Thursday, October 19, 2017

Communications Internship
The Hatcher Group, Annapolis

Attention Seniors!

Do you want to gain excellent public relations experience while doing great work for wonderful nonprofits and inspiring social change for good?

Are you someone who wants to help build healthy, sustainable communities, support working families, improve education, promote clean energy and advance social justice?

The Hatcher Groups is hiring a paid, part-time intern in our Annapolis office. Ideally they’re looking for a college senior or graduate student starting this fall and lasting through April 2018. 

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.thehatchergroup.com/communications-intern-annapolis/

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards
Garden Club of America

Each year The Garden Club of America (GCA) extends an invitation to qualified students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to apply for one of our 28 merit-based scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards. GCA scholarship offerings fund the study of diverse subjects in the areas of botany, ecology, horticulture, pollinators and more. In 2017, more than $330,000 was awarded to 86 scholars. We encourage you to share information about these GCA funding opportunities with students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in U.S. institutions who may be seeking financial assistance for their studies.
 
New this year is The Montine M. Freeman Scholarship in Native Plant Studies ,which supports the study of underutilized native plants at an accredited U.S. college or university or a major botanic garden or arboretum. 
 
Also offered only in even numbered years, The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture is available to a well-qualified graduate or advanced undergraduate student specializing in tropical horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture. This award intends to supplement a student's pursuit of a previously accepted program of study abroad. 
 
The GCA website at www.gcamerica.org/scholarships provides a comprehensive listing of our scholarship offerings, application requirements, deadlines and funding levels as well as information on previous scholarship recipients.
  
 Scholarship offerings include:
  • Summer scholarships in field botany for undergraduate and graduate students
  • A scholarship for graduate study in public horticulture
  • A fellowship to study pollinator decline
  • An award to fund graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to arid landscapes
  • A fellowship in urban forestry
  • An offering in summer environmental studies for residents of New Jersey or non-residents studying in New Jersey
  • A fellowship in ecological restoration
  • Regional scholarships for undergraduates or graduate students who wish to pursue the study of horticulture and related subjects
  • Awards for summer environmental studies to undergraduates following their freshman, sophomore or junior years
  • A scholarship to study the habitat of threatened or endangered native birds of the U.S.
  • A grant for graduate students to conduct field research on biology and management of rare flora
  • A scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students for the study abroad of tropical horticulture and botany
  • A fellowship in garden history and design
  • An internship in garden history and design with a preference given to those who want to intern at the Smithsonian
  • A summer scholarship in medicinal botany primarily for undergraduate students
  • A fellowship in medicinal botany
  • Awards in tropical botany for Ph.D. candidates to pursue independent field study
  • Funding to assist graduate students for field work and research in coastal wetland studies
  • A fellowship in landscape architecture at the American Academy in Rome
  • Scholarships for graduate study in horticulture and landscape architecture in Great Britain
  • A scholarship to study underutilized native plants
Follow us @GCAScholarships on Twitter to get updates on our scholarship offerings and winners.   For additional information, email scholarship@gcamerica.org.
Law School Fair 
 
This event provides a unique opportunity for students and alumni considering law school to meet face to face with law school admissions representatives from across the country. Nearly 100 law schools typically attend this event.
 
Event Date and Time: Tuesday, October 24, 2017- 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union
Suggested attire: Business Casual
 
The University of Maryland's Pre-Law Advising Office within Letters and Sciences is partnering with the University Career Center & The President's Promise to present this Law School Fair. This event is open to not only University of Maryland students but also students and alumni from around the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area.
 
For additional information about this event:
Contact
Greg Shaffer at gshaffer@umd.edu or Neil Dhingra atndhingra@umd.edu .
 
Maryland Environment Action Partnership
Environmental Action Response Town Hall (EARTH)
 
The goal of EARTH is to connect people concerned about the environment with legislators, environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, and grassroots groups, for issue-based advocacy training, education, and inspiration, focusing on the 2018 Legislative session. The Town Hall will include a diverse group of speakers and panelists in an effort to demonstrate different facets of the environmental movement in Maryland.
 
Participants will leave with concrete action plans and follow-ups to the EARTH event to support their advocacy efforts when they return to their communities.

Facebook Link HERE.
 
DATE: Saturday, October 21, 2017
TIME: 2-5 pm
WHERE:

The Key School (Activity Building)
534 Hillsmere Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

 

If you wish to attend, please notify Ms. Joanna Goger at jgoger@umd.edu
 
Keynote Speakers & Topics include:
  • Ben Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of the Environment - Environmental Philosophy of Hogan's Administration
  • U.S. Senator Ben Cardin - Maryland’ Leadership at a Federal Level
  • Brian Frosh, Attorney General of Maryland - Best defense against EPA cuts
  • Seema Kakade, Environmental Law Clinic Director, UMD Carey Law School - How activists and lawyers can work together towards strong and effective environmental laws and policies

