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Mass Green Careers Conference

Massachusetts Green Careers Conference: Clean Energy & Environmental Sustainability

Careers. Clean Energy. Sustainability.

Delve into clean energy, sustainability, and career development for a day. Enjoy cross-sector dialogues with stakeholders from government, business, education, and nonprofits, and career-ready candidates. REGISTER EARLY to reserve a place! Mass Wildlife will provide conference space in their new, nature-friendly, LEED platinum headquarters this year. Parking and seating are limited to ~100. Food and beverage will be local and/or organic.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:30 AM in Westborough, MA


  • Connect with stakeholders from business, education, government and nonprofits, green-career-ready candidates, and learners – all in one place.
  • Engage in cross-sector dialogues
  • Learn about current employment trends, best practices, opportunities
  • Take home ideas, connections, resources


  • Everyone interested in clean energy and environmental sustainability
  • Green-career-ready candidates
  • Education/Training:  career services professionals, workforce development, staff, faculty, students
  • Business:  owners, representatives
  • Government:  state, local officials
  • Nonprofits:  administrators, members
  • Diversity encouraged:  race, age, gender, economics

Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series 9/28

Environmental Studies for an Unpredictably Changing World: An Interdisciplinary Conversation.

Join panelists Peter Ryan, Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies; Jon Isham, Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies; and Kathryn Morse, John C. Elder Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of History, Middlebury College for a panel discussion on Environmental Studies for an Unpredictable Changing World: An Interdisciplinary Conversation.

Thursday, September 28 at 12:30 pm in Hillcrest 103.

Joanna Workman, Asst. Professor of Psychology at SUNY Albany :: BIOL Seminar Series

Dr. Workman’s area of interest is Postpartum depression (PPD). PPD affects approximately 15% of women after giving birth. Currently, the causes of PPD are not fully understood. Motherhood comprises substantial hormonal and experiential changes that reorganize the brain and behavior. Dr. Workman is particularly interested in the neural, endocrine, and immunological changes that occur with reproductive experience (i.e., pregnancy and mothering) in females and how these changes are relevant for PPD. Further, her laboratory focuses on the role of hippocampal (and to a lesser extent, prefrontal cortical) remodeling in depression-like behaviors and cognitive changes following reproductive experience. Dr. Workman’s lab uses a variety of techniques including animal husbandry, behavioral testing, surgery, radioimmunoassay, immunohistochemistry, and brightfield and fluorescence microscopy. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Postpartum changes in depression-like behaviors, stress responses, and stress sensitivity.
  • Maternal experience and brain plasticity (hippocampal neurogenesis, neuronal remodeling, spine density).
  • Hippocampal- and prefrontal cortical-dependent cognition during and after the postpartum period.

Joanna Workman, PhD received her B.A. in Psychology in 2005 from Ohio University and her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2010. After that, she moved to the west coast of Canada to pursue postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia. In January 2015, she joined the faculty at the University at Albany as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department.

Friday, October 6 at 12:30 pm in BiHall 216

Mark Esposito ’11, PhD :: CHEM, BIOC Seminar Series

“Endosteal Niche E-selectin Induces Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition and Wnt Activation in Cancer Cells to Promote Bone Metastasis”

Mark Esposito ’11, a graduate student in the Kang lab was awarded the pre-doctoral F31 fellowship for his research proposal entitled Exploration of the dynamics of E-selectin interaction in breast cancer metastasis.

The colonization of distant organs by cancerous cells is a process responsible for the vast majority of deaths in oncology. Mark’s research seeks to identify molecular interactions that impact the dissemination and progression of these etastatic cancers with the goal of providing new therapeutic targets. This project focuses on how golgi-resident enzymes and extracellular membrane proteins interact to control the initial communication between cancer cells and the organs which they invade.

Friday, September 29, 1:45 pm in BiHall 216

Mark is pursuing a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Princeton University. He recently opened a new scientific news website that translates breaking research to the public.
Mark was also recently awarded two fellowships, the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research, and an NIH F31 Award, and received recognition at the Princeton Innovation Forum.

Fall Family Weekend Event: STEM Innovation Program at Middlebury

The Stem Innovation Program is a creative and interdisciplinary program designed to challenge students to formulate and implement a solution to a scientific or technological problem. Each year, a team of students from a variety of departments and disciplines in science and mathematics designs and implements a technological solution to an important real-world problem. Their goal is to develop a deliverable product in 10 weeks through technological innovation, collaboration, and iteration.

Come meet the professors and SI team to learn about an Infrared Thermography Camera that detects digital dermatitis in cows, a remote inspection vehicle with InfraRed, or an Aquatic Research Vessel for the Detection of Cyanobacteria.

This panel presentation is open to all students and families.

Friday, October 13 12:30-1:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

New Silicon Valley Corporate Recruitment Reception with The Lime Network on 10/17

The Lime Network is an exclusive resource for university students and professionals with disabilities.

Silicon Valley Corporate Recruitment Reception
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Applications are now open!

Attend our next recruitment reception on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Silicon Valley!

Join us for a panel with representatives of our corporate partners:

  • Bloomberg
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Microsoft
  • PwC
  • Unilever

These representatives will provide insight into the recruitment process and what candidates can expect when applying to their companies. A networking reception will follow, with the opportunity to speak one on one with partner reps and build the relationships that will lead to career success.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (registration begins at 5:30)
Dress: Business
Location: Mountain View
Opportunities: Roles include consulting, software engineering, marketing, analytics, sales, investment banking, finance, accounting, audit, HR, IT, future leaders programs and more for current students and young professionals.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, September 24th at 11:59pm PST.

Join or log into the new platform for The Lime Network to view the roles and apply!

Red Sox STEM Career Fair Monday, 9/25 @ Fenway Park

On September 25th the Red Sox will be hosting a STEM Career Fair presented by iRobot here at Fenway Park from 12-4pm!  The event will also include a special speaking engagement from Colin Angle, CEO and Founder of iRobot.

Current Students, Alumni, and Young Professionals that are interested in learning more about the STEM industry will have the opportunity to meet and network with Executives from a variety of companies within the field while being offered the chance to submit resumes for any Full time, Part time, or Internship opportunities that may be available.

Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of resumes and business cards (if available) and similar to past events, dress code for the Career Fair will be business professional

Tickets for this event will start at $23 and will also include access to watch the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Red Sox that night at 7:10pm! 

Register today!