I am writing to announce that the application deadline for the Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C) Research Experience for Undergraduates has been extended to Friday, March 5, 2021. Please share the following information with your community and let me know if you have any questions! 

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/ 

Thank you, 



Associate Director of Education & Workforce Engagement 

Clean Energy Institute (CEI)

Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C)

MolES-NanoES Building | Box 351653

Seattle, WA 98195-1653

danicah@uw.edu | 206-685-2029 

Nanoscience Instruments is hiring an applications scientist for our demonstration and analytical laboratory in Phoenix, AZ. If you know of any upcoming or recent graduates with a background in surface science, we are hiring a PhD level scientist to support QCM-Dopticaland force tensiometers, and nanoparticle generation instrumentation.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Perform product demonstrations at application labs or at customer sites
  • Perform online product demonstrations, perform sample analysis and provide sample analysis reports
  • Work with product manager and sales team to meet goals for product sales
  • Works with product manager and marketing to develop marketing strategy for assigned products
  • Develop expertise in key applications supporting product


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

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

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


Matthew Dixon, Ph.D.
Nanoscience Instruments, Inc.
10008 S. 51st Street, Ste 110
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Office: 480-758-5659

The OSU Foundation and the OSU Alumni Association are collecting recipes to make a cookbook to benefit the Annual Food Drive. Do you have a go-to recipe that gets rave reviews every time? All profits will benefit the Linn Benton Food Share. You can either submit your favorite recipe to be included in the cookbook (even if it’s not original, that’s OK, we have a space to mark it as “adapted from”). Deadline is Feb. 22. Nominate someone that you know that has an amazing recipe that you have always tried to get your hands on. We will contact that person and ask them to consider handing over the recipe to include in the cookbook. Finally, order your cookbook today. Deadline for ordering a cookbook is Feb. 22. You can pay by check, made out to LBFS (Linn Benton Food Share). Orders will be delivered sometime in March, once the cookbook is designed and completed. Digital copies are $10. Pre-sale printed copies are $15 before Feb. 19. Late order printed copies are $18 (Feb. 19-22). For more information, email Heather Rapp.


The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields. We would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of your students by posting or forwarding the attached flyer where your students will see it, or pass it on to an appropriate department for posting.  

This 9-week Undergraduate Research Program is currently planned to be hosted virtually in Summer 2021. If circumstances change and the program can transition to on-campus, additional support will be available for housing and reasonable travel costs. Students will learn and perform research in a broad selection of materials science subfields. In addition to providing a stipend, we will have presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a virtual poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research.


Program Dates: June 9 – August 13, 2021

Application deadline: March 15, 2021 (rolling admissions)

Applicant selection and notifications by April 1, 2021

Stipend $5000

Online application at: https://mitmrl.submittable.com

The summer scholars’ program is funded by the National Science Foundation REU program (grant number DMR-1419807). MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If we should update our mailing list with a different person at your school for future mailings about our summer research internship program, please let me know via email at aglietti@mit.edu.

Thank you!

The Every Learner Everywhere network is launching a Fellowship for undergraduate students with digital learning/courseware experience. Students selected for the Fellowship will receive a $3,000 stipend for approximately 120 hours of work between February 15 and July 15. Fellows will have the opportunity to meaningfully engage in one of four hands-on projects with Every Learner network partners: Research and data analysis with Digital Promise, group facilitation and workshop development with Achieving the Dream, education technology development with Intentional Futures, or student engagement and program design with SXSW EDU. Please share this opportunity with any of your students who have a passion for equity in higher education. Additional information and the form to apply can be found here, and applications are due February 5, 2021. Please reach out to tynan@intentionalfutures.com and tia@intentionalfutures.com with any questions.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from racially minoritized, poverty-impacted, and first-generation students, and would love your help sharing this application with as many of these students as you can. Thank you in advance, and please reach out to Tynan and Tia (emails above) if you have any questions.

OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office on Wednesday, Jan. 27 for a 1-hour virtual event (offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon) that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD). Register here for a Zoom link: https://lnkd.in/gXJnKgM

Science Communication Workshop Opportunity

OMSI and the College of Science are excited to continue offering opportunities for members of the OSU community to build and hone their science communication skills. This spring, a workshop series will provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and undergraduate students engaged in research to build and hone their science communication skills. Build your skills and confidence talking about your science research with the public, friends and family through this special training offered by OMSI Science Educators.

These workshops are offered in two groups: The first three sessions—Introduction to Science Communication Series—focus on the building blocks of science communication and the second three workshops—Special Offering: Science Communication Topics—dig into specific topics.

We are working with OMSI to develop a Science Ambassador Certificate for those who complete the series.

Click the links below to register. Registration closes two days before the workshop.

Introduction to Science Communication Series: In the series of three Introduction to Science Communication workshops, participants will engage in learning situations while using reflection tools to help build their understanding of informal learning. Participants will be able to build upon the framework to approach communicating science with the public in various informal settings. Tuition: $65 for the series.

1.     Understand Informal Education (Feb 18): We all have many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom (and workshops.) This workshop takes an introductory look at how modes of communication can assist in those informal learning settings.

2.     Make my Research Meaningful (Feb 25): As you delve into your research or career, the bigger picture can be harder to see through the details. In this workshop, we will use tools and techniques to help you get back on the same plane of understanding as the public.

3.     Hone my Message (Mar 4): How can I get my message across at the right level for the learner? We will practice facilitation strategies to support conversations that keep the learner in the forefront instead of the content.

Special Offering – Science Communication Topics: These three workshops will provide avenues to narrow the lessons learned from the core workshops towards a specific outcome. Topic workshops will include activities and resources from cross-departmental OMSI staff. Tuition: $25 per workshop.

·         Controversial Subjects (Apr 8): Don’t avoid tackling controversial issues anymore! In this workshop we’ll learn and practice strategies for writing and talking about controversial topics in a productive and hopeful way. Subjects include: framing, the power of metaphor, explanatory chains and solutions.

·         Virtual Science Demonstrations (Apr 15): Over the past year, many of us have communicated in a virtual format much more than ever before. In this workshop we will emphasize and practice facilitation strategies unique to the virtual format that still allow for making meaningful connections.

·         Science in Social Media (Apr 22): Social media platforms, as science communication tools, present unique opportunities and challenges. Do I know my audience? How do I communicate accurate science while being concise? This workshop will put your communication skills in context for a quick paced and high volume learning environment.

There is a $15 discount if you sign up for all of the workshops.

See all funding, news and dates online at internal.science.oregonstate.edu/ecos and tell your graduate students and postdocs about GP-ECOS, funding opportunities and dates of interest directly applicable to them!

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University is seeking candidates for the position of Lab Manager.  We encourage you to share this announcement with your alumni, graduate students, colleagues, personal network, and anyone that you think might be interested.Interested candidates should visit the official job posting at https://jobs.boisestate.edu/en-us/job/494338/lab-manager.  This is a 12-month, professional staff position that offers a salary of $48,608 to $52,500, depending on experience. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University can be viewed at https://boisestate.edu/chemistry. Any questions about this position can be emailed to chemistry@boisestate.edu