Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Weekly Announcements 11/13

November 13th, 2018
Events at BC
11/14: BC Fresh to Table: Sustainable Fisheries in the Gulf of Maine 

12/10: Photo Contest Deadline
Jobs and Internships
Apply now: Fellowships at U.S. PRIG

Apply now: Environment America Clean Water Intern and Job openings 

Accepting Applications for 2/1: Teaching Positions at University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Environmental Activism
Join BC Real Food's Composting Initiative 

ELM Action Fund: Petition to increase offshore wind in Massachusetts 
Events in Boston
TODAY 11/13: Women and Girls in STEM Mentoring Evening

11/30: EBC Climate Adaptation Forum - Utility Resilience: Lessons from Puerto Rico
Study Abroad
WINTER BREAK STUDY ABROAD:
Accepting applications now: Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies course 

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD: 
Apply now: Insight Global Education Internships in Uganda, Fiji, or Thailand 

Apply by 1/15: Environmental Leadership in China 

Women and Girls in STEM Mentoring Evening 

November 13, 4-7PM
Free, Registration Required
As a part of the Museum’s Women and Girls in STEM Month, we will host a panel discussion featuring women leaders in STEM to explore the traditional, unexpected, and outrageous ways they have utilized their STEM passions. From there, attend one of our targeted breakout sessions, where you will hear from professionals (or share your insight) on topics such as negotiating salary and finding the right company culture for you. This will finally be followed by a networking reception focused on providing real-world, tactical skills to students who are aspiring STEM professionals.

To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-girls-in-stem-30-networking-and-mentoring-evening-registration-48887686386 
 

BC Fresh to Table: Sustainable Fisheries in the Gulf of Maine 

November 14, 4:30 PM
Lower Dining Hall

EBC Climate Adaptation Forum - Utility Resilience: Lessons from Puerto Rico

November 30th, 2018 from 8-12 AM
$15 (use Non-Profit Rate) Registration Required
Adapting utilities to be resilient to climate impacts, from extreme storm events to heatwaves, poses significant challenges and opportunities for providers and communities. Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017 and resulted in the longest blackout in U.S. History. The Forum welcomes Malu Blázquez Arsuaga, the Executive Director of the Resilient Puerto Rico Advisory Commission, and Jonathan Marvel from Resilient Power Puerto Rico to discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Maria and rebuilding resilient utility infrastructure. We will then turn our focus to local climate impacts and hear what steps are being taken for regional utility resilience. Local utility providers and communities will discuss on-going projects and challenges for climate adaptation in New England.

For more information about the forum and to register to attend, visit: https://climateadaptationforum.org/event/utility-resilience-lessons-from-puerto-rico-and-local-preparation/

U.S. PIRG Fellowships 

Apply now for Fellowships
August 2019 Start
Fellowships: When decisions are being made that affect our health, our safety, or our rights as consumers and citizens, U.S. PIRG (United States Public Interest Research Group) speaks up on behalf of the public. U.S. PIRG is currently working on campaigns to reduce the use of antibiotics, ban the use of toxic chemicals in farming and production, reduce trash, and improve public transportation. As a fellow, you won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working to protect consumers and enable citizens to lead healthier, safer, more secure lives. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results. You’ll run a grassroots campaign office each summer during your fellowship where you’ll hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers to raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value organizing experience, including building campus groups. For more information, visit: https://jobs.uspirg.org/fellowship.html#full-description 

Environment America Clean Water Internships and Job Openings

APPLY ASAP
We know all about the damage we’re doing to the planet: climate change, plastic pollution, wildlife disappearing forever. But we also know we have solutions: solar panels are getting better, electric cars are getting better, and on and on. That’s why our mission -- the thing that drives everything we do -- is to harness our country’s wealth, technology and imagination to make our communities, our country and our planet greener and healthier places to live for all of us. Environment America is a policy and action group with more than two million members and supporter spread across all 50 states. We promote national, state, and local policies that put the environment first. We've won policies that have resulted in more solar and wind power in 22 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for rivers, streams, lakes, and drinking water. We work in partnership with the state offices of the Public Interest Network in 32 states and our federal advocacy office in Washington D.C. 

