National Academy of Education/Spencer Fellowship Programs in Education Research

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National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research 
The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and up to 35 fellowships will be awarded. Additional guidelines and the fellowship application form are available on our website. Website:
Deadline to apply: October 1, 2015

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research 
*** The Postdoctoral Fellowship has undergone an applicant qualification change. Please note the new eligibility requirements pertaining to the date in which the doctoral degree was earned. ***

The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014.  This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Up to 30 NAEd/Spencer Fellowships will be awarded. Additional guidelines and the fellowship application form are available on our website.
Deadline to apply: November 5, 2015

Contact Information: 
Abigail Bell, Program Officer
Phone: 202-334-1947

The National Academy of Education greatly appreciates support and funding from the Spencer Foundation to provide and administer these fellowship programs. For more information on the Spencer Foundation, please visit

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UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry: 2016 Boyer/Cram/Libby Teacher-Scholar Fellowship

Boyer Cram Libby Teacher-Scholar Flyer 2016

Part-Time Research Assistant at Truth in Labeling

Truth in Labeling is seeking a graduate student in biochemistry or chemistry to work as a part time research assistant for the non-profit.

The non-profit’s website can be accessed at for those who may wish to visit the website and learn more about the non-profit.

Nonprofit corporation newly formed by Professor Emeritus from the University of Massachusetts, seeks graduate student in biochemistry or chemistry to work as a part time assistant to help with on-line literature searches to determine whether claims made in the marketing of dietary supplements, food products and beverages are substantiated by scientific studies, and to provide additional assistance as needed.


Hours are flexible, with a minimum of 20 hours per month, though more hours may be needed to fulfill the duties of the position.

Please submit your CV to


The Job Landscape Today and Tomorrow: The San Diego View

The Job Landscape Today and Tomorrow: The San Diego View

Most employers agree that the workforce of tomorrow will need a deep
knowledge of computer science, IT, big data, math, and other
STEM-related abilities, not just for science and tech jobs, but for all
occupations. Such skills are essential for San Diego’s booming biotech
and life sciences industry (ranked third largest in the country), as
well as other large employers in IT, manufacturing and health care. The
U.S. Navy, too, has recruited strong STEM talent for more than two
decades and partnered with a range of San Diego schools and universities
to actively equip students with necessary skills through tech fairs and
afterschool and enrichment programs. Hear from several San Diego region
industry experts about what skills they need most – today, tomorrow, and
well into the future.

Watch UCSD-TV in San Diego on Cox Ch. 135, Time Warner Ch. 1231, AT&T
Uverse Ch. 99, and UHF (no cable) Ch. 35. Video archives, podcast
downloads, broadcast schedules and more are available online at

UCSD Summer Intern Presentations at Pharmatek (Tues, August 18th)

For the second summer, UCSD has an opportunity for staff, faculty with industry/undergrad career interests, and undergraduate pre-professional org leaders to visit Pharmatek this Tuesday, Aug 18, from 11.30-1.30 for lunch, intern presentations, and alumni engagement.


Also, if you know of any top undergraduates working in labs on campus or the Research Mesa this summer, please invite them as well.  It would be nice to give 2-4 students interested in an industry career the opportunity to visit and speak with their peers and alumni.


Those interested should RSVP to Joe Cribari ( by Friday, August 14.

American Chemical Society 45th Western Regional Meeting (Nov 6-8)

American Chemical Society
45th Western Regional Meeting (WRM2015)
November 6 – 8, 2015
San Marcos, CA
The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 45th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society is quickly approaching! The online deadline is August 26, 2015, so please visit to get more information and to submit your abstract. WRM 2015 attendees who are also presenting at the meeting will get a special Registration rate, so take advantage of this opportunity to present your work at WRM! If you want to organize a specific session or symposium, please contact us immediately at

Exhibitor and Sponsor Packets are found at and offer a number of unique opportunities to get involved and network. Registration will be open this coming week, so please visit to get more information. We want to thank some of our current Exhibitors: Magritek (, Grace Discovery Sciences ( and Bruker AXS Inc. (

There are a number of Western Region and ACS Awards being given at this meeting, including the E. Ann Nalley Volunteer Service Award, the ACS CHED Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching, and the new Partners for Progress & Prosperity (P3) Award. The nomination packets for each of these awards can be found at All nominations should be submitted to by September 1, 2015 for consideration by the Awards Committee.

If you are interested in volunteering at WRM or on the Awards Committee, please contact us at for more information and opportunities.

Follow us on Twitter at: @2015WRM for real time updates and meeting information. We will be live tweeting the meeting as well, including tweeting information about our speakers, posters, exhibitors and sponsors, so don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this social networking experience!

2015 WRM Chair: Dr. Sandra Thompson (
Programming Co-Chairs: Dr. Michael Kleinman (, Dr. Keisuke Ikehata (
Awards Chair: Dr. Sanda Sun (

The Orange County Section of the American Chemical Society
P.O. Box 211
Placentia, CA 92871