We are blessed this year (on May 2) to have a great opportunity to hear about the cutting edge research done by our chemistry majors. Come support them as they seek the honor of being Distinct in chemistry.
Abdella "Molecular dynamics simulations of calmodulin indicate
structural changes upon oxidation of methionine residues"
C. Sletten "Surface features of the lipid droplet mediate perilipin
Annelise Detlie and Libby Magnuson
"Human Scent Differentiation by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
May 2nd, 7:00PM in Regents Hall 390 (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL POSTING!)
can earn up to two seminar credits for attending all the talks on May 2, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Highlighted in the 11 February 2013 C&EN book reviews, this text brings the periodic table to life for kids. Very broad audiences will enjoy the way Japanese author and artist Yorifuji gives human characteristics to each of the elements. Have fun seeing nitrogen personified floating above a stick of TNT, sporting a beard and mohawk. Clothing, hair and other human forms are used to indicate the elements' most common use and how long humans have known its presence as a named element. Yorifuji is famous for his posters in Tokyo subways that depict bad manners; included in the book is a full-sized poster of the personified periodic table! “Wonderful Life” is translated into English from the original Japanese.
Look for the book at various online outlets or from No Starch Press, Inc.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Paid Internships Now Available!The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is seeking junior or senior college students to work on waste reduction and energy efficiency projects at companies in Minnesota. MnTAP is funding up to nine summer projects and a fall project in locations around the state.
As a MnTAP intern, students will have the opportunity to affect change while working full-time in a manufacturing, industrial, food processing, or healthcare facility. This experience not only prepares students for careers after graduation, but also provides an opportunity to help a company make changes to reduce pollution, increase energy efficiency, and save money!
Students should complete the online application form and submit it with their cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript. Students may also complete the application in MS Word and submit it and all other required materials to: email@example.com.
Priority will be given to students who apply before March 29, however applications will be considered until all positions are filled.
Cover letters should be addressed to:
Linda Maleitzke, Intern Program Administrator
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 554
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
St. Olaf College was recently awarded a grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to support students doing undergraduate research in biology and chemistry. We are one of only 10 institutions nationally who received funding. This is a very prestigious, career-enhancing opportunity for the 2-3 students who are selected as Beckman Scholars.
In addition to summer stipends for two consecutive summers, the award includes academic year funding for 10 hours/week, supply money, and travel funding. The faculty mentors for this program are:
Doug Beussman chemistry
Eric Cole biology
Steve Freedberg biology
Laura Listenberger biology/chemistry
John Schade biology/environmental studies
Jeff Schwinefus chemistry
Charles Umbanhowar biology
Selected students must:
· be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
· commit to undergraduate research during the summers of 2013 and 2014 and 10 hours/week during the two semesters of the 2013-14 academic year. Ideally, a current sophomore who will spend the summers before junior and senior year doing research on campus.
· submit a research progress report at the end of each summer (by July 29, 2013)
· travel to the annual symposium for the Beckman Scholars Program and the Beckman Young Investigators. This conference will be held July 25-27, 2013 at the Beckman Center of the National Academy of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California. Expenses for attending this symposium are covered.
Phase One: By February 20, 2013: submit an application form (attached) that includes a brief (one page) research proposal for a project you would like to undertake if selected as a Beckman Scholar. We will arrange for unofficial St. Olaf transcripts for applicants. The proposal should be written for an audience of faculty from a variety of scientific disciplines. The Beckman Advisory Panel will review the phase one applications, and approximately four will be selected to proceed to phase two. The students selected to compete in the second phase will be notified by February 25.
Phase Two: Students selected for phase two will prepare a revised proposal in consultation with the proposed faculty mentor, give a short (~10 minute) presentation to the Beckman Advisory Panel, and respond to questions from the Panel in an interview format. Revised proposals are due March 6, 2013. Interviews and presentations will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
Questions? Contact Mary Walczak (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director, Collaborative Research and Inquiry Program