Imagine spending 3 weeks of your summer in beautiful countryside
scenery working with other students from all over the world on an
astronomical project of your choice. The International Astronomical
Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week long summer camp aiming to promote
knowledge on astronomy and related sciences in a unique international
atmosphere. Each year it takes place in a different European location,
this year near the small town of Klingenthal in the region of
Vogtland, situated in the East of Germany.
The IAYC is different from most astronomical camps for two reasons: the international character and the fact that you carry out your own small research project. You will not just accept facts, but you will discover them yourself or working together with other people. The IAYC is therefore not like staying in a hotel and following a summer school or an astronomy course. We are proud that award winning projects were carried out during the camp and many of the IAYC alumni chose science as their profession and work in leading astronomical centers.
As a participant you will explore astronomy related projects in one of the 7 working groups - together with other young people. These projects are done in a working group of your choice and depend on your own interest. The working groups themselves will be led by young scientists and focus on a specific field in astronomy. The IAYC2013 will offer a wide range of working groups and topics: practical astronomy and photography, psychology, poetry and arts, theoretical astronomy and physics, astrobiochemistry, computation and programming, X-Ray astronomy, electronics, history of astronomy... There will be something for everyone, from the complete beginner to the ambitious student. This year the working groups are:
The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program, which begins in March of each year, is currently
accepting applications for admission to the program beginning in March 2013. We would like to invitethose
who might be thinking about future education, to join us to learn more careers in quantitative finance.
Students can learn more about our program by going to our website,
or by joining one of our information sessions (see below).
Please note that our program is relevant for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs with strong quantitative backgrounds (engineering, sciences, economics, operations research, statistics, and finance) and for anyone interested in a career in finance.
Please kindly forward this message to any students/lists of students who might be interested. All are welcome.
UPCOMING BERKELEY MFE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Online: October 17, 2012, 2:00 PM Pacific Time and October 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, berkeleymfe.webex.com
New York City: October 24, 2012, 5:30 PM local time, The Michelangelo Hotel.
On Campus at UC Berkeley: November 5, 2012, 12:00 noon
During our information sessions, you will have the chance to speak with current students/alumni, admissions staff, and the executive director of the Berkeley MFE, Linda Kreitzman. Linda will also conduct on-the-spot resume reviews and discuss how to prepare for the Berkeley MFE.
For other upcoming sessions, please see our website, mfe.berkeley.edu.
Berkeley MFE Quick Facts:
Call for Spring 2013 Interns: All degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, PhD) are welcome to apply.
DEVELOP is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences Training and Development Program. Students work on earth science research projects, mentored by science advisors from NASA and partner agencies to extend research results to local communities. The projects demonstrate to community leaders and organizations how NASA science measurements and predictions can be used to address local policy issues.
Past DEVELOP Projects at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory include ecological forecasting and studies of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, natural hazard assessments of Los Angeles earthquakes and fires, air quality monitoring, and coastal wetland and sea level monitoring using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). DEVELOP students have had the opportunity in the past to do oral presentations of their research and network at such conferences as the American Geophysical Union (AGU), The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), The American Meteorological Society (AMS), The Council of State Governments (CSG), at NASA Langley Research Center, and at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
I am also pleased to inform you that the NASA DEVELOP Program has been selected to receive the prestigious NASA Group Achievement Award for 2011. DEVELOP students are challenged to think outside the box, take initiative, and employ innovative ideas, gain valuable management and leadership experience, and gain experience in delivering results to officials in government, academia, and industry, thereby extending the benefits of NASA science and technology to the public. Ultimately, DEVELOP students are better prepared to handle environmental science challenges that face our society and future generations.
Interns work in student teams to complete rapid research projects in 10 weeks using NASA remote sensing data and other data sources.
DEVELOP has opportunities nationwide, but we are actively recruiting for Spring 2013 interns at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.
Spring 2013 applications must be postmarked by November 15, 2013. It is not too late to apply! Applications are available through our website at: http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/.
Internships are paid. Rate varies by educational attainment level. Spring 2013 students are expected to work a maximum of 20hours per week, and will begin on January 28, 2013 and end on
April 5, 2013.
