The purpose of The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humankind as set forth in the will of Robert Alonzo Welch. The founder was interested in chemistry, and in its service to both the betterment and the understanding of human life.  It is also believed this award will play an important role in aiding and strengthening the other programs of the Foundation.

In accordance with these principles, any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have a significant, positive influence on humankind. The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not previously been rewarded in a similar manner.

The monetary amount of the award is $500,000.

Deadline: 31 January 2020.

Portland Technology Development Failure Analysis Lab (PTD FA Lab) focuses on supporting yield improvement for next
generation Intel Chips. Lab engineers apply a full suite of capabilities to investigate and thoroughly explain
fundamental aspects of material/device interactions.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
• You will be responsible for developing metrologies and failure analysis of materials and components to support new
• Documentation and presentation of results and progress are expected.
• Routine work includes formulating sound experiment or test strategies, troubleshooting metrologies and
methodologies, designing and integrating appropriate hardware/software, and documenting/presenting results.
• Non-standard processing and problem-solving.
• Working on new process introductions.
• Cross-train team members and work in continuous improvement projects.
• Self-motivation and pro-activeness to overcome challenges.
• High degree of intellectual curiosity and willingness to attempt new solutions.
This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum qualifications:
• 3.00 GPA or higher,research experience will be a plus.
• You must possess a minimum of Bachelor degree majoring in Physics, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear engineering, Optics, or Chemistry with focus on
hands on experimental research..
• Intel doesn’t sponsor H1B for BA level candidate
• Intel will sponsor H1B for Master level candidate.

The Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program has announced the proposal topics that it will consider for the next cohort of applicants.

The proposal topics listed on the website,, apply to a wide variety of disciplines. Our website also outlines what applicants will need to include when submitting a proposal thought Zintellect, our online application system. Applicants are welcome to look at the opportunities from the last two year, although they we cannot share previously submitted/selected proposals. If faculty wish to serve as a postdoc’s research advisor, the faculty/research advisor’s lab will receive quarterly installments of a lab allowance that will be paid to the university.

If you would be so kind, please share this with your colleagues, recent graduates who have received their PhD within the last five years, and students who will obtain their doctoral degree by October 2020. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, then please let me know.

Thank you,

Joshua Lindamood

Senior Program Specialist

Corporate Peer Review

Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development

2020 Repperger Summer Research Internship Program
Air Force Research Laboratory | Location Varies | $12,000 for 10-week periodThe Repperger Research Intern Program is a 10-week educational experience, providing research opportunities for students at one of two Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. This program posthumously honors Dr. Daniel W. Repperger, who mentored many young people during his 35 year research career with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Scientists have been hand selected to mentor because of their technical knowledge, experience, and willingness to help science and engineering students enhance their learning through participation in an actual Air Force research project. The available research opportunities span nearly all STEM fields, including Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology, and Physics. Along with gaining first-hand research experience, students will learn the inner workings of an operational laboratory and develop contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Nomination Deadline Extended: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00am

The Graduate School is accepting nominations for the Graduate Diversity Advancement Fellowship and Thurgood Marshall Award.

The Graduate Diversity Advancement Fellowship is intended to support the recruitment of graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who demonstrate scholarly promise at OSU. This award—formerly offered separately as the Diversity Advancement Pipeline Fellowship, the Diversity Scholar Recruitment Award, and the Graduate Diversity Recruitment Bonus—has been consolidated into one award and requires only a single nomination for each student. The fellowship details include: a $5,000 scholarship, tuition for three graduate credits during the summer, a 12-month stipend ($32,000 for doctoral students, $24,000 for master’s students), an academic year tuition waiver, and a $2,000 fee subsidy. The Graduate School intends to offer up to seven of these fellowships for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Please reference the following webpage for more information about this award and to access the nomination form:

The Thurgood Marshall Award is intended to support the retention of meritorious graduate students whose accomplishments and activities demonstrate leadership, service, and commitment to fostering a just and equitable community. The award details include: a stipend of $4,000 and an academic year tuition waiver at the student’s residential rate (if not provided from other funds such as a GTA or GRA). The Graduate School intends to offer up to four of these awards for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Please reference the following webpage for more information about this award and to access the nomination form:

If you have any questions, please send an email to


The Graduate School

Yitong Qi - Undergraduate of the Quarter (Fall 2018) Profile Photo

Yitong Qi has been named undergraduate of the quarter for fall term 2018, and we are so pleased.

