Graduate and Professional Resources

*The information below has been provided to the department by the program or employer for distribution to students who may be interested.  The appearance of a program or employer on this site should not be construed as an endorsement of the specific program or employer by the chemistry department or by Wesleyan University.*

Upcoming Events & Opportunities: 

Naval Horizons

A new opportunity is on the horizon for STEM college students!  The Naval Horizons challenge is designed to introduce STEM college students to cutting-edge science and technology topics that impact the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Students are invited to watch the video series, select one topic and share their ideas on the current state of the art and a futurist vision of the Navy and/or Marine Corps in the year 2040.  They will also have the option to submit a  statement of interest that will be used to connect students with Department of Navy scientists and engineers to learn more. Each application will be reviewed to ensure that the responses provided are technically sufficient.  Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis and the first 3,000 submissions to meet the evaluation criteria will be awarded a $200 stipend.

Eligible students can visit the Naval Horizons website to learn more. 

The challenge closes on January 15, 2021, at 12 PM EST.

University of Minnesota Summer REU/Lando Program

Our Summer Lando/NSF REU is for outstanding national and international undergraduate students. It is designed to encourage students in the chemical sciences to learn more about research in chemistry, and provide them with the opportunity to work in a lab under the direction of a faculty member. We offer a variety of professional and social events for participants throughout the summer.

Applications accepted from students in their sophomore or junior years of undergraduate study in chemistry or closely related fields. This is an international competition. The Lando/NSF REU is open to all students outside the University of Minnesota.

The status of the 2021 summer program will be contingent to COVID-19 restrictions. If feasible, we will have an in-person program. Program structure (in-person, virtual) is subject to change as the pandemic progresses.

Please visit the REU/Lando Program website to learn more.

Applications are due by February 1, 2021.

The Department of Energy and American Chemical Society sponsored Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School Program

The U.S. Department of Energy and the American Chemical Society, Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, sponsor an INTENSIVE 6-week courses in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates held in San Jose or Brookhaven with 12 students each. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Provided are a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, housing, transportation to and from the Summer School location, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit is awarded through the ACS accredited chemistry programs at San Jose State University (7 units) or the State University of New York at Stony Brook (6 units).

Candidates should be undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of study at a US college or university. They should have completed at least two years of chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of calculus. Applicants must be US citizens.

Completed applications must be received no later than February 1, 2021. Announcement of awards will be made in early March 2021.

Please visit the NUCL-ACS website for application form.

Tisch MS Research Center of New York - Open Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant positions will be available at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) starting the summer of 2021. Tisch MSRCNY is an independent research center in New York City under the direction of Saud A. Sadiq, MD. The mission of Tisch MSRCNY is to find the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis through a multidisciplinary approach incorporating the fields of immunology, molecular biology, stem cell biology, neuroscience, and clinical translational research. The Tisch MSRCNY is closely affiliated with the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, creating a unique environment designed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.

Open positions include (1) Laboratory Research Assistant (6 positions available) and (2) Clinical Research Assistant (1 position available). Ideal candidates for this educational opportunity are students who have recently completed their undergraduate education and seek a rewarding experience in a biomedical research program before attending graduate or medical school. Research Assistants work under the direct supervision of a principal investigator.

For more information on these exciting opportunitites, please visit the Tisch MS Research Center of New York's website

Graduate Resources

Professional Resources

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

    ACS Bridge Project 
    The ACS Bridge Project’s mission is to strengthen chemistry in the United States by increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who receive doctoral degrees in chemical sciences.

  • Student PIRGs

    Career Opportunitites 

    This job gives recent graduates the opportunity to work with great people, gain real skills, and start making a difference on important issues right away! 
    Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and a strategic plan to get things done. For almost 50 years the Student PIRGs have gotten results, by recruiting, training and working alongside student activists on campaigns that make a difference.
    The Student PIRGs set out to increase youth voter turnout this Election cycle and organized youth mobilization campaigns in states across the country. Our efforts recruited more than 2,000 student leaders that helped make over 360,000 GOTV contacts to make sure students were heard on Election Day.The numbers are still coming in, but we know lots of young people have turned out! Our chapters on campuses across the country  will now continue to provide the resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more.