REU: Nanoscale Assembly of Molecules and Materials

The colors of butterfly wings, the strength of an abalone shell, and the adhesive properties of gecko feet arise from the arrangement of smaller building blocks which comprise these structures. REU students at Indiana University Bloomington will engage in in-depth study of materials chemistry and, in particular, how materials assemble from smaller entities (atoms and molecules) into larger structures and the function of assembled forms. The projects for REU students include both synthesis and characterization of materials and their building blocks, with opportunities for students with interests in all areas of chemistry.

Students in the program will engage in a 10-week summer research experience beginning in May 2020. They will participate in weekly career development discussions and visit local companies such as Eli Lilly and CRANE Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Participants will receive a $500 per week stipend, a travel allowance up to $500, on-campus housing, and a meal allowance.

More information is available on their website and flyer.

Applications will open in November and are due January 31, 2020.


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Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton

Related imageQuantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton is a 10 week long summer research program from June 10 to August 16 that combines research at Princeton and research with IBM. Housing and a stipend will be provided for the first and second half of the program. During the first six weeks of the program, you can choose to work with any research group at Princeton. These different groups can be found here. During the last four weeks of the program, you will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research with IBM’s quantum computing group. Throughout the program there will be seminars and research exchanges focused in the field of quantum research. Apply here! To apply, you will need one recommendation letter, a resume, and a transcript. The application deadline is March 16.

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Gotion-Ohio Research and Development Summer Intern

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Gotion-Ohio is a research and development center for Guoxan’s global research and development network.  Gotion-Ohio’s goal is to innovate in electric vehicle technology by accelerating electrified transportation and achieving sustainable development. Gotion-Ohio is currently seeking applicants for a paid internship program for summer 2019.  This internship position will be from May-August 2019.

Requirements:

  • at least 2 years of progress working towards a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering bachelor’s degree
  • at least Sophomore standing
  • be eligible to work in the United States without current or future visa support

 

Internship Qualifications:

  • must be able to follow procedures to prepare electrochemical test cells and perform battery testing
  • must be able to carry out routine analyses
  • must be able to have good housekeeping principles and keep an accurate record of data
  • must be able to multitask, be organized, and communicate efficiently about progress of different experiments
  • must be able to use Microsoft office
  • must have strong integrity
  • must be skilled in team work
  • must have strong work ethic
  • must be able to follow safety policies and be accountable

 

Responsibilities:

  • assemble test cells and do cell tests to monitor cell performance
  • work with hazardous material
  • analyze and process raw material
  • prepare electrolyte solutions according to requirements
  • analyze materials to confirm physical and chemical properties
  • track and maintain inventories and request replacements
  • keep laboratory and storeroom clean
  • dispose of waste and obsolete material according to rules and regulations
  • attend required training sessions
  • follow all safety procedures

 

Apply now! To apply, send an email to career@gotion.com. Put “Ohio Summer Internship” in the subject line and attach a cover letter that explains your interest in working with Gotion-Ohio as well as a resume.

Applications for this position are accepted until March 15th!

Alaskan Summer Internship Program

Applications are due April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Looking for an internship away from home? The U.S. Department of Energy in sponsoring the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program for the Summer 2019 Term. Upper-level undergraduates (junior/senior) and Master graduate students pursuing a degree or recent graduates with a degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline are encouraged to apply. The internship program will last 10 weeks during the summer, and selected interns will receive a stipend starting at $600/week.

Applications are due April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Learn more about the program and apply on their website, or email questions to DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov


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Chemical Evolution Summer Research Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is currently taking applications for a summer program. Selected individuals will spend 10 weeks doing full-time, paid research in chemical evolution and origins of life chemistry. Students will be trained in research methods, data analysis, and written/oral communication of their results. You may be asked to present your research in a formal poster session, and approved posters may be published on their program website.

Depending on the specific school and advisor you are interested in, your application will be folded into an existing program at that school. The program to which you are assigned will give you the chance to participate in seminars such as how to choose a graduate program, scientific ethics, and careers in science.

Through the course of the 10-week program, you will be expected to devote 40 hours a week to research, and to participate in all seminars, workshops, discussion groups, and activities as scheduled, as well as all laboratory meetings, journal clubs, safety training and other such activities as requested by your mentor. You will also be asked to update program organizers of all your future academic developments for program assessment purposes.

The deadline to apply is February 15. Details and the application can be found on the CCE REU website. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Education Director Christopher Parsons.

 

What’s different about the CCE?

