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SUM 2017 Course: Science, Technology, and Public Policy (PUBPOL 583)

The Evans School has opened the following summer course to juniors and seniors (in addition to graduate students):

PUBPOL 583: Science, Technology, and Public Policy (4 credits)
Instructor: Howard McCurdy
Meets: each Wednesday for the full summer term, 5:50-8:30 pm (June 21-August 16)
Description: From the spaceship to the computer chip, public officials work hard to promote innovation through science and technology. In turn, advances in science and technology invite governmental response. This course examines important public policy issues associated with science and technology, including the debate over how much government support is necessary to spur research and innovation, the role of government as a regulator of technology, the manner in which technology alters the way in which scientific initiatives are organized, the clash between scientific findings and political ideology, and the governance challenges arising from 21stcentury technologies. Students also examine impending technologies, the relationship between culture and technology, and specific policy issues of interest to students in the class. The instructor is a graduate of the University of Washington and Cornell University, a professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C., and a frequent visitor to the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. He has authored seven books on the U.S. space program.

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Job Opportunity: Instructor I – Texas State Aquarium

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Instructor I
Department:
Education
Position Type: Part Time

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Instruct educational programs, on and off site, for school and public audiences adhering to program goals, curriculum and quality customer service standards as outlined by department and/or Aquarium procedures. Programs include, but are not limited to Aquavision Distance Learning, Outreach, Aquarium Discovery Programs, Camp-In, Homeschool, SeaCamp
  • Present videoconference programs in a dynamic way.
  • Promote, schedule and conduct videoconference programs.
  • Operate videoconference equipment.
  • Maintain Aquavision program records.
  • Assist with special technology projects within the Education department.
  • Conduct outreach programming for school and community groups.
  • Assist in promotion of outreach programs to meet revenue goals.
  • Assist in outreach program development under the Texas State Aquarium Education Plan.
  • Conduct On-site programs as needed with prior approval.
  • Provide quality education programming.
  • Comply with a safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe work practices to supervisor and / or Human Resources.
  • Abide by all policies and procedures outlined in the Animal Husbandry Standard Operating
  • Procedures as it pertains to the Outreach Animal Collection.
  • Incorporate audience inclusiveness, inquiry and STEM content accuracy.
  • Properly use and maintain teaching resources and equipment, including but not limited to those for field, lab and classroom use.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills, along with mentoring and guiding volunteers and new PT Instructors through program processes and protocols.
  • Participate in and/or assist with other educational and Aquarium programs/events as needed, such as World Oceans Day, Adopt-a-Beach, Dollar Day, and Party for the Planet.
  • Properly handle and utilize live animals, adhering to established guidelines and protocol.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and Aquarium objectives, goals and mission.
  • Provide exceptional guest service.
  • Abide by all policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook.

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Research Opportunity: Nebraska Summer Research Program (Priority Deadline: 02/01/16)

2016 Nebraska Summer Research Program

University of Nebraska Lincoln Summer Research Program

UNL’s summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at converting cutting edge social and behavioral research into an understanding and reduction of health disparities among minorities. 

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Summer 2016 research programs include:

During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory. 

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Monday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Tuesday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Funding Opportunity: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (Deadline: 02/29/16)

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship LogoWashington State Opportunity Scholarship
Scholarships Up to $22,500 for STEM & Health Care Majors
Application Opens January 4, 2016

We are excited to announce that the online application for the 2016-2017 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) will be available on our website soon!

We will select nearly 1450 new students to receive funding and additional professional development support and industry exploration opportunities. We need your help in encouraging every eligible student in Washington to apply!

A Few Scholarship Details:
WSOS supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.

* Annual award amount: $2,500 – $7,500 depending on class standing
* Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility
* Recipients receive access to additional workshops, events and exclusive support programs

The application will be available on the WSOS website on January 4, 2016, with a deadline of February 29, 2016.

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Funding Opportunity: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (Deadline: 02/19/16)

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is currently seeking applicants for their $10,000 (2016-2017) academic year award.

Applicants from all Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields qualify and applicants are not required to pursue the Astronaut Corp.

Application materials may be found at the following URL: http://www.waspacegrant.org/for_students/undergraduate_programs/scholarships/

Notice that faculty nomination is required, so it is recommended that you approach STEM faculty that you work with as soon as possible to discuss applying for this prestigious award.

Ensure that you review the eligibility criteria as well.

The local deadline is February 19, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed by Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium (housed at UW’s Earth and Space Sciences Department) and the top two applicants will be nominated; however, ASF makes the final selection.

Contact Juan-Carlos Chavez, Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, should you have any questions.

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Job Opportunity: Extended Day Staff – Seattle Country Day School

Seattle Country Day School LogoPosition Available: Extended Day Staff beginning Jan. 5th 2016

Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has been inspiring gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their potential through inquiry. Students are the center of a dynamic learning and discovery process. Experienced teachers focus on intellectual and character growth, attending to the social, ethical, and emotional needs of sensitive and capable students. Small classes generate curiosity and innovation through inquiry learning, and provide opportunities for collaborative experiences with a curriculum rich in mathematics, science, technology, humanities, and the arts.

Seattle Country Day School affirms that attracting, supporting, and embracing a diverse community is critical to fulfilling its mission of educating gifted students, and seeks diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its faculty in order to reflect the diversity inherent in a multicultural city and society. The school is committed to diversity among students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical challenges.

Work Hours
Twenty hours per week, approximately 4 hours per day, varying with faculty development and early dismissal days. Weekly schedule may be flexible and worked out with the approval of the Extended Day Director.

Qualifications
Experience supervising children is required. Knowledge of cognitive and emotional development of children ranging from 5 to 13 years of age preferred. Must also have an energetic, flexible personality and a sense of humor. Have strong oral communication skills and be able to organize and prioritize.

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