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Paid Summer Research Programs!

Most programs offer both a stipend and housing and travel support. Programs range across all STEM disciplines and all areas of the country! Deadlines are coming right up for most programs!

Awards for Geochronology Student Research

The next AGeS (Awards for Geochronology Student Research) Program deadline is Feb 1, 2021. AGeS plans to make 18-20 awards averaging ~$8500 each. AGeS seeks to fund broadly in terms of research, geochronologic technique, and participants. Proposals will be evaluated not only based on overall significance, design, and logistical plan, but also on the degree to which the project will expand access to geochronology and build new networks.

AGeS2 offers support for graduate students in the U.S. to develop the scientific rationale for projects involving geochronology, and then provides them with hands-on experience acquiring data in labs, all while being mentored by geochronologists. AGeS awardees visit a U.S. geochronology lab for a week or more, participate in sample preparation and analysis, and learn fundamental aspects of the methods, techniques, and theory used in modern analytical facilities. Awards can be used to fund analytical costs, sample preparation, travel to the host geochronology lab, lodging, and other expenses.

Applicants must be graduate students at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or its territories. Any lab in the U.S. or its territories can participate. The study areas of AGeS projects can be located anywhere worldwide.

There are 57 AGeS labs and 96 geochronologists available for potential collaborations, with detailed information about each lab listed on the AGeS website. We recommend that applicants contact a preferred lab about potential projects as early as possible because each lab may support a maximum of 4 projects each application cycle.


For additional program details please see the AGeS2 website at:  http://www.geosociety.org/ages

Cheers,

AGeS Steering Committee

Becky Flowers (CU)
Ramon Arrowsmith (ASU)

Vicki McConnell (GSA)

Jim Metcalf (CU)

Tammy Rittenour (USU)

Blair Schoene (Princeton)

Kathy Surpless (Trinity)

“Keep Hope Alive”


Diana Dalbotten Diversity Director National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics St. Anthony Falls Laboratory University of Minnesota 612-624-4608 dianad@umn.edu

Join a Thriving Earth Exchange Project

Scientist Wanted for Community-Based Research (volunteer)
The Big Sandy Rancheria tribal administration seeks a scientist to work with staff to identify and understand the science behind the climate change impacts they can expect in the future. Once we identify where science can inform the process, a science plan for answering specific science questions may need to be developed. By identifying what future issues need to be considered, the community can be better prepared to understand, plan for, and adapt to these challenges. The most critical issues that need to be considered from a forecasting standpoint are the hazards of fire and drought. Beyond these two critical issues, the tribe is identifying significant cultural resources that may be impacted by climate change. The ideal scientist will have a background in climate change assessment and adaptation, an understanding of tribal resource management, and indigenous research protocols. Important skills include:

Climate science with adaptation experience.
Knowledge and respect for indigenous cultures and worldviews
Strong listening and collaboration skills
A detailed understanding of the interplay of equity, resilience and climate adaptation
Experience and/or desire to participate in community education, outreach and
engagement
Willingness to connect science to local concerns
Competent and open to new ideas
The scientist would ideally be able to visit the community in-person

Thriving Earth Exchange asks all scientific partners to work with the community to help define a project with concrete local impact to which they can contribute as pro-bono volunteers and collaborators. This work can also position the scientists and communities to seek additional funding, together, for the next stage.

Interested in volunteering as a scientist? Apply now!

The GEO Indigenous Summit 2020

The GEO Indigenous Summit 2020

7-9 December 2020

Online: Register here.

Join Indigenous leaders from around the world as they discuss Indigenous-led innovation in Earth observations data, science and technology. This will build on the GEO Indigenous hackathon, bringing together Indigenous knowledge and state-of-the-art science and technology, as well as the global GEO community.

No registration required! Open to everyone, everywhere!

Themes: COVID-19, Women Empowerment, Education, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, Knowledge Transfer.

Lightning talks session:  Lightning talks are 3 minutes pre-recorded presentations related to the themes of the Summit. To submit an abstract complete this form by the 25th of November 23:59 CEST

Cluster hires in Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma

Institution: UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Open Until: 2021-03-31

The University of Oklahoma seeks three new colleagues to fill tenure-track Assistant Professor positions within the School of Geosciences in the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy to begin in August 2021. These positions are part of a university-wide strategic shift towards collaborative, convergent research that addresses pressing societal needs. We seek colleagues who will establish innovative, independent, and externally funded research programs; build collaborations within and outside the School; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds; and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals.

1) Critical Zone (CZ) Geoscience: This position will strengthen burgeoning transdisciplinary collaborations across environmental science, policy, and justice by integrating knowledge and expertise from OU’s research strengths in geoscience, meteorology, geography, anthropology, environmental science and engineering, public policy, economics, and community planning focused around key issues that affect how humans live and work sustainably within our ecosystem. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to: geomorphology, soil science, groundwater/surface water interactions, geobiology, geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, carbon and/or nutrient cycling in soils and the hydrosphere, computational modeling of CZ processes, responses of the CZ to climate change (past, present, or future), and/or isotope geochemistry applied to critical zone processes. We expect this faculty member to teach a general education geoscience course (e.g. Earth, Energy, and the Environment; the Dynamic Earth; Earth Resources and the Environment; or a new course of their design), and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise. For more information see the full description at https://apply.interfolio.com/81168, or direct questions to the search committee at ougeosciencesczsearchchair@ou.edu.

