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March 1 , 2010
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In this issue:

  • MCAT 2010 Registration Deadline and Score Release Schedule
  • You're Invited to Hear Dr. James P. Zeigler
  • University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Experience

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MCAT 2010 Registration Deadline and Score Release Schedule

Please click on the link below for MCAT registration deadlines and expected score release dates. Examinees myst read the current version of the MCAT Essentials prior to registering for the exam.

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You're Invited to Hear Dr. James P. Zeigler
Thursday, March 4
11:00 a.m. in Boyd Science Center, Room 336 (Small Auditorium)


Former Muskingum alum, Dr. James P. Zeigler, from DuPont Protection Technoloties, Research and Development, will speak on the following topics:

"The Science of Chemical Protective Clothing"
"So You Have a Degree in Chemistry--No What?"

Dr. Zeigler’s presentation will start with a discussion of the evolution, composition, and performance of chemical protective apparel developed by DuPont. He will then address opportunities (and potential pitfalls to avoid!) as a career scientist. An abstract for each portion of the presentation is given below:

“The Science of Chemical Protective Clothing”
When hazardous chemical leak or spill, specially trained first responders are called in to stop the leak and stabilize the situation. Many of those first responders rely on chemical protective clothing manufactured by DuPont. The fabrics in these garments are surprisingly lightweight and strong given the high level of chemical barrier they provide. We will talk about the evolution of these materials, their composition, how we measure their performance and some of the major challenges that remain in the science of chemical protective apparel.

“So You Have a degree in Chemistry--Now What?”
The adage “If I only knew then what I know now” becomes more and more apparent, the older you get. After 32 years with DuPont, let me share with you my views of the opportunities and pitfalls that lie ahead of you whether you are chemistry major or in another science. Whether you chose academics, industry, law or medicine, many of the skills you will need are the same. But unlike school, the requirements for success in your post-graduate life are not only obscure and they are different for each person. What opportunities lie ahead? What choices will you have to make? How do you prepare?


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University of Pittsburgh Environmental and Occupational Health
Summer Internships for Undergraduates:
Undergraduate Research Experience in Environmental Health Sciences

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Environmental Health Sciences is designed to provide stimulating and rewarding research opportunities for undergraduates considering graduate education. The goal of the program is to provide students the opportunity for a hands-on research experience with faculty and graduate students the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Environmental health is a multidisciplinary science directed towards understanding the mechanistic basis of acute and chronic human disease susceptiblity (e.g. genetic or physiologic) caused by interaction with environmental agents or contaminants. Current research in the department includes: respiratory and cardiovascular exposure assessment, and computational and risk assessment approaches to environmental health. For information regarding faculty research interests please see our website (

Each intern will conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member. Interns will meet regularly with their faculty mentor to design experiments, review daily journals, discuss research progress, and collaboratively solve research challenges. At the end of the 10-week program, each intern will present their research findings to faculty members, staff and current graduate students. Participants will receive a stipend for the program. Program runs from May 17 to July 23, 2010. You may download an application from the website at and obtain further information.

Students must have completed their freshman year in order to participate in the program.

Please contact Penny Weiss at for more information.

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