ACS Central Regional Meetng Workshops for Students and Post-Docs

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CWRU Great Lakes Energy Institute Opportunities for CAS Students

The Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) at Case Western Reserve University is taking applications for the ThinkEnergy program for the 2016-17 year. The goal of ThinkEnergy is to prepare our future energy leaders to navigate the dynamic energy landscape and manage its impact. ThinkEnergy connects students with faculty, government, companies, financiers and local, national and international communities around energy topics providing tangible opportunities for students to apply classroom fundamentals to the real world. ThinkEnergy is a voluntary program for both undergraduate and graduate students, however, stipends, travel expense and course credit are available. ThinkEnergy is a one year commitment commencing fall 2016. This program is open to all majors.
Fall 2016: Participation in an Energy Learning Community
ThinkTanks, as they’re called, provide a unique connection point for peers, mentors, advisors, alumni and global leaders to come together to discuss and debate relevant topics in energy and sustainability. They enhance students’ ability to converse on a wide range of related topics, balance and contrast different viewpoints, build teamwork skills, and enjoy a highly contagious intellectual community. ThinkTanks are weekly, one-hour meetings.
Spring  2016: ThinkEnergy Research and Scholarship projects
Research and scholarship projects encompass energy topics in science, engineering, business, law, political science, and more. ThinkEnergy students are paired up with a faculty expert for a semester of energy research. Along with research, students will spend 10 hours/week working at GLEI to gain a deep and broad exposure to energy that will prepare them for future economical, technological and societal challenges pertaining to the global energy ecosystem.
Summer 2016: ThinkEnergy Internship/Externship
Students will participate in real-world energy-related opportunities directly in industry or at another external organization. This will be in the form of an internship, co-op experience or consulting project. External engagement is not limited to Cleveland, OH. Students could participate in international programs that touch global energy issues such as Engineers Without Borders, Partnerships for International Research Education or by working with faculty engaged in international collaborations.
While we have closed general application acceptance, due to low submission from CAS majors, we are reopening it only for those students. Therefore, if you are interested and are a CAS major, you may access the application form here: ThinkEnergy Application Link
Applications from CAS majors will be accepted through May 6 and interviews will take place in the summer via Google Hangout.
Questions? Contact Lisa Chalk

New Master’s Program in Systems Medicine Fall 2016!





K-12 Science Teaching Jobs | Southern Teachers Agency

Dear Dr. Barkley,

We are trying to help K-12 schools find talented science teachers!

Southern Teachers helps private & independent schools around the South find the best teachers possible.  While the skills learned in a teacher-training program are valuable, this category of schools also values the content knowledge amassed by chemistry majors.

It’s a simple point that I’d like to make:  your graduating students can get jobs as science teachers at very good college-preparatory schools—even if they haven’t gone through an education program.

Southern Teachers currently has almost 200 science teaching jobs available for the 2016-17 school year.

If you know students who have the potential to make a difference in the lives of young people, please consider forwarding this message.  This document contains more information about the opportunities available to your students and how Southern Teachers functions.  Interested candidates should apply via our website.

Thank you very much for your consideration.  We’re grateful for your help.  I’d welcome your questions.

Linda Coyner
Director of College Recruitment
(434) 295-9122


2016 Byron Fellowship: Nominate Prospective Fellows

We would like your support nominating outstanding participants for the
2016 Byron Fellowship, which will take place in Asheville, North
Carolina from Sunday, July 31st to Friday, August 5th.

The Byron Fellowship is a transformational experience and community of
generative leaders co-creating a flourishing world. Our program
empowers the next generation of emerging leaders to engage their
unique abilities in leading generative efforts within their own

We are requesting your support identifying 20 exceptional upper class
undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates –
entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and social entrepreneurs who are both
making a profound difference in their own communities and keenly
attuned to the challenges we share globally.

Please nominate prospective fellow(s) here:

The student cost of the program is limited to a subsidized rate of
$250, which includes food and lodging for the week. Need based
scholarships are available.

We would be delighted to receive your nominations for the 2016
program. We are reviewing applications on a biweekly basis, until the
application system closes on Friday, May 13th. Priority is given to
the first participants to apply from their particular
school/organization, area of study, and background to create diversity
for a holistic exploration of sustainability. Prospective candidates
should submit an application as soon as possible to make certain the
application is considered.

The application can be completed on our website:

All application materials, including a letter of recommendation,
should be submitted no later than Friday, May 13th to be considered
for this year’s programs. However, given our system of rolling
admissions, it is very much in the participants’ favor to submit today
or as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this
e-mail or contact Laura at or (317) 449-0470.
We are available by email or phone to answer questions.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.



