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Aug. 21, 2018

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Jobs, Research and internships

Whether you're a student looking for an internship or a research position, an alum looking for a job or an employer looking to recruit, Handshake can get you connected.

Did you know you can receive credit for your internship? Review our internship page for more information. 

Interested in learning about research opportunities? Contact the School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office for more information.

Stay connected

Volunteer with Ecology Explorers
Ecology Explorers (CAP LTER’s K-12 Program) needs student volunteers. A variety of opportunities are available each school year. Help on weekdays with school visits or support school field-trips to local urban-desert locations. Evening and weekend opportunities with family-based learning events are available. 

Contact Lisa Herrmann
Project Sunshine: pediatric medical volunteers needed
Volunteers with Project Sunshine at ASU help out at Phoenix Children's Hospital twice each week — playing with kids and helping with arts and crafts.  

Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free, educational, recreational and social programs to children and families living with medical challenges. 

Applications due Aug. 23
Fall 2018 applications
Funny bone: ASU science student survey finds majority appreciate humor in courses

Yes, your science instructors should tell jokes! An ASU study conducted by 16 fellow students and their instructors found 99 percent of students appreciate when science professors use humor. The study also found humor can increase student attention to (sometimes boring) science material. And, men and women differ on the types of hypothetical topics they might find funny.

Read the research, and check it out on ASU Now and Reddit.

Apply now for NASA's Psyche Inspired program

"Psyche Inspired" is a program that brings undergraduate students together to share the excitement, innovation, science and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public through artistic and creative works.
Full-time, undergraduate students from the universities and community colleges in the U.S. and its territories are invited to apply to join this year’s cohort of creative interns.
Application Deadline: Friday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
View eligibility criteria and the application
Questions? Submit via

Changemaker Central introduces new publications

  • New! Civic Spark - information and resources for students passionate about civic engagement
  • New! Sustainability Roundup - information to advance a culture of sustainability at ASU
  • Serve - a monthly listing of volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community.
  • Innovate - information to help students advance solutions to pressing local or global issues
Subscribe to these newsletters and stay informed about what is going on around the university related to service, civic engagement, sustainability, innovation and social entrepreneurship.

Seminar: "Deep Teaching: A conceptual model of truly inclusive pedagogy"

Aug. 23, 2-3 p.m. | LSC 202

Bryan Dewsbury
, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island
The need for inclusive teaching practices has emerged in the national pedagogical conversation as critical to student success, especially for students from underrepresented minority groups. What exactly do we mean by “inclusive”? In this conceptual model, I argue that full inclusion does not occur until there is space for full self-reflection and space created for the voices of students to be amplified. We will discuss the evidence for this and the ways in which this concept can be operationalized in the classroom.

Hosted by School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Programs
Informational flyer Refreshments will be served.
Fall 2018 featured classes
Find unique and interesting classes that can be used for your major, science and society, or general study requirements. 
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August 2018
  • Aug. 22: Last day to add/drop a Session C Fall 2018 course without college approval
  • Aug. 22: Study Abroad Expo, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ventana Ballroom, MU
  • New! Aug. 31: Applications due for NASA's Psyche Inspired program
Scholarships, awards and grants
The School for Field Studies ASU-specific scholarships

The School for Field Studies will begin offering an ASU-specific scholarship to each student attending an SFS program.

Beginning the spring 2019 semester, the following scholarships will be automatically awarded to each student accepted into the SFS program outlined below:  

Students may apply to and be considered for additional SFS financial aid. These scholarships will be offered through the summer term of 2021.

Apply now for SOLS scholarships

The School of Life Sciences offers several undergraduate scholarships. Applications for the 2018-19 academic year scholarships are now open.

To determine which awards you may be eligible for:

Deadline to apply: Dec. 7, 2018
Questions? Email us

Important dates
Career advice, internships and jobs 

Your resume
For tips on how to get your resume up-to-speed, review these resources to get started.

Connect with Career and Professional Development Services

Revolving application cycle: Oceans Research Internship with African Campus

Every Friday
Reserve time to talk with a BASIS.ed recruiter and learn about a career in science education.
Study abroad resources

Study abroad and personal growth
Ninety-seven percent of study abroad alumni said the experience had a lasting impact on their worldview.

Go ahead, take the leap! Studying abroad can help expand your creativity and increase your confidence. Learn more and get ready to jumpstart your personal growth.  

Step 1: Attend Study Abroad 101 

Step 2: Meet with a Peer Advisor

Step 3: Make an Appointment with an International Coordinator

Browse the study abroad programs selected specifically for life science majors.

Learn more about new study abroad program options through the School of International Letters and Cultures
General information and regular academic advising hours

Aug. 27: Regular advising hours resume and new express advising hours begin

Extended express advising
Aug. 13 - 23

Same-day, express advising appointments available 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m each day in 20-minute increments. Phone appointments are available in 30-minute increments during the same time periods. 

Study Abroad walk-in advising
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., LSA 189
  • Aug. 21, 28
  • Sept. 11, 25
  • Oct. 16, 30
  • Nov. 13, 27
Career and Professional Development Services walk-in advising
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., LSA 189
  • Sept. 4, 6
  • Oct. 2, 4
  • Nov. 6, 8
  • Dec. 4, 6

Office of Clinical Partnerships walk-in advising
1 - 3 p.m., LSA 189
  • Sept. 17
  • Oct. 29
Incoming freshmen
To schedule an advising appointment, please schedule it with the First Year Center, not with the School of Life Sciences advising team. Call 480-965-3391 and press #1 to book your appointment with one of our freshman advisors.
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