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My name is Piero Fioralisso, Coordinator of Special Programs at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). I am pleased to inform you that the 2015 edition of our Field School Program in Peru is now open for registration. This program provides students with the opportunity to carry out field work activities across the Andes, the coast and the rainforest of Peru in the framework of research projects.
This season the program is offering courses that may be of your interest:
- Ecological Engineering in Cuzco
- Structural Diagnosis of Archaeological Monumental
You can find additional information in the file attached as well as in the following links:
Thank you for your time and consideration.
International Student Mobility Division
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ
Phone number: + 511 626 21 59
Application deadline: January 30, 2015.
We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South Gondar, Ethiopia. This REU will provide eight American undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds an opportunity to conduct path-breaking interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of church forests. Church forests are patches of Afromontane forest surrounding Ethiopian Orthodox churches. Preserved for centuries by church leaders and communities as religious sanctuaries, church forests are, in many parts of Ethiopia, the only indigenous forests left.
Under the eight-week summer REU program students will receive training at Colby College in social survey research, ecological field methods, spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and written and oral communication. They will then travel to South Gondar, Ethiopia to conduct hands-on fieldwork with mentors from Colby College, the California Academy of Sciences, and local academic and government institutions.
Completed applications including 2 letters of recommendation are due by January 30th. The 2015 Summer REU Site programs will run from June 29th – August 19th (approximate). All participants must be enrolled at a U.S. college or university at the time of the program (seniors graduating in Spring 2015 are not eligible).
Details about the project and application instructions can be found at: http://www.colby.edu/reu-in-ethiopia/
Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.
- 12 week program: May 17 to August 9, 2015.
- $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution
- Applications due: February 20, 2015
- Application and guidance http://ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/reu/apply/index.php
We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.
We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Engagement Internship
· Six-week, integrated program
· June 19 to July 31, 2015
· Middlebury College, Vermont
· Nine semester-hour credits (3 courses)
· Need-based grants available<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/financial_aid>
· Both Introductory and Advanced Tracks of study
During our inaugural session, we offered an intermediate/advanced curriculum of courses<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/curriculum> as well as workshops with environmental and leadership practitioners<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/faculty> such as Gus Speth, Bill McKibben, Helen Riess, Alden Woodrow, Mary Hurlie, Kenny Williams, and Jack Byrne.
Specific courses in this track included two core courses – Sustainability Practicum and Understanding Place: Lake Champlain – and a choice of one of two electives: Environmentalism and the Poor, and International Environmental Negotiation.
For summer 2015, we are adding a second track of study, an introductory track<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/curriculum> for students without prior college-level environmental coursework. Students will enroll in two core courses – Introduction to Environmental Analysis and Systems Thinking Practicum – as well as an elective.
I’m happy to talk to anyone regarding the curriculum. Feel free to write to me directly – or have your interested students write to me – with any questions (email@example.com).
Also, just as a related heads up, I will shortly be posting announcements for faculty positions in the School. I will be recruiting four faculty for the coming summer in fields from across the spectrum of environmental studies, including natural science, social science, humanities, and the arts. If this kind of summer teaching opportunity may be of interest to you, keep an eye open for future announcements about these openings.
Director, Middlebury School of the Environment
Program in Environmental Studies and Department of Biology
What do interns with Environment Massachusetts do? You’ll educate and engage more people on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.
In Massachusetts, we’re building a clean and renewable future powered by the sun: We could meet all of America’s energy needs by capturing just a sliver of the virtually limitless and pollution-free energy of the sun. And we're making a lot of progress: In Massachusetts, solar energy has grown more than 100-fold since 2008.
But we’re still getting most of our electricity from dirty sources like coal and gas, and the power of fossil fuel interests threatens to stop solar in its tracks. This fall, we’re ramping up our work to build support for a national goal of getting 10% of our electricity from the sun by 2030 — and in Massachusetts, we’ll push the envelope by mobilizing public support and building a powerful coalition of businesses and elected officials behind ambitious clean energy goals.
Becoming an Environment Massachusetts intern
If you agree that it’s time for Massachusetts to go solar, the best thing you can do to get involved is to apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern today. We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.
As an intern:
- You’ll push for smart solutions to environmental problems, and build the public support it takes to win.
- You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
- And you’ll make a real difference on critical issues, while developing valuable skills and experience in one of the nation’s leading environmental nonprofits.
Apply today! Visit bit.ly/1eY9pA9 to submit your application. Be sure to choose "Boston, MA" under "Where are you applying to intern?"
Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein: firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-747-4368.