students’ semester research projects and key note remarks by Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Spring 2012 Program Details and Application (Word Document).



Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times with Susan Eisenhower: The 2011-2012 Strategy & Leadership in Transformational Times will offer students a rich, unique experience featuring lectures, film studies, and comprehensive seminars on strategy and leadership. By comparing and contrasting the current state of domestic and international affairs with past case studies of decisions by nations, organizations, and individuals, students will study strategy and the consequences that our choices make – as well as the critical importance of leadership in this context.



Inside Politics with Kasey Pipes
: Kasey Pipes, a speechwriter, journalist, and presidential historian with more than ten years experience in local, state and national politics, mentored 15 students this past semester for hands on interaction with a variety of Washington, D.C. veterans and policy makers. Students gained valuable experience while networking for future intern and career opportunities. Highlights of the program included a 3-day trip to Washington, D.C. where students met with Gettysburg College alumnus, Fred Fielding ’61, Juan Williams of Fox News, and the 2011-2012 President’s Commission of White House Fellows.
Spring 2012 Program Details and Application (Word Document).



Environmental Leadership with Howard Ernst
: This year-long program provides a small group of Gettysburg students the unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of environmental policy issues while developing their own leadership skills. The 2011-2012 substantive theme focuses on "Environmental Security in the 21st Century." Over Spring Break, students will travel to the Gulf Coast for 6-days to further understand the security impact of environmental threats, including natural resource scarcity, climate change, and energy dependence. READ MORE





Recent Events



White House Fellows Come to Gettysburg
: On Tuesday, August 30, the Eisenhower Institute welcomed the 2011-2012 class of White House Fellows to Gettysburg College for a luncheon in Pennsylvania Hall and a tour of Dwight Eisenhower’s farm led by Susan Eisenhower, Chairman of Leadership & Public Policy Programs at the Eisenhower Institute.



Constitution Day Lecture with David Nichols: Dr. David Nichols, a leading authority on the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, presented at the annual Constitution Day lecture on September 21. Dr. Nichols discussed his most recent book, Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis – Suez and the Brink of War. Earlier that day, Dr. Nichols also spoke to Professor Karen Pinto’s US Middle East History Class. All Gettysburg College students who attended the Constitution Day lecture received a complimentary copy of Dr. Nichols’ book. READ MORE



EI Fellow Lecture "Stories of Kayford Mountain" by Sarah Hecklau:
The EI Undergraduate Fellows program offers a select group of Gettysburg College students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and enhance in their knowledge and understanding of public policy. As an EI Fellow, Sarah Hecklau ’12, organized a lecture on Wednesday, November 2, partnering with the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation. Learn more about the EI Undergraduate Fellows



Gettysburg College Students Attend West Point Conference
: From November 2-5,Gettysburg College students participated in the 63rd annual Student Conference on Foreign Affairs (SCUSA). Alongside other undergraduate delegates from across the country, students engaged in roundtable sessions, attended panel discussions, and listened to keynote speakers on several different topics concerning U.S. foreign and military policy. READ MORE



Luncheon Discussion with LCWS: On November 9, over 30 students from the Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) visited the Eisenhower Institute for a luncheon and seminar discussion given by Susan Eisenhower. This past semester, two Gettysburg College students studied and interned in Washington, DC through the LCWS program.



Eyes on Haiti: Professor Janet Powers, Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality, designed the Eyes on Haiti series of Lunch and Learn Sessions during the Fall 2011 semester. This series was intended to stimulate community interest and support for Haitian victims of the 2010 earthquake. This series of six events was co-sponsored by thirteen College Departments and Campus Programs, including the Eisenhower Institute. Several speakers visited the campus, including Marie St. Cyr, Director of the Lambi Fund in Haiti, and Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC.



Author Event with Jim Newton, "Eisenhower: The White House Years": Jim Newton, editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times, spoke on his newest book, Eisenhower: The White House Years, on November 11 in Washington, DC. The event drew Gettysburg College faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the Eisenhower Institute to the Washington, DC Eisenhower Institute Office for an engaging and insightful discussion.



14th Annual Blavatt Lecture – Chris Matthews: On November 14, Chris Matthews
, host of NBC’s "The Chris Matthews Show" and MSNBC’s "Hardball" delivered the 14th Annual Blavatt Lecture titled, "Presidential Leadership: John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama." Following the lecture, Matthews signed copies of his best-selling book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. Watch the lecture



Upcoming Events

  • January 25: Reception & Dinner with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
  • February 25: Federal Jobs Bootcamp- Co-sponsored with the Center for Career Development
  • February 29: Environmental Leadership and Security Dinner with Featured Speaker Commander Berube
  • March 10-15: Environmental Leadership Trip to the Gulf Coast
  • March 11-13: Inside Politics and Women in Leadership DC Trip
  • April 15: Women in Leadership Student Symposium
  • April 24: Inside Politics Student Symposium
  • April 25: EI End of the Year Dinner



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2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates at Mote Marine Laboratory

Greetings from Mote!

As Mote Marine Laboratory’s Intern Coordinator, I am thrilled to once again be assisting Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick in the task of recruiting qualified students for our summer REU program. You have supported this program in the past by helping us recruit or by submitting recommendations on behalf of students from your university or organization. We would appreciate your assistance again this year in making science students and colleagues at your institution aware of Mote Marine Laboratory’s 2012 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.


