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!


ChemPAL Coffee Meetup!

ChemPAL is having a Coffee Meetup this Weds 5/23 from 10-11am at Mandeville coffee cart! Come hang out with fellow students, drink FREE COFFEE, and get advice from chem grad students on classes, undergraduate research, jobs, professional school, and more! ChemPALcoffee.jpg

NSF – REU – University of Southern California

This ten-week program is an opportunity for students to conduct research in residence in our Chemistry Department. We offer projects in chemistry, biochemistry, and nanoscience. Housing, student health insurance and travel costs are covered by the Chemistry Department, and students will also receive a stipend. Sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply online by visiting:

Please be advised that the application deadline is February 15, 2018.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Program Coordinator, Anahit Martirosyan by email at


2018 NSF-funded REU Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville

It is our pleasure to inform you of the 2018 NSF-funded REU Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. This program offers a 10-week intensive research experience spanning the field of chemistry. While research opportunities across all traditional chemistry disciplines are available, the focus of our REU site is on the development of advanced materials for energy and sensing applications.

In addition to the research experience, participants in our REU program will engage in a range of activities designed to develop complementary skills that are beneficial for success in graduate school and scientific research careers. These include professional development programs such as enhancing presentation and writing skills as well as site visits to local research institutions including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Eastman Chemical. REU students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week program, free housing on campus and up to $500 of reimbursement on eligible costs for travel to and from Knoxville.

We would greatly appreciate any help you could provide in encouraging students to apply to this program. Further information as well as the online application for the program can be found at the website below.

Application deadline: February 1st, 2018

Michael Best

–Michael D. Best, Ph.D.Paul and Wilma Ziegler Professor

Director of Graduate Studies Department of Chemistry Buehler Hall room 353

The University of TennesseeKnoxville, TN 37996 (865) 974-8658

Faculty page:

Research group page:

Upcoming Workshops, Panels, & Info Sessions (Incl. Graduate & Professional School Fair) Oct 16 – 31

Check out the following workshops, panels, and information sessions coming up this month!

Graduate and Professional School Fair
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 10:30am-2:30pm
Location: Library Walk

UC Law Schools Admissions Panel
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Horizon Room, Career Center

Is Grad School Right for You? workshop
Date: Monday, October 16 or Wednesday, November 8
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Horizon Room, Career Center

National University of Natural Science Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Round Room, Career Center

Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University Medical School Information Session

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Round Room, Career Center

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Session

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Round Room, Career Center

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Round Room, Career Center


Career Paths in Pharmacy Day 2017:  What You Don’t Know Will Surprise You!

Dear Pharm Chem Majors,

Please see below for a message from the Office of Pre-Health Advising and the USC School of Pharmacy:

Career Paths in Pharmacy Day 2017:  What You Don’t Know Will Surprise You!

Are you considering a career in health care?  Are you interested in considering a career within pharmacy?

With a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from USC, you will have the opportunity to engage and lead in public health efforts, patient safety initiatives, integrated clinical practices with physicians and medical groups, managed care, specialty drugs, personalized medicine, and many other high-impact roles.  Pharmacy today has evolved into specialized clinical and leadership roles; even the corner drugstore you’re familiar with is changing from a product-driven to service-driven industry.

To learn more about new and developing opportunities in the pharmacy profession, please join us at the USC School of Pharmacy for Careers Paths in Pharmacy Day on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 12pm-4pm on the Health Sciences Campus (HSC). You will have the opportunity to meet with USC Pharmacy faculty and students! YOU MUST RSVP by clicking HERE !!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 11th!