22nd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)

We are thrilled to announce that the 22nd annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) will be held at California State University, Fullerton on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014. SCCUR specializes in presenting the work of undergraduate students across all disciplines and serves as a friendly venue for students to introduce their scholarly or creative work (in a poster or 15-minute oral presentation).


Please encourage your students to participate in this exciting event, and please plan to attend the conference too! Abstracts are due October 6th, 2014.


This year’s keynote speaker be Bill Cunliffe Jazz pianist,, jazz pianist, composer, Grammy Award-winning arranger, and Professor of Music at CSUF.


Important Dates:

Abstract Deadline: October 6th

Notification of Accepted Abstracts: October 20th

Early Registration Deadline: November 7th

Conference Date: Saturday, November 22nd 7:30am – 5:30pm


How to Register:

Please see http://apps.fullerton.edu/sccur_csuf/ for registration.



Please see http://apps.fullerton.edu/sccur_csuf/guidelines/index.htm for information regarding submitting abstracts, conference requirements, formatting, and sample abstracts (per disciplines).


For general information visit http://www.fullerton.edu/sccur_csuf or email sccur_abstr@fullerton.edu (abstract questions), sccur_reg@fullerton.edu (registration questions) or sccur_other@fullerton.edu (other questions).


SCCUR conference co-directors are Drs. Scott Annin (College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics) and Binod Tiwari (College of Engineering and Computer Science).

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program


Announcements: The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Term. Access to the online application system is available here.


The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Term.

Applications are due October 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET.

SULI Program Overview

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 16 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.


Teaching Opportunity

For newly minted PhD or postdoc who might want to pursue a career in teaching at a small, liberal arts college, a four-year university or perhaps even a research-one university.

Looking for an enthusiastic and bright individual with some experience in synthesis and biochemistry, preferably protein expression and purification but that is not essential if the individual is a quick learner. This person will work with Stephen Martin (Dept of Chemistry at UT Austin) and teach a two-semester class in our Freshman Research Initiative (30-40 students) in a course entitled “Synthesis and Biological Recognition Stream”. The start date can be any time between about December 15 and April 1, 2015, but the earlier the better. Details may be found in course description and the job posting here: SBRS Hiring

Sugar mimic guides stem cells toward neu

Sugar mimic guides stem cells toward neural fate – http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/07/Sugar-Mimic-Helps-Embryonic-Stem.html

Postdoctoral Positions in the Gabbai Group – Dept of Chem, Texas A&M

Postdoctoral Positions available in the Gabbai Group:

One position is in the area of 18F PET imaging agent synthesis.  The successful candidate will be asked to investigate the synthesis and aqueous chemistry of organometallic main group fluorides.  The second position is in the more general area of heavy main group element chemistry with applications in anion sensing and solar energy conversion.  In addition to being talented chemists, the successful candidates should also show strong leadership skills.

Please encourage any suitable candidates to apply.  For more information on our chemistry, please see below or visit http://www.chem.tamu.edu/rgroup/gabbai/Publications.html


Associate Prof. Rommie Amaro is Awarded

Associate Prof. Rommie Amaro is Awarded $9 Million to Fund National Biomedical Computation Resource – http://www.calit2.net/newsroom/release.php?id=2414

We are pleased to announce the recipient

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-15 Chancellors Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring and Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar. The Chancellors Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring recognizes faculty mentors who serve as effective advisors, advocates,role models and colleagues to their postdoctoral trainees, and who promote high standards of professionalism and research integrity. This years recipients are among others, one of our own Associate Professor Nathan Gianneschi. Ph.D. of Chemistry and Biochemistry They will be honored on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony in Price Center Ballroom, 12:00-2:00 pm. Please join us in congratulating this years recipients and celebrating their achievements.