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January 2009

Subject: Informational Seminar

Author: Poland

Date: January 28, 2009

Description: Discussing Research Opportunities

There will be an informational seminar for science majors on Tuesday, February 3rd at 12:30pm in 308 HHH. This seminar will discuss summer research opportunities on campus and elsewhere.

Subject: West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory

Author: Poland

Date: January 27, 2009

Description: Career Opportunity

Location: South Charleston

Department of Interest: Firearm/Toolmark Section

Qualifications: A Bachelor of Science degree in a natural science such as Chemistry, Physics...etc is required.

The Next Step: Follow directions from this posting and downloading of an application. In addition, transcripts from both High School and College/University will need to be sent to:

Rusty Reed, Lieutenant Forensic Firearm/Toolmark Section Head West Virginia State Police 725 Jefferson Road South Charleston, WV 25309 304.746.2168

Subject: WVNano Program

Author: Poland

Date: January 12, 2009

Description: 2009 WVNano NSF REU Program

Multifunctional Nanomaterials 2009 Research Experiences for Undergraduates May 26 – July 31

West Virginia University Experience a unique combination of multidisciplinary research, educational programs, and fun team-building activities. Participants will be involved in ongoing research programs in the field of nanotechnology with an emphasis on advanced materials and biosensors.

STIPEND: $4,200/summer + room & board

Review of completed applications will begin on February 20, 2009. Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. Applicants should be rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior undergraduate students majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics. Underrepresented minorities and women from West Virginia and the Appalachian region are especially encouraged to apply.

Application forms, information on specific faculty research interests, and other information on the WVNano NSF-REU can be obtained at

For more information, contact: Prof. Michelle Richards-Babb, WVNano NSF-REU Site Co-Director, Department of Chemistry, 217 Clark Hall, PO Box 6045, Morgantown, WV 26506-6045,(304)293-3435 X 6416 or e-mail:


Subject: Research Internship

Author: Poland

Date: January 9, 2009

Description: Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

Information on the 2009 APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women is now available! These summer internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long, and include in addition a $2,500 grant, plus the opportunity to work with a mentor at one of three IBM research locations. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2009. Complete details on the program and how to apply are available at

December 2008

Subject: NASA Centers

Author: Poland

Date: December 19, 2008

Description: Student Opportunities at NASA Centers

Student Opportunities at Ames Research Center:

Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA) is a leader in information technology research with a focus on supercomputing, networking and intelligent systems. Ames conducts the critical R&D and develops the enabling technologies that make NASA missions possible. Ames also is a leader in nanotechnology, fundamental space biology, biotechnology, aerospace and thermal protection systems, human factors and astrobiology research. Ames participates in several agency education programs such as NASA's Undergraduate Student Researcher's Program (USRP;, an undergraduate internship program for science, engineering and mathematics majors, and the Graduate Student Researcher's Program for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees related to NASA research and development. Acting as a portal between minority institutions and the funding priorities of our nation, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation's (UNCFSP; division of Science and Technology offers internships and fellowships to faculty members undergraduate students and graduate students who have an interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.. Some of the UNCFSP opportunities at Ames include, NASA Science and Technology Institute Summer Scholars Project (NSTI-SSP), NSTI Summer Faculty Fellowship Project (SFF), and Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST). Ames specific student opportunities would include the Foothill-DeAnza Internship Program (FHDA;, a career development program for community college students, and the Education Associates Program, a program that is driven by actual research opportunities and needs at Ames. For information on the full list of Ames educational opportunities, please visit the Ames Education website at

Glenn Research Center Hosts Broad Spectrum of NASA Higher Education Programs:

Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, Ohio) is designated as NASA lead Center for Aero propulsion from subsonic to hypersonic speed. In this capacity it is Glenn's role to develop, verify, and transfer aero propulsion technologies to U.S. industry. Glenn is, also, a designated Center of Excellence in Turbomachinery, to develop new and innovative turbomachinery technology to improve the reliability and performance, efficiency and affordability, capacity and environmental compatibility of future aeronautical and space propulsion systems. Other areas of expertise embody a broad array of technology developments for NASA Science missions, as well as, research and technology developments for aerospace power, aerospace communications, and space processes and experiments which include bioscience and technology. Finally, Glenn is engaged in technology development in advanced energy that embodies renewable wind, solar and coal energy. Some of several energy-related demonstration projects focus on testing, evaluation and advancement of wind turbines, fuel cells and photovoltaics. For Higher Education programs that link to the foregoing opportunities, please visit

