Thursday, October 22, 2015

Interested in applying to graduate school? Fellowship opportunities and application hints!

Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)


The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups. We believe that diversifying the STEM workforce is the best way to ensure our nation's economic vitality and solve global challenges. 

You can search over 75 fellowships on our website here:
 
You may also be interested in viewing the video recording of our recent webinar on Graduate Fellowship Applications and Personal Statements:
 
And you may be interested in the tips on applying available in our online resource toolbox:
 
And finally, you may wish to register for our upcoming webinar about "Funding your Graduate Education" on November 9th at 3pm Eastern:

DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses - Winter 2016

  •  Do you have an interest in primates, tropical ecology and/or conservation?
  • Are you looking to gain valuable field experience?
  • Would you like to learn about other cultures?
  • Would you like to learn more about yourself?

Danta is pleased to announce our 2016 winter session field courses in tropical biology. Our course are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

DANTA operates on a cooperative and collaborative teaching model with multiple international instructors on each course. Co-instruction allows for more individualized instruction, and the sharing and appreciation of different ideas. Visiting scholars are often incorporated into the curriculum to broaden student experience.

As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this information to students or friends who may be interested in our programs.

For more information, please visit our website at www.DANTA.info and/or email conservation@danta.info. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter. For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our new blog DANTAisms http://dantablog.wordpress.com/.

Hope to see you in Costa Rica!

WINTER SESSION 2016 COURSE OFFERINGS
Birds of Costa Rica
Dates: January 1-15, 2016
Application deadline: December 1, 2015
Program fee: $2100
Location: Piro Research Station, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation
Dates: January 1-15, 2016
Application deadline: December 1, 2015
Program fee: $2100
Location: Piro Research Station, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Neotropical Bat Biology
Dates: January 1-15, 2016
Application deadline: December 1, 2015
Program fee: $2100
Location: Piro Research Station, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Thursday, October 8, 2015

VCU Forensic Science Graduate Program Open House - November 13th 2015

Interested in Forensic Science? Attend the Forensic Science Graduate Open House on Friday, November 13 from 9-2:30 at Virginia Commonwealth University.  This event will provide prospective students the opportunity to learn about our graduate program and the admission process, meet our faculty & current graduate students and tour our department as well as our partner agency, the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.  

Friday, November 13, 2015
Oliver Hall Education Building, Room 4084
1015 West Main Street

Please RSVP to fos@vcu.edu.


For more information, please visit http://forensicscience.vcu.edu/ or contact Jo Murphy, Coordinator, Department of Forensic Science, jsmurphy@vcu.edu, or 804.828.8420.