Scholarship applications open for underrepresented students in the chemical sciences
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American students majoring in chemistry-related fields and pursuing chemistry-related careers. Qualified students may be studying at community colleges or four-year institutions. Graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply.
Eligible majors include, but are not limited to, chemistry, materials science, forensic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and chemical technology. Students pursuing pre-med, pharmacy, nursing or veterinary programs are not eligible.
In addition to providing financial support, the ACS Scholars Program pairs students with academic and/or professional mentors. These relationships can span entire careers. Conference travel awards and several internship opportunities are also offered.
Scholarship applications will be accepted online at the ACS Scholars Program website www.acs.org/scholars through March 1, 2020, for the academic year 2020-21. Additional information is available by calling 1-800-227-5558, extension 6250, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scholars program, now celebrating a milestone of 25 years, aims to build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in chemistry and help students acquire the skills and credentials needed for success. More than 1,700 ACS Scholars have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the chemical sciences, and a substantial number have gone on to graduate school and/or have entered the workforce in their field. The program awards more than $1 million in scholarship funds to 400 students annually.
ACS Scholars Staff
D. E. Shaw Research
Science and Engineering Summit for Undergraduates
Friday, April 3, 2020
D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) seeks exceptional undergraduates pursuing degrees in the computational sciences to join us at our Science and Engineering Summit for Undergraduates. This event will take place on Friday, April 3, 2030, and will bring students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering to our offices in New York City for a day of presentations, discussions, networking, and plenty of refreshments! This is an opportunity to learn about the internship and career opportunities available at DESRES, explore our scientific computing and research projects in detail, and connect with other students from across the country who share your interest in science and technology.
Enjoy the vantage point from our Times Square office and an evening in New York City on us! We will cover the cost of travel to and from New York as well as hotel accommodations for two nights for all selected attendees.
If you are studying computer science, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, applied math, materials science, or another scientific field with a focus on computational methods, and are interested in attending this event, please email your resume and a short statement of interest (approx. 200 words) to DESRESSummit@DEShawResearch.com with the subject line “2020 Summit Application” by Tuesday, February 18, 2020. We can only invite a limited number of attendees to the summit, but we welcome submissions from students of all experience levels.
D. E. Shaw Research is a New York–based independent research laboratory that conducts basic scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry under the direct scientific leadership of Dr. David Shaw. Our group is currently focusing primarily on long molecular dynamics simulations involving proteins and other biological macromolecules of potential interest from both a scientific and a pharmaceutical perspective. An integral part of our effort consists of designing and developing custom hardware and software to carry out this research. We are also pursuing drug discovery programs, leveraging the insights enabled by our novel technologies, with an initial focus on drug targets that have proved resistant to traditional drug discovery methods. For more information about the group, please visit www.DEShawResearch.com.
The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) is happy to announce the 2020-2021 SW CASC Natural Resources Workforce Development (NRWD) Fellowship. I have attached both the flyer, and the full request. Applications are due on March 17th. The fellowship is open to graduate students at any of the seven SW CASC consortium institutions, doing research related to the science theme for this year: management in the aftermath of landscape-scale disturbances.
Who is eligible to apply?
The program is for currently enrolled graduate students in research-based thesis or dissertation-granting programs at the seven SW CASC consortium institutions. One applicant from each institution will be selected to take part in the 2020-21 fellowship cohort. The Fellowship will begin in October 2020 and extend through October 2021. Funding includes a stipend of $5,000 (disbursed 50% at beginning and 50% at completion), with an additional travel allowance of $1,000 for travel to each meeting (October 2020 and October 2021) to be held at Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Each of the successful applicants (2) at The University of Arizona will also receive one full year of graduate tuition.
We encourage broad participation from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the government and academic workforce. We welcome applicants from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with unique lived experiences, skills and interests, including those that may have had fewer opportunities in natural resource management.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Althea Walker, CPM, LEED Green Associate
Tribal Climate Adaptation Science Liaison
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
American Indian Higher Education Consortium http://www.aihec.org/
Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center https://www.swcasc.arizona.edu/
Indigenous Foods & Knowledges Network https://ifkn.org/
Winds of Change Magazine https://woc.aises.org/
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Participation Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Water (OW) in Washington, D.C. is looking for five new paid interns/fellows. OW has an initiative in place to increase the diversity of their federal employees and have recognized that they hire a large number of former ORISE participants into those positions. The opportunities below are an excellent way to get your foot in the door with the EPA and transition to full-time federal work.
DEADLINE APPROACHING: February 28, 2020
Water Quality Modeling and Economics
Office of Water | Washington, D.C. | Full-time | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED
A research opportunity is currently available in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water (OW), Water Policy Staff in the Immediate Office of the Assistant Administrator for Water (IO). The goal of this research project is to conduct research on water quality modeling and water quality valuation. This research may support the development of tools such as the Hydrologic and Water Quality System (HAWQS), a nationwide Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) based water quality modeling system, and the Benefits Spatial Platform for Aggregating Socioeconomics and H20 Quality (BenSPLASH), a nationwide water quality valuation model. The participant will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of water quality modelers, environmental assessors, environmental economists, and analysts across EPA, including EPA's Office of Water, Office of Research and Development, and National Center for Environmental Economics.
I am reaching out to encourage you to apply to the fellowship programs here at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Spend your summer doing research and furthering your academic career as an ASM Undergraduate Research Fellow!
The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides a rewarding and unique opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer semester, and attend ASM Microbe to present their research results. The February 15, 2020 deadline is quickly approaching, so submit your application today!
Award amount: Up to $4000
If you have any questions about the fellowship programs, or any of ASM’s programs, please feel free to reach out to me directly. I look forward to hearing from you and reviewing your fellowship application!
Shaundra Holmes (she, her, hers)| Program Coordinator, Education
American Society for Microbiology
Dear those at SACNAS,
My name is Yuki Hebner, and I am a Molecular Biology Ph.D. student. I am writing on behalf of the Science Policy Group at UCLA to invite your club to participate in an event next Wednesday (February 12 at 6 pm)! We are hosting two candidates for the Los Angeles District Attorney race for a Question and Answer session with the UCLA students, faculty, and staff.
This event is an incredible opportunity to meet and converse with the upcoming leader of the nation’s largest prosecutorial agency, and this race has been dubbed “America’s next most important election” by the Los Angeles Times: (https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-21/lacey-gascon-district-attorney-election).
The Los Angeles District Attorney holds tremendous power to seek diversion and rehabilitation practices in lieu of incarceration, and set an example for progressive prison reform across the nation. Every crime charged (or not charged) in L.A. is determined by the D.A.’s office, and the principles of the District Attorney dictate justice for:
If you would prefer to hear John Legend or John Oliver convince you of the importance of the D.A.’s role and that person’s implication for justice, here are some resources :)
John Legend: https://meetyourda.org/
John Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET_b78GSBUs
Please pass on this message to your fellow group members, and communicate to me whether you are interested in asking a question to the D.A. candidates on behalf of your club and its interests! The flyer for the event is attached below.
I’m writing regarding a work study opportunity in Dr. Yibin Wang’s lab, where I am the lab manager. I am in the process of preparing the advertisement, but wanted to reach out to faculty who may know of a student interested in work study.
The position will involve duties associated with course support, and laboratory work. If you know of someone who is interested and may be eligible for work study, please ask them to contact me via e-mail. email@example.com
I would like to encourage applications from students in underrepresented groups, and because of your work with SACNAS and outreach, I am hoping you may know a student or two who may be interested.
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:
Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.
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