Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Rochester – September 28th

I am writing to ask you to spread the word to your undergraduate Juniors and Seniors about Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Rochester.

Please review the attached invitation and our website and forward the invitation on to your Juniors and Seniors!

Please also forward this invitation on to other departments at your school with undergrads that may be interested in the biomedical, translational, public health and/or biostatistical sciences fields.

Thank you for your assistance – we hope to see you this fall!

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Advanced Energy and Fuels Management PSM at SIUC

I would like to take a moment to communicate with you about our Advanced Energy and Fuels Management Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

SIUC’s PSM program is a unique opportunity in graduate studies for students from the STEM fields.  It is a terminal, hybrid degree program that combines aspects of a master’s in science or engineering and a master’s in business administration.  The PSM program provides students with an interdisciplinary curriculum, advanced technical training, practical experience, and professional skills.  SIUC’s PSM program is the first of its kind and the only PSM program to focus on the energy and fuels sector in its entirety.

We encourage you to inform your graduating students about this unique educational offering.  We would also welcome the opportunity to connect with interested faculty, students, and organizations on your campus.  We are open to any suggestions that you might have in making those connections.  Please contact me if you would like us to explore potential opportunities.

Everyone here at the PSM program appreciates your time and consideration.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  If you would like to learn more about our program, please visit our website at http://psmenergy.siuc.edu.  Thank you for your attention.


Stephen J. Janasie, Associate Director

Advanced Energy and Fuels Management PSM program

Lubrizol Corporation College Scholarship Program for High School Students

2012-2013 Lubrizol Corporation Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 4, 2012
Lubrizol is looking to support top talent during their post-secondary education through scholarships. Students that are selected to receive Lubrizol scholarships will have priority access to Lubrizol internship and co-op opportunities.

2010 high school graduates attending a four-year college or university. Students must be minority students of the following ethnic background: African American, American Indian, Asian Pacific American, or Hispanic American and or female. Financial need will be taken into consideration… (see attachment for more).

Thank you,


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California Science+Technology+Policy Fellowships

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships based in Sacramento.

The S&T Policy Fellowship, a unique one-year professional development opportunity, provides the selected fellows with hands-on experience working with the California Legislature to incorporate science and technology into public policy.  Eligible applicants will be Ph.D.-level (or equivalent) scientists and engineers who have a sincere interest in California current events, the state legislative process, and a strong desire to learn how policy decisions are made.

Please forward this announcement to any individuals or group listservs that may be interested in this exciting opportunity.  Deadline for submission of applications is February 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  More information is available at http://fellows.ccst.us.

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SOURCE Summer Program: A new summer program & new deadlines

I am pleased to announce that the Provost is providing additional summer funding to SOURCE for this summer.  We now have a new summer program, P-SURG (Provost Summer Undergraduate Research Grant) for students in the biological and chemical sciences and students in the psychological sciences, sociology, and anthropology.   The application deadline for this new program is Feb 29.  These students do NOT also need to apply to the SOURCE Summer Program Funding application originally due on Feb 15th.

For this reason, we also have extended the deadline for our original SOURCE Summer Funding application from Feb 15 to Feb 29.  The SOURCE summer application is for students in all disciplines but (now) especially students in engineering, humanities, fine arts, physics, and some social sciences (e.g. economics, cognitive science).  Students in the sciences who do not want to be involved in research full-time also will want to apply for SOURCE instead of P-SURG.

Our SURES (Summer Undergraduate Research in Energy & Sustainability) summer program application deadline is March 9.  This program is for students from ALL DISCIPLINES whose work focuses on energy and sustainability.

Applications are posted on our website: http://www.case.edu/provost/source/oncampussummer.html.

For students (and faculty) who have some questions about the three SOURCE programs, we will have 5 Q&A sessions:

  • Friday, Feb 3 – 4pm (already scheduled as a Question & Answer Session for Any and All Summer Applications) in Adelbert Hall Toepfer Room.
  • Friday, Feb 10 – 5:15pm
  • Monday, Feb 13, 8:30am
  • Friday, Feb 17, 5pm
  • Wednesday, Feb 22, 5pm

Locations for the last four sessions should be confirmed and posted on our website.

Thanks again for your attention,

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GSKyTeach Paid Internship/Employment Opportunity

UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended to April 1, 2012.

I am sure you are aware that our nation’s public schools have a great need for talented and highly-trained science and mathematics teachers.  To help address this need, Western Kentucky University has developed an exciting and innovative federally-funded program called GSKyTeach. 

GSKyTeach is a graduate-level residency program designed to prepare physics, chemistry, and mathematics majors with Bachelor’s degrees to become teachers in a unique partnership between WKU and Jefferson County (Louisville), KY public schools.

GSKyTeachers complete a Master of Arts in Education with 30 semester hours of tuition-free coursework and earn $30,500 (plus benefits) while learning how to teach secondary mathematics or science in high need high school in Louisville, KY.  Lodging is provided during the summer residency program at WKU.  GSKyTeach intern teachers provide instruction the guidance of Mentor teachers on site at high-need high schools.  GSKyTeachers prepare for teaching alongside a cohort of professional peers in an exciting, inquiry-based teaching and learning program.

After one year as graduate residents, successful candidates will be employed as full-time, certified teachers in the Jefferson County, KY public schools and must commit to teaching three years in a high-need high school.  GSKyTeachers receive ongoing support from a mentoring team consisting of a Master Teacher in their content area, their high school principal, and WKU GSKyTeach faculty.  By sharing their love for science and math, GSKyTeachers make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth.

This is an amazing opportunity for interested math, chemistry, or physics majors.  I am attaching our brochure that describes the program and our website (http://edtech.wku.edu/gskyteach), which has an online application.  Could you please forward this information to any students you think would be interested?

If you have any questions, please contact me, or our Program Coordinator, Donna Kasznel (donna.kasznel@wku.edu, 270-745-2022).


Martha M. Day, Ed.D.

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Materials Laboratory Director Position

I am currently recruiting for a Materials Laboratory Director for a Cleveland based independent commercial materials testing laboratory. The analytical testing services include a broad spectrum of analytical testing capabilities for failure analysis, product testing, and material selection.

This Lab Director is responsible for the management of the laboratory’s inorganic, organic and ophthalmic testing and any future testing business. This person has supervisory responsibility for direct staff and all laboratory operations. A BS in a related field is required plus at least 6 years laboratory experience, with at least two years in a management position.

If you are able to “spread the word” to your associates or alumni, it would be appreciated. Anyone interested, may contact me at this email, send a resume or call for more details. I appreciate your time and consideration.

Kind regards,


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