INTERNSHIP (Fall Semester): Right now, Environment America is hiring interns to join us at our Boston office for the fall semester. Interns will work alongside fellow and advocates, learning how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win. Interns will help us educate and engage citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time, earn media attention, build coalitions, organize events, and lobby decision makers.  This program specifically reached out the Environmental Studies Program looking for applicants! For more information and to apply for this position, visit: https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/internship.html

JOB: Development Associate: As a Donor Development Associate, you will be responsible for maximizing the financial and political support of member of Environment America and other organizations in the Public Interest Network. You would be responsible for fundraising, maintaining contact with donors, developing campaigns, and managing donor outreach. We are looking for smart and motivated college graduates who believe in and love fundraising and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must demonstrate a track record of being able to effectively work independently. Previous fundraising experience required. Environment America reached out to us looking for qualified graduates to fill this position.  Their website may have other positions that of interest as well.
For more information, visit: https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/index.html#jobs 
To apply, visit: https://publicinterestnetwork.org/application.html Attach your resume and cover letter in .pdf form, and address your cover letters to Johanna Neumann, Environment America Donor Development Director.

Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies Course 

APPLY NOW
** Students should confirm with OIP that course credits will transfer before attending**

Join BC Real Food's Composting Initiative 

Join Now

Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) Action Fund: Keep Massachusetts a Leader in Offshore Wind 

Sign Petition to Candidates for Governor
Contracts are in place for the first 800 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind to be built off our coast. This is a great start, but we must keep moving forward so that Massachusetts can capitalize on the environmental and economic benefits of responsibly-developed offshore wind power. Benefits of offshore wind include: reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lower wholesale electricity costs, improved air quality and human health, highly skilled and well-paying jobs, a path to meet legally mandated renewable energy requirements, and a competitive alternative to our existing fossil fuel power that is facing major retirements in coming years.

We are calling on Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic nominee Jay Gonzalez to commit that if elected, they will ensure that Massachusetts continues to lead the nation's offshore wind industry. Sign the petition urging both candidates to commit to doubling down on offshore wind. The commitment focuses on accelerating the timeline for future offshore wind. It includes a pledge to study the procurement of an additional 1,600 MW of offshore wind and report on economic feasibility by May 2019. This study is already required by the 2018 Clean Energy Future Act. If economically justified, this procurement would effectively double Massachusetts' large-scale offshore wind resources.

For more information and to sign the petition, visit: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51456/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25505&utm_source=Advocacy+Email+List&utm_campaign=32f3885028-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_13_01_00_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4af88f3572-32f3885028-307824857

Environmental Studies Photo Contest 

Submission deadline: December 10, 2018
Email to: envstudies@bc.edu
Environmental Studies is holding our first photo contest this year! Share with the Environmental Studies community a picture from campus, your study abroad program, summer travels, internship, or hometown that exemplifies a theme or concept from environmental studies.  The deadline to submit your photo and description of the photo is Monday, December 10.  Top entries will be featured on our website and the best photo of 2018 (voted on by our Steering Committee) will be printed and framed for display in Devlin.
Please submit photos in JPEG format! 

Insight Global Education: Internships in Uganda, Fiji, or Thailand

Apply Now
Earn Credits. Travel Abroad. Intern with an organization making a tangible impact in its field. We understand that an education for students needs to lead towards a viable career. Our University programs earn credits for your academic standing, and our internships provide a valuable and unique addition to your resume.

Spend 3 months abroad, immersed in a new culture with a cohort of like-minded students. Credits are earned through a local University with courses taught by tenured professors. Internships are run by local organizations running long-term initiatives. Accommodations are fully organized by Insight with all students living in a safe, vetted location. Choose between Uganda, Fiji, and Thailand.

For more information on the program and to apply, visit: https://insightglobaleducation.com/university/ 

Middlebury School of the Environment: Enviornmental Leadership in China

Apply by January 15th for Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline March 1
The Middlebury School of the Environment will have twin bases in Dali, a small city in the western reaches of western Yunnan province and the foothills of the Himilayas, and Kunming, the province’s capital and largest city. With locations in both places and the ability to move between these environments, the program will explore social-ecological systems along the wilderness, rural, urban interface. The landscapes of rural and urban Yunnan, along with unique conservation areas nearby, become our classroom as we seek to understand place in this unique environment.  As the world pivots to China, this country and its people illustrate the complexities of environmental problem solving in the 21st century. This program offers a hands-on experience exploring leadership and cultural diversity in sustainability initiatives. This is a six-week environmental studies program for college undergraduates and recent graduates based in Yunnan Province, China, with dual sites in Kunming and Dali. Students will take three college courses (nine semester-hours of credit) offered within a specially designed immersive curriculum that includes core course work, electives, leadership training, and field experiences.

