We are looking for outstanding candidates for the Undergraduate Radiochemistry Summer School sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy and hosted this year by the Oregon State University School of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) and the Department of Chemistry in Corvallis, Oregon. Running from , the school is for undergraduate students in chemistry and related disciplines (physics, nuclear engineering).Candidates should be junior or senior level undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science, and have completed a minimum of two years of chemistry and one year of physics. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Student award includes $4,000 stipend as well as coverage of housing and travel costs. Upon satisfactory completion of the summer school, participating students will receive eight transferable credits at the 400 level.
Students should apply online at: ne.oregonstate.edu/radiochemis
Blending classwork and labwork, participants in our school will learn the physics of nuclear structure, radioactive decay and nuclear reactions, principles of radiodetection, chemistry of actinides and fission products, radiolysis, production and separation of radionuclides. The nuclear fuel cycle will be presented from fundamental chemistry to engineering applications. Students will benefit from the expertise of our guest lecturers invited from the DOE national labs and collaborating university partners, and work on their independent research projects under faculty guidance and present their results at a student conference at the end of the summer school. Students will also tour Hanford Site, AREVA and Energy Northwest facilities in Richland, Washington, and the Oregon State TRIGA Research Reactor in Corvallis.
In addition, student will be guided about their future career options field in this field and application for a university graduate program in nuclear and radiochemistry in the U.S.
Dr. Alena Paulenova, summer school director, OSU School of Nuclear Science and Engineering
It is a pleasure to inform you that the I&EC Division is now receiving nominations for the 11th annual I&EC Division Fellows Award. I&EC Division will make up to four awards annually:
*The deadline is 30 November 2016*
(1) I&EC Division Fellow:
A chemist or engineer is selected from an academic, industrial, or government laboratory based on innovative contributions to the areas in which they have published within applied chemistry and/or chemical engineering. Patents are given equal weight to papers in the open literature and nominations from industry are encouraged.
(2) I&EC Division Early Career Fellow
The criteria are the same as those for Division Fellow but the award is reserved for an individual 40 years old or younger and thus in the earlier stage of their career.
(3) I&EC Division Applied Chemical Technology Fellow:
A chemist or engineer with an undergraduate degree as the terminal degree is selected from an academic, industrial, or government laboratory based on outstanding technical contributions.
(4) I&EC Division International Fellow:
The criteria are the same as those for Division Fellow but the award is reserved for an individual working outside the United States.
For the Division Fellows (US) + ACT Fellow:
The award consists of a plaque naming the awardee a Fellow of the I&EC Division, registration to the Spring meeting at which the award will be presented, complimentary one-year membership in the Division, and a $1000 travel award. The awardee will be announced on the Division's website and the award presentation made at the Spring 2017 meeting at a symposium to be organized by someone chosen by the awardee.
For the International Fellow: The award consists of a plaque naming the awardee an International Fellow of the I&EC Division, registration to the Spring meeting at which the award will be presented, complimentary one-year membership in the Division, and up to $2500 for economy airfare to the ACS meeting and up to 4 nights at a hotel so that he or she may attend the meeting. The awardee is asked to identify a colleague residing in the United States who can organize a symposium in his or her honor at the Spring 2017 meeting and at which the award presentation will be made. A one-session symposium is planned but the Division is happy to consider a greater number of sessions at the request of the organizer.
NOMINATIONS for I&EC Division Fellow, I&EC Division Early Career Fellow and I&EC Division International Fellow: The nominator is to submit a nominating letter detailing how the work of the nominee has advanced the fields of applied chemistry and chemical engineering. If the work fits into one of the subdivisions of the Division, the nominator should illustrate this. Also to be submitted is a CV and up to five relevant publications/patents. A letter seconding the nomination is required. Only the nominator must be a member of the Division at the time of nomination.
NOMINATIONS for I&EC Division Applied Chemical Technology Fellow: The nominator, who must be a member of the Division, is invited to submit a nominating letter detailing how the work of the nominee contributed to applied chemistry and/or chemical engineering. The nominee is to have an undergraduate degree as the terminal degree. The number of oral and written presentations as well as any outside articles or patents should be listed. If the work also fits into one of the other subdivisions of the Division, the nominator should illustrate this. Also to be submitted is a CV or resume and at least one seconding letter.
Please send nominations to Prof. Spiro Alexandratos (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will forward them to the other members of the selection committee.
*The deadline is 30 November 2016*