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Alumni Spotlight-Adrianna Foster

Humna Sharif – April 23rd, 2018

As a postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Adrianna is currently conducting research in the Alaskan boreal zone using individual-based forest modeling and high-resolution remote sensing data. Her work focuses on understanding forest dynamics in the context of shifting climate and disturbance regimes.

Alumni Spotlight-Kyle Emery

Humna Sharif – April 23rd, 2018

Currently a PhD student in Marine Science at UC Santa Barbara, Kyle is studying the connection between kelp forests and sandy beaches. Kyle graduated from UVA IN 2015 with a BS and MS in Environmental Sciences. Currently in his 3rd year of PhD, Kyle plans to apply for post doc positions in the near future and hopes to come back to UVA as a faculty member someday.

Build Turbines in Peru with WindAid Institute

Humna Sharif – April 22nd, 2018

Applications are currently open for WindAid’s 2018 Program in Peru. Volunteers will have to opportunity to install and maintain wind turbines to deliver clean, cheap energy to rural communities in Peru. While constructing and installing the wind turbines, volunteers are directly integrated into multiple opportunities including Research & Design, Community Engagement, and Building Skills for the Future! 

Tech Fellowship with FCC

Christie Julien – April 19th, 2018

 The posting is open from 4/2/18 to 5/8/18:

 

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The Federal Communications Commission launched a new program aimed at recruiting current students and recent engineering school graduates to the agency.  At the end of the year-long program, Honors Program engineers will be eligible for consideration for continued employment at the FCC.  

 

Areas of work at the FCC requiring engineering expertise may involve an array of areas, including:

Jopwell

Katharine McDonough – April 19th, 2018

Have you ever heard of Jopwell? It's a career platform that helps Black, Latinx, and Native American students find jobs, whether you are in school, graduating, or well into you're career. In 2017, Jopwell was listed as one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" and one of Entrepreneur's "100 Most Brilliant Companies." Launched by former Goldman Sachs employees Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams in 2015, the platform empowers members of their community to build their network and apply for professional opportunities.

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