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National Nuclear Chemistry Summer School

June 17, 2013 3:15PM EDT to July 26, 2013 9:15PM EDT

University of Missouri

he Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring two INTENSIVE six-week Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates. Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy.

Fellowships include a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, transportation to and from the Summer School location, housing, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit will be 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 (the web application form, two recommendation letters, and official transcript) must be received no later than February 1, 2013. Each Summer School is limited to 12 students. Announcement of awards will be made in mid March 2013.

The course will consist of lectures on the fundamentals of nuclear science, radiochemistry, and their applications in related fields. Laboratory work will introduce you to state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology used routinely in basic and applied nuclear science. In addition to the formal instruction, the course will include a Guest Lecture Series and tours of nearby research centers at universities and National Laboratories. Students will meet and interact with prominent research scientists from universities and the DOE national labs who are working in nuclear and radiochemistry, nuclear medicine, nuclear forensics, and related fields.

Participants in the 2013 Summer Schools will be encouraged to join a research project during the following summer at a university or federal research institution. Considerable personal assistance will be provided to secure summer positions and admission to PhD and MD programs at leading universities.

An “Outstanding Student” is selected from each summer school site. These students will be invited to attend the following spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society with all expenses paid.

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Prof. J. David Robertson, Director
ACS Nuclear Chemistry Summer Schools
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel: 573-882-5346
FAX: 573-882-2754