Message for Undergraduates: Grad School Opportunities at Washington U


If you have plans to apply to graduate schools in the areas of Earth and/or Planetary Sciences, please consider the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri:

We have a world-class research program with 20 faculty, 15 Research scientists, 35 staff members, and 30+ graduate students. With more than
100 people involved with research in our new state-of-the-art facilities, we have many excellent opportunities for graduate research and are looking for good students to join our program.

We have active research programs in:
* Applied Mineralogy
* Computational Geodynamics
* Crustal Evolution
* Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing
* Environmental Geochemistry and Mineralogy
* Geoarchaeology
* Geobiology
* Geochemistry
* Geophysics
* Interstellar Dust and its Analogues
* Isotopic Cosmochemistry
* Planetary Chemistry
* Planetary Materials
* Planetary Geophysics
* Planetary Spectroscopy
* Rock Deformation
* Seismology
* Stable Isotopes
* Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry

If any of these fields interest you as a possible career choice, please visit our web site at: or contact me by email or phone.

We also have a PDF brochure that summarizes our graduate program:

Prof. Michael Wysession (Chair, Graduate Recruiting) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Washington University St. Louis, MO 63130


Career Immersion Trip in January


Hi Everyone – take a look at the forthcoming career immersion trip:

The application for our upcoming career immersion trip is due November 2nd.  The immersion trip focus is on Real Estate & Banking on the Future:  Is the future of development green?  Explore careers in real estate, planning, and green development. Start in Gettysburg and travel to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Jersey to hear from professionals in these fields. Cost: $300

To apply click here.

Katy Mattson

Associate Director

Center for Career Development

Gettysburg College

300 N. Washington Street

Gettysburg PA 17325

Phone:  717-337-6616

Fax: 717-337-6538

Entry Level Environmental Analyst

Caroline Kramer ?06 posted the job ad below.  It could be a great opportunity!


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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability will be at the Gettysburg Grad Fair Tomorrow!

Hi, ES folks –

See below! – John

John A. Commito
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
Phone:??? 717-337-6030
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—–Original Message—–
From: Emily Krohn [] Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 8:31 PM
To: Donald Borock
Subject: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability will be at the Gettysburg Grad Fair Tomorrow!

I wanted to let you know that I will be?recruiting graduate students at the Gettysburg Grad Fair for the?Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability tommorow. See below for specific information about Bard’s programs.? * Event: Gettysburg Grad Fair * Time: Wednesday, October 23rd, 4-6:00 pm * Location: College Union Building Please help us spread the word to your students. We will have catalogs and information about all our Bard GPS programs available. Contact me with any questions at the information below.
Kind regards,?
Emily Krohn
Graduate Admissions Assistant?
tel: 845-758-7073
fax: 845-758-7636?
Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Bard College, 30 Campus Rd Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Please forward to this email to your students so they can learn more about the? Bard Center for Environmental Policy ?and its innovative master’s degree programs — including the new? MBA in Sustainability ! We offer multiple degree options,?great fellowships and project assistantships, and engaging dual degree options.?Bard offers a holistic approach to learning through? interdisciplinary coursework? in science, economics, policy and law. Students gain specialized expertise in a professional setting through an? extended internship , and the? master?s thesis? requirement fosters continued specialization and research, with practical applications to present day environmental issues. ? Graduates enter their careers with both a strong academic foundation and a specialized skill set, making them versatile and uniquely qualified for their career of choice. The leadership and communication courses augment the educational experience and prepare students for high-level positions in their chosen field.? Our graduates are changing the future ?in business, non-profit and public sector jobs in the U.S. and abroad. Here are some upcoming events that they might be interested in: ? * Fall Graduate Open House with Bard MBA in Sustainability:? Join Bard CEP and the newly launched Bard MBA in Sustainability at the annual Fall Graduate Open House. We invite you to come to Bard College and meet our faculty and students directly. This year’s open house will feature?a faculty and student panel, breakout sessions about both programs, as well as a graduate student-led tour of campus.? November 17th, 2012, 11am-1pm. Registration is now open online.? Click here to RSVP!
National Climate Seminar: ?Listen in real time to climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest science, policy, law, and economics of climate change. Learn more about it? here . ? NCS is an ongoing event that occurs bi-weekly throughout the fall and spring semesters at Bard CEP.? Degree Programs ???? MS in Environmental Policy? ???? MS in Climate Science and Policy ???? MBA in Sustainability Peace Corps Programs ?? ? Master?s International Program? ???? Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Joint Degree Programs ???? Dual MS and MAT in Teaching ???? Dual MS and JD in Law ???? Dual MS and MBA in Sustainability? ???? The 3+2 Program for?Qualified Undergraduates* Professional Certificates ???? Environmental Policy ???? Climate Science and Policy * Available to both rising Bard?College seniors and qualified rising Juniors nationwide.

Grad student positions available: Earth System Science and Policy, UND

Hey Earth Systems students, thinking about grad school? The read on….

