Synthesis for Sustainability and Biology: 2016 Summer REU Opportunity

Application Deadline: February 28, 2016

Are you interested in finding new methods to improve the sustainability of fine chemical manufacture? Would you be excited to focus on the synthesis of small molecule modulators of biological functions? The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech are searching for eager individuals for their NSF REU Site Proposal.

Applicants should be US citizens and Permanent Residents, who will have completed two semesters of organic chemistry by the end of Spring term 2016. This program runs for 11 weeks, May 31st – August 12th.

Students will have the opportunity to work in groups that include graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members focused on the goals of sustainable chemical synthesis and developing chemical probes of biological systems. Students also have the chance to receive valuable training in scientific communication and professional development, participate in discussions of Green Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and lead scientific outreach activities with Middle School students.

Accepted applicants will receive a stipend and round trip tickets, live in on-campus housing, and participate in social activities.

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