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Tuesday, July 15

Southern Teachers Agency | Biology Teaching Opportunities

Biology Teaching Opportunities

Summer upon us and schools are still in need of great science teachers. Each year, STA helps hundreds of teachers and coaches find positions at outstanding college preparatory schools throughout the South—nearly 600 schools in 16 states from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania. Please consider forwarding this information to students or graduates you know who are interested in teaching science. 

Southern Teachers Agency currently has 10 biology and life science vacancy listings, and a total of 35 science teaching opportunities, from PreK-12 schools for the 2014-15 academic year.  These jobs range from elementary-grade science through high school AP Biology. 

Certification is not required by private schools for many science teaching jobs.

Click here to view current science teaching jobs

Requirements: 

Candidates do not have to be in a teacher-preparation program or major in education to be considered for faculty positions at outstanding independent schools. While a degree in science education is desirable, most middle and upper grade teachers are hired based on their subject knowledge and their gifts for working with young people. Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Application process: 

Click here to Apply to be an STA Candidate.  You’ll be asked to submit a resume and cover letter along with the STA application.


Please visit our website or contact:

Southern Teachers Agency
Charlottesville, Virginia
Tel (434) 295-9122 
www.SouthernTeachers.com

Friday, July 11

Course announcements

Dear all,

We'd like to bring the following courses available Fall 2014 to your graduate students' attention, could you please forward this announcement to them?

MATH 678 - Modular Forms

Credits: 3
Requirements & Distribution: BS
Advisory Prerequisites: MATH 575, 596, and Graduate standing.
BS: This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability: May be repeated for credit.
Instructor: Lagarias

Description:
Modular forms involve a wonderful overlap of arithmetic, algebra, analysis and geometry. This is a basic course on modular forms, expected to take an analytic viewpoint, but covering algebraic aspects. It will cover the modular group, classical modular forms, (holomorphic and non‐holomorphic) Eisenstein series, and related spectral theory for SL(2, R). This will include Hecke operators, and the connection to Dirichlet series with Euler products. There will be a discussion of the adelic viewpoint and the connection with representation theory. Applications may include theory of partitions, representations of quadratic forms, connections to elliptic curves, with and without complex multiplication. Some other possible subjects: mock theta functions, mock modular forms, weakly holomorphic Maass forms The textbooks cover more material than the course can cover. 

TEXT: Automorphic Forms and Representations by Daniel Bump A First Course in Modular Forms by F. Diamond and J. Shurman, 978‐00387‐27226‐9 

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MATH 682 - Set Theory

Credits: 3
Requirements & Distribution: BS
Advisory Prerequisites: MATH 681 or equivalent.
BS: This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability: May not be repeated for credit.
Instructor: Blass

Description:
This will be a course in combinatorial set theory, also known as infinitary combinatorics. Its central theme is that rather elementary structures on infinite sets can have surprisingly rich properties. An easily stated illustration of the sort of thing I have in mind is (a special case of)Ramsey's Theorem: If X is an infinite set and if every two elements of X are joined by a red or green thread, then there is an infinite subset Y of X such that all threads joining its elements are the same color. 

In the first part of the course, I'll develop several combinatorial results that essentially involve only the smallest infinite sets, the countably infinite ones. I'll also discuss the so‐called compactness phenomenon, which relates the behavior of infinite sets and large finite sets. For example, the infinite Ramsey theorem quoted above implies various finite versions, including some that cannot be proved without a detour into the infinite. 

In the second part of the course, I'll describe some of the new phenomena that occur in uncountable sets. Here is one example: If X is an uncountable, well‐ordered set and if a function f assigns to each member x of X except the first some earlier member f(x), then some single member must be f(x) for uncountably many distinct x. I'll also discuss uncountable analogs of some of the countable phenomena from the first part of the course. For example, in Ramsey's theorem quoted above, how large must X be if we want to guarantee an uncountable Y? Answer: The cardinality of the continuum is not large enough, but any larger cardinal is. If time permits, I plan to discuss properties of the "exponential" function that maps the cardinality of a set X to the cardinality of the family of all subsets of X. In addition to the easily verified (weak) monotonicity, this function has some surprisingly subtle additional properties. There will not be time in the course to treat independence results. Such results will be mentioned where appropriate but not proved. Thus, this course will be disjoint from the versions of 682 offered in some previous years. Students who have had one of these earlier versions and wish to also take this version are welcome to do so, but will have to register under a reading‐course number because 682 is not officially repeatable for credit. 

