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American Anthropological Association

The AAA is the major professional organization for anthropologists. The site has information on national conferences, careers, anthropology in the news, and recent publications.

American Sociological Association

The ASA is the major professional organization for sociologists. The site has reviews of departments, statements on issues such as immigration, welfare, and affirmative action, and career information.

Society for Applied Anthropology

The SfAA is the organization supporting applied anthropologists whether they work in academia, public service, or business.

Public Agenda Online

You'll find a number of policy issues at this site with great overviews and fact files.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is another good place to look for anthropology internships.

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian has internship opportunities and excellent access to resources.

GradSchools.com - Anthropology

Listing of Graduate Schools in Anthropology, search for programs by country, state, etc.

GradSchools.com - Sociology

Listing of Graduate Schools in Sociology, search for programs by country, state, etc.

Program Resources

CELLS alive!

A visual tour of cells, bacteria, viruses and their interaction with one another.

A Gene Map of the Human Genome

The Human Genome Project is expected to produce a sequence of DNA representing the functional blueprint and evolutionary history of the human species. However, only about 3% of this sequence is thought to specify the portions of our 50,000 to 100,000 genes that encode proteins.

UCMP Phylogeny Wing: The Phylogeny of Life

Life! It's everywhere on Earth; you can find living organisms from the poles to the equator, from the bottom of the sea to several miles in the air, from freezing waters to dry valleys to undersea thermal vents to groundwater thousands of feet below the Earth's surface.

Microbe Zoo

A digital earning center for microbial ecology.

National Center for Biotechnology Information

The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

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My interest in engineering started when…

I was in high school. I was interested in math and physics, and my family suggested that I give engineering a try. Once I started the Pre-Engineering Program at Albion, I really liked it and found the work to be satisfying.

The professors at Albion are great at…

Expanding the horizon of engineering, math and physics in their classes. They did this by not just talking about theoretical situations, but practical situations too. Because of the small class sizes, I was able to get to know my professors and ask a lot of questions.

On transferring to the University of Michigan - Dearborn

I'm extremely happy with how well Albion prepared me for engineering school. While part of the program at Albion, I took more upper level math and physics classes than was required because these subjects were interesting and fun. Once I transferred to the University of Michigan, everyone started asking me for help in their calculus and physics classes. I made the Dean's list both semesters of my first year there.

My role as an intern at DENSO International America, Inc. involves...

Working in the Engine Management Systems and Components Group 6. We develop and sell different types of sensors found in an engine, with the ultimate goal of getting our sensors purchased by companies like GM, Ford and Chrysler. I'm also working on benchmarking, which involves comparing our sensors to those made by our competitors in order to determine our strengths and weaknesses. I get to tear apart the sensors and figure out how they work, so it's very hands-on and the process is really exciting. It's fun to discover something new everyday.

My Albion experience was invaluable because...

I learned how to be more than just an electrical engineer. I learned how to be an engineer that communicates well with others and who isn't afraid to do something because it seems too difficult. I learned this by being president of the canoe club, captain of the swim team, and community service chairman of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. These positions gave me skills that are essential to being a good engineer. If it wasn't for Albion, I don't know where I would be.

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