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Doing Business with DOE February 10, 2009

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· Paid undergraduate science research internships?

· Summer research positions for faculty and student teams at a national laboratory?

· Careers with the Federal government or national laboratories?

· Graduate fellowships and Post-Doc appointments?

The Department of Energy is looking for you…

Come see us in the DOE Pavilion

Learn how you can work alongside scientists and engineers experienced at mentoring who want to transfer science knowledge by collaborative research. These programs are for undergraduate students from four year institutions, community colleges, or for students who are preparing to become K-12 science, math or technology teachers and for undergraduate faculty. Internships are available at all DOE national labs.

Up to 8 qualified undergraduate students will be considered for placement in the summer of 2009. The laboratories also have graduate and post-doc opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville! Please come join us at Booth 304 and the other booths in the DOE Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall Thursday and Friday or at any of the following activities and workshops:

Physics Diversity Summit: Discussion with Bill Valdez, Director, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists

Date: Wednesday, February 11

Time: 2:00 PM

Workshop: Brookhaven National Laboratory –On Using Photons

Date: Thursday, February 12

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM and 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Workshop: Oakridge National Laboratory—On Using Neutrons

Date: Friday, February 13
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM; 5:00-6:30 PM

Doing Business with Department of Energy—Research and Grants

Date: Friday, February 13

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Dr. Balgis Osman-Elasha to Speak at NSBP Conference February 1, 2009

Posted by International.Chair in : Earth and Planetary Systems Sciences (EPSS) , add a comment

Dr. Balgis Osman-Elasha will be the Thursday (February 12)  dinner keynote speaker at the NSBP/NSHP conference in Nashville.

Dr. Osma-Elasha is a  leading member of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC,  and she was chosen to be part of the team to go to Stockholm to receive the prize.   Considered to be at the forefront of climate change research, her work  focuses on the development of climate change adaptation research strategies for drought-prone regions in Sudan and Africa.

She is seen by many as a role model for African women. She uses her knowledge and leadership skills to advance understanding of climate change and educate university students in Sudan about the impact and implications of climate change.

Dr. Osman-Elasha recommends:
IRI, 2005 Sustainable Development in Africa- Is the Climate Right? Position paper / Columbia University

Dr. Osman-Elasha has (co)authored:
Osman-Elasha et al (2006)  Adaptation strategies to increase human resilience against climate variability and change: Lessons from the arid regions of Sudan -AIACC Working Paper No24 www.aiaccproject.org

Rwanda Science Minister to be Keynote Speaker at NSBP Conference February 1, 2009

Posted by International.Chair in : History, Policy and Education (HPE), Mathematical and Computational Physics (MCP) , add a comment

Professor Romain Murenzi, Minister in President’s Office in Charge of Science and Technology, Republic of Rwanda, will be the luncheon speaker at the NSBP/NSHP conference in Nashville on Thursday, February 12.

Dr. Murenzi holds a PhD in Physics from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.  He was appointed Chair and Professor of the Department of Physics at Clark Atlanta University, USA. His major research interests include multidimensional continuous wavelet and its applications.

In 2001, he was appointed Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Scientific Research and from March 2006 as Minister in President’s Office in Charge of Science and Technology.   In 2007 he was given the responsibility of ICT.   He is committed to the expansion and modernisation of the Rwanda education system and the aspiration for knowledge-based, technology-led economy by 2020.   He serves on the Board of Directors of Development Gateway Foundation and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, as Vice President for Africa, TWAS and Advisory Board, Scientists Without Borders.