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Trends in Medical School Enrollment

M.Megill_2Interested in a career in medicine?  You’re in luck – according to a recent news release by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), U.S. medical schools are on track to increase enrollment 30 percent from 2002 to 2017, a goal that AAMC had called for in 2006 in order to meet the medical demands of aging baby-boomers.  AAMC has projected that there will be a shortage of 90,000 primary care and specialty doctors in the U.S. by 2020. The news was not all positive, however, as federal funding for residency positions has remained stagnant.  According to AAMC President and CEO Darrell Kirch, this is a problem because students studying medicine are required to complete these training programs in order to become practicing physicians.  Congress’s failure to increase funding for residency programs has caused the enrollment increases at medical schools to have only limited effectiveness at increasing the number of practicing physicians.

Given the highly competitive nature of medical school admissions, how can you best prepare yourself for acceptance?  Check out these trends in medical school admissions for some helpful hints:

1. Medical schools are implementing holistic review

While medical schools traditionally relied on GPA and MCAT scores to evaluate applicants, new research that found MCAT scores highly correlated to test takers’ race, gender and socioeconomic background has caused schools to re-think the way they review applications.  Groups like the AAMC have promoted holistic review processes where applicants’ intellectual achievement, employment experience, personal background, community service and leadership qualities, among other intangibles, are evaluated as well.   According to a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, an early proponent of holistic review, saw its 2012 entering class GPA and MCAT scores rise to 3.66 and 33.62 from 3.57 and 31.68, while students underrepresented in medicine rose to 20% from 12%.

Take away: Get involved in community programs and volunteer groups that match with your interests, especially if they are relevant to your future career in medicine. Think about attending events run by Globemed, a student group that addresses global health inequity, becoming involved in Dartmouth's Emergency Medical Services, or volunteering at events run by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School in order to round out your classroom interests with relevant extracurricular programs.

2. “Early assurance” programs are expanding

Schools like Dartmouth, Georgetown, Northwestern and Tufts, offer undergraduate students a chance to apply to their affiliated medical schools as rising juniors.  The goal of such programs is to allow students a chance to broaden the scope of their college academic pursuits and avoid the substantial time and energy investment students usually make studying for the MCAT exam.  Dartmouth began offering an early assurance program to Geisel in 2012-2013 and extended admission to five members of the class of 2014 through the program.

Take away: If you are sure you want to pursue a career in medicine, check out Dartmouth and other programs that offer early assurance admission as a way to reduce stress during your senior year and avoid preparation for the MCAT exam.

3. More students are taking time off before medical school

80 percent of Dartmouth students take at least one year off before attending medical school, a percentage that pre-health advisor Sarah Berger said she expects to see grow in coming years. Some students pursue academic programs to help round out their medical school applications or gain further research and lab experience, while others take time off to pursue opportunities unrelated to medicine, Berger said.

Take away: If you know you want to attend medical school, think about whether it would be helpful to take a year or more off.  This time might contribute to stronger professional skills that you can list on your application, or it might help you narrow the focus of your medical studies.

Looking for further advice about pre-health academic advising? Visit Berger at the student advising offices located on the first floor of Baker-Berry library or her colleague, Lee Witters, at his office in the Life Sciences Center.  Career services can help you to navigate your search for off-term or post-graduate internships and fellowships related to health, but see Berger and Witters for specific MCAT test preparation practice or pre-health academic planning.

Career Blitz: Science

Topics Include:

  1. All Ivy Environmental Career Fair - Event 3/1/2013,Columbia University, New York, NY
  2. Biogen Idec - Public Affairs/Community Lab Intern (SUMMER), Cambridge, MA
  3. California Science & Technology Policy - Fellowship (Apply by 2/28) (1 Year), Sacramento, CA
  4. Dannon Yogurt - Probiotics Fellowship (Apply by April 1),
  5. Genzyme (Roche) - Structural Biology Intern (SUMMER), South San Francisco, CA
  6. Medzilla - RESOURCE, Nationwide
  7. National Association of Science Writers - FAQ for New & Aspiring Science Writers - ARTICLE,
  8. National Institute of Mental Health - Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders - Research Assistant (Apply now!), Bethesda, MD
  9. National Science Foundation - Summer Research Opportunities - Multiple Disciplines (SUMMER), Nationwide
  10. Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Internship Program - INTERNSHIP (Year-round opportunities), Arlington, VA

All Ivy Environmental Career Fair – Event 3/1/2013 (Columbia University, New York, NY) Meet with representatives from 60+ organizations hiring for internships and full-time employees. Registration is now open. http://bit.ly/VJCnZ2

Biogen Idec – Public Affairs/Community Lab Intern (Cambridge, MA) Assist with running the summer sessions for high school students in the Community Lab. Provide  basic laboratory preparation and clean up, assist with organizing summer sessions, and provide teaching assistance during the sessions http://bit.ly/TYfyVw

California Science & Technology Policy – Fellowship (Apply by 2/28) (Sacramento, California) Fellows are placed in the California State Legislature.  Fellows work hands on with policy-makers to develop solutions to complex scientific and technical issues facing California through their interaction with the legislative process. http://bit.ly/TbOaBI

Dannon Yogurt – Probiotics Fellowship (Apply by April 1) The $25,000 Fellowship supports the education of a student who shows a strong interest in the research of nutritional and functional benefits of both yogurt and probiotics.  It enables a current or incoming graduate student of a science program to enhance his or her academic path in probiotics and yogurt research http://bit.ly/TYeSiS

Genzyme (Roche) – Structural Biology Intern (South San Francisco, CA) Refine your research techniques as one of two undergraduate interns in the Structural Biology department of one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 30 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. http://bit.ly/WBIf5T

Medzilla – RESOURCE (Nationwide) Find hands-on research internships from organizations including M.D. Anderson, Genzyme, Covance, and Amgen. Site contains opportunities nationwide. http://bit.ly/XSJXzQ

National Association of Science Writers – FAQ for New & Aspiring Science Writers - ARTICLE Interested in learning more about career opportunities and the work of a science writer? This article provides a great overview of the field and the work. http://bit.ly/YiX2od

National Institute of Mental Health - Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders – Research Assistant (Apply now!) (Bethesda, MD) Research the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on bipolar disorder in children. Apply online and forward a letter of interest and resume to: Lizz Reeves, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Dept. of Health and Human Services Lizz.reeves@nih.gov Tel. 301-594-1690 http://1.usa.gov/YETRep

National Science Foundation – Summer Research Opportunities - Multiple Disciplines (Nationwide) Directory of National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. This is a listing of opportunities available for Environmental Science related programs, visit individual sites for program details and application deadlines. http://1.usa.gov/Xvjr4q

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Internship Program – INTERNSHIP (Arlington, VA) Want to be at the heart of the debate about science and technology policy in the US? Assist with research, writing, planning, and organizational activities that support the Institute's mission to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy. http://bit.ly/11gBmJh

Check out more science opportunities at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/explore/careers/science.html

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

 

All Ivy Career Fair 3/1: Save Your Spot on the Big Green Bus!

