The Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland State University is searching for an Assistant/Associate Professor in the broad area of Biomaterials. The ideal candidate would be an established investigator with active research grants. We welcome applicants who have a Ph.D. in any related discipline, but preference will be given to candidates that are competent to teach parts of our Undergraduate Chemical Engineering curriculum. Full details about the position can be found in the official posting: https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/13710
by Pavlis Honors College
Applications are open for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF).
If you are or know of an undergraduate student with questions about applying to the SURF program, take a few minutes to watch our video and join us for a drop-in advising session.
Robert Handler, SURF program manager, will be available to answer questions from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 29) on Zoom.
by Graduate Student Government
The Graduate Student Government announces that registration for this year’s virtual Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) is now open. Due to the continuation of the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually to avoid any community spread from taking place.
It is gearing up to be an exciting event, and we are excited to see what everyone has to present. The GRC will be held Thursday and Friday, April 1/2. The event is a great opportunity to work on your presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences. Students are free to give an oral presentation, a poster talk, or both. All talks will be scored by judges from the same field as the presenter, who will give valuable insight and feedback on how you to improve the presentation.
Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations ( 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, and 3rd – $100). Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday March 2, at 11:59 p.m. Don’t wait, register today.
Poster presentations will take place in a pre-recorded video style. Video submission deadline is March 22, 2021. A short Q&A session will take place with judges between 4-6 p.m. on April 1st.
Oral presentation will be a 12 minute talk followed by Q&A session. The event will be capped off with a virtual GRC awards ceremony. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The ceremony will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 2, following the close of GRC. Full information can be found on our website.
Open Rank Specialized Teaching Faculty Positions
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The 2020-2021 CTL Instructional Award for Curriculum Development has been presented to Katrina Black. Her presentation, “Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Beliefs about Learning,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. To register for this event and receive the zoom link to the presentation, register here.
by Sarah Isaacson, GLAS Program Director
Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is a free program designed for international graduate students who wish to improve their English communication and cultural skills.
Through small-group conversations that matter, students gain experience participating in class discussions, responding to questions, and listening effectively.
GLAS coaches work with students to help them better understand U.S. university expectations and gain insight into what students and instructors expect from each other in the classroom. GLAS students who are already teaching can practice lectures or lab presentations with their coach. All international graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in the program.
The GLAS Spring 2021 appointment schedule is now available. Visit our page to learn more and to sign up for a weekly appointment.
Writing in the Discipline (Write-D) announces a new partnership with the Chemical Engineering Department beginning with the Spring semester.
Write-D provides a dedicated time and space (currently via Zoom) for graduate students to get work done and receive support on writing projects within their discipline, such as manuscripts, research proposals, etc. Guest speakers from the Department and industry visit to present briefly on research, writing, and publishing tips.
Currently participating departments and facilitators include:
- Biological Sciences: Ruby Alhajjar
- Biomedical Engineering: Ami Kling
- Chemical Engineering: Daniel Kulas
- Civil & Environmental Engineering: Jessica Daignault
Contact your department’s Write-D facilitator or Write-D Coordinator Sarah Isaacson, for more information.