The CCE is part of the NSF CCI program, and it brings together diverse investigators (including undergraduate researchers) into teams to collaborate on a grand societal problem: understanding how life emerged. In addition, they share their findings with the world through the arts. You can check out some of their outreach projects on their website.

Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Application Deadline: February 8th, 2019

The Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF) is currently accepting applications for their Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP) for 2019. The program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students with an interest in the chemical sciences to conduct research with a faculty mentor in one of CCHF’s 15 partnership research laboratories across the country.

The program highlights:

  • Engage in innovative, cutting edge research
  • Interact with prominent leaders in the field
  • Receive a competitive stipend (up to $5000)
  • Receive campus housing or a housing allowance
  • Attend seminars, workshops, career planning sessions, and other professional development opportunities

The program runs from mid-May to mid-August. 

You’re encouraged to apply if you are:

  • Currently enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate at a U.S. institution of higher education
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing
  • Someone with interest in the field of C-H Functionalization (No previous research experience is required!)
  • Someone with interest in synthetic organic chemistry
  • A chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering major

You can apply online at their website here.

 

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the FDA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas is currently taking applications for a summer program. Selected individuals will train alongside investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research, that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products.

Participants will be full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2019, and will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age.

Applications are open for undergraduate and incoming graduate/professional students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Proof of health insurance must be provided.

Apply online on their website.

To complete the application process, you will need:

  • An application
  • Transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and a publication list
  • Two educational or professional references
  • All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
  • The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

If you have further questions, please email FDArpp@orau.org. Include the reference code for this opportunity in your email (FDA-NCTR-2019-0116).

Note: Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits paid. Eligible majors include Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences), Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics), as well as Life Health and Medical Sciences, and Other Physical Sciences.

Undergraduate Summer Research at University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is now accepting applicants for their 2019 Lando Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

Working with some of the top chemists in their fields, you will be actively engaged in research aimed at solving some of society’s most important environmental, health, and energy issues. Research in the department is collaborative and interdisciplinary. There are opportunities to participate in multi-disciplinary, collaborative research centers and initiatives.

As a researcher, you will:

  • conduct biomedical, medical, pharmaceutical, and materials research
  • have access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology
  • share your research as authors of papers published in prestigious scientific journals, at conferences, and at poster sessions

Each Chemistry Summer Research Fellow will receive a stipend of approximately $7400 to perform research over 10 weeks under direction of a chemistry faculty member on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The program also includes weekly lunches with faculty, a poster session, and various professional and social events. All fellows will be given the opportunity to live on campus for the duration of the program at a cost of approximately $1900.

Program dates are June 3-August 9, 2019. All appointments will be made within the time frame of June-August, with the first Monday in June reserved as a move-in day. Therefore, all travel arrangements may be made accordingly. If you require housing for a short period of time before the program commences or after the program has concluded, please contact the program director:

Nick Erickson

chmlando@umn.edu

612-624-0026

Applicants are accepted from those students who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate studies in chemistry or closely related fields. All students who fulfill these requirements are eligible to apply to the NSF/REU and the Lando Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

The deadline for completion and submission of the application for the summer of 2019 is February 1, 2019.

The online application is available here.

 

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Science & Engineering Leadership Initiative (SELI)

The University of Delaware is now accepting applications for their Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program – the Science and Engineering Leadership Initiative.

Motivated by the realization that people with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in STEM disciplines, UD’s REU program is unique in that they are focusing on providing students with disabilities a research and community building experience tailored to fostering success in graduate school and beyond.

The program is scheduled from June 10, 2019 to August 9, 2019 at the University of Delaware in Newark, Deleware. A stipend and housing are provided for the 9-week program.

The REU program is open to all undergraduate students with disabilities (mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or other) who are majors in chemistry, biochemistry, or other related fields.

More information can be found on the official flyer and the program’s webpage. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.


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Summer Research at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University is now accepting applications for their summer 2019 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings ten students each summer to campus to work closely with VINSE faculty on research projects in cutting edge areas of nanoscale science and engineering. Participation in the program provides students with a true interdisciplinary research experience in an environment where physicists, chemists, biologists, and all engineers collaboratively solve problems and create new scientific understanding. Weekly lunchtime meetings are held for all faculty and students that cover topics ranging from ethics and the responsible conduct of research to demystifying graduate school and the GRE examination. Each student works directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and has access to the VINSE laboratories, which are shared facilities available to all authorized users. For more information on this program click here!

The program dates for 2019 are May 26, 2019-August 2, 2019. The application for this program is due February 15, 2019.


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