Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Join the celebration

Professor Wes Pearson '54 will retire following Spring term 2015.  The current faculty and emeriti congratulate him and celebrate his many contributions to St. Olaf.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Summer research at Georgia Tech

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

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2015

Program Description:  Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate majors are invited to apply for a ten-week (May 24- July 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. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Summer Research, University of Utah

Join undergraduates from colleges and universities across the United States. Engage in full-time, cutting-edge research on a project of your choice from June 1 - July 31, 2015.

REU Research Areas

  • Bioelectrocatalysis
  • Biophysics/Structural Biology
  • Biosensors
  • Catalysys
  • Chemical Biology Fuel Cells
  • Drug Design
  • Electrochemistry
  • Epigenetics
  • Fuel Cells
  • Interfacial Chemistry
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Photonics
  • Polymers and Nanomaterials
  • Spectroscopy
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Synthetic Chemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Theoretical Chemistry
The program includes:
  • Stipend of $5,000
  • Travel allowance
  • Room and board
  • Training and research
  • Weekly luncheon seminars
  • Activities with other University of Utah REU programs
  • Outdoor adventures in the spectacular Wasatch mountains
  • Culminating symposium
Our online REU application is http://www.chem.utah.edu/news/reunews.php.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

NASA Summer Research

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)
The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates majoring in any of the STEM disciplines to apply for participation in the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2015).  The purpose of the Student Airborne Research Program is to provide students with hands-on experience in all aspects of a major Earth Science research campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others. 
Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes.  Participants will fly onboard and assist in the operation of instruments on the NASA DC-8 research aircraft to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands.  Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites.  Each student will develop an individual research project from the data collected.

Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel. The eight-week program begins June 14, 2015 and concludes August 7, 2015.  Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine.
SARP participants will receive free housing and transportation during the 8-week program, a $3000 stipend, plus a $3000 travel and food allowance.  
Applicants must be US citizens.
Applications can be found at the SARP 2015 website www.nserc.und.edu/sarp/sarp-2015
Specific questions about the program can be emailed to: SARP2015@nserc.und.edu
Application Deadline: Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
Watch a video about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjRYmVKbqSw

Friday, December 5, 2014

Summer Research in Oklahoma

The program's focus is Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior.   The project is funded by the National Science Foundation.The goal of this program is to provide 10 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of animal  and human behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects.  Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research. Students selected for the program will be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week for research; thus, it is not possible to be enrolled in courses or other activities during the program.

To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.  Each student will reside in a campus dormitory (at no cost to the student) and receive $500 per week to cover food and other living expenses.  Students will receive a $500 travel stipend to pay for their travel to and from campus and a $500 additional stipend, if students present research at an academic conference.

Information about how to submit an application is available at: 
http://psychology.okstate.edu/faculty/kennison/osunsfreu.htm

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Summer Research in Nebraska

Nebraska's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at conducting cutting edge social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more. 
 
Summer 2015 programs include:
During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.
 
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review beginsMonday, February 2 and all applications must be completed by Monday, March 2.Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

University of Iowa Biochemistry Summer Research

University of Iowa biochemistry summer research program -- 

Full-time, hands-on research in biochemistry and related topics
Enrichment activities, including weekly seminars and workshops on graduate school and careers in science
The opportunity to present findings in a campus-wide poster session
Planned social outings
A $4,250 stipend
Free housing in a dormitory on the University of Iowa campus

visit their web sitehttp://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/biochemistry/undergrad/bsurf/