Day: October 22, 2013

Rescheduled CGS webinar on NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

We are pleased to announce a rescheduled date for the CGS webinar, Preparing Graduate Research Fellowship Applications. Due to the lapse in government funding, this event had to be postponed from its original date.

Webinar date:  Wednesday, October 23, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

Register at: https://cgsnet.webex.com/cgsnet/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=662517093

Once registered, you will receive a follow-up email with specific directions for how to participate on October 23.


DOE Scholars Program is now accepting applications

The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

Application deadline is January 12, 2014 at midnight EST.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
  • Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
  • Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status)
  • Travel arrangements to and from appointment site

Eligibility requirements:

  • US Citizens
  • Undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university

For an overview of the program, click here.

To contact the DOE Scholars Program, click here.


Michigan Tech Scientists Verify Nanodiamond Discovery

Diamonds, usually forged in overwhelming heat and pressure miles deep in the Earth’s mantle, have now been made at atmospheric pressure and 100 degrees Celcius—the boiling point of water.

No one will be wearing these diamonds on their ring finger, however.  They are nanodiamonds, just two or three nanometers across, invisible to all but electron microscopes. But their properties could be as alluring as crown jewels. Unlike the other form of carbon, graphite, diamond is a semiconductor, similar to silicon, which is the dominant material in the electronics industry, and gallium arsenide, which is used in lasers and other optical devices.

The discovery, by project leader Mohan Sankaran, Associate Professor of chemical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, was aided by Physics Professor Yoke Khin Yap and graduate student Boyi Hao of Michigan Tech.  Using ultraviolet Ramen spectroscopy in Yap’s lab, they confirmed that Sankaran’s group had indeed made nanodiamonds.

Find out more at the Michigan Tech news site.

Published in Tech Today.


Peace Corps Information Session at Michigan Tech

Peace Corps Recruiter Brett Heimann will conduct an information session on Peace Corps overseas service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in MUB Alumni Lounge A.

He will be joined by Scott Hillard, Michigan Tech Peace Corps Master’s International recruiter, who will also talk about how to serve in Peace Corps and complete a master’s degree at the same time.

Published in Tech Today