David Grewell, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Iowa State University, 1201 Sukup Hall

Ames, IA 50011

Office: 4356 Elings Hall




 Sustainable RIVER

(Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience)

If you would like more information about

the Sustainable RIVER project, please visit: www.SustainableRIVER.org

Applications for the project can be submitted now through February 15, 2019

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a "NSF REU" program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience).” Sustainable RIVER is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity. In the Sustainable RIVER project, the students will investigate different invasive elements and cultural and natural stressors affecting the Missouri River. The students will conduct an independent research project (see below), participate in field trips on and along the Missouri River, and produce a team project.

Research projects for the summer of 2019 are:

  • Effects of invasive trees on native floodplain forest vegetation and breeding birds
  • Effects of modified sediment loads on Missouri River and tributary hydrology
  • Effects of invasive fish on Missouri River food webs
  • Geological heritage sites along the Missouri River corridor
  • Examining the effects of pesticides on amphibian disease
  • A changed river’s effects of pesticides on amphibian disease
  • Ethnohistorical relationships among American Indian tribes and the Missouri River
  • Importance of aquatic insect-derived fatty acids to riparian birds along the Missouri River
  • Perceptions of multifunctional landscapes along the Missouri National Recreational River

The Sustainable RIVER project will run from 28 May to 2 August 2019. Students participating in the project will receive a $5,500 stipend plus additional funding for food, housing, and travel. This project is open to any undergraduate student, but students from community and tribal colleges and students studying sustainability are especially encouraged to apply.



Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center's

Summer Research Program for College Juniors

Application deadline is, January 10, 2019!

The online application (here) is now open for the Roswell Park Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science

This is a ten-week funded opportunity for college juniors to conduct a mentored research project in a topic of their choosing. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is located in Buffalo NY and has a sixty-seven year track record of providing students at key junctures in their education with research experiences in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research to make informed decisions about pursuing advanced training and careers in cancer science.

The interdisciplinary nature of translational research at Roswell Park caters to students across all science majors and has been instrumental in helping them achieve enrollment in PhD, MD and Master’s degree programs following their summer experience.

Announcement from, Adam Kisailus:  Adam.Kisailus@RoswellPark.org


The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District currently has an opening for: Biology Paraprofessional Intern

Please see below the direct link to the posting:


Jalal Abuhamdeh, MBA, HRM

HR Manager – Employment Branding & Talent Programs 
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
3900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 881-6600 Ext. 6611
Fax: (216) 881-6070
Email: AbuhamdehJ@neorsd.org 


 City of Akron Full-Term, First Year 

For all 'City of Akron Full-Term, First Year' internships:

Interested students may contact Dr. Carolyn Behrman: (behrman@uakron.edu)

Please forward resumes to: akroncommunityinternship@gmail.com

City of Akron Full-Term, First Year project to reduce incidence of low-birth weight:

Health and Transportation Grant Writer Intern

Assist the staff of Full-Term, First Year to identify grant funders and work with staff to write grant proposals seeking funding to describe and address social determinants of health negatively impacting pregnancy and birth outcomes in Akron and Summit County. The specific focus of this work will be on the structural inequalities related to transportation. The intern will interact with METRO Transit Authority, collaborating to create a proposal. 

  • Research & writing skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Professional
  • Intersectional sensitivity 

City of Akron Full-Term, First Year project to reduce incidence of low-birth weight:

Health and Housing Security Intern

Another one of the social determinants of health that negatively impacts pregnancy and birth outcomes in Akron and Summit County is housing insecurity. The intern will work with the City of Akron’s Health Equity Ambassador, Tamiyka Rose, to develop a pilot housing program for mothers who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 

City of Akron Full-Term, First Year project to reduce incidence of low-birth weight:

Health and Food Insecurity Project Intern 

Another social determinant of health impacting pregnancy and birth outcomes is food insecurity. This intern will work with Health Equity Ambassador, Tamiyka Rose, to develop a pilot project with tangible results linking local food sources and healthy food options in ways that positively impact Akron infant mortality and low birth weight rates. 

City of Akron Full-Term, First Year project to reduce incidence of low-birth weight:

Public Health Information and Website Intern

Full-Term, First Birthday seeks a student intern with website development skills to create a highly functional, attractive, and accessible platform to raise awareness and share essential information about infant mortality and available programs across the greater Akron area that promote healthy birth outcomes.


Environmental Education Instructor

Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket’s Science Center


Full information, WORD and PDF applications are at their site: here

Maria Mitchell Association (MMA), a science and history-based nonprofit organization on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, is seeking to fill 13 education positions to lead our Summer Discovery Programs. Voted best on Nantucket in 2017 and 2018! Our mission is to provide quality outdoor adventure and environmental learning experiences for Nantucket residents and visitors. We are seeking high-energy, motivated individuals to design and lead science-based classes for children ages 3.5 – 16 years. To learn more about the sessions we offer, please visit the Discovery Programs page.


Environmental Sustainability

Announcing an Unpaid Internship Opportunity

Zach Griffith is an Engineering Teacher at the STEM HS, located at the Central Hower building here on the UA campus. He is looking for college students to help with an opportunity listed below.

See-‘Environmental Sustainability’ at:  


It runs from 10:52-11:42, all year.

Interns would help with setup and running of labs ranging from gel electrophoresis and fermentation to building photo-bioreactor prototypes using tools, 3D printing and CNC routing.

Any interested students can reach Zach via email or call/text him at 330-719-6164.

He needs 1 intern in every day so students could split up their time (i.e. intern 1 comes tues/thur and intern 2 comes mon/wed/fri).

If students cannot come in during the 10:52-11:42 time but would still like to prototype or lab setup, that is fine too.

This is an unpaid internship. See Zach Griffith here on campus at the Central Hower building, or contact him at:

Zachary S. Griffith, Engineering Coach

NIHF Akron STEM High School

123 South Forge St., Akron OH 44308 / Email: zsg45878@apslearns.org

Work: 330-761-7965 / Cell: 330-719-6164



To get started with any study abroad or internship abroad opportunities, visit: http://uakron.edu/education-abroad/ 

Coral Reef Conservation


Cambodia Medical Aid 


Costa Rica, Diverse Jungle Animal Experience


Big 5 Safari Reserve


Live-aboard Dolphin and Marine Expedition


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