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?I will be away from the office and with spotty email over winter break. I will respond to your email when I can. Thanks for your patience.

Dr. Salma Monani, Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Campus Box 2455
300 N. Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325



Hi ES students,

If you have taken ES 223 and/or ES 230, you should be eligible to apply for the


Check it out:

Enjoy your winter break!!



Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325


Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Montclair State University

Hi, ES folks –

A summer REU program for you to consider! – John

John A. Commito
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
Phone:??? 717-337-6030
Fax:??????? 717-337-8550

—–Original Message—–
From: Meiyin Wu [] Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2:22 PM
Cc: Jasey Araque
Subject: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Montclair State University

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce the Research Experience for Undergraduates program (REU) at Montclair State University (MSU) has begun accepting applications for the summer 2013 program. This program brings 10 selected U.S. undergraduate students to MSU’s field station, New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC), for an 8-week field-immersion research experience in multidisciplinary environmental research in forest lakes and streams on the Kittatinny Mountains of Northwest New Jersey. The objective of this program is to cultivate highly motivated undergraduate students in multidisciplinary environmental research and to prepare them for careers and/or graduate education in environmental science.

During the summer, participants will be housed in cabins at NJSOC located within 30,000 acres of mature forest, mountain ridges and freshwater streams and lakes. Participating MSU faculty have a strong interest in mentoring young scientists as an integral part of their academic experience. Each student accepted into this program will be matched to one of these faculty mentors. Working with faculty mentors, participants will gain scientific research experience by focusing on and rotating among the following research

1) hydrology
2) erosion and sedimentation
3) biodiversity/ecology
4) environmental chemistry

Each participant will receive a stipend of $4,000, with lodging and meals provided. The REU program will also cover travel expenses for participants to attend professional conferences to present studies. For more information and an online application form, you may access the program website at or contact Passaic River Institute at

Please consider placing a link to our program in the appropriate departmental websites and to forward this information to a career services/internship office at your institution. If you are aware of undergraduates who would benefit from this REU program, please forward the program information to them.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Sincerely yours,

Meiyin Wu, Ph.D.
Director, Passaic River Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Molecular Biology Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043
TEL: 973-655-5423
FAX: 973-655-6810

NOAA Student Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Hi, guys –

            See below.  A number of ES students have won these awards, including ES junior Sondra Winders.

            Have a happy holiday season! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




From: Student Scholarship Gmail []
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 9:14 AM
To: John Commito
Subject: NOAA Student Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Dear Department Chairs/Deans/Professors/Academic and Research Advisors/Career Centers:


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships (includes internships) to college sophomore students majoring in STEM disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; and computer and information sciences.

Please share with your students!

Undergraduate Scholarships (for students who are currently sophomores):

·         Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship:

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2013

·         Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program:

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2013

Eligibility requirements are:

·         US Citizenship

·         3.0 GPA

·         Sophomore in college studying a NOAA science: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc. at the time of application.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Chantell Haskins, Victoria Dancy, Sandra Sarvis

NOAA Office of Education

(301) 713-9437 x150

Job opening — environmental consulting

Hi Everyone (especially seniors!)

A Gettysburg alumnus has a client who is hiring for an entry level environmental consulting position. See below, and contact Kathy Mattson in Career services if you are interested.


From: Katherine Mattson
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:02 PM
To: John Commito; Sarah Principato; Rutherford Platt
Subject: FW: Career Immersion Trip & Job opening with EDR

Hello all,

I wanted to pass along the job opening in case you knew any recent grads looking for entry level environmental consulting positions. I?d be happy to pass any information along to Ryan.

I?ve also attached the current schedule for the January Career Immersion trip as an fyi.

Have a great winter break.


From: Ryan Shaffer []
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 3:39 PM
To: Katherine Mattson
Subject: Re: Career Immersion Trip

I would be more than happy to participate in this exercise. When you have a chance can you send me the list of other participants? Also, just let me know what you would specifically like me to cover.

In addition, one of my clients is looking to hire a recent graduate with an environmental science degree for an entry level environmental consulting position. Please feel free to advertise and pass on my contact information to anyone that is interested.


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Katherine Mattson > wrote:
Hi Ryan,

Greetings from Gettysburg!

I spoke with Tammy and she mentioned that you might be available to participate in our opening panel for the Career Immersion trip on January 8th at 9am in the Alumni House. The focus of the trip is Real Estate and Green Development and I think the students would be very interested in EDR as it seems to fit nicely between the two. The opening panel will be from 9 to 10 and the hope is to define Real Estate and Green Development and give them a framework for understanding the trip. We will ask the panelists to discuss their career trajectory and offer any advice to the current students (many of them are first years) as well as thoughts on what the future in development and environmental fields may hold.

We?d love to have you as a panelist that morning if it works for your schedule. Please let me know if you have questions at this point as well as any information you think might be helpful for us to cover in addition to the above ideas.



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
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MA program in Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) Temple University

Of possible interest to some people in ES312?

We would be very grateful if you would pass along to potentially interested students this information about the  MA program in Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) Temple University. The program is designed to serve students seeking additional academic study in the the fields of Geography and Urban Studies, as well as working professionals who want to pursue an advanced professional degree.

We accept applications on a rolling basis for full or part-time students. 

We arrange internship placements in a range of public and private settings and find that these serve both employers and students and often lead to permanent jobs upon graduation.

Many of our graduates go on to leading PhD programs across the country. 

Information about the department:

Currently accepting applications for part time (non-matriculated) and full-time study on a rolling basis.

Contact: Professor Melissa Gilbert, Graduate Chair,

Please distribute.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women and minorities.


2013 Marine Science Summer Internship – University of Delaware

From: Lopez, Janis C. []
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 10:49 AM
Subject: 2013 Marine Science Summer Internship – University of Delaware


Please pass the following information on to your students about a great undergraduate summer research opportunity at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware.  Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science.  We especially encourage applications from members of minority groups underrepresented in science.

The program will run for 10 weeks (June 3 – August 9). Please go to our website to find out more about the program. Student support includes a $5,750 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.  The application form and instructions for submitting supporting documents are available at

Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine geology.

This internship program will take place at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (302) 645-4275 or at


Ana Dittel

REU Coordinator