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



2015 application


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

Research Abroad Opportunity for Undergrads – Live Webinar Friday

Are you a U.S. undergraduate who is interested in expanding your research capability abroad? Do you have some experience in the lab already and looking to take it to the next level? Consider applying for the 2015 ACS International Research Experience for Undergraduates (IREU) program! Apply to projects in:
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • The United Kingdom
Selected applicants receive a generous stipend to include airfare, housing, and meals for a ten week research program abroad. Applications are now open and all application materials are due by January 23!
An informational webinar focusing on IREU and providing some insider tips will be held Friday, December 19th at 2:00pm EST. Check out www.acs.org/ireu to learn more and to register for the webinar!
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CCE REU in Evolutiona​ry Chemistry

We are actively recruiting undergraduate students for our 2015 summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program. Would you please forward the attached flyer and announcement below to any students who you think might be interested in spending their summer doing research in evolutionary chemistry? If you have a specific person in mind that you would like to recommend, please let us know.

Thank you for your help in getting the word out about this opportunity.

                    Center for Chemical Evolution Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is currently recruiting students for our 10-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates (REU). We are seeking undergraduate students at all levels that have an interest in chemical sciences and research who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Interdisciplinary Research areas include the study of chemical evolution and the chemistry associated with the origins of life.

The Center for Chemical Evolution is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Chemical Innovation. Centers under this program are focused on productive collaborations to answer long term, fundamental challenges in chemistry. The CCE is working to understand how life may have emerged from chemistry.

The summer program dates vary depending on the adviser chosen. Possible research locations include Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, CA), Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), Furman University (Greenville, SC), and the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL).

The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2015. Participants are assigned to a research mentor, and are paid a minimum $4500 stipend in addition to a travel allowance; on-campus housing is provided.  Women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit our website: http://centerforchemicalevolution.com/summer-undergraduate-research-program.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Christopher Parsons at 404.894.9953 or christopher.parsons@chemistry.gatech.edu

2015 CCE REU flyer

Summer 2015 Undergradu​ate Research Opportunit​ies in Chemistry and Biochemist​ry at Georgia Tech

Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech

Website: https://ww2.chemistry.gatech.edu/reu/

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2015

Program Description:  Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate majors are invited to apply for a ten-week (May 24July 31, 2015) research program. Program participants will receive a stipend of $5,000, a travel allowance, and housing. Participants supported by must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.  

REU students carry out a research project under the direction of a faculty member in School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”). Projects are available in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical, and polymer chemistry with a number of projects involving interdisciplinary research perspectives. Contributions by undergraduate participants often result in publication of papers in the peer-reviewed literature with the student listed as an author.  In addition to full time research, students participate in a number of professional development seminars, site visits to scientific companies/government labs, and social activities with fellow students and other REU groups on the Georgia Tech campus.   Students interested in a career in research are encouraged to apply.  Please use the website above to apply to the Chemistry and Biochemistry REU Program at Georgia Tech. 

Cancer research opportunit​y summer 2015

We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-31) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program <http://www.stjude.org/poe>. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.   Prior research experience is required for all applicants. The POE 2014 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.80. In 2014, 51 students from 39 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia were selected from 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. Medical students spend a minimum of 9 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks (10 weeks for returning students). All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology,  chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local participants.

The POE home page <http://www.stjude.org/poe> contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2015 application materials is February 1, 2015. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are requested. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-34S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.

PS I advise students to apply for several programs, since most programs get many more well-qualified applicants than they can place. Many fine internship opportunities are listed on < http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/preprof/summerprogs.html>, < http://www.asbmb.org/summerresearch/> and <http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm>. Another option may be <http://www.fhcrc.org/en/careers/internship-opportunities.html> or <http://medicine.yale.edu/education/omca/summer/biostep/index.aspx>. Graduating seniors may want to look into post baccalaureate programs such as <https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta>. Current medical students may be interested in <http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.4434829/k.8F5A/Summer_Oncology_Fellowship.htm>,  < https://www.roswellpark.edu/education/summer-programs/medical/dental/pa-students>, or one of the many listings on <http://msa.medicine.iu.edu/financial-aid/summer-opportunities>.

WVU CN 2015 SURI Program Announceme​nt

The West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience continues to cultivate the next generation of neuroscientists with an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in our 9-week Accepted students will gain invaluable experience as they study and work in high-tech laboratories across over 40 laboratories housed in modern research facilities.

Students accepted to the 2015 SURI program will receive a $4,000 salary, paid throughout the program, plus housing in the WVU-leased Pierpont Apartments, located near the Medical Center Campus.

2015 flyer