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New REU in Synthetic Biology at Northwestern in Summer 2018

We are excited to announce that the Northwestern Center for Synthetic Biology was awarded a new REU site for summer undergraduate research in synthetic biology (called SynBREU: Synthetic Biology REU). Since the award was just made official, we are under a tight timeline to get the program started and would appreciate your help in spreading the news to all interested undergraduates at your institution, and particularly to all students from minority and underprivileged backgrounds. Applications are due March 15. For full information and a link to the application, please see our websitesynbreu.northwestern.edu

NYU MRSEC Summer REU Program

Announcing 2018 Summer Research Opportunity

NYU Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NYU-MRSEC) is offering a 10 week REU program from June 3rd to August 11th 2018. We kindly ask that you share the attached flyer with your department and encourage rising sophomores and juniors to apply. To learn more about NYU MRSEC please visit http://mrsec.as.nyu.edu and for the REU program please visit http://mrsec.as.nyu.edu/reu-application.

Program Components:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to and Engineering Center undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!

Benefits for REU participants:
Summer Housing
Research Stipend — $5,000
Travel — upto $300

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

* Program dates: June 3rd to August 11th.
Deadline February 28th 2018

To Download HiRes Flyer (click here)

REU Applications Open – NSF ERC Cell Manufacturing Technologies

Cell Manufacturing Technologies REU Program
Internal Submission Deadline:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Erin Bryant (Owner), Andrea Soyland
Student Competitions
Award Cycle:
Summer 2018
Maximum Applications Allowed Per Applicant:
Reference Letters Required per Applicant:
CMaT announces its Cell Manufacturing Technologies Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2018. The REU is a summer research program that will fund undergraduate students assigned to CMaT labs at: Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), University of Georgia (UGA) and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW).

What CMaT REU Offers:

10 weeks of hands-on research at GT, UGA or UW
$4500 – $5000 stipend per student.
Free housing & allowances for meals and travel
Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development and social engagement with other students on campus.
Networking with REUs across GT, UGA, and UW
Poster and oral presentation at the end of the summer

Eligibility to Apply:

Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Must be currently enrolled in a science or engineering undergraduate program (biology, chemistry, physics, materials science, bio-engineering, computer science, and related fields).
Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application and Program Timeline:

11:59 PM EST Thursday March 1, 2018: ALL application components must be submitted in order to be considered for selection to the 2018 CMaT REU cohort. Your application will not be considered if it is missing any required application components.
We will start to review and consider applications before this date (semi-rolling application) so the earlier you complete your application the better!
Mid March 2018: Acceptance notifications
Late May/early June – end of July/early August: 10 weeks of REU experience at placement institution (GT, UGA or UW)
REU at GT dates: May 20 – July 27, 2018
REU at UGA dates: May 21 – July 28, 2018
REU at UW dates: May 29 – August 4, 2018

2018 REU in Multifunctional Materials – Texas A&M University – Deadline Extended

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will offer its 3rd annual Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program this summer. Your assistance in circulating the below flyer is kindly requested to announce this great opportunity for students to gain research experience. The application itself will only take a few minutes of the interested participant’s time, although we do also ask for a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation.

The deadline has been extended to: FEBRUARY 16, 2018!


REU in Separations & Commercialization at the University of Arkansas – applications due Feb 28

The University of Arkansas Department of Chemical Engineering is now accepting applications for the 2018 Separations & Commercialization REU Program. In addition to a traditional research experience, participants will work with companies to determine the commercialization potential of their research and tour several chemical facilities.

A PDF is attached, and interested students can find application instructions at https://chemical-engineering.uark.edu/reu/index.php or email chegreu@uark.edu.

CORRECTION: USF FMMI REU Announcement and Call for Applicants

My apologies, the earlier USF FMMI REU brochure had an error in it in terms of the web address to the main website. If possible, please broadcast out the attached corrected brochure (which was also compressed to a smaller file size for easier email distribution) to any of your undergraduates who may be interested in a summer REU experience this year. Our Functional Materials & Manufacturing Institute has space for a significant number of undergraduates in our summer REU program to work in a wide variety of research fields related to functional materials and advanced materials manufacturing processes. The deadline for applications is next week on February 13th, 2018, so there is still time for interested undergraduates to apply. Details on applying are in the attached brochure.

