Wednesday, December 22, 2010

West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience

The West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience extend the opportunity to participate in their 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program. Students accepted to the program will receive a $3,000 stipend, plus a $1,000 housing allowance. Application deadline is February 1, 2011. This program runs from May 25th to August 5th, 2011. Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae, official college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. For more information, please visit:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Teacher Prep Program for all Majors

MATCH Charter Public School is recruiting Villanova Chemistry Students for the MATCH Corps . This is a one year teacher training program for students interested in teaching in low-income charter schools. For more information, go to: to apply, go to: Or contact, Colin Bottles, Director of Recruiting - MATCH Charter Public School 617-232-0300 ext. 135

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Summer Undergrad Research duPont Hospital for Children

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children are accepting applications beginning December 6, 2010 for summer 2011 program. 10-week paid scholarships are avilable for undergraduate students to pursue biomedical research. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and interest in basic and applied sciences, health care, pre-med, or related fields. Online application and information:; For more information on Nemours Biomedical Research: Application Deadline is January 21, 2011. Program begins June 6 and ends August 12, 2011.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Environmental Internship 10 week Summer Program

CDC/ATSDR's National Center for Environment Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in environmental, physical, biological, chemical, and/or social sciences, or related fields to take place June 8 - August 12, 2010. Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR's Atlanta-Chamblee Campus where NCEH/ATSDR is housed. Students are paid $500 a week during the course of the program. Please go to our website for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 2, 2011.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Summer Research Program at the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry (University of Georgia) is designed to provide outstanding undergraduate chemistry, physics and mathematics majors an opportunity to explore quantum chemistry at a world-class research institute. A monthly stipend of $2,000, as well as a travel stipend of $400, completion of an independent research project under guidance from a senior group member, abundant access to the center's extensive computational resources, are among the many benefits this program provides. Please visit our website, or send us an email at Apply by February 1, 2011

REU Program at Miami University

Miami University's Chemistry & Biochemistry Department are accepting applications from students to participate in a 10-week NSF funded program that will emphasize research and counseling in Biochemistry and Chemistry. All participants will receive a summer scholarship of $5,000, University housing, travel reimbursement and stipends to attend a conference. Application Deadline is March 1, 2011. For more information contact: or visit their website at

ACS Sponsored Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School Program

If you are interested in a 6 week summer course in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either CA or NY, please check out the following link: This program is offered through either San Jose Sate University or SUNY-Stony Brook. Selected students also receive a stipend of $4,000. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2011. For downloadable application and forms,

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Summer Undergraduate Research Program - Gerstner Sloan-Kettering

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. For more information, please go to: Students who are interested in applying to the program can find the application materials at In addition to the application form and essay, students should submit an official transcript and two letters of recommendation. These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with your academic credentials or, if applicable, written by the research advisor. The deadline for submission of all application materials is February 1. Applicants will be notified of a decision between March 1 and March 15.

Southern Teachers Agency

Chemistry teaching jobs available. For most of these positions a bachelor's degree with a major in Chemistry (or at the very least a chemistry minor) is essential, but teacher certification is not. Of course, a degree in science education is highly desirable as is a master's degree in Chemistry. Please visit the website at for more information and an on-line application or email them at:

NSF - East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI)

Interested in Summer Research and exposure to other cultures? The goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. The institutes last approximately eight to ten weeks from June to August. Please go to for more information. DEADLINE: November 10, 2010

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program - Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is offering, for the 18th consecutive year, their SURF program. Students interested in Cancer Biology, Biochemistry Microbiology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology should apply. The SURF website and on-line application can be found at For the seventh consecutive year, they are also sponsoring the Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Program. Students interested in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or Chemistry should apply. The program website and on-line application for QP-SURF can be found at Both programs run from June 6th through August 12th, 2011. Their application deadline is February 9, 2011.

