Southern Teachers Agency recruiting Biology teachers for 2015-2016 school year

Wanted: Successful Biology Students to become Teachers at College-Prep Schools!

Teacher Recruitment for 2015-16 is underway.

STA recruits throughout the liberal arts and sciences, not just education majors.  We help nearly 600 private and independent schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southern states as they seek enthusiastic learners, effective communicators, and caring role models for their classrooms, playing fields, service activities, and co-curricular programs.   These schools offer small classes, supportive and collegial faculty cultures, opportunities to innovate, create, and inspire.

When they hire biology teachers, they focus on college-level studies in biology and related sciences.   While coursework in secondary education can be helpful, it’s not a hiring prerequisite.  

The urgency of this email:  Students should apply soon to become STA teacher candidates so they can participate in upcoming recruitment fairs.  Attaining full STA candidacy can take up to three weeks.

Math Masters (Virtual Fair for Math teachers) Thursday, January 29

* Science Stars * (Virtual Fair for Science Teachers) Thursday, February 5

Charlottesville Teachers Fair (interviews in person) Saturday, February 14

Texas Roundup (Virtual Fair for Texas independent schools) Thursday, March 12

Florida’s Finest (Virtual Fair for Florida independent schools) Thursday, March 19

Best of the South, Atlanta (interviews in person), Saturday, March 28

Season Finale (Virtual Fair for all teachers) Thursday, April 23

STA’s services are personal, proven, and free for candidates.

 

2016 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

DEADLINE: 5pm EST, February 13, 2015.

 

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of the 2016 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship for Virginia students.  Please share this email broadly with faculty and students that may have an interest in marine or environmental science, law, management, policy, and planning.
The fellowship provides a unique educational experience in the policies and processes of the federal government to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting these resources. Fellows are placed in various executive and legislative branch offices throughout Washington, D.C.  The fellowship period is one year beginning February 1, 2016.  Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 13, 2015, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program in a relevant field at a Virginia institution is eligible to apply through Virginia Sea Grant.   Students enrolled in a Washington, D.C. institution may also apply through Virginia Sea Grant; however, they must first contact the Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program Manager for a written referral (oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov; 301-734-1057).

 

Attached is the official Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity.   For more information, and to learn more about Virginia Knauss fellows, please visit http://vaseagrant.vims.edu/category/knauss-fellowship/.  Students who are interested in applying are encouraged to contact Susan Park (spark@vims.edu, 804-684-7436) with any questions.

 

A list of application materials and submission instructions can be found on the eSeaGrant online application submission website https://evaseagrant.vims.edu/RFP/proposals/ (you must log-in/register and select “2016 Knauss Fellowship” call). Virginia and Washington D.C. graduate students must apply online via eSeaGrant.

 

In addition, the following fellowship opportunities are currently open to applications from Virginia graduate students through Virginia Sea Grant:

Ph.D. Fellowship Opportunities in Population & Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

Deadline: January 29, 2015, 5:00pm EST

 

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of the following NOAA Fisheries (NMFS)-Sea Grant fellowships for Virginia students.  Detailed information is included in the attached Announcements of Federal Funding Opportunity, and more information can be found at http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/NMFSSGFellowship.aspx.
Please share this email and attachments broadly with faculty and students that may have an interest in fisheries population and ecosystem assessment, or resource and environmental economics.  Interested students are encouraged to contact Susan Park (spark@vims.edu, 804-684-7436) for assistance with the application process.  Virginia graduate students must apply through Virginia Sea Grant online at https://evaseagrant.vims.edu/RFP/proposals/.

 

 
NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Ph.D. Fellowship

  • Supports Ph.D. students interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems, for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate, and other targeted species stocks, and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species.
  • Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories.
  • At least two new fellowships are expected to be awarded.
  • Fellowships begin August 1, 2015.
  • Support: Up to three years of funding at $36,250 in Federal funds per year; fellows and their advisors must meet a 20% ($7,250/year) match requirement for total funding of $43,500 per year.

 

 

NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics Ph.D. Fellowship

  • Supports Ph.D. students interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.
  • Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories.
  • Two fellowships are expected to be awarded.
  • Fellowships begin August 1, 2015.
  • Support: Up to two years of funding at $36,250 in Federal funds per year; fellows and their advisors must meet a 20% ($7,250/year) match requirement for total funding of $43,500 per year.

 
In addition, the following fellowship opportunities are currently open (or will soon be open) to applications from Virginia graduate students through Virginia Sea Grant:

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and its partners (shown below), in collaboration with Virginia’s colleges and universities, are offering the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP is a free student resource for finding paid spring, summer, and fall internships. Undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines complete a single application package that will be reviewed by companies throughout Virginia.
There is no cost to students, colleges/universities, or companies to participate.

Students may search for internships statewide or by region and can also express interest in specific internships posted by companies. No deadline is required but apply as early as possible for maximum opportunity, at www.CSIIP.org.

One application puts a student in front of a multitude of companies offering internships.