Also, the direct website in case you would prefer to just send the link to your undergraduate students is:


LSMCE COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES: Post-Doc Fellowship, Paid Summer Internships, Job Postings, Call for Proposals, and Supplemental Funding!

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers U.S. and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections. Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply.

Benefits: Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation as well as subsidized health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional and programmatic travel.

Apply: Applications are accepted three times each year:
• March 1
• July 1
• November 1

Current Research Opps: https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/
Contact: https://npp.usra.edu/ | Email: npphelp@usra.edu

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship at University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma is recruiting for the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship program. Interested scholars should visit the webpage https://uresearch.ou.edu/LSAMPBD17 to find more information and a link to the application. You may email Dr. Anthony Natale anatale@ou.edu or Dr. Susan Walden susan.walden@ou.edu with questions .

Physics/Astronomy Summer Research Internship at University of Oklahoma
We invite you to apply to the Physics and Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates program at OU. The program is for all undergraduate physics or astronomy majors who are interested in doing research and being part of a research team. While some background is needed, we are interested in hearing from any motivated and talented students. Students accepted into the program will be directly involved in the on-going research of our own Physics and Astronomy faculty. In addition, we are arranging a twice weekly series of lunchtime seminars with faculty, OU students and post-docs. These seminars will provide professional development and information about life as a scientist. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the US or its possessions, and must not have graduated before the program starts. For more information or to apply go to https://www.nhn.ou.edu/undergrad-students/reu.

Areas of research include: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular, & Chemical, Physics, High Energy Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical and Experimental Research Programs

The program runs from May 29–July 31, 2018.
A stipend of $4500 plus housing and travel will be provided.

Contact: Joyce Russell, reuphy@nhn.ou.edu, Ph: (405) 325-3961

APPLY: http://physics.ou.edu/reuhome

Real-World Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the National Weather Center
Learn to do research by conducting your own unique study! We build a sense of family by learning and reflecting together through workshops, field trips, seminars, tours, and a variety of social activities.

Research partners include the Radar Innovations Laboratory (arrc.ou.edu/ril.html) and South Central Climate Science Center (southcentralclimate.org) in addition to our long-standing partners: the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (www.nssl.noaa.gov), NOAA National Weather Service (weather.gov/norman and www.spc.noaa.gov), the OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (cimms.ou.edu). Mentors may come from any OU research campus weather-related organization.

Eligibility: Pursuing a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree & a US citizen or permanent resident. Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

Benefits: A Stipend of $5,000 is provided and a Subsistence of $500 to help with food costs (included in first check), and two allowances: Travel to/from Norman (up to $600) and travel to a National Conference (up to $1,500). Housing is provided in modern, furnished campus apartments that feature private bedrooms and shared bathroom and living spaces.

Program Dates: May 21, 2018 – July 31, 2018
Apply Online: http://www.caps.ou.edu/reu/application.html
APPLICATIONS DUE: February 19, 2018

REU Program at Oklahoma State University (OSU)
The NSF REU program at Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a ten-week summer program for undergraduate students. Participants in the program will contribute to research projects in big data analytics, including computer vision, visualization, social media data analytics, anonymity, and machine learning. Field trips, talks by external speakers, and workshops are included.

* Undergraduate students from 2-year and 4-year colleges
* U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Benefits: Travel to OSU and back to home institution, $5,000 stipend, Housing, Meals

Program Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 3, 2018
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
Website: http://www.cs.okstate.edu/reu

Questions? Contact: Dr. Eric Chan-Tin (chantin@okstate.edu)
Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

A Transformative Science and Technology Internship and Research Program in Massachusetts
We invite you to apply to apply to be in the inaugural cohort of Station1 Fellows who will participate in the Summer@Station1 program – a unique and exciting residential science and technology-focused educational, research, and internship program with a focus on societal perspective, social innovation and impact. Fellows will come from near and far to work together throughout the summer of 2018 in the Boston region of Massachusetts in the United States

Be currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited postsecondary institution and in good standing;
Have a genuine interest in science and technology applied to social impact;
Be available for the entire duration of the Summer 2018 program (tentative dates: June 9th-August 15th). Academic or family obligations may be excused with advance notice.
Submit application in English.
African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, first-generation students, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, students enrolled at minority-serving institutions, teaching institutions, and community colleges are strongly encouraged to apply. Station1 also strongly encourages students who have not had the opportunity to participate in a previous research, internship, or significant project-based experience to apply.

