[George H. Cook Campus]

Cook Community Weekly News

February 8, 2016 | Vol. 19 | No. 18

In This Issue

  1. Happening This Week
  2. Important Announcements
  3. Upcoming Events Calendar

I. Happening This Week

2/8/16 - Apply to be a Peer Instructor for the Aresty Research Assistant Program for 2016-2017. Applications are due Monday, February 8. For more information and to apply: https://aresty.rutgers.edu/about-aresty/peer-instructors/become-a-peer-instructor

2/9/16 - 6:00-7:30PM, Climate Change and Energy:  How can justice be achieved for young people and nature?  Jim Hansen is the former head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and the first prominent US scientist to testify before Congress, in the 1980’s, about global warming.  Cook Student Center.  Registration link, https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ec3sgxw300f1a838&oseq=&c=&ch=

Want your club/organization events listed here? Anyone can submit information for publication through the online submission form located at: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~acampbel/ccwn.htm or by submitting items directly with an email to studentmail@aesop.rutgers.edu.

Looking for More Events on Campus and at Rutgers?
SEBS Calendar | G. H. Cook Campus Calendar | Rutgers Calendar


II. Announcements

  1. Follow the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences on Facebook  http://facebook.com/RutgersSEBS and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RutgersSEBS

  2. Mindfulness Meditation

    Mindfulness is the art of becoming a compassionate observer of your own experience. Meditation practice helps us to achieve mindfulness and reduce stress. All are welcome, whether you are a beginner or have been practicing meditation for years.  Several techniques introduced. Participants are encouraged to find their preferred method. No previous experience required. Sponsored by CAPS  (Counseling, ADAP & Psychiatry Services).

    Free. No registration necessary
    OPEN to students, staff and faculty.
    Every Thurs 12.00-1.00
    Douglass Campus Center Room C.

  3. RESUME CRITIQUE DROP-IN HOURS - every Tuesday, 2-4pmMartin Hall, 2nd floor, With Larry Jacobs, Career Specialist

  4. GREEN PRINTMake sure you keep up with THE GREEN PRINT, your SEBS student-run newsletter. Available at : *www.rugreenprint.com* Interested in writing? email: sebsgreenprint@gmail.com

  5. Call for Submissions: Energy Innovation Contest
    The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) announces an Energy Innovation Contest inviting undergraduates to help reduce the energy consumption at Rutgers to make the university carbon neutral by 2030. Three prizes ($2,500, $1,500, $1,000) will be awarded. REI asks faculty to identify students who may be interested in this opportunity. Open to all New Brunswick Undergraduates. Register by sending an email indicating intent to submit an entry to Beatrice Birrer at bea@marine.rutgers.edu no later than Feb. 26, 2016, subject line: "Energy Innovation Contest." Details, application form and full rules, are available on the REI website (http://www.rei.rutgers.edu/). Proposals due March 25, 2016.

    Date: Register by sending an email of intent by Feb. 26th.  Proposals should be submitted on or before March 25, 2016
    Location: Rutgers-New Brunswick Campus
    Email Contact: bea@marine.rutgers.edu

  6. RU/Zimmerli Art Museum photography contest! Here’s a message from Dr. Donna Gustafson at the Zimmerli: I am writing to ask for your help in a photography project that we are doing at the museum. It is a crowdsourced exhibition and we are inviting Rutgers students, faculty and staff and alums to take photos at Rutgers or of Rutgers and send them to us so that we can print them out and hang them in our special exhibition gallery. The show will grow as we receive images-- our plan is to fill all available space in the gallery. We will also publish a book with the 250 most compelling images (selected by a jury). The book will be ready by the end of the 250 celebration which is November of 2016. All the information and other photos are on the website: herenow250.rutgers.edu
  7. REI Summer Internship 2015
    The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) offers summer internships to a select group of motivated undergraduate students. They are intended to help students understand the breadth of the energy challenge, from the environmental impacts that motivate the transition, to the technological innovation needed to create a viable new system and the socio-economic, policy and energy system frameworks necessary to enable wide-spread deployment. To that end, REI will support students working on research projects that address more than one of these elements: for example, examining novel solar photovoltaic technologies and how they might be integrated into the grid, or the geological potential of carbon sequestration and political barriers to its deployment.

