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November 4, 2008
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In this issue:

  • Internship Identification Workshop
  • Beta Beta Beta Mentoring Program
  • Internship Opportunity at Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Internship Opportunity with the National Audubon Society in Southwest Florida.

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    CHEM 105 & 111 -- Sunday and Thursday nights
    CHEM 213 -- Sunday nights
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in SC 338

    SC 204
    Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8 - 10 PM.

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    Internship Identification Workshop

    All science majors and scholars are invited to attend the Internship Identification Workshop on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. in SC 336. Learn to identify internship and research opportunities and how to proceed through the application process. The workshop is sponsored by the Science Division. Light refreshments will be served.

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    Beta Beta Beta Mentoring Program

    Beta Beta Beta (BBB) has started a mentoring program within the Science Division. The purpose of the program is to pair underclassmen with upperclassmen in the same field to aid the underclassmen with advice on graduate schools, scheduling, internships, and other issues. This will help reduce the frustration of figuring everything out alone. Once mentors have been established, a group meeting will be held which will include the underclassmen who want to benefit from this program. Pizza and free shirts will be provided at this meeting. BBB will have accounts at the BOC and at the Jitterbug so that your coffee/drinks will be paid for if you and your mentor/mentoree decide you want to meet at either of these locations.

    If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentoree, please contact April Hung at

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    Undergraduate Internship Opportunity at Howard Hughes Medical Institute:
    Janelia Farm Research Campus

    Our program gives undergarudates an opportunity to spend 10 weeks during the summer doing research as an intern in the lab of a mentor at Janelia Farm Research Campus. The scholars are encouraged to attend weekly seminars and other events at Janelia. At the end of the session, each scholar will present their work at a symposium.

    We want to identify some of the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians interested in our areas of research at an early career stage. We expect this to enrich the students' intellectual development and to benefit research at Janelia.

    Any matriculated undergraduate may apply.

    Dates: June 8 - August 14, 2009
    Students are required to spend a full 10 weeks at Janelia, but we can be flexible on the specific start and end dates to accommodate different universities' academic calendars. We provide accommodations in our housing village. There is also an allowance of $4,500 for the 10-week period. The program also supports the most economical travel to and from Janelia.

    Students must apply via our web-based application system. Candidates must supply academic data, resumes, and name two individuals to supply letters of reference. We also ask candidates to specify the lab head they want to do research with at Janeia and propose a project. (For more information on the labs to choose from please see their web pages at We will use these short research proposals as our main tool to decide between candidates.

    Application Deadline
    Application dates for Summer 2009 are October 6, 2008 to February 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

    We will not consider gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, or religion in our admission decisions. We will inform candidates if they have been accepted on or soon after March 1, 2009.

    Apply here

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    Chemistry/Regulartory Intern: GEO Specialty Chemicals

    GEO Specialty Chemicals

    ORGANIZATION PROFILE: GEO Specialty Chemicals makes approximately 300 products for niche markets such as water treatment, building and construction, wire and cable, and automotive. Its specialty additives improve the properties of concrete, gypsum wallboard, coating resins, and plastics. For more information, go to

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Position is ongoing throughout the calendar year. The intern will review and update Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for the entire product line to ensure compliance with domestic and international regulations. Candidate must understand chemical nomenclature and be able to recognize the importance of chemical safety. Candidate must be computer savvy and able to learn the intricacies of the current in-house system. GEO will train; then student will need to plan and review/refresh the information in the system and on the internet. Work hours and days are open and flexible. Salary is $14.00 per hour.

    LOCATION: Ambler, PA USA
    Chemical Engineering
    APPLICATION PROCESS: email resume to

    Indicate that you learned of our internship position through the Rising Star Internships web site.

    Chris Johnson
    Corporate HR Director
    340 Mathers Road
    Ambler, PA 19002

    Telephone: 267-960-7946

    Click here to send us an email.

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