The set‐theoretic prerequisites for this course are minimal. Math 582 is more than enough. I'll briefly review the necessary material, basic cardinal and ordinal arithmetic, in class. So the only real prerequisite is the "mathematical maturity" ordinarily presupposed in graduate courses. 
Grading will be based on several homework assignments. 

TEXT: There will be no textbook. I plan to put on reserve in the library several books whose union includes most of the course material.

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MATH 703 - Topics in Complex Function Theory I

Credits: 3
Requirements & Distribution: BS
Advisory Prerequisites: MATH 604 and Graduate standing.
BS: This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability: May not be repeated for credit.
Instructor: Sibony

Description:
This is an introductory course on recent developments in holomorphic dynamics in several variables. The emphasis will be on pluripotential methods (positive closed or ddc‐closed currents). For simplicity, we will first focus first on the dimension 2‐case: Rigidity results for polynomial automorphisms of $C^2$ and automorphisms of positive entropy of compact Kähler surfaces. We will then discuss the notion of entropy for meromorphic maps on compact Kähler manifolds and it's relation with dynamical degrees. Finally, we introduce the theory of super‐ potentials, which permits to develop a calculus on positive closed currents of bi‐degree (p,p). This is an essential tool for concrete equidistribution problems in holomorphic dynamics. If time permits, we will discuss some analogies with the dynamics of (singular) foliations by Riemann‐surfaces and with Nevanlinna's theory of value distribution. 

TEXT: No text required

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MATH 756 - Advanced Topics in Partial Differential Equations

Credits: 3
Requirements & Distribution: BS
Advisory Prerequisites: MATH 597 and Graduate standing.
BS: This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability: May not be repeated for credit.
Instructor: Bieri

Description:
Prerequisites: Some knowledge in partial differential equations and differential geometry. Partial differential equations (PDE) on manifolds with rich geometrical features are studied in pure mathematics to unravel the structures of their solutions and the spaces they live in. PDE describe phenomena in the real world including physics, medicine, biology or economics. They have become essential to science, technology and to modern life. In general relativity (GR) the Einstein equations describe the laws of the Universe. GR unifies space, time and gravitation. A spacetime in GR is a Lorentzian manifold where the metric solves the Einstein equations. They can be written as a system of nonlinear, second‐order, hyperbolic PDE. The unknown is the metric. Typical physical questions are formulated as initial value problems for the Einstein equations under specific conditions. The solution will lay open the geometry of the resulting spacetime. Today, the methods of geometric analysis have proven to be most effective to investigate these structures. In this course, we introduce some of these methods which are universal and can be applied to other PDE outside GR. 

This course will be taught as a mixture of lectures and seminarstyle student work. The students with guidance of the professor will explore some of the important topics in mathematical GR, and will also work through some of the latest results in research. First, we will introduce the spacetime as a solution of the Einstein equations. Then we discuss topics from linear and nonlinear wave equations on flat and on curved backgrounds. Along the way, the role of curvature in GR will be given special attention. We will study the initial value problem in GR. Finally, we will address questions in modern research on gravitational waves and their geometric‐analytic structures. These are produced during extreme events in our Universe like supernovae and when binary black holes merge. These waves are expected to be seen in experiments in the near future. This course features an outreach component. Towards the end of the semester, students will be asked to present a topic they learnt to high school students. This will be optional, and the participating students will work in groups. It is important to communicate intricate developments in mathematics and science to the public. Therefore, the students will be asked: How do you explain this topic to a broad public? What would you like to learn about it in an exhibit? And how? 

