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*Updated Information for Winter Session*

The Office of Academic Enrichment has a number of resources available to help those who are struggling, as well as to those who are successful and looking for ways to sharpen their skills.

Office of Academic Enrichment’s Winter Session updates, please share this information with your students. We encourage you to inform all your students about these services as soon as possible in hopes that they will take advantage of them as we are here to support their academic success!

Winter Session Tutoring

  • Drop-In tutoring will be offered Monday thru Friday in the following subjects BISC, CHEM, CISC, MATH, ECON, PHYS, starting Jan 8th, 2018. Due to building renovation, the tutoring temporary space will be located in PURNELL room 116. The Drop-In schedule offered for winter is posted online, to view click here .
  •  Individual tutoring is available and The Winter Tutor Find Directory will be updated and posted by January 8th on the office of Academic Enrichment website.

TUTORING

  • Individual Tutoring. Undergraduate tutors are available for $12/hr; graduate tutors are $15/hr.
  • Drop-In Tutoring. Free; available 5 days a week in math, chemistry, physics and biology (see website for hours/location).
  • Group Tutoring. Free group tutoring in a number of courses is offered each semester. Groups are formed in response to student requests.

STUDY SKILLS ASSISTANCE

    • Workshops at the OAE.  We appreciate your posting our workshop schedule where it will be visible to students visiting your department; feel free to make as many copies as you wish.
    • Online workshops: Your Roadmap to Success (http://www.udel.edu/AEC-workshop/). These workshops are designed to help students identify skill areas they need to improve in, to practice new techniques, and to evaluate their progress. Extra posters advertising these workshops are available this fall while supplies last…let me know if you’d like to have one.
    • Academic Intake appointments. Any student can meet with one of our staff members to assess his/her 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.

Summer Internship Opportunity- Swine

JOB TITLE:  Undergraduate Summer Student Intern
LOCATION:  Plum Beach Farm, Milton, Delaware
JOB STATUS:  Full-time, 6-week to 12-week options

JOB SUMMARY:  This position works under the direction of the Sow Farm Manager directly in production, both learning the sow farm operation and contributing to the successful production of piglets.  Summer Student Intern performs duties in accordance with company policies and pursuing the mission of “Superior Production Systems.”

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:  Must be majoring in a course of study under the Agriculture Department; preferably Animal Science.  Candidate must have completed minimum 2 years of undergraduate study.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidate must possess the following characteristics:

    • Eager to learn and participate as team player in best practices in sow production
    • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change a must
    • Self-starter who can multi-task, prioritize, work independently
    • Strong verbal communication skills

HOUSING:  Provided

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

      • Must be able to tolerate and willing to learn and perform the following tasks:  euthanasia, vaccinations, piglet processing, ear tagging, tattooing, pressure washing and other procedures normal to animal husbandry.
      • Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions.
      • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
      • Must be able to climb over gates up to 48 inches in height.
      • Position requires pushing, pulling, bending and kneeling.
      • Position requires regular walking, standing, use of hands to handle, feel objects, tools, controls and animals.
      • Occasional reaching with hands / arms; occasional climbing / balance required.

APPLY:  Interested candidates should send resume to Brent Hershey, brent@hersheyag.com

Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science. http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.

DETAILS:
– Program Flyer download http://bit.ly/MDSGREU18
– 12-week program: May 20 to August 12, 2018
– $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution
– Funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to US citizens or permanent residents
– Applications due: February 16, 2018
– Application and guidance http://ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/reu/apply/index.php

We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at reu@mdsg.umd.edu.

Microbial Systems Symposium

The 2018 Microbial Systems Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 in the Townsend Hall Commons.

Poster set up begins at 8:30 a.m. at which time breakfast will also be served. At 9 a.m., Robin Morgan, Interim Provost at the University of Delaware, will welcome participants and give opening remarks.

The first oral session will run from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. followed by a coffee break and the first poster session at 11 a.m.

Lunch will be served at noon and keynote speaker Elizabeth Grice will speak at 1 p.m. on “The Skin Microbiome and roles in health, inflammation, and wound healing.”

The second oral session will begin at 2 p.m. followed by the second poster session at 3 p.m. with awards being announced at 4:30 p.m.

For more information click here: Program for Microbial Systems Symposium

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc. Summer Internships

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc. is offering summer internships in wildlife rehabilitation during the 2018 nesting bird season. A limited number of full-season (12 week) internships with stipends may be available. Full season, six-week and part-time volunteer internships are also offered.

Interns work in the Wild Bird Clinic and along with the permanent staff care for the hatching year and adult birds admitted during the summer. Full season interns are expected to contribute 40+ hours / week for a minimum of 12 weeks. Internships are scheduled between mid May and August 31; actual start and stop dates are approximate and flexibility with early or late start dates may be possible (especially for University’s ending in May).

A summer internship at Tri-State is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on animal care experience at a qualified and well-established wildlife rehabilitation facility. Knowledge and experience will be gained in the husbandry and rehabilitation of a wide variety of species of wild birds from the mid-Atlantic region. Interns participate with the staff and volunteers in the daily activities of the rehabilitation center, and responsibilities will include:
 Feeding and care of orphaned baby birds of all ages.
• Feeding and care of injured or diseased adult birds.
• Daily care and cleanliness of the pre-release birds housed in 33 outdoor enclosures.
• Monitoring the overall condition of birds under your care, providing feedback to the clinic supervisors.
• Assisting with some of the medical treatments performed by the staff and volunteers.
• Keeping accurate records according to Tri-State’s protocols.

REQUIREMENTS:
• High School Diploma or equivalent. Students are encouraged to have school or faculty sponsors.
• Demonstrated involvement or current study in animal or wildlife related field.
• Must be reliable, in good physical condition, available to work weekends and evening shifts.
• Must possess ability to make accurate observations and follow detailed instructions.
• Must possess leadership and supervisory abilities and enjoy working with a variety of people.
• Must be able to learn quickly and be self-directed.
• Be able to work under pressure and keep a sense of humor.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a letter of application describing your experience and reason for seeking an internship at Tri-State, along with a current resume with references on or before March 30th. Applicants will be contacted for interviews. Intern positions will be filled by mid-April and applicants will be notified of their acceptance at that time.

CONTACT:
Andrea Howey-Newcomb
Clinic Director
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
110 Possum Hollow Rd
Newark DE 19711
Ahowey@tristatebird.org
302-737-9543, ext. 104