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Internship Opportunities - November 11

Posted: November 6, 2013

Here are two; one with Penn State and a second with Homeland Security.

The Entomology Department, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University

Application deadline: November 15, 2013

The Entomology Department is seeking an undergraduate student with an agriculture-related major to provide support to a multidisciplinary project combining entomology and sociology. The student will assist a Rural Sociology graduate student with an exploratory sociological study about social and cultural factors influencing how wheat farmers in Pennsylvania adopt, use, and perceive web- and smartphone-based prediction technology systems. The student will also assist with developing an Extension program that will educate farmers who grow wheat about how to incorporate web-based prediction systems (e.g., smartphone apps), into their pest management decision-making process. The student should have an interest in learning about the application of sociology to pest management issues in agriculture. For more information about the project visit: http://agsci.psu.edu/magazine/articles/2013/winter-spring/an-app-for-predicting-crop-disease-spread

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships

Application deadline: January 6, 2014

Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more…

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management,social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

A flier is located at:  http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/HS-STEMflier2014.pdf

Undergraduate Paid Internship Opportunity - Using Web-based Prediction Systems and Integrated Pest Management to Reduce Pesticides in Wheat Production