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Ocean Awareness Student Contest

Ocean Awareness Student Contest

The Fromthebowseat Organization invites middle and high school students from around the world to participate in the 2017 Ocean Awareness Student Contest. The contest challenges all middle and high school students around the world to create works of visual art, poetry, prose, or film that speak to this year’s theme – Ocean Pollution: Challenges & Solutions.The Programs believes that students who learn by creating and making experience deeper learning and longer-lasting behavior change. With the aim, the program works to inspire the next generation of ocean caretakers through education and engagement with the arts, science, and advocacy.The contest is completely free to enter, and students can earn awards up to $1,500 in each of the four competition categories at both middle school and high school levels.

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts, USA.Realizing the power of artwork and media to educate, inspire, and activate younger generations, Linda began to shape Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs into the organization it is today.The Bow Seat seed was born from a feeling of responsibility for our planet.

Eligibility

  • Any student in grades 6-8 or the international or homeschool equivalent is eligible for the middle school division.
  • Any student in grades 9-12 or the international or homeschool equivalent is eligible for the high school division.
  • As long as you were a high school or middle school student for any amount of time during the Contest (Fall 2015 – June 2016) then you are eligible to enter.
  • If you are between 13 and 18 years of age, be sure to obtain your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission before you send any information about yourself (such as your name, e-mail address, etc.)
  • Students from any country may enter
  • Students must have an adult sponsor – usually a teacher. Homeschooled students may put down their homeschool teacher’s name.
  • An Individual, meaning that you are the sole creator of your submission
  • A Group. Groups can be of unlimited size, but you must provide the name of each group member. There will be one group leader who will serve as the contact person for the group. Awards will be given to the group as a whole.
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How to Apply

  • Research: Use the website to find resources and inspiration Do research on your own, ask tough and complex questions, think about the way science and society help you interpret the theme, and start building your case for ocean advocacy.
  • Create: Interpret the theme to create your own work of art, writing, poetry, or film that advocates for ocean stewardship. Make sure you’ve met all the requirements for your category
  • Submit: To enter the contest, submit both your work and reflection through the given link: http://www.fromthebowseat.org/submit.php

Required Documents

  • To be considered for the contest, the applicant must submit one of the following Art, Poetry, Prose, and Film submissions
  • Any student may submit (i.e., have their name included in) only one entry per category. Therefore, a student may have a maximum of four different submissions, one in each category.
  • They encourage you to connect your submission to your own life, your local community, or something else that inspires and motivates you. Some questions that you might consider as you work on your submission are:
    • Who is to “blame” for ocean pollution? What are the sources of ocean pollution?
    • Who – and what – is impacted by ocean pollution?
    • How does ocean pollution at one end of the world affect the other end?
    • What innovative solutions have been created or proposed to address different types of ocean pollution? What challenges do these innovations face to widespread implementation?
    • How should scientists, designers, and policy-makers work together to address ocean pollution issues? How do local communities take part? How do individuals play a role? What role do you play?
    • What is the first step to raising awareness about ocean pollution?
    • How does meaningful change happen?
    • What does the future ocean look like to you?
  • They invite you to reflect on the question: How does ocean pollution make you feel?
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Reflection Requirements:

  • Length: 100-250 words
  • Your reflection should be written in English.
  • File Format: PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)
  • Here is a helpful article for getting started on your reflection:
  • “Your Artist Statement: Explaining the Unexplainable”

Scholarship Value

Awards will be presented in each of the four categories at both middle school and high school levels:

  • High SchoolGrades 9-12
  • Gold Award $1,500
  • Silver Award $1,000
  • Bronze Award $500
  • Gold Award winner’s school $1,500
  • Plus: 10 Honorable Mention Awards $250
  • 3 Teacher Recognition Awards $750
  • Middle School Grades 6-8
  • Gold Award $1,000
  • Silver Award $750
  • Bronze Award $250
  • Gold Award winner’s school $750
  • Plus: 10 Honorable Mention Awards $100
  • 3 Teacher Recognition Awards $750

Application Deadline

  • All submissions must be received by Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) to be considered in the 2017 Contest.
  • The 2017 Ocean Awareness Student Contest results will be publicly announced in January 2018.

