News and Information Archive

Unique Summer Opportunity for Undergraduates: DOE & ACS Nuclear Chemistry Summer Schools 2023

01/25/2023 - 10:10

The prestigious Department of Energy and American Chemical Society sponsored Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer Schools (NCSS) is seeking curious and highly motivated students with strong science backgrounds to participate. Students receive an all-expense paid opportunity to complete a 6-week summer course (June 12, 2023 – July 21, 2023) in Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry in either California at San Jose State University or New York at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Students also earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or Stony Brook University (The State University of New York). Selected students also receive a stipend of $4,000 for the 6-week program.

CPI & CHARM REU Program

01/17/2023 - 11:48
CPI & CHARM REU Program

The Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI) and the Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Material (CHARM) are looking for the next generation of scientists and engineers to participate in our 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Program.


 

Paid Summer Research Internship in STEM Education

04/13/2022 - 15:56

The SEISMIC (Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses (SEISMIC) project, a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary collaboration of ten large public research universities centered on making large introductory STEM courses equitable and inclusive, has a paid summer research internship opportunity in STEM Education through their 'SEISMIc Scholars" project for undergraduate students.

Here is a little bit more details about the SEISMIC Scholars.

 

What is SEISMIC Scholars?

The SEISMIC Scholars opportunity is a paid, remote summer research internship to connect undergraduate students with SEISMIC members who are developing educational tools and conducting research to understand how to enhance equity and inclusion in large, STEM introductory courses. As a SEISMIC Scholar, you will engage in various activities over the summer, including participating in data collection and analysis, attending weekly professional development seminars, connecting with other SEISMIC collaborators through the SEISMIC Summer Meeting, and presenting your work in a student colloquium at the end of the summer.

 

More information about the internship and how to apply for it can be found at this link. The deadline to apply is fast approaching: 4/24.

 

Happy to answer any questions folks may have.

 

Abdi

 

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Abdi Warfa, PhD., Assistant Professor
Department of Biology Teaching + Learning

College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
5-210E Moos Tower, 515 Delaware Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tell (Office): 612-626-1696

Is Consulting In Your Future?

04/13/2022 - 15:02

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iTMnZrvfGySrQr55VIgy8BDLDE8OZ-zWKuLjNGkhJhA/edit

If you have an interest in consulting careers and want to learn a little more about it please use the link to the Google Doc above.

 

Opportunity at Berkeley

02/16/2022 - 12:46

Spending a semester or year away from campus can be a transformative experience for college students, and we here at UC Berkeley would like to bring a new visiting-student program offered by the UC Berkeley College of Chemistry, the world’s #1-ranked Chemistry faculty, to your attention. 

The Berkeley Global Chemistry Visiting Student Program  is a semester-length cohort-based program for undergraduates focused on either Computational Chemistry or Chemical Biology. Students will choose between these two tracks and participate in specialized upper-division coursework alongside Berkeley undergraduates and their international cohort peers. 

In addition to the wide range of upper-division Chemistry offerings and the opportunity to study alongside Berkeley students and professors, visiting Chemistry students will have an opportunity to seek undergraduate research training through joining faculty laboratories, attend professional and academic networking events, and connect to UC Berkeley Chemistry’s wide and active alumni network. 

If you or another member of your department would be interested in learning more about programming, course transfer, or anything else related to the Chemistry Visiting Student Program, our team would welcome an opportunity to detail how Berkeley’s study-away programming could complement the work of your Chemistry department to provide your students with opportunities for intellectual growth and career exploration. 

If you are interested, but feel this email would be better directed to your university’s study-away office, we would appreciate your endorsement and a forward on to the appropriate point of contact. Please reach out if you’d like to connect over Zoom or through email; we look forward to hearing from you.  

Regards,

M. Colette Plum, Ph.D.
Director for Recruitment (interim)
Study Abroad, Summer Sessions, University Extension

Oregon Center for Electrochemistry

11/15/2021 - 09:56

Graduating seniors are encouraged to apply to a new accelerated MS internship program in Electrochemical Technology. The program is focused on launching students’ careers in the growing electrochemistry industry (batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers, sensors, corrosion, plating, etc.). The program includes 6-months of intense lecture, laboratory, and project-based electrochemistry coursework including Python programming, design of experiments, and professional development followed by a 9-month paid internship, ideally leading to full-time employment. https://electrochemistry.uoregon.edu/masters-internship-program/

Our class of 2021 received an average (annualized) salary of $75,0000 during their internships. (https://electrochemistry.uoregon.edu/masters-internship-program/class-of-2021/) We plan to accept 30 students in the fall of 2022 and would be glad to see a student or two from U. Minnesota join the class of 2023. Interested students should email [email protected] with an unofficial transcript and resume to receive an application fee waiver. The early decision deadline is December 15th and the priority application deadline is February 15th.

