In this issue:
- Environmental Interpretation Internship
- Internship Identification Workshop
- Guest Speaker, Keith Hare on SQL Standards
Science Quotes of the Week
Environmental Interpretation Internship at Patuxent Research Refuge
Want to make a difference in a wild setting this spring? Then look no further than the Environmental Education/Interpretation Internship at Patuxent! We are currently looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to teach others about wildlife through:
- Developing and conducting creative nature programs.
- Leading wildlife conservation tram tours.
- Conducting puppet shows.
- Working with scout and school groups.
- Operating the Visitor Center.
Spring, summer and fall internships are full-time positions that typically run three months long, with opportunities to extend. Interns are provided a subsistence allowance of $150 per week with on-site housing; OR $175 per week without housing. Applicants should possess or be pursuing a degree in natural resources, biology or and education related field. Applicants must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience working with children and adults is preferred.
To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references with phone numbers or email addresses to:
Patuxent Research Refuge
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708-4027
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 1, 2008
Patuxent also offers Biology Internships. If you are interested in a Biology Internship, please contact Refuge Biologist, Christopher_Wicker@fws.gov
Internship Identification Workshop
Wednesday, November 14
7:00 p.m. in SC 336
Learn to identify internship and research opportunities and how to proceed through the application process.
Sponsored by the Science Division.
Light refreshments will be served.
Guest Speaker, Keith Hare:
"SQL Standards Status and Directions"
Wednesday, November 14, 11:00 a.m.
Keith Hare, a Muskingum College alum, will speak on SQL standards, the standard language for databases. In addition to computer science applications, Keith’s presentation will also be of interest for mathematical proofing, formulas, and even storage of chemical equations in databases that can be accessed with SQL.
Mr. Hare graduated from Muskingum in 1980 with majors in Biology and Computer Science and received his Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University in 1985. As a consultant with JCC Consulting, Inc. since 1985, Keith has worked on a variety of aspects of high performance, high availability database application in multiple companies and multiple industries, both in the U.S. and internationally. He has also developed course material and provided training on SQL, database administration, and database performance tuning. Keith also served as JCC Consulting’s Chief Financial Officer.
In addition, Keith has participated as a member of the U.S. Delegation at ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32 WG3 meetings and also serves as the Convenor. He has also written a number of technical proposals for the INCITS H2 committee and has served as the Vice-Chair of H2 from 2003 to the present.