Yitong grew up in Xi’an, the capital city of the Saanxi Province in China. He then moved to Salem where he attended Sprague High School.

An initial interest in sustainable energy and materials drove Yitong to pursue Chemical Engineering in his undergraduate work. He discovered that engineering was less about the materials than the process, and decided to switch to Chemistry to work first hand with the chemicals. He found research interest after joining Dr. Ji’s lab, where he works with graduate students and post docs on projects related to battery materials. Projects in the lab involve making and applying carbon materials to battery use and the chemistry behind them.

In his spare time, Yitong enjoys watching movies, hearing stories, and eating guacamole.

After graduating from Oregon State University, Yitong plans to attend graduate school.

Students like Yitong are just some of the reasons were so proud of our Undergraduate Majors.  We wish him great success in his future endeavors.

Angela Hoffman and I would like to officially invite your students who have done Chemistry research approximately during the last calendar year to submit an abstract to present either a poster or a ~15 minute oral presentation at the 2020 Oregon Academy of Science (OAS) conference, happening on the morning/afternoon of Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Portland State University.

Please circulate this call for abstracts to your department members who may have interested students.

Complete details regarding abstract submission are found in the attached word document “OAS2020Registration” and abstracts should be mailed to both Angela and I. Please send abstracts to both and

Complete details regarding registration are in the same attached document.

Information about recent past OAS meetings and this current meeting (including a link to parking information for PSU) can be found on our website,

Please submit abstracts by the deadline of February 14, 2020 to ensure a place in the schedule and to appear in the printed edition of the 2020 OAS Proceedings.

Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing about the excellent Chemistry research being done by students at your institution!

I am writing to ask for your help in identifying early career scientists and mathematicians to participate in the NextProf Science 2020 workshop being offered at the University of Michigan on May 4-7, 2020 (see attached pdf). NextProf Science is aimed at future faculty—advanced doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows who are interested in an academic career in science at an exceptional academic research institution and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity. 

The U-M College of Literature, Science, and Arts natural science departments will bring up to 50 future faculty participants to the U-M campus to show them the rewards of an academic career, help them understand the faculty search process, and connect them with faculty in their research area, as well as academic leaders, and other participants. The NextProf Science  workshop is free to participants, who must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Participants’ expenses for travel, lodging, and meals will be covered.

Find the online application and additional information about the on the NextProf Science website

The deadline to receive all applications and reference letters is: January 19, 2020. Please distribute this information to qualified individuals you would like to encourage to apply to the NextProf workshop. Also please forward this message to faculty colleagues who might know of potential applicants.

If you have general questions about the program or application process, please contact For questions specific to the chemistry-focused activities, please contact me directly at


John Montgomery

For: Undergraduates who might be interested in, and qualified for, the Department of Energy and American Chemical Society sponsored Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School Program.   The Program seeks curious and highly motivated students with strong science backgrounds. If selected, students receive an all-expense paid opportunity to complete a 6 week summer course (June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020)  in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either California or New York. Students earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stony Brook (New York).  Selected students receive a stipend of $4,000. PLEASE POST FLYER APPLICATION Application deadline: February 1, 2020. The Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer Schools are funded by the DOE Office of Science. This email is being sent to faculty as well as students. Please POST the flyer and forward to interested students. Sent on behalf of: 
Lynn C. Francesconi, National Director 
DOE and ACS Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry 
Department of Chemistry 
Hunter College of the City University of New York 
695 Park Avenue 
New York, NY 10065