Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center Seeking Tutor/Counselors for Summer 2016

The Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center (RMSC) at Frostburg State University seeks tutor/ counselors for a summer program designed to encourage and motivate qualified high school students to pursue post-secondary education and to develop skills and attitudes essential for success beyond high school.

These are residential positions and Tutor Counselors (TCs) are responsible for supervising program participants (high school students) in the residence halls and during all RMSC sponsored activities.

Tutor Counselors are also an integral part of the student’s academic experience as TCs attend academic classes with the students and assist them as they complete their scientific investigations.

TCs also chaperone field trips; plan & lead recreational activities; and create, maintain & enforce a safe, positive & productive residential hall living environment.

Includes one week of staff training and the 5-week summer program with students.

TENTATIVE DATES: June 13- July 22, 2016 SALARY: $2,700. Position also includes room, board, and all field trip expenses are paid by the RMSC.

  • One Year Undergraduate Experience
  • Comfortable Working Out Of Doors (most of our science projects include field work)
  • Excellent Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Ability To Relate To Diverse University Population
  • Evidence Of Success In Course Work In Science, Math or Writing
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Experience Supervising Students In Residential Setting
  • Tutoring Or Teaching In Math, Science Or Writing
  • Experience As Camp Counselor
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Experience With Disadvantaged Youth
  • Participated In TRIO Or Similar Program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.frostburg.edu/clife/mscenter or 1-800-646-6004

TO APPLY: Send a letter of interest; resume; copy of transcripts; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Regional Math/Science Center
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD 21532

or to RMSC@frostburg.edu. If applying via email please indicate position and your name in the subject line: ex: TC – Jim Smith.

DEADLINE: Applications are reviewed as they are received, and interviews will begin in January and continue until all positions are filled. You are encouraged to submit your application early for consideration for these positions.

Hepatitis B Foundation College Summer Research Internship Program

The Hepatitis B Foundation’s College Internship provides a unique opportunity for college students in their junior or senior year who are considering graduate school, medical school, or industrial research careers, to spend 10 weeks in an innovative and educational program.

By pairing the students with scientific research professionals, they are able to gain firsthand experience in research, other scholarly activities, or outreach services. This unique experience allows participants the opportunity to gain a personal perspective on the entire scientific process: from formulating and testing hypotheses, to working with an advisor in a state-of-the-art research laboratory.

Expectations of the Student Research Intern
This is a 10-week program that will begin on Monday, May 30 and end Friday, August 5, 2016. Students will be required to arrange their own housing and transportation to and from the research center.

Interns are expected to participate in faculty supervised research projects as well as other scholarly activities at the Center, including attendance at seminars from professional scientists and research discussion groups.

At the end of the program, students are required to prepare a project abstract summarizing their work and present their data to their peers and to HBF/BSBI faculty and staff.

Application Process
To apply, please send the following to interns@hepb.org:
  • A cover letter stating student’s reasons for interest in the program as well as their housing plans
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation that include contact information for individuals who can comment on the applicant’s scientific potential (email or phone number)
Only complete applications will be considered for the program.

The deadline for receipt for this year’s program is February 12, 2016.

Internships will be awarded by April 4, 2016

Volunteer in Wildlife Conservation Projects through International Student Volunteers

ISV's mission is to support sustainable development initiatives around the world through life-changing volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs designed to positively change our world and to educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens.

About ISV
About ISV For nearly 30 years, ISV has conducted international travel programs for tens of thousands of students across six continents. We began offering our unique volunteer abroad and adventure travel programs in 2002. Since then, over 30,000 participants have completed ISV’s amazing volunteer projects in conservation and community development. IMPACT YOUR WORLD and volunteer abroad with ISV. Learn why we are #1 for volunteer travel programs and action packed adventure.

