Department Colloquia – Michael Burkart



Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar Program

Dear Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Students,

We are excited to announce that our department will once again be participating in the Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar (SGTS) program. This is a tremendous opportunity for anyone who is considering an academic career to teach a Summer 2018 Summer Session course, and who wishes to have a mentored teaching experience.  Additional details about the SGTS program can be found here:

Please note that eligibility criteria for Teaching Scholars include: (1) Advancement to candidacy by February 2, 2018; (2) Full-time graduate student status; nominees may not be scheduled to receive their Ph.D. prior to the Summer Session teaching appointment; and (3) Successful completion of the CET course “Teaching + Learning at the College Level”.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please email Jeanine Kolinko ( by Monday, October 30th  with the following materials: (1) CV, (2) statement of interest (limited to 1-2 pages), (3) brief summary of your qualifications, and (4) letter of support from your faculty advisor. Only those graduate students who meet the eligibility criteria and have obtained the consent of their research advisor will be considered.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Jeanine Sun Kolinko

Graduate Program Manager

UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry

9500 Gilman Drive – MC 0303

La Jolla CA, 92093-0303 | (858)822-6014 |

Thesis Defense – Melissa Lynn Helm

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship


One Heart Source

My name is Kristina Medero and I am the Health Program Director for One Heart Source, and a Health Communication graduate student. I am reaching out again to share with you our 2018 application for our service-learning program in Cape Town, South Africa has opened. Considering many of your pre-med or health-focused students seeking new perspectives on health applied last year, I want extend the innovation for them to apply again now.  The Health Innovation Program still aims to democratize healthy living by focusing on three objectives: Cultivating Future Health Professionals, Understanding Community Health, and Creating Innovative Solutions.  Considering Sub-Saharan Africa has 1.3% of the world’s healthcare professionals, yet 25%¹ of the world’s disease burden, together, we aim to build a bridge between health services and those who need healing.


University of Califonia-San Diego Students,

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Service Learning Programs. We are offering 2 and 4 week Health Innovation programs in South Africa!

As an OHS Volunteer you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Mentor students who strive to become healthcare professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through the pursuit of social justice.
  • Enhance health care skills in real-world environments

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2018 Application

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

Learn more about our Health Program here.One Hear Source

Chair’s Scholar Fellowship – University of Pittsburgh

As you know as a member of the Pitt community, our excellence in research depends on finding top graduate students from across the country and around the world. I invite you and your department to nominate your top two students for a Chair’s Scholar Fellowship in the Dept. of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.

Many of you helped last year and we had one of the strongest groups of applicants ever, with over 40 fellowship nominations. We hope you might help again this year.

The Chair’s Scholar Fellowship can include a summer research fellowship of up to $6,800 over four months to support a research experience in the summer before matriculation, a personal computer and an Excellence Award of $4,500 over their first three terms at Pitt. These awards are on top of our generous graduate stipend (currently $27,675), full tuition, and health insurance provided to all graduate students.

Please contact us with the names, e-mail addresses, campus mailing addresses and research interests of your two top students before Friday, November 3rd. This will allow us time to inform students of their nomination and explain what they need to do to apply for fellowship consideration. The nomination form can be found online:

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Thanks and best regards,

-Geoff Hutchison

Chair of the Graduate Recruiting Committee

Prof. Geoffrey Hutchison

Department of Chemistry

University of Pittsburgh

tel: (412) 648-0492


twitter: @Pitt_Chemistry


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Pfizer Fellowship 2017-2018 – Cover Letter Information

Pfizer Academic-Industrial Relations Diversity fellowship, for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.  The program is essentially the same as last year. We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduates from historically under-represented ethnic groups to participate in this research fellowship program. The same requirements and qualifications apply.  This is a $15K fellowship divided into $12K for the student stipend and $3000 that may be used for lab and travel costs.  The student is required to write a report of his/her progress in January 2018 and will be invited to present his/her research at the La Jolla site at the end of the 2018 summer.  Application deadline is October 23th, 2017.

The research areas of interest  that we will consider funding include organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, crystallography and structural/chemical biology.

Attached is a cover letter describing the program in more detail along with a copy of the application and a flyer to post around the department. Please also feel free to circulate to other interested colleagues/students.

We look forward to hearing from you and some excellent UCSD chemistry undergraduate students.  Thank you also in advance for your help in making this program a success.

Feel free to contact me if you need more information.


Paul Richardson

Attached is the PDF version of the application. 2017-2018 AIR Application


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