2011 NNIN REU Program

The 2011 National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergradutes Program online application is now available at: and the full information for the program itself is at Any questions, please email Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison at

Summer Internship - SCI Scholars - Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

This summer internship program is a joint effort of the SCI, AIG, ACS and AIChE, and was developed to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry. Exceptional sophomores and juniors with a GPA of at least 3.5 and who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply. Each scholar will receive up to $6,000-$10,000 for a ten week internship. Applications are due December 15, 2010. Interested students should visit to fill out an application and get more information.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thomas Jefferson University: Jefferson College of Graduate Studies Recruiting at Villanova University

Make the Discovery! Please tell your students that they are invited to a discussion on the opportunities for graduate training in the biomedical sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, followed by a seminar given by a Jefferson faculty member. Information Session: * Event: Info Session on Biomedical Graduate Programs & Summer Research * Program Speaker: Dr. Lisa Kozlowski, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs & Recruitment joined by Nikolas Baksh, Villanova Senior who participated in Jefferson's Summer Research Program. * Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010 * Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm * Place: Mendel Rm. 188 Prospective students will have the chance to ask questions pertaining to the various programs of study as well as the application and admission process. Seminar: * Title: "Arresting Developments in Signaling, Trafficking and Disease" * Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Benovic, Professor & Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology * Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010 * Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm * Place: Mendel Rm. 102 For additional information on our programs click here for our website. Faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend! Sincerely, Marc E. Stearns Director,Admissions and Recruitment Jefferson College of Graduate Studies Thomas Jefferson University 1020 Locust Street, Rm. M-60 Jefferson Alumni Hall Philadelphia, PA 19107-6799 (215) 503-0155 (Voice) (215) 503-9920 (Fax)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

NSF Chemistry Careers Workshop at Drexel U.

Workshop on Careers in Chemistry planned for October 16, 2010(10 am - 3 pm) at Drexel U., event for undergrads and high school students, funded by NSF CAREER. Email Dr. Liz Papish ( if you are a college or high school student and you want more info or plan to attend, workshop participation and lunch provided free of charge. RSVP by October 8th, 2010 to, please include the subject line "NSF Chem Careers Workshop" on your email, indicate your name, college or HS and year (freshman, etc). Workshop is limited to 100 participants, so RSVP early.

Workshop will feature a panel presentation featuring different chemistry careers, including representatives from research universities and liberal arts colleges (schools with differing teaching/research emphasis), chemical industry and non-traditional chemistry careers (patent law, forensics, etc.). The panel members will also be at various stages of their careers, from graduate students and postdocs to newly hired and experienced professionals. The panel presentation will be followed by lunch and small round table discussions, so the students will have ample time to ask questions. We hope to give students a glimpse of the wide variety of chemistry careers, including what the various careers are like on a day to day basis and what education and training decisions allow students that like chemistry and science to enter these careers.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Career Center's Campus Recruiting Bulletin

Career Services is now the Career Center and we are located in Garey Hall, Suite 117


These bulletins announce the companies who are conducting upcoming campus interviews for both full-time and summer internships. They are posted in our eNewsletter and on our website. This is being sent to you so you are made aware of the opportunities for your students. Please feel free to post it and/or share it with your colleagues and students.

View our current eNewsletter Network for upcoming events which is emailed to your students each Thursday.

In addition to the Career Center reviewing resumes every day, representatives from the following companies will be reviewing resumes for all Engineering and Science students on Thursday, September 9th in Falvey (Holy Grounds) between 2 and 6 pm.


The Fall 2010 Career Fair will be held on September 15th (2 – 6 pm) in the Pavilion. Please click here to see a list of the participating organizations

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Invitation - Law School Admission Panel Event - Tues, Sept 7, 2010 at 5:00pm


Are you interested in law school? You are invited to the Law School Admission Panel. Meet representatives and learn about the admission process from admission deans and representatives.

Law School Admission Panel Event - Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Villanova University, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Admission representatives will discuss the admission process, including personal statements and disclosure issues, and answer questions. Students will be able to meet admission representatives at the conclusion of the event.

Participating Law Schools:

Boston College School of Law
Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
Fordham University School of Law
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Date, Time, and Location:

Tuesday, September 7
Falvey Library, 1st Floor Cafe - located on Main Campus, Villanova University
Registration: 5:00pm-5:30pm
Panel: 5:30pm-6:30pm

RSVP required at

Professional or business casual dress recommended

Host: The Law School Advising Program, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Villanova University

Co-Sponsors: The Law School Advising Program and the Career Center

Karen Graziano, J.D.
Assistant Professor, English Department
Law School Advisor, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty Advisor, Office of Advising
Phone: 610-519-7427
Email: Law School Advising Website:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Internship program in Radiation Oncology at UPenn - SUPERS@PENN

I am writing this letter in my role as director of a summer undergraduate internship program in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. The program, SUPERS@PENN, is designed for highly motivated undergraduates who are considering careers in academic medicine and specifically in biomedical research. This program is funded through an R25 award from the NCI and NIH. The aim of the program is to introduce bright and highly motivated students to diverse fields that study the effects of radiation in the treatment of cancer and in other biological systems. A second goal of the program, which is every bit as important, is to achieve diversity in the classes we recruit (with regard to race, ethnicity, sex and geography).

