Wednesday, January 30, 2013

University of Southern California - NSF's Research Experience for Undergraduates

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 ten-week (June 3 - August 10, 2013) 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:    Application deadline is February 15, 2013.   For more information, please contact Anahit Martirosyan  by email at

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CDC/ATSDR Summer Environmental Health Internship

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.  Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR's Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program.    The program runs from June 12 to August 16, 2013.   Application due date is January 30, 2013.   You must be a US citizen or permanent resident with a green card, be a full time student at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2013 and have a minimum cum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Please go to for more information and application instructions or email Jay Nielsen or Christa Essig at

The University of Alabama 2013 SURP suppported by the NSF

The University of Alabama is pleased to announce their 2013 Undergraduate Research Participation (SURP) program, support by the NSF for students (preferably juniors, who will be seniors in the 2013-2014 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 27 - August 2, 2013).   Please apply online at  (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, 2013.

The University of Kansas - Department of Pharmacetical Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas offers a ten-week program (May 20 to July 26, 2013) 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 15, 2013 will receive priority consideration.  To learn more and to apply, please go to the following website:   or contact Ann Heptig, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, 2095 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS  66047-3729   (785) 864-4820;

Purdue University - NSF Sponsored REU program for summer 2013

The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University is now accepting applications for a NSF sponsored REU program in the summer of 2013.   This is a ten week program that runs from May 28th to August 2nd, 2013.   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 2013.  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:     To apply you need 2 faculty letters of recommendation and an official transcript.  Applications submitted by February 15 will receive priority consideration.  to apply: 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Villanova University Earth Day Celebration - April 22, 2013

Join us in celebrating the 43rd Earth Day on April 22, 2013.  The following events are free and open to Villanova students, staff, faculty, alumni and the general public.

8:30 a.m.  Panel Discussion on Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale located in Falvey Library Speaker's Corner

11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.  Sustainability Fair located in Lower Level Connelly Center (indoors)

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm.  Sustainability Fair Farmer's market  located in Lower Level Connelly Center (outdoors)

4:30 p.m.   Earth Day keynote Address Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia located in Connelly Cinema

For further information, contact Paul C. Rosier at  and check out the flyers on the Department of Chemistry's bulletin boards.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs in Chemistry - Penn State

The department of chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University invites highly motivated undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors to participate in chemistry research in an environment that embraces and encourages excellence and inclusiveness.   With funding from the National Science Foundation and the 3M Foundation, students will work for ten weeks (May 23 - August 2) on chemical research with an outstanding group of research mentors conducting an independent project.   You must be a junior or senior in fall 2013, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a US citizen or permanent resident.  A generous stipend, campus housing and reimbursement for travel costs will be provided.   Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.    Application deadline:   February 21, 2013   For more information and to apply, visit: