Saturday, March 23, 2013

Biotechnology major to research plant genomics at Michigan State

Junior biotechnology major Josh Allman will be heading to Michigan State this summer as one of 15 undergraduates chosen nationwide to take part in a summer research internship.  This 10-week program is funded by the national science foundation and allows students to conduct original research in the area of plant genomics.  Projects focus on understanding the basic biology and genetics of plants, work with agriculturally important plants like tomatos and methods for developing biofuels.

Students in the program receive a $5000 stipend and free room and board and have the opportunity to attend weekly seminars and pizza lunches with the program's faculty and graduate students.  The program culminates in a presentation given by each student on their work.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Summer research internships in the ecology of urban impacted ecosystems

Kent State University and the Holden Arboretum have announced their 2013 Research Experience for Undergraduates program for students interested in ecology and environmental scienceApplications are due March 25, 2013.

The 10-week summer research internship will focus on terrestrial-aquatic linkages in urban impacted ecosystems.  Students will participate in a mentored research project and professional development activities.  Each will gain experience with hypothesis generation, project design, and ethics in research.  Students will receive additional training archiving data in a geospatial database. 

Participants will be provided housing, a meal allowance, and a $500/week stipend. The program has a Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chemistry Internship at Sherwin-Williams

The Sherwin-Williams Company currently has three openings for Chemistry Lab Interns at their Warrensville Heights Research and Development Center.  The program runs for 12 weeks during the summer, with a schedule of 40 hours per week.  Lab assignments will involve working with a team in the areas of aerosol paint, aerosol chemical, and building materials.  Chemistry majors who have completed the sophomore year with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply.  Applications for these paid internships will be accepted through March 28, 2013.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Environmental science majors awarded competitive Ohio EPA scholarshps

Congratulations are due to two Ashland University seniors who have been awarded competitive $2,500 Environmental Scholarships.  This program is funded through the Ohio EPA and administered by the Ohio Academy of Science.  Amanda Kriner ('13) and Kelly Sullivan ('13) are both double majors in Environmental Science and Biology.

Amanda Kriner (AU''13), senior in Environmental Science and Biology

In addition to coursework and extracurricular activities, both Amanda and Kelly have been active in undergraduate research.  Amanda has been working on the diet and hibernation sites of Ohio bats with Professor Merrill Tawse, Biology.  Kelly has been working on environmental toxicology projects through WIL Research in Ashland, OH. 

Kelly Sullivan (AU'13), senior in Environmental Science and Biology
Each applicant must be majoring in environmental science or environmental engineering, and is selected based on academic record, extra-curricular activities, effective communication skills, recommendations from education and environmental professionals, and original contributions (e.g. research) accomplished in environmental science or environmental engineering.

AU Environmental Science majors have had success with this scholarship competition before,most recently in 2011 and in 2010.