A newsletter published by the
Macalester Environmental Studies Department

September 16, 2021


Any upcoming events, job opportunities, conferences, or other environmental news received by the ES Department are included in this newsletter. More information on the items listed in This Just In! can be received by contacting the ES Department. Current and archived issues.

In This Issue….

1.  Poster Fair – September 17
2.  Metro Clean Energy Resource Team Annual Event – September 23
3.  Innovation Scholars Program
4.  MN Forest Corps Position with City of Roseville
5.  Student PIRGs Internship
6.  Jobs and Internships Listed on Handshake

1.  Poster Fair – September 17, 2021

You are invited to the 2021 Collaborative Summer Research Poster Fair on Friday, September 17, from 3:30-5:15 p.m. in Kagin Commons Ballroom.  Come join us to see the results of student-faculty summer research.

2.  Metro Clean Energy Resource Team Annual Event – September 23, 2021

Metro Clean Energy Resource Team (Metro CERT) announces that free registration is now open for their Annual Event taking place virtually on September 23, 2021, from 3:30-5:30 pm with networking, trivia, and fun scheduled until 6 pm. They will have a panel focused on the role of clean energy in the rebuild on Lake Street, as a look back from last year’s event. They will also highlight the Twin Cities EV Mobility Hub (now referred to as EV Spot Network), a 2020 Seed Grant project. Lastly, they will have a lightning round panel highlighting the work of Metro CERT from the past year, delivered by our steering committee members. The event will also kick-off the nominating period for Metro CERT steering committee. They are looking for additional members and specifically hoping for candidates from community-based organizations and historically marginalized communities.

3.  Innovation Scholars Program

Do you want to understand more about how ideas make it from “the bench to the bedside”? Interested in working on a team of students to analyze a new product, innovation or idea in development in medicine or health care?

The Innovation Scholars programs, the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program and Innovation Partners, are a collaborative effort between the Mayo Clinic, Medical Alley, and selected Minnesota private colleges and universities. Multidisciplinary teams of four undergraduate students analyze questions, ideas and challenges submitted by researchers at Mayo Clinic or from early stage biomedical companies and make recommendations on next steps.

Each team is led by a master’s level student team leader and advised by a project manager. Teams gain valuable insights and experience in the processes of product development and bringing innovations to the marketplace. The experience culminates with a presentation of the team’s research findings and a business plan to the inventors and project managers.

Financial support for these programs comes from the Medtronic Foundation, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Mayo Clinic, and participating companies and colleges and universities.

Students who participated in Mod 5 (2021): Kaleb Getu Gezahegn, Hanna Guo, August Miller, and Sam Palmer. For more information, contact Professors Liz Jansen or Pete Ferderer.

Note: This program runs from the end of October to March. Students must be available during Macalester’s Fall Break, over the month of January and on March 3. Application deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021, 5 pm CST.

4.  MN Forest Corps Position with City of Roseville

The City of Roseville has been accepted to have a MN Forestry Corps member through AmeriCorps. The position starts this fall for 11 months. The focus will be on emerald ash borer in Roseville; to work on implementation of a more aggressive approach to remove and replace ash trees on public land.  If interested, contact Hannah Chan at hannah.chan@servetogrow.org.

5.  Student PIRGs Internships

The Student PIRGs are an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. They have remote internships where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more about their internships.

Colleges and Universities offer great classes to learn about all of these problems, and the impacts they have on our country and communities. However, it’s often hard to know how you can put that knowledge into action. That’s where they come in. The Student PIRGs are based on a model that has been helping students make positive change for almost 50 years.

As an intern you will spend 10-15 hours a week attending trainings, recruiting volunteers, and working on projects and campaigns that will make your community better. You’ll attend weekly trainings and run campaign events.

6.  Jobs and Internships Listed on Handshake

Handshake at Macalester is our career services platform.

Students:  Handshake is preloaded with your basic profile data. Simply log in with your Macalester user id and password.

Read Getting Started with Handshake Guide for Students

The more you use Handshake, the better it works for you. Personalize your experience by filling out career interests and profile. As you choose opportunities and events that interest you, Handshake will learn to present you with opportunities best suited to your needs.

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