Each summer, Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a 10-week program focused on providing research experiences in estuarine science to 10 advanced undergraduate students. Students are paired with Mote scientists and develop and complete an independent research project related to their mentor’s research interests. Students gain experience in science communication by presenting the results of their independent project in a manuscript-style research paper and orally at a laboratory-wide poster session. Students attend research seminars and workshops on career skills in science and also have the opportunity to present their research findings at professional conferences.

Information about 2012 REU mentors and their programs, as well as the application procedures, are now posted on the REU web site:

**All application materials are due on February 15, 2012**

I have attached a copy of the one-page program announcement (you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file). If possible, please post a printed copy of this announcement in a site within your department where the greatest number of students are able to view it. In addition, please feel free to forward this message to science faculty and students at your institution.


Krystle N. Harvey

Ariel Appleton Research Fellowships for 2012 — Call for Applications

Please circulate this to undergraduate and graduate students who might be interested in a research fellowship opportunity focused on semi-arid grassland, savanna and riparian areas.  


Please find attached the announcement for the Ariel Appleton Research Fellowships for 2012.


Purpose: To support non-destructive research in the natural sciences, with emphasis on conservation ecology focused on species, communities, ecosystems and ecosystem services, or human ecology in semiarid grassland, savanna, and riparian areas of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan ecoregions; research proposals within the earth sciences are also encouraged.  Applications that propose non-destructive, non-invasive research at and around the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society ( will be especially welcome.


Amount: $2000 per fellowship, which is considered to cover costs of the study, including room, board, transportation, and minor equipment.  Payment will be made directly to successful applicants.

Application deadline: 1 February 2012

Awards announcement: early March 2012

Duration: Study to be completed within one year.

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at recognized academic institutions.

After reading the attached details, address questions to W. R. Osterkamp (; 520-670-6821 ex. 113).


Jeff Thibert

Scholarship Advisor

Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

The University of Arizona Honors College

Slonaker House

1027 East Second Street

P.O. Box 210006

Tucson, AZ 85721-0006


Employment opps with Sierra Club

From: Vanessa Pierce []
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 7:25 PM
To: Veronique Delesalle
Subject: Employment opps with Sierra Club


Lindsay Delp from the Pennsylvania Sierra Club Chapter suggested that you might be able to help spread the word to students or recent graduates about a position that the Sierra Club is currently looking to fill. 

We would greatly appreciate anything you can do to help let Gettysburg grads know about this position with our organization: 

The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign is currently hiring a Pennsylvania Campaign Representative to help transform the Keystone State’s electric sector. The Campaign Representative will help lead the Sierra Club’s efforts to fight dirty coal plants, protect the state’s budding solar industry, and to develop a strategic and compelling campaign to ultimately replace coal with clean energy.  


Candidates should be passionate about energy and eager to jump into the wonky world of Public Utility Commissions, utility economics, and the politics that drive Pennsylvania’s energy decisions.  


To apply, visit our job posting.

Kindest regards, 

Vanessa Pierce
Eastern Regional Director, Beyond Coal Campaign
Sierra Club | 50 F Street NW | Washington DC 20001
Tel: 202-675-6691 (w) 801-652-5151 (c)

Job opportunity

Hi, ES seniors –

            Interested in a job at a sunny, warm marine lab managing massive amounts of data?  This one’s for you!  See below.

            I know the folks at Dauphin Island Sea Lab quite well – a friendly group of scientists!

            Good luck! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




Please visit the following link for full job description and application.


The Dauphin Island Sea Lab proposes to hire a full-time, 12 month, Data Specialist to perform the following functions and achieve the goals enumerated in the Statement of work:

Minimum Requirements: B.A degree in Biology, Earth Science or a related field. Experience with metadata creation preferred. Knowledge of relational database concepts. Be able to maintain tables and to query database. Be skillful at SQL database, Microsoft Access. Knowledge of one or more programming languages (VB Script, Cold Fusion, PHP, C). Must be detail oriented. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Be able to work well in a collegial relationship with faculty, be flexible, and highly motivated.

Functions: Collects research data sets from faculty; assembles metadata information of data sets; writes metadata using FGDC compliant tools (such as MERMAid on National Coastal Data Development Center web site); submits metadata to NCDDC; has the opportunity to work with and guide faculty and staff to create metadata records; will be an integral part of bringing valuable input for a lab wide project that will house research data and metadata records for Dauphin Island Sea Lab; creates interface to allow easy access to these data items.

KCI Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

Hi, ES students –

            Please see (below) an internship opportunity to work for a large engineering, scientific, and planning company.  Think ES 211 conservation subdivision design!

            Katie is a recent ES alumna.

            Good luck! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




From: Katherine Myers []
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:55 AM
To: Sarah Principato; John Commito
Subject: FW: KCI Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

Good Morning Doc and Sarah,

  Thought you may want to pass this along the ES students! Hope all is well!

Katie Myers

Environmental Scientist

Natural Resources Management

KCI Technologies

936 Ridgebrook Road

Sparks, MD 21152

Phone: 410-316-7800 x1582

“Treat the earth well. For it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”

~Ancient Indian Proverb

From: Tammy Jones
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:50 AM
To: Everyone
Subject: KCI Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

We are pleased to announce the that the requisition and application process for our 2012 KCI Internship Program is now open. 

If you know a college student interested in a summer internship, please encourage them to visit:

The deadline to apply online is midnight January 31, 2012.  All interested candidates must apply through our website.

Thank you.


Tammy M. Jones, PHR

Vice President – Human Resources

KCI Technologies, Inc.

936 Ridgebrook Road

Sparks, MD  21152

Telephone:  410-316-7901

Fax:  410-316-7890