The DEVELOP Program was featured in the June 2009 Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. The highlight article can be accessed at:
DEVELOP participants also recently presented their research in a virtual poster session, hosted by Earthzine:
Contact with any questions: Austin Madson Austin.Madson@jpl.nasa.gov.
The Bren School has become recognized as one of the top graduate programs of environmental study
in the nation. The mission of the Bren School is to play a leading role in researching environmental
issues, identifying and solving environmental problems, and training research scientists and
environmental management professionals.
The Bren School offers a two-year professional Master of Environmental Science & Management (MESM) program and the PhD in Environmental Science & Management. The master's program, a central focus of the school's educational mission, trains students to work in environmental careers in government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and consulting firms.
We cordially invite prospective students to join us for our annual Open House, to be held at the UCSB campus in Bren Hall on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 from 9:30am-6:00pm.
Open House is the perfect opportunity to experience the Bren community, UCSB, and the beautiful Santa Barbara area.
Bren faculty, staff, and students will be available to answer your questions regarding admissions, academics, student life, financial support, housing, etc.
Prospective students should RSVP via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 26th.
We encourage all students to visit our website at www.bren.ucsb.edu for detailed and up-to-date information on our program.
We look forward to meeting you!
-Bren School Admissions Staff
We are seeking highly motivated and ambitious students (preferably 3rd or 4th year)
with interest in physical chemistry/chemical physics.
We have multiple projects and depending on the student's interest and background we can work out the details. At this stage, we will give highest priority to 2nd year and 3rd year students with good programming skills in any programming language. If interested, please look at our web site first to get an idea of our work, then contact Dr. Jun.
If you are interested in working with Prof. Paar & Prof. Keating on the
POLARBEAR project please send your CV or resume and informal transcript
directly to the addresses below and come to an informational meeting on
Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 1pm in the SERF Building, next to the Price
Center, in room 329. Profs. Paar and Keating are quite busy so they may
not be able to respond to your email but they look forward to meeting you
Contact: Dr. Brian Keating and Dr. Hans Paar.
The Open Science Grid (OSG) group at UCSD is looking for students
interested in supporting operations of the worldwide glidein infrastructure,
a O(100k) core endeavor, and is offering for pay positions for UCSD
The successful candidate will assist the staff in monitoring and troubleshooting of Grid and Cloud problems that happen on a daily basis, both due to hardware problems and misconfiguration at remote sites.
Knowledge of the Linux system is required. Knowledge of shell scripting and Python is also highly desirable. Experience with distributed, Grid and Cloud computing a plus. Previous experience with IT support functions a plus. Above average writing and speaking skills highly desirable, too.
Dependable, regular presence during business hours at the department required. Minimum 15h/week.
Contact: Dr. Frank Wuerthwein
I wanted to let you know about an upcoming conference for undergraduate
women majoring in physics, to be held at Caltech January 18-20th, 2013.
Information about the conference can be found at the
While there is the opportunity of presenting any research that you may have done, you are highly encouraged to attend whether you present or not. There is no registration fee, the conference is covering lodging expenses, and our department is providing funding for travel (in addition to what the conference offers). So there should be no expense to you to attend.
These conferences are very fun and a great way to get to know other undergraduate women in physics, as well as learn about graduate school and hear career advice.
Please email me if you are interested in attending! You will need to register at the website above, and I will let the department know who will need travel funding. The deadline for registration is November 15, and the department funds will be first come, first serve. Let me know if you have any questions.
Contact: Dr. Alison Coil
Professor Hu Cang at the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center of Salk Institute is
currently seeking an undergraduate student for an optical simulation project.
The students will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data. Experience
with Matlab and knowledge of electromagnetism is required. The students will
learn modern electromagnetic simulation tools, including CST Microwave Studio,
COMSOL, and FEKO, have opportunities to publish scientific papers, and participate
in an undergraduate research competition. A minimum time commitment of 10hr per week
for 3 months is required.
Interested applicants should send a resume to: email@example.com