Upcoming ES Events: ES Policy Sabbatical Job Talks; ES Lunchtime Lecture Series; Land Grabs in Tanzania; ES Hosting Two Conferences
Beyond Campus: Common Street Arts
In the News: Prof. McClenachan received Sloan fellowship
Jobs and Internships: GIS REU, Atlanta, GA; Summer internship, Breakthrough Institute; Fellow, Environment America; INTERNSHIP - METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL, BOSTON, MA; CONSERVATION FINANCE RESEARCH AND GIS ASSOCIATE; Biologist 1 at Maine DEP; Maine Darling Marine Center internships
Upcoming ES Events
ES Faculty Fellow in Environmental Policy Job Talks- Sabbatical replacement
Tuesday, Feb 19
4-5pm, Olin 1
Dr. Teresa Spezio, "Literally Now or Never: The Santa Barbara Oil Spill and Changing Environmental Policy"
Friday, Feb 22
4-5 pm, Olin 1
Dr, Jeff Howard, "Confronting Complexity and Power: The Troubled Role of Experts in Environmental Governance"
ES Lunchtime Lecture Series
From Mayflower Hill to Environmental Policy Advocate, Emmie Theberge, NRCM
Wednesday, Feb 20
11:30 lunch, 12:00 lecture and Q&A
***Counts towards 402
Land Grabs in Tanzania: The Scramble for Nature, Food and Fuel
Dr. Jen Jones, International Honors Program
If you are a sophomore and thinking of going abroad this is a great opportunity to hear about the research undertaken by a study abroad program.
Thursday, Feb 21
Olin 1, 7pm
ES Hosting Two Conferences
Students as Catalysts for Large Landscape Conservation
Full-day conference with a keynote by James Levitt, Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation, Harvard Forest
Friday, March 1, Diamond
Changing Oceans and the Future of the Gulf of Maine
Friday, March 8, Ostrove
Half-day conference with a keynote talk by Dr. Carl Safina, Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Studies
Common Street Arts Events
As part of the ES Programs week long visit with Dr. Carl Safina, Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Studies, we are co-sponsoring an exhibit at Common Street Arts in downtown Waterville. On Sunday, March 10 Blizzards, Gales, and Ocean Buoys will be having an opening reception. from View From Lazy Point.
In the News
Prof. McClenachan Receives Sloan Fellowship
Loren McClenachan, assistant professor of environmental studies, is one of 126 scientists to receive a 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced Feb. 14.
The fellowship program seeks to “stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise,” according to the foundation’s website. The prestigious two-year fellowships, which include $50,000 in research funding to be applied at the discretion of the recipient, have been awarded annually since1955 “in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.”
Jobs and Internships
SUMMER 2013 RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU) PROGRAM
June 10th - July 26th in Atlanta, Georgia
Applications Due: March 1, 2013 @ 5 PM EST
Community Geography & GIS - 7 Week Summer Research Program. What will REU students do? Engage in community-based research Apply classroom learning to real-world issues. Understand community-university research partnerships. REU Student Compensation. $3000 stipend, dorm & most meals, $750 conference travel support, $250 travel support to/from Atlanta. Learn more at http://csaw.gsu.edu/nsf-reu/. Dr. Tim Hawthorne (PI) at email@example.com. Dr. Katherine Hankins (Co-PI) at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY - BREAKTHROUGH INSTITUTE, OAKLAND, CA
Breakthrough Institute Summer Fellowship 2013
Paid ($500/week) summer term of 10 weeks (June - August)
Eligibility: Recent college graduate or postgraduate students; any nationality; must have a demonstrated interest in one of our three program areas (Energy and Climate, Conservation and Development, Economic Growth and Innovation)Application deadline: February 28, 2012. Learn more: http://thebreakthrough.org/generation
FELLOW - ENVIRONMENT AMERICA,MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share-clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies, and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them. As an Environment America fellow, you'll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. As a fellow with Environment America or one of our state affiliates, you'll earn $23,750-$24,000 in your first year and $24,500-$25,500 in your second year. Visit http://jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org or contact our Recruitment Department at email@example.com .
INTERNSHIP - METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL, BOSTON, MA
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is looking to hire an Energy Intern starting in either Spring or Summer 2013 (10-20 hrs per week, paid internship). Please share the attached posting with your contacts as you see fit. Prospective applicants should visit mapc.org and click on "Jobs at MAPC" to apply.
CONSERVATION FINANCE RESEARCH AND GIS ASSOCIATE - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
We invite you to consider a position on our team of enthusiastic and talented conservation professionals. This Boston, Massachusetts-based position is responsible for conducting research and supporting GIS programmatic work for The Trust for Public Land's (TPL) Conservation Finance and Economics Programs. The Conservation Finance Program leads TPL in helping agencies and communities identify and create funds for conservation from federal, state, local, and philanthropic sources. The Conservation Economics Program demonstrates the economic benefits and fiscal impacts of land conservation programs at the local, state, and federal levels. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.tpl.org/about/jobs/conservation-finance-research.html
Summer internship Subtidal benthic ecology, University of Maine Darling Marine Center
Maine Department of Environmental Protection- Biologist Level 1
Dr. Robert Steneck's lab is looking to hire 2-4 interns to assist in summer fieldwork (May 2013-August 2013). Research involves using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to survey 350km of coastal Maine from mean low water to 100m. We are characterizing fine-scale to ecosystem-scale patterns of benthic assemblages and coastal seafloor communities to create new tools and models to be used for offshore wind energy siting, Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management and Marine Spatial Planning in Maine. For information or to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org