If you have experience with organic farming or are interested in exploring careers in sustainable agriculture, horticulture, or entomology, please consider enrolling in BIOL 498 Insects & Plants Service Learning.
This service-learning course “counts” as a lab and also as a capstone experience for students who have completed the biocore and are co-enrolled in BIOL 477 Capstone Experience. For more information please contact Dr. Karen Kester: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mighty James. The river where our commonwealth and country were born. How has this river shaped who we are? How have we shaped the river? Join biologists, historians and outdoor experts on an expedition through time and the James River watershed to explore these questions first hand. Living outdoors and traveling by canoe, batteau, raft, and sea kayak we will trace the path of a raindrop from the piedmont to the tidewater over three weeks, examining the intersection of human and natural history as we travel.
Students will receive 4 upper level Biology credits, including a lab credit, training in outdoor living skills and safe river and backcountry travel techniques. Enrollment limited to 10. Faculty to student ratio 1:5. Est. cost is $500 for food, accommodations, and non-personal equipment, plus 4 credits tuition. Partial merit-based scholarships are available.
For application information: email@example.com or:
I have a community-engaged research project focused on health and wellness that I work on with organizations and residents in the East End (blog website- http://rampages.us/rvawellness/
). We’ll be working on dissemination of results this summer to include results of research questions of interest as identified by my student team members. If you know a student that is interested in community-engaged research, please have them contact me. I would be happy to work with a student in the development of a competitive scholarship application for the CE CCTR fellowship (see attached file/forwarded message).
Additionally, I have a genetic epidemiology research project working to understand the genetic and environmental contributions to smoking behaviors including smoking cessation. If you have a student that is interested in biomedical research and is interested in submitting an application for a UROP fellowship (also attached/forwarded), I would also be happy to work with them to develop a submission.
The deadline is rapidly approaching and motivated students are encouraged to contact me as soon as possible to discuss ideas and options. If you know someone who might benefit from this type of opportunity, please feel free to forward this message. Students may contact me by e-mail atElizabeth.Prom-Wormley@vcuhealth.org
Elizabeth Prom-Wormley, MPH, PhD
Division of Epidemiology
Department of Family Medicine and Population Health
Virginia Commonwealth University
Mail: PO Box 980212
Richmond, VA 23298-0212
FedEx: 830 East Main Street, 8th Floor, Room 820
Richmond, VA 23219-2701
Want to give back to your local community?
Want to boost your resume?
Love being outdoors?
The Removing Invasive Plants Team will be removing introduced species in the JAMES RIVER PARK SYSTEM.
We will be working on multiple occasions, so you can participate as much or as little as you want. Transportation to and from the park will be provided.
If interested please contact April Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
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