Field help needed!!

This is a last minute request for field help. We can reimburse gas, but there is not money for a stipend. The field techs will be collecting vegetation data to be tied to woodpecker habitat as well as different management regimes (prescribed fire, timber harvest, etc).



Healthy People Penn State – Conference and Expo

Healthy People Penn State

An all-expenses-paid research conference and expo for current college juniors/seniors/graduates considering graduate school

Penn State, University Park, PA | October 12-15, 2016

The College of Health and Human Development and the College of Nursing invite juniors/seniors/graduates from traditionally underrepresented groups with solid records of academic achievement (GPA>3.25) and who are committed to research and education to attend an all-expenses-paid conference and expo to learn about opportunities for graduate study in colleges whose missions are to improve the health of individuals and communities, as mandated in the nation’s Healthy People 2020 initiative.

Conference Activities

  • One-on-one and group sessions with current graduate students and professors
  • Presentations from graduate students engaged in cutting-edge research
  • Visits with professors and to research laboratories and departments
  • Advisory sessions on applying to graduate programs
  • Group meals, tours, and social events with Penn State students and professors as well as students from other colleges and universities


Learn about the goals of Healthy People 2020, as well as modern-day threats to health and current research conducted in the College of Health and Human Development and the College of Nursing that are aimed at alleviating their effects, including:


  • Aging processes
  • Child maltreatment
  • Cognition
  • Communication disorders
  • Daily stressors
  • Disabilities
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Genetics
  • Global health
  • Health disparities and health policy
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting and child development
  • Physical and recreational activity
  • Risky environments and behaviors
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse


Graduate Student Life at Penn State

  • What to look for in a graduate program
  • Admissions
  • GPAs and GREs
  • Research
  • Social networking
  • Graduate work-life balance

Travel and Expenses

Airfare or ground transportation to and from Penn State, lodging, and conference meal expenses will be covered by Penn State.

Additional Information / Apply Now

Noyce Summer Internship Program

Do you enjoy working with youth?  Are you considering a career in teaching? Would you like to earn a little extra cash this summer?

If you answered yes to one of these questions, then the Noyce Summer Internship Program maybe for you.

The VCU National Science Foundation funded Noyce Initiative is sponsoring the Noyce Summer Internship Program to pique STEM majors’ interest in pursuing a career in teaching. As an intern, you will be given an opportunity to work with middle and/or high school students and teachers through one of three STEM pipeline and outreach programs.  Interns will receive a $500 stipend in exchange for your commitment to work for one week (40 hours) during the summer with one of the programs.Interns will assist with lesson preparation and delivery. We believe this relatively low stress exposure will serve as a positive experience to begin building interest in a career in teaching.

Please see the link below to apply for the program.  Applications are due by May 31st.

Noyce Summer Internship Application

Careers in the Commons: DaVita Dialysis

May 5, 2016
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Student Commons Floyd Street Entrance

This Thursday, DaVita Dialysis will be in the Student Commons discussing career opportunities for Patient Care Technicians. Both full- and part-time opportunities are available. If you are interested in healthcare or planning to apply to a professional program, this is an opportunity to get paid clinical experience. Training is provided.

Stop by their table inside the Floyd Street entrance to the Student Commons between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to learn more.