TEXT: The Cauchy Problem in General Relativity by Hans Ringstroem, 2009, Optional




Thank you,

Stephanie Carroll
Graduate Program Coordinator
Mathematics Department
University of Michigan
Phone: (734) 615-3439
Fax: (734) 763-0937

Thursday, July 10

postdoc in Comparative Genomics, Statistics, Bioinformatics

Two funded postdocs at ASU

I am currently recruiting two funded postdocs in my new lab at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Would you mind sending this postdoc announcement around to the graduate students in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology? 


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Melissa A. Wilson Sayres, PhD
Miller Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
School of Life Sciences
Biodesign Institute

Summer School on Agent-Based Modeling at Ghent University - Sept 15-19

Summer School on Agent-Based Modeling at Ghent University, 15-19 sept.

The economics department of Ghent university is offering a workshop on "Agent-based Modelling in Economics" aimed toward professors, researchers, and grad students interested in learning to build agent-based models for economic systems.  There is just one week left for registration for this free 1-week workshop in Belgium in September. You will still have to pay for your flight and accommodations, but it's a great opportunity to share and get feedback on your current or proposed research as well as learn the nuts and bolts to get started building your own simulations

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.csi-abm.ugent.be/

Wednesday, July 9

Letters of Interest for Grant Up to $50K Due July 11

This Friday, July 11, is the final deadline to submit a letter of interest for GLISA's 2014 Great Lakes Climate Assessment Grants Competition. 

Funding awards will be in two categories: Emerging Actions awards and Sustained Assessment awards. In both categories, we seek "boundary organizations" that can bring together stakeholders from specific sectors or communities to identify and promote understanding of the vulnerabilities, anticipated impacts, and potential for adaptation to climate change and variability. GLISA will support these activities by identifying and providing relevant information about the historical climate, projected futures, and adaptation to potential impacts.

Learn more about past GLISA supported projects and this year's opportunity on GLISA's website!

Assistant Professor of Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology, UT Austin

Dear Colleagues,

This fall, the Department of Integrative Biology at UT Austin will be searching for an ecologist at the Assistant Professor level. The job ad is copied below and attached as a pdf.

If you know any strong candidates, we would be grateful if you encouraged them to apply.

All the best,
Christine


Assistant Professor of Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology, UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in its Department of Integrative Biology. We seek an innovative scientist working in any area of ecology ranging from organismal (any taxa) to ecosystems. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to core teaching in ecology, who complement current research strengths within our Department, and who employ novel approaches possibly spanning levels of biological organization or transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries. In addition, we are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should send a single pdf file containing the following items in order: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and up to five reprints/preprints. The pdf application file should be named with the candidate’s lastname_firstname and emailed to ibjobsearch@austin.utexas.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to ibjobsearch@austin.utexas.edu. Review of applications will begin on August 25, 2014. For more detailed information about the department, see http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/ib/. UT-Austin is an EEO/AA employer.

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Christine V. Hawkes
Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Biology
1 University Station, C0990
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

Email: chawkes@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-475-6479
Web: www.sbs.utexas.edu/hawkeslab/

Tuesday, July 8

Register for the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits

This summer, the American Institute of Biological Sciences will help scientists around the country meet with their elected officials. Will you join us and meet with one of your lawmakers?

This is the last week to register for this important event. We need your help to make the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event a success!

Participants will meet with one of their lawmakers or his/her staff. Participants will be prepared for their meeting with a lawmaker through an interactive training webinar that will present tips for conducting a successful meeting with an elected official and training to improve communication skills.

The meeting with your elected official will be scheduled by AIBS and can take place at a research facility or the official’s district office.

Participation is free, but registration will close on 13 July 2014.

For more information and to register, visit www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html.

Wednesday, June 18

Southern Teachers Agency | Biology Teaching Opportunities

Biology Teaching Jobs

Schools need great science teachers! With summer upon us, you may know graduates who are still searching for employment. Each year, STA helps hundreds of teachers and coaches find jobs at outstanding college preparatory schools throughout the South—nearly 600 schools in 16 states from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania. Please consider forwarding this information to students or graduates you know who are interested in teaching science. 

