Looking for a summer researcher (applied enviro-chemistry project)

As some of you know, I’ve been working with Project Gaia (a Gettysburg-based international NGO) to conduct collaborative research about the use of ethanol-fueled smokeless stoves in developing countries.   While most of what I do lies in the env/dev/cultural domain, the executive director and I have been discussing the possibility of creating a summer research internship to support a lab-based, experimental project in environmental chemistry.

If you are at ALL interested, have intro and organic chemistry under your belt, and want further information about this potentially fantastic applied research experience, please contact me ASAP and I will tell you more in person. 

The deadline for Mellon Summer Scholarships is Feb 15 and I think this would make for a great ES450/460 project for one of you!


Monica V. Ogra, PhD

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Department of Environmental Studies

& Globalization Studies Program

Gettysburg College (USA)


KSS Camp & Community Programs Director – Keystone CO

Here you go! – John

John A. Commito
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
Phone:??? 717-337-6030
Fax:??????? 717-337-8550
E-mail:??? jcommito@gettysburg.edu
Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

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KSS Camp and Community Programs Director

Keystone CO

Best. Job. Ever! Keystone Science School is searching for a new Camp and Community Programs Director. This person will oversee all aspects of summer camp and community programming at KSS. We are looking for a strong leader that is passionate, confident, creative, and driven.
The successful candidate will have a strong camp vision, patience, a strong work ethic, the ability to attend to staff, parent, and camper needs, can sing loud, accept pies in the face, and reward staff for their hard work.

Requirements include extensive summer camp experience with a strong focus on camp leadership, previous experience managing large groups of people, strong working knowledge of Apple graphic and multi-media software, a college degree that supports working with children in a youth development setting, and current CPR and Wilderness First Responder certification. Must successfully pass a criminal background check. For the 2013 summer camp season, the Camp Director is required to live on-site at Keystone Science School from 5/30/13 through 8/17/2013.

To view the complete job description and application instructions, please visit www.keystonescienceschool.org.

This position will remain open until filled.

REU in Aquatic Chemical Ecology at Georgia Tech – summer 2013

Here you go! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito


From: Linda Green [mailto:linda.green@biology.gatech.edu]
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 1:35 PM
To: Linda Green
Subject: REU in Aquatic Chemical Ecology at Georgia Tech – summer 2013

Dear colleagues,

We will be hosting 10 undergraduate researchers this summer at Georgia Tech for our NSF-REU program in Aquatic Chemical Ecology. Many of you recommended applicants in previous years or provided letters of support – we thank you for these previous efforts.  We would like to ask for your help in publicizing this program to undergraduates that you know.  Attached is a PDF advertising our program that can be used as a flyer for your office or as a projected slide in class.  And we would be very grateful if you forwarded this information to individual students who might be interested.  

The application deadline is February 15, 2013.  The full-time, 10-week program will start May 20 and run until July 26.  Participants will receive a stipend of $5000 plus accommodations with kitchen facilities in university housing, and help with travel expenses to and from Atlanta.

 Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program is eligible, unless they have already been part of an NSF-REU program in Ocean Sciences or unless they will graduate before this summer.  We are particularly interested in increasing our proportion of minority students and in reaching students at non-PhD granting universities.       

Our research theme of Aquatic Chemical Ecology is broadly interpreted.  We have 3 core areas of research for students to choose from: Biological and geochemical transformations of chemicals in aquatic ecosystems; Sensory biology and ecology of aquatic chemical communication; Ecological roles and consequences of chemicals in aquatic environments.  This program is an excellent choice for undergraduates majoring in any field of biology, chemistry, earth/ocean science, civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, and related bioengineering areas who want to apply their classroom learning to an interdisciplinary research environment to solve complex scientific problems and learn about the importance of chemically-mediated processes.

We hope that you can send us your bright, curious, and motivated students!

Benita Black, REU coordinator, School of Biology reu.coordinator@biology.gatech.edu

Linda Green, REU director

Julia Kubanek, REU co-director

Linda E. Green, Ph.D.
School of Biology
Georgia Institute of Technology
310 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
office (404) 385-6517
fax??? (404) 894-0519


Wildflower Preserve Paid Internship



Also, please check out or share the internship opportunity that can be found via the website provided below. A colleague sent it to me. It might be a good one for someone in the sciences. 


Internship Site: http://www.bhwp.org/education/Summer-Internship-Program.htm


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


Find us on: 


Duke Marine Lab – Scholarship deadlines: 2013 REU & Fall Semester Scholarships

Hi, ES folks –

            See below! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito


From: Katie Wood [mailto:katie.wood@duke.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:33 PM
To: msec@duke.edu
Subject: Duke Marine Lab – Scholarship deadlines: 2013 REU & Fall Semester Scholarships


I want to remind everyone of two upcoming undergraduate program deadlines at the Duke University Marine Lab:

·         February 15, 2013 – REU Application Deadline – www.nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/undergraduate/reu.html

·         February 25, 2013 – Full Scholarships for Fall 2013 semester. Scholarship includes funding to participate in a fall break travel course.  Check the website for details. www.nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/undergraduate/fellowship. Applications are encouraged from students underrepresented in marine science.

Details are below and attached to this email. Please help us spread the word about these programs.

