1 Million Cups Entrepreneurship Pitch Event

Michigan Tech has partnered with MTEC SmartZone, KEDA and the local entrepreneurial community to host a local chapter of 1 Million Cups (1MC). A free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

The inaugural 1MC event for the Copper Country is scheduled for 9 a.m. tomorrow (Jan. 10, 2018) at the Finnish-American Heritage Center in Hancock. Both presenting companies have connections to Michigan Tech and will have 6-7 minutes to present their business ideas, followed by 15-20 minutes to answer questions from the community.

By Jim Baker.

Post-Doc Researcher Positions Available at KU in Chemical Engineering Department

The University of Kansas School of Engineering is hiring three Post-Doctoral Researcher Positions in Chemical Engineering. The committee has started to review applications and plans to fill the position by March 1st. Please complete the online application and send application materials and questions to Dr. Mark Shiflett (contact info below). More information about these positions and direct links to each of the job postings are listed below: 
Reaction Engineering & Separations – https://employment.ku.edu/staff/10651BR
Mark B. Shiflett, Ph.D., P.E.
Foundation Distinguished Professor
The University of Kansas
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis
Life Sciences Research Laboratory
Building A, Office 110-F
785-864-6719 office
302-494-7505 mobile

Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Experiences at Kettering University

Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Experiences at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan

After a phenomenal first year, Kettering University is excited to begin the second year of its REU summer research program: Utilizing Plants for Innovative Research. The program will continue to be stimulating and unique given its interdisciplinary approach to unite minds from the science and engineering fields to investigate modern problems related to plant science, medical research, and natural products.

Benefits for students participating in the program include:
gaining knowledge of cutting-edge scientific methodology to answer intriguing research questions as participants work with leading researchers;
having the opportunity to work directly with multiple faculty members, from different disciplines, to implement research projects;
gaining skills related to critical thinking in the sciences and engineering through research experience and journal clubs as well as knowledge of professional development;
having the opportunity to visit other research centers, colleges, and universities in Michigan to understand the various manners in which research is conducted as well as explore possible graduate school programs;
meeting other like-minded students interested in science and engineering; and
exploring Flint and Michigan, an exciting city and state, respectively, with much to offer, from arts and culture to food to outdoor activities.
The 2017 cohort conducted excellent research that has already resulted into multiple conference presentations. The students had a positive experience, which you can read about here.

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at upir-reu@kettering.edu or visit the program website.

Please share this information with interested students. Flyers to distribute and hang in your department are available here.

Additional resources:
– Program website
– Research projects
– Flyers to share with interested students
– Apply now!

College Scholarships for LGTBQ Students

Diverse Resources that Support LGBTQ Students on Campus

LGBTQ resource centers are popping up on college campuses all over the United States. Even in areas that may lack legal protections for LGBTQ students, academic institutions are providing welcome space and offering LGBTQ-specific scholarships to encourage applicants from all backgrounds and identities and create a rich tapestry of college life. There are also regional scholarships for LGBTQ students and various organization, foundation and community funds that students in the spectrum can apply to for aid. In this overview of LGBTQ scholarship opportunities, discover community connections that can support you through your academic career and beyond!