Environmental Organization Panel
  • Karla Raettig - League of Conservation - 50% Clean Energy by 2030
  • Elaine Lutz - Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Forest Conservation Act
  • Rebecca Rehr -Maryland Environmental Health Network - Public Health, Fracking, Natural Gas Pipelines, Lead
  • Claire Jordan - Phasing out Polystyrene Foam - Trash Free Maryland 
 
Environmental Justice and Community Leadership Panel 
  • Donny Williams - We Are Cove Point - Safety Study/Pipeline
  • Ramon Palencia-Calvo -CHISPA- Air Quality
  • Emmalee Aman - Food Justice
 
Legislative Panel
  • Andrew Cassilly - Republican, Cecil & Harford County
  • Anne Healey - Democrat, Prince George’s County
  • Chris West - Republican, Baltimore County
 
Moderators for the panels include: Wayne Gilchrist, Education Director for the Eastern Shore Conservatory and former Republican congressman; Will Rowel, member of the Caucus of African-American leaders; Ann Swanson, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.

PSLA Lecture Series

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture will be hosting Mary Cadenasso of UC Davis next Thursday, October 26th.

Dr. Cadenasso's research is concerned with linking landscape pattern to ecosystem function and understanding how human activities alter that link. Her research spans multiple systems and scales, and she is a founding member and co-PI of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Long-Term Ecological Research site. See her website and Google Scholar profile for more on the breadth of her work. 

Her talk is titled Land cover signatures across contrasting urban systems: an approach to tracking dynamic heterogenity and will address the questions:

Can urban heterogeneity be described by land cover signatures? What can be learned by comparing signatures among cities or by evaluating how signatures change through time?

She will present the HERCULES land cover model she developed that uses remote sensing to better understand ecosystem function in cities, and explore the use of land cover signatures as indicators of urban dynamic heterogeneity.

All seminars are 4 to 5 pm in room 1140 of the Plant Sciences Building, and are followed by a social with snacks and beverages upstairs in room 2159.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Registration Open
11th Annual Trash Summit

The Alice Ferguson Foundation has just opened registration for our 11th annual trash summit. This year's theme is Transforming Communities for Clean Land, Safe Water and Healthy Lives and the event will take place on November 16th, 2017 at Nationals Park.
The event will bring together hundreds of community members, business leaders, elected officials, non-profit partners and municipal staff to explore local to regional solutions.

Early bird registration is now open! Join us and be part of the conversation.

Scholarships are available for those who may be interested in attending!  Contact Laura Noll (lcattellnoll@fergusonfoundation.org) for more information.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Now accepting applications for Fall 2018
Integrative Conservation doctoral program - University of Georgia

For seniors planning to go to graduate school!

The ICON Ph.D. program is open to students applying to one of four "home departments" including the Department of Anthropology (http://anthropology.uga.edu/), the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources (http://www.warnell.uga.edu), the Odum School of Ecology (http://www.ecology.uga.edu), and the Department of Geography (http://geography.uga.edu/).

With the current rate of global change, conservation and management of our natural resources needs to adapt to a complex set of challenges. Responding effectively to these challenges requires both disciplinary expertise and agility to work across disciplines. The University of Georgia's ICON Ph.D. program is designed to meet that need by ensuring that students gain disciplinary depth while also learning to collaborate across fields of practice by engaging faculty from the natural and social sciences to train students in an integrative and holistic way.

At the same time, this program strives to move beyond the paradigm of interdisciplinarity by reaching outside of academia to bring together academics and practitioners. Through internships and collaborative research, students will interact with professionals engaged in management and conservation as partners and colleagues. These experiences, along with training modules led by communications experts, will ensure that students learn to communicate effectively and strategically with those from other backgrounds and disciplines as well as with lay audiences.

Funded assistantships are available to outstanding students.

For more information, visit the ICON website: http://icon.uga.edu/.
Information Sessions
McNair Scholars Program

Thinking about Graduate School and Pursuing a Ph.D.?
The McNair Scholars Program Can Help You Get There!

The Academic Achievement Programs' Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a competitive program designed to prepare high academic achievers from traditionally underrepresented groups to matriculate into graduate programs & earn doctoral or terminal degrees.

Benefits of Being a McNair Scholar:
--Paid Summer Research Experience with Room & Board
--Faculty Mentorship & Academic Advising
--GRE & Graduate School Application Fee Waivers

Information Sessions:
Marie Mount Hall Rm.1310B
  • October 23rd 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 31st 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 2nd 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm       
  • November 14th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 15th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Application Deadline:
Contact:
Rhea Roper Nedd, PhD * (301) 405-4749* rnedd@umd.edu * Twitter: @McNairUMD

Thursday, October 12, 2017

University of Georgia
Summer 2018 Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia recently began taking applications for the Summer 2018 Surfing & Sustainability: Political Ecology in Costa Rica Study Abroad program. This is a 6-credit program in which students take two courses (described below); out-of-state students pay in-state tuition

Surfing & Sustainability: Political Ecology in Costa Rica - 6 credits
2nd Summer Session (July 5-August 2, 2018)
Instructor: Pete Brosius (pbrosius@uga.edu)
Program Cost: $3,800 (estimated)

Covers all lodging, meals, transport, travel insurance, entry fees

To Apply: www.ugacostarica.com/

Students in this program take two courses:
  • Communities, Conservation & Development on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast (ANTH/GEOG 4275/6275, 3 credits). This course focuses on the political ecology of conservation and coastal development in local communities.
  • The Anthropology of Surfing (ANTH 4285/6285, 3 credits). This course introduces students to surfing as a globalizing cultural phenomenon from an ethnographic perspective and focuses on sustainable surf tourism.

