Daily Archives: April 24, 2012

Apr 30: Senior Projects Poster Session,Tufts Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering

When: Monday 4/30 from 12 to 1:15pm
Where: Atrium of SciTech

Join the Tufts Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering next Monday for a poster session highlighting senior student projects! Four out of seven of the projects relate to sustainability.

Project Appetizers:

1 & 2: These projects involve ways of removing carbon dioxide from the waste stream of a power plant.  The titles of these projects are “CO2 Capture with Lithium Zirconate” and “Fabrication and Analysis of a Wetted Wall Column for CO2 Analysis”.

3: This project involves a new method for fabricating solar energy collectors using electro-deposition.  Its title is “Increasing Conductivity in Cuprous Oxide: Doping with Electro-deposition and Hot-Point Probe Construction.”

4: For this project, the students are synthesizing ethanol from a plant called duckweed as an alternative to using corn.  The title of their project is “Hydrolysis Stage Optimization for the Production of Ethanol from Duckweed.”

While these projects don’t directly affect sustainability on our physical campus, it’s worth noting (and celebrating) that our students are thinking about sustainable practices in their research. These undergraduate research projects show the present and future trends in what Tufts students may contribute to sustainability beyond our campus.  We would like to give our students the opportunity to display their hard work and commitment to sustainability with like-minded members of the Tufts community.

Internships, Environmental Protection Agency (New England)

Ever thought about having a great career dedicated to

  • improving the health and well-being of all Americans?
  • ensuring that we have clean air, pure water and better-protected land?

You can have that career at EPA! EPA internships and fellowships provide a great introduction to our work, giving you a sense of whether EPA might be the right place for you.

The US EPA, Region 1 (New England) currently has some Summer College Student Vacancies available.   It is now required for all students submit their resumes via USAJOBS.GOV to apply for posted vacancies.   Students will need to check the US EPA student site:  http://www.epa.gov/ohr/student to get information on all student employment.  Please keep in mind that these are positions for College Freshman Level and above.

TO APPLY, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

1. You must be an enrolled student, a U.S. Citizen and have yet to finish your program of study to qualify for one of the posted positions.

2. We highly recommend that all students go to USAJOBS.gov and complete a profile to apply for government jobs at the grade level and geographic location they are interested in.  There is a very helpful link in USAJOBS called “Resource Center” that directs you to student job information and how to complete a profile.   Click here for a Summer Job Fact Sheet from USAJOBS.

3.  Make sure you complete the part of the profile where you check off that you wish to be notified when a position you have indicated interest in is posted.  Check off “daily” for frequency of notification.  You must be vigilant!  When the jobs are posted, they open and close very quickly.  This year, expect an announcement for jobs within the next week or so.  Jobs are expected to close within 1 day, you must act quickly after it is posted.

4.  It is to your advantage to be prepared with the following so that you only have to add the electronic information requested when the jobs are posted and check USAJOBS EVERY DAY:

Have an ELECTRONIC COPY READY of the following:

  • Your Most Current Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable; Official Transcript is requested if hired)
  • Proof of Enrollment from the school you are currently attending
  • Your Current Resume

When  you see that the job you’re interested in has been posted, immediately follow the instructions for applying and attach all the necessary documents.