2015 Summer Undergraduate Opportunity at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science is offering a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)!

ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, higher-performance computing, systems biology, and national security. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience!


  • 10 weeks (June 1-August 7) engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist/engineer
  • Career development workshops/lab tours
  • $500 per week stipend and limited travel reimbursement/housing allowance (for those who qualify)

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. Institution AND have completed at least one year as an undergraduate (at the time of application)*
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

*Please note-the internship requires a full-time (at least 40 hours per week) commitment onsite at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Some students find it reasonable to take online or evening classes during the course of the internship. Undergraduate credits obtained in high school cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement.

Application deadline: January 9, 2015 5:00 p.m. ET

Apply online now at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

Email suli@orau.org for questions or additional information


Administered by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institution for Science and Education

Science Policy Fellowship Opportunities at IDA

The STPI Science Policy Fellowship is recruiting a new class of Fellows for 2015-2017. The Science Policy Fellows program is for recent bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients with backgrounds in engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, mathematical sciences or statistics, and learning sciences. The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center that supports the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation. This two-year program provides a unique opportunity for recent graduates to gain science and technology policy experience. Policy research will focus on areas such as energy and the environment, space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, evaluation, life sciences, information technologies, national security, and STEM education.

Interested applicants can learn more and apply by visiting: https://jobs-ida.icims.com/jobs/2288/ida—stpi-science-policy-fellowship-program/job

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Winter 2015 Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Workshop

Winter 2015 Formatting Workshop Flyer


 Q:        Do I need to R.S.V.P.?

A:        It is not necessary; we look forward to seeing you there.

Q:        Who should attend this workshop?

A:        All PhD, EdD, DMA, MA/MS (plan I/Thesis), and MFA students who are preparing to write or have already started to write their dissertation/thesis.

 Q:        Will there be another workshop offered?

A:        The spring 2015 workshop is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday April 7, 2015                               

Q:        Will there be another workshop offered this quarter?

A:        No, only one workshop per quarter is planned.

Q:        I won’t be able to attend this workshop; can I meet with you individually?

A:        This workshop is intended to be a “preview” to the preliminary appointment.    Both the Preliminary Appointment and the Final Appointment are still required regardless of your attendance at this workshop.

Q:        What do you go over at this workshop?  Can I have handouts?

A:        We review the manual ( http://grad.ucsd.edu/_files/academic-affairs/Dissertations_Theses_Formatting_Manual.pdf ) and discuss common errors.  The manual is the “handout” which is only available via the link provided.

Q:        If I attended a previous workshop, can I still come to this one?

A:        Yes, we will repeat the information that we went over last time, but it may be beneficial as you may have additional questions.

Q:        If I have scheduled my preliminary appointment to be before this workshop, would it still be beneficial for me to attend?

A:        Yes, we will repeat the information that we went over during your preliminary appointment, but it may be beneficial as you may have additional questions.  You may also consider rescheduling your preliminary appointment for after this workshop.

Q:        I’m planning on defending in the winter or spring Quarter, can I still attend?

A:        Yes!  The earlier you start preparing the formatting of your thesis/dissertation, the better.

Q:        I’m planning on defending in the spring or summer quarter; Can I schedule my preliminary appointment now?

A:        No, we have found that it is not beneficial for a student to see an Academic Adviser with an incomplete thesis/dissertation.  It is recommended that you have your preliminary appointment closer to your defense once your thesis/dissertation is fully written and formatted.

Q:        What are the deadlines for submitting my dissertation or thesis?

A:        All deadlines for pertaining to degrees are posted at http://grad.ucsd.edu/progress/academicdeadlines/index.html

Q:        How do I schedule my preliminary appointment?

A:        You may schedule your preliminary appointment at https://ogs-calendar.ucsd.edu/

Q:        Should I schedule my final appointment?

A:        If you know the date of your defense and you need a final appointment that is not more than 60 days in the future, you may schedule your final appointment.  You may schedule your final appointment at https://ogs-calendar.ucsd.edu/

Q:        Do you offer tech support?

A:        No, the Graduate Division does not offer tech support.  Students are expected to appropriately format their own thesis/dissertation.

Q:        Can I use a formatting service?      

A:        It is expected that students format their own thesis/dissertation.  Documents that are submitted after being looked at by a formatting service often contain many errors in need of correction.

Q:        Is there a template?

A:        The Graduate Division does not have any approved templates.  Although there are some templates that are being shared by students, no template is perfect and changes may still be required.

Q:        Can I bring my thesis or dissertation to the workshop?

A:        You are welcome to bring your thesis/dissertation if you have specific questions but the Academic Advisers will not be able to do a complete review of your document.

Q:        Can you explain the permission letters?

A:        All questions pertaining to permission letter/copyright issues will be answered in detail at the workshop.


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Gain Experience, Recieve Mentoring, and Recieve a Stipend From the CCE Summer Research Program!

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Kamen Prize Lecture – Miao-Ping Chien – Jan 21, 2015


Summer 2015 Research Opportunities at Georgia Tech!

Website: https://ww2.chemistry.gatech.edu/reu/

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2015

Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate majors are invited to apply for a ten-week (May 24- July 31, 2015) research program. Program participants will receive a stipend of $5,000, a travel allowance, and housing. Participants supported by must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.

REU students carry out a research project under the direction of a faculty member in School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”). Projects are available in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical, and polymer chemistry with a number of projects involving interdisciplinary research perspectives. Contributions by undergraduate participants often result in publication of papers in the peer-reviewed literature with the student listed as an author.  In addition to full time research, students participate in a number of professional development seminars, site visits to scientific companies/government labs, and social activities with fellow students and other REU groups on the Georgia Tech campus. Students interested in a career in research are encouraged to apply.  Please use the website above to apply to the Chemistry and Biochemistry REU Program at Georgia Tech.