February 2010 Archives

Experimental Biology Meeting 2010

April 24-28, Anaheim, CA

"Experimental Biology is an annual meeting comprising of nearly 13,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and 18 guest societies.   General fields of study include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pathology, nutrition, pharmacology and immunology.  EB 2010 is open to all members of the sponsoring and guest societies and nonmembers with interest in research and life sciences. The majority of scientists represent university and academic institutions as well as government agencies, non-profit organizations and private corporations. 

This multidisciplinary, scientific meeting features plenary and award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and posters sessions, on-site career services and exhibits of an exhibit floor with an array of equipment, supplies and publications required for research labs and experimental study. "

For more information go to:


Summer 2010 Fluid Power Scholars Program: A Paid Industry Internship!

The Fluid Power Scholars Program is a collaborative effort
between the

Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and companies in

the fluid power industry who are corporate members of the CCEFP. This

highly selective summer program identifies and connects the very best

undergraduate engineering students across the United States to the fluid

power industry with the purpose of training the next-generation of fluid

power leaders.

This is a highly competitive program, open to undergraduates who have

successfully completed at least two years in an accredited engineering

program in the United States. The Scholars program begins with an

intensive three-day instructional program in fluid power, taught at the

Fluid Power Institute at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), and

follows with internships in the fluid power industry. The 2010 Fluid

Power short course at MSOE will be held June 1-3. Students should expect

to spend 10-11 weeks as a participant in this program. Up to ten

undergraduate students will be selected as Fluid Power Scholars by a

committee of faculty and industry representatives. In addition to their

paid internships, scholars will receive stipends for travel and living

expenses associated with their work at MSOE.

*Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010*

*For more information and to apply:*



CCEFP: * http://www.ccefp.org


Math and Chemistry tutor available

Boramy Kim will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Location: 141 Appleby Hall

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

The tutor is available for the following courses:

Chemistry: CHEM 1011, CHEM 1021, CHEM 1022

Math: MATH 1038, MATH 1051, MATH 1151, MATH 1271, MATH 1272, MATH 2243

Welcome to the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program
allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original
research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and
related disciplines.

The program and center are funded by the National Science Foundation.
Students come from all around the country to work at the seven
universities that are part of the center. Students have a diverse range
of majors, experiences and interests. We hope that you will consider
joining us this summer.

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to fluid
power along with a faculty advisor with expertise in the field. Projects
may involve background reading of technical literature and reports,
computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs,
experimental testing and group discussions and project team meetings.
Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities
and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a
scientific poster and a project report. In addition, there is a program
of professional development and social activities with other REU students.

REU positions are available at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, University of
Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis,
Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, North Carolina A&T State
University in Greensboro, Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

*Application Deadline: * Friday, March 5, 2010

*For more information and to apply: *


*CCEFP:* http://www.ccefp.org <http://www.ccefp.org>

Dear University of Minnesota Undergraduate Students,

The Office for Diversity in Graduate Education would like to invite
you to consider participating in the Multicultural Summer Research
Opportunity Program that will be held on the Twin Cities Campus
from June 7 - August 13, 2010.


Established in 1986, the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities
Program (MSROP) at the University of Minnesota provides undergraduates
an opportunity to develop research and inquiry skills with a faculty
mentor on an individual basis or as part of a research team, which may
include graduate students, research scientists, technicians and other
MSROP students. Through the mentoring process, students are introduced
to the methodology of their chosen discipline by involving them in
research and other scholarly activities. Such involvement is expected to
improve the quality of the students' undergraduate experience, to
enhance the likelihood of their completing bachelor's degrees, and to
attract larger numbers of prepared students of color to graduate or
professional schools.

If you are interested, please refer to the MSROP website



* Application Form
* Program Structure
* Program Goals
* Financial Support Package
* Eligibility Requirements
* Frequently Asked Questions
* Additional U of MN Summer Research Programs

We encourage qualifying students to apply.
Contact us at
Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE) University of Minnesota 333 Johnston Hall 101 Pleasant Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455


Summer Student Program at NIAMS

There is a summer training internship in the biomedical sciences to be conducted at

NIAMS, part of the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, MD. 

Application deadline: March 1 2010

 To be accepted into the summer program, you must apply online at the following website:

 A complete description of the summer program including student
 activities and how to apply can be found at:
Check out their laboratories and research areas under the Laboratories and Branches link

on the main page of our website at:

If you have any questions or comments please go to:


MCAE Instructional Center Spring 2010

Attached is MCAE's tutroing schedule for Spring 2010:

2010-02-01 Spring Tutor Schedule-1.pdf


SHPE's Regional Leadership Development Conference
will be held this year at the University of Minnesota's
Student Chapter. A thematic series of workshops will be
offered to improve leadership skills.

