University of Michigan Graduate Student Panel Discussion

Interested in learning about graduate programs that will prepare you for an exciting career in drug discovery & development? Join the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy for a Graduate Student Panel Discussion via Zoom.

Graduate students from the PhD programs in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Clinical Pharmacy Translational Sciences will share details regarding their background and goals and will be available to answer your questions and to share tips for success in graduate school.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
RSVP here.

Questions? Contact Cherie Doston, PhD at crdotson@umich.edu or 734-615-6562 (voicemail,)

Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

The University of Kentucky is accepting applications for it’s Master’s in Forensics Toxicology & Analytical Genetics. The program has two areas of concentration: Forensic Toxicology/Chemistry and Forensic/Analytical Genetics. Through the common core curriculum, students in both concentrations will have foundational information and skill set in advanced forensic science, writing, communication, professionalism, ethics, legal perspectives, and workplace-specific laboratory skills. The curriculum contains two internships which provide students with hands-on experiences necessary to be competitive in the job market upon exiting the program. This is a two-year program.

Tuition for this program is assessed at a special rate for all students (in- and out-of-state), which represents significant savings for out-of-state students. Graduates will be competitive for workforce deployment in the areas of: private industry drug testing, private DNA analysis, forensic governmental divisions, or hospital clinical labs.

Applications submitted by April 1, 2021 will be given priority for admission. Applications submitted after April 1 will be considered for any remaining openings. There is no GRE requirement. Learn more and apply here.

Questions can be directed to the department at toxandcancerbio@uky.edu or directly to Morgan Rothermel, morgan.rothermel@uky.edu.

Become a 2021-2022 ACS Bridge Fellow

The Ohio State University is proud to be an American Chemical Society Bridge Site! The American Chemical Society is accepting applications for 2021-2022 ACS Bridge Fellows.

The ACS Bridge Program (ACS-BP) was developed to increase the number of students from underrepresented (UR) racial and ethnic groups obtaining a Ph.D. in the chemical sciences. ACS-BP assists UR students with getting into and succeeding in graduate school.

As an ACS Bridge Fellow, students enroll in a one- to two-year Bridge Experience that provides research experience, advanced coursework, mentoring, and coaching to prepare a graduate school application.

Students who have not applied to graduate school, or who have applied but were not accepted, may be offered:

  • A free common application that will be shared with participating departments
  • Resources to strengthen applications
  • Connections to faculty and mentors
  • Networking opportunities with other ACS-BP students

Please visit the ACS Bridge Program – Fellows page to determine eligibility and apply.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.

Have questions about this program? Contact the ACS Bridge Program at Bridge@ACS.org.

Midwest Health Professions Expo 2021

The 2021 Midwest Health Profession Expo will take place virtually on Monday, March 1, from 12:00-3:00pm.

This event will provide an opportunity for pre-health students and health professions schools and programs to come together. Students can learn all about the graduate school opportunities that will prepare them for a career in healthcare. Admission representatives can connect with students and inform them of their schools/program’s strengths, as well as what they look for in applicants.

With more than 80 Professional and Graduate programs already registered, students will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a competitive applicants to the programs they are interested in pursuing in the future. Each recruiter listing includes the programs they represent, institution description, and the times they will be available to chat.

Student registration can be found here. If you have any questions, please email midwesthealthprofessionsexpo@gmail.com.

NCSU Master of Microbial Biotechnology

The Master of Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) program at North Carolina State University offers you a unique blend of science and business. It combines real-world bioscience industry projects and internships to give you the experience you need to be successful. This is a two-year, non-thesis program and is located 15 miles from the Research Triangle Park — the heart of the biotech industry.

Students in the MMB program participate in immersive industry experiences, professional networking, MBA-level coursework, practicum projects, and internships. Graduates leave ready to tackle challenges and excel in careers in the biotechnology industry.

Want to learn more about the program? Visit the website or fill out the interest form.