Southern Teachers Agency currently has 12 biology and life science job listings, and a total of 62 science teaching opportunities, from PreK-12 schools for the 2014-15 academic year.  These jobs range from elementary-grade science through high school AP Biology. 

Certification is not required by private schools for many science teaching jobs.

Click here to view current science teaching jobs

Requirements: 

Candidates do not have to be in a teacher-preparation program or major in education to be considered for faculty positions at outstanding independent schools. While a degree in science education is desirable, most middle and upper grade teachers are hired based on their major—their subject knowledge—and their gifts for working with young people. Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Application process: 

Click here to Apply to be an STA Candidate.  You’ll be asked to submit a resume and cover letter along with the STA application.


Please visit our website or contact:

Southern Teachers Agency
Charlottesville, Virginia
Tel (434) 295-9122 
www.SouthernTeachers.com

Monday, June 16

Absorb: Stage 1 of the Fellowship Year

Want to have a monumental experience? Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships class. Chat with current fellows on June 19; explore a fellows' journey; get tools to help you plan your career path... See the image below or Click here if it does not display.

Monday, June 9

Michigan Mentorships Program

Greetings U-M Department Contact!

I’m contacting your department on behalf of the Michigan Mentorships program.  They are looking for graduate students to meet for 8 hours, (often (4) two hour sessions) with gifted high school students interested in your academic area of specialization.   The mentors are paid $135 for participating.  The graduate student will meet with their H.S. student between June 26th to August 21st .
In the past, graduate students have found mentoring a bright high school student to be a rewarding experience!

Interested graduate students should contact Elaine Fisher, Mi Mentorships Director, by email at fisherelaine@earthlink.net or call between 9am-10pm 734.663.1706.  Please include your CELL PHONE # so a 15 minute interview can be scheduled.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Best,
Regina Sims
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Graduate Student Mentors are needed from the following Departments:
Engineering
          1 Aerospace  
           Biomedical
                  3 Electrical    
           5 Mechanical (2 automotive,  1 nanotechnology) 
Medical School
           2 Stem Cell Research
                 1 Endocrinology (Diabetic Research)
Dental School
            1 Orthodontic dentistry  or dental research
LS&A
            Zoology
            2 Biochem
            2 Chemistry (1 Physical)      
                    2 Statistics (1 Biostatistics)
             1 Theater & Drama
           Musical Theater
School of Natural Resources
            (1 Ecology with marine biology or animals)

Regina Sims Administrative Assistant Senior
Graduate Student Success Rackham Graduate School
915 East Washington Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1070
Phone:  734-647-7548 Fax:  734-936-2848
rrsims@umich.edu
www.rackham.umich.edu 

Wednesday, May 28

PATENT TECHNICAL ADVISOR (BIOTECH)

PATENT TECHNICAL ADVISOR (BIOTECH)

Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., a multi-national intellectual property law firm of about 100 attorneys and technical advisors, is seeking Ph.D. candidates nearing the completion of their studies and thesis defense, or recent Ph.D. graduates working in academia or industry, to join our Chicago, Washington DC or Walnut Creek office as a Technical Advisor.  The candidate’s Ph.D. degree should be in the area of cellular biology, immunology, molecular biology, genomics or biochemistry.  Candidates should possess superior academic credentials.  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are a must.
The position is full-time.  We will train the Technical Advisor to become an active member of our Biotechnology practice, which includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and performance of other tasks relating to our practice, including litigation support, interferences, transactions, counseling and licensing. 

Benefits include a competitive salary and objective bonus structure; challenging work for large, stable clients; great work environment; medical/dental benefits; and 401(k) and profit-sharing retirement programs.
E-mail resumes, with complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts, to: lawcareers@leydig.com  

Jennifer L. Thiel
Recruiting Coordinator
LEYDIG, VOIT & MAYER, LTD.
Two Prudential Plaza, Suite 4900
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6731
Tel:  (312) 616-5599
Fax: (312) 616-5700

Thursday, May 22

Postdoctoral Position in Vertebrate Paleontology

The Museum of Natural Science at Louisiana State University is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join our multidisciplinary research team working on various aspects of vertebrate systematics.