Deadline: March 1st, 2018 11:59 PM EST
Apply: https://www.station1.org/summer-station1
Questions: summer@station1.org

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Education and Workforce Development Virtual Career Fair
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education are recruiting students in STEM! ORNL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy lab, dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security. ORNL and ORISE are co-hosting a virtual career fair February 22nd from noon to 3 p.m. EST at a computer or mobile device near you!

This virtual career fair will feature various internship opportunities and research participation programs at ORNL. Chat with ORNL scientists and ORISE recruiters and get tips on applying!

Pre-register for the Laboratory Internship Virtual Event today!
Career Fair Agenda

Electrical Engineer Position Open at Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking an Electrical and Controls Engineer. The electrical and controls engineer is responsible and accountable for assigned Structure, System, and/or Component (SSC) in accordance with SMC-MCP-0074, “SMC Engineering & Product Development Roles and Responsibilities” as well as the responsibilities outlined in the attached job description.

BS in electrical engineering and 0-2 years of experience. Basic controls and programmable logic control (PLC) programming.
Candidate must have the ability to type 20+ words per minute and be adept in the use of Microsoft Office products.
Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a “L” DOE security clearance.
Visit Job Description Website

Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory Seeks Scientific Recruiter
Fermilab’s Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion department in the Workforce Development and Resources Section has an opening for a Scientific Recruiter. Under general direction and based on academic training and/or experience, the Scientific Recruiter specializes in translating scientific information and building relationships among groups of people, such as internal scientific hiring managers and human resources personnel and external scientific candidates, scientific professional associations, and student career counselors to attract and secure scientific talent

An advanced degree (Master or PhD) degree in physics or a science-related field.
2 years of work experience in a scientific or academic environment.
Strong physics knowledge and experience.
Ability to understand and contribute to Fermilab scientific culture.
Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
Confidence in advising and collaborating with all levels of internal and external partners.
Professionalism, enthusiasm, integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Respect and understanding of the value of individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
See Job Posting for full position description, responsibilities and application instructions. Visit FNAL Online Job Posting


Penn State Chemical Engineering REU Program

Subject: Penn State REU on “Integration of Biology and Materials”


The Department of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates Site focused on the Integration of Biology and Materials May 29 – August 3, 2018.  This REU program will provide a 10 week collaborative research experience for undergraduate students aimed at advancing the field and applications of biomolecular materials.  Projects will span a variety of topics including design of biomaterials, control of living-nonliving interfaces, and development of processes for effective recovery of biomolecules.  In addition to the hands-on research experience, students will participate in a variety of technical and social activities including seminars, facilities tours, and visits to local attractions.  Interactions with other REU sites at Penn State and a focus on collaborative work in teams will provide social, research and personal growth opportunities beyond the research project work. Undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or related majors currently enrolled at US institutions are encouraged to apply.  More information regarding this REU program and an online application can be found at: http://www.che.psu.edu/reu/index.aspx


Program dates: May 29 – August 3, 2018


Award includes: $4,500 stipend, up to $1,900 for on-campus housing, and up to $400 for travel (for non-PA students only).


Selection and eligibility: Selection for this program is based on the applicant’s academic standing, a brief statement of interest, and one reference letter from a faculty member. US citizenship or permanent residence status is required. Please see the online application.


Application deadline: February 15, 2018.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials before the deadline to receive full consideration. The online application can be found at: http://www.che.psu.edu/reu/apply.aspx


Questions can be addressed to Dr. Esther Gomez (ewgomez@engr.psu.edu) or to Dr. Manish Kumar (manish.kumar@psu.edu).

Separations & Commercialization REU Program

The University of Arkansas Department of Chemical Engineering is now accepting applications for the 2018 Separations & Commercialization REU Program. In addition to a traditional research experience, participants will work with companies to determine the commercialization potential of their research and tour several chemical facilities. Interested students can find application instructions at https://chemical-engineering.uark.edu/reu/index.php or email chegreu@uark.edu.