Search for an Environmental Engineering Laboratory and Instrumentation Manager at Michigan Tech

10/11/2021 - 15:03

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering (CEGE) at Michigan Tech invites applications for an Environmental Engineering Laboratory and Instrumentation Manager. The individual who fills this position will support the research and teaching activities of the Environmental Engineering Program within CEGE. Details about the position, qualifications, and the application process can be found in the attached document.

Michigan Tech's beautiful campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is located just a few miles from Lake Superior. The area's waters, forests, and abundant snowfall offer Nordic and alpine skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, and paddling opportunities. Historic downtown Houghton is active with locally owned shops, eateries, high-tech companies, music festivals, and parades. We embrace our size, climate, sense of adventure, and originality.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Welcome Event

09/28/2021 - 15:30

DEI Fall Welcome Event on Friday October 1st from 12-2 pm on the lawn in front of Smith. We will be serving cake, cookies, and lemonade. The purpose of this welcoming event is to bring together members of our community to discuss what you, as a part of the chemistry department, want to see from the DEI committee this year.

Bell Museum Interpretive Guide

09/28/2021 - 09:56

Museum Interpretive Guides deliver Bell Museum experiences to PreK–12 school groups and public audiences. This position facilitates visitor learning in areas of the museum including the exhibit galleries, Touch and See Lab, and special programming. Other duties include assisting at museum events on and offsite. This position benefits from experience and general knowledge in the natural sciences and natural history, as well as presentation and customer service skills. Availability during weekdays, mornings, evenings, and/or weekends is preferred. Winter break and spring semester availability needed.

Pay Range: $10.50-$12.00

 

To learn more or apply visit:

 UMN Job Board ID: 343684

Handshake ID: 5417853

 

Please direct questions about the position to Kate Sigurdson, [email protected]

Meet the Artist for New Chemistry Teaching Building

03/22/2021 - 09:59

TODAY at 6pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://umn.zoom.us/j/94163069766?pwd=UVRzNi9kYkFrY1Ywa0RUOVZtUHBXdz09

Meeting ID: 941 6306 9766

Passcode: 4T2Q48

You are invited to “bring a friend” or two — if you’d like!

ALSO — anyone who cannot make it — please feel invited to make additional entries into the google form!  Share the link with any students you know who might want to contribute.

THANK YOU!

Lee

Google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7B3yxWp05XC9NcYpxvgSZ19tH_1eLPcUMBvXjvJrioh2TZg/viewform?usp=sf_link

CONTRIBUTIONS:

Connection, progress, stewardship, understanding; humility in the face of nature; a gathering of minds to appreciate chemistry and understanding of the world

Chemistry needs to be more intersectional than it has been and is now in order to help bring the world into a more equitable and verdant future. It is rare to see chemistry and science based installations reflect anything other than the monolith it has been and I think any artwork that depicts it should be aspirational of what it could be instead of resigning to what it has been. While it may not bring direct change and there is much more to be done, it gives conversations a starting place and may help underrepresented people to see a place for themselves within the pursuit of science.

Fulfill need, give rest, provide warmth, aid responsibility, grow

Course Number Changes

03/13/2021 - 12:35

The course number of three chemistry courses have changed (not the content just the numbering so they can count in the minor).

CHEM 2101 = CHEM 3101
CHEM 2111 = CHEM 3111
CHEM 3121 = CHEM 3121

SWE Webinar

03/13/2021 - 12:32

HeforSWE Webinar: Monday, March 29th, 7:00PM-8:00PM

Come learn about gender bias on our campus and beyond! Hear from a panel of gophers and alumni as well as Professor John Green of NDSU. Green has led unique initiatives on his campus to advocate for women in STEM, and will be speaking on "Engaging Men as Allies for Gender Equality". Everyone is welcome! Register here.

Research now and thru the summer

03/08/2021 - 09:57

We are heading up a large pilot study in collaboration with Jacobs Engineering and a Minnesota water utility. The pilot plant will include lime softening, ozone and ozone/AOP, GAC-biofiltration, chloramination, and pipe loops. The goals of the project include: 1) assess the potential benefits of preoxidation at limiting disinfection byproducts including NDMA and at removing trace organic contaminants (so-called CECs), 2) assess the effects of preoxidation on biofilter performance including particle removal and headloss, 3) assess the effects of treatment changes on distributed water quality including corrosion of premise plumbing (i.e., Pb and Cu), and 4) provide results that can be used for designing an upgraded full-scale facility.

