The National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) is pleased to announce it has resumed holding its "Environmental STEM Institutes".
With nationwide Covid vaccination available, adhering to all CDC and state guidelines, and with the full knowledge/participation of NHEC's federal agency funders, NHEC has restarted the program for 2021. To be clear -- this means the Institutes will be in-person, not virtual. Therefore, to participate students must be fully vaccinated; submit a copy of the CDC card providing proof of vaccination; and follow other CDC and NM State covid guidelines.
NHEC is accepting applications from top undergraduate college STEM students (and a limited number of high school STEM seniors entering college in Sept) for its upcoming 17th annual NM Environmental STEM Institute, to be held August 6--15, 2021. NHEC's NY and CA Institutes will be held later in the fall.
The NHEC Institute is an intensive, science-heavy, hands-on, 10 day residential environmental STEM program. Taught by NHEC's skilled Instructors, most with Ph.D's, the Institutes feature multiple high-level presentations on environmental/natural resource issues, environmental science principles, and related methodologies. The Institute will be held at sites in beautiful northern and southern New Mexico, including Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe. NHEC’s federal sponsors -- the U.S. Forest Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and U.S. EPA -- are actively participating in planning and on-site. Students will explore diverse ecosystems in national forests, national parks, and other public/private lands; federal research laboratories; and more. Also included are almost daily “Environmental Field Studies”, where students conduct air, water, soil testing, plant/vegetation surveys, tree mensuration, and more, with professional-grade science equipment. Other learning includes conducting tests in a federal research lab; sessions on federal internships/jobs in enviro/natural resource STEM fields; mentorship by scientists/staff -- especially those of color -- from Institute sponsors and others; and much more.
Overall, the Institutes are designed to help build the next generation of diverse/of color scientists and professionals in environmental and natural resource science fields, an area within STEM that still remains severely underrepresented for people of color.
Students should note that the Institute’s federal sponsors will be on-site to actively meet/recruit students for new federal opportunities emerging in internships and jobs, science and technology, climate change and environmental justice, and more.
Please see the attached Fact Sheet and Selection Criteria for more information on the Institutes, NHEC, and how to apply. Qualified students should act promptly on this unique opportunity, as slots go fast. As with previous Institutes, NHEC covers all costs -- airfare, meals, housing, more -- for those selected to attend. There is no fee to apply and no fee to attend. Students will be competitively selected from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Eligibility -- Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; love science and be passionate about the environment; pursuing a science degree in an environmental, agricultural, or natural resource major; possess science-relevant academic coursework; and possess relevant environmental experience(s), past or present. Students must either be US Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents to be selected.
Please see the attached FAQ for more application details!
A FULL CIRCLE OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS SCIENTISTS IN QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGY: Native/Indigenous Research event at Ucsf
A call for applications for this program organized by Gilliam Fellows at UCSF!
"We are organizing an in-person event on November 17/18th for native basic biology scientists that aims to provide a platform, community, and meaningful opportunities to native scientists across career stages. Currently we are soliciting applications from undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. Trainees that are participating will have travel costs covered if they do not have available alternative funds, will be directly connected to relevant pipeline programs into UCSF, and potential research advisors.
In the longterm we want to build a community of native and indigenous scholars at UCSF across career stages. This event is the first step on that path. The event will be in-person (likely hybrid to allow remote participants) held in San Francisco at UCSF. We are going to have native scientists across the country give talks at this research symposium at the trainee (undergrad, graduate, postdoc), faculty, and elder levels. The talks focus will be open ended but could be just about the speakers science or also include how ones indigenous identity and journey informs ones science, outreach, and beyond."
Deadline: September 1st 2021
Interested? Find the application here!
CalFresh Initiative is continuing to host office hours for Summer Session A (June 21 - July 30).
Office Hours are held online on Monday 10:00am - 2:00pm and Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm via Zoom. Students can schedule appointments via our Calendly. If students have any other inquiries, they can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond within 1-3 business days.
Background information: CalFresh Initiative at UCLA hosts weekly office hours to provide students one-on-one assistance and guide students through the application. CalFresh is California's version of SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), a federally-funded food grant program. Many students qualify for CalFresh and can receive up to $234/month to spend on groceries if they are eligible for a work-study job, receive Cal Grant A or B, and/or have an EFC of $0 under the COVID-19 exceptions
Below is a message shared by Dr. Brian Castellano. They are a co-lead for the SACNAS at Genentech Professional Chapter and want to share an exciting opportunity at Genentech!
We are excited to announce that Genentech’s world-class biomedical research organization is launching an open call for our postdoc program aimed at identifying top scientific talent, independent of a specific job posting for a given Genentech scientist’s lab. Applicants are provided the freedom to select three potential Genentech postdoc mentors that they are most interested in working with in order to propel the next stage of their scientific career.
Our existing postdoc hiring process will also continue, wherein students can apply for specific openings, however this new approach enables students to apply for a postdoc position in any Genentech postdoc mentor’s lab. Applications for the “Postdoc Hiring Initiative (PHI): Open Call for Postdocs” are due by Friday July 30, 2021 at 5:30pm (PDT). We plan to offer this type of postdoc opportunity during a limited timeframe on an annual basis.
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this information and the attached flyer to your senior graduate students and recently minted graduate students who you think might be interested in our postdoc program, especially those from historically underrepresented groups.
Submitted CV to include:
Applications are due on Friday July 30, 2021 at 5:30pm (PDT).
We will be hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday July 7, 2021 at 9:00am (PDT) to answer any questions you may have about this initiative. To register for this webinar please go to: https://go.gene.com/2021WebinarPHI
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The Undocumented Student Program is currently hiring student staff for the 2021-2022 academic school year. They are looking for driven students for the following positions available: Student Administrative Assistant, Volunteer and Wellness Intern, and Social Media Intern. More information can be found here.
The internship application deadline has recently been extended to Friday, July 23rd, 2021. For more information, please look at the USP Application. They are searching for amazing young leaders that are passionate and ready to become a strong and amazing voices in their respective communities!
Interested? Apply today!
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