Best wishes,


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences
The National Science Foundation funded REU program will take place at the Duke Marine Lab located in Beaufort, NC in coastal Carteret County. Eight students will participate in a 10-week semi-independent research program with faculty mentors in the following general areas: sensory physiology, ecology, and behavior, environmental toxicology, molecular biology and genetics, coastal and estuarine processes. Each student will work with a faculty mentor, develop a research project, present progress and final oral reports and prepare a final written paper. Students will receive housing and meals at the Duke Marine Lab in addition to a stipend and travel allowance. Google “Duke Marine Lab REU” for our website and additional details.

Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2013

Application deadline: February 15, 2013

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. or its territories, and be a rising sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. Applications are encouraged from U.S. citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the marine sciences (i.e., Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders).

To apply: Interested students are required to submit:

·         REU Application (available at www.dukemarinelab.net/programs/undergraduate/reu.html)

·         Statement of interest- please indicate 1) your area(s) of interest from the list of topics (available on the website), 2) advisor(s) of interest, 3) academic/research preparation for this research area, 4) career plans, 5) usefulness of the REU program for your career objective)

·         Current resume 

·         Two letters of recommendation

·         Official transcript

Please submit your application, statement of interest and resume together in one document (in order) and send it to: dukemarinelab@nicholas.duke.edu

Application materials (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) may be sent electronically to the email address above or by mail to:

REU Coordinator
Duke University Marine Lab
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516

Please check the website for complete program information:

Fall 2013 Undergraduate Scholarships

August 27 – December 7, 2013

The Duke University Marine Lab is pleased to offer scholarships for two non-Duke undergraduates covering tuition & fees, room & board, books, travel to Beaufort, and full support for participation in a Beaufort Signature Travel Course to Panama or France during a semester of study, Fall 2013, in Beaufort, North Carolina. Undergraduate scholars will enroll in Duke courses taught in Beaufort, where there is emphasis on the biology and physiology of marine organisms, marine molecular biology, marine policy, and coastal socio-ecological issues.

25 February, 2013



·         Be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior in college (non-Duke)

·         Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa

Other factors considered in the evaluation process include whether an applicant: 

·         identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in marine science;

·         has demonstrated interest in marine science and its impact on society;

·         anticipates pursuing a Ph.D. in marine science;

·         submits a compelling personal statement and strong letters of recommendation

 To Apply

 Interested students are required to submit:

·         Personal essay: How has your heritage made a difference in your life? How might it resonate in your work in marine science? How will a semester at the Duke Marine Laboratory benefit your career goals?

·         Resume

·         Two academic letters of recommendation (emailed letters are acceptable)

·         Official transcript

·         Undergraduate Scholarship Application

·         Please submit your personal essay, resume, and application together in one email. Transcript and letters of recommendation may arrive separately.

Applications should be sent electronically todukemarinelab@nicholas.duke.edu or by mail to:

Katie Wood
Program Coordinator
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516

Announcement of awards will be made by 15 March 2013.

Sea-going opportunities: Please share

Hi, guys –

            FYI, see below. – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito


From: Cindy Van Dover [mailto:clv3@duke.edu]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:22 AM
To: everyone everyone; Molly.H.Mcentee@williams.edu; Zach McKelvey; msec@duke.edu; Stephanie Sharuga
Subject: Sea-going opportunities: Please share

Applications are open for the following opportunities with the Exploration Vessel Nautilus (Bob Ballard’s program) 

            Science, Engineering, and Mapping Internships (Due Feb 1)

            Student and Teacher Argonauts (Due Feb 15)

            Educators at Sea (Due Mar 1)

            Honors Research Program (Due Mar 1)

More information can be found here: http://www.oceanexplorationtrust.com/#!opportunities/cee5

Cindy Lee Van Dover

Director, Duke University Marine Laboratory

Chair, Division of Marine Science and Conservation

Nicholas School of the Environment 

135 Marine Lab Road

Beaufort NC 28516

tel: 252-504-7655

fax: 252-504-7648

Research Internships in Plant Ecology, Florida

Research Internships in Plant Ecology
Beginning May-August and later in 2013
Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School

Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room, and Board.

Internships at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program. Interns will work in the plant ecology laboratory of Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 24-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. A large-scale experimental restoration provides a useful context for restoration ecology projects. Additional information can be found at our web site: http://www.archbold-station.org/station/html/research/plant/plant.html

Interns receive room, breakfasts and lunches, a meal allowance, and a weekly stipend of $100. They work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on an independent research project. Internships generally run for 6-12 months but are flexible in their starting dates and durations. Internships offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations.

Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab running ArcINFO. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere.

To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent ASAP. Please EMAIL applications to:

Eric Menges
Phone: 863-465-2571

Dr. Eric S. Menges
Director, Plant Ecology Program and Senior Research Biologist Archbold Biological Station
123 Main Dr.
Venus, FL 33960

Office Phone: 863-465-2571 ext. 234
Fax: 863-699-1927
Email: emenges@archbold-station.org
Web Page: http://www.archbold-station.org/station/html/aboutus/staffpages/emenges/emeng…
Lab Page: http://www.archbold-station.org/station/html/research/plant/plant.html