Undergraduate researchers are needed immediately, in the summer, and in the fall semester. If interested, please send a resume and unofficial transcript to  Prof. Ray Hozalski ([email protected])

Green Chem Research

03/08/2021 - 09:55

The Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Coatings and Polymeric are running an exciting Green Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer at North Dakota State University! We welcome students interested in green chemistry from diverse educational settings at varying stages of their training. Each REU student will work with an individual Research Mentor for 10 weeks, maximizing the one-on-one mentoring experience. 

 

Application 

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.ndsu.edu/scimath/green_chemistry_reu/

Application deadline: March 26, 2021.

Stipend: $5,000 plus on-campus housing and a meal plan  

 

Town hall meeting 

Students and faculty interested in our program are invited to attend a town hall meeting on Zoom. The program directors will give an overview of the program, and faculty mentors will provide a brief overview of their projects. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with faculty mentors in breakout rooms.

 

Zoom link for Green Chemistry REU Town Hall (March 20, 2021; 10:00 a.m. CT)

https://ndsu.zoom.us/j/94865717626

Please sent a brief note to Alexey Leontyev ([email protected]) if you plan to attend. 

 

For more information, you can also contact program directors Alexey Leontyev ([email protected]) or Mukund Sibi ([email protected]). 

REU Summer Opportunity

03/08/2021 - 09:53

The AIChE Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum have created a distributed REU program for students interested in getting research experience. The summer 2021 REU will be virtual, with flexible start dates to accommodate student schedules. 

The program welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and especially those who might be interested in computational research, but have not yet had opportunities. Interested students can learn more about the program, and apply, by visiting https://www.comsefscholars.org. In addition, questions can be directed to [email protected] 

Applications are due March 15, 2021.

Webinar about CSE exchange in Trondheim, Norway on Thursday, Feb. 25 @ 11am

02/19/2021 - 15:04

Curious about going on a study exchange to Norway? CSE's exchange partner, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), invites you to a virtual study fair to learn more about the university, the application process and life as an exchange student at Norway’s largest university.

The webinar is hosted by NTNU staff and will start with a short presentation about NTNU, then followed by a Q&A session.

When: Thursday, February 25th at 11am in Minneapolis (18:00 UTC +1 Oslo time)

Where:  https://NTNU.zoom.us/s/94145324273  

NTNU is a great option for CSE students who are junior and seniors.  Even if you don't plan on going abroad for fall 2021 but you are interested in Norway, please check out this webinar. 

For inspiration, check out NTNU's university web page and exchange information as well as this video about studying in Trondheim in the wintertime.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program proposals due Monday, Feb. 22

02/08/2021 - 09:34

Get paid to do research!


Submit your research proposal now to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for Summer 2021.

About UROP

UROP offers funding to University of Minnesota undergraduate students to work on a research project with a faculty mentor. UROP provides a stipend of up to $1,500 for approximately 120 hours of research.

To Apply:

In order to submit a complete application, you will need:

faculty mentor information

project title, project description and goals, project significance

timeline, background experience

funds requested and an itemized budget, if requesting expense money

project proposal of up to three pages that explains your research question, methodology, research plan, and expected outcome(s) to be uploaded at the end of the application.

You also can make an appointment with a Peer Research Consultant who can demystify the research process, help you figure out how to get started with research, go over deadlines and next steps, and answer general questions.

Summer 2021 applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. There will be an additional deadline for Fall 2021 projects on Monday, June 28.
Visit the UROP website to apply or find more information including sample proposals, tips on finding a faculty mentor, and program details. 

MedSchool Prep & Tips

02/03/2021 - 15:50

Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 6pm Allison Leopold (daughter of Professors Ken & Doreen Leopold) will be giving a presentation on Applying To Medical School, Tips and Preparation. All are welcome to attend on Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting https://umn.zoom.us/j/99897608216

 

Please share with your friends interested in Medical School. This will not cover other health science programs. If you have an interest in another program presentation let me know.

New Course

12/09/2020 - 16:01

I am writing to let you know about an exciting course being offered this Spring called "Science Court: Strengthening Democracy through Rational Discourse" (HSEM 3511H).  This course aims to combat the polarization and gridlock that is gripping our society.  The students taking the course will select a controversial social or political topic, study it to determine facts based on sound scientific research, and then argue it within a mock trial format in front of a jury of citizens recruited from the public.  All aspects of the trial, from preparations to verdict, will be widely reported through a compelling podcast (developed by the students) and documented on social media and on a website to educate the public and to create a record of this unique one-of-a-kind class.

