YEAH Youth Conference: EnvironYouth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education Call for Abstracts

Michigan Tech is co-sponsoring the spring virtual global conference of the Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education (YEAH) on April 21. Abstracts will be accepted until March 22.

Environmental Conservation, Sustainability and Equity in 2021: A YEAH Youth Conference is the third Global Virtual Conference hosted by the YEAH. It is organized by an international team of students from the U.S., UK, Peru and Australia.

Seeking: 

  • Student Presenters (group or individual; class projects welcome)
  • Student Session Moderators (Great experience, with a great team! Contact sgreen@mtu.edu)
  • Audience
  • We are seeking abstract submissions for e-posters, short talks, storymaps, or other formats, centered around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as conservation, sustainability, parks and protected areas, urban ecology, social sciences, etc.

Abstract submission is free.

Registration is also free.

Proceedings from last year’s YEAH student conference are posted to the Digital Commons.

by Sarah Green, Chemistry.


Applications are Open for Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) at Michigan Tech

The Pavlis Honors College is accepting applications to the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The internship program will run from September through mid-April and is open to any undergraduate student on campus with an identified faculty research mentor. Faculty and students who are already working together are welcome to apply.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide equivalent matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1,600 paid at a rate of $10/hour over the course of the internship. Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages or consult their chairs, deans, or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the application process can be found here. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, April 9. Faculty will need to supply a letter of support as part of the application package. If you have questions about the submission process, please email urip@mtu.edu.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible with the support of the Pavlis Honors College and by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.

By Pavlis Honors College.


A prestigious postdoctoral fellowship in Singapore for early-career researchers

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities. NTU has a vibrant research eco-system with a high proportion of early career researchers. It has a healthy environment for interdisciplinary research collaboration and the research is well funded. NTU invites outstanding early-career researchers to apply for appointment as a NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow.

The application is open from 15 January 2021 to 15 April 2021 (Singapore Time, UTC+8).

Applications must submitted in electronic format via NTU Online Application Portal.


Linda and Bipin Doshi Professor Position at Missouri S&T

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla is seeking outstanding applicants for a new Linda and Bipin Doshi Professor or Associate Professor position in one of the areas of drug delivery, biomaterials, biopharmaceuticals, tissue engineering, energy (including but not limited to renewable fuels, batteries and multiphase reactors engineering). Preference will be given to the best applicants who can contribute to the department’s areas of strength related to drug delivery, energy and multiphase reaction engineering. Competitive salary commensurate to qualifications of the candidate will be offered.

Interested candidates should electronically submit their application consisting of: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a diversity statement, and 6) complete contact information for at least four references to Missouri S&T’s Human Resources Office at: https://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic-employment/  using Reference Number 00078420.


OPEN POSITION-Specialized Teaching Faculty (University of Illinois)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks energetic and student-oriented individuals for a Specialized Teaching Faculty position – Teaching Professor (all ranks – Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor) and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer.

Teaching Faculty positions are 9-month (Aug 16- May 15; paid over 12 months), full-time academic appointments (non-tenure track). The Department has approximately 600 total undergraduate students. The principal duties are to (i) effectively teach required Chemical Engineering undergraduate courses, and (ii) develop, implement and evaluate programs that improve the engagement and education of the students within the program.

According to the website:

the application window has closed, but we anticipate that the review of applications will take until approximately March 12th and we will keep the application window open until then.  Apply at apply https://go.illinois.edu/CHBEPositions.