The IU Walter Center is happy to launch the Connect Challenge, the very first idea pitch competition created specifically for the IU College of Arts + Sciences. Applications open this Friday and are due February 4. Find more details here:
The Alzheimer’s Student Alliance (ALZSA) at Indiana University is having its first Spring semester callout meeting on February 9th at 7pm in GA2067 (Global and International Studies Building). We as an organization aim to make a difference in the lives of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease by volunteering locally, organizing events and activities for local patients, and raising money for Alzheimer’s charities. At our meetings, we educate students on how to communicate with and care for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, and we make crafts or other tangibles that can be sent to patients to brighten their days. There are many reasons to join ALZSA: volunteering with Alzheimer’s Disease patients is an excellent way to develop patient care skills for interested pre-health students, and a wonderful way to give back to the community for any service-oriented student; our Marketing, Fundraising, Finance, and Event planning committees are fantastic resume-builders for students in related fields; and executive positions available to particularly driven ALZSA members are a great way to develop leadership skills.
Be a part of what’s next!
Are you looking for a summer job to develop your professional skills while also making long-lasting relationships? Apply to be an Orientation Leader (OL) for this summer’s Orientation Team (OTeam). On OTeam, you welcome the incoming class of 2026 and are the first face students see as they begin their Hoosier experience. Through OTeam, you learn a number of professional skills including presentation, customer service, communication, and more. You can also make lasting friendships with fellow Orientation Leaders as we balance fun bonding with the work we achieve. Applications will be open between January 10 and January 31 at noon. Information can be found at go.iu.edu/oteam.
Applications for ASPIRE Exchanges are open! Applications are due Tuesday, March 1, for Fall 2022 or AY 2022-23.
Please tell students who are interested in spending a semester or year about this opportunity – an affordable way to study abroad at one of our high-quality partner universities.
First Info Session:
Tuesday, January 18, at 4 pm via Zoom
I am reaching out to you to let you know that the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymer Science and Engineering is now accepting applications for our 2021 summer REU program. We are offering 10 weeks of valuable hands-on research experience in one of the nation’s top polymer science programs. Please distribute this widely within your networks.
- Design for Recyclability and Degradability
- Materials for Sustainable Energy
- Sustainable Polymers: (Bio) Renewable Feedstocks and Resource-Efficient Processing
- $6000.00 summer stipend
- on campus housing
- limited travel budget
- Team building activities and field trips
Program Dates: Monday, May 23 – Friday, July 29, 2022
Application Deadline: March 3, 2022
I am reaching out on behalf of the University of North Texas Chemistry Department. I would like to extend an invitation to your program for any students who are considering getting a Masters, Ph.D. or Professional Science Masters in Chemistry. The application for Fall 2022 is currently open. I would appreciate it so much if you would share the information attached with any potentially interested students.
Here is a direct link to our application page: https://chemistry.unt.edu/department-chemistry-graduate-school-application#
The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for our Summer 2022 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program. The ten-week program will begin Tuesday, May 31 (arriving Sunday, May 29). Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, and housing will be provided. Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Tuesday, February 15, 2022. As stated in the attached flyer, application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage: https://nsfreu.chemistry.unt.edu/
The KU Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has had an active summer undergraduate research program for more than 45 years. This 10-week program has been a valuable experience for undergraduate students who are considering a research career in chemical, biological or pharmaceutical sciences. Many graduates of the program have gone on to pursue graduate degrees and now have a fulfilling research career.
Seeking to fill an entry level position (Senior Associate Scientist) with a recently minted BS or MS student who has some expertise in running ELISA. Link is below:
The Sound of Molecules – Have you ever wondered what a molecule SOUNDS like? If you have–or if you haven’t but are now curious–then you may be interested in hearing “The Sound of Molecules,” premiering on Jacobs School of Music Concert this Sunday, Dec. 5th at 8 pm in Auer Concert Hall. Undergraduate chemistry and music composition double major Walker Smith has composed this work, and all the sounds in the piece come from spectroscopy data of molecules that he and his research group (Prof. Kevin Brown’s lab) have synthesized! Walker has described his piece below:
What do molecules sound like?
It may seem like an absurd question, but I have always wondered if there was a way to convert the activities of molecules—their rotational, vibrational, and translational motion—into sounds.
I have pondered this for a while, but one day I met the current love of my life:
Melinda Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy. NMR Spectroscopy is an analytical technique that chemists use to understand the structure of molecules, but it can also allow us to HEAR molecules! NMR produces characteristic waveforms for different molecules, and writing these data as audio waveforms allows us to recreate the literal sound of the molecule.
In this work you will hear several molecules, all of which were made right here in the Indiana University Chemistry building, inside the organic chemistry lab of Professor Kevin Brown.
With me as your tour guide, I invite you to don your lab coats and safety goggles as we dive into the microcosm of the atomic world and take a bath in the symphony of stochastic sounds and chemical cacophonies created by the mayhem of molecular motion.
This work will be on the Jacobs School of Music’s Center for Electronic and Computer Music Fall Concert on Sunday, December 5th at 8 pm in Auer Hall (200 S Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN). His work will be featured alongside many other exciting works involving electronics in an 8-channel surround sound speaker setup (arranged especially for this concert), works for instruments and live electronic sound manipulations, and pieces using machine learning motion-tracking algorithms to allow a performer to create music in real-time by making specific hand gestures.
If you are unable to attend the concert in person, it will be livestreamed at the following link: https://iumusiclive.music.indiana.edu/