Nominations for CAA Scholarships

Students eligible for a CAA scholarships must:

  • have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • be pursuing a BS degree in engineering, math, or applied science
  • be a rising third or fourth year student (i.e., current sophomores and juniors are eligible)
  • be a US citizen
  • be nominated by a department chair, faculty member or academic adviser

Current juniors who are now CAA scholarship recipients will be automatically considered for the award to continue into their senior year, and should not be nominated again.  For your convenience, I’ve attached a list of all current Junior-Senior Scholars.

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 5 to Janna Greer, Manager of Donor Relations and Grants in the CAA office  (email to:  Simply supplying Janna with a list of student names is sufficient– no accompanying letters of recommendation are necessary.


Seeking Associate Professor or Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, WSU

Washington State University is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent full-time tenure track faculty position as an Associate Professor or Full Professor in the department of Chemistry at the WSU Main Campus in Pullman, Wash.

In this renewable joint position with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, you will also serve as the Director of the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology. This recently formed Institute consolidates the national and international leadership found at WSU and PNNL within the domain of nuclear science and technology, particularly as it pertains to nuclear forensics, environmental remediation and waste storage, and the fate of materials in radiation environments. With major institutional investments, the Institute is elevating the scientific and technical impact of nuclear research by leveraging the unique facilities and complementary capabilities between WSU and PNNL to build leadership and signature programs in nuclear science.

The Director will help shape the direction and lead the growth of the Institute, engaging with partners, recruiting a diverse group of new members, and establishing and nurture collaborative relationships with non-WSU members.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline, an academic research program related to Chemistry in Nuclear Science and Technology, the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in chemistry (including service courses), and excellent management and communication skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

The full posting is at:

 Inquiries are welcome. Please call/email acting Director and Chair of the Search Committee, Prof Aurora Clark (, 509-335-3362) if you have any questions.

2018 Summer Research at Nemours Program Advertisements

We have two unique paid summer research scholarship opportunities for undergraduates at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.

  • The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, is accepting applications for 10 funded summer Research Scholar positions for our Summer 2018 program.  NSURP offers opportunities consisting of both basic and applied (clinical) biomedical research projects.
  • The Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is accepting applications for 9 funded summer Research Scholar positions through their Health Equity Summer Scholar Program (HESSP). The focus of all of these research projects is health disparities. Most are epidemiologic in nature.

Online applications: accepted December 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018.  All letters of reference must be received by January 29, 2018 for consideration by the selection committee; applications lacking letters of reference after January 29thwill be considered incomplete. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at the time of application, a US citizen or legal permanent resident, and meet minimum GPA requirements for each program (3.2 for NSURP and 3.0 for HESSP). Applicants should also have interest in research, healthcare, science, public health, health disparities, and related fields.

Program information: Program dates are June 4 through August 10, 2018. During the program, Nemours clinical and research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results while working on active research projects.  Available projects vary each year and range from lab-based, translational, and clinical to epidemiologic in focus. Training is provided on human subjects protection, animal welfare, responsible conduct of research, and research ethics.  Program activities include multiple enrichment activities including a student-focused seminar series, journal clubs, and multiple opportunities for shadowing and engagement in other educational opportunities.  All students present their research project and findings to the community via poster sessions and oral presentations. Family and friends are invited to attend these events.

Additional information and the online application are available

Any questions or concerns should be directed to:

Chemistry Teacher Jobs

As the semester begins to wind down and Thanksgiving looms large on the horizon, we at Southern Teachers would like to take a moment to share an update. Speaking recently, the Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia labelled the current teacher shortage an “emergency situation.” Nationwide, according to recent reports, the country is short 327,000 teachers.
While in a variety of ways this is disheartening news, it does mean that there will be unusually many job opportunities for your graduating students. This is especially true in private/independent schools that do not necessarily require an education degree or teacher certification for many middle- and high-school teaching jobs.
Please share this message with your graduating students who have the potential to become good chemistry teachers at private/independent schools. Encourage them to apply as soon as possible to become a candidate with Southern Teachers. Over the Thanksgiving break, they’ll be able to tell their parents that they really are looking for a job!
In addition, we have just opened registration for our Job Fair on Super Bowl Saturday, February 3, in Atlanta, GA. This is the first major job fair of the season for private/independent schools in the South, which means that attending teachers will have first crack at hundreds of jobs at some of the best schools in the South.
Southern Teachers is the premier placement agency for private schools in the South. Since 1902, we have helped tens of thousands of teachers—both rookie and experienced—find jobs from Maryland to Miami to Midland, Texas. Our services are free for candidates.
As always, if you have questions about Southern Teachers, please feel free to call or email me anytime. You can read more about us here.

Chemistry M.S. Program at TAMU-Commerce

Flyer PDF

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American Carbon Society Workshop at Case on Nov. 14-15








2018 UNT Chemistry NSF-REU Program information

Dear Students,

The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for our Summer 2018 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.  The ten-week program will begin May 29 (arriving May 27).  Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, and housing will be provided.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Thursday, February 15, 2018.  As stated in the attached flyer, application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Shawn Adams
UNT Chemistry REU Program Coordinator
1155 Union Circle, #305070
Denton, TX 76203
Tel: 940-565-4372
Fax: 940-565-4318