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

CHOPs: Graduate Program Early Preview Weekend

 

The University of Wisconsin’s Department of Chemistry will be hosting CHOPs (CHemistry OPportunities) from September 12-15, 2019.  This weekend is dedicated to providing a preview of the university’s graduate program. CHOPs is an all-expense paid trip tailored to give potential graduate students an opportunity to visit the university before they apply to graduate school. Activities at CHOPs will include tours, interaction with alumni and graduate students, individual meetings with faculty, research presented by graduate students and faculty, and presentations about life in graduate school and applying to graduate school. This weekend may benefit you even if you are not planning on applying to The University of Wisconsin.

Learn more about CHOPs here.

Apply for CHOPs here before May 18, 2019.

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.