Gabriel B. Grant

Co-Founder | Byron Fellowship Educational Foundation
Co-Founder | Authentic Sustainability
Founder | Human™ Cards
Doctoral Candidate | Leadership and Sustainability | Center for
Industrial Ecology | Yale University
203-364-4223 (p) | 317-507-4246 (m)
What could someone expect to get out of attending the Byron
Fellowship? Here are recent fellows’ responses to the question:

“What was the greatest question you answered for yourself at Byron?”
“What is my vision for the future I want to create and how I can go about achieving it?”
“What is it that I want to create in the world, and how do I positively impact my community?”
“What world am I trying to create?”
“How do I connect to the Creative Beast that lives within to make beautiful Things in this world?”
“During the week I questioned whether I could enter deeply into self-reflection and really reclaim my hopes and dreams for my vocation. I did achieve that, with more work to come.”
“What is my role here, within my community? How can I best use my gifts to serve others? What is holding me back? What thoughts and patterns need to be left behind?”
“How can I be a more effective leader and person?”
“Are the goals I wish to achieve possible? They ARE, with the right framework and ongoing support, and radical self-discipline.”
“What is holding me back from confronting myself, and what can approach can I do take that will allow me to move forward?”
“How my values can help guide my priorities and the path I pursue?”
“How do I maintain faith in myself, my vision for the world, and the possibility for change when faced with challenges that seem insurmountable?”
“What is my authentic purpose?”
“How could I, as one person without many resources, possibly make a lasting impact?”
“How do I see the future for myself fitting into the world I envision?”
“Since Byron, what I learned about myself has altered the path I thought I was on. It is now one I am fully confident about.”
“Do I matter?” and “Am I enough?”
“Should I trust my instincts?”
“Where is my place in the world?”
“How can I bring meaning to any community I’m a part of?”
“Why is it important to embody the values of an organization in the structure, not just the content, of how it operates?”
“What [am I] really passionate about?”
“What do I have to offer the world?”
“Am I on the right path?”
“[Am I] strong enough to fulfill my goals, and dreams?”
“I’m not sure it was that “I answered question” as much as engaged in a transformative process. The process allowed me to explore and embrace who I am and the vision I have for my life and the world. By doing so, I gained confidence and courage to enact this vision as a “whole person.””
“What does transformational sustainability pedagogy look like and feel like on the ground? How can I use my own being to create a space for full expression, and contribute to an awakening of love, leadership and wisdom?”
“Is what I’ve been doing for the last 4 years worth it? And my answer is yes.”

Posters for 60th Annual Joint Conference at John Carroll Accepted through April 18

Dear Students, Researchers and Faculty,
Are you presenting a poster at Research ShowCASE, then consider sharing your work and submit an abstract for a poster to the 60th Annual May Conference to be held at John Carroll University, Dolan Science Center on May 18, 2016. The conference covers a wide array of topics (see below) and is sponsored by the Cleveland Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS), Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio (MSNO), Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Analytical Topics Group and the American Vacuum Society (AVS).
  • Submit your abstracts by April 18 for posters.
This is a particularly outstanding opportunity for students (undergraduate and graduate) to present research and network with members of academia and industry as well as interact with vendors from a variety of top companies. Students will also have the opportunity to compete for awards (see below). Advance registration for full-time students is only $5!
  • May Conference Student Paper Awards (3 for talks and 3 for posters): Monetary awards – $100 for 1st place, $50 for award of merit and $25 for special mention.
  • MSNO Student Awards (up to 2, both talks and posters considered): $100 monetary awards and sponsoring up to $500 for each awardee to attend the national microscopy meetings (valid through the end of 2017).
For additional information on the conference, please see the attached flyer and visit the conference link, 60th Annual May Conference.
Topics for the program include:
  • Microscopy/Spectroscopy
  • Materials Science
  • Biology
  • Renewable Energy/Sustainability
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Vacuum/Surface Techniques
  • Nanomaterials/Nanodevices
Join MSNO in their 50th anniversary celebration of microscopy in Northeastern Ohio and help set the stage for the next 50 years! We look forward to your support and participation.
Janet L. Gbur

MSNO Student Board Member
Doctoral Candidate

Accepting Applications for Director of Publications

Apply to be the
Director of Publications

JYI is seeking highly qualified and motivated
students for the DoP position

The Journal of Young Investigators (JYI) is an independent, non-profit, peer-reviewed, online science journal that is managed entirely by and for undergraduate students from across the world. JYI’s innovative manuscript review process serves as a platform for undergraduates to be involved in every step of the peer-review process, a valuable experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Our staff is made up entirely of undergraduate students, with the assistance of faculty and professional mentors. All of our staff receive comprehensive training from their department, which can include corporate management, science writing, journalism, editing, finance management, and programming. Since its founding in 1997, JYI has been the pioneering journal for reviewing undergraduate research, publishing science news, and providing career information. JYI’s unique mission has been recognized in Science, Nature, EurekAlert!, The Chronicle on Higher Education, and The New York Times.
The job of the Director of Publications is to design the format for all published materials. The DoP utilizes Adobe InDesign software, in addition to basic html coding, to assemble the text, figures, and tables of a paper into a user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing layout. The ideal candidate for this position would be able to consistently commit 5 hours each week to the job and remain in the position for at least a full year. Past experience with layout design or html is preferred but not required.

For more information on the DoP application, please visit