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Marine Science career development opportunity in South Africa

Are you a recent graduate or a current student looking for an exciting learning opportunity? Cape RADD operates a marine field course which specializes in teaching SCUBA diving and free diving as approaches to data collection on the marine ecology of South Africa. We facilitate training courses for individuals or groups who want to learn more about the marine environment, conservation and research through hands on field experience and diver development. Cape RADD courses include training in multiple data collection and field operation techniques, theoretical workshops on analysis techniques and tools like R, GIS, and Coral Point Count.

As a Cape RADD student you will enrol in a fascinating and rewarding programme that will put you under the water for a hands on experience and valuable contribution to the marine research projects taking place at Cape RADD. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram to follow our story and see what our students are up to!

This programme is ideal for students, graduates, divers, conservationists or just those with an interest in marine biology looking to gain extra knowledge and field experience in the marine sciences, to develop new skills and show some real life experience on their CV.
Visit http://www.caperadd.com or email info@caperadd.com for more details.

Volunteers Around the World at VCU trip to Cambodia this summer

See the message below for the VCU Student Organization “Volunteers Around the World at VCU”:

Love Traveling? Love Volunteering?

Join Volunteers Around the World at VCU! This is an incredible opportunity to work alongside physicians to provide basic medical care to underserved communities abroad. This summer, volunteers will take vitals, shadow doctors, distribute medications, learn about basic pharmacology, and prepare a public health lesson to teach to children in Cambodia. You will also have opportunities during free days to explore Cambodia and fully immerse yourself in the culture.

This is a 2-week intensive trip valuable to those who want to get some hands on volunteering experience while also having fun exploring a new country. We are currently accepting applicants of all majors for our trip this summer to Cambodia!

Contact us on our Facebook Page for an application: www.facebook.com/VAWatVCU and check out our national website: www.volunteersaroundtheworld.org.

We look forward to meeting you!

Best,
Volunteers Around the World at VCU

Photo of smiling participants and children on trip to Vietnam in the summer of 2017
A photo from our trip to Vietnam in the summer of 2017

2018 Governor’s Fellows Program

Applications for the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program are due March 18th.

Information can be found here: http://governor.virginia.gov/fellows/

The program is open to rising college seniors, graduating seniors, and students in professional or graduate programs.

While placement in a specific office is not guaranteed, they work to place students in positions related to their interests in the Governor’s office or other agencies in the Executive Branch of the Virginia State government.  Information about assignments can be found here: http://governor.virginia.gov/fellows/fellowship-opportunities/   Biology majors may be interested in several of these areas including Education, Agriculture and Forestry, and Health and Human Resources.

EarthHacks – March 17-18, 2018

EarthHacks

MARCH 17-18, 2018 | SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA
2500 W. Broad St., Richmond VA 23220

EarthHacks is an innovation-focused event where students from all majors develop solutions to real-world environmental challenges. Multidisciplinary teams will have 24 hours to learn from mentors, brainstorm and generate solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Depending upon the problem, proposed solutions can involve hardware, software, art, text and other materials. The three challenge categories are:

POLLUTION

Pollution is the interference of contaminants with the natural world, degrading natural resources and putting plant, animal and human life in danger.

RENEWABLE
ENERGY

Renewable energy is power harvested from resources that are not in danger or being depleted, such as wind, sunlight, geothermal energy, waves and tides, rain and bioenergy.

CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGY

Conservation technology is the modernization and introduction of technology to the conservation fields, spurring ecological, agricultural and wildlife-focused innovation.

    Register at this link today!    

Visit EarthHacks.vcu.edu for more information.

HI USA’s Explore the World travel scholarship program

Richmond Hostel is offering $2,000 travel scholarships exclusively for Richmond area residents.

The program is called Explore the World, and it’s administered by the nonprofit organization, Hostelling International USA (HI USA). HI USA is committed to creating a more tolerant world, and these scholarships are for young travelers inspired to make the world a better place, but lack the financial means to go abroad.

The scholarship is open to individuals, ages 18-30, who will engage in an educational or service learning component during their trip.  Eligible candidates must also meet specific financial need requirements. More information can be found at www.hiusa.org/travel-scholarships.

Explore the World Flyer 2018

Application deadline: March 2, 2018

Climate Connections Lecture Series at the Science Museum of Virginia

Climate Connections
FIVE-PART LECTURE SERIES AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA
Select Wednesdays in February and March • 7 – 9 pm

Climate Connections poster

Join us for this Climate Connections
lecture series designed to connect
you with resiliency-themed content
while exploring our societal
understanding of climate science.

Climate Connection lecture series is free;
reservations are required.
To reserve your space, go to
www.smv.org/upcoming-events.
Questions? Call us at 804.864.1400.

February 21
How is Climate Change Affecting Me?
Jeremy S. Hoffman, Ph.D., Science Museum of Virginia
Carrie McDougall, Ph.D., NOAA Office of Education

February 28
How is Climate Change Impacting
My Dinner?
Julie Shortridge, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Troy Tuckey, Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science

March 7
What is Climate Change Costing Me?
Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., The Stand-Up Economist

March 14
Is Climate Change Making Me Sick?
Mona Sarfaty, M.D., George Mason Center for
Climate Change Communication

March 21
Climate Change – Are We Ready?
Andrew Kruczkiewicz, International Research
Institute for Climate & Society
Derek Loftis, Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science

UNC Chapel Hill Summer Science Enrichment Program

Are you or do you know of someone interested in a career in the sciences or pre-health? How about a summer enrichment program at UNC Chapel Hill to boost your resume and graduate school applications (all expenses are paid and a stipend is earned)?  
 
