On Campus Event: Student Night at the Roux Center, Thursday, Nov. 1 from 7-9 PM

Student Night at the Roux Center
Thursday November 1, 7-9pm

 All Bowdoin students are invited to a student’s night at the new Roux Center for the Environment! Come explore the space and enjoy food, crafts, the Meddiebempsters (around 7:45), and some natural history movies! This event is organized by students for students to help integrate the Roux Center into a community space. Please Join us! Sponsored by CERES and Sustainable Bowdoin.

Job Opportunity, Alumni Job: Digital Communications & Campaigns Strategist to join Maine Center for Economic Policy, Apply by 11/20/2018

Maine Center for Economic Policy is seeking a Digital Communications and Campaigns Strategist to join our team. The Strategist will be primarily responsible for overseeing the organization’s digital communications in support of our research, analysis, and advocacy mission. The position is based in Augusta, Maine, and reports to the Communications Director. This is a full-time position, with general availability expected during normal business hours. Some remote work may be permitted after a 120-day orientation period.

MECEP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income Mainers. For 24 years, MECEP has improved economic opportunity and security for working families by advocating for fairer tax policies, improved access to education, health care, and livable wage jobs, and investment in the public programs and services on which Mainers rely. For more information, visit mecep.org.

Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Digital Communications and Campaigns Strategist will bring MECEP’s policy research, analysis, and advocacy to digital audiences through a variety of platforms, channels, and media. Working with MECEP’s staff, the Strategist is responsible for crafting and executing digital campaigns that support all aspects of MECEP’s work — including education, advocacy, outreach, and development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing, growing, and developing metrics to measure MECEP’s social media activities, including the management of paid social media campaigns.
  • Managing MECEP’s email program, including list management and segmentation.
  • Designing and producing digital and print content, including video, for a variety of audiences
  • Managing MECEP’s website and blog
  • Other communications-related tasks, as directed


  • Dedication to MECEP’s mission and a passion for economic justice and racial equity.
  • Robust social media skills across platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, including paid advertising campaigns
  • Experience with email marketing tools such as ActionNetwork, MailChimp, or Constant Contact and online publishing platforms such as WordPress.
  • Skill with Adobe Creative Suite or similar and video editing tools.
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and work independently and as part of a team


MECEP offers competitive salary based on experience. Salary range for this position is $40,000 to $50,000. We also offer a generous benefits package including four weeks of vacation time annually, paid sick leave and family medical leave, 100% paid health and dental insurance, annual SEP-IRA retirement contributions and 12 paid holidays.

A reasonable moving stipend is available for applicants willing to relocate for the position.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, send your resume, a short email (no more than 300 words) telling us why we should hire you for this position, and samples of previous work. Email: jharris@mecep.org by November 20, 2018. Please include “Digital Communications and Campaigns Strategist” in the subject line. MECEP is looking to hire the right applicant as soon as possible, but start date is negotiable.

MECEP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. MECEP encourages people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and members of any other group that experiences adversity in hiring to apply.

Off Campus Opportunity: 2018 Maine Student Water Challenge, Register by Nov. 2 ($350 stipend to participate)

Good Afternoon! 

There is still time for students to register for the Maine Student Water Challenge. Each student will receive a $350 stipend upon completing the Water Challenge as well as $50 for travel to the Water Palooza! Please spread the word! This is a great resume builder and opportunity for Maine students! 

The deadline for registration has been extended to November 2nd! 

2018 Maine Student Water Challenge

In partnership with Maine EPSCoR, Maine Campus Compact is pleased to announce that we are accepting graduate and undergraduate student applications for the 2nd Annual Maine Student Water Challenge. This Challenge will award $350 stipends each to 40 higher education students in Maine, organized in 2-4 person campus teams (or you can sign up as an individual participant), to participate in a challenge aimed at solving a water-related problem.  The registration deadline to register has been extended to November 2, 2018.

Each student team will develop an innovative Water Action Plan that addresses a water challenge in one of these topic areas:

  1. Develop a curriculum that can be taught to K-12 students addressing local water issues such as water quality or storm water runoff. Maine Campus Compact will collect these curricula with the goal of implementing the most robust ones in the future;
  2. Develop a plan to help educate and empower people in low-income communities about a local water quality issue. Identify a community partner who could work with you to implement this plan; or
  3. Send a description for pre-approval of your team’s own plan, curriculum, or project that addresses one of these following water-related topic areas:
  4. Water quality
  5. Ocean Acidification
  6. Aquaculture
  7. Aquaponics
  8. Ocean-Related Research
  9. Storm Water Runoff


Teams will be required to participate in a kick-off training webinar, submit their water action plans by November 26, 2018, and encouraged to attend the final Student Water Challenge Palooza on December 1st, 2018. Travel reimbursements of $50 to cover travels costs to the December 1st event are also available. 

Apply in three easy steps!

  1. Read the Project Guidelines (Attached)
  2. Register Here–one representative from the team registers the whole team  https://goo.gl/forms/Rlfz9Sj8l7ZRxVlK2
  3. All team members must sign this Commitment Agreementhttps://goo.gl/forms/N90LBIkzwI7u2VSc2

Please forward this onto to any students who you think might be interested or to faculty who could help disseminate to their students. 

Please contact kayla@mainecompact.org or (207)-753-6573 with any questions.

Thank you!

Thank you!

Kayla LaVoice


STEM Collaboration VISTA

Maine Campus Compact


Internship Opportunity: Natural Resources Council of Maine, School Program Intern (Deadline extended to Nov 30, 2018)

Paid Internship at the Natural Resources Council of Maine- deadline extended to November 30!

