Tuesday, December 22, 2015


The Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is offering NUCLEAR & RADIOCHEMISTRY UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER SCHOOLS. These programs will run June 13, 2016-July 23,2016.  The application deadline is February 1, 2016. For more information, or to apply, visit https://chemistry.missouri.edu/nucsummer.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduating School of Biomedical Sciences

The Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduating School of Biomedical Sciences is offering a Summer Undergraduate Research Program for individuals interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. This program begins the first Monday in June and runs for 10 consecutive weeks. For more information, or to apply, visit www.sloankettering.edu.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

NASA The Goddard Center for Astrobiology- Undergraduate Research

For more information, or to apply, visit http://astrobiology.gsfc.nasa.gov/education.html.

UTSouthwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Summer Undergraduate and Research Fellowships are being offered at the University of Texas Southwestern.  Please visit the following links for more information: www.utsouthwestern.edu/SURF; www.utsouthwestern.edu/QP-SURF; www.utsouthwestern.edu/SURISKD.  All three Summer Programs run from June 6- August 12, 2016.  Application deadlines are February 9, 2016.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Master's Program

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is offering a master's program.  The application deadline is January 31, 2016.  For more information, or to  apply, visit http://woodrow.org/teach.

University of Delaware Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry PhD Program

University of Delaware is offering a PhD Program for Chemistry Students.  For more information, or to apply, visit www.chem.udel.edu.

University of Rochester Department of Chemistry REU

The University of Rochester is offering a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates(REU).  The application deadline is February 14, 2016.  This program runs from June 1- August 5, 2016.  For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.chem.rochester.edu/undergrad/reu.php.

Syracuse University School of Education Master's Program

Syracuse University is offering a master's program in Science Education Grades 7-12 (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics). For more information, or to apply, visit http://soe.syr.edu/.

Chemistry Graduate Program at Clemson

The Department of Chemistry at Clemson University is offering a Graduate Program.  For more information, or to apply, visit www.clemson.edu/chemistry/

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

CENTC Undergraduate Summer Research Program

CENTC is offering an Undergraduate Summer Research Program geared towards individuals interested in Chemistry. This program is from June 13- August 19, 2016. The application deadline is February 8, 2016. For more information, or to apply, visit http://depts.washington.edu/centc/index.php.

UNT Department of Chemistry NSF-REU

The University of North Texas Department of Chemistry is offering a Summer 2016 NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Program. Geared towards Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Etc. The ten-week program will begin June 6. Application deadline is March 1, 2016. For more information, or to apply, visit http://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program.

Purdue University Department of Chemistry REU

The Department of Chemistry at Purdue University is now accepting applications for a NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the summer of 2016. This program runs from May 23- July 29, 2016. Application deadline is February 12, 2016. For more information, or to apply, visit https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/pages/REU.aspx

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The University of Akron College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

UA is offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates in the area of Biomaterials, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics. This program runs from May 31-August 12, 2016. The deadline to apply is February 11, 2016. For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/academics/reu-summer-internships.dot.

West Virginia University Centers for Neuroscience 2016 SURI PROGRAM

May 24- July 25, 2016 (DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 5, 2016)

The WVU Centers for Neuroscience is offering up to 15 summer internships of research-intensive training. For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/wvucn/training-programs/suri/

Nemours Biomedical Research & Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Nemours is offering Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities geared towards individuals with interests in sciences, healthcare, pre-med, epidemiology, public health or related fields. CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2016 PROGRAM (MAY 31-AUGUST 10, 2016). APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15, 2016. For more information and to apply, visit www.NemoursResearch.org/Scholarship.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Associate Scientist - Organic & Process Chemistry Position in Santa Monica, CA

