Research Opportunity for Undergraduates U of Utah

University of Utah MRSEC Next-Generation Materials for Plasmonics & Organic Spintronics – Salt Lake City, Utah

June 6 – August 5, 2016

$4500 stipend, travel allowance, housing & meal plan.

Apply online by February 15, 2016 at:

Open to U.S. citizens & permanent residents obtaining an undergraduate degree after December 2016.

Women & minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

Students from non-research institutions may be given priority.

Supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. DMR-1121252 CFDA NO. 47.049

REU 2016 Flyer

2016 Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program | Catalog of Internships

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status.  We would appreciate [The Chemistry Department] promoting the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) among students at Case Western Reserve University.  [Please see below for an] informational brochure that offers an overview of the program, including eligibility criteria, compensation, travel and housing, and how to apply.

Please visit the SURP website for more comprehensive information.

An online application for the 2016 SURP will be available via the SURP website in mid-November 2015.  The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 15, 2016.  Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 22, 2016. 

Other Internship Opportunities

I also wanted to share […] a catalog of internships in scientific research and medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and first-year medical students.   Feel free to share this resource with faculty and students.


Stephanie Louie
Program Assistant, Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Avenue N., M3-B232
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 667-3241

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UC SURF Program & Biomedical Research Day

Theresa Alenghat, PhD, Assistant Professor in the UC Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Theresa Alenghat, PhD

“The Host-Microbiota Relationship and Intestinal Homeostasis”

Dr. Alenghat’s lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms, including epigenomic pathways, that mediate the host-microbiota relationship and on determining how this regulation aects the development of chronic diseases, such as inammatory bowel disease. Dr. Alenghat looks forward to sharing her perspectives on the signicance of the gut microbiome, and her enthusiasm for basic research and its impact on important public health issues.

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education

January 7, 2016
12:45 – 1:30pm
MSB Room 5051
University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine

For more information:
Call 513-558-7341

Application fee waiver for UChicago graduate program

I am writing to ask for your help in identifying promising undergraduate candidates for our graduate program in chemistry at the University of Chicago. As you may know, our department has recently undergone a substantial expansion with recent hires including Yamuna Krishnan, Ray Moellering, Suri Vaikuntanathan, Andrei Tokmakoff, Wenbin Lin, John Anderson, Scott Snyder, and Timothy Berkelbach (who will start in 2016). This growth has prompted us to similarly expand our graduate recruitment efforts.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago values diversity within the department and broader university community, which has from its founding been committed to equal opportunity for women and minority scholars (; Furthermore, the department enjoys close ties with the James Franck Institute (materials), the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics (structural, cellular, and chemical biology), the Computation Institute, Argonne National Lab, and the new Institute for Molecular Engineering. The multitude of affiliated institutes and collegial atmosphere at the University fosters a unique character of interdisciplinary science.

If you know of any scholars who might thrive here, I would greatly appreciate you letting them know about current opportunities at Chicago. I appreciate that many application fees for graduate school are in excess of $75, making more applications expensive. In recognition of this cost, and the excellence of Case Western’s students, we would like to offer waivers for this application fee at the University of Chicago. Exceptional candidates can use the code BCD1 upon application to completely waive this fee.

Thank you in advance for your help. If you have any questions about the Department of Chemistry or about our graduate program, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Feel free to forward this to any faculty mentoring undergraduate students who might be interested.



2016 REU Summer Internship

Dear Deans/Department Chairs/Faculty Members:

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 2016, 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 ($2,000 are used by students to pay for on-campus housing and related expenses).

Our program will begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and will end on Friday, August 12, 2016. For further information, please visit our website:

Please encourage qualified students to apply. The application deadline is Thursday, February 11, 2016. Attached, for your information, are our 2016 announcement and application.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me.



Ying Wang, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Student Research Opportunities
College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
The University of Akron
Polymer Engineering Academic Building, Rm 107
250 South Forge Street
Akron, OH 44325-0301
Phone: 330-972-5762

Job Opportunity

The Chemistry Department at the University of Missouri – Kansas City currently has an opening for one tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor.  It is in the area of physical, analytical, environmental, or materials chemistry.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or an allied discipline is required, and postdoctoral or comparable research is preferred.  The candidates are expected to establish vigorous, externally funded research programs, as well as teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  I see that you have a Ph.D. program in Chemistry, and I was hoping you could forward this email to any current or former students of your program, and other interested parties.

The ad can be found on the UMKC Human Resources page: (PDF: FTT Assistant Professor Advertisement)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri – Kansas City is one of 18 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, and one of four National Sciences and Mathematics programs in the College.  It has three internal degree programs:  Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Bachelor of Sciences in Chemistry (ACS approved), and Masters of Science in Chemistry (both thesis and non-thesis).  It is also a participating member of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (IPhD) program, which provides essentially major and minor disciplines.  The Department typically has 300 undergraduate majors a semester, as well as 30 Masters candidates and IPhD candidates a semester. Therefore, it is one of the largest Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Its missions include research, teaching, and service to The College, University and local area.  The Department’s research areas are extremely broad from development and characterization of bio- and namomaterials to the life and health sciences.

Thank you very much for your help in this matter.

Best wishes.

Kathy Garrison
Administrative Assistant
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Phone: 816-235-2273
Fax: 816-235-5502

Fellowships for Graduate Studies at the Institute for Shock Physics

GRADUATE STUDIES:  Graduate students from a range of disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics)  have the opportunity to study the response of materials at extreme conditions with internationally renowned scientists at the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP).

Graduate students working within their respective academic departments and ISP will conduct exciting research projects for their Ph.D. degrees.  The Institute emphasizes partnerships with faculty members from other major academic institutions and researchers from the National Laboratories to address significant scientific challenges, including research conducted at the National Laboratories’ User Facilities.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Competitive financial support is available for outstanding Ph.D. students.

For more information about the Graduate Studies Program at the Institute, visit:  For more information about the Institute for Shock Physics, visit: or email

Institute for Shock Physics
Washington State University