CarbonEARTH Fellow search for 2013/14 now open
The CarbonEARTH graduate fellowship program offers graduate students many academic benefits and provides Fellows with $2500/month stipends. Fellows are expected to devote 15 hours per week to the CarbonEARTH program in activities that include (but are not limited to) developing curricular materials for classroom use, working with teachers and students at participating schools, program administration, and attending professional development meetings. Under the Program, Fellows also work with their advisors on carbon-related research, advance their dissertations, and acquaint themselves with carbon-related researchers in diverse fields of study. Through these activities Fellows gain a deeper understanding of their own research and place it within a societal and global context. Further, Fellows acquire value-added skills, such as communicating scientific information to technical and non-technical audiences, leadership, collaboration, team building, and teaching while enriching STEM learning and instruction in K-12 settings. This unique experience enhances the training of graduate students and energizes and prepares Fellows for a broad range of careers in a competitive globalized marketplace.
Applications are due April 15, 2013
To be considered for a CarbonEARTH fellowship for the 2013/14 academic year, please complete and submit the following documents:
1. Our application form;
2. Three letters of reference using our reference form (sent by referee to address below);
3. Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts (these can be unofficial).
Applicants are asked on the application form to write an essay which requires some input from the PA Dept. of Education assessment anchors. The ones of interest are the science assessment anchors for Grade 4 and Grade 8 (near the bottom of the page, & linked here).
For copies of all application materials please contact Chanda Turner at the address below. Electronic submissions (Microsoft .doc, .docx, Adobe .pdf) are strongly encouraged, but paper copies are acceptable as necessary.
CarbonEARTH Fellowship Application
c/o Chanda Turner
104 Davey Lab, Box C166
University Park, PA 16802-6300