Monday, November 17, 2014

Summer REU The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron

The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron will be offering a competitive summer research experience (REU) program for the Summer of 2015, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, The University of Akron and corporate sponsors.  Students will participate in an 11-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, characterization, and biomaterials.  These interns will take part in research and career devleopment activities, discussions outline their research progress and visits to regional companyies.   The summer will culminate with an oral or poster presentation of each intern's research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.  Stipends will be $7,000 which will include $2,000 to be used for on-campus housing.   The program begins on Tuesday, May 26, 2014 and will end Friday, August 7, 2015.  For further information, please visit our website:  Please encourage qualified students to apply.  The application deadline is Friday, Febraury 6, 2015.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ACS "A Career Workshop on Non-Research Careers for Bachelor's and Master's Level Chemists"


A Career Workshop on Non-Research Careers for Bachelor's and Master's Level Chemists
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Howard Gittis Community Center
Temple University
1755 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

This workshop focusing on Bachelor's- and Master's-level chemists, explores opportunities that go beyond the lab bench. Perhaps you are finishing school and are just beginning to think that the bench is not for you. Or perhaps you were displaced from a large company and want to try something different that also utilizes your chemical skill set. This workshop is the place to learn about new ideas from people who have successfully made this transition beyond the bench. 

The format for this workshop will be a brief introduction by our panelists, followed by a timed networking session with the panelists and a question and answer session with questions provided by you!  Our panelists include:

*  Bill Smith (Chemistry Teacher, Bristol Borough School District)
*  Mandy Martino (Sr. Regulatory Affairs Manager, Amedra Pharmaceuticals)
*  Elizabeth Secord (Quality Assurance Specialist, Bristol-Myers Squibb)
*  Shawn Springfield (Director of Business Development, Asymchem)
*  Reba Holley (Senior Field Application Specialist, SPEware Corporation) 

Please join us for this exciting and informative event!

A $10 refundable deposit will be charged for this event.  To receive your refund for attending the event, you must register for the event and pay the deposit through the Eventbrite website, present the ticket generated by Eventbrite at the event and attend the event.  Tickets are transferrable, so if you cannot attend the event, please give your ticket to someone who can so that you can receive the refund.

To register for this event, please visit

Walk-ins are welcome to attend, however, all walk-ins without a transferred ticket will be charged a $10 non-refundable admission fee at the door -- no exceptions!

Please note well!  If you registered for the event, and paid the $10 deposit and you do not attend the event and otherwise present your ticket, you forfeit your $10 deposit to the ACS Philadelphia Section.  The proceeds of all forfeited deposits and walk-in admission fees will be used by the ACS Philadelphia Section to fund future Career Services programming.

Summer Industrial Internships for Sophomores and Juniors SCI Scholars Program

Exceptional sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering are encouraged to apply for a prestigious 10-week internship through the SCI Scholars Program. Over thirty scholars will be chosen for summer 2015. SCI Scholars will receive $6,000-$10,000+ for a ten-week internship, a certificate, and an additional $1000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS meeting. Applications are due December 19, 2014. Interested students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 should visit after October 15 to apply.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences SURF program

The Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences sponsors a 10-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences.  Students who are accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing.  Four exceptional students will be selected and named "Rubin and Sarah Shaps Scholars."   Domestic and international undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences to apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.   Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.   The program begins on the first Monday in June and runs for 10 consecutive weeks.  The deadline for submission of all application materials is February 1, 2015.   Applicants will be notified of a decision by March 15.  Please go to to apply.   In addition to the application form and essay, applicants should submit an official transcript and two letters of recommendation.  These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with the applicant's academic credentials or, if applicable, written by the research advisor(s). 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Programs

UT Southwestern of Dallas, Texas is offering three summer research programs this summer.   The SURF program's application is available on-line at  This program runs from June 1, 2015 through August 7, 2015 and carries $4,000 in support.  In addition to submitting an on-line application, due February 9, 2015,  included uploading transcripts, your reference letters must be received by February 9, 2015.   For additional information, please call Vanessa Powell 214-648-0720,

Quantitative and Physical Sciences SURF has the program dates, support and deadline as the SURF program above.   For on-line application   and further information    For additional information, please call Vanessa Powell 214-648-0720, 

Study of Kidney Disease SURISKD has the program dates, support and deadline as the SURF and QPSURF programs above.  For on-line application  and further information .  For additional information, please call Vanessa Powell 214-648-0720, 

Monday, October 6, 2014

GOLEAD Program at University of Delaware - November 22, 2014

The University of Delaware (UD) is asking for your help in identifying talented undergraduate students to participate in the GOLEAD (Graduate Opportunities: Learn, Engage And Discover) program on November 22, 2014. The program aims to increase enrollment of students from underrepresented backgrounds in PhD studies in the "chemical sciences" by informing and inspiring talented seniors on the benefits of a graduate education in the following three areas: Chemistry/Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.