2) Environmental Geophysics: This position will promote interdisciplinary, collaborative projects that use systems-based geophysics to study the near-surface and critical zones. We are looking for a broad-minded geophysicist with strong research skills and interdisciplinary interests who uses geophysical methods to solve challenging problems relevant to environmental and energy systems, including global climate change. Potential research areas might combine geophysics with data analytics (statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.), sedimentary geology, hydrogeology, and/or biogeochemistry to develop new approaches to characterize and monitor the shallow subsurface and the near-surface including soils, sediments, water, air, and life within Earth’s critical zone. This interdisciplinary research is critical to investigate process-response systems, prevent near-surface geohazards, and maintain global sustainability. The faculty member is expected to devel!
op and teach undergraduate and graduate courses within their areas of expertise, example courses include, but are not limited to Environmental/Applied Geophysics, and Geophysical Field Camp. For more information see the full description at http://apply.interfolio.com/81257, or direct questions to the search committee at ougeophysicssearchchair@ou.edu.

3) Applied Structural Geology/Tectonics: This position will contribute to and expand upon existing interdisciplinary strengths in the department via the study of the 3D architecture and evolution of Earth’s surface/crust, associated deformation and deformation processes, and application to practical questions. It supports college initiatives and research priorities in energy geosciences, seismicity, and water. We are looking for a broad-minded colleague whose skills and interests will complement and build upon existing areas of focus within the department. The research area is open but can include topics such as landscape evolution and geologic hazards, the structure and long-term stability of subsurface reservoirs, and tectonics & the carbon cycle. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in new and existing areas of research in carbon sequestration, geothermal & hydrogen energy resources, and machine learning. The faculty member is expected to develop and !
teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise; example courses include, but are not limited to Applied Structural Geology, Tectonic Geomorphology, Faulted & Fractured Reservoirs, and Tectonics & Climate. For more information see the full description at http://apply.interfolio.com/81256 or direct questions to the search committee at geology@ou.edu.
The School of Geoscience has over a century of history preparing students for impactful careers in basic and applied geoscience. Information about the School of Geosciences’ research and teaching facilities can be found at http://www.ou.edu/mcee/geosciences/Research. Additional resources include the Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Laboratory, Bartell Field Camp, Kessler Field Station, and the OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research.
The University of Oklahoma, located 20 miles south of Oklahoma City in Norman, is the Carnegie- ranked Very High Research Activity [R1] flagship university in the state. Oklahoma is home to 39 tribal nations, each of which has a distinctive culture, history, and government. We acknowledge that the history of the university and the state represents settler colonialism and remains in tension with what we now understand about the lands that were proclaimed “unassigned” and opened for white settlement in 1889. In line with our commitments to diversity, inclusion, access, and equity we strongly encourage applications from candidates who are members of underrepresented or marginalized communities.

To apply, please submit the following materials via ByCommittee using the position-specific links above: 1) a 1-2 page cover letter describing your interests in and qualifications for the position; 2) your current CV including contact information for three potential references; 3) a 1-2 page teaching statement briefly describing your teaching philosophy, teaching interests and potential teaching contributions to the School; 4) a diversity statement describing your knowledge of and/or experience addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the geosciences (1 page); 5) and a 1-2 page research statement describing your research focus, methods, and future trajectory. Please direct questions to the appropriate search committee using the email address above. We will begin reviewing applications January 4nd, 2021 and will continue to review applications until the positions are successfully filled.

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage. The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Baylor University Graduate Opportunities in Global Change and Freshwater Ecosystem Analysis

The global change and freshwater ecosystem analysis research group at Baylor University (https://sites.baylor.edu/powersresearchgroup/) is recruiting a PhD graduate student to begin in Fall 2021. The student should have interest in reservoirs and watershed biogeochemistry in association with ecological, climate, and human drivers. Emphasis will be placed on systems of the Southern Plains and U.S. continental interior, where management concerns related to water quality, oxygenation, and warming exist.

Baylor has outstanding research and teaching facilities situated about a 90 minute drive from the Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas metro areas. The research group and lab space are housed in the 500,000 sq. ft Baylor Sciences Building. Student offices are situated adjacent to the lab and other aquatic teaching and research labs associated with the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, including a shared analytical laboratory with an experienced lab manager and instruments to perform fundamental chemical analyses of water, soil, and tissue. A stable-isotope mass spectrometer lab is also down just down the hall, one of several multi-user shared facilities offering state-of-the-art instrumentation. Few universities offer the level of support guaranteed to graduate students in Baylor Biology. Annual stipends are competitive with natural sciences PhD programs nationally and can be increased with stipend enhancement scholarships from the Graduate School, awarded to top applicants each year. Students will have 5 years of continuous stipend support. Admission includes full tuition remission, health insurance benefits, and additional funding opportunities to travel to professional meetings.

Applicants should have undergraduate research experience or a master of science degree in a related field. Applicants must possess or plan to obtain a U.S. driver’s license. Please review additional departmental admission guidelines (https://www.baylor.edu/biology/index.php?id=961603). If you are considering this opportunity, please send an email describing your background and interests to Dr. Stephen Powers (s_powers@baylor.edu) with “graduate position” or “grad position” in the subject line. To ensure career competitiveness, students will be encouraged to not only collect and analyze new data, but also pursue analyses of existing public datasets, structured literature reviews, or applications such as web-based decision support tools.

Deadline is January 5, 2021 and applicants should apply to the PhD program in Biology (https://www.baylor.edu/biology/index.php?id=961605).

NOAA CIMES Undergraduate Internships

Applications are currently being accepted for summer internships at the NOAA-funded Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) at Princeton University and NOAA-GFDL. Applications are currently being accepted with a deadline of January 15th, 2021. This year we have projects on a wide variety of topics, ranging from ENSO to fisheries to icebergs, with details given on the website https://cimes.princeton.edu/education-outreach/intern-program. Interns receive a stipend, housing allowance, and travel expenses, and depending on the circumstances associated with the pandemic, all projects may be done remotely if needed. The goal of the intern program is to broaden participation in climate and earth-system science and we specifically encourage applications from STEM students with little or no prior research experience.