Science Newsletter

March 26, 2007
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Science Quotes
of the Week




Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.


Huxley, Aldous Leonard











All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Each scientific discovery increases man's ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events


Peter, Laurence













All the heavy elements that make up the rocks under our feet, the carbon and iron that pulse through our veins - all of these things were created by suns that had reached the ends of their lives and erupted into supernovae. We are all dust of the stars.


Sagan, Dr Carl
         Speech at Carnegie Hall, May 1984









In this issue:

  • COME JOIN US FOR CHEMISTRY WEEK!
  • YOU ARE INVITED TO HEAR GUEST SPEAKER, DR. MICHAEL A. KENNEDY
  • OUTDOOR EDUCATOR/NATURALIST INTERNSHIP

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COME JOIN US FOR CHEMISTRY WEEK!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Dating Game and Fun With Chocolate
7:00 p.m. in the Boyd Science Center Lobby

Thursday, March 29, 2007
Movie Night: Flubber
Light Refreshments Provided and "FlubberMaking"
8:00 p.m. in the Boyd Science Center Lobby

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YOU ARE INVITED TO HEAR GUEST SPEAKER, DR. MICHAEL A. KENNEDY

Dr. Michael A. Kennedy from Miami University, Ohio, will be a guest speaker on Monday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. in BSC 336. An alumnus of Muskingum College, Dr. Kennedy will speak on "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: An Evolving Tool for Human Health Research."

Over the last decade, there have been significant advances in NMR technology, methods for labeling proteins, design of more sophisticated NMR experiments, and development of more powerful data analysis methods. The cumulative effect of these advances is that solution-state NMR spectroscopy has emerged as a significant technology, in comparison to x-ray crystallography, for protein structure determination, as demonstrated by the important role that NMR is playing in the National Institute of Health's Protein Structure Initiative. Over the same time, NMR has been developed into a powerful tool for investigating human diseases using the method of metabonomics, a technique that enables global comparison of the metabolic profile of biofluids such as urine or serum. Research in these two emerging areas will be discussed.

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OUTDOOR EDUCATOR/NATURALIST INTERNSHIP:
THE DAWES ABORETUM

Starting Date: June
Ending Date: September

Responsibilities/opportunities:
  • Schedule, prepare, and implement education programs for curious learners of all age ranges.
  • Plan activities, prepare materials for and serve as a counselor for children's day camps.
  • Assist in scholastic events by preparing materials for teachers, monitoring teaching sites, serving as a guide when needed and responding to questions and concerns.
  • Assist with the preparation and dissemination of newsletters, worksheets, teachers' notes and other resource material.
  • Represnet The Dawes Arboretum in off-site activities, event days and group activities.
  • Coordinate volunteers to accomplish goals of the Arboretum.
  • Organize volunteer activities such that each person attains a worthwhile experience.

Other opportunities may be assigned as new opportunities arise.

Requirments:

Excellent communication and "people" skills.
Experienced in interacting with the public while in the outdoor environment.
Willing to work closely with volunteers, Arboretum staff and seasonal workers.
Enthusiastic attitude.
Able to adapt quickly to weather, group sizes, ages.
Able to work some weekend hours.

Benefits:
$10 per hour.
Free housing available.
Up to 500 hours.

CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: APRIL 1, 2007

Send resume and references including phone numbers and addresses to:

The Dawes Arboretum
HR/Outdoor Educator Internship
7770 Jacksontown Road, SE
Newark, OH 43056
FAX: 740 323-4058
Email: jeromine@dawesarb.org