Provivi Overview
Provivi, Inc. based in Santa Monica, California is a Caltech start-up company that was founded in 2013 by Professor Frances Arnold, Pedro Coelho and Peter Meinhold. Our mission is to provide disruptive chemistry solutions for agricultural, household, and professional pest control that are safe,
environmentally benign and have improved performance. We are developing innovative biocatalysis and fermentation technology to produce these products and are seeking to hire the best and the brightest minds so that we can together achieve these goals.
Role Description
As a member of the Provivi’s R&D team, you will be responsible for contributing to the planning of
synthetic routes, the execution and delivery of chemical synthesis projects. This will include the
preparation, purification and characterization of all materials, maintaining clear and current records of their work within a laboratory notebook and performing all applicable analytical work. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems, are essential.
Responsibilities Include
o Plan and conduct innovative research of commercial and strategic importance to support
business objectives including:
o Organic syntheses.
o Catalytic reactions with associated optimization and feedstock pretreatment studies.
o Scale-up of developed processes to the kilogram level
o Actively demonstrate positive safety behaviors and practices.
o Thorough documentation of experimental procedures, writing of reports and technical
o Must maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting. Demonstrate the ability to
resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and
technical expertise.
o Anticipate needs and communicate consumable/equipment requirements.
o Ensure scientific equipments are maintained in good working order; troubleshoot and perform
minor repairs as needed.
o Write standard operating procedures (SOP) and reports for internal and external use.
o Remains current with the relevant chemistry literature and champions the implementation of
new technology. Collaborates and prepares internal research reports, invention disclosures, and
technical presentation.
o Review data for technical content and regulatory compliance.
Qualifications & Skills Include
o Desired Education/Experience:
o At least B.S. or M.S. in chemistry or equivalent.
o 1-3 years of industrial or academic experience with hands-on experience in synthetic
organic chemistry and a good understanding of analytical chemistry.
• Skills:
o Experience as a synthetic organic or process development chemist in an industry
laboratory is preferred with good understanding of synthetic organic chemistry,
organometallic catalysis, analytical chemistry, and chemical engineering principles.
o Knowledge of unit operations used in manufacturing, especially industrial relevant
purification methods such as distillation and crystallization.
o Candidates must possess a strong background in the theory and practice of synthetic
organic chemistry, possess excellent problem solving skills and demonstrate a thorough
understanding of synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms.
o Must be able to independently prioritize own work assignments, and consistently
demonstrate the ability to perform assigned tasks through rigorous data collection and
applying analytical tests and instrumentation in the laboratory.
o Must have expertise in the purification and characterization of organic compounds using
applicable modern techniques.
o Must be skilled in operation of chromatographic data acquisition and processing
software packages such as Agilent ChemStation, MS Excel and other software tools for
data reduction and presentation.
o Excellent written, reporting, and verbal communication skills
o Must be hard working and be able to deliver results under tight deadlines
o Good interpersonal skills and well-developed oral and written communication skills to
build strong internal and external relationships.
o Must be flexible, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
o Must be highly-motivated and capable of working independently while also possessing
exceptional communication and teamwork skills.
If interested, please submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to careers@provivi.com.  Please no phone calls or agency submissions.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts Research Experience for Undergraduates (C2B2-REU)

The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts is a research and education consortia that mobilizes student academic researchers and industry partners for the advancement of renewable bioenergy technologies. They are offering a summer research program that will run from May 21- July 30, 2016. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016. For more information, visit www.C2B2web.org.

Virginia Tech Summer Research Program

Virginia Tech is offering Undergraduate Research in the area of Engineering Polymers For Performance In Emerging FEWS Technology. This program runs from May 24- August 5, 2016. The deadline is February 1, 2016. For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.mii.vt.edu.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

2015 - ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGRweb) is not available

The ACS Committee on Professional Training is pleased to announce release of the 2015 edition of the ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGRweb).

DGRweb is a free searchable, online database that provides the most comprehensive compilation of information on graduate study in the chemical sciences at universities in North America. DGRweb 2015 is available at www.acs.org/dgrweb.

The Directory provides graduate-school-bound students in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields with information that will facilitate the selection of a graduate program appropriate to the student’s particular interests and talents. The Committee believes that the 2015 edition of the DGRweb will continue to be a valuable source of information for facilitating research collaborations in the chemical sciences and enabling networking across chemical subdisciplines. We hope that you will inform your undergraduates who are interested in pursuing graduate study and your faculty of the availability of the DGRweb 2015 website in your department. We also hope that it will remain a valuable asset to your program.

For the 2015 edition, the DGRweb offers the following.

·         Descriptions of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) that include links to department and faculty web pages

·         Enhanced searching capabilities including multiple selections of field values per search criteria

·         Ability to download statistical data into spreadsheets allowing users to compare selected characteristics of graduate programs

·         Printer friendly (PDFs) search results and downloadable statistical data

·         Access to the complete databases for 1999 through 2014


Thomas Jefferson University-College of Biomedical Sciences - Fall Info Sessions

Thomas Jefferson University-College of Biomedical Sciences-Fall Info Sessions

Fall Info Sessions for Thomas Jefferson University's programs in the Biomedical Sciences

Fall Information Sessions:

Please tell your students about the upcoming information sessions at Thomas Jefferson University. Students will learn  about the opportunities for graduate training in the biomedical sciences at the Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences and have the chance to speak with faculty and representatives about various programs of study as well as the admission process.
For more information, click here.