Reasons to Choose ISV
  • ISV is the world’s highest rated volunteer program by over 35,000 student participants with an average rating of 4.85 out of 5.
  • ISV has 33 members of the U.S. Senate/Congress serving on ISV’s Board of Reference as endorsement of the on-going volunteer efforts that ISV students accomplish globally.
  • ISV is certified by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to distribute the President’s Volunteer Service Award with a congratulatory letter signed by President Barack Obama.
  • ISV was named as one of the “Top Ten Volunteer Organizations” by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy in conjunction with the U.S. State Department.
Fabrice Ndzana, a JMU psychology graduate student, is leading a program in Australia in June 2016 for students that are interested in wildlife and conservation as well as volunteering. It is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate student, to participate in such a unique experience, offered through International Student  Volunteers. Students can (potentially) earn course credits by participating in this two week program. We will be holding information sessions at the end of the month of January, for interested students so they can have the time to raise money and prepare.

For more information, please visit: http://www.isvolunteers.org/, or email Fabric Ndzana at ndzanajx@dukes.jmu.edu

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program - Apply Now!

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and its partners, in collaboration with Virginia’s colleges and universities, are offering the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP is a free student resource for finding paid spring, summer, and fall internships. Undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines complete a single application package that will be reviewed by companies throughout Virginia.

There is no cost to students, colleges/universities, or companies to participate.

Students may search for internships statewide or by region and can also express interest in specific internships posted by companies. No deadline is required but apply as early as possible for maximum opportunity, at www.CSIIP.org.

One application puts a student in front of a multitude of companies offering internships.

For more information please visit: www.csiip.org or contact VSGC regarding CSIIP at csiip@spacegrant.org or (757) 766-5210.

Eligibility Requirements
  • At least 18 years of age and attending an accredited Virginia college, community college, or university.
  • Virginia residents attending an accredited out-of-state college may apply.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate taking at least six (6) credit hours per semester and making demonstrated progress towards a STEM related degree.
  • Have completed at least 30 or more post-secondary education credits and are at least of rising sophomore status prior to the internship.
  • Newly graduating seniors in 2014 are also eligible to participate.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

NIH Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program at the University of New Mexico Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017!

PREP at the University of New Mexico is an NIH-funded post-baccalaureate training program, designed to enhance the ability of individuals in the biomedical sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally-recognized PhD programs. PREP is aimed at individuals from under-represented groups in the sciences who have recently received a Bachelor’s degree. These individuals will either have relatively little laboratory experience, or will be changing research fields between their BS and PhD courses.

In PREP, our Scholars are paid an annual salary of $27,200, plus health and dental benefits, for one year of support. During this year they are paired with a Faculty mentor from one of our departments, and engage full-time in cutting-edge research. This experience is essential to successful application in many of the top graduate schools in the country.

To enhance the Scholars’ competitiveness for graduate school, PREP also supports GRE preparation classes, and short training programs aimed at making the Scholars more familiar with the expectations and challenges of graduate school.

PREP will also cover tuition costs of classes which are required by the Scholar to become familiar with their current research.

Applicants for PREP@UNM must address the following in their applications in order to be eligible for the Program.
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Be a member of a group found to be under-represented in biomedical research. These include: ethnic groups such as, but not limited to, Hispanic, Native American/American Indian, African-American, native of the US Pacific Islands; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from otherwise disadvantaged backgrounds arising from social, cultural, economic or educationally-challenged backgrounds.
  • Be a recipient of a Bachelor’s degree within the 36 months prior to the time of acceptance into the Program.
  • Be demonstrably committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in a biomedical research field, and carrying out research that will help to reduce health disparities.
  • Have a tangible need to complete an additional year of training before applying to graduate school. This might arise from the applicant having little or no research laboratory experience; or from an applicant wishing to pursue a degree in a field distinct from that in which they received their Bachelor’s training.
  • Be willing to participate in a group training program that is designed to enhance their research education and career development.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0).

For more information, please visit: http://biology.unm.edu/PREP/

For further questions or comments that you have please contact the program coordinator, Antonio Bañuelos at PREP@unm.edu or Tel: (505) 610- 1725. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Internships at West Virginia University Centers for Neuroscience

For nine weeks in the summer of 2016, the WVU Centers for Neuroscience (CN) will offer internships of research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students. Our research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous system function. Projects are offered in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; in neural injury and neuro-degeneration; and in neuropsychiatric diseases. Interns are expected to devote their time to a well-defined research project under the supervision of a CN faculty member.