Science Court is taught through the University Honors Program, but it is open to a limited number of non-Honors students.  We're looking for good students interested in being involved in a practical effort to make a change.  We want students from all backgrounds and majors to ensure a heterogeneous mix of views.  The course will be taught remotely and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:15 PM. For more about the course (including a short talk describing the project) see:

https://scicourt.umn.edu/science-court-hsem-3511h

To apply for a spot, fill in this form:

https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_byzlKSE7CbkrJOt

If you have any questions, contact Prof. Ellad Tadmor <[email protected]>.  Places are very limited for non-Honors students, so act soon!

(If you are an Honors Student, you do not need to fill in the form. You can just sign up for HSEM 3511H.)

Sincerely,

Ellad Tadmor

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 Ellad B. Tadmor, Professor

 Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
 University of Minnesota
 107 Akerman Hall, 110 Union St SE
 Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

 tel:  612-625-6642
 fax:  612-626-1558
 web:  https://dept.aem.umn.edu/~tadmor
       http://modelingmaterials.org (book website)
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Guidance for STEM Undergrads

12/06/2020 - 20:00

Feeling flustered in your STEM major? Clueless about navigating the research experience? Sick about hearing "what are you going to do with that?" whenever someone asks about your degree?

The Association of Multicultural Scientists and MOSAIC invites you to our "Guidance for STEM Undergrads" panel! iThis event features a selection of STEM graduate students with valuable advice about goal setting, lessons from their STEM journeys, and and other useful bits of information.

This event will be hosted on Zoom on Tuesday, December 8th, from 4:30pm - 5:45pm. RSVP at this link to let us know you're coming, and to ask us questions that you want answered: https://forms.gle/Sso7PeCCt3HUson6A
Zoom links will be sent out closer to the date.

Contact [email protected] for questions and comments. We are so excited to be hosting our first ever undergraduate event, we hope to see you soon!

Best,
Association of Multicultural Scientists

ECOLAB Opportunitites

11/09/2020 - 13:14

Apply now for an Ecolab Sustainability Experiential Education Scholarship! Deadline December 4th.

Internships: All scholarship award recipients will secure an internship at one of several pre-identified sites for up to 14 hours per week during the Spring Semester. Students will receive up to $1,750 depending on their internship time commitment. 

HECUA ES: Ecolab Sustainability HECUA Scholarships provide support for students with demonstrated financial need who are accepted into the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs Environmental Sustainability (HECUA ES) program.

Student-Initiated Leadership Projects: These scholarships support students who need funding to free themselves up to spend time leading projects to address environmental grand challenges. Projects can be led on or off campus, but student applicants must identify a UMN Faculty or staff person who is able to serve as project advisor.

CSE Mentor Program student registration is open

09/08/2020 - 12:56

The CSE Mentor Program matches current CSE students with industry professionals working in science, engineering, or actuarial fields. During these uncertain times, a mentor can be a valuable source of information on the changing job market, and how to best position yourself for the career you want. Mentors can also provide guidance on succeeding academically, balancing school, work, and life, and building lifelong skills like stress management. The CSE Mentor Program can set the groundwork for a lasting professional network and provide access to an insider's perspective on navigating your internship or job search, career path, and preparing for the transition from college life to the workplace.

The CSE Mentor Program is open to all CSE sophomores, juniors, and seniors. There is a specialized actuarial science option for interested students. First-year students are asked to wait a year to gain academic experience and perspective. 

Register now!

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 25.

MURAJ Call for Student Journal Reviewers

09/07/2020 - 19:47

MURAJ is seeking diverse and motivated students to be reviewers on our team in the 2020-2021 school year. Launched in 2016, MURAJ brings together students, the University Libraries, and the Office of Undergraduate Research to produce a peer-reviewed journal that celebrates undergraduate research on the Twin Cities campus. 

As a reviewer, the students will be an essential part of a professional journal, receive training on how to provide constructive reviews, and engage with the broader UMN research community. Reviewers are expected to commit approximately 15 hours of work per semester, including attendance at hour-long biweekly meetings. Reviewing commitments are anticipated to be at their highest around January.

Interested students can apply here for reviewer positions by 11:59 pm CT on Friday, October 2nd. We will also hold an interest session for reviewing or publishing in MURAJ at 6:00 pm CT on Monday, September 14th through the Zoom meeting at z.umn.edu/InfoMURAJ.

If students want to submit research of their own this year, we invite them to join the submission interest mailing list here and watch for more news in early fall.