Nova Southeastern University Graduate Program Info Session, Tues. 10/28 4PM

Nova Southeastern University Graduate Program Information Session
Tuesday, Oct 28 4:00 PM
ES Common Room, Adams Hall

If you have an interest in graduate school for Marine Biology, Coastal Zone Management, Marine Environmental Sciences or Biological sciences join Melissa Dore, Director of Academic Support and Administration at Nova Southeaster University’s Oceanographic Center to learn more.

Students may pursue M.S., M.A., and Ph.D. graduate degrees. A graduate certificate program is available. Courses are offered on a trimester system. On campus courses are frequently held in the evening for the convenience of students and professionals. Online learning courses are also available. Many programs have a blended on-campus online format for courses. Some programs can be taken entirely online.

Founded in 1964, the Oceanographic Center (OC) graduate students gain classroom, laboratory, and field knowledge to become the next generation of marine researchers, managers, and conservationists. Our faculty’s fields include coral reef ecology and geology; shark and billfish biology and conservation; fish physiology, genetics, and ecology; molecular biology; microbiology; biodiversity; and physical oceanography.

Part of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the OC campus is 20 minutes away from the main campus. The 7th largest private university in the country, this allows our students to have access to a large university’s services while maintaining a small 200-strong student community. Courses are offered in the evenings to allow students to work while completing our degree programs.

Located on a 10-acre campus on Port Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean, the OC offers MS degrees in Marine Biology, Coastal Zone Management (CZM), Marine Environmental Sciences, and Biological Sciences in addition to the Ph.D. in Oceanography and Marine Biology. Traditional and condensed courses are held in the evenings at the OC or available online. Many courses and the MS in CZM program are available online. The MS capstone track is default and can be completed in two years. There is an optional thesis track upon approval.

The OC also offers field courses to the Bahamas, Belize and the Florida Keys. In 2010, the OC received at $15 Million grant to add a new building to our campus. This Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystem Science. The first building was completed in January of 2012. When the entire project is completed, we will be the largest coral reef institute in the United States and the second largest in the world.

NSU’s 13 faculty members and 3 research scientists receive 71% of all externally funded grants and contracts at NSU. This has allowed us to fund 71% of our thesis students during their time here at the OC. NSU is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

On Campus Event: Threatened and Endangered: Flora and Fauna of Maine (10/28)

Threatened and Endangered: Flora and Fauna of Maine: Artist’s Books by Rebecca Goodale
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Kresge Auditorium, VACflora and fauna

Book artist Rebecca Goodale will present an illustrated talk about her multi-year project to create artist’s books documenting all of the plants and animals on Maine’s “Threatened and Endangered Species” lists.
The talk is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of Goodale’s work, on display in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, and a related library exhibition, “Envisioning Extinctions,” curated by Prof. Susan Wegner (Art History). A reception in the library will follow the talk.

This lecture is sponsored by the Blythe Bickel Edwards Fund, the Association of Bowdoin Friends, and the Bowdoin College Library.

Premajors Meeting: Environmental Studies Premajors Meeting (10/31)

Thinking about Majoring in Environmental Studies?
Join us for pizza lunch
Friday October 31. 11:30-12:30 PM
ES Common Room, Adams Hall

premajors-meeting_v2Thinking about majoring in Environmental Studies? Join us for this ES Premajors Meeting to meet faculty and current majors, find out more about the major, summer fellowships, study abroad, and other opportunities through ES.

On campus: Island Institute Fellows Program Lunch & Info Wed. 11/5

Island Institute Fellows Program
Wed. Nov 5 11:30-1:00
Mitchell South, Thorne Hall

There will be an informal information session/lunch chat for the Island Institute Fellows Program. Taking place 11:30am-1:00pm on Wednesday, November 5th. Interested students can go through line and bring their trays to the Mitchell South Dining Room in Thorne, where they can meet with Karen Burns, Community Development Director, and possibly a few Fellows. The Island Institute Fellowship Program is for recent college graduates, so this may be of interest to juniors and senors.

Scholarship Opportunity: Udall Scholarship for Sophomores and Juniors (Info Session 11/7 and 11/11)

Udall Undergraduate Fellowship for Environmentally Focused Sophomores and Juniors
Information Sessions On Campus:
Friday November 7 12:00-1:00
Tuesday November 11, 4:00-5:00
103 Adams Hall

Udall Undergraduate Fellowship – Information Sessions

  • Want $5000 to put toward next year’s tuition?
  • Are you planning on pursuing a career related to the environment?
  • Do you have strong leadership record?
  • Do you have a sustained commitment to a campus or community activity?
  • Are you a U.S. citizen with at least a ‘B’ average?

If you answered yes to the above five questions, you may be eligible for an Udall Scholarship.  This award recognizes college sophomores and juniors who are committed to careers related to the environment and who have strong records of leadership and sustained commitment to a campus or community activity.  The Udall Foundation anticipates naming 50 Udall Scholars who will receive $5000, participate in a four-day Udall Scholars Orientation, and will benefit from access to an active and growing alumni network.

The initial Bowdoin deadline for the Udall Scholarship is December 1, 2014.

We’d like to invite you to join us on Friday, November 7 or Tuesday, November 11, to learn more.  We’ll have an informal conversation about the Udall Scholarship and the application process as well as cover any questions you might have.  Attending doesn’t commit you to anything, so come and learn more!

