Summer Medical and Dental Education Program Accepting Applications for 2014
 
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2014
 
The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program is looking for interested freshman and sophomore college students who want to pursue a career in medicine or dentistry. Students who meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply at one of the 12 institutions:
*Be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college;
*Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5;
*Be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa; and
*Not have previously participated in SMDEP.
 
SMDEP is implemented at 12 program sites (80 students per site) across the nation. Each program site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop. This is a FREE six-week residential program hosted by the following participating institutions:
 
*Case Western Reserve University of Medicine and Dental Medicine
*Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and College of Dental Medicine
*Duke University School of Medicine
*Howard University Colleges of Art and Sciences, Dentistry, and Medicine
*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA School of Dentistry
*Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
*The University of Texas School of Dentistry and Medical School at Houston
*University of Louisville Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
*University of Nebraska Medical Center, Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry
*University of Virginia School of Medicine
*University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
*Yale University School of Medicine
 
Please visit the link below for application guidelines and for online registration information or contact the National Program Office at 1-866-587-6337 orsmdep@aamc.org.
AgDiscovery 2014
 
AgDiscovery 2014 information, brochure, and application are up online! Check it out and share with any student that may be interested! Please share it with others who work with students 12 to 17 years of age! Application deadline is March 31. I have attached a handout you can print to handout and the website link is below.
 
AgDiscovery is an outreach program to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness and plant pathology. This 2-4 week program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians and professionals working for the U.S. government. Students who participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities.
 
 
Yvonne Braught
VMO
USDA /APHIS/VS
(803)201-8975 phone
(803)772-1030 fax

Graduate Internship opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Computational Data Analytics Research Group (CDAG) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has multiple openings for Graduate Interns in the field of Data Analytics Research. https://www3.orau.gov/ORNL_TOppS/Posting/Details/516

The Computing and Computational Science Directorate (CCSD) at ORNL oversees ORNL’s store of computing power and its talented staff of computational scientists and mathematicians. CCSD has multiple Graduate Internship openings in the fields of: High-Performance File Systems and Storage; Communications Middleware; HPC Languages and Tools (programming languages, compilers, runtimes, and tools for high-performance computers); Large-Scale and Data-Intensive, Collaborative, Scientific Applications.  https://www3.orau.gov/ORNL_TOppS/Posting/Details/515

 

South Central CSC 3-week Undergraduate Summer Internship for Underrepresented Minorities
 
Greetings from the South Central Climate Science Center!
 
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2014 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (for example, agricultural science, economics, environmental engineering). Interns will be involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on forest ecosystems in Oklahoma, coastal areas in Louisiana, and the Texas Hill Country. Internship participants will travel across the South Central United States to visit university campuses and field locations and interact with faculty conducting cutting edge research.
 
The internship will take place from Sunday, July 20, 2014 to Saturday, August 9, 2014. Interns will spend one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, one week with Louisiana State University, and one week with Texas Tech University. All meals, lodging and travel will be provided during the three week period. In addition, interns will receive a $200/week stipend for the duration of the program. The program will not cover local travel between the participant’s home to their closest airport, personal equipment (clothing, cameras, etc.), or other personal expenses.
 
The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Central Time on Friday, March 14, 2014.
For eligibility requirements and to access the application form, please see:  http://goo.gl/ZXjkZL
 
The South Central Climate Science Center is committed to encouraging diversity in the sciences. Please encourage your scientifically minded students to apply for this unique opportunity to experience climate research hands-on.
 
Established in 2012 by the Department of Interior, the South Central Climate Science Center provides decision makers with the science, tools, and information they need to address the impacts of climate variability and change on their areas of responsibility. The Center supports big thinking, including multi-institutional and stakeholder-driven approaches to climate variability, change, impacts, mitigation, and adaptation research.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Regards,
Aparna Bamzai
Technical Coordinator
South Central Climate Science Center
Phone: 405-325-0539
The Fulbright – National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
 
The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship is a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling, in up to three countries, on a globally significant social or environmental topic. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.
  
For the Fellowship’s inaugural year of 2014, applications will be accepted on the following themes: biodiversity, cities, climate change, cultures, energy, food, oceans and water.
  
The deadline is February 28, 2014.  For more information, click here.
 
Millennium Challenge Corporation Positions Available
Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth. Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC’s values are CLEAR – Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.
  
Senior Communications Officer – Washington D.C. 
This position is located in Public Affairs within the Department of Congressional and Public Affairs (CPA), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). CPA manages MCC’s relationship with the U.S. Congress, other U.S. Government agencies, the media, universities, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, the private sector and other key groups interested in MCC’s mission.
 
Closing Date is February 25, 2014.  Click here for more information.
 
Public Affairs Officer – Washington D.C. 
his position will serve as a Personal Services Contractor and is located in the Office of Public Affairs, Department of Congressional and Public Affairs (CPA), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The mission of the Office of Public Affairs is to engage with key stakeholders and communicate information about Corporation activities, programs, Compact results and policies to the public, the news media, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, academics and think tanks, and other Federal agencies.
  
Closing Date is February 24, 2014.  Click here for more information. 
 
Native American Community Academy Intensive Leader Fellowship Program
 
NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN) is seeking to grow the 2014 cohort of NACA Leadership Fellows and recruit strong and committed aspiring school leaders to establish the first network of charter schools in the nation, designed to promote community, culture and academic excellence in Native American communities. Individuals, tribal departments of education and community leaders are invited to apply. 
 
In 2006, the Native American Community Academy (NACA) launched a community-led school to establish the first urban charter school specifically focused on increasing the number of Native American students who choose the path of college, many as the first in their families. Since inception, NACA had grown from a single middle school, adding a high school that has now graduated two senior classes. Of these graduates, 90-95% of were accepted to college, with Yale, Brown, Cornell College and University of New Mexico among the 45 higher education institutions extending invitations to NACA seniors. The school has been recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals as a Breakthrough School. 
  
The deadline is March 7, 2014.  Click here for more information.  Join a conference call to learn more about this opportunity on Thursday February 20th, at 7:30 EST.  To RSVP for the call, please submit an interest form here.
 

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