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Fluid Imaging Technologies Announces 2014 Student Travel & Equipment Grant Recipient PDF Print E-mail

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - May 20, 2014 - Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine has awarded its 2014 Student Travel & Equipment Grant to Deanna Ferguson, a Master’s student at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Her proposal,Early Detection of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) using imaging flow cytometry (FlowCAM®), was selected after a series of in-depth reviews by a panel of independent aquatic scientists. Judging criteria included scientific merit, appropriate use of the FlowCAM® and the ability to obtain measurable results during a research period of four months.

“I very much appreciate this opportunity from Fluid Imaging Technologies and am looking forward to using the FlowCAM with my project on the early detection of invertebrate aquatic invasive species,” said Ferguson. “Invasive species decrease the biodiversity of an ecosystem and the FlowCAM can aid in rapid and early detection of non-native and invasive species allowing for greater management options.”

Ferguson has received the use of a FlowCAM, a digital imaging particle analysis instrument, as well as comprehensive training and on-going technical support throughout her research project. Ferguson will also receive a paid trip to a North American conference specific to aquatics ecology to present her research findings.

Fluid Imaging Technologies has been awarding this grant annually since 2011. For information about how to apply for the 2015 Student Travel & Equipment Grant, please contact Victoria Kurtz at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.: Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. manufactures industry-leading particle analysis instrumentation based on digital imaging technology. Its flagship product, the FlowCAM®, is the first automated particle analysis instrument to use digital imaging for measuring size and shape of microscopic particles in a fluid medium. With applications in oceanographic research, municipal water, biopharmaceutical formulations, chemicals, oil and gas, biofuels and many other markets, Fluid Imaging Technologies continues to lead the way in imaging particle analysis. In 2013 Fluid Imaging Technologies earned the Robert R. Masterton Award for Economic Development. For more information please visit www.fluidimaging.com.

Media Contact: Joyce Brown, Communications Manager, Fluid Imaging Technologies, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
All expense paid workshop to the Florida keys PDF Print E-mail
uflorida.jpgNew Undergraduate AND Graduate Student Opportunities in Population Dynamics!!! from the NMFS RTR Program at the University of Florida.
The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2012.
  • The 10th annual Undergraduate Marine Resources Population Dynamics (MRPD) Workshop, March 3-9, 2013, at its new location at the Keys Marine Lab in Long Key, Florida.
  • A new two-week MRPD Summer Program for Masters-level graduate students and advanced undergraduate students focusing on the interaction of population dynamics and policy of an important and current issue in the southeastern U.S.
  • Multiple Graduate Research Assistantships at the University of Florida to study MRPD with some of the country's best faculty sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service, beginning in January of 2013 and August of 2013.
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Alaskan Observers Opportunities PDF Print E-mail
AOPosition title: Biologists
Agency/Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: Currently hiring for trainings that will begin in December, February and April 2013 for North Pacific (Alaska) and Trawl Catch Shares (West Coast) Observer Programs..
More information: http://www.alaskanobservers.com/
 
Fall 2013 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study PDF Print E-mail

Open Date: 10/01/2012 - Close Date: 12/05/2012

epa_logo.gifSummary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), invites applications for the Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for undergraduate environmentally-related study for bachelor's level students. Subject to availability of funding, the quality of applications received and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships in the summer of 2013. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per year of academic support and $8,600 for internship support for a combined total of up to $50,000 over the life of the fellowship. The GRO program enhances and supports quality environmental education for undergraduates, and thereby encourages them to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level, and pursue careers in environmentally-related fields, such as biology, health, the social sciences, and engineering. The actual amount awarded per year will vary depending on the amount of tuition and fees and the number of months the stipend is required. This fellowship is intended to help defray costs associated with environmentally-oriented study leading to a bachelor's degree.

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North Star Academy Seeks Part-Time Biology Teaching Assistant PDF Print E-mail
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The mission of North Star Academy Charter School of Newark is to prepare each student to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college. We currently serve over 1,600 students in grades K-12 across seven schools: three elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school. By 2020 we will grow to 14 schools serving over 5,000 students across the city of Newark.

