We are excited to announce that applications open December 15, 2021 for the Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C) Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates and the Clean Energy Bridge to Research (CEBR) Summer Program! 

Applications for both programs are due February 15, 2022. Please share this information and the attached flyers with your community. Let me know if you have any questions!

Best, Danica 

University of Washington’s Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C) aims to accelerate the development of future energy conversion, information processing, and sensing technologies through design, discovery, processing, and application of complex electronic and photonic materials. The summer REU program is focused on exposing veterans and under-represented minorities to a viable and relevant career pathway focused on materials and energy research. Students will learn about relevant, state of the art content in future energy conversion, information processing, and sensing technologies through design, discovery, processing, and application of complex electronic and photonic materials.For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit: http://uwmemc.org/education/programs/reu/ 

Clean Energy Bridge to Research (CEBR) is a summer research program sponsored by the University of Washington’s (UW) Clean Energy Institute (CEI). It supports a select group of undergraduates to participate in authentic research in solar, energy storage, and grid technologies under the mentorship of UW’s world-class faculty and graduate students. For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit: 


I would like to inform your constituents about an exciting ten-week summer internship opportunity in the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California. I have attached a flyer for your review and copied the job listing below — please forward / use in any ways that would best get the word out, including even posting hard copies on building bulletin boards in your area!

Our internship program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. 

UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

More information can be found on our website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program, where applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 14, 2022. If you have any questions please contact me.

Warm regards,

Eva Friedlander | Summer Internship Coordinator | Marine Physical Laboratory | UC San Diego Scripps Institution Of Oceanography | MC 0213 | mpl-internship@ucsd.edu


Applications will only be considered when submitted via https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program.

Organization: UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory

Call for Summer Interns
Are you considering applying to grad school and interested in oceanography as a career path?  Contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2022 MPL Summer Internship Program.
Undergraduate college students majoring in oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.

UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

* Currently enrolled as 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate — and not in your senior year — at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at MPL

* A U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident 

* Considering a career in scientific research
* Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, California, in June 2022

* Available to work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $15.05/hr

* Not a former MPL summer intern

* OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and surf


* Visit https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program to complete the application online.
* Applications will be accepted online through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 14, 2022.

* Applications are not reviewed until after the application due date.

* Applicants may be notified by email as early as February 2022.  

* All applicants will have been notified by email by the end of April. 

The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Originally established as a Navy-orientated research laboratory in 1946, MPL has maintained a strong multidisciplinary research program consisting entirely of sponsored projects, with a large sponsorship from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Research Topics:

Acoustics and Infrasound
Applied Ocean Sciences
Autonomous Ocean Platforms and Global Observing Systems
Coastal Oceanography
Internal Waves and Ocean Mixing
Marine Mammal Biology
Nonlinear and Surface Waves
Ocean Acoustics
Ocean Instrumentation and Technology
Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions
Physical Oceanography
Population and Community Ecology
Upper Ocean and Submesoscale Processes

Research Highlights:

Air-Sea Interaction Research
Coastal Observatory Development
Observations of Waves and Currents Nearshore
Optical and Ancillary Measurements at High Latitudes in Support of the MODIS Ocean Validation Program
Reference Materials for Oceanic Carbon Dioxide Measurements
Time Reversal Mirror in the Ocean
Whale Acoustics

Whole Sky Imager  

MPL Summer Internship Program: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program

Marine Physical Laboratory: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl
Scripps Institution of Oceanography:  https://scripps.ucsd.edu

University of California, San Diego:  http://ucsd.edu




  • Collaborate with R&D and other partners to develop and launch new inks and fluids  
  • Solve technical and business issues in a global organization
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate to inform management of project status, decisions and issues

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related scientific discipline

Preferred skills:

  • Polymer chemistry, fluid chemistry and characterization techniques
  • Familiarity with inks, pigments, additives, formulation development or manufacturing
  • Technical problem-solving
  • Good judgment and ability to make data driven decisions
  • Ability to work worldwide across functions, sites and cultures.
  • Ability to partner and collaborate
  • Ability to take risk, innovate, and continuously improve and develop business and personal skills in a collaborative ‘one-team’ environment

Nanoscience Instruments is hiring multiple application scientists for our demonstration and analytical laboratories in Phoenix, AZ and Alexandria, VA. If you know of any recent or soon-to-be graduates with a background in materials or surface science, we are hiring PhD level scientists to support QCM-Doptical & force tensiometers, and nanoparticle generation instrumentation.


  • Experience with QCM-D, AFM or other similar analytical surface science technique
  • Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering PhD with a focus on surface science
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Because this position requires access to Government, Military, and other high security labs, US Citizenship is required

Bonus qualification:

More information about Nanoscience Instruments and this job opening can be found here: https://www.nanoscience.com/about-us/jobs/surface-science-applications-scientist/

Please let any interested people know that they can send their resume directly to me and reach out with any questions.


Matt DixonMatthew Dixon, Ph.D.
Nanomaterials and Interfaces Business Unit Manager
Nanoscience Instruments, Inc.

The Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children of OSU students during holidays and celebrations. To minimize points of contact, donations this year will take place via an Amazon registrythat ships directly to FRC OR you can shop at the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis and leave the gift in our donation box. For more information contact erika.woosley@oregonstate.edu.

