NASW sponsors Student Travel Fellowships to AAAS

Application Deadline: November 30, 2012

The National Association of Science Writers once again will sponsor travel fellowships to the upcoming AAAS meeting for undergraduate students interested in science journalism. As many as 10 students will receive $500 to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend AAAS in Boston, Feb. 14-18, 2013. NASW’s education committee will select students to receive the fellowship and will pair each one with a veteran writer for mentoring at the conference.

Fellowship recipients will write a news article about a scientific session of their choosing, which we will edit and post on the NASW website. Previous AAAS stories are archived here:

Recipients make their own travel arrangements to Boston and provide receipts for reimbursement. NASW will pair students in hotel rooms if winners would like to defray costs.

Only currently enrolled undergraduates are eligible for travel fellowships. Students may study in any major, but preference will be given to those who have published articles about science in student newspapers or elsewhere. Successful applicants must be active student members of NASW in 2013 to participate in the program. (To register as a student member, go to and scroll down to the “Become a member” section.)

The world’s largest general science society, AAAS holds a major annual meeting that draws leading scientists from all disciplines. Hundreds of American and international science writers from magazines, newspapers, radio, TV and web cover the event. NASW also will conduct an internship fair at AAAS for young science journalists, including the travel fellows.

Please copy the application below into an email and send it with the required writing sample (as an attachment) by 5 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, to We will select winners by Dec. 7.

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REU Program, U. Akron College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Application Deadline: February 1, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the NSF REU site for Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron will again accept applications for the summer of 2013. This year’s stipend amount is $7,000 and the deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. The attached brochure is primarily for undergraduate students who are currently sophomores or juniors, although we have had a few freshmen. The application and more information can be found on our website:

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Graduate Fellowship Nominations at U. Pittsburgh

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh offers a first-rate academic environment for graduate research at the forefront of chemical science ( Our department is seeking talented undergraduates who wish to pursue graduate study in chemistry. We invite you to nominate your top students for a prestigious Arts and Sciences (A&S) Fellowship to enter our program.

The A&S Fellowship includes a stipend to support a research experience in the summer before matriculation, a personal computer, an increased academic year stipend, and a decreased teaching load to jump start research. These awards are on top of our generous graduate stipend, full tuition, and health insurance provided to all department graduate students.

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MCW Weekend Open House 11-17-12

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is a private academic institution dedicated to advancing basic and clinical science and to bringing forward discoveries that improve peoples’ lives.  Faculty at MCW work in all of the major biomedical fields, applying their knowledge and skill on a daily basis, and are readily available to students.  As such, our students have the opportunity to study with some of the best possible mentors during their training.

MCW works closely with faculty and student advisors across the state.  We encourage you to share the attached Open House flyer with any student expressing interest in earning an advanced degree in medicine.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at MCW is hosting this Open House for all PhD, MD & Dual Degree programs on Saturday, November 17th from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

This Open House has a planned agenda which includes a welcome, PhD, MD, and Dual Degree program introductions, current student question & answer panel, and optional tours. Program representatives, students, faculty and staff will be available to answer any questions you have about the PhD, MD and Dual Degree programs offered at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

To register for the open house visit:—PhD-.htm


Open House Flyer 11-17-12 (PDF)

Harvard National Collegiate Research Conference

Application deadline: November 16, 2012

My name is Brandon Gerberich and I am a member of the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA). Earlier this year, HCURA had contacted you to inform you of the upcoming National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) for undergraduate students taking place January 24-26, 2013. I am writing with a friendly reminder that the application deadlines are quickly approaching and I encourage all undergraduate researchers at Case Western Reserve University to apply.

NCRC is an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to share their work while hearing from leaders in various fields of research. Topics in the sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary fields are all encouraged. For information about our recent conference please see our website at

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SCI Scholars – Summer 2013 Internships for Undergraduates

Applications due December 14, 2012

We are pleased to announce the fourth year of the summer internship program, SCI Scholars, for chemistry and chemical engineering undergraduates.

The program is a joint effort of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) America International Group, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and was developed to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.

Exceptional sophomores and juniors with a GPA of at least 3.5 and who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.

Program details:

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Doctoral Program – Van Andel Institute

Do you know young scientists with a real passion for harnessing the tools of molecular and genetic biology for improving human health?  The doctoral program of Van Andel Institute Graduate School provides an innovative developmental path for students with the capacity and motivation for careers in biomedical research.  I would be grateful if you would bring this opportunity to the attention of outstanding students in your program.

The Van Andel Research Institute, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, conducts biomedical research with an emphasis on translating scientific results into clinical applications.  The Van Andel Institute Graduate School trains Ph.D. scientists to be leading scholars in cellular, molecular and genetic studies relevant to human diseases.  This unique doctoral program prepares researchers for effective careers linking the discoveries of basic science with the applications needed for improved human health.  Our innovative curriculum leads students to explore fundamental concepts in genetics, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology through highly integrated, problem-based courses based on current research questions, in preparation for their dissertation research as they take on their professional status as scientists.

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