Opportunities for Students – Eastern Michigan University,USA

Eastern Michigan University, USA

Master of Science in

Polymers and Coatings Technology

The graduate (MS) program in Polymers and Coatings Technology of EMU is among very
few such programs offered in the U.S. and well recognized by the industries. The curriculum
(30-32 credit hours) is designed to provide graduates with the background necessary for
career in polymers, paints, coatings, plastics, composites, rubber, adhesives, inks and related
fields. Graduates pursue careers in research and development, technical, manufacturing, sales
and marketing, consultancy or can become entrepreneurs with small business in the above
mentioned fields.
Program highlights:
 100% placement of graduates: Consistent record, campus recruiting.
 Potential employment / internship opportunities – world class companies – (DuPont, DOW,
BASF, PPG, Ford, GM, Akzo Nobel, Henkel,.). American company experience.
 Scholarships, Graduate Assistantship, and other forms of financial assistance available.
 Full-time faculty with vast industrial and research experience
 Option for research (thesis) or independent study
 Coating Research Institute – state-of-art facility, students involvement in cutting-edge
research & development
Admission Requirements:
 Meet degree admission requirements of EMU graduate school
 Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field (with 1 year of physical chemistry,
organic chemistry, and instrumentation) or equivalent.
 Please contact program coordinator, if you have relevant work experience but degree
in other areas.
Click here for more information: https://www.emich.edu/cot/et/programs/pc/
For more information please contact Program Coordinator:

Prof. Vijay Mannari

E-mail: polymers_coatings@emich.edu Phone: 734-487-1235

Sept 22, 2017
Awards and Accolades for EMU Polymer & Coatings Tech. Students
Graduate students of Polymers and Coatings (PC) program of College of Technology have made
significant achievements and demonstrated their outstanding competitive edge at national and
international events and programs, making EMU proud, while inspiring new graduate students.
Ozlem Akdogan, participated in three conferences to share her research outcomes and recognized for her
excellence in research. Besides awarded for the “best abstract award” at EMU’s
graduate research conference 2017, she was selected for “Outstanding graduate
research award in polymer science and engineering” by American Chemical Society
during its national meeting at San Francisco, in April 2017. Her research poster was
also among top 10 out of 600 posters at the International Polymer Science and Tech.
conference –MACRO 2017, in India.
Himanshu Manchanda and Forough Zareanshahraki
received outstanding technical poster award and $350
prize at the 2017 annual FOCUS conference of Detroit
Society for Coatings Technology, held in Troy, MI
during May 2017. Their technical posters were highly
appreciated by the committee.
Each year, Powder Coatings Institute (PCI) of Ohio, an
membership-based professional non-profit organization,
invites applications for coveted scholarship for deserving
students from across the United States. This year two EMU
students – Raviteja Kommineni and Shiyin Yu are selected
for this $5000 scholarship that will help support their
education at EMU.
EMU Polymers &
Coatings students were very fortunate for their selection for
summer internship program at Sherwin Williams, Cleveland, OH –
the largest paint company in North America. One of the EMU
summer intern, Harshit Gupta was selected from among 20 interns
from across the country for a $1000 scholarship, while Diana
Rodriguez was recognized with 3rd prize for poster award.
We are very thrilled and proud of this continued excellence by our students in various events and for
building a strong national and international reputation of Polymers and Coatings program and of EMU.
PC faculty is committed to provide outstanding mentorship and graduate experience to our students.
EMU’s Polymers and Coatings program is among a very few such niche programs in the country with high
visibility and reputation for excellence in education and research.

ASEE ChED Announcements

  1. Awards Committee announcement
  2. Call for papers: Capstone Design Conference
  3. Lecturer position open at Rochester Institute of Technology
  4. Lab coordinator and experiential learning position open at University of Notre Dame
  5. Lecturer position open at Toledo




  1. Awards Committee announcement


Dear Colleagues –


Do you know an innovative colleague with less than 10 years as faculty who has distinguished themselves through their contribution to chemical engineering education?  How about a colleague whose lifetime of achievements in the field deserves to be widely recognized?  How about someone who has done awesome things with computing in chemical engineering education?  PLEASE nominate these colleagues for the appropriate division awards!  Deadline upcoming on January 15.  See both the Fall newsletter and/or the website https://ched.asee.org/awards/ for more details.  You’ll be happy you did so!



Your awards committee




  1. Call for papers: Capstone Design Conference


Calling all those involved in capstone design!  Share your ideas and challenges at the 2018 Capstone Design Conference this summer – June 4-6, 2018 in Rochester, New York, USA.  The 2018 Conference will include dynamic panel discussions, interactive poster presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and many opportunities for networking.