For more information, visit: http://www.middlebury.edu/environment 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Hiring Teaching Assistants

Applications due Feb 1, 2019
The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers a Master of Science in Earth Sciences degree with opportunities for study and research in the areas of soils, weathering, surface processes, geology, hydrology, atmospheric science,  remote sensing, spatial analysis, and environmental science. Our program offers Earth Science graduate students personal guidance typical of a relatively small department, with the field, laboratory, and computing facilities and resources that accompany a much larger unit. Within this context, you will find a healthy combination of both field- and model-based Earth Science research as well as applied and academic research opportunities.

Our program is currently seeking competitive candidates for several teaching assistant positions beginning in fall 2019. Teaching assistantship funding may be supplemented by tuition awards or RA funding for exceptional candidates.

If you are interested in pursuing cutting-edge Earth Sciences research in our multi-disciplinary program, please consult the program website at https://geoearth.uncc.edu/masters-programs/masters-earth-sciences  and faculty research at https://geoearth.uncc.edu/people.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019.  Apply at https://gradadmissions.uncc.edu/.
Boston College Environmental Studies Program
Devlin 213
Graduate Assistants:
Isabelle Kennedy & Joseph Manning
ENVSTUDIES@BC.EDU

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Weekly Announcements 11/6


November 6th, 2018
REMINDER: TAKE THE INTERNSHIP SURVEY
In an effort to improve the ability of majors and minors to get practical work experience, the program will be building an internship database. While we're actively identifying opportunities to add to this database, we recognize that the best place to start is with the internships you all have already participated in. Please take a few moments to complete this survey about your past internship placement. The survey should take 3-5 minutes.
Events at BC
TODAY 11/6: Sustainability Action Committee Meeting 

11/7: BC Climate Justice presents - Human Health, Climate Change, and Pollution 

12/10: Photo Contest Deadline
Jobs and Internships
11/10: Harvard Conservation Society & ALPINE Career Conference

Applications due 11/11: Student Organizers and Fellowships at U.S. PRIG

Apply ASAP: Environment America Clean Water Intern and Job openings

Accepting Applications for 2/1: Teaching Positions at University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Events in Boston
11/10: 2018 Annual Tide Mill Conference

11/30: EBC Climate Adaptation Forum - Utility Resilience: Lessons from Puerto Rico
Study Abroad
WINTER BREAK STUDY ABROAD:
Accepting applications now: Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies course 

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD: 
Apply now: Insight Global Education Internships in Uganda, Fiji, or Thailand 

Apply by 1/15: Environmental Leadership in China 
Environmental Activism
Join BC Real Food's Composting Initiative 

ELM Action Fund: Petition to increase offshore wind in Massachusetts

Sustainability Action Committee Meeting

November 6, 2018 6-7 PM
Location: NEWTON ROOM (Above Lower Dining Hall)

BC Climate Justice presents: Human Health, Climate Change, and Pollution

November 7, 2018 8-9 PM
FREE FOOD

Harvard College Conservation Society and ALPINE (Academics for Land Protection in New England) Career Conference

November 10, 2018 from 9 -4 PM
Free, Registration Required
Careers in Conservation (CiC) is an annual event which provides career advice, inspiration, and connections for students from Harvard and other nearby universities who are interested in pursuing careers in any of many disciplines within the field of conservation. CiC includes renowned speakers from the field of conservation, various workshops for students to attend to gain more information on various subfields within conservation, and an interdisciplinary panel. We are also expanding our networking opportunities through inviting more organizations and alumni and representatives from various organizations in the hopes of connecting with students with potential job/ internship opportunities and mentors. Refreshments will be provided. Please reach out to harvardconservation@gmail.com with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/careers-in-conservation-fall-2018-tickets-49662890041

2018 Annual Tide Mill Conference

November 10, 2018 from 8:30-4 PM
$50, Registration Required
A tide mill is a water mill that derives its power from the rise and fall of the tides.  Conference topics focus on how man once extracted power from the tides and how he seeks to use this power again. Come to learn and participate in the discussions. Topics under discussion include: Medieval vertical and horizontal millwheels, A tide mill at the heart of the 1775 Battle of Brooklyn, Structure of tide mill dams, How tides in New York's East River supply power to the grid, and a possible tidal energy canal for Boston.

