Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Summer Undergrad Research Poster Session - Aug. 6th

You are invited to attend the
2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Wednesday, August 6th
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building Lobby
10am – 12pm: Physical Sciences and Engineering
3pm – 5pm: Life Sciences, Geosciences and Humanities
Texas A&M supports over twenty organized summer undergraduate research programs, including National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and local programs such as the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) and Aggie Research Scholars.  Over 200 Aggies and undergraduates from Texas A&M and other universities who have spent the summer immersed in cutting edge research will present posters describing their projects at this culminating event.

Cockrell Butterfly Center seeks Conservation Horticulturist:

Living Rain Forest Conservatory at the Cockrell Butterfly CenterHouston Museum of Natural Science (Cockrell Butterfly Center) seeks Conservation Horticulturist, learn more by visiting Aggies for Hire.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GrowIt! Garden Socially with Ball Horticulture and earn Scholarship $$$:

What is GrowIt?
Would you like the chance to earn a scholarship and boost your own personal brand while doing so? GrowIt! is a brand new initiative from Ball Horticultural Company. GrowIt! is a mobile application that seeks to make gardening easier for the consumer by providing a social platform for gardeners to connect with other gardeners in their local area. goal is to create a system which users can find plants that are suited for their area. Maybe a consumer knows that she needs something for a full sun container, and that she likes red. She can then use the App’s “Explore” feed to find the right plants for her needs. The goal of the application is to inspire new gardeners and to connect gardener-to-gardener like never before. It also gives young horticultural professionals a chance to showcase their talent. Do you want to become a grower? Show off some of the plants you are currently growing. Maybe you want to be a landscape architect. Take a picture and show people in your area what types of projects you’ve been working on. GrowIt! is young which means you have a real chance to become an influencer on the network; all you have to do is to upload what you’re growing and see what people think. It’s a way to build a plant portfolio.Scholarship opportunity
To raise awareness of GrowIt! in the horticulture community we are offering scholarships. The GrowIt! Team will select recipients based on the overall picture quality, range of varieties uploaded, and accuracy of identification. Quantity of photos uploaded will be taken into consideration, but will not be a deciding factor. There will be (3) $500 scholarships and (3) $100 scholarships offered. The deadline for submissions is October 1st, 2014.
* Must own an IPod/IPhone/IPad or ability to use someone else’s. This app is only available for the iOS system for this initial release.
* College students pursuing a degree in Horticulture, Landscape Design, Plant Science, Agricultural Science, or a related field.
* Register, & follow links to download app here,
* You must upload a minimum of 30 photos for your application for scholarship to be accepted

Bartlett Tree Foundation offers 4 Scholarships - Apply for Fall! 
At-Large Scholarship – Fall Semester 2014

The Bartlett Tree Foundation is continuing to offer our at-large scholarships for the upcoming fall semester. This year The Foundation will be offering four at-large scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each.  Much like our grant-in-aide scholarships, our criteria for scholarship qualification are that the student must be enrolled as a full-time student and that they have a genuine interest in a career in arboriculture or urban forestry. 

Application for the at-large scholarship is simple; the student should submit a one page narrative, outlining his/her accomplishments, academic record and career aspirations.  The Foundation selection committee will review the student’s narrative and notify you and the student once the committee has made the selections. 

The narratives must be sent no later than October 1, 2014 for the fall semester.  
Please email all narratives to:  Alan H. Jones, at and Charlotte Combs at

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tulsa Botanic Garden Seeks Horticulturist!

This person will join an exciting and dedicated staff and board engaged in bringing forth the vision of a master plan that will see 60+ acres of fine gardens developed over a 20-25 year period. Presently, Tulsa Botanic Garden is working on a three-year development phase that will see its first four major gardens created, along with other horticultural plantings, new office spaces, a new nursery and greenhouse facility, and other requisite infrastructure. More information can be found at Primary duties of this position include maintenance of existing planting beds, lawns, outdoor spaces around offices and the visitor center, nature trails, walkways and driveways, fence lines; creation of new gardens and planting spaces; and care of plants grown in a new nursery facility.