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August Digest

Dear Lucy,

I want to enroll in thesis credits this fall, but I haven't defended my proposal yet. Is it still possible to take credits this fall? What forms do I need to have? 

Proposaling Paul 

Dear Proposaling Paul, 

Great to hear you are almost ready to enroll in research credits! You have until the add/drop date for Fall 2021 individual enrollment courses to submit your paperwork. In order to enroll in research credits you have to have defended your proposal to your committee, have a signed proposal approval form on file with our office, have a final approved draft of your proposal submitted and also have a complete committee form on file. If you have members of your committee who are not listed on our Directory page, please touch base with our office so that we are able to start the credentialing process and approve them.

I recommend defending your proposal no later than a week before the add/drop deadline so that you are able to provide yourself time to include any edits required by your committee. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about this process.
Lucy Davis
EVSS Program Coordinator 

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  • Dr. Amy Scaroni (Forestry and Environmental Conservation) and Dr. Sarah White (Plant and
  • Environmental Sciences) are recruiting a PhD student in applied ecology and remediation science to start either in August 2021 (preferred) or January 2022
  • Advance the science and practice of floating treatment wetlands (FTWs) in brackish systems, with a goal of providing a preliminary understanding of how nutrient dynamics within brackish waters influence FTW plant productivity and contaminant mitigation potential
  • Investigate various aspects of FTWs, including habitat value, microbial community composition, and plant suitability across nutrient and salinity gradients.
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Wildlife Biologist I at Shellfish Research Section of SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institutue (Charleston, SC)

  • Work on a diversity of research projects related to shellfish ecology, oyster restoration, living shorelines, and oyster reef mapping
  • Be involved in field-based sampling and monitoring efforts as well as laboratory-based shellfish sample processing
  • Assist with projects focused on assessments of the current distribution and condition of natural intertidal oyster reefs, using a variety of approaches including both on-the-ground collection methods as well as remote sensing approaches and geospatial techniques
  • Annual salary: $28,215.00 - $52,203.00
  • Application closes 7/27/2021 5:00 PM EST
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Upper School Science Teacher - Part-time with potential to extend to a full-time position.
  • Only will be teaching two biology classes
  • Location: Mount Pleasant at the University School of the Lowcountry 
  • This is an independent school so there is flexibility in terms of curriculum, field trips, and specialty
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Program Coordinator at Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership
  • Must be located in the Southeast or Caribbean regions; will work remotely
  • Coordination support for monthly Advisory Board and membership meetings: Coordinate scheduling of SCDRP Advisory Board and members conference calls.
  • Annual Meeting planning and logistics:  Work with SCDRP advisory board, SECOORA, and a Meeting Planning Committee to plan the 2022 Annual Meeting.
  • Communication:  Maintain active communication within the Partnership as well as through public outlets and maintain connection with SECOORA. 
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  • Please submit a resume and 1-2 page cover letter explaining why you are uniquely qualified for the position by email to
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Roving Interpretive Aide: Charleston County Parks
  • Under the direction of the Natural History Interpretation Coordinator, the Interpretive Aide will educate park patrons on a wide variety of issues including shorebird nesting, dune erosion, fishing line recycling, and other environmental issues by engaging patrons in short discussions at a stationary post utilizing skulls, feathers, photos and other objects.
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  • Duration: Seasonal through the end of 2021
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Sustainability Workshop by Norman Foster Foundation
  • Work with experts, practitioners and academics to explore sustainable solutions for overarching topics such as climate change, the use of energy and resources, and their local and global implications.
  • The Workshop will take place in Madrid from 18-22 October 2021
  • Ten grants will be awarded to a selection of exceptional students from around the world to attend and work on collaborative projects throughout the week-long program. These grants will cover all visa, transportation and accommodation costs associated with the workshop
  • Open Call for applications which poses the following question: How can the field of design shift its relationship with sustainability from one of scarcity and limitation towards abundance and possibility?
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