For detailed info about this program or to apply, visit the program website at
https://costarica.uga.edu/programs/surfing-sustainability-political-ecology-in-costa-rica

Students interested in either program can contact me at pbrosius@uga.edu

UC Davis
Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management

University of California Davis is offering a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management (EPM) degree program at the John Muir Institute of the Environment that may be of interest to your students. We are now accepting applications for students to join our Fall 2018 cohort.

About EPM
The master of science in EPM program at the
John Muir Institute of the Environment focuses on the application of environmental science to real-world environmental policy and management issues. Individuals with scientific and engineering backgrounds who seek applied professional careers in environmental policy and management are especially encouraged to apply.

Are you interested in being a student?
Please visit the EPM website for details on applying to the program. Note that the application deadline is January 15, 2018.


Graduate School Info Session - GEM Grad Lab
 
Are you interested in pursuing an advanced degree in STEM?  If so, please join us on Saturday, October 21, for a GEM GRAD Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park! GRAD Lab encourages young people of color to consider graduate education in STEM fields and apply for the GEM fellowship. Focusing on the global importance of research and innovation, life-long career benefits, and real world role models, the symposium will help each student envision his or her future as a science and technology leader, successfully apply for a GEM fellowship, and gain entry to a graduate program. This GRAD Lab will also highlight environmental careers, and is hosted by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), along with the University of Maryland-College Park’s Clark School of Engineering and College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.
 
GRAD lab features sessions on:
· “Why Graduate School”
· “How to Prepare for Graduate School”
· “Understanding the GEM Fellowship”, and
· “Voices From the Field: Real Life Research and Internship Experiences”
 
Additionally, GRAD lab will feature a Graduate Resource Fair and an ice cream social. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event will be held at the Kim Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The program will run from 9am-3:45pm, followed by an ice cream social ending at 5pm.
 
Advanced registration is required. For more information, including the agenda and registration link, please visit: https://egem.gemfellowship.org/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=10228
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Career Panel
Careers in International Agricultural Development

The goal of international agricultural development is to use an interdisciplinary approach to improve food production, nutrition, economic development, health and environmental ecosystems in emerging nations.

Attend this event to hear from alumni and professionals working in this field from a variety of sectors, including non-profits and government agencies. Students will also get the opportunity to network and learn about potential volunteer, internship and job opportunities. Students from ALL majors are invited to attend.

RSVP required!
Now accepting applications
AGNR Dean's Student Advisory Council

The College of AGNR is seeking motivated and passionate student leaders to serve on its Dean's Student Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Council is a body of students selected to represent the interests of AGNR students. Through dialogues with the Dean and Associate Dean, students on this Council will work to ensure an equitable, accessible, and high quality education to all AGNR students.


Applications will close Friday, October 20th at 5:00pm. The application can be found at ter.ps/agnrapply.

Apply today!
NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Attention Sophomores:

In the last three years, 17 Maryland students have won awards worth up to $9,500 annually along with paid summer research internships. ENSP has two (2) 2017 Hollings Awardees who will be participating in their research programs Summer 2018!!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31, 2018. US Citizenship, sophomore (2nd year) status, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required to apply.

The National Scholarships Office is offering INFORMATION SESSIONS for students interested in learning more about the HollingsScholarship program ­ please write to noaahollings@umd.edu indicating which session you plan to attend (if you cannot attend but are interested, write to the same address):

Tuesday, October 17 at 12 noon – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October 17 at 4:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall

Wednesday, October 18 at 12 noon – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 18 at 4:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 19 at 12 noon – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday October 20 at 4:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall

AWARD BENEFITS: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful SOPHOMORE applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with a hands-on research experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education project. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

For more information, or for assistance preparing a NOAA Hollings application, please contact the National Scholarships Office at noaahollings@umd.edu

Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31, 2018

The Boren Scholarship
 
The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferred) in 2018--2019 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Eligible regions include Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; and the award carries a one-year service expectation. Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 5 years!!! You can learn more about the Boren Scholarship program here:

http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html
 
The NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions to help you learn more about the Boren Scholarship and its application process. Please write to nsepboren@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address).
  • Wednesday, October 11 at 12:30 - 1 pm pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, October 12 at 12:30 pm - 1 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, October 12 at 4 - 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, October 13 at 12:30 - 1 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, October 13 at 4 - 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Monday, October 16 at 12 - 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Monday, October 16 at 4:30 - 5 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is JANUARY 24, 2018.