Month: March 2013

Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop at Institute for Genomic Biology

The Institute for Genomic Biology will once again be hosting the Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop. The workshop will take place from August 4-10, 2013, at the IGB to discuss genomics as a tool for Native American communities and assist in the training of Native Americans in the concepts and methods currently used in genomics.

The aims of the workshop are to facilitate discussions on indigenous values and whether scientific methods can be beneficially incorporated with these values, and to provide awareness of how genomics is currently used as a tool to assist in projects focused on natural resources, history and biomedicine. Additional instruction in fundamental concepts and methods in genomics and bioinformatics, including both theoretical aspects and practical laboratory- and computer-based training, will take place.

“The SING workshop fosters a new generation of intellectual leaders with the tools to address the expanding frontiers of genomic science and interactions with indigenous communities,” says Ripan Malhi, Director of the SING program.

Combining ethical, legal, and social discussions surrounding historical Native American encounters with science and hands-on training in the latest genomics techniques and analytical programs, the goal of the workshop is to help prepare participants for future leadership positions in science research and teaching careers.

The SING workshop was first held at the IGB in 2011, with 12 attendees and several faculty advisors participating from universities across North America. The upcoming workshop looks to double the number of participants.

“The SING workshop is an important resource for Native American students who often engage genomics out of a commitment to their tribal communities. SING offers a multi-disciplinary curriculum that recognizes that ‘science’ and ‘society’ are not separate, but entangled,” says Kim TallBear, SING faculty and assistant professor at UC Berkeley.

The workshop is open to tribal college students, community college students, university undergraduate students and graduate students, and individuals who would like to continue their education in the sciences. Registration is now open, and full details can be found at http://conferences.igb.illinois.edu/sing/.

Study Abroad in Korea – Stony Brook College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

STUDY ABROAD Summer Program 2013 in Korea Department of Technology and Society http://www.stonybrook.edu/est College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Stony Brook University

  • Come study at the “first” American University in Korea – SUNY Korea (http://www.sunykorea.ac.kr/)
  • Earn 6 to 9 Stony Brook University undergraduate credits in 4 weeks
  • Go global and gain experience needed to succeed in today’s global economy
  • Gain an international perspective that will give you an advantage over others
  • Learn from the best in a culture different from your own
  • Experience Korea’s historical, cultural, and natural treasures
  • Potential Scholarships Available
  • Classes offered this summer from May 26, 2013 – June 22, 2013
  • EST 391 Technology Assessment (DEC H)
  • EST 392 Engineering Economics (DEC F)
  • EST 499 Independent Study

Join us at one of our Open Houses in Harriman Hall, Room 132: Thursday, February 21–11 AM – 12 noon; Thursday, February 28–10 AM – 11 AM

Contact Marypat Taveras at 631-632-8762 or Rita Reagan-Redko at 631-632-1057 for more information

NASA Internships – Applications due March 15th!

There are over 700 internships available with NASA from high school
through graduate level.  Internships are available in all science,
technology, engineering, and math disciplines as well as business,
finance, and communications.

The deadline is March 15th.  Apply early, as offers go out on a rolling basis!

To complete your base application and apply for up to 15
opportunities, visit: http://intern.nasa.gov

For tips on applying:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilkNreouUZU

Proctor & Gamble Summer Camp for Freshman

Each summer P&G hosts a science seminar designed to expose freshmen in college to opportunities for using their science degree after school.  The seminar is an all expense paid opportunity to spend 4 days immersed in a Fortune 50 company’s R&D organization.  On top of that, participants will interview and if successful, will leave with an internship or co-op for 2014.

The program is targeting students who are currently enrolled as 1st year Bachelors students in a Science or Engineering Technology related discipline [i.e., Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Other Life Science, Mathematics, Chemical Engineering Technology (CET), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), etc.].  Students can apply online at www.experiencepg.com for job#RND00002278.  Applications must be received by March 15, 2013, to be considered for the 2013 Research your Future in Science Seminar which will be held July 29-Aug 2, 2013.

I write to you all with the hopes that you will share this opportunity with freshman from diverse backgrounds or with other colleagues in your network that interact with freshman from diverse backgrounds.  The attached flyer provides additional perspective.

Thanks in advance for your help in advertising the 2013 Research Your Future in Science Seminar.

2013_Researcher_Summer_Camp Flyer