Free Membership – NCSE

The National Center for Science Education is offering a free one-year membership to graduate students.

You got where you are thanks to great science teachers.  Did you know that not every kid in America gets a decent science education?  Join the National Center for Science Education for FREE for a year and help us defend science education today.

Does science education really need defending?

It sure does.  Would you believe that one in eight U.S. public high school biology teachers advocate creationism? The situation with respect to climate change is equally chilling. More than a third of middle and high school science teachers tell their students that scientists are divided about the causes of climate change. Plus teachers who want to teach these topics accurately often encounter pressure from parents, administrators, and school board members.

On the national level, in the past two years nearly twenty bills have been proposed in states across the country that try to open the science classroom door to misinformation about evolution and climate change. Legislators and members of state boards of education across the country have tried to block efforts to include evolution and climate change in science textbooks and state science standards.

What is NCSE?

The National Center for Science Education is the only organization in the country devoted entirely to defending the integrity of science education.  With just eight full-time staff members, we’ve got a big job to do, and we need all the help we can get.

Help to do what?

NCSE is a nationally recognized voice for the integrity of science education. We provide direct help to teachers, connect graduate students with K-12 classrooms, organize local communities to support science education, and work with grassroots activists to block efforts to politicize science education. With our members’ support, NCSE stands up for the integrity of the science classroom, and for science itself.

But we need more help! NCSE is seeking early-career scientists to join us and help stand up for good science.

How much does membership in NCSE cost?

For graduate students? Nothing! We are offering a free one-year membership to graduate students. We know that graduate students care about the integrity of science education but have limited income. We want to make sure that you know what is going on in your community, state, and across the nation. We also want to help you to engage and work with scientists, teachers, and community members to communicate your love of science to the public and to help to improve and defend science education.

What will you receive?

We will keep you apprised of challenges to science education in your community through action alerts and our quarterly newsletter, Reports of the National Center for Science Education. If you are looking for some broader impact opportunities, we can help you with that too, through our Scientist in the Classroom program. And if you want to get your community more involved in supporting science education, we can help connect you to other science advocates in your community.

Sign up today to help defend the integrity of science education!

2016 West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference/Grad Fair at Van Andel Institute – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dear colleagues,

Save the date for the tenth annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference/Grad Fair at Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are hoping that you will be in attendance this year for the grad fair/conference on Saturday, November 5, 2016 starting at 9:00 AM. Registration opens mid-August.

Students will share their research as well as build their network of peers with similar interests and experiences and hear stimulating talks on current topics. Last year we had over 275 undergraduate students registered for this event and this year expect this number to grow! Fields of study included Cell and Molecular Biology / Genetics, Computational Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Ecology & Evolution, Mathematics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Organism Biology / Physiology, and Physics. Undergraduate students from the following colleges and universities were represented at the conference: Alma College, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Central Michigan University, Cornerstone University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Kalamazoo College, Michigan State University, Muskegon Community College, University of Georgia, University of Michigan, University of Michigan-Flint, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Western Michigan University.

As you and your admissions staff make recruiting plans, we hope you will consider joining us for the grad fair/conference. A registration fee of $150.00 reserves one six foot table in a highly visible location. Lunch for two is included in this fee. Additional participants may order lunch for $10 per person.

If you are unable to attend, please forward me the contact information of your colleagues that would be interested in participating in this year’s grad fair/conference. Please also feel free to forward this email message to your colleagues.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michelle Love at 616-234-5581 or email undergrad@vai.org.

Along with the West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference planning committee, we look forward to your participation.

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2016 International Undergraduate Research Photography Competition

Deadline Extended to September 1st

The Journal of Young Investigators is pleased to host the 2016 International Undergraduate Research Photography Competition. Show us your research in one image—be it be a molecular model, an image taken under the microscope, or a snapshot of the field where your work takes place– for a chance to win. Please include a brief (1-3 sentence) description of the image and its ties to your work. Entries will be judged by the JYI Executive Board.

  • Three winners will receive unique JYI items and certificate. 
  • One winner will be featured on our website and the cover of 2016 Best of JYI Publication. 

Submit your image and brief description to cdo@jyi.org.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 1, 2016

Sponsored by Journal of Young Investigators. 


For more information, visit www.jyi.org

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Southern Teachers – Chemistry Teachers Needed

The heat is rising this summer, but it can’t stop Southern Teachers from recruiting chemistry teachers for August 2016 positions. That’s right, we still have a number of openings for this academic year and we are asking you to forward this [information] to your recent graduates and alumni with both strong content knowledge and potential as a teacher. Encourage them to complete our online application as soon as possible! Since we are working with private/independent school, our teacher candidates do NOT need a teaching license or an education major to be successful.

Southern Teachers has helped private/independent K-12 schools find qualified teachers since 1902. Today we work with over 600 schools from Maryland to Miami and west to Midland, TX. Don’t forget, our service is freeto our teacher candidates!

As always, if you have questions about Southern Teachers, please feel free to call or email me anytime. You can read more about us here.

Smith College Postdoctural Fellow, Chemistry

Chemistry Colleagues,

Smith College is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Chemistry Department to conduct research into the use of modified DNA molecules as chemical reagents to selectively modify one compound in a complex mixtureThis is a full-time, 1 year grant-funded position in the laboratory of David J. Gorin with the possibility of renewal. The desired start date is February 1, 2017, but is negotiable.

Additional information and application instructions may be found at: https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=32751&job=ad0901-postdoctoral-fellow

 

Chemistry Teachers Needed!

Summer has arrived! At Southern Teachers we spend the summer continuing to help schools find great teachers, and help our candidates find great jobs.

The private/independent schools we work with are still hiring chemistry teachers for the 2016-17 academic year! If you know of recent graduates or alumni who are looking for a job, have strong content knowledge, and the potential for making a difference in the lives of young people, please encourage them to complete our online application or just forward this email to them. And remember, they do not need a teaching license or an education major to be successful in independent schools.

As you know, Southern Teachers has been placing teachers in positions at private/independent K-12 schools since 1902. Currently, we work with over 600 schools from Maryland to Miami and west to Midland, TX. The best part? We are a free service to the teacher candidates. Can’t beat that!

If you have questions, please feel free to call or email me. You can also read more about Southern Teachers here.

Best wishes,
Abby

Abby Hall
Director of College Recruitment
(434) 295-9122
Recruiter@SouthernTeachers.com
Southern Teachers  . . . because your students deserve the best