ES Events and News: Enjoy your holidays!
Beyond Campus: Chasing Ice- documentary at RRSQ Cinema; Sigma Xi’s first virtual Student Research Showcase and conference
In the News: Proposed hydraulic fracturing rule gain cautious praise; The Urban/Rural split in Maine- what is the economic development strategy
Scholarships, fellowships, grad school: Echoing Green Fellowship; Meridian Fellowship; Phd opening in biofuels; Global Health Corp Fellowship
Jobs and Internships: Lots of job and internship opportunities- take a look!
Upcoming ES Events
Wishing everyone a good change of pace as the holiday season nears!
Stress Break----- CHASING ICE documentary at RR square
I went to see this over the weekend--- it is a must see for all of humanity!
"CHASING ICE a documentary about one man’s quest to photograph the glacier melts that are thought to be linked to global warming, is certainly receiving a theatrical run at exactly the right moment....The film, full of stunning images in addition to being timely, documents the work of James Balog, an environmental photographer who, spurred by an assignment from National Geographic, became determined to capture a visual representation of climate change. As he tells an audience at one point in the film, “We have a problem of perception, because not enough people get it yet.” Beginning in 2007 Mr. Balog began trying to capture images of receding glaciers using time-lapse photography, a process that required overcoming assorted physical and technological hurdles. But the film doesn’t just serve up Mr. Balog’s amazing and undeniably convincing imagery. It also records his personal struggles as knee problems threaten his ability to hike the difficult terrain to get the shots he wants. (Assistants take over some of the work.) That combination—a solitary quest with global implications — makes CHASING ICE as watchable as it is important'—N.Y. Times. "Amazingly beautiful and amazingly frightening'—N.Y. Daily News.PG-13. 75 Min.
Friday, Dec. 7 -- Thursday, Dec. 13
Daily at 2:50, 4:50 and 6:50
Also late shows Fri. and Sat. at 8:30 and matinees Sat. and Sun. at 1:00
Sigma Xi’s first virtual Student Research Showcase (March 18-23, 2013)
Participate in Sigma Xi’s first virtual Student Research Showcase in March 2013. This online competition will connect student presenters and judges from around the world with presentations that include a written abstract, brief video and technical slide presentation. Awards will be presented for outstanding presentations.
We have already had interest in the Showcase from students and mentors on four continents. We encourage you to participate as a presenting student or online judge. A sample presentation site, with information on how to create a Showcase presentation, can be found at: http://sigmaxishowcase.tumblr.com/
More information on the Showcase, including a Student Guide is available at: http://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings/src/src.shtml
Sigma Xi Student Research Conference (November 8 and 9, 2013)
Join students as they present research posters, attend career development sessions, tour research facilities, network and hear lectures by award-winning scientists. Awards will be presented for outstanding presentations.
The 2013 Student Conference will be hosted near the Sigma Xi Center in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Call for presentations for the Student Conference to be issued in August, 2013
More information on the Student Research Conference at: http://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings/src/src.shtml
In the News:
Proposed fracking rules gain cautious praise
The Urban-Rural Split: What is the economic development strategy for Maine
Scholarships, fellowships, grad school
Echoing Green Fellowship
Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer: A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years. A health insurance stipend. A yearly professional development stipend. Conferences led by organizational development experts. Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization. A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world
Meridian Institute Fellowship
Deadline: January 7, 2013. Website: http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/application-guidance
Meridian Institute is pleased to announce position openings within the Meridian Institute Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. Meridian Institute has two offices (Washington DC and Dillon, CO). We currently anticipate the 2013 Fellows to be based in the Washington DC office, but will consider applicants for either location. An announcement about the position and instructions for how to apply is attached and available here. The deadline to submit applications is 10 pm EST on February 15, 2013
PhD Position for Human Dimensions of Biofuels Development in the Northeastern U.S.
SUNY ESF Environment Natural Resources Policy PhD Program
A three year PhD research assistantship and tuition is available for a USDA funded interdisciplinary study, the Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio), which is focused on building sustainable value chains for biomass energy in the Northeastern US. The student at SUNY ESF will enroll in the Environment and Natural Resources Policy PhD program, an interdepartmental program that combines social science, biophysical science and policy analysis. The assistant for this project will be involved in data collection and analysis related to the human factors and barriers to regional development of the bioenergy in NY and PA. The assistant will work with faculty at ESF and social scientists at several other universities in the region (NY, Pennsylvania, West Virginia) to identify and describe the knowledge, attitudes, risk perceptions, ownership motivations and behaviors of local landowners, as well as determine perceived barriers and willingness to engage in production; test the effectiveness of communication techniques in encouraging landowners to participate in the market; and evaluate opportunities and challenges for consolidating bioenergy crop management across multiple land parcels.
