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.

 

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.

Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference

A student organization at Virginia Tech is hosting a national research conference this spring! This conference is open to students of all STEM backgrounds who want to present their research, learn about STEM opportunities, and leave inspired and ready to change the world! The event will include panel sessions, student oral and poster presentations, and catered meals. You can also expect phenomenal keynote speakers such as Kate Biberdorf, Ph.D. (as seen on Stephen Colbert), Daniel Andruczyk, and John S. Iiames, Ph.D.

The conference is a two day event from March 23-24th at Virginia Tech. The deadline to apply has been extended to January 22nd, so don’t wait! For more information please visit the MAURC website.

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.


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.

Job Opportunity for Pre-Health Students

Ohio At Home is currently seeking to hire new Patient Care Assistants from OSU students working towards a career in healthcare or human services, as this line of work most directly relates to their goals and can serve as a great opportunity to gain hours of patient care experience and develop a network of colleagues and professional references.

Ohio At Home is a home healthcare agency that employs primarily Ohio State students and provides direct care services to individuals with developmental disabilities in central Ohio. Their agency supports clients ranging from children with autism to adults with paraplegia/quadriplegia.

The role of Patient Care Assistant involves tasks of daily living, behavioral and emotional support, community involvement and direct patient care. Key traits for a successful Patient Care Assistant are patience, kindness, teamwork, a passion for service, and an eagerness to learn.

Although Ohio At Home’s PCA staff is primarily comprised of pre-health students, all majors and areas of interest are invited to apply. Scheduling is based on the university semester system and can accommodate academic and extracurricular commitments. Past patient care experience is not required to apply, but those with experience are also encouraged.

More information can be found on this flyer. To apply, send your resume and availability jobs@ohioathome.com.

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.


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

Volunteer with Scientific Thinkers

Interested in helping elementary students gain a better understanding of science? Scientific Thinkers is a student organization dedicated to providing hands-on science experience to underrepresented young students.

As a member and volunteer, you will be able to:

  • Teach and mentor students.
  • Make a positive impact on the Columbus community by sharing your knowledge and passion for science.
  • Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of the STEM field.

Volunteer visits are available on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30pm. Carpooling is available to and from the elementary school.

If you are interested in learning more about Scientific Thinkers please visit their website. To become a member sign up for a mandatory orientation Tuesday, January 15th at 1:00pm.

Internship Opportunity with Mettler Toledo

Mettler Toledo is a multinational manufacturer of scales and analytical instruments. It is the largest provider of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications.

The company is looking for undergraduates to work as full-time paid interns ($16/hour) for this summer at their 1900 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240 location. The intern can start earlier on a part-time basis, if their schedule permits.

The group sells and supports analytical chemical instrumentation such as titrators, density & refractive index instruments, Karl Fisher titrators, melting point apparatus, halogen moisture analyzers, analytical balances, differential scanning calorimeters, and UV VIS instrumentation. The intern will be assisting them running tests for customers, working in their testing lab, and helping them with training and other projects.

Mettler Toledo seeks to find an intern by the end of January. Resumes can be sent to Bill McGovern at William.McGovern@mt.com.

Summer Research at University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska’s 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

Summer 2019 research programs include Applied Plant Systems, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Sciences (MRSEC), Minority Health Disparities, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction, Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure in Rural Environments, Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome, Unmanned Systems, and Virology.

See more details here.

The online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Find out how to apply here.


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.

International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry

The American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the
23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference &
9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

The conference will be held in Reston, Virginia on June 11-13, 2019.

Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

Register now for the lowest rates to the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GC&E/GSC-9) which is themed “Closing the Loop” of the chemical life cycle.

You can learn more about and register for the conference online.

Cornell Masters of Engineering

Do you know what you’re doing after you graduate? If you are a chemistry student who also has engineering experience, Cornell’s Materials Science and Engineering M.Eng. enhanced program could be a good fit for you!

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The skills developed during your MSE M.Eng. degree means you can go into a range of industries including:

•  Aerospace           •  Consulting          •  Manufacturing      •  Nuclear Industry  •  Oil and gas          •  Utilities                •  Pharmaceuticals   •  Semiconductor      •  Automotive          •  Telecommunications

The MSE M.Eng. program is designed to give you hands on experience while doing an internship and equip you with entrepreneurial skills to become true tech leaders.

The application deadlines are January 15 for fall admission and October 15 for spring admission.

Apply Here!