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We are pleased to inform you that the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 cohort of Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) was created by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to cultivate and support exemplary science and mathematics high school teachers and develop the next generation of leaders in education. If you know a student interested in pursuing a career in teaching mathematics or science at the high school level, please let them know about the KSTF Teaching Fellowship.

KSTF’s programs are designed to help reverse the current national trend that sees approximately half of all secondary teachers leave the field within five years. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $175,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credential program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. By empowering science and mathematics teachers to be effective in the classroom, KSTF helps deliver enriched educational experiences to students and, in the long run, ensures a stronger, healthier and more competitive nation. 

Please forward the flyer below to any interested parties you may know to help spread the word about our Fellowship Program. Applications will close on January 9th, 2013 at 12 Noon EST. If you have any questions about our Teaching Fellowship Program, please feel free to email us at teachers@kstf.org, or contact us at 856.608.0001.

For a printable version of our flyer please click here.


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The National Science Foundation funded REU program will take place at the Duke Marine Lab located in Beaufort, NC in coastal Carteret County. Eight students will participate in a 10-week semi-independent research program with faculty mentors in the following general areas: sensory physiology, ecology, and behavior, environmental toxicology, molecular biology and genetics, coastal and estuarine processes. Each student will work with a faculty mentor, develop a research project, present progress and final oral reports and prepare a final written paper. Students will receive housing and meals at the Duke Marine Lab in addition to a stipend and travel allowance. Google “Duke Marine Lab REU” for our website and additional details.
Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2013
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. or its territories, and be a rising sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. Applications are encouraged from U.S. citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the marine sciences (i.e., Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders).
To apply: Interested students are required to submit:
  • REU Application
  • Statement of interest- please indicate 1) your area(s) of interest from the list of topics (available on the website), 2) advisor(s) of interest, 3) academic/research preparation for this research area, 4) career plans, 5) usefulness of the REU program for your career objective)
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript
Please submit your application, statement of interest and resume together in one document (in order) and send it to: dukemarinelab@nicholas.duke.edu
Application materials (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) may be sent electronically to the email address above or by mail to:
   REU Coordinator
   Duke University Marine Lab
   135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.
   Beaufort, NC 28516
Please check the website for complete program information.

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At nearly 96,000 acres, Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is one of the larger National Wildlife Refuges east of the Mississippi River. During the summer of 2013, Seney NWR will offer 2-3 Applied Sciences Program internships. The positions will last for up to 12 weeks, with some flexibility in starting and ending dates. Assigned duties will be wide-ranging and will provide an immersion in ecology and land management. While the primary goal of the internship is to provide Seney NWR with field assistants, consideration is given to providing inters a broader glimpse of professional expectations within the field.
  • Assist with bilogical and ecological assessments and inventories
  • Assist with habitat management
  • Assist with on-going research projects
    • Currently or recently enrolled as an undergraduate student
    • inquisitive and mature
    • Willing to learn and work hard
  • Enjoy working outside and in remote settings
  • Experienced with orienteering
  • Physically fit
  • Able to work independently
  • Solid communication skills
  • Valid drivers license
  • Background in a related field
Salary: $200/week stipend for 40-50 hour work week (some work during weekends and evenings). Dorm-style housing, laundry facilities, and a work vehicle provided by Seney SWR.
To apply, hardcopies of the following documents must be combined into one packet and received on or before Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4PM ET.
    • 1 page cover letter describing personal background and interests and a discussion on how these integrate with Seney’s mission
  • Detailed resume describing education, work experiences, and skills
  • Unofficial copies of all college transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation that must include the name, affiliation, address, telephone number, and email address of each person writing the letter. One (1) letter must come from a past employer not associated with a university and demonstrate the candidate’s ability to accomplish independent work. Practical skills are highly valued.
Send packet to:
Dr. Greg Corace
head, Applied Sciences Program
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
1674 Refuge Entrance Road
Seney, MI 49883

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