• SCI Scholars

    Applications are now being accepted for SCI Scholars, a summer internship program supported by Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

    In this prestigious program, up to 31 chemistry and chemical engineering majors will be selected for 10-week Summer 2017 internships at 14 companies.

    Winners will receive:

    • $6,000-$10,000+ stipend, depending on the internship
    • Additional benefits for some internships
    • Certificate of recognition
    • $1,000 professional development stipend, which can be used to participate in an ACS or AIChE meeting
    • Opportunity to nominate an inspiring high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials.

    Requirements:

    • Current sophomore or junior
    • Chemistry or chemical engineering major
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

    The application deadline is November 30, 2016.

    Interested students please go to www.acs.org/SCI.

  • Summer 2017 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program at North Texas
    Undergraduate Research Opportunities at the Interface of Computational and Experimental Chemistry

    The Chemistry Department, at the University of North Texas, invites applications for our Summer 2017 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program. Students looking for an exciting interdisciplinary research experience encompassing many aspects of computational and experimental chemistry are invited to apply. The ten-week program will tentatively begin the last week of May or the first week of June. Also, participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing will be provided. Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

     Possible Research Areas Include:

    • Computational Chemistry
    • Ligand Design for Organometallic Catalysis
    • Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics
    • Materials for Sustainable Energy Conversion
    • Materials for Energy-Efficient Lighting
    • Non-electrolytic Solutions
    • Layered Inorganic Materials
    • Metal Electrodeposition
    • Surface Chemistry
    • Organic Electrochemistry
    • Diamond-like Carbon Films
    • Organic Synthesis
    • Metal/Ceramic Nanocomposites
    • Optical Sensors

    If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage: http://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program

     For Questions and Comments, Contact Shawn Adams: 
    Phone: 940-565-4372                         chem-reu@unt.edu
    FAX: 940-565-4318                             http://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program

  • Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC (Atlanta, GA)

    This opportunity is highly competitive, but gives selected students an opportunity to work in CDC laboratories with some of the most advance analytical instrumentation available.

    Qualifications
    Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

    Program Dates and Stipend
    Dates: May 22nd – July 28th, 2017
    Stipend: approximately $2,800 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,480 for full-time graduate student fellows.

    How to Apply
    The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.
    • Apply on-line at: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2708
    • ORISE Posting Number: CDC-NCEH-2017-0001
    • Using the link above, the following items are required: resume/CV, official transcript, two letters of recommendation, and the completed application
    • Incomplete applications or submissions made after the application deadline will not be considered

    Application Deadline - January 20, 2017

    For Further Information
    Daniel Parker, (770) 488-7854, DParker2@cdc.gov
    Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/orise.html

  • 2017 NSF-funded NanoSAFE REU at West Virginia University (May 21-July 28, 2017)

    Nanomaterials is now accepting applications from undergraduates who
    1) are majoring in science, technology, and engineering
    2) are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, and
    3) are interested in nanoscience research and a training experience akin to that of a graduate student.

    Selected participants spend 10-weeks working on research on projects that address fundamental questions related to multifunctional nanomaterials. REU participants are trained on research projects that support the design of safer and more effective nanoparticles that have been characterized and assessed for potential toxicity. The research activities focus on multifunctional nanomaterials and support improved material design with attention to properties that impact human and environmental health. Students have access to cutting-edge technology in nanolithography, nanotemplating, material self-assembly, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, microscopy, fluidics, and unique tools required to elucidate complex facets of nanotoxicity. Upon completing this REU experience, undergraduate students will actively contribute to innovative research that advances nanotechnology manufacturing.

    Participant benefits include $5,000 stipend, lodging, meal expenses, and travel reimbursement to/from the Site.

    Early Admission Review of COMPLETED applications will proceed from Nov 28-Dec 28, 2016. Regular review will begin Feb 3, 2017 and end upon all spots being filled.

    For more information and link to the online application, visit the NanoSAFE REU website at http://research.wvu.edu/researchers/nanosafe/nano-reu.
    Questions? Contact NanoSAFE at NanoSAFE@mail.wvu.edu.

  • 2017 NSF-funded REU Site: Research in Chemistry at West Virginia University (May 21-July 28, 2017)

    Now accepting applications from undergraduates who 1) are majoring in chemistry or biochemistry (pre-majors also considered), 2) are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, and 3) are interested in a research and training experience akin to that of a graduate student.

    Selected participants spend 10-weeks working on research on projects that address fundamental questions related to the chemistry of health and catalysis in chemistry. Projects focus on the potential of research to benefit society both directly and indirectly in the fields of health care, forensics/criminology, energy, sustainability, and transportation.

    Participant benefits include $5,000 stipend, lodging, meal expenses, and travel reimbursement to/from the Site.

    Early admission review of COMPLETED applications will proceed from Nov. 28-Dec. 28, 2016. Offer may be made based upon early admission review. Regular review of completed applications will begin on Feb. 3, 2017.

    For more information and link to the online application, visit the Chemistry REU website at http://undergraduateresearch.wvu.edu/reu-site-research-in-chemistry-at-wvu. Questions? Contact the WVU Office of Undergraduate Research at undergradresearch@mail.wvu.edu.

     

     

  • Community Engagement in Science Through Art (CESTA; May 30-June 23, 2017)

    A 1-month summer program that is run as a  collaboration between Jessica Hoover (WVU, Chemistry), Jason Lee (WVU College of Creative Arts, Sculpture) and Todd Hamrick (WVU Statler College, Engineering and Robotics).

    The program accepts six students (2 chemists, 2 engineers, 2 artists) who work collaboratively for 1 month to design and construct an interactive science-art installation that will engage the local community in chemistry. Each student participates in all stages of the project development (brainstorming, designing, construction, installation, unveiling, etc) and receives a stipend for the month.

    Each summer the program accepts applications from students with backgrounds in chemistry, engineering, and sculpture. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. 

    More information on the program and the online application can be found at the CESTA website at http://www.cestaprogram.com/. Check back for 2017 application information.