Science Newsletter

December 4, 2006
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Science Quotes
of the Week

Murphy's Laws

WARNING: Do not look into laser with remaining eye !"
— Sign found at MIT's Junior Lab.



"Things get worse under pressure." — Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics.



"Numbers written on restaurant bills within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same mathematical laws as numbers written on any other pieces of paper in any other parts of the Universe." — Douglas Adams (1952—2001).



"In order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty." — Imbesi's Law of the Conservation of Filth.

In this issue:

  • ENTRY-LEVEL AND INTERNSHIP ENGINEERING AND GEOLOGY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
  • OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH OFFERED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
  • VIRGINIA TECH SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
  • MENTORNET'S RESUME DATABASE IS AVAILABLE


ENTRY-LEVEL AND INTERNSHIP ENGINEERING AND GEOLOGY POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Kleinfelder is a leading professional services firm in natural and built environments for municipalities, government agencies, multinational companies and industrial concerns across the nation. With nearly 2,000 staff, Kleinfelder is one of the nation's largest employee-owned firms providing planning engineering, scientific, technical and management solutions. Whether you are an experienced professional or a recent graduate, at Kleinfelder, you can work with some of the best minds in the industry.

  • Our clients select us because they know they can expect more from us. In the same way, we have more to offer you.
  • Challenging projects.
  • Opportunities for professional training, project work at Kleinfelder and client offices across the country, and career advancement.
  • The unique advantages of employee-ownership.

We have created an environment where talented, forward-thinking and team-oriented people are empowered to accomplish extra-ordinary goals. We reward people who discover and implement innovative ideas. Kleinfelder employees take responsibility for their work, actions, and professional development.

We ask that students have a B.S. degree in engineering, geology, or the sciences. The ideal candidate must have a strong, technical background in geology or engineering, the ability to provide technical support on projects and good writing skills. Candidates that have completed applicable internships are preferred for Entry Level positions and OSHA 40HR HAZWOPER training is a requirement for Environmental Internship positions. Engineering-in-Training (EIT) licenses are also a plus.

We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions throughout the U.S.:

  • Environmental Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Remediation Design Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Construction Engineers
  • Hydrogeologists
  • GIS Technicians
  • Wetland Scientists
  • Civil Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Seismic Engineers
  • Soils/Materials Engineers
  • Geologists
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Health and Safety Officers
  • Industrial Hygienists

Please apply on-line through our web site www.kleinfelder.com under Careers and People/Employment Opportunities.


OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

The University of Cincinnati is offering new opportunities in biomedical research training for students with strong backgrounds in quantitative sciences. For students who are finishing up their undergraduate studies, four programs at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offer training in the application of quantitative methods to current research problems in biomedical sciences. These programs, which lead to MS or PhD degrees, emphasize training in the use of biostatistical and bioinformatics tools to analyze genomic and epidemiological data, gene expression patterns in cancer and other conditions, and complex biological systems.

A landing page with links to the different opportunities is available at:

http://cellbiology.uc.edu/pages/ProgramsinQuantitativeBiologyatUCCCHMC.htm

For sophomores and juniors who might be interested in exploring these possible career paths, our NIH-funded Research Opportunities for Undergraduates in Functional genomics and Cell Biology is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of biomedical research. A description of the program and application information is available at

http://cellbiology.uc.edu/pages/ProgramsinQuantitativeBiologyatUCCCHMC.htm

Thanks and best wishes,

Bob Brackenbury (Cancer Genomics) robert.brackenbury@uc.edu

Nelson Horseman (Systems Biology) nelson.horseman@uc.edu

Mario Medvedovic (Biostatistics) medvedm@ucmail.uc.edu

Jarek Meller (Bioinformatics) jmeller@cchmc.org


VIRGINIA TECH SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM

Virginia Tech's is offering another outstanding summer undergraduate program. This is an excellent opportunigy for a number of advanced undergraduates to participate in research during Summer, 2007. Application are being accepted in both the sciences and engineering. The program runs from May 21 through August 10, 2007.

THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31, 2007.

  • Earn $5,850 for the completed 12-week program.
  • Conduct research in the areas of field-responsive materials, materials and processes for PEM fuel cells or life sciences.
  • Rising junior and seniors from U.S. universities in science and engineering curricula preferred.

For more information and to apply on-line, visit their website at:

http://www.chem.vt.edu/chem-dept/NSF/STCweb1/

Sponsored by the Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) and the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programs of the National Science Foundation at Virginia Tech.



MENTORNET'S RESUME DATABASE IS AVAILABLE

MentorNet's Resume Database is available to all students and postdocs at Muskingum College, regardless of their participation in the One-on-One Mentoring Programs. The database provides an additional job/internship search resource for students, allowing them to post their resume for MentorNet's Leadership Circle, Strategic and Visionary sponsors to potentially view.

By submitting resume information with MentorNet, one agrees to allow MentorNet's Partner Companies to view one's resume and be contacted regarding job opportunities.

To access the Resume Database, current members of the MentorNet Community from Muskingum College need to sign in (www.MentorNet.net/signin) and follow the links to the Resume Database. Other students and postdocs must first join the Community by filling out this easy form: www.MentorNet.net/join

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