Thursday, September 19, 2013

Operation Wallacea

There will be a presentation on Monday, September 23rd at 2:30 pm in Bioscience Room 2007 about the Operation Wallacea biodiversity research methodology and conservation management strategies. 

Operation Wallacea (www.opwall.com) supports long term biodiversity monitoring projects as well as specialized research investigations at 24 sites in 11 countries with a team of academics from across Europe and North America.
 
Students can join the research expeditions during the summer months to gain experience with field research and data collection:
  • Research Assistants – volunteers gain experience performing various survey methods and taking training courses in the field while participating in a volunteer-based internship to add experience to a CV/résumé or for course credit through the University of St. Andrews.
  • Thesis Students – Operation Wallacea provides support for students to collect data for a thesis project at the undergraduate or Master’s level.
  • Expedition Medicine Course – a chance for Pre-Med students to experience how to provide medical support to teams working on expeditions in remote areas.
 
There are funding opportunities available from within our organization, and we also provide fundraising advice to volunteers in a follow up meeting that will take place at the university a week from the initial presentation.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WVU WEEKEND - Annual Graduate Recruitment on Novemer 2-3, 2013

The Department of Biology at West Virginia University its hosting its Annual Graduate Recruitment Weekend on November 2-3, 2013. This will be a great opportunity for talented undergraduate and graduate students to acquaint themselves with our M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

The weekend's activities will offer participants many opportunities to interact with current graduate students and research faculty. We will provide valuable information about the department, the specific research interests of our faculty, financial support, and graduate life at WVU. Students will meet one-on-one with faculty, share social time with graduate students, attend a research poster session and tour our Life Sciences Building, which houses the Department of Biology, and explore Morgantown.

Attendance is limited to thirty participants, and reservations will be made on a first-come first-served basis.

For more information, see the poster.