The North Star has long been a symbol of hope and freedom, and every facet of our culture supports the vision of "seeing the star," guiding students along a path to success in college and in life. We have built a supportive, engaging school community where classes are small, personalized, and rigorous; where parents are partners; and where teachers teach with passion and commitment.

We are currently hiring a part-time Biology Teaching Assistant who can work at least 20 hours per week during the fall of 2012. Candidates for this position need to be proficient in AP Biology and will be teaching small groups, assisting during class, doing tutorials, running AP labs, and assessing student work. The time period would be August 13 to December 21 and the position is paid.

If you'd like to learn more about this opportunity, please email Caitlin Corr, Associate Director of Recruitment, a This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

North Star Academy is a member of Uncommon Schools, a network of outstanding urban public charter schools working to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.

 
Full-Time Technician in Earth Observatory of Columbia University PDF Print E-mail
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A Full-Time Technician is needed to support research in the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. This person will sample and prepare core sediment for processing on lab testing devices and/or for users submitting requests to Repository. He/she will also produce data reflecting the results of physical properties analyses of sediment core samples, conduct sediment analysis using standard lab techniques, and process resulting data on computer. The technician will also assist and train Repository users and be responsible for lab oversight and maintenance of all minor equipment and expendable supplies. The position is located on the Lamont campus in Rockland County, NY. Some college courses in science, math, or physics preferred. Technical experience required and capability with electronic equipment with computer interface, also preferred.

Quick link: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=130760 .
Contact Nichole Anest ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with any questions about the position.
Position starts asap.
 
Promoting Oyster Restoration Through Schools PDF Print E-mail

Call for Volunteers - Be part of this very special community-based oyster restoration project. Click image below for the full information:

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Sevilleta LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates Program PDF Print E-mail

SevilletaThe Sevilleta LTER is seeking applicants for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Application deadline is May 7, 2012. We are offering 2 Art REUs for the Summer of 2012.

2 undergraduate art students will join 10 undergraduate science REU's at the Sevilleta LTER for an opportunity to create art pieces in an ecological setting. This interdisciplinary REU Site Program at the Sevilleta LTER in central New Mexico will train undergraduate students.  Students will be conducting independent projects under the guidance of UNM faculty in Art, Biology, Ecology, Earth and Planetary Sciences. The summer program includes a seminar series, a journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, ethics training, and fieldtrips. Art students will create original art pieces and science students will conduct independent research at the Sevilleta, and present results at the annual research symposium. They will also attend a weekly group meeting, seminar and journal club, and interact with visiting speakers. The program includes faculty in art, ecology, the geosciences, and meteorology. Working at the LTER site invites close interactions among students, faculty, and graduate students. Students will have numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and across disciplines. A goal is to increase the number of students, particularly underrepresented minorities, pursuing careers in bio-geosciences. The program will provide exposure to a large, multidisciplinary research program, inspire students to continue into professional careers, and prepare students for the rigors of graduate school, professional research, and responsible citizenship. The program exemplifies the integration of research and education..

The summer REU Art experience will include one directed study with Art & Ecology faculty creating a piece at the Sevilleta.  You will have the option to receive art studio credit by signing up for a directed study and an independent study for a total of three to six credits. We are looking for someone who is interested in creating community piece(s) with other BIO REU Science students as well as independent piece(s). Work Created during the summer 2012 program will remain at the UNM Field Station until May of 2013 and then be shipped to the student.

Lodging and laboratory space for REU students will be provided by the University of New Mexico Sevilleta Field Station at NO COST. In addition, candidates chosen will receive a stipend of $5000 during the 11-week summer program (May 27- August 12, 2012).  We will also refund travel costs to and from the UNM Sevilleta Field Station up to $500 (1 round trip).

Application Information:
You must be an art major in good standing with the department. You must be a U.S. Citizen.

Submit the following materials:

  • 500 word essay sharing your interest in spending the summer with ecological research students at the Sevilleta
  • 10 slides of your work highlighting work with an ecological focus
  • A list of course work you have done in the ecological/ or art and ecology field (This can include lower division biology, landscape architecture, sustainable studies as well as specifically art and ecology or land arts courses.)

