Thursday, January 27, 2011
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now taking
applications for its 8-week long summer research program for undergraduates (REU) and veterinary students (REV) interested in research at the interface between mathematics and biology. The program takes place May 31- July 22, 2011, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Undergraduate majors in biology, math, and related fields, veterinary
students, and high school math and biology teachers will live on campus and work in teams with UTK faculty. Disease modeling, population dynamics, behavioral ecology and intracellular transport processes are among this year's research topics. Stipend and housing are provided along with some funding for travel.
First-year students are welcome to apply.
Application Deadline: February 18, 2011
To apply to the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), go to
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Chemistry Department of Wellesley College is pleased to announce that we have received funding for our summer National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site program for the summer of 2011. We would be grateful if you would forward this email to interested students.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Applications can be picked up in the Chemistry Department Office RNS 336
Prof. Gustavo A. Carri, Ph.D.
The University of Akron
Department of Polymer Science
Akron, OH 44325-3909
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Position Description: The main role of the technician is the preparation of materials to be used by students in the teaching laboratory, and assist in the instruction of the students in the proper and safe use of the laboratory equipment. The technician will also assist in the ordering of supplies, maintaining laboratory equipment and carrying out simple repairs.
Qualifications: Applicants should have: good writing and communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team and the ability to carry out administrative, management and instruction tasks associated with a teaching laboratory. Practical knowledge of computers and standard software packages (Word, Excel and Access) is important. As the language of instruction at the Petroleum Institute is English, the Laboratory Technician must be proficient in both spoken and written English. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage, but is not required.
The successful candidate should have a Bachelors level degree in Chemistry. Foreign applicants who are currently working in the UAE must be in possession of a transferable visa.
Chemistry Laboratory Technician
The Petroleum Institute
Advanced University Placement
United Arab Emirates
Date Posted: Jan. 17, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Learn more about Green Corps by clicking on the title of this blog.
** Applications for training program due January 28th, 2011 – apply online today at http://www.greencorps.org/
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.
In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2011-2012. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.
If you think you’re one of those people, visit http://www.greencorps.org/
Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2011 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.
Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into a health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. Green Corps offers paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.
And when you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.
There is an order form in the Chemistry Dept. office. A bunch of daffodils is $10 (no vase) or $15 (with vase). There are also "dainty daffodils," "Bear and Bunch," "Gift of Hope," "Bear Hugs," "Sunshine Bouquet," etc. Delivery is March 7-11. A great alternative to Flower Friday in the PO's!
About Daffodil Days
You can give hope to people facing cancer and save lives by supporting the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days program. The Daffodil Days program is your chance to fight back against cancer by raising funds and awareness to help beat the disease. While the Daffodil Days program involves offering daffodils every spring to donors in appreciation for their contributions, it is about more than just giving beautiful flowers — it is everyone’s opportunity to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life.
The dollars you raise through the Daffodil Days program do make a difference. Your support allows the American Cancer Society to save lives and create a world with more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer.
About Gift of Hope
Each Daffodil Days participant has the opportunity to donate a Gift of Hope in any denomination. A Gift of Hope donation funds cancer research, educational programs, advocacy, services for cancer patients and their families, and furthers the mission of the American Cancer Society. The Gift of Hope also enables your American Cancer Society to deliver flowers anonymously to cancer patients at medical centers and facilities in your community. Gifts of Hope are not delivered to specific cancer patients, nor are the donor’s name attached to the gift.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
SUMR Program 2011 Features
- June 6 - July 29, 2011
- An 8-week research project conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences (Optional 10-week program available).
- Weekly seminar series - a forum for discussions emphasizing how science and medicine intersect
- Clinical case-based learning exercise - discussion of mechanisms underlying disease process
- Career development seminars (e.g. MD/PhD admissions; personal and research statement writing)
- Physician - scientist clinical shadowing experience (2-4 afternoons during the 8-week period)
- Social and mentoring activities with MD/PhD students
- Optional emergency room shadowing experience (~4 times during the 8-week period)
- Sample of SUMR Program Calendar of Events (from 2010 program)
- $3000 for the eight week period
- Lodging in University housing facility
- Travel allowance for transportation to/from Iowa City
- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
- Will graduate from college in the 2011-2012 academic year
- Major in biological or physical science
- Prior research experience
- A completed online application form
- Official transcript(s) from undergraduate institution(s)
- Two letters of recommendation (At least one letter must come from your primary research mentor).
- Apply by February 7, 2011
Medical Scientist Training Program
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: (800) 551-6787 or (319) 335-8303
Fax: (319) 335-6634
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC)
The SRC light source is funded by the National Science Foundation and uses an electron storage ring to provide synchrotron light as a tool for doing scientific research. We are located southeast of Madison, Wisconsin.
Our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program runs for 10 weeks from May 31 through August 6, 2011. Participants will work with a mentor, graduate students and SRC scientists in the completion of a research project. The experience culminates with, among other things, participation in a poster session and a presentation at a research symposium. Participants receive a generous stipend in addition to paid travel to and from Madison, housing, health insurance (if needed), transportation to SRC, and a partial meal allowance. Participants are housed on the UW-Madison campus and interact with other summer program students of various disciplines creating a community of research scholars.
Participants and projects from previous years can be seen online at:
For more information including eligibility requirements, abstracts of previous projects, and a flyer about the program, visit our website at http://www.src.wisc.edu/outreach/reu/.
The deadline for applying to the program is February 15, 2011.
Monday, January 3, 2011
The formal program consists of lecture and laboratory components which cover the fundamentals of nuclear theory, radiochemistry, nuclear instrumentation, radiological safety, and applications to related fields. In addition, there are special symposia, guest lectures, and field trips to nearby research centers; typical topics are:
- nuclear medicine
- nuclear power
- fundamental particle physics
- environmental radiochemistry
Candidates should be undergraduate "hard" science or engineering majors who will complete their sophomore or junior year by June 2011. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. No previous experience in nuclear science is necessary.Applications due: February 1, 2011Contact Prof. Epp for more information about what the experience is like; he is a graduate of the program.
The application deadline is February 15, 2011. Selected students will be notified in late-February. The full-time, 10-week program will start in late May and run until the end of July. Participants will receive a stipend of $4500 plus accommodations with kitchen facilities in university housing, and help with travel expenses to and from Atlanta.
For more information, click the title of this blog.