Thomas Jefferson University offers programs in the following areas:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Marc E. Stearns
Director, Admissions & Recruitment
Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Locust St., M46 Alumni Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-503-0155(t)  215-503-9920(f)


Thursday, October 1, 2015

The GREEN Program at NYC

 The GREEN Program is recruiting for 2016 Winter programs and we need your support in spreading the word to the emerging leaders in your classrooms.

Our team has been in NYC to assist in the conversation and launch of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (see below for the 17 SDG's).  We are dedicated to educating student leaders through our immersive programming abroad to drive their passion towards careers and initiatives that are advancing the SDG's over the next 15 years. World leaders have set the goals for the next 15 years, religious figures like Pope Francis have shown support, and now it is up to the young leaders in your classrooms to act.

I am more than happy to chat about our team, partnership network, mission, professional programs for you and other ways to get involved.

Thank you!
Brady & The GREEN Team

T. Brady Halligan
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Enrollment
215.796.7860 | theGREENprogram.com


Education Abroad: Redefined, Reinvented

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Chemical Heritage Foundation

Chemical Heritage Foundation Library - Museum - Center for Scholars
First Friday: Where's My Hoverboard?
First Friday
October 2, 2015 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The movie Back to the Future Part II promised us all sorts of things--hoverboards, self-tying shoes, and trash compacters powered by nuclear fusion--but what is the movie's track record for making accurate predictions? 
Experts from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP lab will join us this Friday to discuss the science of what is and is not possible from this iconic film.
Presentations will take place at 5:45 and 6:45 p.m., with ongoing activities in the museum throughout the evening.
Science at Play installation
Sneak peek
Opening October 2, 2015
Our museum team is hard at work installing Science at Play. Find some behind-the-scenes photos online, and stop by on Friday to be one of the first to experience this brand-new exhibition!

Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies

On September 29, 2015 at 12:21:41 PM, Ecosystem Field Studies (steve@ecofs.org) wrote:


       Ecosystem Field Studies (EFS) is pleased to announce another session of Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies held over winter-break on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. This course (ENST 391) is approved for 3 undergraduate semester credits through the Environmental Studies Program of the University of Montana at Missoula and is open to undergraduate students in an ecosystem related department/major such as yours.  There is no set deadline as we accept qualified students on a rolling basis until the course fills.

      In this course, students learn basic concepts in ecosystem science and engage with a wide variety of hands-on field research methodswhile conducting an original field research project.  I am kindly requesting the attached pdf announcement be distributed via email and/or posted in your department. I have also attached a text announcement below if attachments are problematic. I sincerely appreciate your assistance in distributing this course announcement.

      I have sent this message to you based on information posted on your school/department website. You should be the only person from your department receiving this message and therefore if I have reached the incorrect person I respectfully ask you forward this message to the appropriate contact (or send me the correct email to update this list).
      If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this course please feel free to contact me at
 steve@ecofs.org or visit the course website at www.ecofs.org. Should you choose to unsubscribe from future course announcements just reply with” unsubscribe” in the message body, and if possible, the reason.
     Thanks for making this rewarding field opportunity available to your students.

     Regards, Steve 

Steve Johnson

Director, Ecosystem Field Studies
www.ecofs.org   steve@ecofs.org    303 859-0173


Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies

December 28, 2015 to January 16, 2016

* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive along the Caribbean coast of Mexico *

* Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research *
* Earn 3 undergraduate transfer credits during winter break *

An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning while
immersed in an incredible Caribbean ecosystem setting!

--  Open to students from all universities & majors --

--  Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula’s Environmental Studies Program: 
ENST 391- Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits.

For all course information visit: www.ecofs.org
Direct any further questions to Steve Johnson, Course Director at steve@ecofs.org

Monday, September 28, 2015

Rutgers - Center for Computational and Integrative Biology - MS and PhD Programs

               Center for Computational and Integrative Biology


September 22, 2015


The Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB) is an exciting new initiative for Rutgers University Camden Campus. The CCIB was established to reflect the cross-departmental approach to biological research among faculty. The Center brings together collaborative research and teaching of five departments: Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, and Physics. The Graduate Program in Computational Biology offers Master’s and PhD level degrees. Students in the Center are given the opportunity to use interdisciplinary approaches to study the complexity of biology.

Attached please find information on our MS and PhD programs. I greatly appreciate if you could distribute these opportunities among your students.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Nir Yakoby, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology
Biology Department
Waterfront Technology Center
200 Federal Street
Rutgers University
Camden, NJ 08103

Yakoby Lab       http://yakoby.rutgers.edu/
CCIB Grad. Prog. http://ccib.camden.rutgers.edu/graduate-program/
Fax: (856)-225-6312