Vol. 4 Issue 3
UD Water Resources Agency (WRA) http://www.wr.udel.edu/
In this month’s issue, online at http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/newsletters/dec05.htm:
I. DWRC News:
Spring Application Date for Undergraduate Water Resources Internships
Fall Undergraduate Interns Announced;
II. Jobs in Water Resources;
III. Project funding: 2006 $920,000 National Competitive Grants Program;
IV. Upcoming water conferences / events
I. DWRC News:
2006-2007 DWRC UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
Spring Applications Due Friday, MAR. 24, 2006
Application deadline is March
24, 2006 for 2006-2007 $3500 Delaware Water Resources Center undergraduate
internships co-sponsored by the Delaware Geological Survey, Delaware Department
of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Delaware State University, UD
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Science,
College of Engineering, College of Marine Studies, and Department of Plant and
Soil Sciences, Institute of Soil and Environmental
Quality, and the UD Water Resources Agency. All undergraduates enrolled
at any institution of higher learning in the state of
DWRC Announces new Fall Undergraduate Interns for 2005-2006
The Delaware Water Resources Center at the University of Delaware announces the selection of seven new interns resulting from the first-ever fall application period for its 2005-2006 undergraduate water resources research program: Leslie Carter (“Rain Gardens”, advised by Susan Barton, UD), Leslie Howe (“Nutrient Release from Mineralization of Poultry Litter under Simulated Field Conditions, advised by Mingxin Guo and Maria Labreveux, Delaware State University), Lydia Leclair (“Winter transpiration rates of Pinus strobus L. (eastern white pine) in relation to meteorological conditions”, advised by Delphis F. Levia, UD), Jimit Modi (“Kinetics Model for Soil”, advised by Herbert E. Allen, UD), Samantha A. Smith (“Detection of Salmonella in Biosolids using a Combination of Cultural, Molecular and Immunological Methods”, advised by Diane Herson, UD), Maia Tatinclaux (“Location and Evaluation of Coastal and Inland Brackish Aquifers for the Support of Halophyte (Kosyteletzkya) Oil Production for Bioidiesel Fuel Conversion”, advised by Jack Gallagher and Denise Seliskar, UD), and Michael R. Zuk (“Diversity, function, and benefits of specialized plants in poorly drained environments”, advised by John Frett, UD). Look for project details in the upcoming Fall/Winter DWRC WATER NEWS.
Announcing 2006 $920,000 NIWR
National Competitive Grants Water Resources Fellowships (applications due
II. JOBS IN WATER RESOURCES
2006-2007 Delaware Water Resources Center undergraduate internships. See I above.
Graduate students in water
science and technology: the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) offers
$15,000 fellowships for 2006-2007 (visit www.nwri-usa.org or contact
714-378-3278). Applicants must be enrolled fulltime at a
Announcing USEPA Undergraduate
and Graduate Fellowships for 2006: Applications are due
The Geological Society of America offers Research Grants for graduate and undergraduate students working on earth-science related projects. The GSA / Delaware Geological Survey contact representative is Tom McKenna firstname.lastname@example.org (302) 831-8257. Websites: for Graduate Student Research Grants, visit http://www.geosociety.org/grants/gradgrants.htm (due date for electronically-submitted applications is Feb. 1, 2006); for Undergraduate Student Research Grants - Northeastern Section (due date is Feb. 17, 2006, and the mail-in form is found on the website), visit http://www.geosociety.org/grants/negrant.htm#research
The Institute for Soil and Environmental Quality maintains a web page of undergraduate internships listed as "agricultural, companies, education, government agencies, non-profits, plant science, policy/campaigning, and summer research". 42 internships are currently listed. Visit http://ag.udel.edu/iseq/internships.htm.
Delaware State University offers water-related undergraduate and graduate assistantships and undergraduate scholarships. Contact Dr. Dennis McIntosh, phone (302) 857-6456, fax (302) 857-6402, e-mail email@example.com, or visit http://cars.desu.edu/faculty/mreiter/opportunities.htm.
For news about fellowships through the
http://www.ocean.udel.edu/graduate/external.html for external funding opportunities.
Delaware Nature Society announces its “Environmental Advocate” key position providing leadership for the Society's environmental advocacy efforts, the organization’s voice to elected and appointed officials, news media, industry, local/national environmental groups, and other organizations, development of the Society's legislative agenda and positions, activism on key environmental issues in public testimony, and cultivation of the Society's grass-roots citizen activism efforts. For information, visit http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/jobs.html.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
has an opening in
III. PROJECT FUNDING
$920,000 WATER RESOURCES NATIONAL COMPETITIVE
GRANTS: applications due
For information on proposal requirements, research priorities, funding eligibility and requirements, and the proposal review, selection, and award process, visit http://niwr.org. See abstracts of the eight proposals funded in 2005 at http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/05grants/national/nationalindex.html.
The Delaware Nutrient
Management Commission (DNMC) recently approved two research proposals relating
to in-house poultry litter recycling and outdoor poultry litter storage to be
funded for a total of $55,789, drawn from the $160,000 provided to the DNMC by
the General Assembly in the last session. The remaining $104,211
to be used to apply science to current policy development will be open for grant
selections due by
IV. UPCOMING WATER CONFERENCES / EVENTS
Watch the new website of the Delaware Section of the American Water Resources Association (http://www.deawra.org/Meetings/meetings.php) for meeting agendas, presenters, directions, and minutes. DE-AWRA’s contact is Martha Corrozi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstracts are due
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