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Spring 2018 Admissions Wesleyan University

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on August 17, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Department of Chemistry at Wesleyan University is currently considering applications for spring admission to the Ph.D. program. The program has approximately 20 graduate students and 10 faculty members with active research programs spanning multiple areas such as drug design, high-resolution spectroscopy, materials chemistry and nanoscience, theoretical chemistry, molecular biophysics, natural product synthesis, and organometallic chemistry. The size of the program ensures that each student knows every faculty member and allows the department to set up a customized program of study for each student. Upon completion of their Ph.D. our graduates have a strong track record of success obtaining positions as postdocs, faculty, and in industry.

The application window for spring admission to the graduate program is open now and will close on September 30th, 2017. Application materials are submitted online and there is no application fee. Each application must include:

• Official transcripts for undergraduate and any graduate studies

• Three letters of recommendation

• A statement of purpose

• GRE scores and, for international students, TOEFL scores.

Please visit:

Also note that the application window for Fall 2018 admission to the graduate program will open on September 1st and close on February 15th.

"Ready, Set, React" Chemistry Demo Show

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on June 5, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Friday June 16, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Integrated Sciences Building Room 135" target="_blank">661 North Pleasant St
Amherst MA 01373

FREE and open to the public (not a university or school sponsored event).

The Department of Chemistry invites students and their parents or guardians to our 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show.

There will be exciting explosions, colorful chemistry, and cool experiments!

Stay afterwards for some hands-on activities.

To RSVP or to inquire for more information, please email [email protected].

Ph.D. Opportunity in Martian Geochemistry

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on April 20, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Wesleyan University has funding for a student to complete a Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry with a Concentration in Planetary Science. The program of study will be tailored to include a relevant geoscience curriculum. The proposed project is to create a series of Mars analogue brines and precipitate them under terrestrial and martian conditions in a Mars chamber. Visible – near-infrared spectra of the precipitates will then be compared to similar data collected in Mars orbit. The research will be under the tutelage of Prof. Gilmore in the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The opening is available for Fall of 2017.

Please apply to the Chemistry Department at Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

More information about Planetary Sciences at Wesleyan may be found Please direct all inquiries to Prof. Martha Gilmore, [email protected]

2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on April 18, 2017 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The CVS-ACS is pleased to announce the 2017 SURF awardees:

Carolyn Huang (working with Jeanne Hardy at UMass)

"Probing the Structures of La-Related Protein 6 (LARP6) and BCL2/adenovirus E1B 19 kDa Protein-Interacting Protein 3 (BNIP3) and Their Interactions"

Mairead Bartlet (working with David Gorin at Smith College)

"Copper-Mediated C-H Methylation of N-Heterocycles with Methylboronic Acid"


Brendan P. Stewart (Working with Marcy Balunas at UConn)

"Identification of Novel Secondary Metabolites from the Trachymyrmex septentrionalis Symbiotic Community"

Teacher Needed

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on March 31, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)
The Stoneleigh-Burnham School is in immediate need of a teacher for one IB Chemistry 2 class until May 12 (IB exam date). Details: Applicant should have experience teaching IB or AP Chemistry or college level chemistry. The class normally meets four times a week at various times, but the schedule can be adjusted (for example, evenings 6:30-7:20, or in any configuration of days. A retired Chem teacher will come in on Fridays for additional support and to read, grade, and submit the scores for the major assignment recently completed. Please contact: Sally L. Mixsell, Head of School , Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield, MA Phone: 413-774-2711, ext 210, Email: [email protected], Website:

Redox Processes: Academic and Industrial Use of Photoredox and Electrochemistry in Chemical Synthesis

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on March 16, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Friday, September 15 th, 2017
Connecticut College, Crozier Williams Student Center,
New London, CT 06320

Click here for details


Undergrad Research Symposium REGISTRATION OPEN

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on March 8, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Keynote Lecture – Posters – Presentations – LUNCH!

Registration and abstract submission for the 2017 CVS Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held at UConn on Saturday April 22, is now open. Register at: More information on the symposium at: .



Spring 2017 Travel Award Winners

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on March 8, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Spring 2017 Travel Award Winners


Four students have been selected for CT Valley Section sponsored travel awards. All of the students selected will be traveling to the 253rd National Meeting of the ACS in April. Congratulations to graduate students Stephen Frayne (Wesleyan) and Terianna Wax (UConn) and undergrads Joshua Gukowsky (UMass) and Sydney Scheirey (UConn). See you in San Francisco!

2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on February 13, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 CVS-ACS announces the fifth annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). We will fund three students for a 10-week summer research experience with a $3,500 stipend after the student’s sophomore or junior year. The award winner and advisor will be required to attend and present their research at the 2018 CVS Undergraduate Research Symposium. Preference will be given to students who would be unable to participate in summer research projects without this fellowship. One award is reserved for a student who shows financial need as defined by the ACS SEED program (see below). To apply, please see the steps outlined below and send the completed application (one pdf ) to Dr. Neil Glagovich ([email protected] by March 15th, 2017. We will notify the winners by April 15, 2017. 

  1. The student should provide a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, a list of spring 2017 courses, and a brief statement describing the importance of this opportunity to his/her personal and career plans. If the student is applying for the SEED-like SURF, please explicitly state that in the beginning of this statement.
  2. A description of the proposed research project, authored by the student in collaboration with the faculty mentor.
  3. The faculty mentor should provide a letter of recommendation focusing on the qualifications of the student to carry out the project successfully.
  4. The Department Chair should include a letter indicating that the department will provide the necessary equipment, space and administrative support to the project.  

Family Income Requirements for Project SEED

You must be recognized as economically disadvantaged to be considered for Project SEED. Preference is given to students whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ( based on family size.

CCSU: Assistant Professor (1 yr)

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on February 7, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, emergency one year appointment to an Assistant Professor. Teaching responsibilities will include biochemistry, general chemistry and foundations of organic chemistry. The successful candidate will join the nine (9) member ACS certified department ( Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Chemistry (must be completed by August 2017)

• Evidence of excellent teaching ability

Preferred Qualifications

• B.S. in Biochemistry or Chemistry and previous teaching experience are preferred

Application Deadline:  February 23, 2017

See flyer for full details