The program will run from May 24 through July 25 during the summer of 2016. Interns will receive a $4,000 salary (before taxes) as well as housing in WVU dorms on campus. Interns will have access to many of the University's facilities, including the new Health Sciences Library, free bus transportation in and around town, and unlimited use of the modern, 177,000 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center.

For more information about 2016 participating mentors and lab projects, visit the 2016 SURI Mentors page at http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/wvucn/training-programs/suri. Please see our list of our summer 2015 participating mentors to read about the projects that were offered in their respective laboratories last year.

An online application will be accepted from students currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university, who have completed their second or third year (seniors graduating in 2016 should contact the SURI administrator before applying). Preference will be given to students considering research for their graduate careers, who have a strong background in biology, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience, physics, or psychology, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae (résumé), official college transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation (see the specific submission instructions of these documents).

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016
Acceptance Notification via email by : As early as March 7, 2016

For more information please visit: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/wvucn/training-programs/suri

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

US Department of Homeland Security 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internships - Deadline DECEMBER 16th!!

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: December 16, 2015, 11:59PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

Monday, December 7, 2015

MS Program in Forensic Science at University of Alabama Birmingham

Is Forensic Science the Career for You?

 “Forensic science is a rewarding career where the love of science can be applied to the good of society, public health, and public safety.” (AAFS)

Calling Chemistry and Biology majors — apply for the Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). http://www.uab.edu/graduate/

  • A Top 10 Forensic Science Graduate Program
  • Among the oldest forensic science programs in the US.
  • Graduates at Alabama Department of Forensic Science, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Birmingham Police Dept., North Louisiana Criminalistics Lab, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, North LA Crime Lab, Ventura County Sheriff's Department, the US Army Criminal Investigation Lab, as well as clinical and pharmaceutical labs.
  • Go on to PhD programs

For more information: Contact Dr. Elizabeth Gardner at eagard@uab.edu or visit our web page at www.uab.edu/forensicscience

Apply by January 31st to be considered for early acceptance. Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at Mountain Lake Biological Station

REU participants are recruited from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior and physiology under the supervision of station scientists. REUs are paid internships that include all station costs, travel, and a $5,250 stipend. 

The focus of scientific research at MLBS, and therefore of the REU program, is population biology at the intersection of field-based studies of ecology, evolution, and behavior. Student researchers work closely with researcher mentors in compatible areas of interest. Students take leadership roles in all aspects of the study; they design the study and prepare the proposal, collect data and perform analysis, and finally they interpret the results and prepare a written and oral presentation. Compared to many other REU programs, ours offers a high degree of independence in project choice and design.

Mountain Lake is also special in its exciting, diverse, and friendly academic community. This atmosphere fosters collaboration at all levels, and promotes the constant exchange of ideas with fellow students and scientists. Many projects are submitted for publication in leading biological journals. Students also participate in a weekly seminar about the conduct of biological research. REU participants have access to state-of-the-art facilities and are granted full use of all Station scientific and computer equipment. English is used throughout the program.

Application deadline February 20, 2016

For more information, please visit: mlbs.org/reuprogram

Summer Courses at Mountain Lake Biological Station

Mountain Lake Biological Station (University of Virginia) announces its 2016 summer program of field-based undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses offered by nationally recruited faculty, and its NSF REU undergraduate research internship program, now in its 24th year.

