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)

CUNY Biochemistry PhD Information Session

The City University of New York is holding an information session about their Biochemistry PhD program. The university is currently recruiting interested students for the class of Fall 2021.

This event will give students the opportunity to:

  • learn more about the City University of New York’s Biochemistry PhD program
  • learn how to create a competitive application and personal statement
  • ask questions to City University of New York faculty and students
  • learn about research being conducted at the City University of New York

The information session will be held via Zoom on Friday, November 13 from 1:00pm-3:00pm EST. If you are interested, register here for the event by November 10th.

For more information:

  • check out this flyer for the event
  • check out this brochure for their Biochemistry PhD program
  • find more about the Biochemistry PhD program on the website

Indiana University Chemistry PhD Info Session

The Chemistry Department at Indiana University is holding an info session for prospective PhD program applicants. This event will take place on Wednesday November 11th, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST.

This info session will give students the chance to:

  • learn more about the application process
  • learn about the Indiana University Chemistry Department’s PhD program
  • learn about graduate life at Indiana University

Register for the event here.

For more information:

  • learn more about the Indiana University Chemistry Graduate Program here
  • contact chemgrad@indiana.edu

Graduate School Readiness & Professional Development Bootcamp

In collaboration with the Genentech Foundation, the ACS Bridge Project will hold a free, online Graduate School Readiness & Professional Development Bootcamp for underrepresented minority undergraduate students from January 8-10, 2021. A pre-workshop event will be held online in mid-November (more information about this event will be provided to selected applicants).

This workshop will help students:

  • articulate and frame strengths, motivations, experiences, and goals towards professional development
  • receive feedback on improving their personal narrative
  • outline a strategy for competitive graduate school applications
  • gain insight towards growing a professional network
  • receive educational and career coaching

The deadline to apply for this event is 5:00 pm, October 31, 2020. Space is limited to 25 selected applicants, so apply today!

For more information:

  • find out more about this event on the ACS website here
  • find out more about the ACS Bridge Project here
  • contact the ACS Bridge Project team at bridge@acs.org

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.