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November 9 , 2009
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In this issue:

  • Ten Inventions That Changed the World
  • Materials for Preparing for the MCAT
  • Coastal Nesting Birds Internship

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Ten Inventions That Changed the World


To mark its centenary, in June the Science Museum in London had its curators select the 10 objects in its collection that had made the biggest mark on history. These then went to a public vote to find the most important invention of past centuries. Visitors to the museum and online voters cast nearly 50,000 votes.

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Materials for Preparing for the MCAT:
Go to

The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam

  • Everything you need in one place.
  • Current data on how MCAT scores and GPA factor in admissions.
  • Info to help you make decisions about retesting.
  • Actual exam questions with explanations of correct and incorrect answers.
  • Tips to help you come up with the right solutions.
  • Difficulty ratings and percentage of correct answers on actual test.

Online Practice Tests

  • Real MCAT questions from previously adminstered exams.
  • Simulate actual online testing environment.
  • Detailed scoring and diagnostic reports.
  • Solutions explained by the test developers.
  • Customizable content to target specific material.

Web Resources

  • Detailed registration information and test day tips.
  • Access to MCAT Essentials--required reading.
  • Content outline for material covered in the MCAT exam.
  • Tips for creating your own study plan
  • Guidance on understanding your scores.

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Coastal Nesting Birds Internship

COASTAL NESTING BIRDS INTERNSHIP: Two (2) temporary, full-time positions. Pay: Interns are reimbursed for meals and incidental  expenses at a rate of $181.50 week. Dates: Approx May 15 to August 15, 2010.

Location: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, New Jersey.

Qual: Interns must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver’s license, able to use kayak, canoe and other small non-motorized boats, have good hearing and eyesight to see and hear cryptic piping plovers, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker.  Work vehicle and equipment provided.  Previous coastal bird experience, familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills helpful.

Duties: Two full time interns needed to assist with monitoring coastal nesting birds (federally listed piping plover, least tern, black skimmer, and American oystercatcher), saltmarsh restoration, and reforestation management at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ.  Duties include but are not limited to: collecting vegetative, water, and mosquito samples from refuge salt marsh areas, conducting marsh bird surveys; censusing a variety of beach nesting birds, monitoring productivity from laying to fledging, erecting predator exclosures, posting nest areas and newly acquired refuge lands, data entry, report preparation, light maintenance, and educating the public.  Interns will be working long hours and some weekends and holidays in adverse conditions.

Appl: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to

Contact: Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer Coordinator, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 72, Oceanville, NJ 08231. Ph: 609-748-1535, Fax: 609-748-2731, Email:

Filing Date: 01/20/10.


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