Monday, July 13, 2015

US EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Winners - 2015


Chemistry plays an important role in generating and creating molecular based solutions to many environmental challenges.  The US EPA recently announced its  2015 award winners in green chemistry.  To learn more about each innovation as well as previous winners, click the link below.

ACS Directory of Graduate Research: UPDATED!

The American Chemical Society has updated their free, searchable online database ( that provides a comprehensive compilation of information on graduate study in the chemical sciences at North American universities.  This website also provides the ability to find NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).  Two training videos on how to search the database are provided on the home page.

Here's what the ACS says about this site (my high-lighting):

The ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGRweb) is the most comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in North America.
ACS DGRweb is a must-have for all academic institutions and chemical-related businesses as it:
  • facilitates collaborations
  • enables networking across chemical subdisciplines
  • helps students with selecting graduate programs and research experiences for undergraduates

ACS DGRweb 2014 provides information on:
  • 668 academic departments
  • 8499 faculty members

and listings for:
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Materials
  • Marine Science
  • Toxicology
  • Environmental Science

The data on the DGRweb have been supplied by the respective departments according to policies established by the ACS Committee on Professional Training. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Entry-level positions in the analytical chemistry section, Forensic Science Services, BCA, St. Paul

From the Assistant Laboratory Director at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, St. Paul:

In the near future 2 positions will be listed as "Forensic Scientist-1 Trainee."
(Choose "Public Safety Dept" in the Department menu and click "Search" button at bottom of page.)

If you wish to be put on an email list to be notified of openings, check out the BCA website at:
Look at the "Laboratory positions" statement.

There is also information about Forensic Laboratory Internships at the careers website, above.