We’re looking for our next cohort of Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows!

Dear Colleague:

For your students, friends, or colleagues who want to use their math or science knowledge with the young people who need them most, the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity. Please consider sharing this email with anyone you think would be a good candidate.

For top applicants, this prestigious fellowship offers a generous stipend ($30,000) toward completion of a master’s degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Georgia or New Jersey. Fellows prepare through a year-long clinical experience in a high-need school, along with rigorous subject matter courses, then commit to teach for three years in urban or rural secondary schools, with mentoring throughout the entire process.

The most successful Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows come to us through a recommendation from a trusted source – a professor or colleague like you. By forwarding this email on to a potential Fellow, you will not only expose that candidate to a rich educational opportunity, but you will also be helping the students whom that person will one day teach.

Again, we hope you will pass this email along to your students or recent grads who you think would be strong applicants and encourage them to apply. The first 2017 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program application deadline is October 23rd.  For more information, please visithttp://woodrow.org/teach.  You can also download a poster for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship.

Thanks for giving this opportunity some thought.  We look forward to hearing from any candidates you can refer to us.

Duquesne University Bayer School: Graduate Science Open House


Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take your degree to the next level

At Duquesne University’s Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, you’ll get exactly what you need to succeed in your graduate studies and career. Attend this year’s Bayer School Fall Open House for graduate programs to:

• Speak with faculty and graduate students about their latest science research
• Learn about financial aid options such as Ph.D. stipends and tuition waivers, fellowships, scholarships, and our 25% tuition award program
• Tour our cutting-edge labs and facilities, equipped with modern instrumentation

Graduate Programs at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College


Fall Open House: November 11 & 12, 2016

Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College invites you to our Pittsburgh, PA campus this fall!

We’re hosting a Fall Visitation event for prospective students. This two-day event will provide an opportunity to meet Heinz College faculty, administrators, and current students. You’ll also learn more about the master’s programs offered at Heinz College, the admissions process, and your financial aid options. Please register below.

Fall Visitation

Friday, November 11, 5:00pm – 7:00pm EST
Saturday, November 12, 9:30am – 3:30pm EST

Sessions with Faculty, Program Directors, Current Students, Career Services and more!

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Pilot Plant Technician with chemicals manufacturing corporation

Job Description

BACKGROUND: The Battery Materials Group in Beachwood, OH is seeking a temporary Pilot Plant Technician for an upcoming project. The technician is expected to prepare samples of electrochemically active materials and some analytical tasks required to characterize the resulting products. The position is seen as a support professional with knowledge of basic research, analytical techniques and general inorganic chemistry. After training, the individual should be able to operate independently with minimal supervision, display creative thinking, the ability to multitask, and be able to provide detailed observation of experimental effects. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: With minimal supervision this position has the responsibilities of: 1. Operate a wide variety of lab and pilot plant equipment (furnaces, mills, sifters); review and follow job safety analyses and operating instructions in a safe manner. 2. Preparation of complex intermediate and final products from raw materials and establish new synthesis procedures. 3. Analyze samples for physical andchemical characteristics using Particle Size Analyzer, BET Surface Area, Titrations, etc.; and provide summary to manager. Generates data which is reliable from which recommendations can be made. 4. Records and communicates testing results. 5. Keep accurate, current records and logs; provide clearly written experimental observations and results for technical reports; provide data and documentation required for technical documents and patents. 6. Responsible for inventory management and preparation of shipping documents for sample shipments. 7. Submission of samples for analytical testing and entering reported analytical results into proper database 8. Participate in a functional team activity (safety, housekeeping, emergency responder, etc.); complete daily housekeeping of work area including proper storage and management of sample inventory. Bachelor’s Degree OR Associates Degree in Chemistry or related science field required. 1-5 years experience in a Lab or Plant Environment Excellent laboratory skills, including detailed record keeping and knowledge of safe handling of chemicals and equipment. Ability to solve a variety of mathematical problems, including accurate calculations for scale up work and variation in chemical components Demonstrated experience with instrumentation and analytical methods Proficiency in MS Office software required MS Excel required Strong focus and exposure to safety protocols in the laboratory Ability to handle multiple projects in a technical environment Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be physically able to lift up to 55 lbs. and be willing to work with potential toxic and hazardous materials

Spring 2018 GSSPC Call for Applications

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2016 Undergraduate Research and Visitation Day

You are invited to the 2016 Undergraduate Research and Visitation Day at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. We are accepting applications until September 25th.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Application deadline is Sunday, September 25, 2016
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, October 7, 2016
  • Undergraduate Research and Visitation Day is Friday, October 21, 2016

www.undergrad -research -day.urmc.edu

2017 School of Packaging PhD Fellowship

The School of Packaging at Michigan State University East Lansing, MI is offering a PhD
recruiting fellowship for a student intending to pursue a doctoral degree in packaging. The School of Packaging PhD Fellowship is a competitive, merit-based award that provides opportunities for US citizens and/or permanent residents to undertake study, research and professional development in Packaging. The SoP fellowship covers tuition and fees, health insurance, and an additional stipend for living expenses for the first year. Financial support for subsequent years is anticipated, contingent on successful performance. Applicants must have – or be about to obtain – a thesis Master’s degree or equivalent in a science or engineering field. Applicants should show a strong interest in science and research as related to packaging. They should also be willing to engage enthusiastically in multi-disciplinary research and projects. The Michigan State University School of Packaging (SoP), founded in 1952, is the world’s first and the foremost educational entity in the field of packaging. The mission of the School of Packaging at Michigan State University is to educate packaging professionals and to create innovative solutions that enhance or maintain product quality, increase efficiency and reduce waste. In doing so, we contribute to the economic development and quality of life of citizens within the State of Michigan and across the world through highly relevant educational experiences and cutting edge research. The graduate student population at the SoP is characterized by diversity. There is a substantial representation of international students from a variety of countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Many students, both international and domestic, have completed undergraduate degrees in a discipline other than packaging. Engineering and science-related degrees are most prevalent, but business degrees are not uncommon, and other degrees have included printing technology, product design, and many more. Special courses are provided for graduate students without packaging B.S. degrees to acquire the core undergraduate-level knowledge of packaging. Graduates of the MSU School of Packaging are sought after by employers in the United States and internationally. Facilities and instrumentation are available for advanced study and research in the following areas:
 Food, Health and Biomedical Packaging,
 Packaging Materials and Sustainability, and
 Packaging Distribution and Value Chain
For further information about the SoP and the PhD program, consult the following link:
Students wishing to be considered for the SoP fellowship must complete their application to MSU and to the packaging PhD program no later than January 5, 2017. For additional information contact Dr. Diana Twede, E: twede@msu.edu. MSU welcomes applicants who will contribute to a diverse educational community.