Boyce Thompson Institute 2019 REU Program

The PGRP Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is an incredible opportunity to gain invaluable experience working along-side experts in the fields of Biology, Biochemistry, Plant Defense, Biotechnology, Genetics and Development, Plant Science, Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Science Communications.

For the past 18 years, BTI has been hosting a summer internship providing an outstanding student-development program that focuses on training and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Located on the Cornell University campus, BTI is a world leader in plant research and is dedicated to developing innovative solutions to feed a growing world population, while protecting the environment and enhancing human health. The summer internship programs at BTI offer students an unmatched opportunity to gain real-life experience in plant science research and bioinformatics. We are also offing a Sci-Comm and Tech Transfer internship for undergrads.

Plant Genome Research Program Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019
Sci-Comm and Tech Transfer Program Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Visit our website to learn more about these opportunities, the application process, past students, our current research projects and stipend support information at: http://btiscience.org/internships  

 

Two Undergraduate Assistant Positions are available in the laboratory of Prof. Jung-Youn Lee.

About the lab
Research in Lee laboratory focuses on understanding how plant cells communicate using cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genetics approaches. The Lee lab (https://www.dbi.udel.edu/biographies/jung-youn-lee) is located at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute on Wyoming road.

About the position
Undergraduate assistants are needed to prepare and maintain plant materials and to help with basic lab maintenance. Students will be trained to prepare pots, plant seeds, culture seedlings to adult plants, and harvest seeds and to clean and organize lab wares. Students will be also trained on how to perform sterile culture techniques including media preps, seed sterilization, and seedling culture as needs arise. Work hours and length are flexible, but students are expected to work approximately 10 to 15 hrs per week depending on the research needs each week. Importantly, students are required to commit to a consecutive period of at least 1.5 year once hired and availability through the summer at least 15 hrs per week is essential.

Qualifications
Sophomores and juniors majoring in Biology, Plant Science, Chemistry, or Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, who are maintaining good grades and have taken intro laboratory courses are encouraged to apply. Prior laboratory research experience is not required but a plus. Highly motivated freshmen with prior work experience demonstrating strong work ethics and have interests in plant-based research will be also considered. Successful candidates are expected to have good organization and time management skills as well as work well with others and follow directions.

Application
Send one complete application file as a PDF including a resume and a statement summarizing your academic standing, qualification, experience, and interest in the position, and two names of referees with contact information. Send the application file via email to Ms. Allison Connor, amconnor@udel.edu

True Leaf Market Scholarship Opportunity

The Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship
True Leaf Market is proud to support the agricultural sciences. Each year, we offer two $1000 scholarships to college students involved in the agricultural sciences. We encourage students in both graduate and undergraduate programs to apply for this scholarship, which will allow them to showcase the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in their agriculture-related field. We want applicants to demonstrate their knowledge with confidence while fulfilling the requirements for this scholarship. Overall, our aim is to encourage students to exercise what they have learned while bettering the world around them. We offer scholarships to students in these plant science related disciplines:

  • Horticulture
  • Botany
  • Agriculture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • All Other Plant Science related disciplines

Application deadline is July 31, 2018.  For more information visit our website: True Leaf Market

Scholarship Offered to New Jersey College Students

A $500 scholarship will be awarded this summer to a New Jersey student majoring in natural resource conservation, environmental science or a related field of study, announced the Firman E. Bear Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). The Edward R. Hall/Robert R. Hanna Scholarship is awarded annually to acknowledge NJ college students for their academic and personal accomplishments in the field of conservation and/or natural resources.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2018 postmark

To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant must be:
• a full-time student in good standing at any New Jersey accredited university/college, or a New Jersey resident attending any accredited out-of-state university/college; and
• an undergraduate enrolled in a curriculum related to natural resources, including but not limited to: agriculture, agronomy, conservation, ecology, environmental science, fisheries, forestry, geography, journalism, plant science, soil science, and/or wildlife. Other areas related to conservation may also qualify; and
• have successfully completed at least two semesters of study.

TO APPLY: Go to www.njswcs.org to download application form, complete and postmark by April 30, 2018 and mail to:

Firman E. Bear Chapter, SWCS
C/O USDA-NRCS
220 Davidson Ave, 4th floor
Somerset, NJ 08873

The scholarship winner will be announced by June 15, 2018.

Firman E. Bear is the New Jersey Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). Mission: The Soil and Water Conservation Society fosters the development and application of science- based policies and practices for managing soil, water, and related natural resources in order to achieve sustainability.