The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE – pronounced no-be-shay) West Regional Meeting will be held March 21-23, 2014, on the UCSD campus.

The meeting is a three-day educational and technical event consisting of different multidisciplinary workshops and symposiums focusing on chemistry, chemical engineering, and professional development opportunities for students, STEM educators, and industry professionals.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Kimberly Prather (UCSD, SIO, CAICE Director) and Dr. Joseph Francisco (Purdue University, former national ACS and NOBCChE president, member of the National Academy of Sciences).  We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and industry representatives for oral and poster presentations in chemistry, chemical engineering, sustainable energy, and related fields.  Non-presenters are strongly encouraged to register as well.

Limited registration and lodging support is available to students and postdocs on the first come basis.  All conference information can be found at  NOBCChE welcomes ALL who are dedicated to the pursuit of science to participate!
See you in San Diego,
Renee T. Williams, Ph.D.
UC President’s Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Conference Planning Committee
Student Program Chair – West Region
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)

2014 Call for Papers

Oregon State University Libraries is pleased to announce the seventh annual Library Undergraduate Research Award. This award recognizes and rewards OSU undergraduates who, through comprehensive use of the OSU Libraries, demonstrate outstanding research, scholarship, and originality in writing a paper or completing a project. Typically there are two $1000 scholarships awarded.  The deadline for your submission is Jan. 31.

This free workshop for middle school girls for encouraging them to pursue careers in science and engineering will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Linus Pauling Science Center.  Pre-registration is required. New this year, parents will have the opportunity to attend parent sessions. For information, visit or call 541-737-9424.

The winter 2014 workshop begins Jan. 25! The sessions are taught live in Eugene and via video conference in Portland. Streaming and video on demand offer additional options for location, schedule and learning style.

INSTRUCTORS  The University’s MCAT Preparation Workshop is conducted by faculty members and testing experts who teach biology, general and organic chemistry, physics, and verbal reasoning material specifically tailored for the MCAT. All instructors focus on helping students perform to their best abilities on the MCAT.

WORKSHOP MATERIALS include comprehensive review books and AAMC full-length practice tests. In addition, participants have access to course videos _and other materials that supplement in-class instruction.

WINTER 2014—Cost: $650
Saturdays, 9:30am – 4:15pm
Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1

Priority Deadline: Jan. 13
Register before the priority deadline to allow adequate time for material order and shipping.

Registration forms and contact information are available on our website or contact TLC at 541-346-3226 for more information.

Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
1213 University of Oregon, 68 PLC
Eugene OR  97403

June 15 – August 18, 2014

Application deadline:  28 February 2014

The CSMC Summer Research Program for undergraduates is a 9 week summer research program in sustainable materials science. Research positions are available in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering.

At the start of the summer, students attend a one week tutorial called the Sustainable Materials Research Training (SMaRT) Camp at the University of Oregon. After SMaRT Camp, students perform cutting edge research at one of the CSMC host labs.

Students receive a $4000 stipend.

For more information and to apply, go to:

The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2014. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application: Information: Debbie Delmore at Submission Deadline: Feb. 17.