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Internship announcements compiled by career services

Once a month the Office of Career Services will be sending you current internships available for students majoring in Biology.  Check out the link below for the February announcements!


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Lana Pontbriant

Office of Career Services
Eastern Connecticut State University
Ph: 860.465.4436
Fax: 860.465.4440
E-mail: pontbriant (at) easternct.edu

Free Kaplan test prep exams!


The Office of Career Services at Eastern has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to provide Eastern students free on-line graduate school preparation exams.  All interested students please click the link below. Tell your friends!
 
http://bit.ly/easternspring2012

 
Office of Career Services
careers (at) easternct.edu
860.465.4559

Arts and Sciences Research Conference application deadline is this week!

Dear Bio Students,

Please remember that the deadline for your application to this year's Arts and Sciences Research Conference and Exhibition is THIS FRIDAY (March 2nd) BY 5pm!  Please click on the link below for application submission.


https://7.selectsurvey.net/easternct/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=722M9m7

Thank you,
The Bio Faculty

REU Opportunity in Texas A&M's Entomology Department, Summer 2012

The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University would like to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the 2012 cohort for the NSF-funded REU-EXCITE (EXpanding sCientific Investigation Through Entomology) program.  This 10-week, research-intensive program takes places in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M University under the direction of Dr. Kevin Heinz.  Applicants have an array of research projects from which to choose based on their interest area(s).
 
Potential research projects, application information, instructions and deadlines, as well as previous cohort information, can be found on the REU-EXCITE website at http://insects.tamu.edu/reu.
 
Students selected for participation will receive a stipend, admission to TAMU as a non-degree seeking student and registration in one (1) credit hour of research, subsistence, and travel support to and from College Station, as well as access to TAMU student services.
 
Interested applicants may contact Rebecca Hapes, REU-EXCITE Coordinator at rhapes (at) tamu.edu or Dr. Kevin Heinz, REU-EXCITE PI at kmheinz (at) tamu.edu.
 
 
Rebecca Hapes '99
Senior Academic Advisor II
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
rhapes (at) tamu.edu

2475 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-2475

Tel. 979.845.9733 | Fax. 979.845.6305
 
http://insects.tamu.edu


Pre-Med Club hosting med students from UConn for a Q & A session.

The Pre-Med Club has invited a panel of medical students from UConn Health Center to Eastern this Wednesday at 4pm in the Student Center (Room 107) to discuss and answer questions related to medical school (applying, admissions process, med school courses, etc.).
Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in local estuaries catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology.

Here is an internship from the Coastal Marine Education and Research Association (CMERA) in Myrtle Beach, SC. Looks like a lot of fun! Money disclosure: $700/week, but there are scholarships available to lighten the load. Go for as many weeks as you want. Here is some official info:


Want to hold sharks, stingrays, and other sea life this summer while advancing your interest in natural science, padding your resume, receiving credit hours (see below), and having tons of fun?  Here is your opportunity!!!

The Coastal Marine Education and Research Association (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science field research in the beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area.  Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work.  We are offering a 100% field research opportunity.  Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in local estuaries catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology.  You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school.  The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers!

There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!!  While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as important.  We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat.  This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences!

Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!!  Space is limited! If you would like to bring a group, please inquire about week availability.  Some weeks only have 1 or 2 spaces available.

Come for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free!

We are currently offering NEEDS-BASED scholarships.  The scholarship application is attached to this email.

Biology Seminar today. 2PM in Science Building 104

Come to the seminar today! "Conservation and restoration of a biodiversity hotspot: longleaf pine savannas" Dr. Brett Mattingly, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Plant ecologist candidate. 2PM in Science building 104

Biology Seminar today. 2PM in Science Building 104

Seminar today! "Land cover change in western New York: Plant - soil interactions." Dr. Mark Harris, SUNY-Brockport. 2 PM SCI 104. Plant ecologist candidate.
Seminar today! "Forest Recovery on Former Farmland" Dr. Kathryn Flinn, Bates College, 2PM, SCI 104. Dr. Flinn is a candidate for the open plant ecologist position, don't miss her talk!

Mock GRE sessions in February

Interested in Grad school? This just in from the Psychology department.

The ECSU chapter of Psi Chi is hosting two mock GRE sessions in February. Students will take a computerized mock GRE test and leave with a score on the test. The mock test will be of the Revised GRE that was introduced in August. The Revised GRE has three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing.
 
The cost is $5.00 for each of these events. Anyone interested in participating should RSVP to me via email (evansm@easternct.edu) or phone (465-0070). Both sessions are open to anyone.
 
Mock GRE Sessions:
Monday February 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm in Webb 407
Tuesday February 7 from 7:30-9:30 pm in Webb 206
 
Thank you for your assistance in making this event a continued success.
 
 
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Dr. Melanie Evans, CFLE
Associate Professor and Assistant Chair
Department of Psychology
Eastern Connecticut State University
(860)-465-0070
EvansM@easternct.edu