When:  April 22-25, 2010

For more information go to:


Great tool for students: MentorNet

            MentorNet is an online mentoring network from which students can find guidance from a mentor, chosen by you, with professional experience to increase your confidence and awareness about the career path you choose. Also, NORTH STAR STEM ALLIANCE students can post their resumes to a restricted database which can only be viewed by MentorNet and their organizational sponsors.

            After signing up to MentorNet, you will be receiving regular coaching messages and will be able to participate in the One-on-One program, in which students can acquire training in effective mentoring practices.

For more information or to sign up, go to:


U of Michigan Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

       University of Michigan's Post-baccalaureate Research Education
Program (PREP), funded by the NIH, is designed to help underrepresented
students who want to further prepare for application to top-ranked
Ph.D. programs in the biological and biomedical sciences.
       Since most strong graduate schools now consider significant prior
research essential to understanding the rigors of graduate school and
a career in science, a year of post-baccalaureate research can make a
significant difference in the ability of students to matriculate into
a graduate program that maximizes their potential.  In some other cases,
students may have research experience, but have specific deficiencies in
their academic background that diminish their qualifications for graduate
school. These students will be able to take additional course work
while enhancing their research credentials in our PREP program.
        Up to nine applicants will be selected to enter the program on July
1, 2010.  During the first month of study PREP directors will help
students match with faculty mentors whose labs are doing research of
interest to them. Over 150 University of Michigan faculty members
are available to mentor PREP students for one year research
experiences, including guiding them through the graduate school
application process. All admitted students receive a full tuition
scholarship, salary ($21,000), and benefits including health and
dental insurance.  In addition to research, PREP students have
opportunities to participate in a variety of activities designed to
help prepare them for graduate school applications.
       Applications to the Michigan PREP will be accepted until April
16, 2010, however admissions are rolling so early applications are

For more information, please go to:


Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Summer Internship Opportunities

Summer Internship Opportunities

 The Center For Compact and Efficient Fluid Power is offering a summer research program for full-time college students who will have completed their sophomore or junior year by June 2010, who will be enrolled as a full-time student in fall 2010 and with a 3.0 GPA or higher. For more information please refer to the pdf file:


and on the web:


REU at the University of Kentucky

Summer Internship Opportunities
The University of Kentucky's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is 
offering a thrilling opportunity for undergraduates to do research and have some fun
in a developing community. For more information go to:


Grad Opportunity at the Univ. of New Mexico in Albuquerque

Chance to gain support for the first two years of graduate studies!

Information is provided in the pdf file:

And an application can be found here:
LSAMP Applicationexecutable-1.pdf

MS Programs at Cal State LA

Generous opportunities for graduating seniors who intend to
earn a masters degree prior to pursuing the PhD. There is
one common application for both programs.


Information about these opportunities in the pdf files:

Calstatela-LSAMP BD.pdf


Fluid Power Scholars Program

Highly competitive program, open to undergraduates who have
successfully completed at least two years in an accredited
engineering program in the United States. After three day
instructional program, you go to a fluid-power industry to
do an internship.

For more information about the program and what industries are participating, click here.

Study abroad Scholarship

Gilman Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad.
For more information click here.

Honeywell-Nobel Laureate Lecture: Robert H. Grubbs

Date: 03/02/2010

Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Location: 100 Smith Hall

Cost: Free


2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Robert Grubbs will present a public lecture at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2 in Smith Hall, Room 100. Grubbs will lecture on the unique and powerful olefin metathesis reaction, illustrating the importance of fundamental research as well as discussing its wide-ranging commercial applications. The application of Grubbs research range from from the production of tough polymers to the use production of highly functionalized pharmaceuticals.

The University is hosting this lecture as one of only a select few universities worldwide involved in the Honeywell-Nobel Initiative. You can also watch the lecture live online at www.honeywellscience.com. By signing up, viewers can also take part in the post-lecture Q&A session with Professor Grubbs.

This is the second time a Nobel Laureate has visited the University of Minnesota as part of the Honeywell-Nobel Initiative, a global education effort designed to connect university students across the globe with recipients of the world's most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize. The initiative establishes a forum for students worldwide to learn directly from contemporary Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics through a combination of live on-campus events and interactive content designed to link one generation of leading scientists with the next. To date, the Honeywell Nobel Lecture Series has been to 19 universities, 6 countries in 3 continents and has achieved a total live audience of more than 11,500 students and faculty.


  • Name: Chuck Tomlinson
  • E-mail: chuck1@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-2321
  • Sponsored by: Institute of Technology, Chemistry


Parking is available in the nearby Church Street Garage or the Fourth Street Ramp.

Reservation Information:

No reservations needed. This event is open to the public.

More information: http://www.honeywellscience.com