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February 11 , 2008
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In this issue:

  • Environmental Summer Undergraduate Internship 2008
  • VMD-PhD Combined Degree Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Paid Summer Internships in Aquatic Sciences
  • NSF REU Geomicrobiology Positions Open

Science Quotes

  • Lucky is he who could understand the causes of things.--Virgil, 70-19 BC
  • In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments--there are consequences.--Robert G. Ingersoll, 1833-1899
  • There is always an easy solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong.--H.L. Menken

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    Please check the bulletin board in the Science Center Lobby for a list of CUR
    Student Opportunities.

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    CFellowships: Site P

    CDC invites qualified applicants to apply for a ten- week summer program for Environmental Public Health at the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a ten-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students passionate about the environment, about health, and about the link between the two--this opportunity is for students majoring in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, or related fields. This is a full-time summer opportunity for rising collegiate juniors and seniors to get real-world experience in Environmental Public Health activities at the federal level. Students will assist with projects and be paired with mentors to gain experience in the fascinating field of Environmental Public Health. Students that are majoring in Environmental Sciences/Studies or related fields are encouraged to visit our website at

    Deadline for application: March 4, 2008
    Program dates: June 4 - August 8, 2008

    For questions concerning this annoucement, please contact Cory Moore at

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    VMD-PhD Combined Degree Studies at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania
    School of Veterinary Medicine

    Many Species, One Medicine

    Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease. Since the turn of the century, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio, while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it's fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer's or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

    The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It's an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine for humans and all species.

    Who knows what today's research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting

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    Paid Summer Internships in Aquatic Sciences

    The Center for Great lakes Studies of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences offer career development and experience in Marine and Freshwater Sciences through a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program. Students continuing college enrollment in Fall 2008, particularly with majors pertinent to aquatic sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, physics, geology, mathematics) and interest in water are encouraged to apply.

    Benefits Include:

    • Hands-on research in current fields of aquatic science
    • Exposure to career options following college graduation
    • Making contacts and networking in Ocean Sciences career pathe.
    • Experience with oral presentation, poster design, and research papers
    • Academic support and a vigorous social scene in summer in the City of Festivals.
    • A $4000 stipend plus travel and dormitory support
    • Add a respectable Resume item

    The Great Lakes are large enough to manifest ocean-scale physical, chemical, and biological processes. Research programs require the use of substantial vessels and often include Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) or other advanced technologies. Exploitation of freshwater resources is becoming an increasingly critical topic in politics and environmentalism, with diverse career opportinities for those sufficiently versed in aquatic science and policy. This program may provide unparalleled insight into your future career possibilities.

    Complete details and application materials are available at www.GLWI.UWM.EDU by following the REU Program Links. The application deadline is March 17, 2008, and decisions will be made in mid-April. For further information, call (414) 382-1700 or email

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    NSF REU Geomicrobiology Positions Open

    NSF REU has six positions open in Geomicrobiology for summer 2008 and 2009. They are seeking undergraduate students interested in microbial evolution, biogeochemistry, environmental microbiology, early earth history, molecular biology, and/or organic geochemistry. Send a 1-page statement of interest and a letter of recommendation to Jenn Macalady, Dept. of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University,

    Application deadline is April 1, 2008.