Here are the details for the two info sessions:
When:                  Friday, November 7
Where:                 103 Adams Hall
Time:                     12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Feel free to attend just part of the event if you are coming from class or need to leave early to get to class)

We’ll have pizza and drinks for everyone!

When:                  Tuesday, November 11
Where:                 103 Adams Hall
Time:                     4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Feel free to attend just part of the event if you are coming from class or need to leave early to get to class)

Snacks provided!

On campus: Funded Internships and Fellowships Info Session, Tuesday 11/11 7PM

Funded Internships and Fellowships Information Session
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Main Lounge, Moulton Union
*Want to get paid for unpaid internship?
*Interested in doing research on campus next
Meet students who received a broad range of grants and fellowships that allowed them to travel from Chile to Portland, ME doing summer jobs that allowed them to explore career fields of interest. Also hear about grants that allow you to do research with a professor on campus. Learn about the broad range of summer opportunities that are open to you and get tips on the application process and organizations you might want to consider. Information on Environmental Studies Fellowships will also be provided.
The info-session will be followed by a reception in Lancaster Lounge where you will be able to speak directing with grant recipients and administrators.

Off Campus Film: PUMP at Frontier (10/28-11/2)

Tues Oct 28 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Oct 29 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Oct 30 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Nov 1 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Nov 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Frontier Theatre
14 Maine St. Mill 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick, ME 04011
Ticket Price: $8.00 at the door at night, $6.00 matineePump_poster_sm

PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it – and finally win choice at the pump. Today oil is our only option of transportation fuel at the pump. Our exclusive use of it has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. PUMP shows us how through the use of a variety of replacement fuels, we will be able to fill up our cars – cheaper, cleaner and American made – and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy. The film features notable experts such as John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil US; Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors; Peter Goldmark, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and other noteworthy figures who share their passionate views and knowledge. Right now we have the ability to change our country’s future, but we never knew it. Aren’t we tired of being taken for a ride? PUMP is the movie that could change that.

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Summer 2015 Opportunity: 2015 ACE Invasive Species Management Program Coordinator

Cliff Island Corporation for Athletics, Conservation, and Education (ACE) Invasive Species Management Program Coordinator Summer 2015

Cliff Island ACE is seeking an Invasive Species Management Program Coordinator for Summer 2015. A non-profit organization founded in 1977, ACE has obtained and stewarded open space properties on Cliff Island for the benefit of the Island community members and their guests for both active and passive recreation. We provide support to the Cliff Island Public School in both its academic and athletic programs. We have also provided various programs of educational, recreational, and entertainment content for our entire community which expand upon and enrich the experience of living on an off-shore island.

In 2009 ACE instituted an Invasive Species Management Program. Now, as we plan for our coming summer season, we seek a strong candidate to lead our effort to continue and expand upon the first five years of work.

The position: Our ideal candidate would have many of the following qualifications. S/he should be:

  • A college or grad student (or recent grad), with some background in biology, environmental science, or related fields;
  • Knowledgeable about plants, and preferably invasives, and passionate about the environment;
  • Able to work both independently and under supervision;
  • Capable of managing an assistant;
  • Organized and a skillful communicator in person and in writing;
  • Willing to do physical labor outdoors; and
  • Flexible, diplomatic, and self-assured.

The program coordinator must live on Cliff Island during the June-July-August period. Compensation will be commensurate with related experience, education, and skill level. Housing will be provided.

Please provide by email a resume with cover letter to: or by snail mail to: Roger Berle – 11 Oasis Landing, Falmouth, Maine 04105-1649. Any questions? Please call: 207 781 5331

Science and Math Students: Be a Part of the First Maine Science Festival Student Panel

Maine Science Festival
Happening this Spring in Bangor Maine
Looking for STEM college student wishing to be a part of a 5 person panel
Email: if interested

Event Description

On the weekend of March 21, 2015, the first Maine Science Festival (MSF) ( will take place in Bangor, Maine. The express purpose of the Maine Science Festival weekend event is to celebrate (and introduce) the science all around us in Maine; the MSF will also help remind people about how science is happening every day in Maine.

The Maine Science Festival is a member of the Science Festival Alliance ( whose mission is to foster a professional community dedicated to more and better science and technology festivals.

As part of the festival, a series of workshops will be offered free to the public, from the Cross Insurance Center throughout Downtown Bangor. They are planning two workshops: a panel of current traditional students, and a panel of non-traditional STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students. The topic of each workshop will be: “What’s it Like Being a STEM Student in College”.

The Festival organizers are seeking college students to participate as panelists in the workshops.  The current agenda calls for a 5-member panel on Saturday, March 21st at 1:00, comprised of traditional students, i.e., 18 to 24 year olds. The second 5-member panel, comprised of non-traditional students, e.g., re-entry, mature, veterans, is to be held on Sunday, March 22nd. The panels will be one-hour long.

Calling all STEM Student(s) who would be willing to participate in either one of these panels, please contact Kate Dickerson, Maine Science Festival Director, at or 207-478-9548. Diversity is encouraged in the makeup of the panel. The organizers are currently seeking travel stipends to help with travel costs.