Spring 2016 Tutoring Schedule and Resources at the Academic Enrichment Office

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AEC Group Tutoring 3-11-16

TUTORING

  • Individual Tutoring. The TutorFind Directory is now online! Undergraduate tutors are available for $12/hr; graduate tutors are $15/hr.
  • Drop-In Tutoring. Two hours a day, five days a week, drop-in tutoring is available in math, chemistry and physics.
  • Group Tutoring. Free group tutoring in a number of courses is offered each semester. Groups are formed in response to student requests.

TIME MANAGEMENT & STUDY SKILLS ASSISTANCE

  • Online workshops: Your Roadmap to Success (http://www.udel.edu/AEC-workshop/). These workshops are designed to help you identify skill areas you need to improve in, to practice new techniques, and to evaluate your progress.
  • Academic Intake appointments. Any student can meet with one of the OAE staff members to assess their current study strategies and develop a plan for strengthening those strategies. In particular, students in academic difficulty can benefit from this one-on-one academic counseling.

The OAE Newsletter provides a quick overview of the OAE offerings. And for more details on OAE programs, visit our website.  And for information on the wide variety of support services available to UD students, visit Academic Success@UD.

Summer Farming/Homesteading Internship Opportunity

Summer Farming/Homesteading Internship 2016 With The Experimental Farm Network and Erb Food and Garden

Do you want to learn about seed saving and plant breeding? Build your existing organic farming, gardening, and permaculture skills? Help create the foundation for a perennial plant propagation business focused on wild, native, and edible plants? Improve upon your carpentry skills by helping to build a tiny home?

The Experimental Farm Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and breeding resilient plant varieties for a changing climate. Erb Food and Garden is a permaculture design business focused on creating edible and regenerative landscapes. Together we are seeking a qualified individual (or the right pair of people) for a summer internship– to work with us and learn a variety of farming and homesteading skills. Food and housing will be provided.

Responsibilities

  • 4-5 work days per week, 32 hours work per week
    • 2-3 days working at an heirloom seed farm
    • 2 days working on homesteading skills
  • Typical seed farm tasks include: weeding, mulching, planting, hand-pollinating, seed harvesting and processing, irrigation management
  • Typical homestead tasks include: organic gardening, perennial woody & herbaceous propagation, edible landscaping, and tiny house construction

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience suggested: farming, environmental education, community gardening, building etc.
  • Relevant high school, trade school, university and/or college experience in horticulture, agriculture, design, or construction are helpful though not required
  • Desire and motivation to increase horticultural and sustainable living skills. We are looking for a team player that is excited to work with us
  • Ability to lift 40lbs and work in many different weather conditions
  • Basic carpentry, building, and maintenance skills are a big plus, though not a requirement
  • Ability to learn quickly and follow directions as well as give creative input
  • A reliable vehicle for transportation is helpful, though not required. 2-3 days a week you will work at our farm site in Elmer, NJ and transportation will be provided.

What we will provide:

  • 2 months of free rent in a room at our homestead, for the duration of the internship
  • Hands on experience with the following skills:
    • Organic farming and annual vegetable cultivation
    • Heirloom seed saving and breeding
    • Regenerative design and edible landscaping
    • Tiny house construction, and general carpentry
    • Perennial woody/herbaceous plant propagation
    • Introduction to small non-profit and business operations
  • Further opportunities to plug into local farming, permaculture, community gardening, and sustainability happenings
  • Access to the Experimental Farm Network’s growing seed collection
  • For the individual – all food in house will be covered, but we cannot accommodate specialized diets.
  • For pairs of people – $150 monthly stipend will be given for food.

The internship will be from June 14th, 2016 – August 12th, 2016

Our homestead, where your room will be, is located in Westville, NJ a 15-20 minute drive to Philadelphia. Our farm is located outside Elmer, NJ.