For more information about the conference and to register, visit: http://www.tidemillinstitute.org/2018-annual-conference/

U.S. PIRG Fellowships 

Appliacations for Student Organizers Due November 11, 2018
August 2019 Start
Student Organizers: The Student PIRGs work with students at 35 colleges and universities to create a greener, healthier, more meaningful future -- on campus, in our community, and across our state and country. This semester, Campus Organizers across the country have collected over 40,000 students voter registrations and pledges to vote, lobbied over 30 state assemblymen to help pass SB100 -- putting California on track for 100% clean electricity, and collected info to help identify the top 10 Plastic Polluters of 2018. Students have always been at the forefront of movements to  build a better future for our country from civil rights to voting rights to the environment. That legacy fuels Student PIRGs mission today as we help students get energized and organized to keep building a better future. The Student PIRGs are hiring campus organizers to work year-round, to provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. If you want to work with great people, gain real skills and start making a difference on important issues right away, apply today. We are hiring for positions in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, North Carolina, Washington, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut.

Fellowships: When decisions are being made that affect our health, our safety, or our rights as consumers and citizens, U.S. PIRG (United States Public Interest Research Group) speaks up on behalf of the public. U.S. PIRG is currently working on campaigns to reduce the use of antibiotics, ban the use of toxic chemicals in farming and production, reduce trash, and improve public transportation. As a fellow, you won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working to protect consumers and enable citizens to lead healthier, safer, more secure lives. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results. You’ll run a grassroots campaign office each summer during your fellowship where you’ll hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers to raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value organizing experience, including building campus groups. For more information, visit: https://jobs.uspirg.org/fellowship.html#full-description 

2018 Fall Internship: Environment America Clean Water Internship and Job Openings

APPLY ASAP
We know all about the damage we’re doing to the planet: climate change, plastic pollution, wildlife disappearing forever. But we also know we have solutions: solar panels are getting better, electric cars are getting better, and on and on. That’s why our mission -- the thing that drives everything we do -- is to harness our country’s wealth, technology and imagination to make our communities, our country and our planet greener and healthier places to live for all of us. Environment America is a policy and action group with more than two million members and supporter spread across all 50 states. We promote national, state, and local policies that put the environment first. We've won policies that have resulted in more solar and wind power in 22 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for rivers, streams, lakes, and drinking water. We work in partnership with the state offices of the Public Interest Network in 32 states and our federal advocacy office in Washington D.C. 

INTERNSHIP (Fall Semester): Right now, Environment America is hiring interns to join us at our Boston office for the fall semester. Interns will work alongside fellow and advocates, learning how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win. Interns will help us educate and engage citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time, earn media attention, build coalitions, organize events, and lobby decision makers.  This program specifically reached out the Environmental Studies Program looking for applicants! For more information and to apply for this position, visit: https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/internship.html

JOB: Development Associate: As a Donor Development Associate, you will be responsible for maximizing the financial and political support of member of Environment America and other organizations in the Public Interest Network. You would be responsible for fundraising, maintaining contact with donors, developing campaigns, and managing donor outreach. We are looking for smart and motivated college graduates who believe in and love fundraising and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must demonstrate a track record of being able to effectively work independently. Previous fundraising experience required. Environment America reached out to us looking for qualified graduates to fill this position.  Their website may have other positions that of interest as well.
For more information, visit: https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/index.html#jobs 
To apply, visit: https://publicinterestnetwork.org/application.html Attach your resume and cover letter in .pdf form, and address your cover letters to Johanna Neumann, Environment America Donor Development Director.

Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies Course 

APPLY NOW
** Students should confirm with OIP that course credits will transfer before attending**

Join BC Real Food's Composting Initiative 

Join Now

Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) Action Fund: Keep Massachusetts a Leader in Offshore Wind 

Sign Petition to Candidates for Governor
Contracts are in place for the first 800 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind to be built off our coast. This is a great start, but we must keep moving forward so that Massachusetts can capitalize on the environmental and economic benefits of responsibly-developed offshore wind power. Benefits of offshore wind include: reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lower wholesale electricity costs, improved air quality and human health, highly skilled and well-paying jobs, a path to meet legally mandated renewable energy requirements, and a competitive alternative to our existing fossil fuel power that is facing major retirements in coming years.

We are calling on Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic nominee Jay Gonzalez to commit that if elected, they will ensure that Massachusetts continues to lead the nation's offshore wind industry. Sign the petition urging both candidates to commit to doubling down on offshore wind. The commitment focuses on accelerating the timeline for future offshore wind. It includes a pledge to study the procurement of an additional 1,600 MW of offshore wind and report on economic feasibility by May 2019. This study is already required by the 2018 Clean Energy Future Act. If economically justified, this procurement would effectively double Massachusetts' large-scale offshore wind resources.

