In this issue:
- Microwaves in Chemistry Conference: Call for Posters
- Chemistry Department Seminar
- The Chester Summers Scholars Program
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Microwaves in Chemistry Conference: Call for Posters
Deadline for Posters: April 16, 2008
The 6th International Microwaves in Chemistry Conference will be held on May 13-16, 2008 at the Cambridge Marriott and MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Poster Session has become a highlight of the International Microwaves in Chemistry Conference. CEM Corporation will present a $750 cash prize for the Best Poster and $250 each to the 2nd and 3rd place runners up. The deadline for abstracts is April 16, 2008. Authors will be notified of their acceptance and the requirements for posting via e-mail. At least one author must be registered for and in attendance at the conference. Please submit your title and abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To encourage academic participation, the Conference Committee has agreed to waive the registration fee(s) for all students and their professor whose poster has been accepted and is presented during the Conference. Please contact Heather Plyer for more information about this special offer.
Please visit our website at www.cem.com/micc/6thMICC.asp to learn more about the International Microwaves in Chemistry Conference!
Chemistry Department Seminar
Everyone is invited to the Chemistry Department Seminar on Monday, February 4th at 3:00 p.m., SC 336. Eric Fossum from the Department of Chemistry at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, will present "Having Fun with Kinetics: Tailoring Polymer Properties Through the Use of Reactivity Ratio Controlled Synthesis:"
The overall theme of this project was to gain some level of control over a typical step-growth, polycondensation-type reaction via the judicious use of kinetic parameters, a process termed reactivity ratio controlled polycondensation, RRCP. The resulting data provided a comprehensive picture that allowed RRCP to be applied for the synthesis of well-defined hyperbranced and linear-co-indices, and controlled placements and degrees of branching.
The Chester Summer Scholars Program
Each recipient will receive a stipend award of $2,000. Supplies and equipment are provided by MetroHealth Medical Center. Parking is provided. If housing is required for the summer, the Foundation will assist students in finding low cost off-site housing at Case Western Reserve University. Housing will be at each student's expense, but is generally no more than $10.00 per night.
A completed application that consists of the following should be postmarked no later than Friday, February 15, 2008. Applications can be obtained at the Science Office, SC 318, in the Boyd Science Center. The program runs from Monday, June 2, 2008 through Thursday, August 7, 2008.
A typed Chester Summer Scholoars Program application and one copy (including additional sheets) must be submitted.
A copy of official school transcripts.
Three letters of recommendation from individuals with academic or previous scientific work connections.
Students will be notified of results on March 23, 2008.
Application Mailing Address:
Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program
Division of Neonatology
Research Building, 2nd Floor
Attention: Kathy Doyle
2500 MetroHealth Drive