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.

2015 application REU-ANNOUNCEMENT-2015


GOLEAD Weekend

The University of Delaware (UD) is asking for your help in identifying talented undergraduate students to participate in the GOLEAD (Graduate Opportunities: Learn, Engage And Discover) program on November 22, 2014. The program aims to increase enrollment of students from underrepresented backgrounds in PhD studies in the “chemical sciences” by informing and inspiring talented seniors on the benefits of a graduate education in the following three areas: Chemistry/Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.

This all-expense-paid weekend will include interactive workshops, engaging presentations, and exciting networking events.

To participate, students who might consider a PhD in the chemical sciences must be nominated by a faculty member from an institute of higher education.  If you know of a promising junior or senior student who may benefit from GOLEAD, please nominate them using this simple form.

Nominated students will be asked to complete a short application that includes unofficial transcripts and a short statement of purpose.  All application materials must be completed by October 13th.  See website for complete timeline.

The goal of GOLEAD is to increase the diversity of qualified applicants to PhD programs in science and engineering throughout the United States and it is modeled after the highly successful MIT ACCESS program.  While this program is hosted at UD, participation neither obligates seniors to apply nor guarantees future admission for study at UD.

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact the GOLEAD program staff at golead@dbi.udel.edu.

Undergradu​ate Science Journal Seeks Staff!

Fall Hiring is Open!

JYI is seeking motivated students to join our staff!

With the return of the academic year often comes an increase in submissions for JYI, and we expect this year to be no different. Each summer, as students graduate and leave JYI, we look for new, enthusiastic staff members to fill their roles. This fall we are looking forward to the new submissions that have been written and polished during the summer, but we need more staff members to help! We have also been in contact with a very large scientific writing contest in Europe, and we plan to publish many of those papers as well. This is where you come in:

JYI is seeking motivated undergraduate students to fill several different roles within our organization. We are a volunteer-run, non-profit, open access science journal dedicated to expanding publication access and experience to undergraduate students. Our staff is made up entirely of undergraduate students, with assistance of faculty and professional mentors. All of our staff receive training in the department of their position, which may include corporate management, science writing, journalism, editing, finance management, and programming.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Associate Editor- Biology and Medical Sciences
  • Associate Editor- Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • Associate Editor- Psychology and Social Sciences
  • Copy Editor
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Corporate Officer
  • Science and Career Center Editor
  • News and Features Editor
  • Journalist
  • Programmer
  • Chief Financial Officer*
    • *CFO is a member of JYI’s Executive Board

For more information and application, please visit http://www.jyi.org/participate/student/

and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Rachel Bietz, Director of Public Relations
Journal of Young Investigators

Volunteer Opportunity at Tri-C

Cuyahoga Community College is looking for people to tutor college students in math, chemistry, biology, nursing, English, ESL and more.

The Community Volunteer Tutoring Program (VTP) provides community members the opportunity to work with Tri-C students during focused one-to-one or small group tutoring sessions. The VTP matches students who are looking for academic assistance with a volunteer tutor. Tutors act as a support to the students outside of the classroom to review and reinforce material presented in class. Volunteers can meet with students at our Metropolitan, Eastern, Western and Westshore campuses.

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