For more information and to sign the petition, visit: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51456/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25505&utm_source=Advocacy+Email+List&utm_campaign=32f3885028-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_13_01_00_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4af88f3572-32f3885028-307824857

EBC Climate Adaptation Forum - Utility Resilience: Lessons from Puerto Rico

November 30th, 2018 from 8-12 AM
$15 (use Non-Profit Rate) Registration Required
Adapting utilities to be resilient to climate impacts, from extreme storm events to heatwaves, poses significant challenges and opportunities for providers and communities. Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017 and resulted in the longest blackout in U.S. History. The Forum welcomes Malu Blázquez Arsuaga, the Executive Director of the Resilient Puerto Rico Advisory Commission, and Jonathan Marvel from Resilient Power Puerto Rico to discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Maria and rebuilding resilient utility infrastructure. We will then turn our focus to local climate impacts and hear what steps are being taken for regional utility resilience. Local utility providers and communities will discuss on-going projects and challenges for climate adaptation in New England.

For more information about the forum and to register to attend, visit: https://climateadaptationforum.org/event/utility-resilience-lessons-from-puerto-rico-and-local-preparation/

Environmental Studies Photo Contest 

Submission deadline: December 10, 2018
Email to: envstudies@bc.edu
Environmental Studies is holding our first photo contest this year! Share with the Environmental Studies community a picture from campus, your study abroad program, summer travels, internship, or hometown that exemplifies a theme or concept from environmental studies.  The deadline to submit your photo and description of the photo is Monday, December 10.  Top entries will be featured on our website and the best photo of 2018 (voted on by our Steering Committee) will be printed and framed for display in Devlin.
Please submit photos in JPEG format! 

Insight Global Education: Internships in Uganda, Fiji, or Thailand

Apply Now
Earn Credits. Travel Abroad. Intern with an organization making a tangible impact in its field. We understand that an education for students needs to lead towards a viable career. Our University programs earn credits for your academic standing, and our internships provide a valuable and unique addition to your resume.

Spend 3 months abroad, immersed in a new culture with a cohort of like-minded students. Credits are earned through a local University with courses taught by tenured professors. Internships are run by local organizations running long-term initiatives. Accommodations are fully organized by Insight with all students living in a safe, vetted location. Choose between Uganda, Fiji, and Thailand.

For more information on the program and to apply, visit: https://insightglobaleducation.com/university/ 

Middlebury School of the Environment: Enviornmental Leadership in China

Apply by January 15th for Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline March 1
The Middlebury School of the Environment will have twin bases in Dali, a small city in the western reaches of western Yunnan province and the foothills of the Himilayas, and Kunming, the province’s capital and largest city. With locations in both places and the ability to move between these environments, the program will explore social-ecological systems along the wilderness, rural, urban interface. The landscapes of rural and urban Yunnan, along with unique conservation areas nearby, become our classroom as we seek to understand place in this unique environment.  As the world pivots to China, this country and its people illustrate the complexities of environmental problem solving in the 21st century. This program offers a hands-on experience exploring leadership and cultural diversity in sustainability initiatives. This is a six-week environmental studies program for college undergraduates and recent graduates based in Yunnan Province, China, with dual sites in Kunming and Dali. Students will take three college courses (nine semester-hours of credit) offered within a specially designed immersive curriculum that includes core course work, electives, leadership training, and field experiences.

For more information, visit: http://www.middlebury.edu/environment 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Hiring Teaching Assistants

Applications due Feb 1, 2019
The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers a Master of Science in Earth Sciences degree with opportunities for study and research in the areas of soils, weathering, surface processes, geology, hydrology, atmospheric science,  remote sensing, spatial analysis, and environmental science. Our program offers Earth Science graduate students personal guidance typical of a relatively small department, with the field, laboratory, and computing facilities and resources that accompany a much larger unit. Within this context, you will find a healthy combination of both field- and model-based Earth Science research as well as applied and academic research opportunities.

Our program is currently seeking competitive candidates for several teaching assistant positions beginning in fall 2019. Teaching assistantship funding may be supplemented by tuition awards or RA funding for exceptional candidates.

If you are interested in pursuing cutting-edge Earth Sciences research in our multi-disciplinary program, please consult the program website at https://geoearth.uncc.edu/masters-programs/masters-earth-sciences  and faculty research at https://geoearth.uncc.edu/people.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019.  Apply at https://gradadmissions.uncc.edu/.
Boston College Environmental Studies Program
Devlin 213
Graduate Assistants:
Isabelle Kennedy & Joseph Manning
ENVSTUDIES@BC.EDU