Contact: Jennifer Johnson This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions about the ART REU.

Information about the Sevilleta LTER can be found at: http://sev.lternet.edu/content/2012-sevilleta-lter-research-experience-undergraduates-program

Check out our page on Facebook - search for Sevilleta LTER REU - you'll find more photos of the Sevilleta LTER and Past Students! If you have questions or need additional information about the Sevilleta LTER please contact: The REU Program Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Voluntary research positions in the Population Biology and Behavioral Ecology (PBBE) Program PDF Print E-mail

harbor branchHBOI Fort Pierce, FL Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University is now accepting applications for two voluntary research positions in the Population Biology and Behavioral Ecology (PBBE) Program.
Successful applicants will participate in marine mammal photo-identification including data entry, database management, image analysis, field work, and potentially GIS mapping work.
Positions are available throughout the year with 3 sessions: *mid January - mid May *mid May - mid August *mid August - mid December There is some flexibility with the above dates.
If applying for the upcoming 2012 summer session, preference will be given to those interested in starting early (i.e. before May). Please submit application materials with as much notice as possible, preferably at least one month prior to your desired session start date. If interested in participating for a longer duration, it may be possible to combine two of the above sessions. Volunteers will be expected to commit to a minimum of 30 hours per week, excluding University recognized holidays.

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Environmental Science Instructors at Whale Camp Grand Manan Island, ME PDF Print E-mail

whale_studentsJoin the Whale Camp staff. No other summer program offers as many face-to-face encounters to closely observe and study whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and puffins in their natural habitat. Through direct observation, scientific data collection and hands-on experience with marine science equipment, the Whale Camp is a place where exploration, inspiration and learning abound. Our Hands-on Marine Science, Oceanography and Whale Research camp on stunningly beautiful Grand Manan Island between Maine & Nova Scotia is a place where exploration, inspiration and learning abound.

Program includes:

  • Whale observation and research
  • Marine mammal observation and study
  • Marine Science
  • Coastal and Island Ecology
  • Oceanography
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FlowCAM Student Equipment & Travel Grant PDF Print E-mail
Fluid ImagingFluid Imaging Technologies, manufacturer of the FlowCAM®, an imaging flow cytometer, is pleased to announce the second FlowCAM Student Equipment & Travel Grant. The grant is open to graduate students and senior undergraduates enrolled at a North American college or university who are studying marine or freshwater ecosystems, having a focus on microorganisms. Students whose research involves the study of marine or freshwater plankton are encouraged to apply for the use of a FlowCAM to support their research.
Winner of the competitive award will receive the following:
  • Use of a FlowCAM VS-IV for a period of up to 4 months
  • Training and on-going support throughout project
  • Complete travel support to the 2013 ASLO/Ocean Sciences Winter Meeting (or other appropriate North American conference within 12 months of completion of project)
Proposals will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Scientific merit
  • Appropriate use of FlowCAM
  • Ability to obtain measurable results during 4 months of use of FlowCAM
Proposals and all inquiries should be submitted to Victoria Kurtz This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and should include a detailed description of intended research plan including topic, hypothesis, methods, and plan on how to make best use of the FlowCAM. Please limit plan to 3 pages. Proposal should also include student’s CV and name and contact information for two references other than thesis advisor, along with a letter of recommendation from advisor.
Proposals are due March 31, 2012. The award will be announced by May 1st. All proposals will be reviewed and eventual winner chosen by a panel of up to 4 independent scientists each having experience with use of the FlowCAM.
Award Details
  • Use of FlowCAM for up to 4 months
  • On-site training or training at FIT headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine
  • Travel & attendance expenses for 2013 Conference in North America
  • On-going support post FlowCAM deployment
Data collected with FlowCAM may be shared with Fluid Imaging Technologies for development purposes. Student must acknowledge Fluid Imaging Technologies in ay presentation or publication when using data collected with FlowCAM. The reviewers and Fluid Imaging Technologies reserves the right not to select any proposals if none are deemed to adequately meet the judging criteria.
 
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