News for EC/ENST students - 1/18/2023

1) Writing Center opens January 23 

The Humboldt Writing Studio, a program of the Learning Center, offers free writing support for Humboldt students. The Writing Studio opens in-person and online on Monday, January 23. In-person sessions are held in the Learning Center (Library 1st Floor) and online sessions are held over Zoom and email.

Trained undergraduate and graduate Writing Consultants from a range of majors--including Engineering, Biology, English, History, and Psychology--provide consultations on all types of writing projects.

We can help with:

  • Getting started on a writing project

  • Incorporating and analyzing sources

  • Organizing arguments and linking ideas

  • Using academic voice and style

  • Improving grammar and punctuation

  • And much more

2) Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation

Are you interested in preserving art and cultural heritage? Come learn about conservation and this upcoming unique and exciting summer program! The Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation is a program that introduces students and recent graduates from historically underrepresented communities to the field of cultural heritage conservation, a field that engages with artistic and scientific understanding of materials and their meanings to preserve human expressions.

The program includes:
  • A weeklong summer workshop in Los Angeles, CA, hosted at UCLA and the Getty Villa. June 25- July 1, 2023
  • Transportation to and around L.A., shared housing at UCLA, all meals during the week
  • Eligibility for a 10-week paid conservation internship in the specialty of your choice, 2024 (by application, after successful completion of the 2023 workshop)
Follow the links below to register for one of several virtual 45-minute information and Q&A sessions:
Please check our website for additional information about the program and to access the application form. Applications are due March 10.
3) Scholarship Workshop, January 25
4) Up to Us Leadership Bootcamp, applications due Feb. 1
  • Are you interested in sparking discussion and action on issues you care about on campus by improving leadership skills and learning how to organize your community? 
  • Do you find yourself engaging in activities on campus related to student government, social or environmental justice, or voter advocacy?
  • Would you like to learn more about how fiscal and economic issues are connected to these topics? 

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, apply today to participate in Net Impact's all-expenses-paid Up to Us Spring 2023 Training Bootcamp to equip the next generation of fiscal leaders. This two-day, in-person workshop will take place on February 24th and 25th, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Don't miss this opportunity to build your leadership skills!


5) Sustainability Fellowship, applications due Feb. 10
The University of New Hampshire Sustainability Fellowship pairs undergraduate students and post-baccalaureates (grad students and recent grads) from universities across the United States* with municipal, educational, corporate, and non-profit partners to work on transformative sustainability projects. Don’t think your field of study connects with sustainability? Rethink that. We define sustainability broadly – as framed by the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Each summer, Fellows undertake challenging sustainability projects that are designed to create an immediate impact, offer an extraordinary learning experience, and foster meaningful collaboration.  While working with their mentors and host organizations, Fellows are supported by their Fellowship peers as well as an active network of partner organizations, alumni, and the UNH team, as they emerge as the next generation of sustainability leaders. See here for more details and information on how to apply.  

*International students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university are welcome and encouraged to apply.
6) New Horizons in Conservation Conference
We hope you'll join us at the 2023 New Horizons in Conservation Conference, May 10-13th! The conference is organized by Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor and hosted by the Yale School of the Environment.

The New Horizons in Conservation Conference is for:
  • students and professionals interested in sustainability, conservation, and environmental justice,
  • individuals with identities underrepresented in these professions and fields of study, and
  • those committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
New Horizons is a hybrid conference. Virtual attendees can attend sessions live and watch recorded sessions asynchronously. Limited scholarships are available. This year's sessions topics include: 
  • Energy Justice and Energy Transitions
  • Untold Stories: Museums, Parks, and Environmental Spaces
  • Climate, Migration, and Human Rights
  • Toxic Beauty, Fashion, and other Consumer Products
  • Environmental Justice Community Organizing and Movement Building
  • Environmental Crimes: Identification, Liability, and Prosecution
Early bird registration and prices will be in effect through February 10. Learn more and register here.

7) 2023 Cobell Scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native Students
The academic year 2023-24 undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications are now open until March 31. Cobell Scholarships support American Indian and Alaska Native students. Create an account here for further information about award requirements, deadlines, and how to apply. Each application has specific requirements that can be found in the application's portal.