Banner for the All Ivy Career Fair showing shields of participating universities and March 1 date

Career Services is partnering with the Sustainability Office to provide round-trip transportation for 20 students to the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair at Columbia University in New York on March 1.

The Big Green Bus will be leaving at 6am and traveling to Columbia University for one of the best Environmental Career Fairs around!  Last year over 70 employers participated, including representatives from for-profit organizations, government and non-profit.

Visit the career fair website to learn more about the conference and register.

Signing up for the fair and the road trip is a two-step process if you want a ride.

  1. Register to attend the fair on the conference website. It's free and will allow you to share your resume with participating employers seeking to fill openings for full-time positions and internships.
  2. Secure your space on the Big Green Bus. Send an e-mail to Sustainable.Dartmouth@dartmouth.edu and pay a deposit of $20 to hold your spot.  (You'll get $10 back on the bus).Deposits can be delivered to:  The Sustainability Office in Steele 112 (You can also drop off a deposit during office hours in Robinson Hall from noon to 2 pm in Robinson 108 or by sending a check to Jenna Musco HB #6182)

    All checks must be made out to the Dartmouth Sustainability Office.

Transportation is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to secure a spot on the bus is Friday, February 15.

Let’s go get awesome GREEN JOBS and INTERNSHIPS!

 

CAREER BLITZ: Science

Topics Include:

  1. All Ivy Environmental Career Fair  (1-Mar-13) (Columbia University, New York, NY)
  2. Energy Rodeo - Conference (February 9, 2013) (Houston, TX)
  3. The Franklin Institute - Discovery Camp Curriculum Intern (Winter/Spring) (Philadelphia, PA)
  4. The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program - Fellowship (Apply by December 14)
  5. Roche - Intern - Medicinal Chemistry (Summer) (South San Francisco, CA)
  6. Department of Agriculture - Post-Graduate Position (Geneva, NY)
  7. Covance - Summer Intern (Indianapolis, IN)
  8. BlueGreen Alliance - Winter Internships  (Washington, DC & San Francisco, CA)
  9. Guide to Life Science Careers - Resource
  10. National Science Foundation - Summer Research Opportunities - Multiple Disciplines  (Nationwide)

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All Ivy Environmental Career Fair – (Columbia University, New York, NY) Meet with representatives from organizations hiring for internships and full-time employees. Registration is now open and free for students! http://bit.ly/VJCnZ2

Energy Rodeo – Conference (Houston, TX) Free one-day conference for college students (undergrads and graduates) - seeking entry into the energy industry..) Get advice from industry professionals and network with companies including Citibank, Trafigura, OTC Global, and Noble who will be actively recruiting to fill their summer and full- time analyst classes. ($30 registration fee is refunded when you attend the conference.) http://bit.ly/QEOdom

The Franklin Institute – Discovery Camp Curriculum Intern (Philadelphia, PA) Want to teach science? Interns are needed to help develop curriculum for camp and assist in the preparation of camp materials for program featuring hands-on activities and museum exploration at Philadelphia’s world-famous Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/VpGes1

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program – Fellowship Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines? Interested in theoretical and applied research? Receive a full scholarship, summer internship, and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion. http://bit.ly/THHWbX

Roche – Intern in Medicinal Chemistry (South San Francisco, CA) The Genentech Chemistry Internship Program is an intensive 3-4 month opportunity where undergraduate chemistry students work within the fast-paced and challenging environment of our South San Francisco, CA research headquarters.  Contribute to synthetic chemistry projects, interacting with and working side-by-side with drug discovery industry experts. http://bit.ly/YS5VZ3

Department of Agriculture – Post-Graduate Position (Geneva, NY) Help find solutions to Agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table through supporting research at Plant Genetics Resources Unit http://1.usa.gov/Uh58JA

Covance – Summer Intern (Indianapolis, IN) Gain professional hands-on experience and an insider’s glimpse into the FDA approval process for new drugs through an internship at one of the leading contract research organizations facilitating clinical trials and project management. http://bit.ly/RboDsq

BlueGreen Alliance – Winter Internships (Washington, DC & San Francisco, CA) BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is an exciting, fast-paced organization that covers a wide variety of issues from climate change to green chemistry to smart grid infrastructure, bringing together an effort to advance a 21st century economy that respects workers, protects the environment and secures America’s energy future. Intern work includes research assistance and writing, legislative support, event planning, communications and working with U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations. http://bit.ly/Ud2zbp

National Science Foundation – Summer Research Opportunities - Multiple Disciplines (Nationwide) Directory of National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. This is a listing of opportunities available for Environmental Science related programs, visit individual sites for program details and application deadlines. http://1.usa.gov/Xvjr4q

Guide to Life Science Careers – Resource Concise, easy to read online overview of career options in the life sciences -- includes tips for resumes. http://bit.ly/121Fqzs

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Check out more science opportunities at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/explore/careers/science.html

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

CAREER BLITZ: Science

Topics Include:

  1. National Cancer Institute's Introduction to Cancer Research Careers Program (ICRC)
  2. Multicultural Initiative in the Marine Sciences (MIMSUP)
  3. New England Aquarium, INTERSHIPS (Boston)
  4. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); UNDERGRAD  PROGRAM
  5. Department of Energy, SUMMER Science Undergraduate Laboratory INTERNSHIP
  6. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Undergraduate Program (Oak Ridge, TN)
  7. Sealed Air, Research Chemist-JOB (Danbury, CT)
  8. American 3B Scientific, Physics Product Manager- JOB
  9. SuccessEHS, INTERNSHIPS (Birmingham, AL)
  10. Association for Women in Science (AWISP), SPRING INTERNSHIP (DC)

