Agronomy Related Scholarship Opportunity

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers are here to provide sound agronomic advice. To grow future Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs), the MACCA Board is offering two scholarships up to $1,000 each and financial assistance to take the CCA Exam free of cost, following graduation. Scholarship applications are now available for the 2023 – 2024 school year and are due February 24, 2023. Applicants must be a resident of or attending a college or university in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, or West Virginia) and working towards a degree in plant or soil sciences, agronomy, or an agriculture-related field.

Scholarship funding is provided by the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Program. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career that would lead them to become a certified crop adviser or certified professional agronomist.

The scholarship committee will select the scholarship recipients, with all personal information redacted, based on the student’s agronomic background, relevant field involvement, financial need, grade point average, agronomic related studies, career goals, and extra-curricular activities. Interested students can find eligibility information, the application, and more on www.midatlanticcca.org. One can also contact the office at jenell.mdag@gmail.com or at 443-262-8491. Applications are due by February 24, 2023.

Brandywine Valley SPCA Needs Volunteers for MEGA Adoption Event!

On Saturday, December 10th, and Sunday, December 11th, The Brandywine Valley SPCA is having its first full scale MEGA Adoption event since COVID… and it’s taking place in Harrington, Delaware at the Delaware State Fairgrounds! They currently have 1,600 animals lined up to be up for adoption at the event.

Volunteers are needed, ages 13+.

This is a great opportunity for students to complete volunteer hours, individually or in groups.

If interested in volunteering, please fill out the MEGA Volunteer Application.

Each day is broken down into 3 hour shifts.

2023 Fellowship and Internship Positions at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens in Devon, PA is currently accepting applications for their 2023 Fellowship and Internship positions. Please see the links below for additional information

Hamilton Educational Fellowship: https://www.jenkinsarboretum.org/fellowship/

Horticulture Internship: https://www.jenkinsarboretum.org/intern-hort/

Education & Outreach Internship: https://www.jenkinsarboretum.org/intern-ed/

NSF REU Summer Internship Program

NSF REU Summer Internship Program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis MO

Application Deadline: February 3, 2023

Program Dates: May 30, 2023 – August 4, 2023

Estimated Stipend: $7,550.

We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2023 Summer REU Internship Program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is now available.

Students in the program have really appreciated the exposure they get to research outside of academia and the opportunities for interaction with scientists at all levels of experience, and from a variety of countries. We feel strongly that our program is an excellent steppingstone to a future career in research, or research support fields.

Eligibility: Our internships are available to undergraduate students who will not have graduated by May 23, 2023.

For more information to apply: https://www.danforthcenter.org/our-work/education-outreach/undergraduate-program/internship-program/

If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at reuinternship@danforthcenter.org.

Join the new CANR Sustainability Committee!

The newly-formed CANR Sustainability Committee is actively recruiting two undergraduate and two graduate student representatives to join a small group of college faculty and staff working toward a greener future. We are committed to pursuing excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship, becoming better stewards of our campus and forging a prosperous future for all. Members should expect to attend two meetings per month (currently scheduled 2:00-3:00 p.m. every other Friday) as we draft action plans that will outline environmentally-conscious decision-making at CANR for years to come. Join the CANR Sustainability Committee today! Interested students should contact committee co-chairs Chris Williams at ckwillia@udel.edu and Jed Horwitt at jhorwitt@udel.edu with a short statement about why you are interested in joining the committee and a copy of your resume.

White Clay Creek State Park Volunteer Opportunity

Join in to remove invasive plants at White Clay Creek State Park. Volunteers will work at Nine Foot Road on Saturday November 26 and Saturday December 3, from 1pm to 3pm.  It’s perfect timing! Help take out invasive shrubs and make space for our beautiful native plants. Invasive Autumn Olive retains its leaves long after our native shrubs and has a shiny silver underside, making it easier to identify. But, we’ve got to tackle it before it loses its leaves too! Come out this fall and help us lop down this invader. You’ll learn how to identify it and why it’s so harmful to the health of our forests. We can’t wait to see you there!

All skill levels are welcome and all tools will be provided.

*Rain or snow in the forecast can cancel the event.
For more information, please contact Ann Burruss, ann.burruss@delaware.gov

Apply to Become a UD Student Alumni Ambassador

Do you love UD? Do you love to share that passion with others? Do you want to build up your resume? Or expand your network with important alumni? Then the University of Delaware Student Alumni Ambassadors is the perfect organization for you!

The Student Alumni Ambassadors are a group of driven students who work under the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) to foster relationships between students and alumni. We encourage school spirit through promoting the UD Bucket List and participating in events such as I <3 UD Day, Homecoming Spirit Day, and both the Twilight Induction and the Twilight Toast! UDSAAs also educate students on the importance of giving back to UD, along with our many opportunities for professional development. From dancing on The Green while decked out in blue and gold or networking with our outstanding alumni, this club has something to offer everyone.

Becoming an SAA includes gaining access to many unique campus events that most students do not have access to. These events are perfect ways to practice networking skills and make connections for after graduation. Additionally, SAAs get officially branded SAA gear, including a polo shirt, quarter zip fleece lined sweatshirt, and a Blue and Gold striped rugby shirt! Furthermore, SAA is an excellent opportunity to make new friends from all over the University, and there is even a $1000 scholarship open only to SAAs!

If joining this awesome organization sounds like a great opportunity, you are encouraged to fill out an application here or for more information see the flyer attached or check out our website. If you have any questions about the application process or about SAA in general, feel free to reach out to our VP of Membership, Brian Chansky (bchansky@udel.edu) or our President, Malini Gulati (malinig@udel.edu). We really hope you apply!

AGcelerate Course Registration Sessions

Spring semester is quickly approaching! Need help registering for classes? Join AGcelerate Course Registration Sessions with Maci. The first session is tomorrow night, Wednesday November 9th from 9:00-10:00 PM via Zoom. The topics will include BlueHen Planner, Course Search, and WebReg. Feel free to join the Zoom at any time and ask questions about how to correctly register for classes. See the attached flyer for more information and the Zoom meeting ID.

Professional Development Event on Civil Discourse Hosted by UD Student Alumni Ambassadors

This event will promote awareness of civil discourse and its importance in daily life. This event is open to all students.

Hosted by Dr. Shaffer – Chair of Civil Discourse for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. . More information on Dr. Shaffer can be found here.

November 29th, 2022 from 7:30pm-8:15pm in Gore Hall, Room 104