The program is designed to run for two consecutive summers, therefore we give preference to rising juniors in our first year class, who then have the option of returning as rising seniors for a second summer of training in our laboratories. More information about SUPERS@PENN can be viewed on our website Recently we completed the first summer of the program. 10 students from 9 different institutions scattered about the country participated. To underscore the types of individuals we are looking for: These 10 students came from biology, chemistry, biochemistry and bioengineering backgrounds. The mean GPA of this highly competitive group was 3.77 (with a high of 4.0 and a low of 3.42). More importantly their individual statements and letters of recommendation indicated their particular interest in pursuing a research career trajectory.

We would love to include Villanova in future mailings pertaining to the 2011 SUPERS@PENN program (the first of these will be sent out sometime in September). Please feel free to forward this e-mail the appropriate individual or individuals who are best suited to direct the appropriate students into the SUPERS@PENN program. Or you can send me their names directly to me, at this e-mail address.

Thank You, best and warmest regards,
Steve Tuttle

Stephen W. Tuttle, Ph.D., Program Director | SUPERS@PENN | | 198 John Morgan, 3620 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | office phone 215-898-0064

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chemistry Teacher (Vacancy Announcement)

A private, college-preparatory school in Maryland is seeking a chemistry teacher to commence work in August 2010. This is a full-time teaching position. The duties include teaching several levels of chemistry (including a section of AP chemistry) and one class of physics. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the full life of the school by coaching athletic teams or supervising extracurricular activities. Location: Baltimore, Maryland Work Begins: August 2010 Compensation: Highly competitive with local public school salary schedules. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in chemistry. Excellent communication and leadership skills. Strong academic record. Teacher certification not required. To apply, visit our website and complete the online application: Southern Teachers Agency 7 Elliewood Ave., Suite 2A Charlottesville, VA 22903-2603 Tel (434) 295-9122

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Advanced Chemistry of Art Workshop June 2 - 7, at Villanova University

The NSF funded workshop “Advanced Chemistry of Art” is being hosted on campus June 2-7, 2010.   Additional information on the workshop can be found at

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

JEFFERSON ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP – Nuclear Medicine or MRI Technologist – Thursday, May 13th from 10 am to 12 pm

Earn a BS in 2 years if you have 50 prerequisite credits or in 12 months if you already have a bachelor’s degree and the prerequisites.   Continue on to complete a MS in 12-24 months.  Apply by June 1 to start in September 2010.   Learn more at a Jefferson Admissions Workshop, Jefferson School of Health, 130 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19107.  For more information and to register for the workshop call 215-503-8890

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Master’s Program in Biotechnology at BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

Two-Year Professional Science Master’s in Biotechnology being offered at Brandeis University.   Anyone interested can apply (fee waived).  For more information please visit or go to to apply.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Science Writer Internship

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for a student member to work as a science writer in our editorial office this summer.  You will gain experience working for two of our publications:  Chemistry World and Education in Chemistry.   This eight week position, supported by the Marriott Bequest Trust, will provide a hands-on introduction to the complete editorial process from writing and editing to page layout and printing.  For further information, please visit the following link:

Monday, April 19, 2010


A private, college-preparatory school in Florida is seeking a science teacher to commence work in August 2010.   This is a full-time teaching position for high-school chemistry.   Ideally, the teacher would be able to teach sections of biology as well, but this is not an absolute requirement.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the full life of the school by coaching athletic teams or supervising extracurricular activities.    Location:  Boca Raton, Florida     Work Begins:   August 2010    Compensation:  Competitive with local public school salaries    Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, preferably with a minor in biology.  Excellent communication and leadership skills.  Strong academic record.  Teacher certification not required.   Apply at

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

University of Notre Dame launches a new Master’s Degree Program –ESTEEM – a one year accelerated master’s degree program