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1. National Cancer Institute's Introduction to Cancer Research Careers Program (ICRC)

NCI will sponsor a visit for ICRC participants to the NIH campus in February 2013 for an opportunity to learn about the research being conducted at the NCI. Participants may be scheduled for interviews with NCI Investigators recruiting summer or post-baccalaureate interns. Internship offers will be made by individual investigators. DEADLINE: NOV 15, 2012  http://1.usa.gov/T6LlMn

2. Multicultural Initiative in the Marine Sciences (MIMSUP)

Spend two quarters at the Shannon Point Marine Center taking introductory and specialized courses in the marine sciences, attending seminars and workshops, exploring career opportunities, and engaging in supervised research. DEADLINE: NOV 9, 2012  http://bit.ly/QN8ljp

3. New England Aquarium, INTERSHIPS (Boston)

The aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. Sampling of internships include: Research and Conservation, Animal Husbandry, and Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Rescue/Necropsy.  http://bit.ly/RQViy8

4. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); UNDERGRAD  PROGRAM

Provides selected undergraduate applicants with a scholarship award (up to a maximum of $8,000) for two academic years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time internship ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility.  http://1.usa.gov/TaPdQN

5. Department of Energy, SUMMER Science Undergraduate Laboratory INTERNSHIP

Encourages undergraduate students to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy laboratories. DEADLINE: JAN 10, 2013.  http://bit.ly/Ja8dMi

6. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Undergraduate Program (Oak Ridge, TN)

Provides opportunities in following disciplines: Computer Science; Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences; Engineering; Life, Health, and Medical Sciences; Mathematics; Physical Sciences.

Receive weekly stipends. **The application is always open, but for best results, apply 3 months before the requested start date.**   http://bit.ly/RoMDnq

7. Sealed Air, Research Chemist-JOB (Danbury, CT)

Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection.

Chemist conducts product development projects relating to the strategic plan. The work involves the use of polyurethane systems and alternate experimental technologies.   http://bit.ly/T6LwY0

8. American 3B Scientific, Physics Product Manager- JOB

3B Scientific specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of didactic material for scientific, medical and patient education. http://bit.ly/PlwRxa

9. SuccessEHS, INTERNSHIPS (Birmingham, AL)

Internships in the Health Care/IT Industry. SuccessEHS are looking for creative, driven, and enthusiastic students for multiple internship opportunities throughout the company.  http://bit.ly/PMd3mI

10. Association for Women in Science (AWISP), SPRING INTERNSHIP (DC)

Intern Qualifications: at least junior standing, passion for social justice and women’s rights and some knowledge of or demonstrated interest in science is a plus.  http://bit.ly/Tsms3Z

Check out more science opportunities at http://bit.ly/QMgre9

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215 

CAREER BLITZ: Science

Topics Include:

  1. Biomedical Sciences Virtual Grad School Fair, OCT 25
  2. Science News, INTERNSHIP (DC)
  3. Franklin Institute Science Museum, INTERNSHIP (Philadelphia, PA)
  4. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Biological Research INTERNSHIPS (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
  5. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Clinical Data Associate JOB (Boston, MA)
  6. Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, Environmental Education INTERNSHIP (Portland, ME)
  7. Space Studies Board (SSB)- Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy INTERNSHIP
  8. NSF FELLOWSHIP-POSTGRAD
  9. Goldwater SCHOLARSHIP

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1. Biomedical Sciences Virtual Grad School Fair, OCT 25

Meet with school representatives from over 15 graduate institutions in live chat sessions.

REGISTER NOW for the FREE virtual fair: http://bit.ly/UzaTZJ

2. Science News, INTERNSHIP (DC)

Full-time science writer.  Generate many of your own story ideas, report and write articles including news stories and longer features.  Receive $500/wk. DEADLINE: Oct. 11  http://bit.ly/R9KNGp

3. Franklin Institute Science Museum, INTERNSHIP (Philadelphia, PA)

Sampling of departments accepting interns include: Research & Evaluation, Public Relations, Marketing, Youth Programs, Science Education Museum Programs, Development, Exhibit Development and Design.  http://bit.ly/OOa39f

4. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Biological Research INTERNSHIPS (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)

10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in: Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics and Genomics. Stipend of $5000 and room & board expenses will be covered.  DEADLINE: JAN 15  http://bit.ly/SY0bVP

5. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Clinical Data Associate JOB (Boston, MA)

ECOG is one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States, and conducts clinical trials in all types of adult cancers. The Data Associate acts as a liaison between the ECOG Coordinating Center and multiple contacts including nurses and doctors in hospitals and clinics all over the US and internationally. http://bit.ly/Q8heWw

6. Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, Environmental Education INTERNSHIP (Portland, ME)

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is a hands-on, interactive learning environment designed for children 1-10 years old. The museum offers exhibits, programs and productions focused on early childhood, science, art, literacy and culture to more than 100,000 visitors per year.    http://bit.ly/VQQXPW

7. Space Studies Board (SSB)- Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy INTERNSHIP

Provide independent scientific and programmatic advice to NASA and other government agencies on all aspects of civil space research and associated ground-based activities. Note: Berkner Summer Program.  DEADLINE: FEB 1  http://bit.ly/UNoU0u

8. NSF FELLOWSHIP-POSTGRAD

For graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. DEADLINE: NOV 2012.  http://1.usa.gov/SIjMPi

9. Goldwater SCHOLARSHIP

For students interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS eligible. Deadline: JAN 2013  http://bit.ly/QMgmHb

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Check out the science webpage at http://bit.ly/QMgre9

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

 

CAREER BLITZ: Science

Topics Include:

  1. Academy of Natural Sciences; Museum Education Public Programs Intern (Philadelphia, PA)
  2. Environmental Defense Fund; Program Associate: Climate & Air Program (DC)
  3. Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy; Fall Internship (DC)
  4. American Council on Science and Health; Research Assistant (New York, NY)

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1. Academy of Natural Sciences; Museum Education Public Programs Intern (Philadelphia, PA)

Development and implementation of natural science based activities and programs for museum visitors.

