Thomas Jefferson University Chapter of Sigma Xi presents Sigma Xi Student Research Day on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 from 9 am to 7 pm. Abstract Submission: February 3rd to March 3rd, 2014. Please go to http://tjusigmaxi.wufoo.com/forms/sigma-xi-student-research-day-2014 for further information, submission and registration. There will be poster presentations by undergraduate, graduate and medical students; no submission fee; prizes awarded for best poster as selected by a panel of judges; New Special Prize category for Sigma Xi members; Potter Lecture by Dr. Gavril Pasternak at 4:00 pm with a reception following the lecture.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2014 Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Experience
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has openings for their 2014 Summer Research Program for Undergraduates. Application Deadline: March 3, 2014. This program is for underrepresented STEM students who are US citizens or permanent residents. There is a stipend and summer housing will be provided. Program runs from June 8 to August 2, 2014. Please contact Heather Carbary at email@example.com for more information
Friday, February 14, 2014
University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science accepting applications for Master's Program in Nanotechnology
The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science is currently accepting applications for its Master's program in Nanotechnology. The program has options for Nanotechnology and Energy, Nanotechnology in Health Care, Nanoelectronics and more. For more information, please visist: http://www.masters.nano.upenn.edu/ Application deadline for Fall 2014 is March 15, 2014. Open House is February 18th from 5-6:30 pm, RSVP at http://www.masters.nano.upenn.edu/openhouse.html
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth have job opportunities for this coming Summer. The positions are: teaching assistant, resident assistant, program assistant, general assistant, health assistant, instructor and various administrative positions. Dates are: Session 1 - June 26-July 19; Session 2 - July 19-August 9. For more information, go to: www.cty.jhu.edu/summer/employment If you would like to contact them please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-735-6185.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The University of Alabama is pleased to announce their 2014 Undergraduate Research Participation (SURP) program, support by the NSF for students (preferably juniors, who will be seniors in the 2014-2015 academic year) who plan to attend graduate school in chemistry or a related field. Each student who is chosen to participate will receive a $5,000 stipend plus on-campus housing in furnished apartment during the 10-week program (May 25 - August 2, 2014). Please apply online at http://chemistry.ua.edu/research-experience-for-undergraduates-program-reu/. (There are applications in the Chemistry Majors Student Lounge.) Any questions, please call 205-348-5954. The deadline for receipt of the application is February 28, 2014.
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins, Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University
The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University is now accepting applications for a NSF sponsored REU program in the summer of 2014. This is a ten week program that runs from May 27 to August 1, 2014. (Please note that program dates cannot be modified.) Campus housing and round-trip transportation to West Lafayette, IN plus a $5,000 stipend. You must be an undergraduate who has completed at least 4 semesters of college and have at least one semester of college remaining after the summer of 2014. You need a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. For more information, go to: https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/REU.aspx To apply you need 2 faculty letters of recommendation and an official transcript. Applications submitted by February 14 will receive priority consideration. to apply: https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/REU_Application.aspx
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas offers a ten-week program (May 27 to August 1, 2014) for undergraduate students to participate in paid laboratory research. Students will perform independent research under the supervision of faculty members, applying chemical principles to problems involving drugs and related molecules. Undergraduates who have completed their junior year by the beginning of the summer are encouraged to apply, but highly qualified sophomore students will be considered. Participants will receive a competitive stipend plus room and board costs. Applications received before February 14, 2014 will receive priority consideration. To learn more and to apply, please go to the following website: http://www.pharmchem.ku.edu or contact Ann Heptig, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, 2095 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3729 (785) 864-4820; email@example.com
NSF's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences at Univeristy of Southern California
The University of Southern California's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences are soliciting applications to their summer undergraduate research program. This is a eight-week (June 15 - August 9, 2014) program and is an opportunity for students to conduct research in residence in their Chemistry Department. Housing, student health insurance, and travel costs are covered by the department and students will also receive a stipend. Sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply online by visiting: http://chem.usc.edu/undergraduate/reu_prog.html Application deadline is February 24, 2013. For more information, please contact Anahit Martirosyan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Each year, the Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate students opportunities to work on an independent research project with a faculty mentor. These are paid positions that are supported through faculty research grants and other funds available to the Department.
I encourage you to meet with Chemistry faculty to discuss research opportunities in their laboratories, both in the summer and during the school year. I also suggest speaking with your classmates and with our graduate students about the research they are doing.
Applications for Summer Undergraduate Research (SUGR) Fellowships (sent to you by email) should be completed with a faculty mentor and returned to the Chemistry office by Friday, March 14, 2014. Awards will be announced by the week of March 31. The number of awards depends on funding available.
In addition to funding summer research students through faculty research grants and the Department, we are offering several competitive fellowships thanks to the Dr. Ronald Magolda Undergraduate Research Fund, the James J. and Ann M. O'Malley Fund for Undergraduate Research, and Anthony J. and Heand Johns Silvestri. Prior research experience is required for both the Magolda and Silvestri awards, while the O’Malley award is for first time researchers or those with little research experience. If you wish to be considered for one of these competitive fellowships, you need to provide an additional brief statement (maximum of 250 words) describing your career objectives and how receiving one of these fellowships will help you attain them.
Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows Program 2014-15
The Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) is pleased to announce the tenth annual Call for Proposals for the Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows (VURF) Program. Undergraduates from all of the Colleges may apply for funding to undertake a scholarly research project with a Faculty Sponsor. Research projects will be conducted during the summer and students funded by the program will receive a stipend of $3,500 for their summer projects. Details of the VURF application process can be found at the following website: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/vpaa/orgp/research/curf/undergrad_research/fellows.html. The application deadline is Monday, March 10, 2014.
Summer Housing 2014-15CURF is also accepting applications for summer housing (http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/undergrad/curf/undergrad_research/summer_housing.html). The application deadline is Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
If you are interested in summer housing, I encourage you to apply at the same time as the Chemistry SUGR Fellowship program as the Department can offer a limited number of room and board awards.
I look forward to seeing you in the Department this summer!
Thursday, January 23, 2014
A recent grad, Matthew Blizinski joined Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, one of the fastest growing biopharmaceutical companies in the world, in May 2013 as a biotech production specialist, focusing on protein purification of commercial drugs with particular emphasis on affinity, ion exchange, and hydrophobic interaction chromatography. Now that he is in a position to help current students, he contacted us to pass along his contact information (Matthew Blizinski, biotech production specialist II, email@example.com) for any graduating students interested in working in the pharmaceutical industry. Regeneron, stationed out of Tarrytown, NY, is a great place for young professionals and would ideal for students graduating with science degree from Villanova University. Please contact him if you are interested.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a paid 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and mentoring relationships at NCEH/ATSDR. Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR's Chamblee, Georgia Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program. Application deadline is January 29, 2014. Go on our website for application and eligibility requirements: www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh. If you have any questions, pelase email Jay Nielsen or James Gooch at CLEH@cdc.gov
Summer Undergrad Research Scholarship at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion
The duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion are accepting applications for their summer 2014 program. Program is from June 2 until August 8, 2014. Application deadline is January 17, 2014. 10-week paid scholarships are available for undergraduate students to pursue biomedical research at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DC and healthcare disparities research at Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion in Newak, DE. Applications must have a minimu GPA of 3.2 and interest in basic and applied sciences, healthcare, pre-med, public health or related fields. On line application and information www.NemoursResearch.org/Scholarship. For more information www.Nemours.org/research.html