graduate/fellowship/internship opportunities at SIUC, NCSU/ORNL, DHS, and UTK-ORNL
Several new opportunities for graduate programs/fellowships and internships have come to light. This is the season for applying to graduate schools and other research programs, so please take a moment to consider the following.
- Southern Illinois University-Carbondale ahs a Professional Science Master’s program in Advanced Energy and Fuels Management, combining aspects of a master in science/engineering and business administration. The PSM program provides students with an interdisciplinary curriculum, advanced technical training, practical experience, and professional skills. SIUC’s PSM program is the first of its kind and the only PSM program to focus on the energy and fuels sector in its entirety. For more information, see http://psmenergy.siuc.edu .
- North Carolina State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory invite applications for a Ph.D. fellowship in X-ray and neutron macromolecular crystallography to study enzymatic mechanisms. Interested candidates should have a strong background in biochemistry, biophysics or a related discipline. Interested candidates should submit their application at http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/applygrad.htm . For more information please contact Prof. Flora Meilleur, Molecular & Structural Biochemistry, NCSU, and Neutron Sciences Directorate, ORNL.
- The Department of Homeland Security invites applications for Summer 2012 undergraduate research internships, which include a 10-week experience, $5000 stipend, and can be in fields of engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, emergency/incident management, and social sciences. Applications are due January 5, 2012. For details, see http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms .
- The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are offering two joint doctoral programs at the new Bredesen Interdisciplinary Center: (1) the Energy Science and Engineering Ph.D. in new energy technologies in nuclear, bioenergy/biofuels, renewable energy, conservation and storage, distributed grid management; and (2) environmental/climate sciences, and the Distinguished Graduate Fellowship for top students in material science, chemistry, nuclear science, and energy engineering. Both offer $28,000-$30,000 stipends. For further details, please see http://cire.utk.edu/index.php .