Thursday, January 31, 2013

Student workers wanted to work on TAMU Grounds

Earn money and gain hands-on experience right on campus (flexible schedules, 16-20 hours per week):
3 Grounds Student Worker positions available now.

Marty L. Sillito, MLA
Grounds Operation Manager
SSC Service Solutions | 979-436-5880
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Bartlett Tree Internships Available Nationwide

Just a reminder that Bartlett Tree Experts is now accepting applications/resumes for summer internships at Bartlett.  The Bartlett Internship Program is a paid internship which provides students with a broad range of training and experience in the tree care industry through formal instruction, on-the-job training and mentoring with over 80 locations to choose from. Experiencing a Bartlett Internship better prepares the student for a full time position post graduation.
Students may send their resume to me and let me know which Bartlett location they are interested in & please have them indicate they are looking for a summer internship.  They may want to visit the site and view the locations at
If anyone has any questions or you have a student that needs assistance, please have them reach out to me as I am happy to help any way I can.
Noel M. Dubak, Manager
National Recruitment/Development
Bartlett Tree
1290 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902
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Explorations Journal seeks student scholarly submissions

Explorations is a student-run journal guided by faculty and administrators that selects and publishes student-authored articles of of general interest in any area. Articles are submitted in a two-stage process: first, proposals for articles are reviewed by faculty-student teams; secondly, the resulting full-length articles undergo a second round of peer review. Acceptance to the journal is competitive—less than 20% of submitted proposals are accepted. Creative pieces vetted by faculty experts are also solicited, reviewed and chosen for publication. Recently published articles have been from a wide range of academic fields: music, creative poetry, forensics, cancer biology, astrophysics, nanomedicine, computer algorithms, business, geosciences, sociology, aerospace engineering, and cultural anthropology. The Explorations Board is currently assembling a collection of short, general interest articles of scholarly content for publication in the Fall 2013 issue. 
Submissions are welcome from all disciplines and all undergraduate students involved in research-based scholarly activity, including, but not limited to, laboratory research, education, engineering studies, and literary analysis. Team submissions are welcome!
If interested, please ask your student to submit a proposal of his/her article (maximum 250 words) to by the deadline of noon Thursday February 14, 2013.  Specific writing and submission guidelines can be found at the url above, while tips for writing a proposal can be found at
Note that submission of a proposal indicates a commitment by the student to author a full article if chosen. After reviewing all proposals, the Explorations Board will issue invitations near the end of February to selected students to submit full articles. The invitations will include guidelines, procedures for formatting their article, and sample articles. Full articles will be subjected to a second round of review, and successful submissions will be published in the fifth issue of the Explorations undergraduate journal in Fall 2013.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Help Aggie Replant restore Bastrop Lost Pines

Aggie Replant hopes to recruit at least 700 Aggies as part of the first student-led university organization to get involved in the planting of seedling trees next month at Bastrop State Park, which was devastated by wildfire in 2011. The Lost Pines RecoveryCampaign, facilitated by the Texas A&M Forest Service and Bastrop State Park, is a great way for professors to integrate service into their curriculum and for students to work together for an important cause. Details are at

Today (WED) is the last day to drop classes

Today is the 12th class day and any drops after today will either need to be a Q-Drop or an approved withdrawal from either Dr. Reed or Dr. Dooley.  Note that This is the last day for a student to drop with NR and retrieve most of their tuition. After today the only option is Q-drop with no refund.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Summer Research Experience in Sustainable Bioenergy

Kansas State University is now accepting applications for the Summer 2013 Research Experience for Undergraduates program May 28, 2012 – August 2, 2013. 
The application deadline is February 15, 2013.

We have openings in Agriculture Economics, Agronomy, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Grain Science and Industry, and Sociology.  The Kansas State University Center for Sustainable Energy seeks applications for its summer 2013 REU program in sustainable bioenergy funded by the National Science Foundation. Total value of this program is $7,600.00 per student.

Eligibility: We accept students from all science, agricultural, and engineering majors and class years. Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents. First-generation college students, members of ethnic minority groups, females in STEM disciplines, and other under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. No previous laboratory or research experience is required.

Program Overview: The research you will receive in this program under the guidance of faculty mentors will advance your state of knowledge in sustainable energy. You will participate in “hands-on” experiences with processing agricultural biomass, experiencing the physical environment of industrial-scale biomass processing with all its limitations and opportunities. Students will also meet people that actually perform the work to produce renewable energy in the communities where they live.

Application link (deadline: February 15, 2013):

Keith Rutlin,Educational Programs Administrator,Center for Sustainable Energy,Kansas State University Office: (785) 532-2029