For Future K-12 teachers

Dear Faculty,

I am attaching a flyer for a scholarship possibility and also attaching the following links below. If you feel your students might be interested in any of these opportunities (and yes they may mean some extra money) please share with them either by announcing in class or emailing them to your students. Also keep these programs in mind, sometimes you run across a student that might be thinking about teaching as a career and we certainly have ways to support and guide them. Thank you for your help in getting the word out. If you or your students have any questions please feel free to email me and either I can answer or put them in touch with the right person.

Here’s hoping everyone has a restful spring break. Best, Gini Vandergon


· Free CSET Preparation Workshops for Future Science and Math Teachers Free 38-hour CSET Test Preparation Workshops. You may be eligible for a stipend of up to $750 once you are admitted to the program. You may be eligible for a stipend of up to $1000 upon issuance of a science or math credential and additional benefits.

· NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship (up to $12,000/year) – The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The National Science Foundation awarded CSUN a Noyce Phase II grant, which will provide funding for CSUN students interested in math and science teaching.

· Science Education Credential Program – There is a strong demand for science teachers in the state of California and throughout the nation. Our records show that during the past 28 years, more than 99% of those completing the credential programs in science have found jobs as science teachers. The demand for math teachers is very strong as well!

· Science Education Masters Degree Program – CSUN offers one of the biggest and best science education masters degree programs in the state. Our next cohort is starting in Fall, 2016.

· Math Education Masters Degree Program – CSUN offers one of the biggest and best math education masters degree programs in the state. Our next cohort is starting in Fall, 2016.

· Educational Technology Masters Degree Program – CSUN offers one of the biggest and best educational technology masters degree programs in the state. Our next cohort is starting in Fall, 2015

Please share these opportunities with those who might be interested!

Dr. Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon


Dept of Biology

18111 Nordhoff St

Northridge, CA 91330-8303



Noyce Flyer.doc

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New Internship Opportunity in Cooperative Education

Good Afternoon Science Faculty,

(Please pass along to your students as you see appropriate. I appreciate your assistance)

The Cal Poly Pomona Cooperative Education program is happy to announce a new internship opportunity for students. The Metropolitan Water District is seeking (2) two Microbiology/Biotechnology/Biology students for their Science Intern Positions. The internships will take place at their La Verne facility. These positions begin on June 22 and end in December 2016. Positions are part-time and pay $15 per hour.

If students are hired, they must enroll in a Co-op/Internship course every quarter/semester for the duration of their internship. Students must consult with their faculty advisors to ensure they enroll in the appropriate course and satisfy any requirements set by their university. Typically courses are 1-2 units, independent study or project based, whatever is recommended by the advisor.

These positions are open to all Cal Poly and Non Cal Poly undergraduate students. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at (909) 869-3434.

Thank You and Have a Great Day,

Thelma H. Fuentes

Cooperative Education Coordinator

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 W. Temple Ave. 1-318

Pomona, CA 91792

Tel (909) 869-3434

Fax (909) 869-4396

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Paid field internship (starts immediately)

Chris Huntley (former CSUN grad student) at Aspen Environmental Group just contacted me about a paid temporary field internship that starts immediately.

He is looking for a few people to assist with burrowing owl surveys in Southern Calif’s high desert. No specific experience with owls or other birds is necessary. ​

If you are a hardy and observant field biologist, then this could be a great opportunity. You’ll make a little $$, gain some real-world experience, and get your foot in the door of a possible career in environmental consulting.

He needs people for this project now.

So, if you’re interested, contact Chris ASAP (today!!):

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Environmental Scientist Position Available with the Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

​Greetings Dr. Allen:

I have a vacant Environmental Scientist (ES) position on the Native Fishes (a.k.a. Delta Smelt) Project, with a final filing date March 19, 2014.

The selected ES will be co-leading three annual field surveys (Smelt Larva Survey, 20-mm Survey, and Spring Kodiak Trawl Survey) that determine the abundance and distribution of Delta Smelt and Longfin Smelt. These surveys can provide new fishery biologists the foundations of field sampling techniques and opportunities for complex data analysis and publication for those candidates who have advanced skills and experience.

Please pass this information on to all who may be interested. Candidates should take the ES exam (online, continuous filing) before the final filing date and submit an application per the instructions. Applications are sent to our Napa office and forwarded to me, but if there are any questions about the position, please contact me.

Here is the link to the ES Exam Bulletin:

If someone took the State of California ES exam before April 2014, they will need to take it again, as the previous list was abolished in April and scores were not transferred to the new list. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) no longer uses the Fishery and Marine Biologist series, so anyone interested in fishery or marine biologist jobs with CDFW should take the ES exam.

Appreciate your help with passing this announcement to interested candidates.


Robert “Bob” Fujimura

Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Bay-Delta Region

2109 Arch-Airport Road, Suite 100

Stockton, California 95206

209-234-3485 Office

209-639-2686 Cell

209-234-3455 FAX

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Wildlife Area Clean-up April 11

VOLUNTEER FOR THE Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8 am – 11:30 am
(Rain cancels. Check our web site for updates if necessary.)
Certificates of recognition will be awarded for participation !
RSVP to have your name preprinted on your certificate.

Location: Haskell Creek and the nearby Wildlife Lake are located in the lovely Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area. The area hosts many native riparian trees and shrubs, such as cottonwoods and willows. Songbirds forage and nest in the trees, while egrets and herons fish in the lake. Sadly this area is infested with trash that can create lethal hazards for wildlife.
Directions: The Wildlife Area is on the east side of Woodley Ave. about a half mile north of Burbank Blvd. Turn east at the sign for the Japanese Garden (6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA. 91406), stay to the right, and follow Wildlife Way about 1/2 mile to just past the archery range to the last parking area on your left. Meet at the amphitheater behind the rock-faced building.
Equipment and Clothing: You may get muddy or wet. Please wear rugged clothing and shoes or rubber boots. If you have them, bring work gloves and long-handled tools, like poles with hooks at the end or old pool nets, to reach plastic bags hanging from trees.

Sponsored by San Fernando Valley Audubon’s College Student Conservation Committee
Email questions and RSVP to carolyn.oppenheimer
For updated information visit www.SFVAudubon.Org<>
SFVAS is a certified chapter of the National Audubon Society. Learn more about National Audubon at :<>.


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CSU/EPA Internship Program – Call for Applications

Dear Colleagues:

The Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) would like to remind you about our new, for-credit internship program with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This Program is open to students from all 23 CSU campuses. Since these are for-credit, temporary internship positions, they are non-compensated and the selection process is competitive. Intern applications will be accepted on an on-going basis.

Please see the attached Call for Internship Applications for additional information or visit the project website,, for further details and requirements.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our students – please forward this information as appropriate. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Rodriguez at chrodrig or 909-537-3688.



Julie Lappin

Program Manager

Water Resources Institute (WRI)

Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI)

5500 University Parkway, PL-401

San Bernardino, CA 92407

Office: 909-537-3687

Fax: 909-537-7682


Final Call for Applications_EPA.pdf

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Education/Lab position at Wrigley


The USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies ( is seeking a Program Assistant to serve as their Education/Laboratory Assistant at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island.

Please feel free to forward this job description along to anyone you feel would be a good candidate. The position will be posted soon.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.



Education_Lab_Specialist Job Announcement.docx

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