This is a two-year position and the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching one semester-long course in vertebrate paleontology each Spring, for conducting original research, and for acting as back-up instructor for an undergraduate dinosaur course during the Fall semester.
Minimum qualification requirements are: 1) Ph.D. or equivalent degree in paleontology, biology, geology or a related discipline; 2) teaching experience; 3) curatorial experience; and 4) a strong publication record. This is a nine-month position with a salary of $45,000 plus health and retirement benefits. The position includes a $5,000 per year research stipend. Baton Rouge is a vibrant and culturally diverse city with a low cost of living.

The position has a firm start date of August 2014.  To apply go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57739 <https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57739> , where you can upload a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent. If you have questions about applying please contact Tammie Jackson (tjacks9  at lsu.edu<mailto:tjacks9@lsu.edu>). For questions about the position contact Robb Brumfield (robb at lsu.edu<http://lsu.edu/>). LSU is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer.

Southern Teachers Agency | Biology Teaching Opportunities - Please share with students/graduates

Biology Teaching Jobs

Schools need great science teachers! Each year, STA helps hundreds of teachers and coaches find jobs at outstanding college preparatory schools throughout the South—nearly 600 schools in 16 states from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania. Please consider forwarding this information to students you know who might be interested in teaching science after they graduate.

Southern Teachers Agency has 22 biology and life science job listings from PreK-12 schools for the 2014-15 academic year.  These jobs range from elementary-grade science through high school AP Biology. 

Certification is not required by private schools for many science teaching jobs.


Requirements: 

Candidates do not have to be in a teacher-preparation program or major in education to be considered for faculty positions at outstanding independent schools. While a degree in science education is desirable, most middle and upper grade teachers are hired based on their major—their subject knowledge—and their gifts for working with young people. Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Application process: 

Click here to Apply to be an STA Candidate.  You’ll be asked to submit a resume and cover letter along with the STA application.

Job Fairs:

Throughout the hiring season, STA will host 12 virtual recruitment fairsThursdays @ STA!  Registered STA candidates may participate in these fairs and will have the opportunity to meet school administrators through prescheduled, real-time digital interviews for vacancies, with zero travel and zero registration costs.  In order to participate in the next virtual fair of 2014 on June 19th, interested students should apply to STA for candidacy as soon as possible. For more information about Thursdays @ STA, click here.

Please visit our website or contact:

Southern Teachers Agency
Charlottesville, Virginia
Tel (434) 295-9122

www.SouthernTeachers.com

Special Guest Lecturers: Stuart Kauffman and Justin Werfel

NECSI Summer School
Guest Lecturers
Stuart Kauffman and Justin Werfel

NECSI is pleased to welcome two guest lecturers to the upcoming Summer School, Stuart Kauffman and Justin Werfel.

Stuart Kauffman is a theoretical biologist and complex systems scientist who studies the origin of life. He is best known for arguing that the complexity of organisms results as much from self-organization and far-from-equilibrium dynamics as from natural selection. Kauffman has held appointments as Distinguished Finnish Professor, Tampere University of Technology, Finland and Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Vermont. He was the Founder and Director of the Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics at the University of Calgary. He received a MacArthur Prize and the Herbert Simon Award at the International Conference on Complex Systems. He is the author of widely read books including Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution (Oxford University Press), and Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion (Basic Books). He graduated from Dartmouth, was awarded the BA (Hons) by Oxford University, and completed a medical degree (M.D.) at the University of California, San Francisco. He will speak in the first week, during CX201.

Justin Werfel is a research scientist at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, where he studies complex and emergent systems with a focus on swarm robotics. He will give a special lecture on his recently published paper in Science (343: 754–758 (2014)) entitled “Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robot Construction Team.” He has also been featured in Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and International Journal of Robotics Research, among others. He won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2010 ANTS International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, and has delivered keynote speeches, conducted workshops, and presented at conferences worldwide. Werfel has held research positions at NECSI, Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital Boston, and Harvard’s Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and was a research affiliate at the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory from 2006-2012. He received an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University, an S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a PhD in Computer Science from MIT. He will also speak in the first week, during CX201.

Courses

The schedule of the summer school is as follows:

Week 1: June 16-20 CX201: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems

Lab: June 22 CX102: Computer Programming and Complex Systems

Week 2: June 23-27 CX202: Complex Systems Modeling and Networks

Registration: http://necsi.edu/education/school.html?action=reg

Tuesday, May 20

US/ED Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships

US/ED Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships

Description: The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships are only for a narrow range of students in certain PhD programs in the social sciences or humanities, and certain other fields, who need to conduct 6-12 months of dissertation research abroad.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants may be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be PhD candidates by the time the actual research begins, and who are currently enrolled in a U-M department or program where they specialize in non-West-European area studies and a modern foreign language. They must prove sufficient foreign-language capability to carry out their proposal, which must be for approved dissertation research that cannot be conducted in the USA.  All eligible applicants must be on Beni's US/ED Fulbright email user group no later than Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Deadline: The deadline will be Friday, June 6, 2014.

Application Submission: All application materials are submitted online through Beni at the International Institute.

Contact: Both the competition and all subsequent awards are administered by Beni at the U-M International Institute. For information, instructions, advice, and application materials, email Beni at unlisted@umich.edu and provide brief answers to the following questions:

(a) in what country or countries do you propose doing your dissertation research?

(b) how much time have you or will you have spent there prior to your planned dissertation research?

(c) what language or languages (other than English) will you use for your research abroad?

(d) how proficient, competent, fluent are you in those languages?

(e) is there anything whatsoever about your planned research that either American officials or host-country officials might find in any way controversial (politically, socially, culturally, or religiously sensitive)?

ESA SEEDSNouncement: May 2014

 

SEEDS is a program of the Ecological Society of America

Greetings SEEDS Students!

The spring semester is over or almost over and warm weather is just arriving across the United States.  We hope that you all enjoyed success over this academic year.  Spring was a very busy time for the SEEDS program with the SEEDS Undergraduate Research Fellowship, the 2014 SEEDS Leadership Meeting and two SEEDS Field Trips!  We would like to highlight a few of these opportunities and more of our programs components in this issue of SEEDSNouncements! Enjoy!

SEEDS VIDEO CONTEST
Did SEEDS help you with your education, career choice, or personal growth? Share your SEEDS story in 3-minutes or less on camera! There’s still time to submit your video and win cash prizes!  Visit our website to find out more about the requirements.  The deadline to submit your video is June 6, 2014.  
Check out last year’s winners on the SEEDS home page.

CHAPTER REPORTS
It’s that time of the year again for ALL SEEDS Chapter to submit their annual reports.  What has your SEEDS Chapter been up to the last year?  We hope that you’ve been busy and flourished throughout this academic year.  It’s simple, quick and easy!
Your up-to-date report is your entry form for the 2014 SEEDS Chapter of the Year Award at the 2014 ESA Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California!   Be sure to submit your report online TODAY!

2014 SEEDS NATIONAL FIELD TRIP
The 2014 SEEDS National Field Trip was held May 8-11 at the Trout Lake Station managed by the Center for Limnology of the University of Wisconsin in Boulder Junction, WI.  With over 2,500 lakes surrounding the station, it is the perfect location to study fresh water ecosystems and the interesting interactions between them.   19 students from all across the United States and Puerto Rico joined Fred Abbott (SEEDS Staff) and Jorge Ramos (SEEDS alumni) for the four day adventure. 
Students were able to experience the thawing of Trout Lake after the long winter and see the start of the new season.  They toured a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Hatchery, visited the Lac du Flambeau Museum and Cultural Center and even had the opportunity to see how the WDNR conducts its fish surveys.   With the help of Dr. Tim Kratz, Director of Trout Lake Station, and Dr. Noah Lotting, Research Scientist, students were given a wide range of information about all the cool projects that are conducted at the station.   We also enjoyed a very nice evening around a lake front bonfire as the ice slowly melted before us… It will be a trip we will never forget!