Contact Lois Kuter, Volunteer Coordinator, for a job description and application: 215 299-1029 or kuter@ansp.org.

http://bit.ly/KmTFcJ

2. Environmental Defense Fund; Program Associate: Climate & Air Program (DC)-POST GRAD

Provide administrative and research support to the Director of Tropical Forest Policy and other members of International Climate Program- which work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world.  http://bit.ly/K37hDY

3. Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy; Fall Internship (DC)

Gain experience through interacting with experts involved with the critique, development and conduct of science and security policy. Requires a strong interest in national and international security issues and how they relate to science and technology. Deadline: August 1, 2012   http://bit.ly/L4rtW1

4. American Council on Science and Health; Research Assistant (New York, NY)-POST GRAD

Research and write original articles and coordinate larger projects on various topics of current interest in public health.  http://bit.ly/KErVz1

 

For additional science opportunities, visit:  http://bit.ly/IsyKxU

 

CAREER BLITZ: Science

Topics Include:

  1. Lung Cancer Research Foundation; Intern (NY)
  2. South Slough NERR; Research Internship (Charleston, OR)
  3. eHealth Initiative; Research Assistant Internship (DC)
  4. NAVIGANT; Consultant - Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Management (POST GRAD)(San Francisco)
  5. SRI International; Student Associate - Human Sleep Lab (Menlo Park, CA)
  6. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS);  Ecologist (POST GRAD)(San Diego, CA)
  7. Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium

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1. Lung Cancer Research Foundation; Intern (NY)

For current students OR recent graduates. Supports research studies and activities focused on developing innovative strategies for better treatments, screening and prevention of all cancers of the lung. Deadline: May 28  http://bit.ly/Kgyxkd

2. South Slough NERR; Research Internship (Charleston, OR)

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is a 5,000 acre natural area located in the Coos estuary on the south coast of Oregon. Work will include a mix of office and field-based activities. Deadline: June 15  http://1.usa.gov/JXweU7

3. eHealth Initiative; Research Assistant Internship (DC)

For current students OR recent graduates. eHealth Initiative is independent non-profit organization whose mission is to improvement the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare.  http://bit.ly/Mspxwo

4. NAVIGANT; Consultant - Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Management (POST GRAD)(San Francisco)

NAVIGANT is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Consultants work with clients involved in a wide range of energy-related activities.  http://bit.ly/LkktLj

5. SRI International; Student Associate - Human Sleep Lab (Menlo Park, CA)

Trained in polysomnography assessment procedures, electrode application, laboratory set-up, subject recruitment, and data entry.  http://bit.ly/KYQa9W

6. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS);  Ecologist (POST GRAD)(San Diego, CA)

Responsible for planning the endangered species management and population ecology.

Write articles. Manage and coordinate the work of biological technicians.  http://1.usa.gov/KzkklQ

7. Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium

Thursday, May 24 @ 4pm, Oopik Auditorium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Lou Guerinot, "Metals, Mutants and Mayhem"  http://bit.ly/JlWIlT

8.  For additional science opportunities, visit:  http://bit.ly/IsyKxU

CAREER BLITZ: Science

Topics Include:

  1. Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences ; Fall 2012 REU
  2. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF); Summer Ocean Program Internship (Boston, MA)
  3. Vermont Natural Resources Council; Summer Interns  (VT)
  4.  Elementis Specialties; Technical Service Chemist (NJ)
  5. John Hopkin's University Applied Physics Laboratory; Entry Level Technical Professional (MD)
  6. COARE (Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education); Ocean Communications Intern (CA)
  7. The New York Academy of Sciences; Editorial Assistant (NY)
  8. Millennium Pharmaceuticals; Organic Process Chemist entry-level (MA)

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1. Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences ; Fall 2012 REU

Students will design and conduct independent projects under faculty supervision within several research areas. Tentative dates:  August 30 to November 24, 2012. Each successful REU applicant will receive a stipend paid at competitive rates. Deadline: May 30

For more information and to apply:  http://bit.ly/JI8Paa

2. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF); Summer Ocean Program Internship (Boston)

Conduct a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to enrich and promote the advocacy work of its Ocean Conservation program. The Ocean Program intern will primarily assist with creating original content and conducting social media outreach. Deadline May 31

To apply:  http://bit.ly/IB0Qf7

3. Vermont Natural Resources Council; Summer Interns  (VT)

Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) is Vermont’s oldest conservation organization. NRC has four program areas: Energy and Climate Action, Forests and Wildlife, Sustainable Communities, and Water.

Learn about current openings and get application instructions here:  http://bit.ly/IJsKrC 

4.  Elementis Specialties; Technical Service Chemist (NJ)

Elementis is a UK listed global specialty chemicals company. The Technical Service Chemist will be responsible for completion of new application and product development data (for in-house & customer projects). Involves customer support directly through technical visits, telephone and e-mail contact.  http://bit.ly/J7hB1y

5. John Hopkin's University Applied Physics Laboratory; Entry Level Technical Professional (MD)

APL has entry level opportunities in a number technical areas including but not limited to following:

aerospace, communications engineering, controls engineering, information systems/security, software engineering, space physics, and system engineering/analysis.  http://bit.ly/K6PSNU

6. COARE (Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education); Ocean Communications Intern (CA)

COARE's studies oceans and increases public awareness of the earth's marine environment through educational programs and outreach. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

For more information:  http://bit.ly/J7hEKz

7. The New York Academy of Sciences; Editorial Assistant (NY)

Editorial Assistant will support the editing and production of approximately 60 eBriefings annually, including liaising with invited conference speakers, freelance science writers, Web Content, Audio/Visual, and Meeting & Event Operations staff, and provide administrative support to the eBriefings Department.  http://bit.ly/Jx5nL7

8. Millennium Pharmaceuticals; Organic Process Chemist entry-level (Cambridge, MA)

Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company combines the innovative science of a leading American biopharmaceutical company with the global assets . The Chemist will work in the Process Chemistry R&D (PCRD) department.

