Organic Chemistry Style!

Dear Colleagues,

During the 2014 Organic Chemistry  Competition that was held yesterday at the American University of Beirut, the Organic Chemistry Club (OCC) broadcasted the video clip of the “Organic Chemistry Style”. The video       is now available on YouTube at:

We hope that students from your university will participate in future competitions.


Bilal R. Kaafarani


NYU-MRSEC Summer REU 2014

NYUs Materials Research and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is offering a 10 week REU program from May 27th to August 5th 2014.   We kindly ask that you share the attached flyer with your undergraduate students and your department. We encourage rising sophomore and juniors to apply.  To learn more about NYU MRSEC program please visit and for the REU program please visit
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Wesley Francillon, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Program Administrator – NYU Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

Open Lecturer III position in the Department of Chemistry at Michigan

We currently have an open Lecturer III position in our department and the initial course assignment would be General Chemistry Lab (Chem 125/6).   We are really searching for a person with a broad knowledge base that could be assigned to other lecture or lab courses in the future.    A copy of an advertisement for the position is attached that will appear in an upcoming issue of C&EN.


Female Tenure Track Faculty Funding Opportunit​y

Please consider the following funding opportunity for a new female tenure track professorship position:

HenryLuce Foundation, Clare Boothe Luce Program (CBL)
$500,000 over five years
Abstract: The Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program strives to increase the participation of women in the sciences and engineering at every level of higher education and to serve as a catalyst for colleges and universities to be proactive in their own efforts toward this goal. The program is intended “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in fields where there have been various obstacles, professional and personal, to their advancement. All physical and life sciences, mathematics, computer science and all areas of engineering are included, with preference to areas where the dearth of women is greatest. Medical science is excluded and funds may not be used for travel or study abroad.
  • Thirteen institutions were specifically named in Mrs. Luce’s will to receive annual grants from the CBL Program in perpetuity. Beyond these, the Selection Committee invites other colleges and universities to submit proposals for grants.
  • The candidate should not be a member of the institution’s existing faculty and will normally be hired at the level of assistant or associate professor.
Application due: 03 Mar 2014

VCU REU Program

Any undergraduates interested in doing summer research.  Our REU site at Virginia Commonwealth University was inadvertently left off the NSF REU site, so that many students may not be aware that our program              will be held this summer.  Attached is the application and recommendation form, and the informational poster.   Applications are due on March 1st, and the program runs from May 27 -August 8 .

REU Poster14 12-18-13



Analytical Faculty Search

The department of Chemistry is looking for an outstanding analytical chemist for our assistant professor faculty position this year.

FINAL ad analytical pchem positions 2014

ISP Summer Undergradu​ate Research Experience 2014

The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University is pleased to announce a 9-week,  multidisciplinary undergraduate research program “Materials under Extreme Conditions” in the summer of            2014.  Applications are being accepted now and will close on February 21 or once the positions are filled.

The goal of the ISP SURE program is to provide undergraduate students in the Physical Sciences and Engineering the opportunity to undertake and perform hands-on experimental investigations of condensed matter phenomena at extreme conditions.  There is a variety of exciting research projects from which to choose.

Selected applicants will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 9-week session, free housing on campus and travel assistance for travel to and from Pullman, WA (up to $500).

Please visit for more information about this exciting undergraduate research opportunity.

Institute for Shock Physics

Washington  State University