SEEDS REGIONAL FIELD TRIP
On May 22-25 the SEEDS Program will be hosting its second Regional Field Trip! Students from four SEEDS Chapters at Howard University, Coppin State University, Hampton University and Norfolk State University will be at the Mountain Lake Biological Station(MLBS).   Managed by the University of Virginia, the station is located in the southern Appalachians of southwest Virginia and is surrounded by sharp ecological gradients and fine scale changes in habitats – making it an ideal location for research in ecology!

 99th ESA ANNUAL MEETING 
The 99th ESA Annual Meeting will take place from August 10-15, 2014 in sunny Sacramento, California.  The theme of this meeting is From Oceans to Mountains: It’s All Ecology! SEEDS participants for this meeting have already been selected, but you still have the opportunity to join our group.  
SEEDS has designed two packages that will include all our program events for your consideration. 
• Full package includes all travel arrangements including airfare, housing, ground transportation from Sacramento airport to hotel, a meal stipend and four covered meals, ticketed SEEDS events, meeting registration and ESA student membership at a cost of $1500 per student (within the lower 48 states of the US).
• Mini-package includes meal stipend, four covered meals, ticketed SEEDS events, meeting registration and ESA student membership at a cost of $300 per student.
Talk to your faculty adviser, research lab or department head about travel support from your home institution to participate in this awesome opportunity!  If you wish to find out more about these packages, please contact us at seeds@esa.org for more information.

Best wishes,
ESA-SEEDS Staff

Friday, May 16

Fulbright Scholar Workshops

Ann Arbor faculty and professionals with international interests are encouraged to attend

Final Opportunity:
CIES Fulbright Faculty Workshops in 2014 for 2015-16 Awards

Wed, May 21, or Mon, June 2, or Wed, June 18

At 9:00—10:00 AM in International Institute Conference Room 2609
Near the University of Michigan International Institute main office (2nd floor of the School of Social Work Building) Corner of South University & East University Avenues

These grants are for American scholars or professionals who wish to lecture or to conduct research abroad.  Eligible applicants must be US citizens and normally must have postdoctoral academic lecturing experience if they wish to lecture, or a doctorate or professional qualifications if they want to do research abroad, and in some cases must be proficient in the language of the host country.

Awardees generally receive roundtrip travel, a living allowance that varies with the country and number of dependents, and a small allowance for local travel abroad, books, and services.

Applicants must apply directly to CIES, whose application materials and detailed information are available on the CIES website at http://www.cies.org/. The application deadline is August 1, 2014.

Mr Beni, the University of Michigan’s faculty Fulbright advisor for the past 30 years will offer a free workshop on the Fulbright “Core” Program for Ann Arbor faculty and professionals who are US citizens:

Ask questions about your eligibility, competitiveness, or anything else       
Learn about Fulbright teaching and research opportunities in over 125 countries
Receive advice on selecting countries for application & making contacts abroad
Get Tips on how to prepare the Fulbright application

Reservations are not required, but if you have questions or if you would like the workshop handouts electronically please contact Beni by emailing him at  Mister-Beni@umich.edu    or    unlisted@umich.edu (either one)

Parking
The closest parking structures for University of Michigan permit holders are the Hill Street Parking Structure near the Business School and the Church Street Parking Structure off South University Avenue.  No permit is needed for the public Forest Avenue Parking Structure at Forest and Willard (http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/forest_avenue_parking_structure/48104/ann_arbor/).

Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The online application system is only open from 1 May through 1 November, for the fellowship class that begins the following September. We accept online application submissions only. Because 1 November 2014 falls on a Saturday, all application materials are due by 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time on Monday, 3 November 2014.
The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are opportunities for professional development and public service. They are operated by AAAS as part of its mandate to “advance science and serve society.” The aim is to foster scientifically informed, evidence-based policy and practice by involving scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages to engage their knowledge and analytical skills while learning first-hand about policymaking and implementation at the federal level, and to build leadership for a strong S&T enterprise that benefits all people. This is accomplished by developing the capacity of scientists and engineers to effectively inform individuals and institutions that influence and determine policies, regulations and funding.
Applicants may apply to up to two fellowship program areas. It is essential to ensure that each application meets all the stated eligibility criteria, includes all required information, and specifically addresses all the questions in the candidate statement. Three references must be provided for EACH application.
The fellowships are competitive and the three-tier application process is rigorous. Below are some tips for a successful application:
  • Start your application early; a clear, comprehensive and competitive application takes significant time
  • Contact your references as soon as possible; carefully selected references are keys to a successful application
  • Encourage your references to read the Guidelines & Instructions for References
  • Read the eligibility requirements carefully
  • Read the Guidelines & Instructions for Candidates thoroughly
  • Make sure you have a clear understanding about the fellowship program area you are applying to and target your essay to the particular area
  • Take time to write a well-prepared candidate statement
Please note: You must use the online system to apply. We do not accept any application submissions by post, fax, or email.

Tuesday, May 13

Careers in Science Publishing seminar presented by F1000Prime

As part of the CMB Career Workshop Seminar Series, Dr. Kinga Hosszu from the Faculty of 1000 will be presenting a 'Careers in Science Publishing' seminar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

We hope that you and your colleagues will join us at 4pm in M5330, Medical Science I, at 4pm on Wednesday May 14th.

For more details of this event, please see the poster information here.

Best,
Sam

Sam Maung, Ph.D.
Outreach Coordinator - F1000 Americas
Faculty of 1000
Office: 001 646-416-9882 | Email: sam.maung@f1000.com | Twitter: @Sam_Maung
Faculty of 1000, 121 West 27th Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10001, USA
F1000Prime | F1000Research | F1000Posters

Scholarships for Summer School on Complex Systems

June 16 - 27, 2014
NECSI Summer School

Scholarships for Summer School on Complex Systems

We have funding for a limited number of partial scholarships for the
NECSI Summer School courses on complex systems, to be held
June 16 - 27, 2014 in Cambridge, MA.

Courses
Week 1:  Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems
Lab:  Computer Programming and Complex Systems
Week 2:  Complex Systems Modeling and Networks

Applicants should send an email to programs@necsi.edu and
include a few sentences about background, interests, and academic
affiliation. Please also indicate which course(s) you are interested in
attending.

Scholarship applicants will be considered on a first come, first
served and need basis. Applications should be submitted as soon
as possible.

Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to
apply.

For more information and registration:
http://necsi.edu/education/school.html

Thursday, May 8

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students 2015-16


Fulbright information sessions on May 8, May 21May 30.  Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Campus deadline: September 8, 2014 at noonApply Now

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

The program provides grants to approximately 1,900 U.S. students annually for projects in over 140 countries. Types of grants:
  • Academic grant - a self-designed program that may include coursework at a foreign university, independent field/library research, or any combination of these. 
  • Arts grant – a self-designed program to train in the creative or performing arts, usually via classes at an art or music school, training with a professional, or a combination. 
  • English Teaching Assistantship – a placement as an assistant to an English teacher at the primary, secondary, or university level. Placement is typically part-time and an additional independent project is expected. 

Eligibility

To apply for this program through the U-M Ann Arbor campus, applicants must:
  • be U-M students, alumni, or staff;
  • be U.S. citizens;
  • have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and
  • demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project.
  • Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M.  

Information Sessions

 Thursday, May 8 
• Wednesday, May 21
• Friday, May 30

All sessions are held from 12pm-1pm in 1644 School of Social Work Bldg.  Laptops are welcome and encouraged.

Advising

Visit the Fulbright website, paying particular attention to the Countries section, and then see below for individual advising.   

• Academic grant - (advising with Kelly Peckens)
• Arts grant – (advising with Heather Johnson)
• English Teaching Assistantship – (advising with Heather Johnson)
 



CTools

For U-M Fulbright resources, login to CTools, click "Membership," then "Joinable Sites." Search for "Fulbright Resources" and click to join.
 

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