    Eligibility: You may apply if you are currently an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior at any school in Rutgers University. No previous research experience is necessary, and you do not need to be a science or engineering major to apply. Students are expected to work full-time (40 hours/week) for the duration of the program, so participation is not compatible with attending summer school.
  8. NJWEA Scholarships Available
    Applications Due March 2, 2016

    The New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) is pleased to offer its Scholarship Awards Program, named in honor of Dr. Raymond M. Manganelli, former Professor of Environmental Science at Rutgers University, and former Chair of the Association’s Student Programs and Scholarship Awards Committees. NJWEA scholarship awards are available each year, ranging from $2,000 to $2,500 each, and totaling $38,500 annually. In addition, the three regional sections of the NJWEA offer eleven scholarships totaling $17,000. In total the program offers 28 awards with an annual value on $55,500.

    These awards are intended for both graduate and undergraduate students, including those attending county colleges, and technical schools, as well as high school seniors.

    For more information and to apply today, please visit http://www.njwea.org/committees/educational/scholarship-awards-committee/
  9. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 C3E Poster Competition!

    Female undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in clean energy are invited to apply! Entrants with the most compelling posters will be invited to attend the 2016 C3E Symposium on May 31st at Stanford University to showcase their work.
    The C3E Poster Competition is now in its fifth year and is building on prior competitions hosted by MIT. The Competition helps C3E spread its reach to all age groups and involve early- and pre-career women in the annual Symposium. The Competition also helps expose Symposium attendees to cutting-edge research in a variety of clean energy fields.

    The topic of the poster must relate to clean energy, but can be in any of the following areas:
    Basic Energy Science
    Built Environment and Infrastructure
    Climate and Environment
    Developing World
    Energy Education
    Energy Efficiency
    Fossil Energy
    Nuclear Energy
    Policy and Economics
    Power Distribution and Energy Storage
    Renewable Energy

    Applications and posters are due February 22nd at www.C3Eawards.org. You do not need to be U.S. resident to apply. Learn more about eligibility and requirements here.
  10. Calling All First and Second Year Nutrition Majors,

                Are you interested in getting more involved in Nutrition? Are you a freshmen or sophomore? Do you like to write newsletters and do research? A position on the Rutgers Healthy Dining Team might be right for you. The Healthy Dining Team is now hiring student nutritionist positions.

                Don’t know us? The Rutgers University Healthy Dining Team is a joint program between Rutgers Dining Services and the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health. The Healthy Dining Team is a group of undergraduate Nutrition student employees and one faculty advisor, Peggy Policastro, PhD, RD. The mission of the Healthy Dining Team is to educate students about nutrition and encourage them to make healthier food and lifestyle choices. The team writes newsletters that are distributed in the dining halls, creates interactive nutrition booths, and is involved in other various events throughout Rutgers. You can find out more about the Healthy Dining Team on Twitter (@RUHDT), Facebook (RU Healthy Dining Team), Instagram (@RU_HDT), or SnapChat (RU_HDT).

    If you are interested in applying please email us at RUHealthyDiningTeam@gmail.com

III. Upcoming Events Calendar

2/16/16 - Undergraduate Research Mixer, Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30 p. m.
The Spring Undergraduate Research Mixer provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to be introduced to research programs by Cook Faculty and staff. Some of these programs require research assistants and are sometimes paid positions. Undergraduates can be recruited for independent research projects or senior honors program for the spring or fall semesters, or sometimes for summer research. During this event, faculty and department staff are invited to provide information about their projects and meet individually with students. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to joan.bjones@rutgers.edu by Friday, February 12 so that we can include you in the refreshments. Cook Campus Center MPR.

2/25 & 2/26 - 2016 Symposium: Microbiology at Rutgers University Cultivating Traditions, Current Strength and New Frontiers
Cook Student Center ~ Multipurpose Room ABC. The annual microbiology symposium, organized by the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, offers two days filled with speakers, and student poster presentations. This event is free, but registration is required: https://sebs.rutgers.edu/events/microbiology/.