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: 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.


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

NYU Materials Science and Engineering Center Summer REU

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

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 and for the REU program please vist

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!
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
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

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.

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

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 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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Jobs for CHEMISTRY Students:  Sign up for the 2015 Teacher Recruitment Season!

Schools have started recruiting teachers, coaches, and administrators for 2015-16.  It’s not too late to become an STA candidate and be included in the upcoming season of Recruitment Fairs:

Math Masters (Virtual Fair for Math teachers) Thursday, January 29

Science Stars (Virtual Fair for Science Teachers) Thursday, February 5

Charlottesville Teachers Fair (interviews in person) Saturday, February 14

Texas Roundup (Virtual Fair for schools in Texas) Thursday, March 12

Florida’s Finest (Virtual Fair for schools in Florida) Thursday, March 19

Best of the South, Atlanta (interviews in person) Saturday, March 28

Season Finale (Virtual Fair for all teachers, schools in all states) Thursday, April 23

STA helps nearly 600 private and independent schools in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern states hire enthusiastic learners, communicators, and role models for their classrooms, playing fields, service activities, and co-curricular programs.   These schools offer small classes, supportive and collegial faculty cultures, opportunities to innovate, create, and inspire.

And when they hire faculty, they focus on subject area expertise—proven success in the study of chemistry, for example.  An education major/degree is not a hiring prerequisite.  

STA’s services are personal, proven, and free for candidates.

Click here to apply.   Because we interview all of our candidates, it can take several weeks to become an active STA candidate.  So start your application today!

2015 REU Summer Internship

The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron will be offering a competitive summer research experience (REU) program for the Summer of 2015, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, The University of Akron, and corporate sponsors.

Students will participate in an 11-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, characterization, and biomaterials.  These interns will take part in research and career development activities, discussions outlining their research progress and visits to regional companies.  The summer will culminate with an oral or poster presentation of each intern’s research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.

Stipends will be $7,000, which will include $2,000 to be used for on-campus housing.

Our program will begin on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, and will end on Friday, August 7, 2015.  For further information, please visit our website:

Please encourage qualified students to apply.  The application deadline is Friday, February 6, 2015.  Attached, for your information, are our 2015 announcement and application.

Marjorie Parrish

Coordinator of Events

Inst. Of Polymer Science

The University of Akron

170 University Avenue, 901A

Akron, OH 44325-3909


2015 application