We are excited to announce applications are open for the Winter 2022 cohort of the Dialogue Facilitation Lab. The Dialogue Facilitation Lab is a professional development seminar for faculty, staff, and graduate students looking to integrate dialogue facilitation skills with their leadership, teaching or research practices.

The Dialogue Facilitation Lab welcomes practitioners of all skill and experience levels. Below are a few more details about our program goals, outcomes, and commitments.

Program Goals

  • The Dialogue Facilitation Lab aims to: 
    • Raise the confidence and capacity of faculty, staff, and graduate assistants to facilitate cognitively and emotionally complex learning spaces
    • Dynamically train facilitators to support strategic dialogic efforts and respond nimbly to emerging community needs
    • Cultivate dialogic practices throughout diverse functional areas
    • Grow and sustain a community of practice which maintains continued development for dialogue facilitation 

Participant Outcomes

  • The dialogue facilitation lab is designed to develop participants ability to:
    • Guide difficult dialogue among diverse constituents
    • Empower participation in ways which challenge traditional educational norms
    • Attend to conflict and emotion in the dialogue process
    • Enable full and equitable participation among diverse participants 
    • Engage in critical self-examination
    • Thoughtfully integrate newly acquired concepts and skills into institutional responsibilities

Program Structure and Expectations  

  • The Winter 2022 cohort will meet via zoom for 11 sessions. 
    • Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    • January 5, 2022 – March 16, 2022
  • Full participation is expected and includes: 
    • Regular attendance at scheduled lab sessions
    • Completion of online orientation and training modules 
    • Planning and development time with your assigned co-facilitator 
  • The Winter 2022 cohort will prioritize representation and bring together 15-20 participants with diverse institutional roles and perspectives

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday December 1st at 5:00 PM.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to your application!

Each year in the third week of November, Oregon State University celebrates International Education Week (IEW). This year, as we are re-engaging on campus after working and learning remotely and building on our efforts to advance our Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy, IEW provides a welcome opportunity to celebrate our global connections and achievements. 

The events next week, from November 15th through 19th, are designed to engage all members of our community, including students, faculty, and staff, with backgrounds from Oregon, around the US, and from other parts of the world. In particular, the International Education Week Kickoff Celebration is a time for us to come together in recognition that we are all global citizens who share our diverse backgrounds and cultures with each other every day.

All members of the OSU community are welcome and encouraged to join these and other events:

·         International Education Week Kickoff Celebration, Monday, November 15th, 4-5:30pm, MU Main Lounge. Hosted by the Memorial Union and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

·         International Employees and Scholars Reception, hosted by Provost Feser with remarks from Interim President Johnson, Tuesday, November 16th, 10-11am, MU Main Lounge, register to attend. 

·         Fulbright 75th Anniversary Reception, Thursday, November 18th, 4-5pm, Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws Native American Longhouse, register to attend. Hosted by the Office of Global Opportunities, the Office of International Services, and Office of National and Global Scholarships Advising. 

·         Fulbright US Student Program Info Session, Thursday, November 18th, 6-7:30pm via Zoom, register to attend. 

·         International Degree and Global Learning Certificate Info Sessions, Monday, November 15th and Wednesday, November 17th, 12-1pm, Kidder 210. Hosted by the College of Liberal Arts.

·         Opportunities to share your global experiences with the community, hosted by OSU Global Opportunities.

Please see the attachment for the full set of events!

Special thanks to the IEW planning committee for putting together this year’s wonderful schedule.  Please visit the International Education Week webpage for more details and a full list of events. 

Richard Settersten
Senior International Officer and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


The spring COS-OMSI Science Communication Fellows Workshops registration is now open

The deadline to apply is November 22nd

OMSI’s Science Communication Fellowships support and prepare STEM professionals to communicate with a variety of audiences more effectively by participating in a series of interactive training workshops. It’s also a great opportunity to fullfill broader impacts goals for grant-funded research. The program is most beneficial to faculty, instructors, and graduate students engaged with a specific course of research. Undergraduates already working under a PI or Advisor’s direction may be considered for the program. Please inquire with specific scenarios to Andrew Haight (OMSI). For more information on the series, see https://science.oregonstate.edu/hands-on-experiences/outreach/OMSI

The OMSI Science Communication Fellows Spring Workshop dates are

  • Workshop 1: January 27, 1-4pm (at OSU)
  • Workshop 2: March 3, 1-4pm (at OSU)
  • Workshop 3: March 31, 1-4pm (at OSU)
  • Workshop 4: April 30, 1-5pm (in Portland, OR at OMSI)

The tuition is $1850 for the series. Note:

Application Process:  

  • Last day to submit application: Monday Nov 22nd
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance and scholarship status: Thursday, December 6th
  • Due date for accepted applicants to send information for tuition sources: Friday, December 17th

For more information: see our Fellowship FAQ: https://science.oregonstate.edu/hands-on-experiences/outreach/OMSI/omsi-fellowship-faq

Please reach out to Andrew Haight at AHaight@omsi.edu with any questions.


The Research Development Team

College of Science, Oregon State University