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 http://woodrow.org/teach. 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:  http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/academics/reu-summer-internships.dot.

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

330-972-7539

polymerreu@uakron.edu

2015 application

REU-ANNOUNCEMENT-2015

Tufts University Soft Material Robotics IGERT Fellowships

We invite seniors who plan to pursue graduate education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engineering disciplines to explore the Tufts University Soft Material Robotics – IGERT website. Information on how to apply for a 2015 Soft Material Robotics – IGERT Fellowship is available on the website.

As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) award, Tufts University has accepted the challenge of establishing new models for graduate education and training. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment in which our research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, with a focus on soft material robotics.

The Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering

The 17th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering will be held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs from June 13-27, 2015.  This school is designed to help introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at the neutron and x-ray user facilities in the United States. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron X-ray sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects.  As part of the school, students also conduct a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, and Oak Ridge’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities.

Students interested in attending should complete an application at http://neutrons.ornl.gov/nxs/ by February 23, 2015.  Please note that all the travel and lodging costs for students accepted to attend will be covered as part of the school.  Part of the application process includes submission of evaluation letters from among the student’s advisor, department chair and other professors.

Lecture notes and videos of the 2014 NXS School are available at: http://neutrons.ornl.gov/conf/nxs2013/

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Jobs at colleges and universities in all areas of the sciences

AcademicCareers.com is used by universities and colleges to advertise faculty, department head, dean and administrative jobs in all areas of the sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Applied Sciences.

There is no charge for our applicant services. Applicants can:

(1) Search current job openings (and remember, new ones are added daily),

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(3) Receive e-mail alerts when matching jobs are posted.

To search jobs and/or open an applicant account: www.AcademicCareers.com  then select “Applicants Enter Here” and follow the simple steps.

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Academic Careers Online

Email: Info@AcademicCareersOnline.com

 

2015 UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Announcement

UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2015 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program. We welcome applications from your current students, and appreciate if you would forward this information to your colleagues.

This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research with a faculty member and his/her research team, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, prepare for graduate school, and receive a stipend, housing, meal allowance, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus.

Program dates are June 1 – August 7, 2015 and the application deadline is Monday, February 2, 2015.

For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program Website at http://amgenscholars.berkeley.edu
National Amgen Scholars Program Website at http://amgenscholars.com

Best wishes from UC Berkeley,

2015 UC Berkeley ASP Brochure