Wednesday, October 22, 2014

hemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University

I am writing to seek your assistance in identifying prospective students for the Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University. The CBI Program provides students with research and academic training that enables them to carry out interdisciplinary research as independent scientists. Students completing the program receive a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology.

The CBI Program brings together 31 faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and provides a diverse selection of research projects for CBI students. In order to assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year graduate students are supported by a NIH Chemical Biology Training Grant. During this time the CBI students carry out three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.

Since its establishment in 2005, the CBI Program has received an enthusiastic response, and we have attracted an excellent group of students. Our program has grown to over 30 Ph.D. students. With your help, we hope to continue expanding and developing this exciting program. Please feel free to contact me if you or any students are interested in learning more about the Chemistry-Biology Interface Program at Hopkins. You may also browse the CBI website which describes many facets of the program at  A pamphlet describing the CBI Program is available on our website. An image of the brochure is included below.  Please share our information with your colleagues and students.  Thank you for your assistance.

CBI Brochure 2014-2015


Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Application Instructions

Applications from previous years or from other scholarship programs may not be used.  Applications will be accepted through February 2nd for scholarships beginning the following summer.

A complete application consists of the following sections:

1.    Application Form
2.    References
3.    Transcripts
4.    SAT/ACT scores

Please Note: All parts of the application must be received by February 2, 2015. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be reviewed for awards.

1.  You cannot save the Application Form.  You must first gather all of the information needed for this application, fill out the form, and then submit it.  You will not be able to fill out parts of this form, save it, and come back to it later to complete it. Required fields have a red star next to them.  If any required fields do not apply to you, please type N/A in that field.   Please make sure that there is an answer in each one of the required fields or the form will not submit.  Be aware that you must attach a copy of your birth certificate or passport in PDF form to this application form.

2.  Please have three persons familiar with your academic preparation and your technical capabilities, preferably three faculty members who are familiar with your current academic work, fill out a reference form for you.  Instruct them to:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the NFUSP tab
  3. Complete and submit the reference form. 

3.  All official undergraduate transcripts must be emailed, faxed or mailed to the address below directly from the university registrar:

South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation  
Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program
1204 Whiskey Road, Suite F
Aiken, South Carolina 29803-4322

Fax: 803-642-4132

4.  SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly from the reporting agencies.  The SAT code is 7349 and the ACT code is 9067.  Scores earned before 2004 will not be accepted.

Contact or with questions or concerns. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Graduate Open House-Oct.15th

To interested potential graduate students!

The Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will be holding an Graduate School Open House ( on Wednesday, October 15th from 4-7:30pm.

Programmatic and research presentations will be held in A113 (2525 Pottsdamer Street) from 4-6pm, with research lab tours to continue from 6-7:30pm.

Come to learn about graduate opportunities for students with backgrounds in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology and other allied fields. Programmatic information will include minimums for admission as well as degree requirements. Special information about the department’s transition program for non-chemical or biomedical engineering students will be presented. Research talks will be presented by faculty to showcase opportunities for new students in the department.

Refreshments and door prizes will be available for registered participants.

Interested students may register at:

Additional information can be found at and by contacting the graduate coordinator, Dr. Samuel Grant (

We look forward to seeing you at the Open House!