Friday, November 21, 2014

Univ. of Tennessee Chemistry REU

We are now accepting applications to our 2015 REU, so we would like for students in your department to first know about it.

It’s a 10-week program. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Selected students will be joining a research group to work with faculty members and graduate students on a specific project. They will also receive free housing, free parking on campus, and a stipend around $5,000. 

We also offer 9 seminars in all areas of chemistry throughout the program along with many workshops such as resume building and ethics. Last year participants also visited Oak Ridge National Lab and Eastman Chemical Company. We plan to continue offering site visits this year.
It’s a great opportunity for students who are interested in research or would like to consider grad school after graduation.
More information can be found at: Online application:

The application deadline is February 1st 2015.
Please forward this to all that you think will be interested and do not hesitate to contact me if you or your students have any questions.

Thank you and have a good day!

Rachel Ru, Ph.D.
Recruiting, Publicity and Development Coordinator
Department of Chemistry
Buehler Hall 616
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-8019

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Ventrure looking for CHEM intern - Spring 2015

My name is Roxanne Kaiser, and I am a senior in the Scheller College of Business. Currently, I am in the process of beginning two start-up companies, one of which, desperately needs the assistance of a chemistry or (preferably) organic chemistry student.

I was hoping you may direct me on how I may go about finding a student in the Chemistry department who would be willing/interested to work part-time on a product development project (and being compensated for their time and work).

Any and all insight from you would be greatly appreciated, as this is a huge step for me to move forward with my business! Thank you in advance for your help and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Kindest regards,
Roxanne kaiser

Roxanne K. Kaiser
Supply Chain Management
Operations & Logistics
Georgia Institute of Technology

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2015 InVenture Prize

The 2015 InVenture Prize is looking for Georgia Tech students (or recent graduates) with interesting ideas for possible inventions. It normally attracts engineers, but I believe science students are every bit as innovative. The InVenture Prize Competition is now the largest college invention competition in the nation, and often students are intimidated. They forget that our finalists and winners often started as a simple idea in somebody’s dorm room.  In addition to their own ideas, these inventions may be derived from class projects, or even research where the original idea was not derived from faculty or external funding, as students retain all intellectual property rights for their invention. We are asking your help to identify potential InVenture Prize contestants you may know and encourage them to sign-up for the InVenture Prize Competition at . If these students have any questions, want any advice about developing their inventions, or are looking for additional team members to complement their skills, please encourage them to reach out to me ( or Chris Reaves ( from the Center for Academic Enrichment. Feel free to share this message with your colleagues.

Your help is greatly appreciated in this matter,

Pete Ludovice
Director, Center for Academic Enrichment
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
(404) 385-4026

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

REU: MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program

MIT summer research program - Summer 2015

You may be familiar with the Amgen Scholars Program, a summer research
program in science and biotechnology.  The Massachusetts Institute of
Technology is a participant in the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program for a ninth
year.  UROP is MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The
mission of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is to provide students with a
strong science research experience that may be pivotal in their
undergraduate career, cultivate a passion for science, encourage the
pursuit of graduate studies in the sciences, and stimulate interest in
research and scientific careers.

During the summer 2014 program, MIT hosted 15 visiting scholars who
engaged in research under the supervision of MIT's foremost faculty and
leading researchers.  In addition to the visiting scholars, ten MIT
undergraduates participated in the program. Over the past eight summers,
over 200 students have conducted research through this program.

We are soliciting applications for students to engage in research as part
of the summer 2015 Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. I request your assistance
in distributing this announcement to your colleagues and encouraging young
scholars on your campus to submit an application. While spending a summer
in Boston and gaining research experience, your students will be paid a
stipend; room, board and transportation to and from Boston will also be
covered by their appointment. All students will live on-campus in one of
our undergraduate residences. This community of young scholars will share
in the excitement of research by participating in a faculty-led seminar
series, workshops, poster session and a mid-summer symposium at UCLA
(travel, room and board are covered).

MIT is delighted to invite undergraduate students from other colleges and
universities to join our research enterprise. We value the knowledge,
experience and enthusiasm these young scholars will bring to our campus
and appreciate this opportunity to build a relationship with your faculty
and campus.

I have attached a brief description of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program.
The URL listed on the document directs interested faculty and students to
a website with additional details, application and contact information.

Thank you for sharing this information with your colleagues and
undergraduate students. We look forward to receiving applications from
your students.


Julie B. Norman
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Director, Office of
Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming