Teaching Fellowship deadline reminder

Dear Colleague:

Because of continued interest in the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, this year’s application deadline has been extended. The WW Teaching Fellowships will continue to accept applications in our partner states–Georgia and New Jersey–through February 26.

This is an unparalleled opportunity for recent graduates or career changers to pursue a STEM teaching career while receiving exceptional benefits and support along the way. If your organization’s members may know of former colleagues, friends, or family members who would be good candidates for this prestigious Fellowship, please forward this email to them and ask them to encourage those individuals to apply.

The WW Teaching Fellowship provides top applicants with excellent opportunities. Fellows receive a generous stipend ($30,000); admission into a competitive master’s degree program; extensive preparation for the classroom; ongoing mentoring; teacher certification; and more. In return, we ask Fellows to commit to teach for three years in a high-need school.

We often hear from our most successful Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows that they found our program through recommendations from colleagues 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. For more information about the WW Teaching Fellowship, please visit http://woodrow.org/STEM.

Thank you for your support during our recruitment cycle.  We look forward to hearing from any candidates you or your organization’s members can refer to us.

2017 WNY ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Dear Colleague:

The Western New York section of the American Chemical Society will hold its 10th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 8, 2017 on the campus of Niagara University.  The event is being hosted by the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics and the Niagara University Student Chapter of ACS.

The Symposium will feature a keynote address entitled “Surface Analysis Across Disciplines” by Dr. Christine M. Mahoney. Dr. Mahoney is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Corning, Inc. and she previously held senior research positions at several national labs, including NIST and Pacific Northwest National Lab. There will be prizes for the best student posters and oral presentations.

There is a $5.00 registration fee for this year’s symposium.  This includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch.  A vegetarian option will be available.  We ask that attendees register using the attached form and pay (cash) at the registration table when arriving at the symposium.

For undergraduate researchers who wish to present a poster or a 10-minute oral presentation at the symposium, please provide this information on the registration form, and submit an abstract via email using the attached Abstract Template.  Acceptance of presentations will be on a rolling basis while space remains in the sessions, with final important deadlines below.

Abstracts for Oral session Abstracts for Poster session Pre-registration
Monday, March 20th, 2017 Thursday, March 30th, 2017 Friday, March 31st, 2017


Tentative Schedule of Events Saturday, April 8, 2017

University Dining Commons Addition

Niagara University, Lewiston, NY


8:00 am – 8:50 am                   Registration (coffee and light breakfast)

8:50 am – 9:00 am                   Opening Remarks

9:00 am-10:00 am                   Keynote presentation: Dr. Christine M. Mahoney, Corning, Inc.

10:00 am – 11:45 am               Student Oral Presentations

11:45 am – 1:00 pm                 Lunch

1:00 pm  –  2:30 pm                 Student Poster Session

2:30 pm                                   Symposium Awards and Closing remarks


For further information about the 2017 Symposium, please see the WNYACS website at:



Submit your registration and presentation abstract by email to:

Dr. Timothy M. Gregg,               email: greggt@canisius.edu


If you know of a researcher or faculty advisor who may not have received this notice, could you please pass on this information?


Thanks.  We hope to see you in April!


Dr. Robyn E. Goacher

2017 Symposium Committee Chair


PDFs Below: 

Abstract Template


Registration form

Accepting Executive Board Application for JYI

Accepting Executive Board Applications

JYI is seeking undergraduate students
for integral positions on our scientific journal.

The Journal of Young Investigators (JYI) is an independent, non-profit, peer-reviewed, online science journal that is managed entirely by and for undergraduate students from across the world. JYI’s innovative manuscript review process serves as a platform for undergraduates to be involved in every step of the peer-review process, a valuable experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Our staff is made up entirely of undergraduate students, with the assistance of faculty and professional mentors. All of our staff receive comprehensive training from their department, which can include corporate management, science writing, journalism, editing, finance management, and programming. Since its founding in 1997, JYI has been the pioneering journal for reviewing undergraduate research, publishing science news, and providing career information. JYI’s unique mission has been recognized in Science, Nature, EurekAlert!, The Chronicle on Higher Education, and The New York Times.

Please note that several executive and upper level positions including, but not limited to, the Editor-in-Chief (EIC), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Communications Officer (CCO), Chief Development Officer (CDO), and Senior Research Editor (SRE) have opened up recently.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Previous experience with JYI is not required. For more information on the open positions, please visit http://www.jyi.org/participate/student/
There, you should find a brief description of the position as well as a link to the application form. Feel free to email Daniel Chapman at eic@jyi.org or any of our executive staff at info@jyi.org if you have any questions.

Meeting in Miniature (MIM) 2017 – ACS Cleveland: Call for Abstracts

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Environmental Science Scholarship information

This is an opportunity to help young scientists who are headed towards careers in environmental science and environmental engineering in Ohio. As such, please share this scholarship offer that The OhioEPA offers in conjunction with The Ohio Academy of Science.
The Ohio EPA Scholarship is a merit-based, non-renewable scholarship and is made available to students who have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and provide letters of recommendation and evidence of career motivation. Up to $2,500 is available for students entering their final year of a four-year degree program and $1,250 is available for students entering their final year of a two-year degree program.
Previously, this scholarship has been awarded to students majoring in:
  • environmental science
  • biology
  • botany
  • chemistry
  • chemical, civil and environmental engineering
  • forestry
  • geology
  • laboratory sciences
  • natural resource conservation
  • wildlife management
  • zoology
  • and related fields
Students may be directed to the OAS web site at OhioEPA Scholarship for further information and application instructions. 
Best Regards,
Michael Woytek, CEO
The Ohio Academy of Science
1500 W. Third Ave., Suite 228
Columbus, OH 43212
Office: 614-488-2228
Cell: 614-620-9902
Application deadline is April 15, 2017

University of Toledo: Midwest Graduate Research Symposium Judge

On behalf of the University of Toledo Graduate Student Association, I am thrilled to extend an invitation to embrace your knowledge and expertise as a judge for the 8th Annual University of Toledo Graduate Student Association Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. This is a multidisciplinarymulti-university symposium which aims to promote graduate student researchers and provide opportunities for collaboration, networking, and professional development.

This exciting event will be held on March 25th, 2017 from 8am to 7pm and will take place at the University of Toledo’s Memorial Field House and Student Union. This all day symposium will include presentations, a poster session, a professional development themed question and answer session with panelists from both industry and academia, an awards ceremony, and will end with a dinner and keynote speaker. Judges are invited to volunteer for one or multiple sessions and sessions are about 2 hours long. There will be a written judging sheet provided on the day of the event that judges will use for each presentation during that session. I have attached a copy of the judging sheet to further inspire your participation!


Online registration is open for judge registration and poster and oral presentation registration is open and free to all students. We welcome you to invite your students to attend and/or participate! We encourage you to share the attached flyer with the graduate and university student body. We strongly believe that the participation of Case Western Reserve University will contribute to further enhancing the quality of what is already becoming one of the largest student run graduate symposiums in the Midwest. For further information or to register to join the judging panel, feel free to peruse the links below:

About the Graduate Student Association and MGRS

Judges Online Registration Form

About Participating in MGRS (Research, Volunteer, Judges)


We hope you will be able to be a part of this event as a Judge and make this a success. Please feel free to contact Graduate Student Association (graduatestudentassociation@gmail.com) for more information about the judging process. I am also personally available to answer any questions by email at Alisa.Nammavong@rockets.utoledo.edu.

34th H.C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry

It is once again our pleasure to extend a warm invitation to the 34th Herbert C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry at Purdue University.

Date:  Friday, April 14, 2017

Time:  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (EST)

Location:  Purdue University, Stewart Center (STEW) 218


This year’s event promises to be an exciting day celebrating and honoring the career of Professor H.C. Brown.  The program includes a diverse array of topics from the fields of synthetic and physical Organic Chemistry by a distinguished group of plenary speakers:


Jeffrey Bode, ETH Zürich:  Protein Synthesis with the KAHA Ligation”

Samuel Gellman, University of Wisconsin – Madison:  Impact of Backbone Modifications on the Information Content of Peptidic Foldamers”

Kazunori Kataoka, The University of Tokyo:  Fantastic Voyage by Supramolecular Nanosystems: Challenge from Polymer Chemistry Toward Smart Targeted Therapy of Intractable Diseases”

Scott J. Miller, Yale University:  Searching for Selective Catalytic Reactions in Complex Molecular Environments


All interested students, faculty, and scientists are welcome to attend.  Registration is free, and includes lunch for all participants who register by Friday, April 7, 2017.  We also encourage student participants to present their recent works at our poster session and competition, with prizes awarded for the best posters.


For more information about the H.C. Brown Lectures, please visit our website at: https://www.chem.purdue.edu/hcbrownlectures/.  We look forward to seeing you on April 14, 2017.