ACS Webinar: Tips for Applying to Graduate School in Chemistry

THIS WEEK: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET

Are you considering a graduate degree in chemistry? This decision will shape the beginning of your professional career as a chemist, so learning as much as you can about degree options, application process, and the student experience is crucial to making the best decision for yourself.

Join ACS Fellow Brian Gibney of Brooklyn College and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center as he discusses everything you need to know about pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry. During this free interactive broadcast, discover little known advice about how to apply and prepare, where the international opportunities are, and what to expect overall from this educational journey. This ACS Webinar is co-produced with ACS on Campus.

What You Will Learn

  • What are your graduate degree options in chemistry.
  • How to prepare for applying and attending graduate school in chemistry.
  • What to expect in graduate school in chemistry.

Webinar Details

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
  • Free to attend with the creation of an ACS ID
  • Slides will be available to download on the day of the broadcast
  • Register here

Master of Science in Computer Science for Non-Majors

Recognizing the high demand for training in computer science, Brandeis University created an innovative master’s program for majors in the sciences and humanities who wish to transition to the thriving computer industry. Employment opportunities for students with computer science degrees are unusually promising. For those not pursuing their undergraduate major at a higher level, making the switch into the computer science field may be a good next step.

The two-year, 12-course program provides training in the fundamentals of computing, as well as in “hot” areas including big data. While the curriculum is demanding, the flexibility afforded by the wide range of electives means you can tailor your program to your own personal learning goals.

Brandeis is a private research university, just outside of Boston offering a liberal arts and sciences education. The computer science department is comprised of 17 faculty in diverse areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Human-Computer interaction, Computational Biology, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing and Database systems.

Many of students admitted to the program receive generous scholarships (typically $20,000 on average). Admission is rolling until April 1st, or until the program is full. Students can apply for free by using the promo code, CS2021, and using these fee waiver instructions.

Learn more about the program here. If you have any questions, contact the program coordinator, Anne Gudaitis, at compsci@brandeis.edu.

Postbaccalaureate Program to Diversify STEM: Stowers Research Scholar

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City, Missouri) is now accepting applications for Stowers Research Scholars, a mentored 1-year postbaccalaureate research fellowship. Through guided research experience and academic career mentoring, this program aims to increase the number of NIH-defined underrepresented students in fundamental biological research.  This year the program is accepting up to three students for the inaugural class.

This opportunity is open to US citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds with a BA or BS in a STEM field who are interested in pursuing graduate education in basic biological sciences. Compensation is highly competitive and prior laboratory experience is not required. (Bachelor’s degree must be conferred prior to the program start date.)

For more information, visit the program webpage or contact postbac@stowers.org.

Program Dates: June 7, 2021 – June 17, 2022 (flexible)
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

McGill Goodman Cancer Centre: Graduate Recruitment Event

McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) is hosting its fifth annual graduate recruitment event on March 11 and 12, 2021. The virtual event provides prospective graduate students with an opportunity to meet current students and faculty members and possibly receive a studentship to pursue studies at the GCRC.

Selected invitees will be offered admission in Fall 2021 or Winter 2022, including a full scholarship.

Apply by January 10, 2021. 

Notre Dame ESTEEM Graduate Program Information Session

Esteem Graduate Program | CBC Undergraduate Program

University of Notre Dame will host a virtual information session for their Entrepreneurship, Technology, & Innovation Master’s program (known as the ESTEEM Graduate Program) on Monday November 16th at 5:30 pm. The ESTEEM Graduate Program runs for 11 months and uniquely combines science with business. At this program, students will have the opportunity to learn how to start their own businesses, raise money for new businesses, how to launch products, and other relevant topics in entrepreneurship.

You may find the information for the Zoom event below:

Meeting ID: 929 4695 3010

For more information:

  • check out this flyer
  • check out their website
  • contact Iseli Hernandez (ihernandez@nd.edu) or Kyle Williams (kwilliams@nd.edu)