This all-expense-paid weekend will include interactive workshops, engaging presentations, and exciting networking events.

To participate, students who might consider a PhD in the chemical sciences must be nominated by a faculty member from an institute of higher education.  If you know of a promising junior or senior student who may benefit from GOLEAD, please nominate them using this simple form.

Nominated students will be asked to complete a short application that includes unofficial transcripts and a short statement of purpose.  All application materials must be completed by October 13th.  See website for complete timeline.

The goal of GOLEAD is to increase the diversity of qualified applicants to PhD programs in science and engineering throughout the United States and it is modeled after the highly successful MIT ACCESS program.  While this program is hosted at UD, participation neither obligates seniors to apply nor guarantees future admission for study at UD. 

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact the GOLEAD program staff at

Thursday, October 2, 2014

DuPont is hiring Villanova Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Students - October 7, 2014 at 5:30 in Mendel 115

DuPont representatives are holding an information session for our Associate Investigator Research Program and wish to extend an invitation to you.   We have challenging full-time career positions available for Bachelor's and Master's Chemical Engineers and Chemistry graduates.   Please plan to come to the event to find out if the opportunities at DuPont are a match for your background, skills and interests.   Please bring your resume!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
at 5:30 pm
Mendel Science Hall 115

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 11th - Faith and Environment Panel: Empowering the Care of Creation

Villanova University's Center for Peace and Justice Education and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education will have a panel to learn how faith and sustainability work together to create a better future for all.   Panelists will discuss how their faith can drive sustainability efforts around the world and here at home.   Panelists included:  Gaye Burpee (Catholic Relief Services), Dan Misleh (Catholic Climate Covenant) and Rear Admiral David W. Titley, USN (Ret), Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Penn State, former Chair of the Navy's Task Force on Climate Change.  
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, November 11th in Bartley 1011

Thursday October 2, 2014 - From St. Francis to Pope Francis to You: Creating a Climate for Solidarity

Villanova University's Center for Peace and Justice Education and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education will present a series of short presentations, videos, and discussions that will help us uncover how the world is changing, and who has felt the negative impacts the most.  Learn how climate change affects the world's poor.   Prof. Chara Armon and Prof. Will Stehl will serve as facilitators. 
4:00 pm, Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Bartley 1011

BIOMED Virtual Grad School Fair - September 30th & October 22, 2014

You are invited to attend the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on September 30 and October 22, 2014.  The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from 30+ graduate institutions during this live 2 day event.
  • Register now to attend the FREE virtual fair to learn more about Graduate Schools of Biomedical Sciences Programs
  • Save your valuable time by meeting school representatives in live chat sessions online
  • Have your questions answered without ever leaving the comfort of your computer
  • Only a One-Time Registration required to meet multiple schools
  • Option to upload your CV prior to the event (CV upload not required to participate)
  • Register at

Department of Chemistry LEHIGH UNIVERSITY Open House Event on October 25th

The Department of Chemistry LEHIGH UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce that the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is hosting an Open House Event on Saturday, October 25 from 9:30 am - 2 pm.  Students can use the following link to register:  The Chemistry Department will be hosting a concurrent poster session.   Students who attend the event will meet with faculty and current graduate students to learn about graduate studies in chemistry and biochemistry at Lehigh.  Light refreshments will be served.  The $75 application fee will be waived for anyone who attends this event and applies for graduate studies in the Chemistry Department.   Please email JoAnn DeSalvatore ( with any questions.  For more information on the chemistry department go to:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

November 1st - Graduate Student Open House - BRYN MAWR COLLEGE

The Department of Chemistry at BRYN MAWR COLLEGE invites you to attend our Graduate Student Open House on Saturday, November 1st.   Please contact Professor Jason Schmink by email to register:   and to get further information.
Bryn Mawr College is located at 101 North Meriod Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA  19010