Computational Chemist / Physicist / Materials Scientist / Electrochemist

An opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers or to develop computational models and data analysis tools to support NETL Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research.  Research efforts focus primarily on: (1) accurate capture and computational representation of relevant physical and chemical processes; and (2) validation of models using detailed in-house experiments or independently published reports. This position will provide support to transfer existing models to a High Performance Computing (HPC) platform, operate the codes to ensure accurate results are being obtained, apply user interfaces on models to facilitate broader accessibility, and integrate component models.

For more information, please visit

http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html

 

Chemist / Chemical Engineer / Materials Scientist / Physicist

An opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers to conduct applied research in support of NETL Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research.  Research efforts associated with this position focus primarily on: (1) electrode infiltration technology; (2) examination of electrode degradation processes; (3) fundamental reaction and transport measurement.

For more information, please visit:

http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html

Spectroscopist / Materials Scientist / Physicist / Chemist / Chemical Engineer

An opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers to conduct analytical research in support of NETL Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research.  Research efforts associated with this position focuses primarily on: (1) examination of SOFC structures using advanced analytical techniques including FIB-SEM, nano-CT, and plasma FIB; (2) reconstructions of microstructural and generation of high fidelity visualizations; and (3) transfer of data sets to support computational examinations of SOFC performance.

For more information, please visit:

http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html

Diploma Frames Available from Alumni Relations

Give your graduating student worker a gift that lets them proudly display and treasure their Michigan Tech diploma. The Michigan Tech Alumni Association offers high-quality frames in three attractive styles: polished black metal, classic wood and briarwood. All are 12 inches by 15 inches and come complete with an elegant black matte embossed with the official Michigan Tech seal.

More information is available online.

These are being offered to University departments at a $10 discount off retail prices. To order, contact Alumni Relations at 7-2400 or alumni@mtu.edu .

Proceeds from the sale of these frames support a variety of programs for alumni and students.

Reminder: Public Events for Provost Candidate Jacqueline Huntoon

As a candidate for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jacqueline Huntoon will be conducting the following events open to the University community; all are welcome to participate in any event, regardless of their intended focus audience:

Open forum (faculty and staff): Today from 2 to 3 p.m., MUB Ballroom A

Open forum (students): Tomorrow from 1 to 2 p.m., Dow 641

Discussion with women at Michigan Tech: Tomorrow, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., East Reading Room of the Library

Please take part in as many of the activities with each candidate as possible, and provide your input to the search committee through the website.

You’re invited – open forums for Provost candidates

The candidates for provost will each be presenting two open forums, one intended primarily for faculty and staff and one intended for students, although anyone can attend either.  A website http://www.mtu.edu/provostsearch/ is kept updated and provides links to surveys for your comments.  We encourage you to become familiar with the candidates and let us know your thoughts.
These are the dates and times for the open forums (subject to change):

Bruce Seely:
Thursday, April 2, 2015       2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)         MUB Ballroom A
Friday, April 3, 2015            1:00-2:00 p.m,  Open Forum (Students)                  M&M 115

Jacqueline Huntoon:
Monday, April 6, 2015         2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)        MUB Ballroom A
Tuesday, April 7, 2015        1:00-2:00 p.m.  Open Forum  (Students)                M&M 115

Gary Sieck:
Monday, April 13, 2015        2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)       MUB Ballroom A
Tuesday, April 14, 2015       1:00-2:00 p.m.  Open Forum  (Students)               M&M 115

Debra Larson:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015        2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)      MUB Ballroom A

Wednesday, April 22, 2015   1:00-2:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Students)               M&M 115

Graduate School Dean Appointed to Michigan Science Teachers Association Board

Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed to the board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA). She will represent Region 12, which includes Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties.

The MSTA works to support and provide leadership for improvement of science education across Michigan. The organization advocates at local, state and national levels to give science teachers a voice in determining the course of science education.
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Winners of the ESC 11th Annual Student Research Forum

The Members of the Ecosystem Science Center would like to congratulate the winners of the 11th Annual ESC Student Research Forum:

Grand Prize winner of the Graduate Student submissions :

Alex Bales (Bio Sci, Advisor: Erika Hersch-Green) for the poster “The Role of Genome Duplication (Polyploidy) in Response of Plants to Changes in Soil Nitrogen Availability and Subsequent Insect Herbivory”

The Two Merit Prize winners of the Graduate Divisions were:
Alida Mau (SFRES, Advisor: Molly Cavaleri) for the poster “Photosynthetic Temperature Responses Within Temperate and Tropical Forests”

Mickey Jarvi (SFRES, Advisor: Andy Burton) for the poster “Below-ground C Allocation Responses to Climatic Variation across Sugar Maple’s Native Range”  Continue reading

Immediate Full Time Position: Application and Database Developer for Toxicology Projects

EPA Research Triangle Park – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, computer science/engineering, bioinformatics, biology, statistics, computational biology, math, physics, information sciences, or a related discipline. Necessary skills include education and experience in database concepts and programming, leadership skills, strong written, oral and electronic communication skills, and the ability to work with a team. It is also preferable if the applicant has an advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office Applications and desktop publishing, and experience with Linux operating systems, basic software development, and database development.

The position is expected to begin in April 2015, apply todayContinue reading

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 2015-06-01 to 2015-07-17

Application Linkhttp://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply?ref=wc2hwYXRjaGlAbXR1LmVkdQ==

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

For additional information, checkout our blogVenture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.