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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, without the assistance of their college or university.

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Research Experience- Johns Hopkins

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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 and check out our website ( if you have any questions or want additional information!

2017 University of Tennessee Knoxville Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

2017 University of Tennessee Knoxville Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) funded by NSF

Program: The UTK Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2018. Participants will work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. The program will also offer multiple seminars, workshops, site visits, and social events. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, free housing and parking on campus for ten weeks. Travel will be reimbursed up to $500.

 Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students.

Key Dates and Deadlines: 
02/01/2018: applications due

March /2018: offers made
May 28/2018: experience begins
Aug 4/2018: experience ends

For more information, including research projects, previous program events calendar and how to apply, see or contact program coordinator Dr. Rachel Rui at

Rachel Ru, Ph.D.

Recruiting, Publicity and Development Coordinator

Department of Chemistry

Buehler Hall 616

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: 865-974-8019

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates – CEMB – UPenn

The CEMB is a multi-institutional NSF-funded science and technology center whose focus is to understand the mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals.  Our mission is to use this knowledge to construct engineered tissues (and organs), create new scaffolds for tissue repair and regeneration, manage crops that are resistant to stresses and require fewer resources, among other things.

The application for this opportunity is now open.  The program will provide students with an environment to develop research skills while working on integrative projects.  At the same time, the students will have the opportunity to participate in social and professional development activities.  The 10-week program will run from May 29, 2018 to August 3, 2018 at two (2) separate locations: the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Washington University in St. Louis.  Placement will depend on the student’s research interests.  Students from historically under-represented backgrounds and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  The application deadline is February 16th, 2018 (link: description_ REU_flyer 2017-2018 (rev2).jpg