The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill in today’s society. The Communication minor equips students with this essential skill that employers most desire. Students learn how to communicate effectively to form relationships and influence others, and how to use mass communication and communication technologies to craft messages that improve our work and civic life. Students also learn how advertising can be used strategically to create the most positive impact.
There is one prerequisite course and 4 required minor courses. All are available online, 100% at a distance, each and every semester including Summer term. None of the courses have prerequisite requirements and all could be taken concurrently if desired.
Students do not need to meet with a School of Communication advisor to declare the minor. Interested students just need to plan to complete the required courses and their major advisor can declare the minor. Any deviations or proposed course substitutions to the minor requirements must be approved by petition to the Chair of the Undergraduate Program Committee in the School of Communication. Substitution requests can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also five more-specific Communication minors, including the Health, Environment, Risk, & Science Communication Minor, which may be of interest to CBC students.
RSVP for a Science & Environmental Studies Graduate School Virtual Fair on April 14, 2020. The event runs 11:00am to 3:00pm EST.
Check out this infographic and read why you may want to choose your sunscreens carefully!
The Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory at The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey in Columbus, Ohio is in need of a student contractor to assist with general laboratory duties and environmental sample analyses. This position will start in May/June 2019 and will be up to full-time during the summer with a potential to continue as part-time into the fall and winter. Main duties include processing environmental samples for indicator bacteria and viruses using basic filtering and plating techniques, preparing media and reagents, and general upkeep and maintenance of lab and equipment.
Students who wish to apply should have a general background knowledge in biology, environmental science, and/or microbiology. Essential skills include ability to keep accurate records, follow established protocol, and the use of common computer software. Compensation is $13.70 per hour if above criteria are met.
Interested students should contact Amie Brady, email@example.com, 614-430-7760. More Information regarding the position is available.
The American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the
23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference &
9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry.
The conference will be held in Reston, Virginia on June 11-13, 2019.
Early Bird Registration is Now Open!
Register now for the lowest rates to the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GC&E/GSC-9) which is themed “Closing the Loop” of the chemical life cycle.
You can learn more about and register for the conference online.
The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program posts job opportunities according to EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s staffing needs. Each opportunity contains detailed descriptions about required skills and degree disciplines, the process for submitting an application, and tasks associated with the job.
Posted openings will typically fill within 30 days. The recruiting cycle is quick so do not hesitate to apply when you see an opening you’re interested in!
Openings can be found here.
Current listings as of 12/5/2018 include:
The Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) focuses on improving our understanding of how aerosol particles influences the environment, air quality, and climate. The organization’s diverse team investigates the enormous chemical, biological, and physical variability of airborne particles, with special attention to sea spray. Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and computational tools, including a novel real-world in the laboratory approach to generate aerosols, CAICE is dedicated to researching all aspects of aerosol chemistry, one of the largest current gaps in our understanding of climate change.
Through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, thoughtful and enthusiastic undergraduate researchers engage in experimental or theoretical CAICE research throughout the US. Top CAICE faculty and researchers are eager to involve you in their mission!
Undergraduate researchers in the program are able to choose from CAICE labs located across the US.
- conduct exciting hands-on scientific research
- receive graduate school preparation
- attend field trips and symposia
- have opportunities to present their research
Participants in the 8 to 10 week summer program will receive stipends of atleast $5,000 and on-campus housing for the full duration of the program. Travel reimbursements are available.
Undergraduates with an interest in chemistry are encouraged to learn more and apply. Women, students from underrepresented groups, and military veterans are especially encouraged to apply.
The application deadline is February 1st, 2019.
Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students
The new Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy program (EMAP) at Georgetown University, Washington DC is a joint endeavor between Georgetown, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In this dynamic interdisciplinary program, the first of its kind in the nation, students learn to combine and apply new scientific and technical skills in policymaking settings. Integrated metrology and policymaking core courses prepare students to pursue sequential research-oriented courses and enrich their working knowledge further through electives in economics, government, ethics, and environmental data science. With access to state-of-the-art metrology instruments, students learn by working with leading scientists and policy makers.
The two-year program includes a 10-week program-funded summer internship at NIST and EPA. In addition, the after-work course schedule offers students the possibility of pursuing the program while working full- or part-time.
More information can be found this insightful brochure and on EMAP’s website.
Deadlines for best consideration:
Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 15, 2019
U. S. applicants . . . . . . . . . April 1, 2019
Foreign applicants. . . . . . . March 1, 2019
“A unique one-year program that prepares students, committed to environmental protection, for leadership positions in sustainability.”
Columbia University’s MPA in Environmental Science and Policy is the only public policy program in the country to anchor the study of sustainability policy and management in basic applied environmental science. In the one-year program, students learn basic applied environmental science, policy analysis, and management. The program emphasizes practical skills and hands-on learning. Graduates join an international network of alumni, who are making a real difference from positions in government, business, and civil society.
There will be an online information session on October 22.
Deadlines to apply:
November 1, 2018 – Early Decision Application Deadline
January 15, 2019 – Fellowship Consideration Deadline
February 15, 2019 – Final Application Deadline
More information can be found on the program’s website, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.