If so, a representative from UNC-CH will be visiting VCU’s campus on Monday, December 4th at noon in the Commons Forum Room to speak with VCU students.  Advisors and faculty, feel free to stop by to get more information to pass along to your students.  
 
Check out the information posted below and RSVP here if you would like to hear firsthand about the program before submitting your application.  
 

Gain the competitive edge with S.E.P.! Held each summer on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, the S.E.P. Program is an eight-week, honors-level academic enrichment program that targets first-generation, underrepresented minority, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students (rising sophomores and juniors) who seek admission into graduate/health professional programs. Additionally, Scholars will receive educational supplies, lodging on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, limited travel expenses (contingent upon funding) and a competitive stipend. During the program, S.E.P. Scholars:

  • Engage in more than 150 hours of classroom instruction in physics, organic chemistry, human physiology and quantitative skills/biostatistics.
  • Attend classes and seminars in reading speed and comprehension, test-taking strategies, essay writing, and interview techniques.
  • Visit local health facilities and network with health care professionals.
  • Shadow a working professional in their health field of interest.

Potential applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Have taken 3 college level credit hours in Math, Biology, and Chemistry
  • Be first-generation, socioeconomically disadvantaged, classify as an underrepresented minority, and/or live in a rural area in NC.
  • Be a rising sophomore or junior.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

The S.E.P. 2018 application cycle is now open.  Visit the “Apply to S.E.P.” page to begin your application today!

 

Job Opportunity: Environmental Education at Maymont

The Maymont Foundation is looking to fill a full-time position in Environmental Education.

Position Summary: “Implement a wide variety of environmental education programs by providing formal and informal guest experiences primarily at the Robins Nature and Visitors Center, but also throughout the Maymont grounds.”

Please see the entire job posting linked below through ConnectVA:

Environmental education

Other job opportunities at Maymont can be found on the Maymont website:

Jobs

Job Opportunity for recent B.Sc. grads: Research Assistant at Plum Island LTER

Position:  Research Assistant I – Plum Island LTER

Date Posted:  June 13, 2017

Position Summary

The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for an entry-level Research Assistant I position with the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) project. The LTER project is directed at understanding how the structure of the estuarine-marsh ecosystem will change over time in response to climate, sea level, and land use change, and to understand what consequences these changes will have on ecosystem function such as productivity and trophic dynamics. Research is conducted in the watersheds of the Parker and Ipswich Rivers as well as in the marshes, tidal creeks and bays of Plum Island Sound. We seek individuals with strong experiences in independent research (e.g., senior thesis or REU project) and coursework with laboratory and field components. Applicants should have a demonstrated aptitude for biology, chemistry, ecology, and physics, including advanced coursework. The successful applicant will gain broad experiences in careful laboratory analyses as well as through strenuous field work in all environments. During the field work season candidates are expected to spend up to two weeks a month the field station. Experience with small boats and trailing boats is desirable.

Additional Information:

Funding for this position is available for up to 2 years. The preferred start date is within 2 weeks of being offered the position.

Basic Qualifications:

This is an entry level position, requiring a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Ecology

Physical Requirements:

The applicant should be capable of getting into and out of small boats and walking significant distances across salt marshes.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Cover Letter: Should include a description of how this position addresses your long-term goals.
References: Please provide complete contact information for 3 references.

APPLY ONLINE:  https://mbl.simplehire.com

The Marine Biological Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Retrieved from an ECOLOG-L list serve post from June 18, 2017

Scribe America expanding in Richmond!

Please see the correspondence below from a recruiter from Scribe America

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My name is Kierra and I am a Recruiter for ScribeAmerica; a company that hires and trains Medical Scribe for Physicians. This email is to provide information about a truly unique employment opportunity for students interested in careers in medicine. Our company is currently looking to recruit students to work as part-time, full-time, day shift and night shift Scribes in Richmond, VA.  The scribe will work side by side with physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the doctor.  It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician.

The role of a scribe is to closely collaborate with their assigned physician by documenting the history of each patient evaluated, the doctor’s physical examination, the results of laboratory/radiological studies ordered, and the eventual diagnosis and disposition.  Becoming a scribe provides the student with first rate exposure to medical terminology, disease processes, emergency procedures, medications, and the medical decision making process performed by the physicians.

This job is not for everyone; the complexity of the material and fast-paced environment necessitate that only the sharpest and most motivated students succeed as a scribe.  We are looking for dependable and hard working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine, or are interested in learning more about careers in medicine.  There are multiple shifts, both day and night and each shift consists of following a single physician, usually lasting 8-12 hours. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years.

Paid classroom & clinical training is provided. The training is extensive and intense. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the emergency department during which we teach the flow of the emergency room, extensive medical terminology, and appropriate medical/legal documentation.

There is a flyer found here providing more information about the positions and how to apply.  We would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to forward this email to any of your students that are interested in careers in medicine, or any students with an interest in learning more about medicine.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity which has demonstrated itself to be excellent experience for students preparing for careers in medicine.  Our past employees that excelled as scribes have gone on to receive outstanding evaluations in their clinical years and residencies.

For more information you may also visit our website www.scribeamerica.com.  Please contact me if you have any questions about our program.

Regards,

Kierra

ScribeAmerica
Kierra Posey
Recruiter
Direct: 954.947.0615 | Corporate: 877.488.5479 | Fax: 786.497.4105
kierra.posey@scribeamerica.com
1200 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 201 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
ScribeAmerica.com | Doctors Save Lives. Scribes Save Doctors.

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