Notre Dame has launched an exciting, new master’s degree program for science, computer science, math and engineering graduates.  This program is designed for students who do not intend to pursue a Ph.D. in their field.   It offers them a way to apply their undergraduate science or engineering background to the high technology business sector instead.  ESTEEM (Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master) is an innovative one-year accelerated master’s degree program developed jointly by the College of Science, the College of Engineering and the Mendoza College of Business to address the many challenges engineering and science graduates encounter in today’s high technology business world.  Focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and product development, the program is designed to help students translate their quantitative skills to the high technology arena.  For details, please visit the ESTEEM website at

Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announced the launch of the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship, which seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – into teaching in high-need Ohio secondary schools.  For further information about this program, please visit:

Eli Burstein Lecture in Materials Science – Working at the Speed of Light – J.D. Joannopoulos, from MIT

Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm.  The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, University of Pennsylvania will be hosting another Eli Burstein Lecture in Materials Science.  It will take place at the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter Auditorium, 3231 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104.  For more information, visit

Lancaster Laboratories Job Opportunities

Lancaster Laboratories are seeking, Chemists, Biochemists and Microbiologists.  Consider joining Lancaster lLaboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry.   We offer growth opportunities and an excellent work environment with family friendly benefits, including on-site child-care, adult day-care, and nearby fitness center.   Full-time employment offers benefits such as health and life insurance, tuition and more.   Log onto our website and complete our on-line application at:

Lancaster Laboratories, 2425 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA  17605

Thursday, April 8, 2010

20th Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium for Friday, April 23, 2010 -LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline for Registration & Abstract Submission is Friday, April 9th

The 21st Annual Student Research Symposium will be held Friday, April 23rd and is hosted by the Saint Joseph’s University Chapter of Sigma Xi.  Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the areas of math, computer science, engineering, natural and the social sciences are invited to present their research in poster form during one of two sessions that evening.  Go to to submit abstracts and all registration materials.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Annual Innovation and Creativity Festival on Saturday, May 1st from 10 am to 5 pm, at the RIT Campus in Henrietta, NY

More than 500 exhibits and displays will be featured.  You are cordially invited to this FREE event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff.  For further information, go to their link at

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Congratulations to Laura Hallisey (BS/MS Chemistry)! She and her curling team won the US Curling Nationals and are headed to the World Curling Championships. Good luck!

Research Positions at Children's Hospital

Investigators at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are seeking to fill several open research positions in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular/cellular biology. The positions are entry-level, suitable for college graduates with a background in chemical or biological sciences.

Interested students should provide a curriculum vitae and a cover letter, as attachments, to with the phrase "Research Position" as the subject.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Villanova University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering presents CEE SEMINAR SERIES SPEAKER, Derick G. Brown, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Brown is from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University.  His talk will be on Relationship between bacterial adhesion to a surface and cellular bioenergetics.  This talk will be given on Friday, March 26, 2010 in the Center for Engineering Education, Room 001 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM    All are welcome.

St. John’s University introduces their new Masters degree program in Biological and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Begun in 2007, the program is interdisciplinary and administered by the Institute for Biotechnology.   Based upon the Professional Sciences Masters paradigm, the aim is to prepare students with a broad knowledge base so that they will be ready for a career in biotechnology.   Students combine theory with practice through the capstone project, a required paid internship in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company.   All of our graduates are either fully employed or are enrolled in graduate programs.  The program also benefits from the high-tech academic resources of St. John’s.  If you or anyone in your area would like more information about the program, please visit  or call (877) STJ-7792 and ask for ext. 1601.

The Twenty-First Annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Student Research Conference on Thursday, April 8, 2010, 1:00-7:00 PM in the Connelly Center


1:00 PM Welcome – Cinema
Student Panel Presentations – Meeting Rooms

First Session:   1:10-2:30 PM   Second Session:  2:40-3:50 PM

4:00 PM Keynote Address – Cinema

“’A Very Radical Proposition’:  Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Meanings of the Vote”   Lori Ginzberg, Pennsylvania State University

5:30 PM – Dinner and Awards – Villanova Room

Please R.S.V.P. for dinner by March 29th to (610)519-3815 or

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Women in Chemistry Career Pathways Conference: How is networking useful, or Why should I leave the lab for this?

