Yale Department of Chemistry
Yale Chemistry Newsletter March 10, 2017


Announcements


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The Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Professor Alanna Schepartz for being appointed as the Sterling Professor of Chemistry. Yale awards endowed chairs to those whose scholarship has brought distinction to the university. Please join us in celebrating Alanna’s achievement!

The Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Timothy Newhouse, Assistant Professor, on receiving the Sloan Research Fellowship. The fellowship program honors early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars - part of the next generation of scientific leaders. Please click here for the Yale News article highlighting Tim's achievement.

Yale University recognizes that students may wish to use preferred first names rather than their legal first names to identify themselves and supports students in this choice. Effective immediately, any student may designate a preferred first name for a variety of official university list and identification systems regardless of whether they have legally changed their name. More information can be found here.

A project to modernize Yale's telephone infrastructure in approximately 200 buildings on central campus is underway. These upgrades will begin the week of March 13. The telephone lines will be upgraded to a new provider, selected phones will be replaced with a VoIP-enabled phone, and the voicemail system will be upgraded to support VoIP technology. More information can be found here. The department is scheduled for upgrades according to the following schedule: March 15 - Chemistry Safety Building, March 16 - Kline Chemistry Lab, March 17 - Chemistry Research Building, TBD - Sterling Chemistry Lab.

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, a comprehensive renovation of the KBT Plaza, a lecture hall, and a common area at the south end of KBT Plaza.




Save the Date


Science on Saturdays at Yale: Fun science lectures for "kids" of all ages.  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.


Seminars


Monday, March 13. Thesis Seminar. "Computational Studies of the Water Oxidation in Photosystem II." Mikhail Askerka, Tully & Batista groups. Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 11:00 am.


Internships


The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. All sections will be from 6/19/17 to 8/11/17. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) is seeking innovative, sustainably-minded, engineering and science undergraduates to participate in a paid 8-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program will immerse participants in technical research and expose them to the graduate school experience. For more information and to apply by March 17, 2017, see the below attachment.

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.


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Job Opportunities


Amgen has two open positions for top synthetic organic chemistry talent. They are seeking PhD/Post-doctoral level candidates as well as Master's candidates for a Scientist and Senior Associate Scientist position, respectively. Both positions are available immediately are in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the Cambridge, MA research site. For more information and to apply online, click here.

Duke Kunshan University, a Sino-American partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University, is seeking candidates to join the founding faculty. DKU will be a world-class liberal arts college and research university that offers an innovative, interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum. For more information and 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.