Positions are open for graduate students seeking a Master of Science or Ph.D. Degrees in Earth System Science and Policy at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND with research interests in environmental change and impacts related to climate change and water resources using remote sensing and GIS techniques combined with field work.
The primary area of research involves studying changes in North American glaciers and how these changes relate to climate fluctuations, as well as the impacts on downstream water use. This study involves the use of remote sensing and GIS techniques in which ENVI remote sensing and ESRI GIS software will be utilized in analyzing ASTER and Landsat images, Aerial Photography, and Digital Elevation Models. Knowledge of either software and/or the above data types is desirable, but not necessary. Field work is likely to occur during the late summer months and some experience in wilderness travel is desired but also not necessary. Field work will consist of using high accuracy GPS, laser range finder, ice penetrating radar, stream flow meter, and meteorological equipment. These topics can be tailored to fit a M.S. or Ph.D. degree. Tuition waivers are available and funding in the form of Research Assistantships may be available in the future. Students from a wide range of fields are encouraged to apply, such as Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Climatology, Hydrology as well as many others in environmental majors.
Earth System Science and Policy at the University of North Dakota is an interdisciplinary department which focuses on environmental sustainability. Three degrees are offered through the department: Master of Environmental Management (M.E.M.), M.S., and Ph.D. If the above research topics is of interest, please see the UND Graduate School website ( for application instructions, or contact Dr. Jeff VanLooy of the Department of Earth System Science and Policy at the University of North Dakota at (701) 777-4755, or by
e-mail: Recommended deadline for application is June 1st however, early applications will receive top priority for admission.
For more information, see the following websites:
The University of North Dakota: Past preliminary glacial field work:
The UND Graduate School:
UND Earth System Science and Policy:
Grand Forks Visitors Bureau:

New M.A. program at JMU offers Environmental Communication concentration

For those of you thinking about MA programs in the humanities/social-sciences, see below about this interesting MA program in environmental communication.


Title: New M.A. program at JMU offers Environmental Communication
Hi all–we are very excited to announce our new graduate program in Communication and Advocacy, which offers concentrations in environmental and health communication. ?If you have undergraduate students who are looking at graduate programs please let then know about our new program–review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012. ?We have several assistantships to award.
cheers, pete
*New M.A. Program in Communication and Advocacy at James Madison University* The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University is pleased to announce its new Master of Arts program in Communication and Advocacy with concentrations in health communication and environmental communication. The 36-credit hour program combines core coursework in communication theory and research, rhetoric and advocacy studies, and interpersonal and organizational communication with concentrated coursework in health and environmental communication. Coursework and learning experiences examine advocacy in local, regional, national and global contexts and highlight important relations between culture, identity and communication. Students are given the option of a thesis or internship for their completion requirements. Our M.A. program offers small class sizes taught by faculty recognized for their outstanding teaching and scholarship. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with the competencies necessary to be skilled, effective and ethical advocates in the face of rapidly changing 21st century issues, contexts, publics, and communication technologies, while preparing students interested in advancing to doctoral programs with the theoretical and methodological training needed to be competitive in nationally recognized doctoral programs.

Our program offers competitive graduate assistantships that include both a stipend and tuition remission. Students with experience in undergraduate debate and individual events have the opportunity to apply for assistantships with JMU?s nationally recognized programs. Graduate assistants in our School participate in a comprehensive teaching training program and have access to professional development training through James Madison University?s Center for Faculty Innovation ( [6]) and Center for Instructional Technology ( [7]), providing them with a strong foundation for advancement to doctoral programs and teaching professions.
Applications for Fall 2013 program admission and competitive assistantships are being accepted through February 15, 2013. For more information about our program and admissions requirements, please see the School of Communication Studies website at [8] and our blog at [9] or contact our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Melissa Alem?n at [10].
James Madison University is a rapidly growing university of over 20,000 students and has been ranked among the top five public, master?s-level universities in the South in the annual poll on academic quality conducted by /U.S. News & World Report/ for its guide, ?2012 Best Colleges.? ?JMU is located in Harrisonburg, VA, at the center of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, 25 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest. A Main Street Community with a population of nearly 50,000, it is approximately one hour from historic Charlottesville, 2 hours from Washington, D.C. or Richmond, and 3 ? hours from the Chesapeake Bay.

AESS Digest – 19 Oct 2012 to 22 Oct 2012 (#2012-176)

Hey majors,

Check out this cool opportunity for leadership below.



Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:57:12 -0400
From: Eban Goodstein
Subject: Northeast Student Leadership Training for Sustainability? Bard College, 11/30

Dear Colleagues,
The Center for Environmental Policy will host the northeast-regional C2C Fellows sustainability leadership workshop at Bard over the weekend of November 30th . Details are below. Please pass on this announcement (and the attached flyer) to your students and student workers. Undergrads, grad students, recent graduates, and other 20-somethings are invited to apply .
What : C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop Where : Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY (RKC 103 and OlinLC 115) When : Friday, November 30th (5pm) to Sunday December 2nd (12pm) Who : Dr. Eban Goodstein ( Bard CEP and MBA in Sustainability), Jamie Henn ( ), and more! C2C stands for Campus to Congress, and also for Campus to Capitol, to City Hall, and to Corporation. C2C Fellows convenes regional weekend training workshops that support students to envision a path to early leadership and to develop their skills. The workshop covers communication, entrepreneurship, environmental and climate science, media, raising capital, and other critical topics Apply now ! Applications are due by November 20th , and space is limited. For more information, visit our website or see the attached flyer. Contact me with any questions — and thanks.
Eban Goodstein,
Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Director,Bard MBA in Sustainability Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
845-758-7067 (t) / 845-758-7636 (f) ########################################################################

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