To view this position, search for requisition #7078BR  http://bit.ly/Itn3rR

For additional science opportunities, visit:  http://bit.ly/IsyKxU

 

CAREER BLITZ: Science

CAREER BLITZ: SCIENCE Topics Include:

1. XenoBiotic Laboratories, INC (XBL); Chemist/Associate Scientist (Plainsboro, NJ) 2. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC; QC Scientist Intern, Microbiology (Lititz, PA) 3. Roche Group; Microbial Pathology Intern (San Francisco, CA) 4. Merck/MSD; Environmental Monitoring Analyst (Durham, NC) 5. The New York Botanical Garden; Summer 2012 Plant Science Internships (New York, NY) 6. US Department of Energy; Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI); Fall 2012 7. Annual Dartmouth Engineering Open House and Exposition -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 1. XenoBiotic Laboratories, INC (XBL); Chemist/Associate Scientist (Plainsboro, NJ) XenoBiotic Laboratories, Inc. (XBL) is a leading contract research laboratory specializing in providing bioanalytical and metabolism services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and agrochemical industries. Responsibilities include: Preparation of biological samples, Perform routine analytical chemistry assays Instrument set up, operation, and maintenance, and Support senior staff with experiment set up and execution. For more information: http://bit.ly/HXvL3q

2. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC; QC Scientist Intern, Microbiology (Lititz, PA) Duties include: perform physical preparation of microbiological testing media, aseptic sample collection and microorganism Gram staining, maintain standards of laboratory housekeeping and documentation practices, microbiological testing media in accordance with Company test methods. Awareness of aspetic technique is required. Apply at: http://bit.ly/HV1lBL

3. Roche Group; Microbial Pathology Intern (San Francisco, CA) The intern will work with scientists to help advance computational projects in infectious disease. Expected duration of the internship is 3 months (June to August), but may be extended under exceptional circumstances. Potential project focus areas: Host pathogen interactions, gene regulation in bacteria, comparative genomics, mining of next-gen sequencing (NGS) data. To apply: http://bit.ly/IW36sy

4. Merck/MSD; Environmental Monitoring Analyst (Durham, NC) Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. The EM Analyst is responsible for supporting the Facility Environmental Monitoring programs that directly support the Durham Vaccine Manufacturing Facility Integrated Process Team (IPT) and the site value stream map, while actively supporting, participating in and embracing an empowered team culture. Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry. Apply at: http://bit.ly/HV1uVA

5. The New York Botanical Garden; Summer 2012 Plant Science Internships (New York, NY) The New York Botanical Garden is now accepting applications for the Summer 2012 term for internships in Plant Science. Gain valuable laboratory experience working with world-renowed scientists in systematic botany, molecular phylogenetics, structural botany, genomics, bioinformatics, geographic information systems, and economic botany. Deadline: May 18 For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/Ja87Et

6. US Department of Energy; Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI); Fall 2012 Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 DOE National Laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs. Duration of 16 weeks for the Fall (August through December). Deadline: May 31 http://bit.ly/Ja8dMi

7. Annual Dartmouth Engineering Open House and Exposition Friday, April 20, 2012 5:30-8:00 PM Thayer School of Engineering - Tours, exhibits and demonstrations offered by Thayer School faculty, students, and engineers from local industry.  Refreshments will be served. http://bit.ly/JjZs1B

 

 

 

For additional science opportunities, visit: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/students/careers/science.html

CAREER BLITZ: Science

Topics Include:
1. Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevent Studies; Internship Program (NYC)
2. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP); Junior Fellowships (DC)
3.  Merck & Co; Pharmacology Intern (Boston, MA)
4. SRI International; Student Associate, Behavioral Neurochemistry (Menlo Park, CA)
5. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA); Conservation Science and Education Intern (Silver Spring, MD)
6. Chemical Heritage Editorial Internship (Philadelphia, PA)
7. Dartmouth Program: Diverse-IT: Examining the Sex of Information Technology
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1. Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevent Studies; Internship Program (NYC)
CHIBPS is a center for research on the topics of HIV and substance use. They provide numerous training opportunities for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level interested in gaining research experience. CHIBPS offers internships during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.
 
2. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP); Junior Fellowships (DC)
The EERE STP Fellowships will provide an opportunity  to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. You'll learn the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development and contribute to the implementation of energy policies. Fellowships are for 2 years.
 
3.  Merck & Co; Pharmacology Intern (Boston, MA)
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Intern will work to perform a series of in vitro pharmacology studies with multiple doses will support their asthma programs / target validation projects. This is a 9-11 week, paid internship beginning in June 2012.   Search by the internship id #PHA001058 or job title at  http://bit.ly/HqeGTh
4. SRI International; Student Associate, Behavioral Neurochemistry (Menlo Park, CA)
SRI International is a leader in the development of new products for the treatment and diagnosis of disease, primarily in the areas of cancer, infectious disease, neuroscience, and immunology. The Center for Neuroscience in is looking to hire two Student Associates (summer internships) to provide hands-on lab and data base assistance in the Behavioral Neurochemistry Program.
5. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA); Conservation Science and Education Intern (Silver Spring, MD)
Assist with AZA’s Animal Programs, Professional Development and Education Programs, 5-year Climate Initiative, and the production of Animal Care Manuals and Annual Report on Conservation and Science.
Unpaid volunteer internship is offered on a full-time basis for a 3 month duration. http://bit.ly/HrvtD8  
 
6. Chemical Heritage Editorial Internship (Philadelphia, PA)
Work with Chemical Heritage editorial and production staff. The intern will work on long and short-term projects resulting in the timely publication of a four-color history of science magazine with a circulation of 20,000. The magazine is published three times a year and offers paid internships for each issue: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Summer  Deadline: April 15.
7. Dartmouth Program: Diverse-IT: Examining the Sex of Information Technology
April 12 (Thurs )at 4:30 PM, Haldeman 041
Panel discussion exploring the role of gender in the development and use of information technologies, and the implications for ensuring vibrancy in the fields of computer science and engineering.
For additional science opportunities, visit: http://bit.ly/IsyKxU

Career Blitz: Science

Topics Include:

1. Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Program (MIDAS), University of Pittsburgh Med School

2. Research in Wireless Communications (REU), Montana State University

3. AWIS Internship Program: Washington, DC

4. Industry Program Intern, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; Seattle, WA (Postgrad)

5. Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Program Intern; Beijing

6. Intern, The National Academies

7. Summer Student Research Program, National Center for Toxicological Research

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1. Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Program (MIDAS), University of Pittsburgh Med School

The MIDAS Summer Undergraduate Research Program will be held May 21­July 27, 2012. Through this ten-week Summer Research Program, participants will gain an appreciation of major research questions being raised at the intersection of public health, biological science, and computer technology. Deadline: March 2.

