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September 22, 2008
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In this issue:

  • NSF REU Program
  • Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) Internship Program

Science Quotes

  • "When I was still a rather precocious young man, I already realized most vividly the futility of the hopes and aspirations that most men pursue throughout their lives." –Albert Einstein
  • "There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiences." -C.A.R. Hoare
  • "In the particular is contained the universal." - J. Joyce

    SC 204
    Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8 - 10 PM.

    CHEM 105 & 112 -- Sunday and Thursday nights
    CHEM 213 -- Sunday nights
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in SC 338

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    NSF REU Program

    CASPER’S Summer Undergraduate Research Program (sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Baylor University, the Physics Department and CASPER) offers outstanding undergraduates an opportunity for active research participation with Baylor University faculty in either the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research, or the Baylor University Physics Department. The ten-week program begins around the first of June and ends around the middle of August. Interns are paid $3500 for the ten weeks, a housing allowance, and up to a maximum of $300 toward travel expenses.

    Eligibility and Selection Criteria

    College undergraduates who have completed their freshman year and who are interested in pursuing a career in the physical sciences are eligible. Applicants will be considered for appointment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap status or any other non-merit factor. Appointment selection is competitive on a national scale and will be based upon the following criteria:

    • Scholarship, curriculum, and experience.
    • Career objectives and scientific interest.
    • Match of applicant interest with available research projects within the department.
    • Letters of recommendation.

    Applications are currently being accepted for the summer of 2009. The deadline for completed applications to be received is March 1, 2009 with an anticipated notification date of March 15, 2009 for awardees. To apply, please fill out the REU Application Form online:

    For more information, please contact

    Dr. Truell W. Hyde, Director
    One Bear Place #97310
    Waco, Texas 76798-7310
    Phone: (254) 710-3763
    Fax: (254) 710-7309

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    Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) Internship Program

    Established in the spirit of Alaska conservation pioneer Celia Hunter, ACF’s Conservation Internship Program is a strategic investment in young adults. The program is specifically targeted toward students who plan a career path in conservation and are willing to make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting the pristine environment and diverse cultures of Alaska. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent grads participating in this highly competitive internship program are provided with unique opportunities to:

    • Learn firsthand about Alaska’s magnificent natural environment and diverse cultures.
    • Gain important, practical job skills in the conservation field while also helping the host organization meet its conservation program goals.
    • Help preserve and protect Alaska’s pristine environment by working with one of the many host organizations representing the state and federal government, private sector, and nonprofit organizations addressing important Alaska conservation needs.
    • Meet, network, and develop relationships with Alaska conservationists, agency personnel, local Alaskans, and other interns from across the nation.
    • Become mentors and sources of information for other students interested in Alaska conservation issues.
    • Obtain college credit (if approved by an accredited university).

    The ACF Conservation Intern Program is a necessity for the future of Alaska’s wilderness and people. It is ACF’s intent to develop a pool of educated and energetic young leaders to manage the programs and inspire the nation to protect a biologically diverse and wild Alaska forever.

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