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Volume 16 Number 13

January 11, 2012

Summer Research Opportunities

Northwestern University

Northwestern University has a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Nanotechnology that is sponsored by NSF and NIH-NCI.  Participants will receive a stipend of $4,500 plus round-trip airfare and dormitory housing.  As a participant in this 9-week program you’ll:

  • Work full-time on a nanotechnology research project.
  • Have access to world-class equipment and facilities.
  • Enjoy research seminars and field trips.
  • Enhance your public speaking and technical writing skills.
  • Participate in team events like the summer picnic, and explore Chicago.

To be eligible for this program, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, majoring in engineering or the sciences, and have at least one year left to complete your undergraduate degree.  The application deadline is February 15, and women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  For more information or to download an application, visit or contact Margaret Connolly at (847) 467-4862 or email

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center is pleased to announce that their U of M CVC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program for 2012 is now accepting applications.  This fellowship program will provide up to twelve full-time summer research opportunities at the University of Michigan for talented undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research.

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular <> Center moved into its new state of the art clinical building in the summer of 2007 with a long term vision to become the best academic heart and vascular center in the world.  This fellowship program is a part of its overall mission of creating an understanding of cardiovascular disease across the life span, through multi-disciplinary collaboration among clinicians and scientists, to achieve:  Superior, compassionate patient care, innovative science and discovery, and excellence in education.  This fellowship program is supported by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and a generous gift from the Esperance Family Foundation supporting vascular biology research.

The online fellowship application deadline is January 31, 2011.  Letters of recommendation, for which requests are sent electronically when the application is completed, will be accepted until February 11.  The fellowship website,, has more information on the fellowship program and the application process.

Seminar Announcement

Friday, January 13, 2012
3:30 p.m.
Olin 04

Candidate Talk

This seminar will be given by a candidate for our tenure-track position in Biological Chemistry.  Prior to the seminar, students will receive an email that contains more information about the seminar.

There will be an opportunity for students to have lunch with the candidate 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, in the LDC.  Meet in the chemistry hallway or join the group there.  If you are off board, the department will cover your lunch.  This takes the place of Periodic Table this week.

Chemistry summer research recruiting seminar has been rescheduled!

The chemistry summer research recruiting seminar has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m., in Olin 04.  This will be an opportunity for students interested in applying for a summer research position in the Chemistry Department to hear a quick summary of the science the chemistry faculty members are pursuing in their labs.  Students interested in summer research should also go to the Chemistry Department website to consider opportunities available off-campus as well as at Carleton:

Note that the Chemistry Department summer research recruiting document and the application form are also available at this location.  If you have general questions about summer research opportunities available in the Chemistry Department, you can contact me (, x4032) as I am the Summer Research Coordinator for chemistry this summer.

Steve Drew

Interested in Medicine?

Next week the Career Center is running a program specifically designed to help out students interested in medicine!  The program is called “30 Minutes,” where the Career Center brings prestigious alumni (that work in a field related to medicine) back to Carleton to meet with students 1-on-1 for 30 minutes.  You can ask each alum for advice regarding full time jobs, internships, resumes/cover letters, networking, finding your way, etc.  The conversations are relaxed and informal, and meant for you to ask any question you have about life after Carleton.

Alumni coming next week:

Monday, January 16, Jennifer Service '87, Forensic Psychiatrist, Minnesota Security Hospital
Tuesday, January 17, Mark Alexander '95, Sports Medicine Physician, TRIA Orthopedic Center
Wednesday, January 18, Robert Meiches '76, Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Medical Association
Friday, January 20, Abigail Albright '02, Veterinarian, Animal Emergency Clinic
Friday, January 20, Chad Boger '97, Dentist, Boger Dental
Friday, January 20, Stephen Burgeson '84, Medical Doctor, HealthEast

To read bios of alumni coming: To sign-up: If you have any questions about the program, feel free to stop by the Career Center from 9:00-5:30 with any questions!