A conference on networking opportunities for women in the field of chemistry. Wednesday, 14 April 1:00–4:30 p.m. Chemical Heritage Foundation 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Featured panelists include: * Madeleine M. JoulliĆ©, Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania * Sharon L. Haynie, Principal Investigator, DuPont Central Research * Amy L. R. Bug, Professor of Physics, Swarthmore College This conference will bring together women in chemistry—undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty—from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area for presentations, a panel discussion, networking opportunities, and a special tour of the Museum at CHF. We hope to facilitate a network of young female chemists in the region. Full program details are available online. This event is presented by the Women in Chemistry Oral History Program of the Center for Contemporary History and Policy at CHF. It is free and open to the public. Registration required by 9 April. After the conference, stick around for The Secret Cinema at CHF, a free film screening that mixes rare, vintage educational films about science with classic science-fiction features, at 6:30 p.m.

The Secret Cinema at the Chemical Heritage Foundation: The Invisible Ray (Universal: 1936).

Join us for the first of four screenings curated by Jay Schwartz of The Secret Cinema in conjunction with CHF's new exhibit, Marvels and Ciphers: A Look Inside the Flask. Each screening mixes vintage educational films about science with classic science-fiction features. Wednesday, 10 March 6:30–8:30 p.m. Chemical Heritage Foundation 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Feature film: The Invisible Ray (Universal: 1936). Immediately following this screening, David Grazian, associate professor of sociology, University of Pennsylvania, will lead a discussion on the films’ depictions of scientific debate and discovery. This event is free and open to the public. Popcorn and other refreshments will be served. Additional program details are available online at The next screening of The Secret Cinema at CHF will be 14 April 2010. For more information about CHF and upcoming events, visit our Web site or follow us online.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dr. Ned Heindel will speak on *Antidotes to Terrorist Toxins*

Dr Heindel from Lehigh University (Department of Chemistry) will speak on "Antidotes to Terrorist Toxins" Tuesday, March 9th at 4:30, Mendel 101. All are welcome to attend. World War I is called “the Chemists’ War” because of the variety of toxic gases employed. Gas masks provided some protection against the waves of chlorine and phosgene sweeping over the trenches, but the introduction in July 1917 of the blistering agent, known as sulfur mustard changed the dynamics of warfare forever. The gas penetrated most military garb and was absorbed unknowingly. The death-dealing effects didn’t appear till hours after exposure. Sulfur mustard is still around. It was employed in late 20^th century military operations, and the substance is believed to be a terrorist chemical of choice. CounterACT is a government sponsored project aimed at developing pharmaceuticals to block sulfur mustard’s toxic effects. Over 100 potential antidotes in five chemical classes have been designed, synthesized, characterized, and tested by our laboratory against sulfur mustard. Several anti-inflammatories are showing promise as interventional pharmaceuticals.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chemistry Teacher (Vacancy Announcement)

A private, college-preparatory school in Baltimore is seeking a Chemistry teacher to commence work in August 2010. This is a full-time teaching position for high school Chemistry and AP Chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the full life of the school by coaching athletic teams or supervising extracurricular activities.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Work Begins: August 2010
Compensation: Highly competitive with local public schools
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related field; master’s preferred. Excellent communication and leadership skills. Strong academic record. Teacher certification not required.

To apply, visit their website and complete the online application:

Southern Teachers Agency
7 Elliewood Ave., Suite 2A
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2603
Tel (434) 295-9122

Summer Research Internship for Minority Students - Marshall University School of Medicine

Marshall University’s Biomedical Sciences graduate program is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) to take place the summer of 2010. Applications from undergraduate minority students who have NOT graduated by August 2010 will be considered.

The program is nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants will receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and use of state-of-the-art core facilities.

Quick facts:

  • Dates for Summer 2010: June 1st – July 30th
  • $3,000 stipend PLUS FREE ROOM and BOARD and ASSISTANCE with TRAVEL!
  • Present results of research project at WV Summer Research Symposium
  • Application deadline is March 15th, 2010
  • Minority applicants only (e.g. Native American, Hispanic, African American, persons with disabilities). People of Indian decent are not considered minority in the science field. Applicant must be a US Citizen or have a green card.
  • Questions? Contact Diana at

All application information, including a mentor directory, and program information is available by clicking the following link:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society “Call for Abstracts”

