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October 22, 2012

Now Hiring | CACS Green Labs Research Associates
Spring 2013 | NASA DEVELOP Internship Program 2013

Now Hiring | CACS Green Labs Research Associates

Summary: The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability is looking for two UC Berkeley students to serve as the Green Labs Research Associate. The Associates will assist the CACS Green Labs Task Force with researching current and potential sustainable lab practices in UC Berkeley labs. These are paid positions at $10-15/hour, with 5-10 hours per week available for fall 2012 and spring 2013, with a total of 100-150 hours available.

Job Responsibilities:

• Compile information on the types of labs present at UC Berkeley
• Research current and potential sustainable lab practices
• Research green lab vendor information
• Assist with the formation of a green labs working group
• Plan a green labs vendor fair
• Compiling relevant case studies from other institutions of higher education
• Making recommendations for any follow-up work or activities to the Chancellor’s
• Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS)

Qualifications:

• Be a student currently enrolled at UC Berkeley (required)
• Is comfortable doing independent work, is detail-oriented, and is interested and knowledgeable about sustainability
• Is a self-starter who needs minimal guidance
• Has excellent research and writing skills
• Has an interest in or experience with sustainability and environmental issues
• Can commit to working both Fall and Spring semesters
• Must be available Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm

How to Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and availability to David Scrimger (dscrimger@berkeley.edu). Positions open until filled. Questions? Please Call 510-643-5907.

About CACS:

The purpose of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS), which first met in October 2003, is to promote environmental management and sustainable development at UC Berkeley. The Committee is charged with advising the Chancellor on matters pertaining to the environment and sustainability as it directly relates to the University of California, Berkeley. To fulfill this obligation, CACS draws strength from its diverse composition of faculty, staff, students
and alumni. The mission of the Committee is composed of three central goals:

• To engage the campus in an ongoing dialogue about reaching environmental sustainability
• To integrate environmental sustainability with existing campus programs in education, research, operations, and public service
• To instill a culture of sustainable long-range planning and forward-thinking design


Spring 2013 | NASA DEVELOP Internship Program 2013

Call for Spring 2013 Interns: All degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, PhD) are welcome to
apply.

DEVELOP is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences Training and
Development Program. Students work on earth science research projects, mentored
by science advisors from NASA and partner agencies to extend research results to
local communities. The projects demonstrate to community leaders and organizations
how NASA science measurements and predictions can be used to address local policy
issues.

Past DEVELOP Projects at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory include ecological forecasting
and studies of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, natural hazard assessments of Los Angeles
earthquakes and fires, air quality monitoring, and coastal wetland and sea level
monitoring using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). DEVELOP
students have had the opportunity in the past to do oral presentations of their research
and network at such conferences as the American Geophysical Union (AGU), The
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), The American
Meteorological Society (AMS), The Council of State Governments (CSG), at NASA
Langley Research Center, and at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

I am also pleased to inform you that the NASA DEVELOP Program has been selected to
receive the prestigious NASA Group Achievement Award for 2011. DEVELOP students
are challenged to think “outside the box,” take initiative, and employ innovative ideas,
gain valuable management and leadership experience, and gain experience in delivering
results to officials in government, academia, and industry, thereby extending the benefits
of NASA science and technology to the public. Ultimately, DEVELOP students are better
prepared to handle environmental science challenges that face our society and future
generations.

Interns work in student teams to complete rapid research projects in 10 weeks using
NASA remote sensing data and other data sources.

DEVELOP has opportunities nationwide, but we are actively recruiting for Spring 2013
interns at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

Spring 2013 applications must be postmarked by November 15, 2013. It is not too late
to apply! Applications are available through our website at: http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/

Internships are paid. Rate varies by educational attainment level. Spring 2013 students
are expected to work a maximum of 20 hours per week, and will begin on January 28,
2013 and end on April 5, 2013.

The DEVELOP Program was featured in the June 2009 Journal of Photogrammetric
Engineering and Remote Sensing. The highlight article can be accessed at: http://
www.asprs.org/publications/pers/2009journal/june/highlight.pdf
.

DEVELOP participants also recently presented their research in a virtual poster session,
hosted by Earthzine:

http://www.earthzine.org/nasa-develop-summer-2012-virtual-poster-session/

Please feel free to contact me with any questions,

Austin Madson
Student Director/Center Lead
DEVELOP | JPL
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Austin.Madson@jpl.nasa.gov