More Info

http://www.fromthebowseat.org/contest.php

Contact Information

If you have any questions, email info-at-fromthebowseat.org

Postgraduate Scholarships

Graduate Studentships in Seismology


Graduate Studentships in Seismology
Saint Louis University

Posted: 12/01/2017

Open Until: 02/01/2018

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University seeks MS and PhD candidates for graduate studies in Geoscience with a concentration in Geophysics. Geophysics faculty are interested in applying the tools of seismology to study deep earthquakes, regional tectonics, and earthquake hazards. Prospective students should have a strong quantitative background in geophysics, mathematics, physics, and programming. 

Financial support is available through TA and RA positions, and the Nuttli-Chan fellowship. To be considered for financial support, applications should be completed by February 1, 2018. 

To apply, go to https://www.slu.edu/admission/graduate/instructions.php 

For additional information, contact Dr. Robert Herrmann (robert.herrmannslu.edu), Dr. Linda Warren (linda.warrenslu.edu), or Dr. Lupei Zhu (lupei.zhuslu.edu).

Disclaimer

IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity
and creating an inclusive workplace where all employee’s backgrounds, talents
and contributions are valued. If you require an accommodation to navigate or
apply to our employment site, please send your request to: Human Resources
or call (202) 682-2220 or fax (202) 682-0633.

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Postgraduate Scholarships

On-Call Custodian (Pool Position)

Campus:
San Luis Obispo

Job ID:
On-Call Custodian (Pool Position)

Job Title:
On-Call Custodian (Pool Position)

Appointment Type:
Temporary

Time Base:
Part-Time

Date Posted:
December 4, 2017

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Link to Apply Online:
https://www.calpolyjobs.org

Campus Employment Homepage:
http://www.calpolyjobs.org

Description:
Cal Poly is hiring Custodians for Facility Services!

This position provides general cleaning and custodial care and support for assigned campus buildings, facilities, structures and adjacent areas and/or portions thereof, including, but not limited to, campus offices, classrooms, science laboratories, art rooms, auditoriums; gymnasiums, locker rooms, health and child care centers; student residences, patios, entryways and walkways, and workshops. Custodial staff may work independently or as part of a custodial team.

Custodians perform a wide range of custodial and related duties for assigned campus areas. The following examples of typical work activities are meant to illustrate the general range of work functions performed by custodians; they are not meant to be an all-inclusive or restrictive list of custodial-related work. Work assignments may involve related activities and may be focused in one area or vary on a regular basis.

To apply directly for this position, please copy and paste this link directly into your web browser: http://bit.ly/2jeGD6J

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Postgraduate Scholarships

Nurse 1, 12 Month Position

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,300 diverse students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLASSIFIED SERVICE VACANCY

The following vacancy exists in the classified service and may require eligibility from a competitive civil service list.


Job Description:

Vacancy #:  C-217-48342

Apply by:  December 18, 2017

Title:  Nurse 1, 12 Month Position

Location:  Student Health Services

Salary: $44,564

Grade: SG-14, PEF

Hours:  Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM / 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Summers/Intersessions

Duration:  Permanent


Requirements:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Candidates must possess a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State. 

May be filled from a mandatory reemployment list if one is in effect at the time of appointment.

A completed University at Albany employment application is required to be considered for this position

  • A completed application is required to be considered for this position
  • All applicants must meet at least one of the above requirements
  • Any applications received that do not meet at least one of the above requirements will be considered unqualified and will be discarded

OPERATING NEEDS:

Candidate must fill out Civil Service Examination form for this position.  The form is available via:   https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf   Please send all materials to address listed on SUNY application

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 Ability to instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention; and develop health improvement programs preferred


Additional Information:

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period.  Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”): http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]  

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER


Application Instructions:

A completed application is required to be considered for this position. Applicants are also encouraged to provide a cover letter and resume.

To apply, please download and complete the Application for Classified Service Employment located here:

Please submit your application by mail to:

Office of Human Resources Management
Classified Services, Vacancy #: C-217-48342
University at Albany, UAB 300
Albany, NY  12222

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