Yale Department of Chemistry
Yale Chemistry Newsletter February 24, 2017


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Please note the Department Office has temporarily relocated to the third floor of SCL, east side (SCL 246-252).

The Department of Energy's Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications. The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist, with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. For more information and to apply by Tuesday, May 16, 2017, click here.

Eastman Chemical Company is sponsoring an award for research excellence by a student in applied polymer science in partnership with the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE). Graduate students are invited to submit entries including an abstract and a preprint of up to two pages conforming to the former PMSE preprint format. Completed applications and preprints must be submitted via email by March 20, 2017. Instructions regarding application procedures are available from John W. Gilmer.

The Chemistry Education Group is excited to announce a new outreach activity in collaboration with the Yale Pathways to Science Program, and is looking for graduate student and postdoc volunteers. Pathways to Science is a non-profit program that allows local middle and high school students a chance to explore science at Yale. Please contact Alex Parobek if interested in volunteering.

Please click here for updates on the Yale Science Building, including information about the YSB Construction Phase Pedestrian Impact. The project encompasses the construction of a new state of the art sciences laboratory at the approximate location of the soon to be demolished J.W. Gibbs building, an expansion of the KBT concourse, a comprehensive renovation of the KBT Plaza, a lecture hall, and a common area at the south end of KBT Plaza.



The GREEN Hawai'i program will take place from June 13-26, 2017 in West O'ahu and Honolulu. This internship will focus on Sustainable Community Food Systems & Energy. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the 2017 Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF Pitt 2017). Summer research opportunities are available for up to five female or minority undergraduate students majoring in chemistry. Interested students are encouraged to apply online here. Review of applications will begin on February 23, 2017.

NYU Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NYU-MRSEC) is offering a 10-week REU program for rising sophomores and juniors. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to Engineering Center undergraduates to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. For more information on NYU MRSEC, click here. For more information and to apply to the REU program, click here.

The Undergraduate Radiochemistry Summer School sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy is seeking outstanding junior or senior level undergraduates. The program is hosted by the Oregon State University School of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) and the Department of Chemistry in Covallis, Oregon. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Center for Chemical Evolution Summer Undergraduate Research Program allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research over ten weeks with a faculty mentor working in the field of chemical evolution and origins of life chemistry. Students are trained in research methods, data analysis, and written/oral communication of their results. For details and to apply, click here.

Save the Date

Science on Saturdays at Yale: Fun science lectures for "kids" of all ages. Saturday, March 4: Judy Cha, "Watching Atoms Move"; Saturday, April 1: Tim Newhouse, "Not for Fools: Organic Synthesis of Natural Products." Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 10am-noon.

The 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize is now open for submissions. The Prize is open to those who have just completed or are still working on their PhD. Submissions will be accepted until March 13. For more information, click here. To apply, click here.

The Northeast Section Younger Chemist Committee (NSYCC) will be hosting a student research conference this spring at Harvard University on April 8, 2017. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 8, 2017. Click here for more information and to submit your abstract.


Tuesday, February 28. Lecture in Physical Chemistry. "Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy in Liquid and Solid Rare Gases." Professor Christian Merten, Ruhr-University Bochum. Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 4:00 pm.

Thursday, March 2.
STEM Education Seminar. "When active learning fails: How faculty beliefs and intentions inform their teaching and influence student outcomes." Professor Stanley Lo, University of California, San Diego. Room 121, Center for Teaching and Learning in SML (301 York St.), 3:00 pm.



The Space Grant Consortium encourages all undergraduate and graduate students conducting NASA-related research to apply for a student grant. For more information on how to apply by March 14, 2017, click here. Please note that you must contact FRMS two weeks prior to the deadline if you intend to apply. Please see the below attachment for details.


Job Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry at Whitman College is inviting applications for two full-time visiting positions in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in 1. physical and general chemistry and 2. organic chemistry and general chemistry. For more information, please see the below attachment.

The Department of Chemistry at Howard University invites applications to fill two tenure-track assistant professor positions in Chemistry beginning fall 2017. Applicants in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered. Please see the below attachment for more details on the positions and how to apply.

The Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows for a two-year program. For more information on the program, click here. Click here to apply by April 10, 2017.

There is a PhD position available at the Institute of Biostructure and Bioimaging in Catania, Italy. The research activity will be focused on the chemical and biochemical characterization of proteins involved in neurodegenerative disorders. For more information, click here or see the below attachment. The deadline for applications is March 30th.

There are several openings available for synthetic chemists at Abbvie in Lake County, IL. To apply, click here.

Environment America is hiring and would like to alert graduating seniors to their available positions. Click here for a full listing of jobs.