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Virginia Conservation Network – Environmental Assembly

Virginia Conservation Network is hosting our annual Environmental Assembly on September 9th and 10th in Charlottesville, VA. Bringing together conservation leaders from across Virginia, the Environmental Assembly provides a forum for discussion on key environmental issues and an opportunity to strategize with like-minded individuals about the best ways to tackle threats to our natural environment.

This year’s Assembly will feature a lively evening reception; plenty of educational workshops; breakout sessions; and engaging field trips, including a pipeline hike, a kayaking trip down the Rivanna River, and a sustainable winery tour. The full event schedule can be found here.

We would love to have a stronger student presence at this event, as it is an excellent learning and networking opportunity with environmental organizations and legislators. Student tickets are $10 (the regular ticket price is $30), which covers the cost of the Friday evening reception and Saturday’s meals/programming. If you know of any students who would be interested in attending, please pass this invitation on to them. Please also pass this information along to any professors who are willing to share this invitation with their classes.

Please feel free to call me at Communications Manager Kelley Galownia, 804.644.0283 if you have any questions. We hope to see you in September!

Undergrad Research Assistant Position

The Franklin lab  is looking for a part-time lab assistant to contribute to on-going research in microbiology and environmental science. Responsibilities will include: preparing solutions and media; organizing, sorting, and arranging supplies and equipment; cleaning glassware; performing molecular biology assays including DNA extractions and gel electrophoresis; and data entry. The person should be organized, keep careful notes, proficient with computers and work well in a team. Hours are flexible and pay will depend on experience. Preference will be given to students with prior lab experience in biology or environmental science.  Opportunities for independent research may be available in future semesters.

Students must be eligible for federal work study, and should apply through the HireVCURams website at the VCU Career Services website (http://www.careers.vcu.edu/).

Dr. Rima Franklin
VCU Department of Biology
Laboratory of Microbial Ecology
www.people.vcu.edu/~rbfranklin
rbfranklin@vcu.edu