Interested individuals should send a PDF cover letter, resume, and 2+ references to info@erbfoodandgarden.com

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the information on our websites to learn about what we are doing:
Experimental Farm Network www.experimentalfarmnetwork.org
Erb Food and Garden www.erbfoodandgarden.com

ANFS 111 Teaching Assistant Applications

Anyone interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant for ANFS 111 in the Fall of 2016, needs to have their applications into Ms. Nemec by May 1st. You can find the form on the department’s webpage under ANFS 399 and may return it via email to nemeclm@udel.edu to hard copy to Ms. Nemec’s mailbox in 044 TNS.

http://canr.udel.edu/anfs/course-information/

Twenty Thousand Passions

#20K Passions

Thursday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.|Trabant and Perkins

Twenty Thousand Passions is a day dedicated to hearing the passions of UD. All you need is an idea, a cause or an interest that inspires you. Sponsored by the E-club, volunteers will be in Trabant and Perkins with stations that will inspire. There will be whiteboards, post-its and materials to build things. They will pose questions to get people thinking with prompts like “By 2025 UD should..” and “My dream for this world is..” Stop by these areas to interact with these volunteers and other participants!

You may also join the event using #20kpassions to make your passion known!

Position at Frontier Scientific at the DuPont Stine-Haskell Research Center

Associate Biologist in Agriculture
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/job/8419f558

Employment Type: Part Time
We are seeking an individual with a background in Biology, Agriculture, or related field. The successful candidate will work in a production facility that implements work orders for assembly of various types of greenhouse pots containing soils and seeds. Delivery and set-up of test units in greenhouses is also required.  Responsibilities include assembly line work and controlled environment work.  All employees are required to adhere to specified safety policies and procedural controls. This position requires reliability, flexibility, commitment to detail, and ability to manage complex tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare soils for use on assembly lines
  • Assist in the assembly of test units for biological assay
  • General maintenance of work area
  • Delivery of assembled test units
  • Perform research projects to improve processes and production
  • Procedural compliance with SOPs
  • Safety Compliance

Requirements:

  • Background in Biology, Agriculture, or related field
  • Basic computer skills such as knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows operating systems
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and operations
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to keep track of the progress of multiple tasks and operations within the facility while simultaneously managing your own work.
  • Communication and team work skills
  • Strong data management skill

If you have questions, please contact Tony Guida, site manager, below:

Tony Guida, Site Manager
Frontier Scientific, Inc.
Office Location: DuPont Stine-Haskell Research Center
1090 Elkton Road, S220/103
Newark, DE 19711
Cell: 302-545-5309
Office: 302-451-5737
aguida@frontierssi.com

Chateau Bu-De Winery Internship Positions

ChateauBuDe

Chateau Bu-De Winery on the historic Bohemia Manor Farm in Chesapeake City Maryland is looking for two harvest interns to help us with our 2016 harvest season. We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced professionals that will bring a sense of humor and strong work ethic to our team.

THE GOAL
To create the Premier East Coast Winery.

THE PROPRIETORS and TEAM
Brenda and Warren Dedrick have overseen the construction of a brand new winery, the planting of 8 acres (Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon) and the addition 10 acres to be planted this spring. Our production team is led by John Irving Levenberg, winemaking consultant, and working with our onsite Winemaker, Jacques Van Der Vyver whom oversees production and maintain the quality goals as identified by Brenda Dedrick.

THE POSITION
This opportunity will involve occasional work in our estate vineyard. However, it is primarily focused on wine production. The position is an excellent learning opportunity, where you will be involved in the entire winemaking process. You will work to implement the protocols and procedures designed by John Irving Levenberg. Interested Candidates should send cover, CV/Resume and references to HR Department, ChateauBuDe@gmail.com

QUALIFICATIONS
Our premium facility uses extensive sorting and delivery of fruit to the tanks. The primary duties of our interns will be to monitor the daily progress of all our wines and management of fermentations. Duties will include but not be limited to fermentation tracking, pump over, pressing, racking’s, and general winery sanitation. Basic laboratory analysis, monitoring and general wine QC. Other Information- Willing to work outside in all weather conditions Competent computer skills; experience with data entry preferred & Able to lift 40 lbs. Must be able to work extended hours, including weekends. Current enrollment in a program relating to agriculture, winemaking/grape growing or a related field is preferred but not required. Previous wine production experience is a big plus. Must be a team player, with the ability to manage time and prioritize workload. Must be self-motivated. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English a plus. Ability to work in Chesapeake City, Maryland for the duration of harvest season (~10 weeks).

Salary Information: depending on experience.   * Note: Must be 17 or older