Scholarship Opportunity

ES Majors —

This scholarship opportunity could be a good opportunity for those who are doing the BS degree, and who are interested in both technology and diversity issues.

Students are eligible to submit an application for consideration if they are:

  • Currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior at an accredited 4 year college
  • Enrolled as a STEM or Business major with a focus on pursuing a career in IT and related business services
  • Able to demonstrated commitment to the value of diversity (see application requirements)
  • A citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States

Amount: Award amounts are $5,000





Consider this program if you have interest in the earth sciences, GIS, and remote sensing!

They accept current students, recent grads, and early career professionals.

DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. Bridging the gap between NASA Earth Science and society, DEVELOP builds capacity in both participants and partner organizations to better prepare them to address the challenges that face our society and future generations. With the competitive nature and growing societal role of science and technology in today’s global workplace, DEVELOP is fostering an adept corps of tomorrow’s scientists and leaders.

Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference – Science, Technology, and Sustainability

Hi Everyone,

President Riggs received an invitation for up to 4 Gettysburg College students to attend the Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (13-15, Nov). The 3 themes are…

· Energy and Alternative Fuels

· Cyber Physical Systems

· Water and Ecology

See the attached flyer for more information. If you are potentially interested in attending this conference (fully funded), please let me know. There will be an opportunity to present a poster, but a presentation is not required.

This will be a great networking experience and resume builder for someone with interests in these areas!


NASEC 2016 Flyer.pdf

MS or PhD opportunity in marine community ecology

FW by Andy W

A graduate student position (MS or PhD) in the field of marine community ecology is available in the Yeager Lab at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute to begin Fall 2017.

Research in the Yeager lab focuses on understanding the factors regulating marine communities under environmental change to both advance process-based models in predictive ecology as well as inform effective conservation and management strategies. Specific areas of research include: habitat fragmentation effects on biodiversity, terrestrial-aquatic food web subsidies, coastal landscapes under global change, and macroecological controls on functional diversity. We combine field experiments, observational field surveys, and large-scale data synthesis to study the structure and function of a variety of coastal habitats including mangroves, seagrass, salt marsh, oyster reef, and coral reef habitats. The graduate student will work with Dr. Yeager to design their own research project within one of these focal research areas.

Graduate students in the Marine Science program at UT typically complete two semesters on the Austin campus before moving to the UT Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas for specialized advanced courses and thesis or dissertation research. Port Aransas is located on the Gulf coast near Corpus Christi. The Marine Science Institute provides opportunities to study living organisms in the laboratory and in their natural habitats. A wide variety of environments is readily accessible, such as the pass connecting Corpus Christi Bay with the Gulf of Mexico, the continental shelf, and many bays and estuaries, including brackish estuaries and the hypersaline Laguna Madre. Extensive wet laboratory facilities with running seawater are available for maintaining marine organisms. There are also specialized wet laboratories and environmental chambers for mariculture, physiology, behavior, and toxicology research. Vessels include the R/V KATY, a 54-foot ship with dredge and trawl equipment for collection of specimens and a fleet of smaller boats for use in bays and estuaries. There are 14 faculty in residence at the Marine Science Institute with wide ranging expertise including the fields of ecosystem ecology, fisheries ecology, microbiology, plankton ecology, biogeochemistry, estuarine ecology, physiology, and organic geochemistry.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a BS or MS in a related field, previous field and laboratory research experience, the ability to work independently, and good quantitative and writing skills. To be considered, please contact Dr. Lauren Yeager by November 1st via email (lyeager) with the following information: CV, GPA and GRE scores, brief statement of research experience, interests and career goals, and contact information for 2-3 references. Prospective students from under-represented minorities in marine science (African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and Alaska/Native Americans) are encouraged to contact me.

For more information on research in the Yeager lab, please visit my lab website at: For information regarding the graduate program at the UT Marine Science Institute, please visit:

Master’s degree opportunity to study terrestrial ecology at John Carroll University

FW by Andy Wilson

The laboratory of Carl D. Anthony and Cari-Ann M. Hickerson anticipates one or two openings beginning in fall of 2017. Funded teaching assistantships include a full tuition waiver and a stipend of $11,600/year for 2 years.

Drs. Anthony and Hickerson have two distinct research areas:

1) We are interested in how ecological factors such as mate choice, aggression, territoriality, and diet interact in the divergence of sympatric populations. We use polymorphic (striped, unstriped) populations of the Eastern Red-backed Salamander as a model system for this work.

2) We are also interested in how terrestrial amphibians interact with large invertebrates (e.g. centipedes, spiders, earthworms) in temperate forest floor food webs.

Recent publications and lab member contacts can be found on our website:

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please contact Carl Anthony
( and Cari Hickerson ( directly, and as soon as possible. Please include your interests, relevant experience and classes you have had, and your biology GPA in your email.

Applications to the graduate school and for teaching assistantships are due 1 February 2017. More information can be found on the JCU Department of Biology webpage (


NOAA Student Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Hi ES students,

If you are a SOPHOMORE, consider applying for the NOAA Hollings Scholarship! Several ES students have won this scholarship in the past. See below for details.



From: Student ScholarshipPrograms – NOAA Service Account []
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 4:13 PM
To: Student ScholarshipPrograms – NOAA Service Account
Subject: NOAA Student Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

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

Please share with your students!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAAfacilities across the country.

For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit our web sites:

· Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship:

o Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

· Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship:

o Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

· US Citizen

· 3.0 GPA (Hollings) or 3.2 GPA (EPP)

· Full-time second year student at an accredited four-year undergraduate program or third year student at a five-year undergraduate program

· Majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.

· Enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (EPP Scholarship only)

For further information, contact the Office of Education Scholarship Programs at: StudentScholarshipPrograms or (301) 628-2913.