The Saint Joseph’s University Chapter, announces the 21st Annual Saint Joseph’s University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, which will be held Friday, April 23, 2010.   Undergraduate and graduate students working in the areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, the Natural, and the Social Sciences are invited and encouraged to present the results of their work in the poster session.  The Symposium will commence at 5:00 pm on the Saint Joseph’s University Campus in Philadelphia, PA.   It will open with the keynote address in the Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall.   The poster sessions will start at 6:45 in the Campion Student Center.    This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Hazel Barton, Ashland Professor of Integrative Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University.  Her talk is entitled “Amazing Caves:  Amazing Microbes” is free and open to the public.    Registration fee for the symposium is $30 for students and $45 for faculty members.   The optional dinner at Saint Joseph’s is an additional $15 for both students and faculty.  Registration and abstracts are due by Friday, April 9, 2010.  For more information including online registration for the symposium, please visit  We look forward to seeing you.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Villanova Undergraduate Research Grants

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering are happy to announce the 2010-2011 Call for Proposals for the Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows (VURF) program. If you know of any students interested in independent research who are full-time Villanova undergraduate students, please have them visit our website below. The online application for funding to support independent undergraduate research during the summer of 2010 and the 2010-2010 academic year is due February 26, 2010. For additional information: If you have questions, please contact:

Friday, January 29, 2010

Stowers Institute Scholars Program

The 2010 Scholars Program is an intensive research experience in a stimulating scientific environment with state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with the most advanced technology.  Scholars work under the direction of a scientist at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research on a specific project with defined objectives.  Scholars receive a $3,000 stipend and non-Kansas city residents may apply for a housing allowance.  For more information or to apply to to Training Programs at  and submit the following to

  1. Pre-employment & Certification Forms
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Official transcripts of undergraduate work
  4. A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from advisors

All materials must be received by February 26, 2010.

University of Alabama 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Participation Program

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation for students (preferably juniors, who will be seniors in the 2010-2011 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 for 10 weeks (May 31 – August 7, 2010).   The deadline for the application is February 28, 2010.  For more information on the program please go to or call John Vincent at 205-348-5954.

NSF/REU Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Southern California

This ten-week program is an opportunity for students to conduct research in residence in our Chemistry Department.  We offer projects in chemistry, biochemistry, and nanoscience.  Housing, meals, student health center access, and travel costs are covered by the Chemistry Department, and students will also receive a stipend.  Sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply online by visiting:

The application deadline is March 15, 2010.  For more information, please contact Anahit Marirosyan at 213-740-7040 or email at

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dr. Christopher T. Nomura will speak on "Polyhydroxyalkanoates production and potential applications"

Dr. Christopher T. Nomura from the Department of Chemistry, SUNY-ESF will be speaking at the Chemistry Professional Development seminar on Tuesday, February 2nd (4:30pm, Mendel Science Center 101). All are invited to attend! Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are microbially produced biodegradable polyesters with a wide variety of applications and ecological benefits compared to non-biodegradable, petroleum-based plastics. Despite the ecological benefits associated with PHAs, their production costs are significantly higher than petroleum-based plastics. Our lab takes a multi-disciplinary approach utilizing microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and polymer chemistry, in order to develop systems and methodologies to make these biodegradable polymers more cost-competitive with petroleum-based polymers. Although a variety of PHAs have been made in recombinant and native microorganisms, a major obstacle to their widespread use has been the expense of their production. One way to reduce costs is to lower the cost of the feedstock for their production. Current increases in petroleum-based fuel prices have led to a surge of interest in the production of biofuels such as biodiesel. The byproduct of the transesterification of triglycerides to produce biodiesel is glycerol. Although glycerol has several applications, the current market is saturated, thus, finding new uses for glycerol produced with biodiesel will be of the utmost importance. In this study we evaluated the ability to transform low-value glycerol from biodiesel production into a value-added, biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymer using various bacterial strains. Use of low-value glycerol as a carbon feedstock to be transformed to biodegradable plastics could lower the price of both PHA and biodiesel production and create a new marketplace for the anticipated excess waste glycerol from biodiesel production. In addition, the use of PHAs as hydrophobic compound capture devices is currently being explored with potential applications in bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Student Research Conference

The deadline for submission of papers for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Student Research Conference is coming up in one month: February 25. I’d like to request that you encourage students who might have written appropriate papers to submit for this conference. This is an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to present their work in an appreciative and collegial setting; to participate in an intellectual exchange with other students and with faculty; and to compete for a cash prize. Papers from 2009 or this term, or written specifically for the competition are invited. In addition to essays, we also encourage submission of alternative forms of scholarship, including but not limited to original scripts, poetry or films with a particular feminist theoretical or critical foundation. If the feminist analysis is not overt in the creative work itself, the work should be accompanied by an essay that frames and explains the theory's application.

