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In this issue:

  • Multifunctional Nanomaterials 2008 Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  • Naturalist Internship

Science Quotes

  • "Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower."--Alan Kay
  • "If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."--Alfred Nobel
  • "If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."--Frank Lloyd Wright


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    Multifunctional Nanomaterials 2008 Research Experiences for Undergraduates
    May 28 -August 1, West Virginia Univeristy

    Experience a unique combination of multidisciplinary research, educational programs, and fun team-building activities. Participants will be involved in ongoing research programs in the field of nantechnology with an emphasis on advanced materials and biosensors.

    Applicants should be rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior undergraduate students majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics. Underrepresented minorities and women from West Virginia and the Appalachian region are especially encouraged to apply.

    Stipend: $4,200/summer plus room and board
    Review of completed applications will begin on February 15, 2008. Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

    Application forms, information on specific faculty research interests, and other information on the WVNano NSF-REU can be obtained at http://wvnano.wvu.edu/REU.

    For more information, contact:

    Professor David Lederman, WVNan NSF-REU Site Director
    Department of Physics G19 Hodges Hall
    PO Box 6315
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6315

    (304) 293-3422 X1494 or email: David.Lederman@mail.wvu.edu.

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    Naturalist Internship

    OUTREACH NATURALIST INTERNSHIP: A temporary, full-time position. Pay: $800 per month plus room and board. Dates: June 4–August 16, 2008.

    Location: Trees For Tomorrow, Eagle River, Wisconsin.

    Qual: Minimum of junior status in a natural resources, environmental education, outdoor education, biology, or other related field. Internship credits can be earned. Previous programming experience with children, families, and/or adults. Valid driver’s license. Excellent communication skills with a variety of audiences and in a variety of situations including hikes, campfires, interactive lectures, active events, and slide presentations. High motivation and ability to work independently. Basic computer skills. Ability to work outside in varying weather conditions. 

    Duties: Provide quality natural resources and outdoor education programs to the public at area resorts and campgrounds. Effectively work with people of all ages in a variety of settings, and represent Trees For Tomorrow in a professional manner. Participate in training at the beginning of summer and throughout the season. Visit each site once a week to conduct a naturalist program on varying topics. Create simple posters advertising the following week’s program for each site to post and/or distribute to guests. Work on and implement new programs throughout the summer. Maintain records for each site on relevant program information.

    Appl: Send resume, cover letter, and references to:

    Contact: Jill Foster, Trees For Tomorrow, P.O. Box 609, Eagle River, WI 54521. Ph: 715-479-6456, Email: jill@treesfortomorrow.com

    Filing Date: 03/21/08.

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