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February 2, 2009
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In this issue:

  • Undergraduate Research Experience at Hope College
  • Kent State Summer Research Program in Liquid Crystals
  • NSF Sponsored Summer Research: University of Cincinnati

Science Humor

water This gem comes from an ecology exam at the University of Nottingham.
Q: What is the consequence of the extinction of whales?
A: "The sea level will fall, combating the effect of global warming."
The Hexagon (Alpha Chi Sigma newsletter) column "Hot Retorts" told of a genetic engineering project going on at Texas A&M University. The principle investigators are working on developing a breed of cattle which are only 6 inches [15 cm] tall. If the project is successful, members of the research project are hoping to make a fortune selling microchips.

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CHEM 105, 111, 112, &115--Sundays & Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m. in SC 338
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Undergraduate Research Experience at Hope college

Hope College is offering undergraduate research experiences in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Hope College's research experience is ranked as a top program by U.S. News and World Report. Students work directly with a faculty mentor to answer questions at the forefront of scientific research. Choose from a range of externally-funded faculty research projects:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

Students selected for the REU program will receive a stipend of $4400 for the 10-week program, 100% housing subsidy, and travel reimbursement. Any undergraduate who is a U.S. citizen and will continue to be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the Fall of 2009 is eligible. Women and underrepresented minorities are partricularly encouraged to apply. Selection criteria include a reasonable academic record, interest in chemistry, career plans, independence, creativity and the potential to benefit from a research experience.

Application deadline is February 20, 2009. Apply online at

Or for more information contact Hope College at

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Kent State Summer Research Program in Liquid Crystals

Undergraduates, join us at Kent State for exciting summer research in Liquid Crystals--Synthetic and Natural Systems. Areas of research include Optoelectronics/LC Displays, Organic Synthesis, Biological Membranes, Electrochemistry, Bioseparations, and Nanomaterials. The program runs from June 1 through August 7, 2009 in state-of-the art facilities. Students will receive a $3500 stipend, free housing, and travel assistance.

For more information go to or

Review of applications begins on March 1, 2009.

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NSF Sponsored Summer Research:
University of Cincinnati, Department of Chemistry

Program Highlights:

  • 10-week research program, June 15 through August 21, 2009.
  • Nationally and internationally known participating faculty.
  • Research projects available in wide range of areas.
  • Interesting and informative professional development program.
  • $4,500 stipend for the 10-week program.
  • On-campus housing included.
  • Enjoyable social program.

Application deadline is February 28, 2009 (or until positions are filled).

For more information and and online application:

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