Chemist Intern

CMC Pharmaceuticals ( is looking for interns to help in the lab. CMC has had several undergraduate interns from Kent State and John Carroll, and the experience has been mutually beneficial. If interested, please contact Casey Loveland, Business Manager at CMC at

Graduate School and Recruiter Booths at SERMACS 2017 November 7-11, 2017 Charlotte, NC

Grad school Booth Application

Department Chair, Graduate Coordinator, or Administrative Assistant,
I want to make sure that the graduate programs in Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University know about the Graduate School and Recruiting Fair at SERMACS 2017.  This year the meeting is in Charlotte, NC on November 7-11, 2017 at the Sheraton Charlotte.  We have a very nice meeting space, great rates on the hotel, and a great exposition planned.  We are all looking forward to one of the biggest regional meetings and most exciting Symposia and Plenary Sessions.
I have attached the Grad School and Recruiter booth application which has all of the benefits and costs associated with a booth (this is a fillable pdf, fill in the fields, save it, then email it back to me).  I am extending the “early bird” discount for these booths.  Please reply back to this email by July 30, 2017 to get the lower rate.
There are only 4 openings left on the scavenger hunt card.  If you want to pull more student traffic to your table this is a good idea.  Students must meet with faculty from all 10 booths on the card to be eligible to win a nice giveaway (like a fitbit…)

A kickoff will start at 3:00 PM on Friday November 10, 2017 with a “Fancy” coffee break, refreshments, and an undergraduate Poster session all in the exposition hall.  There is a Plenary session at 6:00 PM that will encourage high attendee participation at the Grad Fair/Future Fair expo.  We are working on special programming for undergraduates (and graduate students) who are looking for “next steps.”  This programming will be held immediately before the Grad Fair/Future Fair starts, which will ensure a good turnout at the kick-off coffee. Expect to make contact with over 1000 scientists, educators, and students representing more than 300 institutions covering the ACS southeastern region.

Looking forward to speaking with you,
Jordan Poler
General Chair- SERMACS 2017
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Graduate School and Recruiter Booths at SERMACS 2017 November 7-11, 2017 Charlotte, NC

Call For Papers: The International Conference of Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education (ICESME’17)

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am pleased to invite you to participate in the International Conference of Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education (ICESME’17) which will be held in Zagreb on 16 – 18 October, 2017 .

The International Conference of Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education (ICESME’17) aims to provide a scholarly environment for promoting discussions in contemporary topics of engineering, science and mathematics education. The conference will bring together engineers, scientists and mathematicians in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for abstract submission include, but are not limited to:

  •  Academia-industry connections
  •  Accreditation of programmes
  •  Active learning in undergraduate STEM teaching
  •  Assessment and evaluation
  •  Computer-based learning
  •  Cultural, social, and diversity issues in science education
  •  Curriculum design in science and engineering
  •  Curriculum development and educational policy
  •  Design education
  •  Diversity
  •  Educating students on professional ethics
  •  Engineering Professional Formation: Ethics, professionalism, communication,
  • leadership, entrepreneurship
  •  Evaluation and assessment of learning and development
  •  Faculty development culture
  •  First and second year programmes
  •  Group and team work
  •  ICT and Multimedia in teaching and learning
  •  Integrating business and engineering
  •  Integrating content and language
  •  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  •  Misconceptions in physics and chemistry
  •  Motivational strategies
  •  New concepts and interdisciplinary approaches
  •  Online and distance education
  •  Pedagogical methods and instructional strategies
  •  Peer teaching, tutoring and monitoring
  •  Philosophy of science and engineering education
  •  Problem-based learning
  •  Problems of teaching and learning in a second language
  •  Programme assessment and development
  •  Redesigning laboratory experiences
  •  Retention of first year students
  •  Science labs (hands-on experiments and multimedia)
  •  Science teacher education (pre-service and in-service)
  •  Science teaching and learning (elementary, secondary, university level)
  •  SOLO taxonomy and constructive alignment
  •  STEM learning in early ages
  •  Students’ early experience of research-like work
  •  Teaching mathematics, physics and chemistry in engineering
  •  Technology integration in STEM teaching
  •  Undergraduate mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology curricula

All accepted papers will be published in a proceedings issue of European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (EJSME).

We look forward to your attendance to our conference.

Conference dates                  : 16 – 18 October 2017

Conference Web Site            :

Contact e-mail                       :

Abstract submission deadline   : 22 September 2017

Conference Venue                          : Hotel International – Zagreb

Our official Airline Partner, Turkish Airlines, will provide discounted tickets for conference participants. Details will be given shortly on the conference website.

Conference funding opportunity for PhDs and postdocs

Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize 2017-2018

Are you, or one of your grad students or postdocs, going to a conference this year?

Sparrho, a London-based science startup, is offering travel grants of $600* to PhD students and postdocs from any institute who want to share their research at an academic conference in the next 12 months, anywhere in the world.

The deadline for the Prizes to be awarded in July is this Friday, June 30th, 23:59 PDT — there is still time to submit your online application.

To see the application form and some of July’s shortlisted applicants, go now to:
The next deadline is July 31st 2017 for our August 2017 Prizes.

Applications welcome from all fields of scientific research:
Biology | Chemistry | Computer Science | Engineering
Mathematics | Medicine | Physics

We’re supporting conferences and institutions, including:

Future of Text Symposium
…and more