Science NewsletterFebruary 19 , 2007
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"Who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries."
"When I examined myself and my methods of thought, I came to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
"In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In this issue:
THE ETHICS OF STEM CELL BIOLOGY OR THE BIOLOGY OF STEM CELL ETHICS
Everyone is invited to attend a talk on the ethics and biology of stem cell research. The talk will be an interactive PowerPoint presentation for the general audience. The speakers will be Mark Moller and Eric Liebl from the Departments of Philosophy and Biology at Denison University.
Friday, February 23
Sponsored by Muskingum College:
OHIO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE SUMMER PROGRAM
The Ohio Univeristy College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a first-year medical student. The program includes course work that reflects many of the subjects found in the first-year medical curriculum, and the classes are taught by OU-COM faculty and staff. Course work includes gross anatomy, histology, immunology, biochemistry, osteopathic principles and practices, physiology, pharmacology, and an introduction to case-based learning.
The Summer Scholars Program is unique in that it includes a guaranteed interview for the 2008 entering class to those participants who have a current MCAT score and have made application to OU-COM. In addition, the program includes a travel stipend, room and board, and a daily stipend. Detailed information about the program, eligibility requirements, and applications materials can be obtained by going to the Summer Scholars web site at www.oucom.ohiou.edu/SummerScholars.
THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUMMER SCHOLARS PROGRAM IS MARCH 1, 2007.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron offers a multidisciplinary summer reserach experience for undergraduate (REU) students that bridges the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, and/or physics. Students will participate in a 12-week summer internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad field of polymer science and engineering, involving either theory, simulations and modeling of polymer properties, polymer synthesis and kinetics, physical properties of polymers, or polymer engineering. Each week, all interns will meet to participate in a career development activity, discuss their research progress, and/or visit a local/regional company. The summer will culminate with an oral poster presentation of each intern's research results at the Northeast Ohio (NSF-REU) Undergraduated Research Conference.
Stipends for Summer 2007 are $6,000. The internships are sponsored by the National Science Foundation and/or the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Dates for the internship program are May 21, 2007--August 10, 2007, unless arranged otherwise.
If you are interested in this summer program, application instruction can be found at http://www2.uakron.edu/cpspe/intern.html. Send questions and/or applications to Ms. Marj Riccardi (330) 972-7539, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Akron
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS MARCH 1, 2007.
ST. GEORGE'S UNIVERSITY CAMP MEDICINE
St. George's University Camp Medicine is the perfect camp for those pursuing a medical or veterinary carerr, as well as a bit of a tan. This safe and tranquil summer camp is located in Grenada and offers 10-day high school and college level summer programs. Call Tom Day at 1-(800) 899-6337 ext. 297 or visit them on the web and see how rewarding it is when you mix an exciting curriculum with plenty of fresh air and sunshine.