School Program Intern, Engaging Maine Middle School Students in Protecting the Nature of Maine

Unfortunately, we have had very little in the number of applicants for this internship. Would you please recirculate? I am going to extend the deadline to November 30.

Here is the link to the posting of paid internship at the Natural Resources Council of Maine. The amount paid is $1500 and it averages to about 5 hours per week.  We are looking for a part-time person with interests/majoring in Communications, Education, and/or Environment Sciences. The internship is between January and June.

Job Description


The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is seeking a School Program Intern to serve as a resource for teachers who have received an Engaging Maine Middle School Students in Protecting the Nature of Maine grant from NRCM. This part-time paid internship will run from mid-January to mid-June.

NRCM has received funding to award up to eight small grants to middle school educators. The purpose of the grants is to raise awareness about the importance of Maine’s environment and to enhance NRCM’s existing work in one of our four project areas: 1) Forests & Wildlife 2) Healthy Waters 3) Climate and Clean Energy, and 4) Sustainable Maine. Grant recipients will design a project for their classroom, school, or club that aligns with NRCM’s mission and one of those focus areas. In addition to creating and implementing the project, the grant recipient will communicate to different audiences about their project.

Job Responsibilities

The highest priority of the School Program Intern will be to serve as a resource for grant recipients. These responsibilities include serving as a primary contact for the teachers/project leaders and supervising the project progress as described in the grant applications. This work will include:

  • maintaining a constant and consistent line of communication with grantees;
  • reviewing progress and providing guidance to teachers as necessary;
  • managing blog posts written by teachers, students, or others involved in the project;
  • assisting with a piece for the NRCM newsletter and/or blog;
  • providing input on a presentation about the project;
  • drafting a press release and helping in other ways to generate media attention for the projects, as requested by NRCM or the teachers;
  • taking photos, or arrange for photos, to be used for media purposes, and obtaining necessary permission forms;
  • playing a key role in social media for the projects; and,
  • work with one or more of the classrooms, in celebration of Earth Day in April, to plan an activity based on clean water, such as picking up trash around the school grounds or creating/hanging posters around the school and/or community about the importance of clean water.


  • Must be enrolled in four-year Bachelor’s Degree program;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work with a range of individuals;
  • Proficient in word processing and related tools (Microsoft);
  • Willingness and ability to travel;
  • Should enjoy working as part of a team, with an interest in public education and advocacy work; and,
  • Commitment to Maine’s environment.

Common NRCM Job Responsibilities

NRCM is committed to a positive work culture where diversity is honored and respected. To this end, all employees are expected to:

  • Maintain positive and productive working relationships with all NRCM staff members and also with NRCM’s members, external partners, policymakers, and the general public. This includes proactive work on understanding and addressing issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; providing and receiving constructive feedback; and a willingness to resolve conflicts constructively.
  • Participate in organizational meetings and activities as requested, such as monthly staff meetings, trainings, and ad hoc planning committees.
  • Complete all administrative work on time, such as time sheets, purchase orders, project reports, and planning documents.
  • Be familiar with and follow organizational protocols and policies.

Physical Requirements of the Job

The School Program Intern position can be done remotely however some work will be required at the NRCM headquarters in Augusta, working at a computer station and performing office duties such as phoning, filing, and copying, and the ability to lift objects up to 10 pounds. NRCM will provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities where appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Workplace Environment

NRCM strives to provide a supportive work environment through fair and competitive compensation and benefits, up-to-date equipment and IT support, adequate supervision, and ongoing professional development. The work environment is friendly, fun, cooperative, and very fast-paced. Staff members need to be able to work independently and adapt to changing priorities.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample (blog post is preferable) to Kelsey Grossmann, Receptionist and Administrative Assistant, NRCM, 3 Wade Street, Augusta ME 04330 or via email at kesley@nrcm.org. Second- and third-year students are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 30, 2018.


Gabrielle Grunkemeyer

Grants Director

Natural Resources Council of Maine
3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330

(207) 430-0124



On Campus Event: “My Time With the 6th Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960-62“, Wed. 10.24 @ 7PM

“My Time With the 6th Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960-62“ with C. Stewart Gillmor
October 24, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Stewart Gillmor, professor of history and science emeritus at Wesleyan University, will

mark the donation of his Soviet polar clothing to the Arctic Museum with an engaging talk about the fourteen months he spent as the only American at the Soviet Mirny Station in Antarctica, studying ionospheric physics.

On Campus Event: Finding the Organism in Computational History of Biology with Erik Peterson, Thursday, October 25 @ 4:25, Druck 16


Erik Peterson, Assistant Professor – History of Science at the University of Alabama presents “Finding the Organism in Computational History of Biology”

Thursday October 25, 2018 at 4:25 in Druck 16

Reception at 4PM at the Druckenmiller Sills Lobby, under the large mural.

How do you see changes in a central concept of a science over time? Traditionally, historians of biology examine the texts of a few “greatest hits”—Darwin, Morgan, Pauling, Crick, Jacob & Monod, and so on—and infer the turning points. But what if we could survey those far from the centers of disciplinary notoriety?

Erik and his team applied computational text mining methods from Digital Humanities and Digital History to over 30,000 journal articles from 12 journals over the early and mid-20th century. Hoping to locate changes in the concept of “organism” over the decades, what the data showed regarding changing discourse in the life sciences, however, was more surprising.

Dr. Peterson has degrees in Biological Anthropology, History, and History and Philosophy of Science. His recent book, The Life Organic: the Theoretical Biology Club and the Roots of Epigenetics (Pittsburgh, 2017), is more exciting than it sounds.