The call for papers and workshops is available on the conference website: www.capstoneconf.org/callforpapers.  The deadline for papers and workshops is January 8, 2018 – see the conference website for submission details.  [Note: papers are short – 4 pages maximum – to allow for publication of expanded versions elsewhere.]  The capstone design community welcomes your contributions!

Thanks on behalf of the CDC18 organizing committee for sharing the news about this conference.


Susannah Howe, Communications Chair

2018 Capstone Design Conference





  1. Lecturer position open at RIT


Rochester Institute of Technology has a current opening for Non-Tenure Track Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. Apply at  http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Keyword Search 3218BR.


RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov




  1. Teaching track position open at University of Notre Dame


Notre Dame currently has a current opening for a Non-Tenure Track Teaching Professor in Chemical Engineering who will be responsible for leading undergraduate experiential learning activities, including unit operations laboratory, in the department. Find the full posting here https://apply.interfolio.com/47547


The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).




  1. Lecturer position open at Toledo


The College of Engineering at The University of Toledo invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer appointment in the Chemical Engineering Department for Fall 2018. The successful candidate is expected to instruct and maintain the undergraduate laboratories, teach additional classes in the curriculum as needed, lead assessment and accreditation activities, and assist with undergraduate recruitment and retention efforts. Applicants must have an earned Masters or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or closely related field.  Details are available at: che.utoledo.edu.

MIT Summer Internship Opportunity

The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Center for Materials Science & Engineering 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 challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science subfields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, we host 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 poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research.

The summer scholars program is funded by the National Science Foundation REU program. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Funded by the MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Center for Materials Science & Engineering, a National
Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, through the NSF REU Program. MIT is an
equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

chemical engineering

nuclear engineering

mechanical engineering
materials science & engineering
electrical engineering
civil engineering

and other cutting-edge fields

aeronautical engineering
Fields of Study

FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Each participant chooses a project to
work on alongside with MIT faculty
Learn about a wide range of research
in materials science
Awards include $6500 stipend and
round-trip travel expenses
The program is open to students who
are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
and are entering their junior or senior
year in September, 2018

Project Areas May Include
Materials for electronics, communications
& microphotonics
Advanced ceramics & magnetic materials

Biomaterials & polymers
Metals, polymers & ceramic composites

Electrochemical processing; batteries;
surfaces; interfaces
Mathematical modeling

Energy generation and storage
Active materials

Binghamton University is Hiring: Director of Diversity Programs and Initiatives

Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science is hiring (my previous position): https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92647.

Please share widely with your networks.

Thank you!


Shanise N. Kent, JD, MBA
Assistant Dean
Co-PI SUNY Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Office of Graduate Education, UAB 121
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Phone: 518-442-3899
Fax: 518-442-3922

New Aerospace Engineering Position and other open positions | University of California’s Samueli School of Engineering is Seeking Candidates for Multiple Tenured/Tenure-track Professor Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Aerospace Engineering


The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. We seek an individual who will strengthen our aerospace engineering research and educational programs. Applicants from all areas of aerospace engineering are welcome; of particular interest are applicants with disciplinary expertise in aerodynamics, structures, and/or system optimization, who are applying this expertise to design the next generation of aerospace vehicles. Preference will be given to applicants who have synergies with existing faculty.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate from an accredited university in aerospace engineering or a closely related field, by the time of employment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong publication record, recruit and supervise graduate students, teach core undergraduate and graduate aerospace courses, develop a sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty, and engage in service to the university and to the aerospace engineering profession. Information about the Department can be found at the website: http://mae.eng.uci.edu/.

Applications should include a cover letter; a description of research and teaching interests, including ability to contribute to the aerospace program; a curriculum vitae; a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until a later stage of consideration, after consultation with the candidate.

Applications received by January 15, 2017 are assured full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04418.