Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Green Program Recruiting for Winter Break Study Abroad Trips

Experiential Education Program For Future Sustainability Leaders

The GREEN Program enhances the academic life experience of passionate students and empowers them to become socially responsible, innovative, and environmentally conscious leaders of tomorrow.

Our programs bridge the gap between textbook learning and real-time industry experience by taking students behind the scenes of the world’s leading clean energy and sustainability initiatives. The GREEN Program designs short-term immersion programs in the most exciting places on earth, which are epicenters of innovative technologies as well as bucket-list travel destinations.

We are working alongside the top universities to develop courses and embed the GREEN educational model into existing curriculum. As a Commitment Partner to the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, The GREEN Program strives to raise higher education standards, and to increase opportunities for students to study abroad as a part of their undergraduate and graduate studies.

For more information, please visit http://thegreenprogram.com/

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology

The Sentara RMH HTL Program is a one year school that includes six months of lecture and student lab followed by six months of rotation through three hospital histology labs. Rotations will be in Sentara RMH Medical Center Histology Lab, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Immunohistochemistry Lab, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Histology Lab, and Martha Jefferson Hospital Histology Lab. Block teaching will be utilized in the didactic segment of the program with progression of courses from Fixation, Processing/Embedding, and Microtomy to Staining. Some of the lectures will be projected by video-teleconferencing equipment from Norfolk and Williamsburg to Sentara RMH. The rest of the lectures will be in person. Two-way communications will be utilized in the video-teleconferencing. The entering students will be required to have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 credits in biology and chemistry (minimum of 12 credits in each of chemistry and biology) prior to beginning the program. A certificate will be awarded at the completion of the school.

Applicants must complete the following from an accredited institution of higher learning:

  • Students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
  • 30 semester hour credits in chemistry and biology (a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in each of chemistry and biology)
  • One college level mathematics class
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit an official college/university transcript. All prerequisite course work
  • must be completed prior to admission to the program.
  • Applicants who have met the minimum academic requirements more than seven years prior to application will be required to update by taking one course in chemistry and one course in biology

Admission criteria include a personal interview, analysis of college transcripts, review of three letters of recommendation and evaluation of personal written statement.


For more information click here.

Sentara School of Medical Laboratory Science in Harrisonburg

The School of Medical Laboratory Science offers training as a medical laboratory scientist and was started in 1968. The school offers the opportunity to enter a challenging and highly technical career in the health care industry. Graduates may be employed by hospitals, private or government laboratories, research facilities, medical supply companies, private physician offices and clinics. Some of our graduates continue to pursue an education in medicine and become physicians.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the following courses at an accredited institution of higher learning:
  • 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biology, to include microbiology and immunology
  • 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry, to include organic chemistry or biochemistry
  • 1 semester of college level mathematics
  • Genetics is highly recommended
  • Statistics and computer courses are recommended
  • Students must have either a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or be guaranteed one upon the completion of the clinical year.

Applicants who have met the minimum academic requirements more than seven years prior to application will be required to update by taking one course in biochemistry and one course in microbiology.

Admission criteria include a personal interview, analysis of college transcripts, review of recommendations and evaluation of a personal written statement.


For more information please click here or call 540-564-7232 or 800-543-2201, ext. 47232.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in STEM

MISSION
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.

THE FELLOWSHIP
The Teaching Fellowship includes:
  • admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • a $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders


THE COMMITMENT
As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need secondary schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow's completing the master's degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
Applications will only be accepted online and through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation by 16 October 2015.

MORE INFO

For more information about this program, click here.