Paid Research Internships at École Polytechnique in France

In the frame of the cooperation between UC San Diego and École Polytechnique in France, students are invited to apply for the 2020 Internship Program at École Polytechnique. This paid program is aimed at supporting collaboration between École Polytechnique and a selected group of international partners, as well as supporting scientific collaborations. With this objective, the Internship Program gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to carry out a 3 to 6-month internship in laboratories of École Polytechnique. Located in the heart of the Université Paris-Saclay research cluster, the l’X laboratories offer the chance to work on cutting-edge research topics in a highly internationalized environment.

The Program is open to students at the following levels:

Undergraduate: Bachelor’s students in their 3rd or 4th year

Graduate: Master’s students in their 1st or 2nd year and PhD students/candidates

Submit the interest form by COB on Friday, January 17, 2020: http://bit.ly/UCSD-Ecole-20 

Learn more here: https://programmes.polytechnique.edu/en/exchange-programs/internship-program-for-international-students/program-details  Questions about the program can be directed to Tamara Schaps in the Graduate Division at tschaps@ucsd.edu.

Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Opportunity

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The University of Texas at Austin Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program runs from June 1 – August 7. SURI brings together innovative undergraduate student minds from prestigious universities across the country to UT PGE to research significant energy topics with world-class faculty members.

Interns receive an insider look at graduate level work conducted at UT PGE, home to the No. 1 petroleum engineering graduate and undergraduate programs in the country according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. In addition to participating in the meaningful academic research, interns learn about the diverse areas of petroleum and geosystems engineering and build strong relationships with their cohort.

SURI is a rewarding 10-week program, offering a $4,000 stipend for visiting students. In addition, UT PGE provides funding to travel to Austin and housing in an on-campus residence hall that includes a stipend for meals. For UT students the program offers a $5,000 stipend, which does not include housing or meal stipends.

All requirements below must be met in order to be considered:

  • Have a 3.25+ GPA
  • Have taken at least 45 hours of credit at your current institution (AP credit does not count)
  • Not be a current freshman or graduating May 2020 senior
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Fully commit to the 10-week program
  • Be majoring in engineering, geosciences, math, or natural sciences
  • Be enrolled in a four-year institution

The SURI program is intended for students who have a strong desire to pursue a Ph.D. or M.S. in petroleum engineering.

Apply SURI 2020

http://www.pge.utexas.edu/research/internship

American Chemical Society Singapore IREU Program

Description: The American Chemical Society (ACS) International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program is a bilateral exchange that allows talented young chemical and materials scientists to spend a summer conducting research in another country. Students spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier chemical and materials science research projects under the guidance of faculty members and graduate student mentors to sharpen scientific skills, develop collaborations with scientists abroad, and experience the life and culture of a foreign country. For the summer of 2020, up to five students from the United States will be selected to conduct research in Singapore at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Applicants have the opportunity to choose between three laboratory projects, working closely with NUS professors over the course of the summer. The entire program will be conducted in English. This program is only for U.S. undergraduate students enrolled at a U.S. institution. Students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students do not need to be a member of ACS nor is membership status a criterion used in judging applicants.

Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:29 PM EST. For more information, please visit the ACS IRES Singapore page or email us at IRES@acs.org

Exciting Research Volunteer Opportunity!

Undergraduate Research Position Open for Battery Project in Wearable Electronics and Sustainable Grid Storage

Hello undergrad community! I’m looking for a passionate and communicative 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student to take the position of undergraduate research assistant in the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion. Together we will work to improve the performance of novel batteries for applications in flexible wearable electronics and grid storage.
My goal for the accepted applicant is to get a first-hand experience in research and to be involved in the brain-storming and creative process. Applicants are encouraged to be passionate about science and not only in it for the career development alone. This is a volunteer position with a requirement of about 15hrs/wk of lab work, so an inherent interest and drive is necessary for it to be an enjoyable and productive experience. With good work performed throughout the year, undergraduate researchers are encouraged to stay through the summer in paid positions. The project details are below.

Project Details:
Printable, Flexible, and Rechargeable Printed Batteries
·       In this project we explore making high throughput low-cost printed batteries for applications in medical devices and wearable technology.
·       The main task of the undergraduate researcher will be to print batteries, troubleshoot fabrication procedures, and help in improving overall performance. After a bit of time in gaining experience, the hired applicant will be encouraged to use advanced characterization techniques, such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), to image and monitor the morphological evolution and microstructure of our materials.

Porous 3D Electrodes for Grid Storage Applications
·       This project makes use of some beautiful electrochemistry in synthesizing novel electrodes for low-cost and high energy dense batteries for grid storage. The student involved will be tasked in working with electrochemical cells, optimizing electrolyte solutions, and synthesizing porous 3D electrodes. To test these electrodes, the student will assemble small-scale batteries to be scanned and characterized by advance X-Ray imaging instruments.

For consideration, please submit your resume to jdscharf@eng.ucsd.edu with the email subject line “Undergraduate Research Interest” to set up a potential interview.  Deadline is Monday, Oct. 14th.  Also, feel free to check out our group’s website: http://smeng.ucsd.edu/. Please note that joining this project also means joining the group and gaining access to the community and knowledge of the researchers involved. Looking forward to your submissions! 

Apply Now to Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

NIST Summer Internship Program Makes It Easier for Students to Apply

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has made it more straightforward for students to apply to the agency’s prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. Students can now apply for a paid fellowship directly through USAjobs.gov, without the assistance of their college or university.

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ChemPAL Grad Student Research Panel! | Tues 6/5

Hi everyone,

 ChemPAL invites you to its Grad Student Research Panel next Tues 6/5 at 5:30-7pm in NSB Auditorium

At the event, you will hear short talks from grad students about their research and how/why they decided to pursue it and grad school. You will also have time to ask your own questions about research, grad school, and more! 

 This is a great chance to see what research entails, check out some of the many areas of chemistry research, and learn how to get started. It is also an excellent opportunity if you are already involved in undergrad research and considering grad school.

Email chempal@ucsd.edu and check out our website (chempal.ucsd.edu) if you have any questions or want additional information!