Archive for August, 2013


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s latest program, PowerHouse (http://powerhouse.gmri.org/), engages students and their families in real-world science and mathematics investigations using their personal home electricity data from Central Maine Power smart meters. Students ask questions, collect and analyze data, make evidence-based decisions, participate in public discourse about energy-conservation strategies, and help to influence important family decisions. Bring personal meaning to conversations about climate change the carbon cycle, make data analysis and graphing come to life. And PowerHouse is a great way to engage in the Next Generation Science Standards!

Want to learn more?

**Join us next week for one of these two webinars (details below). We will be sharing:
•PowerHouse tools and resources,
•strategies getting your students and their families engaged,
•and, plans for the upcoming school year.

**Create a PowerHouse teacher account (http://powerhouse.gmri.org/) and explore and play around with what’s there, and link your own home electricity data. Note that there will be edits to the website before the first webinar!

**Contact Gayle (gayle@gmri.org or 228-1647) for more information.

Thanks,

Gayle

Please pass this announcement around. We are looking for systematists, ecologists, conservation biologists, and/or marine biologists among other areas of expertise.

TENURE TRACK POSITIONS

The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus seeks candidates for the following six tenure track positions: College of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Assistant Professor. Five Faculty Positions in: Cell Physiology-Biochemistry, Ecology, Microbial Metagenomics, Population Genetics, and Systematics. Requirements: PhD or equivalent degree in Biology and post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate should demonstrate a solid academic preparation and commitment to excellence in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are interested in candidates that conduct interdisciplinary research, particularly in the following areas: Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Conservation Biology, Ecological Modeling Evolution, Genomics, Immunobiology, Invertebrate Biology, Marine Ecology, Metabolomics, Phylogeny, Proteomics, and Transcriptomics. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate/graduate courses, conduct research, publish in their areas of specialty, seek external funding, and participate in activities and projects in the department, as well as the College of Natural Sciences and the Río Piedras Campus. One Teaching Faculty position in: Organismal or Integrative Biology. Requirements: PhD or equivalent degree in Biology and post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate should demonstrate a solid academic preparation and commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to candidates capable of developing a teaching and research program in Organismal or Integrative Biology. Responsibilities: Teach and coordinate General Biology, coordinate the General Biology laboratories, contribute to curriculum development, provide academic counseling for undergraduate students, conduct research, publish in their area of expertise and/or science education, seek external funding, and participate in activities and projects in the department, as well as the College of Natural Sciences and the Río Piedras Campus. Evaluation will start on September 15, 2013 and applications will be received until positions are filled. Please send a curriculum vitae, a statement describing past and future research plans, a teaching philosophy statement, and the names and addresses of three references. Dr. Carmen S. Maldonado-Vlaar, csmaldonado.upr@gmail.com, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, P O Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931. Expected starting date: January 2014. These tenure track positions are published in http://www.uprrp.edu.

Jim

James D. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of UPRRP Natural History Collections
University of Puerto Rico
Department of Biology
PO Box 23360
San Juan PR 00931-3360
USA
787-764-0000 ext. 2023, 2900
http://herbario.uprrp.edu

Dear Colleagues,

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position with Prof. Brian Mapes
at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS),
University of Miami. The position is for one year, subject to one renewal
year based on satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin
September 23.

The project is sponsored by the Indian government’s National Monsoon Mission,
an international effort to improve the prediction of the Indian region’s monsoon,
especially summer rainfall and related processes. The successful candidate will
work toward holistic improvements of relevant global forecast models, by trying to
interpret and then minimize the tendency terms required to keep the model close to
observed (analyzed) state sequences. Such tendencies are written during runs
with relaxation or “nudging” terms.

The most relevant forecast model is the Climate Forecast System (CFS-v2), or
perhaps the Unified Model. Candidates with experience modifying these codes
and able to run them on relevant computers are especially desired. Data analysis
skills, as well as experience in scientific experiment design, interpretation,
and communication are critical attributes for the successful candidate. A Ph.D.
in atmospheric science is expected, and candidates should display a thorough
understanding of atmospheric modeling and its dependence on physical
parameterization schemes.

Applicants should email a 1-page statement of research interests and relevant
experience, plus a complete CV including contact information for three references,
to bmapes@rsmas.miami.edu.

Thank you for your interest. Please forward as appropriate.
(initial distribution list copied from a related NMM postdoc announcement).
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Brian Mapes, Professor
Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
RSMAS, University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1098
phone: (305) 421-4275
Web: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/users/bmapes/
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Change the World: Science & Engineering Careers

Sep 28 2013 10:00AM to
Sep 28 2013 5:00PM
Dulles Town Center

Do you have a vested interest in the future science and engineering workforce? U.S. Representative Frank Wolf and the National Science Foundation (NSF) invite you to participate in Change the World: Science & Engineering Careers, a public STEM careers fair to be held Sept. 27-28, 2013.

This event will feature more than 100 exhibitors with dynamic hands-on activities that demonstrate the many careers in which today’s students can …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=128634&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

This is an NSF Events item.

Check out issue 5: http://bit.ly/19zwton

FlashForward-Friday is a weekly digest of opportunities related to academia (scholarships, internships, jobs) and na mea Hawaii.
It is a joint effort by Hawaiian Islands Science and SACNAS-Ilima UH Manoa Chapter. The information provided is compiled from a number of listserves and people who want to connect you to opportunities. Please share! If you have any questions about a particular item, please direct them to the point-of-contact listed in the opportunity

Check out issue 5: http://bit.ly/15hpJCX

FlashForward-Friday is a weekly digest of opportunities related to academia (scholarships, internships, jobs) and na mea Hawaii.
It is a joint effort by Hawaiian Islands Science and SACNAS-Ilima UH Manoa Chapter. The information provided is compiled from a number of listserves and people who want to connect you to opportunities. Please share! If you have any questions about a particular item, please direct them to the point-of-contact listed in the opportunity

Check out issue 4: http://bit.ly/16O6Ji2 

FlashForward-Friday is a weekly digest of opportunities related to academia (scholarships, internships, jobs) and na mea Hawaii. 
It is a joint effort by Hawaiian Islands Science and SACNAS-Ilima UH Manoa Chapter. The information provided is compiled from a number of listserves and people who want to connect you to opportunities. Please share! If you have any questions about a particular item, please direct them to the point-of-contact listed in the opportunity.

 

Aloha everyone!!

Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) is looking for a student volunteer to conduct a biological survey of an 11 acre property in the back of Kalihi Valley. The survey will be used by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) who is partnering with KKV to try to purchase the property to expand current work in native forestry and la’au lapa’au at Ho’oulu ‘Aina. In advocating for the purchase of the property, the biological survey will be presented to various committees (State and City) to describe the existing biota and to describe the intended changes should the property be owned and managed by KKV.

If you are interested, please contact Andy Taylor at taylor@hawaii.edu.