University Information and Technology invites proposals from faculty and staff for Individual Learning Innovation Grants to foster the meaningful use of educational technology. Proposals of up to $10,000 will be awarded for innovative uses of technology to improve student experience, whether in courses, informal learning experiences, or student life. Proposals are due Dec. 7. To learn more or to apply, visit Questions? Contact Robin Pappas at

You are invited to attend the Center for Teaching & Learning’s first Course Design Institute. Join CTL along with a multidisciplinary group of teachers to design (or redesign) a course. For three intensive days learn about course design and how students learn. Experience the benefits of active learning, intentional grouping, and differentiation. Plan to leave the institute with course plans and a syllabus draft. Dec. 12-14 (Participation in all three days is mandatory. If you are unable to attend all three days, try to join us in March or June.) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (additional one hour nightly class preparation), Milam 215. Limited seats available. Respond to Jeanna Towns by Friday, Nov. 30, to reserve your spot.

We currently have spaces for our Summer 2019 Internships!

Big Island Farms is located on the tropical Hamakua coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, five miles from the breathtaking Waipio Valley and historic Honokaa Town. The quaint but thriving local community is interconnected with 10 of the world’s 13 available microclimates ranging from vibrant jungle to arid desert tundra. This ancient and sacred island lends Big Island Farms a culturally and biologically rich and diverse environment. Boasting the tallest mountain “Mauna Kea”, the world’s most active volcano, “Kilauea” and the largest mountain “Mauna Loa” (in cubic feet), the Big Island of Hawaii is a treasure of geological extremes like nowhere else on Earth. During our internship program students gets to experience and study most of the micro climates available on this island.

Big Island Farms, a vibrant 64 acre collection of tropical fruit trees, macadamia nut orchards, permaculture food forests, botanical gardens & medicinal gardens began simply with a decade long effort to restore and revitalize the soil, flora and fauna of these treasured lands. After many years of allowing the natural ecosystems to re-establish themselves and create a biodynamic ecology our team began this mission to establish a unique experiential education program. Mulching tropical grasses that, at times, reach seven to ten feet high, we have reclaimed the orchards and farmlands replenishing and protecting the soils, establishing new gardens and reinvigorating the orchards along the way. Our team coalesces around a shared vision of sustainability, community, and the desire to understand how to live off the land through a process of discovering the deeper rooted connections that we all share within the holistic connection of organic permaculture. We are searching for like-minded individuals who we can share our knowledge with and who can also leave their mark at Big Island Farms.

Through our interdisciplinary education model, which incorporates classes, tangible hands-on experience, expeditions and guest speakers, students will actively pursue their passions, learn to broaden their worldviews, and work towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Come be an active participant in a progressive learning environment and expand your horizons through the Big Island Farms Internship Program! We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2019 and beyond. Internship spots are limited, hurry to APPLY NOW.

Check out our website to see full program details

Please email us at for details.

The Oregon State University Honors College is pleased to invite nominations for two prestigious annual scholarship awards. The Joe Hendricks Scholarship for Academic Excellence is open to all Honors College students, and the Janet Richens Wiesner Honors College Scholarship for Undergraduate Women in Science is awarded to an outstanding female Honors College student majoring in science (which is broadly defined). These awards both include a $2,500 scholarship and are open to students graduating winter term, 2019 or after.

If you know a current Honors College student who has demonstrated remarkable academic, scholarly, or leadership achievements, in the classroom or out, please consider nominating them for one or both of these scholarships. Nominations can be made with a brief letter of support (approximately one page) that emphasizes the qualities or attributes that make your nominee stand out from their peers. In general, the Hendricks is awarded to students who have demonstrated both outstanding academic and co-curricular accomplishments and the Wiesner more specifically to students for research and academic achievements. Multiple nominations are accepted.

Please send nominations or direct questions to The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, January 4th, 2019.

Thank you very much for your support of the Oregon State University Honors College and our students.

Greetings Oregon State University,

I would like to inform your constituents about an exciting ten-week summer internship opportunity in the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California. I have attached a flyer for your review and copied the job listing below — please forward / use in any ways that would best get the word out., including even posting hard copies on building bulletin boards in your area!

Our internship program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary.


UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.


More information can be found on our website, where we will be accepting applications through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 18, 2019. If you have any questions please contact me.


Warm regards,


Eva Friedlander | Summer Internship Coordinator | Marine Physical Laboratory | UC San Diego Scripps Institution Of Oceanography | MC 0213 |





Applications will only be considered when submitted via


Organization: UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory

Call for Summer Interns
Are you considering applying to grad school and interested in oceanography as a career path?  Contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2019 MPL Summer Internship Program.

Undergraduate college students majoring in Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.


UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.
* Currently enrolled as 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate – and not in your senior year – at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at MPL

* A U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident

* Considering a career in scientific research
* Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, California, in June 2019


* Available to work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $14/hr

* Not a former MPL summer intern

* OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and surf
The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Originally established as a Navy-orientated research laboratory in 1946, MPL has maintained a strong multidisciplinary research program consisting entirely of sponsored projects, with a large sponsorship from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Research Topics:

Acoustics and Infrasound
Applied Ocean Sciences
Autonomous Ocean Platforms and Global Observing Systems
Coastal Oceanography
Internal Waves and Ocean Mixing
Marine Mammal Biology
Nonlinear and Surface Waves
Ocean Acoustics
Ocean Instrumentation and Technology
Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions
Physical Oceanography
Population and Community Ecology
Upper Ocean and Submesoscale Processes


Research Highlights:
Air-Sea Interaction Research
Coastal Observatory Development
Observations of Waves and Currents Nearshore
Optical and Ancillary Measurements at High Latitudes in Support of the MODIS Ocean Validation Program
Reference Materials for Oceanic Carbon Dioxide Measurements
Time Reversal Mirror in the Ocean
Whale Acoustics

Whole Sky Imager

* Visit to complete the application online
* Applications will be accepted online through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 18, 2019
* Decisions emailed to applicants by the end of April 2019

MPL Summer Internship Program:

Marine Physical Laboratory:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography:

University of California, San Diego: