Student Life & Wellness Forum

Hi Chem Grads!

Your CGSC and the Chem Office are teaming up to bring you a Student Life & Wellness Forum on Tuesday, February 27th at 10:30 in the NSB Auditorium! The meeting will feature a presentation from CAPS entitled: “Self-Care and Stress Management” as well as information about other campus resources.

Please RSVP on facebook or by replying to this email (RSVP is not required but is recommended as space is limited). Coffee and lunch will be provided!

We hope to see you there!

Your CGSC Representatives |



Student Research Seminar

Hi grad students!

Join SWIGS and CGSC next week for our winter quarter Student Research Seminar! Featuring short talks by five of your fellow department grads, this one-hour seminar will allow grad student presenters to hone their general-audience speaking skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear an overview of some of the fascinating research going on in other subdivisions that may not normally be on your radar.

This seminar will be held next Wednesday, February 28th from 10:00AM-11:00PM in the NSB Auditorium.  Coffee and refreshments will be provided, and we encourage attendees to fill out ‘feedback’ forms (provided at the seminar) to help the student presenters hone their skills.

This quarter, our speakers were chosen by an open nomination process. If you think you may be interested in participating in future seminars, attend this event to see what it’s like! Students can be nominated by themselves, by other students, or by faculty members. One student from each of five subdivisions will present in each seminar.

Check out the attached flyer to see our amazing lineup of student speakers!

See you there!

Jessie Moreton (SWIGS) and Christian Seitz (CGSC)

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Developing Graduate Student Leadership Skills in Laboratory Safety – Register by 2/10

The ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety is sponsoring a new workshop to educate graduate students about lab safety culture and opportunities for promoting safety in their schools. The workshop called “Developing Graduate Student Leadership Skills in Laboratory Safety” will be held at the Spring National Meeting on Sunday March 18th from 3-6 p.m.

This 3 hour workshop will be led by two PhD students with extensive safety program experience. It will describe these efforts at the University of Illinois and University of Minnesota as well as literature from the ACS and the National Academy of Sciences that describes the opportunities and challenges of safety culture in the academic environment. These topics will be followed by discussion of practical steps graduate students can take at their institution to support improved safety cultures. The workshop is sponsored by the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety and ACS Office of Graduate Education, with technical support provided by leadership of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety. Participants will be awarded a “Graduate Student Safety Leader” certificate.


Space is limited! Priority registration deadline is February 10th, 2018. Register today for only $25 at: Contact for more information.


There is also a flyer posted here:

Note that this workshop is co-sponsored by the ACS Offices of Chemical Safety and Graduate Education, so the registration fee is only $25, with registration preference given to graduate students until February 10.


The DCHAS workshop schedule found at We have a couple of registrants already for the March New Orleans ACS national meeting, which is coming up soon.

TRiO – Student Summer Job 2018

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Gilead Employer Information Session

Dear Grads,

Gilead is recruiting Chemistry and Biochemistry grad students for their positions, and will be holding an employer information session tonight at 5:00 PM at the Career Center. See below for a flyer for the event, and be sure to RSVP on Port Triton.


Asmaa Khatib

Training Grant Program Coordinator

UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry | (858)-534-2263 |



RSVP on Port Triton

Summer Employment – Instructor or Teaching Assistant – Center for Talented Youth (CTY)


Summer 2018 Employment Opportunities

Chemistry Instructors and Teaching Assistants

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented and motivated elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at

We are currently seeking individuals to teach the following Chemistry-related courses:

  • The Edible World
  • Crystals and Polymers
  • Chemistry in Society
  • Fast-Paced High School Chemistry
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry


A full list of science courses, course descriptions, and sample syllabi can be found at:


Why teach for CTY?

  • competitive salary plus room and board at our east and west coast residential sites
  • all classes are taught by both an instructor and teaching assistant, and are limited to a maximum of 18 students per class
  • opportunity to teach gifted students, and work with other professionals in your field
  • science instructors are allotted a generous lab budget


Core Dates for 2018*:

Session 1: June 21 – July 14, 2018
Session 2: July 14 – August 4, 2018


*Note: dates may vary depending on location and position. For a full list of locations and dates, please visit


Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary for two sessions is $4,800 – $6,000 for instructors and $2,400 for TAs
  • Room and board are provided at residential sites. Travel assistance is provided to Hong Kong.


Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching assistant candidates are generally graduate or undergraduate students with experience tutoring or as a TA.
  • Instructor candidates generally have independent classroom teaching experience, graduate coursework, and at least a bachelor’s degree.


More Information


To Apply

Please fill out an online application at


Questions? Contact us at


Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.


Jessica Stephenson Reaves

Assistant Program Manager, Summer Programs

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth


Student Research Seminar

Hi grads!

Our next Student Research Seminar is coming soon! It will take place on Wednesday, February 28th from 10-11AM in NSB Auditorium. Speakers this quarter will be chosen by a nomination process– read below for more information.

The Student Research Seminar series is the perfect opportunity to give a short, general talk on your research to the department and received feedback from peers and faculty. Last quarter the seminar was very well-attended by grads and faculty (over 60 attendees!), but it was a low-pressure environment due to the general nature of the talks and the 5-speaker lineup; there wasn’t too much attention on any one speaker.

Just like last time, one speaker from each of the five subdivisions will present 10-minute talks in sequence, adding up to an hourlong seminar.  Snacks will be plentiful!

If you would like to be considered for a talk, just fill out the short form here:

If you would like to nominate another grad student for a talk, fill out this form:

Nominations will close one week from today, on Wednesday Jan 31st.  We welcome questions, and hope you will consider participating in this new opportunity!


Jessie Moreton and Christian Seitz