Teaching Position at SWCC

There is a temporary teaching position at South Western Community College – available for immediate staffing. There are two courses to teach: think of it as Chem 11 and junior Chem 11.


This is a great opportunity for any graduate who wants some experience in teaching.


For more information, please contact:

Tinh-Alfredo V. Khuong, Ph.D.

SCEA Treasurer

Prof of Chemistry, Chair of Physical Sciences

Southwestern College
School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
Tel. (619) 421-6700 ext. 5731
Fax. (619) 482-6503

2014 Entrepreneur Challenge

Please see the attached flyer for more information. The first event is December 4th.


Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program – Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2014

The DOE Scholars Program is now open for application through Jan 12, 2014.  Please post the attached flier and forward this e-mail to interested departments, professors, and students.

If you have questions you may contact me at 865-574-6440 or at barbara.dunkin@orau.org<mailto:barbara.dunkin@orau.org>.

DOE SCHOLARS PROGRAM – Explore the Possibilities!

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

Visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars<http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/> for more information or to apply – deadline is January 12, 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.
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
Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university.  The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.
Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program? E-mail doescholars@orise.orau.gov<mailto:doescholars@orise.orau.gov> or visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars<http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/>.re the Possibilities!



Invent with NASA

Invent with NASA

NASA, ETRI and the University of Pennsylvania have unlocked their patent portfolio to allow creative minds globally to invent new products using their technologies – ranging from new materials to nanotech, cryptography and even flying robots.

They’ve placed half a billion dollars’ worth of technology onto Marblar (http://www.marblar.com) a product development platform to serve as inspiration for you to create new products.

In an added twist, Samsung Innovation will be developing the most promising ideas into their next products and are offering 10% of the royalties for any they take into development.

This is your opportunity to not only create Samsung’s next product, but to use NASA technology while doing it.

Learn more and submit your concept at Marblar.com

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards



Sponsor:                                           National Institute of Health (NIH)
Participating Organization:          NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)

Internal Review Deadline:            November 22, 2013

Sponsor Deadlines:                        December 31, 2013 (Letter of Intent)

January 31, 2014 5:00 PM (Application)

Nominations allowed:                   Two (2) per university

Award Amount:                              Up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative costs.

Duration:                                          (5) years


This is a limited submission opportunity that requires internal review; please see internal review instructions attached.


Award Description:  The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career. For these select investigators, who have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual leadership, drive, and maturity, post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards also provide an opportunity for institutions to invigorate their research programs by bringing in the fresh perspectives of the awardees that they host.


Eligible Individuals:  At the time of application, the individual either 1) within the preceding twelve months must have received a terminal doctoral degree or completed medical residency or 2) within the following twelve months must complete all the requirements for a doctoral degree or complete a medical residency. The fellowship training period is NOT included in the clinical residency or equivalent training period. The date of degree receipt is that which appears on the official transcript for the degree. The time of application is the date when the application is submitted electronically to NIH through Grants.gov. In addition, at the time of application, the PD/PI must not have served as a post-doctoral fellow following a previous doctoral degree for more than one year.


At the time of funding to the grantee Institution, the Early Independence investigator must have received a PhD, MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, Dr PH, DNSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), PharmD, DSW, PsyD, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution (it is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution to determine if a foreign doctoral degree is equivalent). Certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met is also acceptable.


See funding opportunity for full details:  RFA-RM-13-009

Katzin Prize Awarded to Four UC San Diego Graduate Students

Katzin Prize Awarded to Four UC San Diego Graduate Students. Congratulations Brandon Cisneros! http://ow.ly/qBsMn

2014 Rising Star Awardee: Judy Kim

The ACS Women Chemists Committee has named Judy Kim as one of the ten recipients of its 2014 Rising Star Award. http://ow.ly/qBc2S