Goddard Space Flight Center Education Programs:

Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD) has set a goal of 50% minority participation among its highly competitive interns in its education programs. We seek help with summer intern programs. The main on-line application deadline for next summer is January 16, 2009. Our web based application (to the collection of programs) is at It includes a list of over 100 project opportunities," for summer 2009, from which the applicant selects his or her favorites. The programs which cooperate in the process are described on the above cited web site. Students then apply for these projects. Hence, advisor support in recommending highly qualified students is most welcome. If you have questions, e-mail (301-286-0885) or Terri Patterson at (301-286-4398). We very much appreciate your help by encouraging highly qualified students, especially minorities, to apply.

Student Opportunities at Johnson Space Center:

Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX) has a robust education program and participates in many Agency student programs. JSC's main areas of research emphasize current and future Human exploration including life sciences as well as vehicle systems development and other systems engineering activities. JSC leads or participates in several agency education programs, such as NASA's Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP the undergraduate internship program for science, engineering and mathematics majors; The Graduate Student Researchers Program for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development; and the Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program ( for undergraduate students to propose, design, fabricate, fly and evaluate a reduced gravity experiment of their choice. Additionally, JSC encourages proposals to the Steckler/Space Grant Opportunity found at the NSPIRES website at which will award Twenty $70,000 grants for research proposals concerning technology and development activities to enable space colonization or space settlement. For information on the full list of JSC educational opportunities, please visit the JSC Education website at

Student Opportunity: Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience:

Applications are being accepted for INSPIRE's online community from 9th to 12th grade students through December 31, 2008. The community provides NASA-related resources and educational activities, allows for students to interact with other students, ask questions and share knowledge. Once selected into the online community, students may compete for the unique grade appropriate summer experiences ranging from a 1 day VIP tour and workshops, a 2 week on-campus collegiate experience, and paid summer internships. For additional information, visit our website at

Higher Education Student Opportunities at Marshall Space Flight Center:

From advanced materials, avionics and optics research - to propulsion, robotics and systems engineering, Marshall proves it is more than a rocket center. Science areas emphasized are astrophysics, heliophysics/plasmas, Earth science (remote sensing and climate variability) and astrobiology. The Marshall Space Flight Center is a key contributor to significant NASA programs, continuing a legacy of accomplishment that includes the Saturn V rocket that launched America's astronauts to the moon; the propulsion system for the space shuttle; and the Hubble and Chandra Space Telescopes. As it has throughout its history, Marshall is again playing a critical role in maintaining America's preeminence in space. The new launch vehicles, the Ares I and the Ares V, are currently under development at Marshall.

Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Space Grant Project:

NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) is offering opportunities related to Exploration in partnership with the National Space Grant Consortia. ESMD SG provides internships for full-time students, mentors for senior design projects and competitions for System Engineering and Research papers.

Subject: Frostburg State University

Author: Poland

Date: December 15, 2008

Description: SUMMER POSITIONS: Tutor Counselors, Activities Counselors and Head Residents

Regional Math/Science Center Frostburg State University

Who: Tutor/Counselors assist in the development of high school aged learners as they work to complete exciting, hands-on scientific investigations and learn to present their findings both orally and in written form. Tutor Counselors become an integral part of this experience as they also supervise students in the residence halls, chaperon field trips, and plan & lead a variety of activities designed to promote strong study skills, and positive social behaviors, as well as activities that provide recreational and cultural experiences. This is a unique and rewarding opportunity for personal and professional development.

Activities Counselors play a pivot role in the development of high school aged students as they plan and lead a variety of social, recreational, cultural, team-building, initiative and academic activities. Activities Counselors supervise students in the residence halls, chaperon field trips, and plan & lead a variety of evening and weekend activities designed to promote self-confidence and positive social behaviors, as well as activities that provide recreational, educational and cultural experiences. This is a unique and rewarding opportunity for personal and professional development.