For more information about the position and the project, please contact:
Dr. Theresa Selfa
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies
106 Marshall Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210-2787
Tel: 315-470-6570; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FELLOWSHIP - GLOBAL HEALTH CORP, NEW YORK, NY
The application for the 2013-2014 Global Health Corps fellowship is NOW OPEN! Each year, we select exceptional and driven people with varied skillsets and experiences to participate in the fellowship, and this year we need your help to find our next class of emerging leaders in global health. This year, applicants can apply for 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. No prior health experience is necessary! The only requirements are that applicants be 30 years old or younger, hold a university degree, and be proficient in English.For more information and to apply, visit: http://ghcorps.org/connect/apply Applications close February 3rd, 2012.
Jobs and Internships
INTERNSHIP - 1000 FRIENDS OF OREGON, PORTLAND, OREGON
1000 Friends of Oregon is pleased to announce that we are currently taking applications for the 2013 Gerhardt Internship. This summer intern program is open to students across the United States and Canada majoring in land use, planning or related fields. For more information regarding 1000 Friends of Oregon you may visit our website at www.friends.org. Or to view the internship description and how to apply go to https://www.friends.org/about/jobs_internships . Please note the deadline on applications is February 19th, 2013.
INTERNSHIPS - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
U.S. Dept of Energy Summer 2013 Internships - Application period open until January 4, 2013 (paid - Stipends of up to $650 per week, 9-10 week internship) Must be a U.S. citizen. To apply, visit: http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/application/application.html
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR-OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY, MEDFORD, MA
Reporting directly to the Sustainability Program Director, the Education and Outreach Coordinator will design, implement and manage an innovative campus-wide education, outreach and engagement strategy to increase the practice of sustainable behaviors and enhance awareness of sustainability initiatives and accomplishments in order to foster a culture of sustainable decision making and action at Tufts. Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in laboratory or clinical environments. Experience with wikis, blogs, or e-learning software tools. Video editing experience. For more information and to apply, click here.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR - 11TH HOUR PROJECT, PALO ALTO, CA
The 11th Hour Project is looking for a Program Coordinator to assist our funding strategy in energy & climate. The 11th
Hour Project is a working program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, based in Palo Alto, CA and is committed to promoting a responsible relationship with the planet's food, water and energy resources. Website: http://theschmidt.org/
COMMUNITY OUTREACH ASSOCIATE - OCEAN CONSERVATION PROGRAM, BOSTON, MA
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a community outreach associate who will advance CLF's Ocean Management Initiative across New England, engaging in a robust education and outreach campaign to promote improved management of coastal and ocean waters and ecosystem-based ocean planning that promotes resilient, healthy, and productive ecosystems, and is developed through a robust public participation process. Interested candidates are required to send a cover letter and resume by January 15, 2013 to: Human Resources at email@example.com or mail to: 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. To find out more, visit: http://www.clf.org/about-clf/employment-opportunities/#oceanoutreach
WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM MANAGER - HOUSATONIC VALLEY ASSOCIATION, CORNWALL BRIDGE, CT.
Founded in 1941, the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is a nonprofit organization that works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities.. HVA seeks a highly motivated professional to manage our Water Protection Program. The full-time Water Protection Program Manager reports to the Executive Director. In addition, the Water Protection Program Manager provides guidance to our New York staff, coordinates with HVA's Berkshire Office staff to ensure consistent watershed programming, and provides leadership and staff support to the Board Water Protection Committee. Send a letter of interest, resume and list of professional references to:Lynn Werner, HVA Executive Directorlynnhva@hotmail.comOR Housatonic Valley Association, PO Box 28, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by December 5, 2012. Electronic submission is preferred. Call 860-672-6678 with questions. Website: http://www.hvatoday.org/
GIS ANALYST I - METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL, BOSTON, MA
Boston based regional planning agencyseeks a GIS Analyst I for the Data Services Department. The GIS Analyst will collect and create geographic data, produce engaging maps, and conduct innovative spatial analysis related to a variety of planning topics. The Data Services Department is recognized as a national leader in regional indicators, scenario modeling, 3-D visualization, spatial analysis, and open source interactive websites. Salary Range: $47,500 - $59,000, depending on qualifications. Excellent state employee benefits package. Please see complete job ad at mapc web site, and apply on line there. www.mapc.org/jobs.
Harvard University Research Forest- Summer internship in ecology
For more information