Please encourage your students to take part in this conference showcasing feminist concepts, theories, methods, and practices as either presenters or attendees. It's a terrific way for us to model what we do and to show the dynamism of Gender & Women's studies on campus. You might also consider giving your students an extra-credit option for attending either a student session on the day of the conference, April 8, or Lori Ginzberg’s keynote address on Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “‘A very radical proposition’: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Meanings of the Vote.” Every year, students who otherwise would not have participated exclaim at how glad they are that they did.

The call for papers and additional information can be found at: or by email at

Best regards,

Sherry Perlmutter Bowen, ECS Conference Committee

Monday, January 25, 2010

Drs Grannas and Palenchar will speak at Professional Development Seminar on Tuesday January 26th

Students, If you are thinking about carrying out research at Villanova this summer or during the school year, you will probably want to attend PDS on Tuesday, January 26th. (4:30pm Mendel 101) Drs. Grannas and Palenchar will be speaking about the focus of the research in their laboratories. Both are taking students this summer and during the academic year. Dr Grannas carries out work in environmental/analytical chemistry and Dr Palenchar carries out work in biochemistry/parasitology. You can find out more about their work on their webpages, as well:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Research Experience for Undergraduates at NCSU

From the program coordinators:

The Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program at NCSU. The program will run from June 2 through August 6, 2010. Undergraduate students selected for the program will be provided with the opportunity to gain experience with cutting-edge chemical research, with an emphasis on the fields of materials, life sciences and catalysis.

Students will have the opportunity to work closely with one of 25 faculty who are dedicated to the success of their students. Our research facilities include some of the most advanced instrumentation in the country. From our newly created NSF Center for Molecular Spintronics, to our W.M. Keck FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, to research programs in catalysis, protein engineering, drug discovery, and neurochemistry, we believe our department offers research in your area of interest. Additional highlights of our program include a generous $4,500 stipend for the 10-week program, full support for housing on campus and a partial meal allowance will be provided, on-site laboratory visits to gain exposure to industrial and governmental research careers, opportunities to interact with students in other REU programs at NCSU, and participation in a University-wide undergraduate research symposium at the summation of the program.

Additionally, the Research Triangle area, which includes Raleigh and NC State, is a wonderful place to live and visit, providing not just a high quality of life, but many important academic and industrial contacts for future employment. The Raleigh-Cary area is consistently ranked among the best places to live in America according to CNN Money.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to apply to our program. Although March 16 is the deadline for applications, it is highly recommended that you submit an application as soon as possible. Offers will be extended throughout the application process and all positions could be filled prior to the application deadline. Review of applications will begin as early as February of 2009. If you have any further questions regarding the Department of Chemistry at NCSU, or would like to know more about our program and the application process, please visit, visit us on Facebook at NCSU Chemistry-Reu or feel free to directly contact the REU coordinators below.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

REU Program Coordinators
Prof. Reza Ghiladi (
Prof. Elon Ison (

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Environmental Internship CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

Environmental Internship

CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

Opportunity Announcement

CDC/ATSDR’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and other related majors to take place June 9-August 13, 2010. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through project collaboration, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and through shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR. Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Atlanta-Chamblee Campus where NCEH/ATSDR is housed. Students are paid $500 a week during the course of the program. Please go to their website for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 16, 2010.

Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:

  • US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card,
  • Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2010
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
  • An academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology or related fields.

Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2010 will not be accepted to this program.

For more information, please email LT Cory Moore, Environmental Health Officer, USPHS, Program Development Office, NCEH/ATSDR at

Monday, January 11, 2010

American Chemical Society International Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (ACS-IREU)

I would like to call your attention to the prestigious American Chemical Society International Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (ACS-IREU) for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN), and several universities across Europe.

21-25 sophomores and juniors with one semester or summer of prior research experience will be selected to receive the ACS-IREU Scholarship to conduct research during the summer of 2010 at selected institutions in Germany, France, Italy and the UK. Detailed information and online application and recommendation forms can be found on their web site

Although helpful, no foreign language expertise is required. All qualified students, including females and members of underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2010.