Head Residents coordinate summer residence program; Supervise students and Tutor/Counselors; Assist in training of Tutor/Counselors; Chaperon field trips; Plan & lead recreational, initiative, & team building activities; Plan & lead staff development activities; Create, maintain, & enforce safe, positive & productive residence hall living environment. Head Residents must have a Bachelors Degree.

What: Six-week summer residential program for high school students preparing for college.

When: June 15 to July 31 (includes one week of staff training)

How: Send resume, copy of transcripts and letter indicating interest and qualifications to

Rita Hegeman Regional Math/Science Center Frostburg State University 101 Braddock Rd. Frostburg, MD 21532

1-800-646-6004 or 301-687-4295

Where: Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD Visit our Website:

November 2008

Subject: Appalachian Organizer

Author: Poland

Date: November 18, 2008

Description: There is a position opportunity of entry level Deputy Sheriff with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office in Charleston, West Virginia. The test is to be held January 10, 2009, 9:00 AM Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV.

e Image:Ad.jpg for more information. Summer teaching positions with Frostburg State University Regional Math/Science Center are also available.

Who: Science Teachers: The RMSC is currently recruiting dynamic Science teachers to work with the center staff on developing a curriculum that will engage our high school aged students in a variety of environmental science projects; guiding them through the process of the scientific method, writing a scientific paper, and presenting their own research findings. The teachers will then implement the projects over the six-week summer program at Frostburg State University. It is a challenging and rewarding teaching opportunity.

English Teachers: The RMSC is currently recruiting enthusiastic English teachers to work with our high school aged students as they prepare presentations of their scientific investigations. The teachers will assist students in the writing of their reports, development of their power point presentations and preparation for their final oral presentations.

Mathematics Teachers: The RMSC is currently recruiting energetic Mathematics teachers for our summer program. We are looking for Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus teachers.

What: The FSU Regional Math/Science Center is a federally funded Department of Education Upward Bound program designed to help low-income, potential first generation college students achieve their goals of attaining a college degree, specifically in the fields of math and science. Participants in the program attend a six-week summer session on the campus of FSU. The RMSC strives to develop exciting hands-on projects that are relevant to modern life.

When: June 15 to July 31, 2009 (includes one week of training) (Curriculum development takes place throughout the spring semester)

How: If you’re interested give us a call, send us an email or stop in to talk with us.

Rita Hegeman or Angie Burns Regional Math/Science Center Frostburg State University 117 Sand Spring Hall Frostburg, MD 21532 1-800-646-6004 or 301-687-4295 or

Visit our website: (for more details)

May 2008

Subject: Appalachian Organizer

Author: Shute

Date: May 12, 2008

Description: Fairmont State University has multiple student employee position with the IT department. Please visit the FSU HR website for additional position information here.

April 2008

Subject: Appalachian Organizer

Author: Shute

Date: April 30, 2008

Description: The Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join their organization as a youth, student and community organizer on environmental justice and climate change issues in South Central Appalachia. Please see the flyer for more information.

March 2008

Subject: Environmental Laboratory Analyst

Author: Shute

Date: March 26, 2008

Description: REI Consultants, Inc. has a vacancy for an Environmental Laboratory Analyst. Please see the flyer for more information.

February 2008

Subject: Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team

Author: Shute

Date: February 22, 2008

Description: The ACCWT is a fast-growing, highly productive team of OSM/VISTAs serving with 55 community watershed organizations in 8 Appalachian states.

OSM/VISTAs battle water quality issues like acid mine drainage (AMD) and unpermitted sewage discharges, as well as the varying social and economic problems related to abandoned mine lands.

Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team members live and work in low-income communities dealing with contaminated streams, depressed economies and other issues related to abandoned mine lands and impoverished communities. Your help is needed in building programs that will alleviate these problems. Work with local volunteers as an OSM-VISTA team member and see lasting environmental change happen on the ground level!

  • Location: 55 sites in 8 Appalachian states (PA, MD, OH, WV, VA, TN, KY, AL)
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: Placements are made on a rolling basis, with six start dates throughout the year.
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Compensation: As an Americorps*VISTA you receive a monthly living stipend of roughly $833 (before taxes), health insurance, child care if eligible, student loan forbearance (with interest paid), and the choice of a $4725 education award or $1200 cash stipend upon term completion.

For more information, call 304-461-3131 or visit our website.

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