See the flyer here: csiip.spacegrant.org_CSIIP_Flyer_Student

 

Atlantis Project: Short-term hospital internships overseas

The Atlantis Project offers short-term hospital internships in the Canary Islands of Spain and the Azores Islands of Portugal for students interested in broadening their understanding of health. Atlantis Fellows shadow local health professionals, improve language skills, and give back to the community by teaching English to local residents — all of this on some of the most beautiful islands on earth. Starting in summer 2015, Atlantis Fellows may also have opportunities to assist with research projects. 
For questions about the Atlantis Project, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at:
admissions@atlantis-project-org
Office hours: Weekdays 9am-4pm EST
Also: The next free Atlantis Project webinar is scheduled for January 21st at 1:00pm EST . The registration link is here: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EB53DD89864938

Summer Urological Research Experience

See this message from David “Brandy” Yeater, Research Administrative Manager and SURE Program Coordinator at Johns Hopkins University:

The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute will again be hosting a group of students through our Summer Urological Research Experience this coming summer.  We would like to ask you to encourage students with an interest in pursuing advanced degrees in medicine or biomedical research to apply to this year’s program.  Information about the SURE Program can be found at the program website:  http://urology.jhu.edu/research/sure.php.  The website has a link for the online application.  This year the program has joined up with a series of similar programs at Johns Hopkins University, so students will be able to apply to up to three different programs by completing one application.  Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word about this great program.

Phantastic Physiology Voyage: “Function Follows Form”

Video Contest for Undergraduate/Graduate Students

 

Award:                $750 1st prize and video shown at EB 2015 meeting

$250 Viewer’s choice prize and video shown at EB 2015 meeting

Deadline:            December 15, 2014

 

APS Presents…Phantastic Physiology Voyage:  “Function Follows Form”  video contest encourages undergraduate and graduate students to creatively connect with physiology in the development of a short video explaining some aspect of physiology for the general public.

 

More information: www.the-aps.org/video

Apply at www.the-aps.org/awardapps

Kalu Yala International Internships for Students

Hello future travellers,

Please see the information below from the Kalu Yala International Internships program.  We have had Biology majors in the past do this program for Biology internship credit while being abroad and they reported very meaningful experiences.

Kalu Yala Internships

Since Summer 2010, we have had students from 17 countries, 45 states, and 160 colleges.

Please see our website and the attached program summary. Here is the link: www.kaluyalainternships.com

 Check out what others are saying about us in this mashable.com article!

Regards from Panama,

Ani

Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Internships

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Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (VSPYCC) Summer 2015 Program

Hey Students!

Please see the message below from the Office of Community Engagement and Volunteerism for the Virginia State Parks.  Students may be eligible to register for 1 credit of Biology Internship at the same time they get paid for this program – and seniors can use it for Capstone experience.  But it is still an awesome {paid!} opportunity even if you do not want to do it for credit.

 

Do you want the opportunity to work with youth?

Do you want to make a difference in Virginia State Parks?

Do you have good leadership skills?

Do you like making money?

 

If you answered yes to these four questions then you may be interested in applying to be a crew supervisor for the 2015 Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (VSPYCC) Program.

Please see the pdf flier linked at the bottom for more information regarding this program. If you are interested in applying, you can find more information on the webpage at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/youth-conservation-corps.shtml  where you can also find the link to fill out the supervisor application. If the above link does not work copy and paste the following into your browser.

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/youth-conservation-corps.shtml

If you have any further questions feel free to contact them by email at vspycc@dcr.virginia.gov or by telephone at 804-625-3984.

YCC Supervisor Flier

Third Annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium

The Third Annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium  (http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM) will be held March 25-27, 2015 at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta.

Full travel and housing scholarships available for underrepresented students. Last year 60% of student attendees received full travel awards and another 10% received partial travel awards.

  • Event is for undergraduates AND graduate students, and their mentors.
  • Student research presentations, career development workshops and social events.
  • Free application and registration.

Please encourage your best students (graduate and undergraduate) to apply to attend, and I hope that you’ll consider joining them.  Students from underrepresented groups (racial minorities, disabled students and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds) will be eligible to apply for travel awards that will provide for their travel and housing.  We also invite you to attend together with your student(s).  Full information is available on our website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM). Details of the conference are summarized below.

A premier research conference for undergraduates interested in learning about PhD, MD/PhD or postbaccalaureate programs; graduate students contemplating postdoctoral training; and the advisors of these students.

Two days of shared research presentations, networking and mentoring.

Interactions with Emory research faculty mentors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

A new feature this year will be a round table discussion for faculty and program staff attendees with a group of Emory faculty

 The Symposium overlaps with the Atlanta Science Festival.  Symposium attendees can choose to arrive early or stay late, at their own expense, to sample this other exciting event.

Please distribute the attached information to your undergraduate and graduate students, who may apply directly through our website http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM and to your colleagues in the STEM disciplines.   The application deadline is January 15th.   A committee of Emory training faculty will review abstracts to select participants and travel awardees.  Due to the success of last year’s symposium and the restricted number of attendees, we expect competition for acceptance to be spirited. Only abstracts that report outcomes/results will be competitive.  Awardees will be notified by mid-February.   Up to ten students will be selected from the submitted abstracts to present a platform talk, and their advisors will also receive a travel award if necessary. All remaining student participants will be expected to present a poster on their research.

Mentors who write letters of reference for their students will be notified by e-mail whether or not the application was successful.   At that time mentors will also receive information about how to register to attend with their students if they wish to do so.   If you have any questions, please e-mail us atmailto:stem.symposia@emory.edu. We look forward to hearing from you and your students.

Sincerely yours,

James Kindt

Professor of Chemistry

Co-chair of 2015 Emory-LGS STEM Symposium

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