For more information, visit: www.midas.pitt.edu/srp.

2. Research in Wireless Communications (REU), Montana State University

The Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Montana State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering runs from June 4-August 10, 2012. Some program highlights include: $4,000 stipend, housing at MSU, meal allowance, state of the art wireless research facilities, faculty-student mentoring, and weekend outings and social activities. Deadline: March 15

To view the application, visit: http://www.coe.montana.edu/ee/REU/.

3. AWIS Internship Program: Washington, DC

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) takes great interest in helping young women gain skills compatible with their studies in science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Our program allows women seeking careers in STEM to explore and develop expertise that can be applied across all disciplines.

Applications for summer 2012 will be considered beginning in April 2012.

For more information, see: http://www.awis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=475.

4. Industry Program Intern, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; Seattle, WA (Postgrad)

ACEEE, a leading national nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks an intern for its Industry Program, to work in industrial energy efficiency policy and combined heat and power, in Seattle, Washington. ACEEE is dedicated to advancing and deploying energy efficiency technologies, policies, and programs as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.  This is a 6 week internship.

To view more information, visit: http://www.aceee.org/about/jobs/internship-opening-industry-program-int.

5. Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Program Intern; Beijing

The interns will work within a specific project area and will learn how policy research and advocacy is carried out by a leading non-profit environmental organization. Interns will provide assistance in research and analysis of policies, drafting and editing of written materials, and implementation of project activities. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in internal and external meetings and discussions as appropriate. Deadline: March 1

To view other positions and applications, go to: https://nrdc-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=69&company_id=16427&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992390&bycountry=0&bystate=0&bylocation=&keywords=&byCat=&tosearch=yes

6. Intern, The National Academies

College intern position for the department of Division on Engineering & Physical Sciences . Student should be majoring in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, or geology or related field. Applicant should have long-term career goals in space science research, applications, or policy.

To see more information, visit: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=7214

7. Summer Student Research Program,  National Center for Toxicological Research

Summer research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students are available in Arkansas at the National Center for Toxicological Research. This program is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines. This 10-week summer program provides hands-on research and laboratory experience mentored by FDA scientists. Stipends are determined by the level of education.

Deadline: March 2

For more information: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduateFacultyPrograms/ucm243662.htm

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Science Opportunities

Summer Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  Deadline: March 1 

  • Provides stimulating and rewarding research opportunities for undergraduates considering graduate education in biomedical research.  All students receive a competitive stipend of $3,500 for the ten-week program. To apply: http://www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu/summer_surp.aspx

Global Environmental Microbiology Summer Course ,Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, Deadline: March 1 

  • Don't you want to come exploring? You don't have to travel that far - only off the coast of California to Catalina Island. Come and get your "feet wet" in microbial ecology and learn what bacteria are, how they work, and what they do. Explore DNA, genetics and genomics and their potential function in the environment. Figure out how microbes are used - not just for wine and cheese. Visit: http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/education/undergrads.html.

Food Science Summer Scholar Program, Cornell University  Deadline: February 15

  • A 10 week undergraduate research program. Have the opportunity to: participate in field trips to large and small food industries;  discuss topics such as Ethics in Food Science, Applying for Graduate School, Product Development, and Learning from Research; learn about food science career opportunities; meet with food science representatives from industry, government and academia; develop research presentation skills. For more information: http://foodscience.cornell.edu/cals/foodsci/academics/fsscholars/index.cfm

Research Opportunities

NIEHS Undergraduate Summer Training in Environmental Toxicology, University of California Deadline: February 17

  • Study the harmful effects of chemicals on human health and the environment in this unique science that combines the principles of biology and chemistry. Students work full time in research labs on projects of mutual interest, participate in lab research conferences, present written and oral reports on their work, attend seminars on special topics and receive independent study credit. For undergraduates who are considering graduate school and careers in environmental health sciences. Visit: http://www.envtox.ucdavis.edu/niehs_summer/.

REU on Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), National Science Foundation (NSF), Deadline: March 2

  • 8-week program, held at Auburn University. The research assistants collaborate with their advisers and are expected to contribute to unmanned flying. You will do extensive reading on a new research topic and you will additionally design and execute experiments. Up to $8,000 in compensation.  To view the application, visit: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/programs/csse/research/impact/index.html.

Summer Undergraduate Research, Research in Wireless Communications, Montana State University Deadline: March 15

  • Program highlights: 10 wk program (June 6-August 12), $4,000 stipend, state of the art wireless research facilities.  Requirements: US citizen/permanent resident status, Sophomore/Junior/Senior in related engineering or science field.  For more information, visit: http://www.coe.montana.edu/ee/reu/

Job Opportunities

Science Journalist, Journal of Young Investigators (JYI)

  • The Science Journalist position, like most JYI staff positions, requires an average commitment of at least 5 hours per week. All communication is via internet or phone, so no geographical constraints exist – Science Journalists may live anywhere in the world. All JYI staff are expected to check their email daily and respond promptly if necessary. Science Journalists should have an interest in conveying topics related to science, technology, medicine, and the policies or laws affecting the same to a broad audience in a captivating style. For more info on JYI and available positions, see: http://www.jyi.org/participate.php.

Global Health World Fellow, Unite for Sight

  • Provides an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs.  The Global Health World Fellow works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. In this full-time paid job position, the Fellow works closely with Unite For Sight’s CEO on global health programming. This position requires a minimum commitment of at least one year.  For more information: http://www.uniteforsight.org/employment#fellow

Internship Opportunities

Parallel Computational Science (SIParCS) Intern, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Deadline: February 3; Location: Boulder, CO

  • The SIParCS Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers graduate students and undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year significant hands-on R&D opportunities in high performance computing (HPC) and related fields that use HPC for scientific discovery and modeling. This program embeds students as summer interns in the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL), an organization within NCAR charged with provisioning supercomputing and data systems to the geosciences research community, as well as conducting research and development in computational science, data analysis, scientific visualization and numerical modeling.

