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September 10, 2018

Free Lab and Office Supplies at SURPLUS

Filed under: Announcements @ 9:31 am

If you belong to a department on campus and need office or lab supplies, visit the Surplus warehouse between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, to get some for free. To participate, choose items priced at $5 or less, with a limit of $20 total per visit. Items must be a cash sale or marked with white price tags. Visit the front desk to log your items before leaving

COS New Student Welcome

Filed under: Announcements @ 8:00 am

Join us again for another wonderful warm College of Science welcome to our new students on Tuesday, September 18th from 1:30-3:00 PM outside of Kidder Hall on the Library Quad. We’ll be serving rootbeer floats again, and socializing with our student clubs, incoming students, and colleagues. Please encourage your faculty and students to join us on this great tradition.

September 5, 2018

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs: Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral

Filed under: Announcements @ 8:35 am

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granteddeferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program¹, political asylees, andrefugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities

1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.


  • Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation–$25,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Predoctoral: December 13, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 8, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

Thank you for your assistance.


Sincerely yours,

H. Ray Gamble

Director, Fellowships Office
500 5th Street NW, Keck 531
Washington, DC 20001

ORISE DOD Virtual Career Fair

Filed under: Announcements @ 8:32 am
Just a reminder that registration is now open for the L.I.V.E. ORISE Department of Defense Sponsors Virtual Career Fair taking place on Wednesday, September 19th from 11 a.m. EST – 3:00 p.m. EST. During L.I.V.E., you can interact with DOD Scientists, ORISE recruiters, explore program booths and learn about the ORISE experience.
You can register today by going to:
Whether you are an undergraduate, a recent graduate or a graduate student, you’ll be able to find a program at ORISE that best fits your career goals. We hope to see you there!
Below are the ORISE DOD programs that will be represented by mentors at the career fair:
•       US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
•       US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease (USAMRIID)
•       US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)
•       US Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)
•       National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
•       US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
•       US Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
•       US Army Corps of Engineers – Environmental Lab (USACE-EL)
ORISE Recruiters will be available to discuss research opportunities at the following facilities:
•       US Army Public Health Command (USAPHC)
•       US Army Environmental Command (USAEC)
•       US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Command (USAECBC)
•       US Army Research Lab (ARL)
•       US Army Training Support Command (USATSC)
•       US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Department of Public Works (DPW)
•       US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development & Engineering Center  (AMRDEC)
•       US Army Medical Research Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
•       US Army Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (USAWRAIR)
•       US Army Center for Environmental Health (USACEHR)
•       US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR)
•       US Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center  (USATATRC)
•       US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
•       US Army Corps of Engineers – Engineering Research Development Command (USACE-ERDC)
•       National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
•       Defense  POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)
•       US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)
•       US Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton & San Antonio (NAMRU)
•       US Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC)
•       US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM)
•       Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL)
September 4, 2018

NRC Research Associateship Programs Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards

Filed under: Announcements @ 1:10 pm

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoraland senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awardsinclude generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, andhigher for additional experience. Limited graduate level awards are also available. These awardsprovide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped andstaffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanentresidents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Four annual review cycles:

  • November: Opens September 1; Closes November 1
  • February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1
  • May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1
  • August: Opens June 1; Closes August

Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

Thank you for your assistance. For more information:

Phone: 202-334-2760




Sincerely yours,

  1. Ray Gamble

Director, Fellowships Office

500 5th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

Research and Development Internship at OnTo Technology

Filed under: Announcements @ 8:15 am

OnTo develops technologies for recycling and reclamation of lithium-ion battery materials for electric vehicle and other applications.


The Company is accepting applications for an ONAMI Graduate Student Internship position in industrial research and development.  A successful applicant will have interest and experience in  (1) experimental physical sciences, (2) chemical process engineering (3) mechanical engineering and/or (4) automation engineering.


A successful chemistry intern will handle air sensitive compounds, build batteries, deconstruct batteries, characterize materials, program battery testing protocols, develop chemical processes.  A successful engineering intern will program machinery, perform separations and chemical processes on battery materials. The internship anticipates prioritization of chemistry; however, The Company anticipates hiring in all of these areas.


MS students studying chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics engineering, automation engineering, physics or materials science are encouraged to apply.  OnTo is located in Bend, Oregon, which is where the intern will be working.  The position is anticipated to start mid-September (17) 2018 or mid-October (9) 2018, and be completed in June 2019 (assuming 9 months).   The intern will be mentored by Dr. Steve Sloop, President of OnTo Technology LLC.



Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and three reference contacts to

August 29, 2018

FT TT-track Faculty position – Colorado School of Mines

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 8:42 am

The Department of Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines has an opening for a tenured/tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level (any discipline). We would be grateful if you could share the attached information with your department. Information on the position can be found here.


August 28, 2018

ACS Professional Training

Filed under: Announcements @ 8:31 am

As the chairperson of an ACS approved program, I hope that you’ll be excited to hear some of the new initiatives that are coming out of the ACS Office of Professional Training (OPT) and the Committee on Professional Training (CPT):

  1. We now have a new logo for ACS approved programs.  This logo can be used on your websites to advertise to students that your chemistry program is approved by the ACS.  Students can also use this image on their posters (or slides) when presenting at local, national, or international meetings.   I’ve attached a full color version in two formats, but we can also provide others if requested (black and white, other formats etc.)
  2. We are currently interested in recruiting faculty members to act as visiting associates for CPT.  Visiting associates perform short (1.2 day) site visits to institutions that are seeking approval.  We typically send out teams of 2 and the site visits occur about 3 times/academic year.  We’re asking you, as chairs of approved programs to forward this message to your faculty members.  If they are interested in participating, or knowing more about the responsibilities of acting as a visiting associate, please have them complete this form:


We’ll also be moving forward with more interactive webinars and tutorials as well as reaching out to the community for thoughts regarding the upcoming revision of ACS Guidelines for Approved Programs.  If you have any questions or comments for us, please feel free to contact me.


August 27, 2018

Call for Nominations: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Filed under: Funding Opportunity @ 8:17 am

Deadline for receipt of materials: October 1, 2018

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. (Information about past recipients of the Cross Award is available here.)

The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout her career, Pat Cross helped the higher education community better understand our students, their characteristics, and their needs, and recognize what our responsibilities should be. Her ground-breaking scholarship paved the way for a legacy of work on age, socioeconomic class, gender, race, sexual orientation, and numerous other aspects of intersectional social identity.

Please visit our site for complete information.

All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master’s degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2019.)

Applicants must demonstrate:

1. Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility; and

2. Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.

Nomination Process
A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered:

1. Nomination letter from a faculty member or administrator;
2. Supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator;
3. Statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria;
4. A copy of the student’s curriculum vitae.

Nominations can be submitted anytime, but no later than October 1, 2018. Nominees must also complete an online form with all contact information. Only complete nominations will be considered.

The Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U’s 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, January 23–26, 2019. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.

The award includes travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.

The awards will be announced in December 2018, and recognized at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting in January.

August 24, 2018

Gilbert Hall / GBAD Renovation update (8/20-24/18)

Filed under: Announcements @ 2:26 pm

GBAD 209

Gilbert 026

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