Educational Opportunities

Northeastern University has a number of courses that reflect the efforts of NEJRC. Housed in the Department of Sociology, a number of graduate and undergraduate courses are offered each semester which consider the social aspects of the environment. For more information, please refer to the course listings on the NU home page.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a number of courses on environmental ethics, ethics and technology, and justice. More information about these courses and when they are offered is available at the Northeastern University Registrar.

Upcoming Opportunities

I am happy to announce competitive funding for educational projects that will improve the learning experience for undergraduate students at Northeastern. This program supports our commitment to high quality undergraduate education and our continued investment in programs and projects that enrich undergraduate learning.  Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded, depending upon the purpose, scope and nature of the activity. All full-time Northeastern University faculty members are eligible. The attached document describes the criteria, submission process, timeline, etc. It can also be found at http://www.northeastern.edu/learningresearch/programs/grant-opportunities/ or downloaded as a word document here.

Funded projects may:
·      create new knowledge about disciplinary or interdisciplinary teaching and learning;
·      apply evidence-based approaches to curricula, courses and/or educational activities to improve them;
·      create innovative learning resources or objects;
·      explore emerging technologies to enhance learning;
·      and/or develop innovative pedagogical approaches.

Important Deadlines:
May 16  – Deadline for submission of proposals
June 6 – Award notifications
July 1 – Start of grant period

Green Corps full year paid training program is now taking applications from the class of 2015. 
Green Corps runs a full year, paid training program for college grads, where our trainees receive instruction in a classroom setting from leaders in the environmental movement and then go on to work on real and urgent environmental campaigns across the country.

Right now, we’re looking for the next class of ambitious, passionate, go-getters who want to make an immediate impact protecting the planet.  You interested? If so click here.

Clean Air-Cool Planet is now inviting applications for our competitive 2013 Climate Fellowship program.

CA-CP’s Climate Fellowships pair outstanding students with important projects that will propel the US toward a low-carbon future. Fellows spend 10 weeks during the summer working on meaningful, challenging projects at CA-CP and with our partners. In return, Fellows receive a stipend, as well as supervision, mentorship, and unique networking opportunities. 2013 Fellows will also join a growing group of nearly 50 CA-CP Climate Fellowship alumni, the vast majority of whom have remained in the environmental/energy fields.

Review available Fellowship postings and learn how to apply at http://cleanair-coolplanet.org/2013-fellowships/. All Fellowship applications must be received by March 1, 2013, in order to be considered.

Please circulate widely.

Regards,
Clean Air-Cool Planet Team
www.cleanair-coolplanet.org

Study Abroad in Costa Rica (ICDS)
Spend your 2013 Spring semester in Costa Rica studying Spanish, social justice, and sustainable development. Applications will be excepted through March 1st. More information can be found here or by visiting  www.icds.ac.cr.

Below are the new features and improvements with the International Center for Development Studies in Costa Rica:

  • New service-learning course: From Fall 2013 onwards, our academic programs will include a new service-learning course, entitled “Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development”.  This course provides students with the opportunity to participate in community work, complemented with reflection spaces in the classroom, along with discussions about topics of local human development processes in urban Costa Rica.
  • Shorter semester schedule:  With the program content concentrated on a twelve-week long semester (87 days), instead of a fifteen-week one (over 90 days), we work around and avoid the  long, arduous visa process.  This translates in less expense for the students.
  • Field study trip to Nicaragua:  Our last addition to our semester programs is that now we will include a four-day, three-night trip to Nicaragua as the program main field study trip.  This will be done in coordination with a Nicaraguan academic partner to provide students with an opportunity to compare and contrast sustainable human development efforts in the two countries of the Central American region, experience the local culture of a small colonial city like Granada, and enjoy the natural beauty of the islands on the Lake of Nicaragua.