       There's more opportunities at UCAR! Check  out: ucar.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.allpositions&company_id=15947&version=1

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Deadline: February 28.

  • Cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in physics and nuclear engineering applications. The award is an appointment of approximately 10 weeks. Maximize engineering abilities through cooperative research with mentors at national laboratories. Weekly Stipend (look at website for stipend rates). Undergrads & Graduates eligible. For more information: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/nsed/outreach/internship_nesls.shtml.

Science Career Digest: January 12th, 2012

SCIENCE CAREER DIGEST: JANUARY 12th, 2012

Internship Opportunities    

Space Studies Board (SSB)- Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships The SSB is the principal advisory group providing independent scientific and programmatic advice to NASA and other government agencies on all aspects of civil space research and associated ground-based activities. The goal of the program is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the Nation's capital, under the aegis of the SSB.  Note: Berkner Summer Program 2012 is open for Undergraduate Students Only . The Berkner Autumn Program 2012 is for Undergraduates AND Graduate Students). Deadline Summer Program: February 3, 2012 Deadline Autumn Program: June 1, 2012 http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/ssb_052239

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Public Interest Internship Program CSPI focuses primarily on health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits. CSPI offers internships for a small number of qualified students in undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical schools each summer and during the school year. We also consider post graduates. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Summer internships - Applications considered in February/March. Visit: http://www.cspinet.org/about/jobs/200801042.html for more program information.

Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST), Summer Internship Program For a period of 8 to 12 weeks students get involved in on-going research projects in the following areas: Bioimaging, Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics and Medical Biophotonics. Work with scientists, postdocs and graduate students in a real laboratory environment. Interns will spend 40 h/wk under the direction of a CBST researcher. Students are awarded $500/wk for the duration of their summer internship. Deadline: March 10, 2012 Please go to http://cbst.ucdavis.edu/education/undergraduate/research for more program information.

Research Opportunities

Baylor College of Medicine, Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART) Unique program designed just for talented, motivated undergraduates whose idea of fun is to spend a summer learning about and participating in headline grabbing biomedical research. Your position is a real job, with a compensation package of approximately $4,000 for the nine weeks. Depending on funding source, your compensation will be all salary or a combination of salary and allocation for housing or travel. In addition to everything you learn about science through research, daily seminars, discussion groups and extra activities, the experience of getting to know the other participants and people at Baylor College of Medicine is extraordinary. Deadline: January 20, 2012 http://www.bcm.edu/smart/index.cfm?PMID=2987

Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Intern program In addition to observing with the SARA 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, the summer activities will include social events and excursions, workshops on observational techniques, data reduction, current events in astronomy, proposal writing, job opportunities in astronomy, and scientific ethics. Participants will present their research, the proceedings of which will be published in the Journal of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (JSARA, see www.jsara.org). Students who have completed at least their freshman year in college and who will be registered as an undergraduate in the Fall term following the program are invited to apply (note: graduating seniors and more advanced students are not eligible). Each participant will receive a stipend of $4500 for the summer. All application materials should be received by February 3, 2012. For more information, click: http://astro.fit.edu/sara-reu/instructions.html.

REUfest- Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Science Summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Student projects take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, including shallow bays, hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, estuaries, mangroves, and marshes. Conduct independent research projects on the causes, effects and consequences of coastal environmental change. Deadline: February 13, 2012 Visit: http://reu.utmsi.utexas.edu/about/

"Engineering Biological Machines" Summer 2012 REU 10-week Summer Research Program The REU is a summer research program that will fund 15 undergraduate students assigned to EBICS labs at each primary institution: Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. -$4500 stipend per student. -Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development and social engagement with other students on campus. -Scientific papers, oral and/or poster presentations at the end of the summer. Deadline: February 15, 2012 http://www.ebics.net/engineering-biological-machines-summer-2012-reu

Scholarships

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) Competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: Scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. Deadline: February 1, 2012. For more information, visit: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp.

Dartmouth Programs

Three Tuesdays Towards Academic Success In Science Classes Wondering how to study more successfully for your Science Classes? Looking for tools to more effectively learn the material?  This will help you to:

  • Develop tools for the most effective ways to LEARN and to STUDY your science material!
  • Manage your time and daily structure
  • Match your goals and your efforts realistically
  • Learn practical skills, connect with your pre-health community, and engage in thoughtful conversations

WHEN: Tuesday Jan. 10th @ 6pm (Rocky 3), Jan. 17th @ 6pm (Rocky 2), Jan. 31st @ 6pm (Rocky 2). **THOUGH an RSVP (to Sarah Berger) for the three sessions is not essential, it will help us know if we have enough space.  Attending all three will give you the best tools! All are welcome.**

WISP Summer Leave-Term internship Info Session Date: Thursday, January 26, 6:30 to 7:30 PM Location: Haldeman 041 To RSVP:  blitz WISP (wisp@dartmouth.edu) College staff and student panelists will offer resources and provide tips and advice on finding the right internship for you! Dessert will be served

 

 

 

IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute Fellowship - Deadline: January 24th

About the Program This two-year fellowship is designed to provide a unique opportunity for recent bachelor’s degree recipients to gain experience in addressing diverse challenges related to science and engineering research in such areas as energy and the environment, education, information and communication technologies, innovation and competitiveness, national security, and international cooperation. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and for such federal agencies as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

What to Expect: Fellows work with a team of researchers on a wide variety of science and technology policy-analysis projects. Over the course of the two-year fellowship, experiences will include professional development through:

  • Participation in analyses in support of tasking from federal policy makers
  • Interaction with OSTP and federal science agency personnel
  • Training on specific analytical methods and tools
  • Mentorship from members of the research staff
  • Involvement in workshops and discussion on relevant topics

Who Should Apply? Applicants must have a bachelor's degree by September 2012 and be U.S. citizens to apply. Competitive candidates will have strong academic records in life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, statistics, computer science, mathematical sciences, or the social and behavioral sciences. Candidates should have an interest in science and technology policy; however, previous policy experience or education is not required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ideal candidates are innovative, analytical self-starters who are able to work collaboratively in teams. Candidates must complete a security investigation and meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Application Deadline Complete applications received by January 24, 2012, will be given full consideration. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.ida.org/stpi/careers/fellows.php

