K-12 Science Teaching Opportunities

Southern Teachers Agency is the oldest placement agency in America and is a free resource for candidates. Hundreds of private and independent schools around the South list vacancies with STA each year. Private schools can hire teachers to teach in their major field of study, so a degree in education is typically not needed to teach science at the middle or hi
gh school level.

Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis, we strongly encourage students to apply to STA prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Doing so allows ample time to prepare for the peak hiring season which begins in January. We also encourage applicants to begin speaking with potential references at this time.

Southern Teachers Agency will hold three major job fairs for registered STA candidates in 2013: 

1) Best of the South! Atlanta, GA, February 9 
Candidate application deadline: January 25

2) STA at NAIS: Philadelphia, PA, February 27 – March 1 
Candidate application deadline: February 15

3) A Capitol Campaign: Washington, DC, March 23 
Candidate application deadline: March 11

The STA online application can be found on the STA website atwww.southernteachers.com

Want to gain hands-on marine research experience in Florida this summer while advancing your interest in natural science, padding your resume, receiving credit hours (see below), and having tons of fun? Here is your opportunity!!!

The Co
astal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science field research in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida area. Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work. We are offering a 100% field research opportunity. Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. While we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology. You will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each aspect and animal as you experience it!! You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school. The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers!

There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!! While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as important. We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences!

Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!! Space is limited! 
Come for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free!

NEW: 6 month payment option available to make this more financially available to all students!

UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2013 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their s
cience in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus.

Program dates are May 27 - August 2, 2013 and the application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2013. Berkeley welcomes applications from your students and appreciates if you would forward this information to your colleagues.

For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program Website athttp://amgenscholars.berkeley.edu/
National Amgen Scholars Program Website athttp://amgenscholars.com/

2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Research Program.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. A complete listing of faculty mento
rs and research project descriptions can be found on our website. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more. 

Summer 2013 programs include:
•Applied Mathematics 
•Bioenergy Systems 
•Biomedical Engineering 
•Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 
•Nanomaterials and Nanoscience 
•Optics and Laser Physics 
•Redox Biology 

During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory. 

The online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications are due Friday, February 15. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.


October 11, 2012 Issue

The Biology Department is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, October 23, 2010 (Gator Day) from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on the second floor of Steffee Hall (B.201 and the Lounge).  Topics to be covered include Biology Curriculum, Senior Project Process, Study Away as a Bio Major, Research Opportunities (on campus and away), and Career Planning.  See you there!
The annual Chester A. Darling Distinguished Lecture in Biology will also be held on Gator Day, October 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm in Carr Hall Rm 122.  Daniel Huber, Ph.D., will present “Conservation Biomechanics: Etiology of Spinal Deformities in Captive Sandtiger Sharks”.  Refreshments will be served.
 Students can also learn more by visiting the following web site: http://biology.wvu.edu/

Students can find more information at www.coastalmera.com

Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease. Since the turn of the century, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it's fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer's or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It's an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.

Who knows what today's research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting www.PennVetPhD.org.



September 4, 2012 Issue



Intern with the South African Shark Conservancy

SASC is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the conservation and sustainable utilisation of marine resources through research, education and outreach.  Since its inception in 2007, SASC has developed partnerships with academic and conservation organisations around the globe, and has become well-known in South Africa for its inclusive and holistic approach to conservation and management initiatives. SASC offers interns the opportunity to become involved in a unique and exciting approach to marine conservation. Interns may be involved in field research, outreach and educational programmes as well as desktop studies and organisational development projects. Our research and outreach projects are specifically designed to promote a well-rounded approach to conservation, working with various fishing sectors, research institutes and governmental organisations.   To ensure that you get the most out of your experiences, SASC accepts no more than four interns per month. We are looking for interns with a biological background or interest in shark biology and conservation for a period of one to three months.  Join our internship programme and gain valuable insight into the conservation management of sharks and other living marine resources. If you are interested in joining our team and would like more details and an application form, please send an email to intern@sharkconservancy.org. Please refer to our website www.sharkconservancy.org or join our Facebook group for more details about our current projects and events.