University of Delaware Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Dear Colleagues,

We am writing you today soliciting help identifying candidates for our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Chemistry and Biochemistry (broadly defined).  Our REU program is unique in that we are focusing on providing students with disabilities a research and community building experience tailored to fostering success in graduate school and beyond. The REU program is scheduled from June 21, 2015 to August 15, 2015 at the University of Delaware. The application is due May 1, 2015. More information can be found here: http://www.chem.udel.edu/research-experience

Please click on this link for a flyer summarizing the REU program:  http://www.chem.udel.edu/sites/chem.udel.edu/files/users/user6/UD_REU_Flyer_2015.pdf

Sincerely,
Prof. Karl S. Booksh and Prof. Sharon Rozovsky
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Delaware

ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium for Western New York

Dear Chemistry Colleague,
I’m writing as a reminder that registration is open for the WNYACS Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Student researchers and their supervisors working in all fields of chemistry should consider coming to this April 11, 2015 event to present their results in poster or oral presentations, and to mix with and learn from peers from all over Western New York, Western PA and Ontario.
We have a fantastic keynote speaker this year.  Prof. Huw M. L. Davies, who spent many years teaching and conducting research at the University at Buffalo, and who is now at Emory University will present:
Collaborative Approach to C-H Functionalization
The event will take place on the campus of D’Youville College, in Buffalo, NY, starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  Information on registration and abstract submission can be found on the WNYACS website here.
If you wish your abstract to be considered for the oral session, please submit it by Friday March 20, 2015.
Submit your registration and presentation abstracts by email to:
Dr. Timothy M. Gregg
email: greggt@canisius.edu

University at Buffalo Summer REU

Dear Professor or Chairperson of the Chemistry Department,

I am writing to ask you to encourage your students to apply to the University at Buffalo’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation. Our NSF-REU program will offer a ten-week experience for nine undergraduates and will start on June 2 and ending on August 7, 2015. We would greatly appreciate it if you would pass this notice on to interested students.

Students participating in the REU will conduct research in laboratories on projects ranging from traditional areas in chemistry to multidisciplinary projects that involve collaboration between two groups. In addition, students will participate in field trips to research and development laboratories in the chemical and biomedical industry in Western New York. Seminars on career choices and graduate school, research ethics, research presentations, and selected research topics will also be offered. Stipends are $5,000 and students will receive free housing on campus.

Social activities on the weekends will be organized including picnics, sports and trips to Niagara Falls. We welcome applications from students at all levels of study in chemistry and in other science and engineering fields. Please bring this opportunity to the attention of all qualified students, especially students from groups who are underrepresented in the sciences. Students should apply at: www.chemreu.buffalo.edu. We will be accepting applications through April 2015, but will begin review of the applications on February 10. Thank you for your help and please contact me if you have questions about the program.

Sincerely,

Professor Janet R. Morrow
Chemistry Department
526 Natural Sciences Complex
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Amherst, NY 14260
(716) 645-4187
jmorrow@buffalo.edu

NYU Materials Science and Engineering Center Summer REU

New York University – Materials Science and Engineering Center
2015 Summer Research Opportunity
Greetings,

NYUs Materials Research and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is offering a 10 week REU program from May 31st to August 8th 2015.  We kindly ask that you share the attached flyer with your department and encourage rising sophomore and juniors to apply.  To learn more about NYU MRSEC program please visit http://mrsec.as.nyu.edu and for the REU program please vist http://mrsec.as.nyu.edu/object/mrsec.outreach.reuprogram

Dates: May 31st to August 8th 2015
(10 Weeks in NYC)
Program Components: 
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to and Engineering Center undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!
Eligibility:
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Award:
Stipend- $5,000
Travel- up to $300
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Wesley Francillon, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Program Administrator – NYU Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
Office: 212-998-3719
Mailing Address:
New York University
Brown Building
29 Washington Place, Room 652
New York, NY 10003-6688

Sherwin-Williams R&D Technician Job

Position: R&D Technician
Company: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Location: Warrensville Hts, OH
Duration: Approximately 9 month contract
Schedule: Part time
Pay: $14.00-18.00/hr

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Demonstrates knowledge of basic computer and math skills.
Executes experiments and analyzes data.
Learns to manage time efficiently.
Seeks assistance on setting priorities for scheduling work.
Documents all formulation processes in a lab notebook.
Learns and applies procedures selected by the supervisor to solve problems.
Color matching databases-Create, manage testing and publish color matching database files using X-Rite and Aurora ensuring accurate color matches with minimal corrections
Custom color formulas – Load and validate all custom color card formulas (published formulas) in the Aurora Color System. Update and void formulas as needed to maintain accurate data.
Performs audits on equipment as needed.
Complies with all safety regulations.
Maintains a clean work area.
Addresses customer complaints.
Takes responsibility for ensuring safe operating procedures.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
1. FORMAL EDUCATION:
a. Required: Minimum of HS Diploma or equivalent
b. Preferred: Associates Degree, 2 semesters of General Chemistry and 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry

2. KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
a.  Required: 1 Year Paint Experience
b. Preferred: Color matching database creation and validation process, Color matching software, 5 years laboratory experience including 2 years of paint formulation/ production experience

Adecco PPG Lab Technician Co-Op

Adecco PPG Co-Op Lab Technician (PDF)

Deadline approaching: STEM Teaching Fellowship opportunity

Dear Colleague: If you have students, friends, or colleagues who want to put their math or science knowledge to work for young people who need them most, the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity. For top applicants, this prestigious fellowship offers a $30,000 stipend toward completion of a master’s degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Georgia, Indiana, or New Jersey. Fellows undergo 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. Please pass this email to your students or recent grads you think would be strong applicants and encourage them to apply. The 2015 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program application deadline is January 31, 2015. For more information, please visit http://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. All best, Jose Ochoa Director, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

Curious about the advantages of our clinically-based program?

Woodrow Wilson Fellows are immersed into the role of teaching early in the program. Fellows begin co-teaching in a high-need school from day one of the fall semester to the end of the academic year. A licensed teacher and Woodrow Wilson fellow work collaboratively sharing responsibilities for co-planning, designing curriculum, formal and informal assessments, and teaching which benefits students in the STEM classroom. I believe communication and collaboration are the key elements leading to the success of the co-teaching model where both co-teacher and fellow work as partners in the classroom. I have seen our fellows and their co-teachers share the same work ethics, have pedagogical skills/skill sets that complement each other. The co-teaching experience for our fellows has worked extremely well.
-Dr. Delphina (Del) Hopkins-Gillispie, Director of Lincensure at Valparaiso University
My co- teaching experience at Wirt/Emerson Visual Performing Arts and High Ability Academy has been a priceless experience in my preparation for having my own classroom next year. My cooperating teacher has helped me learn about how the classroom functions, gives me advice on any situations with students, and has helped me adjust to a new school. This experience has truly helped me learn about the classroom environment and has been the part of the program that has taught me the most about what teaching in a high-needs school is really like.

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