 

Science Career Digest: December 16, 2011

SCIENCE CAREER DIGEST: December 16, 2011 TOPICS INCLUDE:

1.) Biomedical Research - Novartis – Summer 2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience 3.) NanoJapan - International Research Experience for Undergraduates - Summer 4.) Harvard Med School – Clinical and Translational Research Program – Summer 5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship 6.) GERMANY - Research Internships in Science & Engineering 7.) Mass Media Science &Engineering Fellows Program 8.) Science Writing Internships 9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via USA.gov FOR SCIENCE 10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship in Vision Science

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 1.) Biomedical Research - Novartis - Summer A paid, 40-hour per week program, interns work on their own project under the guidance of a Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR) scientist, learn new experimental protocols and techniques; gain experience in designing and executing experiments; and analyze the data they produce. Interns also participate in journal clubs, weekly seminars and project discussions in group meetings.  http://nibr.com/careers/internships_ca.shtml *DEADLINE:  JAN. 6

2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience: A 2-yr. program of training involving clinical and research experiences in a large prospective study of babies from birth to 36-months related to social cognition in infants at risk for autism at the Yale Child Study Center. http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/autism/fellowship/neuroscience.aspx *DEADLINE:  JAN. 5

3.) NANOJAPAN - International Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer The program seeks to cultivate interest in nanotechnology among young U.S. undergraduate students – 1st and 2nd year students, especially those from underrepresented groups, and encourages graduate study and academic research in the physical sciences. The program offers structured research opportunities in Japanese university laboratories with Japanese mentors focused on the study of THz dynamics of nanostructures. For details, see  http://nanojapan.rice.edu. For questions please email nanojapan@rice.edu or call (713) 348-6362. *DEADLINE: JAN. 27

 4.) Harvard Med Research - CATALYST PROGRAM FOR  DIVERSITY: The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program is a paid 10-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students' understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research. This is an internship for undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, and includes housing. http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/Catalyst/CollegeStudents.html *DEADLINE:  FEB. 22

5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship: For graduating seniors in science, engineering or mathematics who are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program. http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html   *DEADLINEJAN. 11

6.) GERMANY - Research Internships in Science and Engineering – 2 Programs: RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) & RISE Professional (graduating seniors) combine serious research with a rewarding study abroad experience - targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology), and related disciplines. research projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German Ph.D. students. Internships can last from one-and-a-half to six months.   www.daad.de/rise/en or email: rise@daad.de *DEADLINEJAN. 31

7.) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program: For Seniors - The 10-week summer program places students in science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers and production assistants at such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, and Scientific American. Participants come in knowing the importance of translating their work for the public.   http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/ *DEADLINEJAN. 15

8.) Science Writing Internships - Society for Science & the Public (SSP): Interns (paid) work as full-time science writers under the guidance of Science News editors and writers. Former Science News interns have gone on to staff positions with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Science, Nature, Health, NOVA, Discover, Popular Science, U.S. News & World Report, Scientific American, ABC television, the Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Science News, among others.  http://www.societyforscience.org/page.aspx?pid=362 *DEADLINE for Summer:  FEB. 2

9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via USA.gov FOR SCIENCE: An extensive list of links for undergraduate students.  http://www.science.gov/internships/undergrad.html

10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester invites Juniors interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science to apply to this fellowship which will cover travel and assist with on-campus housing expenses for non-local students and provide a stipend of $3,600 for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member's lab. http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/ug_fellowship.html *DEADLINE:  JAN. 31

Get a Green Job in Two Years (& Save $$$ on Training)

There's no doubt about it: Green is the new black. It's hip, cool, and sexy to work an environmentally friendly position that allows you to "do good." (Apologies to my mom, the former English teacher, who will scold gently remind me that the phrase "doing good" violates all rules of good grammar. But I digress.)

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Virtually every article I've seen about bright spots in the job market recently highlights the increasing demand for green jobs. So does my own homegrown research. Anyway you slice it, green jobs are in vogue--and there are more openings for workers in other field.

But, even with all of the employer demand, there's a slight wrinkle: Many green jobs require technical training and an area of expertise in order to get hired. In many cases, you may find it very difficult to get an interview for a green job if you don't have knowledge of the field or industry in which you'd like to work. Unless you are a technical sales rockstar, and want to work in "green sales" related to a project you've worked on before, you may find that you need additional training--even to get to the interview.

Many colleges and universities are rapidly expanding their environmental science and curricular offerings in order to meet student interest and employer demand for green jobs. But college can be expensive. Which is why I really loved this article from CNN Money on how you can train for a green job in two years.

The secret (according to the article) is to attend community college. Many community colleges are offering innovative two year programs designed specifically to meet regional industry needs: it's a great way to hedge your bets for employment security. So check it out, if you are so inclined.

I'm going to digress (again), and close with a bit of a love letter three reasons why community colleges can be terrific places to boost your credentials:

1. They cost less than many other colleges and universities.

2. In general, the academic job market is very tough for individuals who want to teach at the college and university level. And frequently, positions go to people based on their scholarly and research work--not just based on their love of teaching.

So frequently, you can find devoted and --outstanding teachers--at the community college level. People who want to teach--not to publish the definitive last word on ____________.

3. Community colleges often have great feeder relationships with other schools--and you can still get a four year degree by transferring if that's what you want.  Some states have stellar linkage programs between community colleges and state universities (The University of Virginia, for example, has great relationships and linkage programs with community colleges in Virginia.) If this is something you are interested in learning about, research this.

Over the 8 years I worked at Ivy League schools, I met with several individuals who went to community college before "getting into an Ivy." All of these students had a great experience at the community college level. They credited their Ivy League admission in part to great teachers and mentors who believed in them and encouraged them. One of these students, a Philosophy major who had earned a 4.0 GPA at her new school, said that she missed her community college professors because they spent more time with her.

I'm not saying that community colleges are better than Ivies, or that Ivy League professors don't care about their students. I'm just shedding light on the options--and a potentially hot one for this economy. Take a look--especially if you are thinking about going green!

To your success,

Chandlee