For more information on the summer courses, please visit: mlbs.org/summercourses 
  • Plant Diversity and Conservation
  • Field Herpetology
  • Science Writing
  • Field Biology of Fishes
  • Field Biology of Fungi
Financial aid is available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2016 Coastal Management Fellowships for Master's post-graduates

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of the 2016 Coastal Management Fellowship for Virginia students.  The Coastal Management Fellowship is a two-year fellowship established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.  The program matches postgraduate students from a variety of environmental disciplines with state coastal resource agencies to work on coastal projects proposed by the state and selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management.  Any student completing a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016 is eligible to apply.  Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is January 22, 2016.  Virginia students must submit their application materials to Virginia Sea Grant via email to vsgproposals@vims.edu.  Application requirements, selection process, and other information can be found on the NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship website: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/.  Interested Virginia students are encouraged to contact Susan Park (spark@vims.edu, 804-684-7436) to discuss application content and submission.  Students from other states should contact their state Sea Grant Program.

Summer 2016 Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps - Crew Leader Positions

Do you want the opportunity to work with youth?

Do you want to make a difference in Virginia State Parks?

Do you have good leadership skills?

Do you like making money?

If you answered yes to these four questions then you may be interested in applying to be a crew leader for our 2016 Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (VSPYCC) Program. Crew leaders are responsible for directing high-school aged students in a three-week summer program. Duties include scheduling and planning, working alongside youth in park projects, conducting environmental education activities, and earning an $1800 stipend plus $350 travel stipend per session! Crew leader applicants have the potential to serve for two three-week sessions for the 2016 summer.

If you are interested in applying, you can find more information on our webpage at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/youth-conservation-corps.shtml  where you can also find the link to fill out the crew leader application. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email at vspycc@dcr.virginia.gov or by telephone at 804-625-3984.

K-12 Teaching Positions for Biology Majors

Interested in K-12 teaching jobs? For the 2016-17 school year hundreds of private/independent schools around the South will turn to Southern Teachers for help finding the best science teachers available. The teaching environment in these schools can be exceptional: small class sizes, students intent on preparing for college, and a focus on learning biology—not on test taking.

Teacher certification is not necessarily required for these jobs, so please consider applying.

While our primary focus is on finding candidates for 2016-17, we do have a few science jobs listed that will begin in January 2016, so December graduates seeking good jobs are especially encouraged to apply.

Finally, in 2016 we will hold three Job Fairs for teachers. Participants must be active candidates with Southern Teachers, so that’s yet another reason to apply now!

Graduate School Open House - Salisbury University Applied Biology Program

The graduate program in Applied Biology at Salisbury University is actively recruiting students for fall 2016 admission. Please plan to attend the Open House on January 29, 2016. Potential applicants will have the opportunity to visit the SU campus, meet with prospective advisors, and to tour the campus and surrounding area. We will also provide a limited number of travel grants for visiting students in the amount of $100 to support travel costs.

Our program offers a curriculum that allows for flexibility as well as focus. Students are provided the opportunity to work closely with faculty members to design original research projects and to work as independent scientists. The research interests of our faculty are broad, from microbiology and molecular genetics to the natural history of plants and animals.

For more information, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/biology/MS_Applied_Biology.html or email Dr. Dana Price, program director, at dlprice@salisbury.edu.

Undergraduate Research Scholars Positions for Summer 2016

The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, is accepting applications for 10 funded summer Research Scholar positions for our Summer 2016 program. NSURP offers opportunities consisting of both basic and applied (clinical) biomedical research projects.

The Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is accepting applications for 4 funded summer Research Scholar positions through their Health Equities Summer Research Program (HESSP). The focus of all of these research projects is health disparities. Most are epidemiologic in nature.

Online applications will be accepted from December 1, 2015 through January 15, 2016. The deadline for submission of all application components is January 15, 2016. 
Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at the time of application, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and interest in basic and applied sciences, healthcare, health disparities, public health or related fields. During the 10 week paid scholarship program that begins May 31st, 2016 and ends August 10th, 2016, Nemours research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results. Training will be provided on human subjects protection and animal welfare. Both programs share programming and activities Students participate in enrichment activities during the summer including the opportunity to shadow clinicians, attend grand rounds and research seminars, and participate in discussions about medical and academic research careers. All students will present their research project and findings to the Nemours community at a final day symposium and celebration.

Additional information and the online application is available at: www.NemoursResearch.org/Scholarship.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to: programcoordinator@nemours.org