Cornell MSE Graduate Admissions Events

Cornell University’s department of Materials Science & Engineering is hosting a series of upcoming virtual admissions/information events and a PhD application workshop for our graduate programs (PhD, MS, MEng). Below is a list of the events. View this email from a Cornell Rep for detailed information and registration links.

Questions or accommodation requests can be sent directly to Marissa Porter at map457@cornell.edu.

PhD Events

(Open to undergraduate seniors and masters students.)

  • October 8, 2021, 11am-2pm EDT: Graduate School Fair: Register
  • October 15, 2021, 3pm EDT: MSE PhD Info Session/Student Panels: Register
  • October 22, 2021: MSE PhD Application Workshop Registration Due: Register

MS Events

(Open to undergraduate seniors.)

  • October 8, 2021, 11am-2pm EDT: Graduate School Fair: Register

MEng Events

(Open to undergraduate seniors.)

  • October 8, 2021, 11am-2pm EDT: Graduate School Fair: Register
  • MSE MEng Info Sessions (ongoing)

Purdue Chemical Engineering Master’s Program

The Professional Master’s Program (PMP) in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering (CHE) at Purdue University is a 12-16 month long, non-thesis, coursework-based Master’s program that prepares students for leadership and business roles in industry and government sectors through a combination of advance engineering and business courses.

Students also gain professional experience during the 12-week long summer capstone program, wherein students work on open-ended problems as part of an industry-based with one of our industry partners or an academic-based capstone project with one of our engineering faculty.

The program coursework is tailored to the career goals and backgrounds of its students. Students from non-chemical engineering backgrounds, such as Chemistry, will take three additional foundational Chemical Engineering courses in Engineering Calculations, Separation Processes, and Reaction Engineering to help prepare them for their graduate-level Chemical Engineering coursework. These pre-requisite courses can be taken concurrently with the rest of the PMP coursework so that their program completion is only delayed by one semester.

The program is currently accepting applications for both Spring and Fall 2021 and GRE score requirements have been waived for these applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, international students receiving a degree from a U.S. institution do not need to submit English Proficiency scores, such as TOEFL or IELTS scores.

To find out more information about the Professional M.S. Program:

If you’re ready to apply, find out more information about the application process, including deadlines, here.

Analytical Technician

Owens Corning Granville S&T has an opening for a technician level analyst to work in The Corporate Analytical Laboratory.  This position is in a corporate lab that services the technical needs of all of OC’s business units around the globe.  The position includes routine and non-routine sample preparation along with completing qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses on a wide range of materials.  This will include the characterization of various raw materials used to make the products as well as the finished product itself.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4 year college degree in a hard science, B.S. in Chemistry or B.S. in Materials/Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • experience working in a chemical laboratory with various analytical or QC instrumentation

For more information, refer to this flyer for who to contact and where to apply.

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!

Summer Internship Opportunity at the University of Akron

Application Deadline: February 16th, 2018

The 2018 summer research experience (REU) program in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron is open to apply. Students will participate in an 11-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, engineering, and biomaterials. These interns will take part in research and career development activities, discussions outlining their research progress, and visits to regional companies.  The summer will culminate with an oral or poster presentation of each intern’s research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.

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The application form can be found on their website, including further details regarding their REU program.

 

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.

 

Summer Research Experience at Virginia Tech

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Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Virginia Tech, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is now taking applications for the 2018 Research Experiences for Undergraduate Program that runs from May 29 – August 10, 2018. This opportunity is for undergraduates to participate in research while earning $5,000 for the duration of the program, and additional money for living expenses. Applications are being accepted in both science and engineering on the topic of Materials Innovation at the Intersection of Food-Energy-Water Systems.

Applications can be found online, and more information is available on their website.

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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.

Research and Development Technologist Position

Transcendia is a company that prides itself in quality, reliable, and consistent products that are sent out to their many clients around the world.  They research and develop products to fit a variety of needs, and in order to keep improving and developing the best products, Transcendia is looking to hire a new Research and Development Technologist (R&D).

If you are looking for a job after graduation where you can push yourself and develop new things, this job is for you.

Some of the duties of this job will include:

  • Conducts specialized tests and evaluations of materials and packaging samples in support of departmental activities including, but not limited to the following:
    • Material thickness/yield/basis weight
    • Surface energy, Coefficient of Friction
    • Tensile tests (seal strength, elongation, tensile strength, yield strength)
    • Tear resistance, impact/puncture strength
    • Heat seal and other package strength characterizations
    • Optical Microsopy
    • Material chemical characterization (FTIR)
    • Thermal analysis (DSC)
    • Barrier testing (WVTR, OTR), film noise characterization
  •  Maintains database of raw materials linked to product chemical composition
  • THERE ARE MORE DUTIES, THESE ARE ONLY A FEW! For more, see the link below

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field, with a curriculum that included chemistry and laboratory coursework
  • Up to five years of experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Experience in Infrared Spectroscopy highly preferred
  • Must have organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Must possess good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with employees
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Willingness to work as team member or independently

If this sounds like the job for you, Apply Here

Vanderbilt Summer Research Experience

Application Due: February 15th

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Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering offers a summer research experience where students can explore interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. The program includes hands-on research in state of the art facilities located minutes from downtown Nashville, enrichment sessions to help students looking to pursue graduate level, fellowships, and entrepreneurship, and opportunities for travel awards to present summer work at a national conference.

Applicant eligibility includes:

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
  • U.S. citizen or permanent residents
  • Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply

The award, funded by an NSF Grant, includes a $5,000 stipend, $500 travel allowance, and room and board.

Program dates for 2017: May 28, 2017 – August 4, 2017.

Visit their website for more information or to apply.

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

Cavestro LLC Summer Internship

Covestro is a producer of high-performance plastics and advanced polymers and the company is currently looking for candidates for 2017 summer internships.

The  internship will involve working with one of the following: Polyurethanes (PUR), Polycarbonates (PCS), Coating, Adhesive and Specialty Raw Materials (CAS), Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) or Regional Technical Services (RTS).

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Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a Bachelor Degree program with a major and/or focus in one of the following majors: Chemistry, Polymer Science, Plastics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or related STEM degrees
  • Completion of Freshman year
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: an ability to interact with and establish good working relationships with diverse individuals
  • Project coordination with the ability to be proactive and identify creative, effective technical solutions
  • Demonstrated PC skills and ability to work within Microsoft Office Programs
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to be placed in any of the aforementioned internship opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

The internship opportunities at Covestro may lead into reoccurring internship opportunities and/or full time job opportunities based on evaluation and performance.

When: May 22, 2017 and last approximately 12 weeks

Location: North American Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA

Apply online through the link at the beginning of this post!