Undergraduate Chemistry Research Opportunities

Looking for summer research opportunities? The University of Minnesota’s Lando/NSF program is now taking applications and is open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors. This 10 week program will run from June 1 – August 7, 2020.

With a $7,400 stipend and $400 allotted for travel, fellows will work under a chemistry faculty member at the Minneapolis branch. This program is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved with research, helping them succeed in post graduate work. Along with research supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), the program also includes various professional and social events allowing students to make connections and meet new people.

Applications are due February 3, 2020 and can be found along with more information, including costs, at https://chem.umn.edu/lando


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ORISE Research Opportunities with Agricultural Research Service

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is advertising several research opportunities with the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) with approaching deadlines!

Research Opportunity in Parasitology for Food Safety

Three research opportunities are currently available with the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Animal Parasitic Disease Laboratory located in Beltsville, Maryland. Monthly stipend provided. Apply here.

Application deadline: December 19, 2019

Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit

A research opportunity is available with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit located in Urbana, Illinois. The selected participant will be an integral member of a team aimed at developing knowledge, models, and decision tools that ultimately reduce the risk that weeds pose to food production in the face of climate variability. Monthly stipend provided. Apply here.

Application deadline: January 2, 2020

Check the ORISE website for even more of their current open positions for research opportunities through ORISE.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Nebraska Summer Research

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

The University of Nebraska is now accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Research Program!

This intensive summer research program provides mentoring and research experiences while previewing graduate school life. Scholars receive a living stipend, stay in suite-style housing, have an on-campus meal plan, and have travel costs covered. Other perks include special workshops for preparing for graduate school, social events, intramural teams, and outdoor activities around Lincoln.

Scholars can apply for any of the 14 research areas: Applied Plant Systems, Beneficial Insects, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Minority Health Disparities, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction, Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Plant and Microbiome, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure, Unmanned Systems, or Virology.

Students with a strong interest in graduate school or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education are particularly encouraged to apply for the program.

More information about the program can be found on their website. The online application can be found here. The priority deadline for applications is February 1, 2020, and the final deadline for all applications and materials is March 1, 2020.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Science & Engineering Leadership Initiative (SELI)

The University of Delaware’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is receiving applications for their Research for Undergraduates (REU) program: the Science and Engineering Leadership Initiative (SELI). The program runs from June 8, 2020 to August 14, 2020 at the University of Delaware, and applications will be accepted until February 1, 2020.

The SELI is motivated by the realization that people with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in STEM disciplines and aims to provide these students with research and community building experiences tailored to fostering success in graduate school and beyond. 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. Some highlights of the program include:

  • Participate in state-of-the-art research
  • Meet like-minded peers
  • Scientific field trips
  • Unique mentoring for graduate school/STEM careers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Stipend and housing provided for the 9-week program
  • Present your work at the University of Delaware 2o2o Undergraduate Research and Service Learning Symposium
  • Opportunity to present research results at the Spring 2020 American Chemical Society National Meeting

For more information about the program, you can visit the program website here. Applications are due February 1, 2020 and can be found here.


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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.

Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

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


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

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.