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Funding Opportunity: National Research Council – Research Associateship Programs

Aug 28, 2014

National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and are proportionally high for Senior Associates. [...] Read full story.

ACS Poster Symposium

Aug 25, 2014

The first annual Portland American Chemical Society Undergraduate Poster Symposium will be held on Sunday, October 5, at the SRTC Building (formerly Science II) at Portland State University, from 4-7 PM.  We hope to have 50 or more undergraduates presenting posters about their summer research;  there will be free pizza and beer (and other food [...] Read full story.

Employment Opportunity for Graduate Students

Aug 13, 2014

National Nuclear Security (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits term, Fellows work in policy or technical areas alongside NNSA experts in Washington, D.C. or other NNSA [...] Read full story.

S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant Announcement

Aug 13, 2014

The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) is soliciting comments from the community on the Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10).  You are invited to respond by August 24 to the recently posted Request for Information (RFI) by the Shared instrumentation Grant Program (S10) available at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-104.html. This RFI gives an opportunity to S10 applicants, users of awarded [...] Read full story.

ACS Poster Session

Aug 7, 2014

I am writing to alert you to a new program that the ACS Portland local section is planning, and to invite you to get in on the ground floor of what we hope will be an annual event. As you know, the best graduate students are the ones who have done research as undergraduates.   We [...] Read full story.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar Series

Speaker: Yeon-Kyun, Iowa State University


The BB seminars are generally followed by a "coffee hour" for casual discussions over refreshments


Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar Series

Speaker: Jose Rizo-Rey, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


The BB seminars are generally followed by a "coffee hour" for casual discussions over refreshments

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Upcoming Seminars

Mr. Embarek Alwedi PhD Defense

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

LPSC 402
Chain Extension of Boronic Esters With Stereo- and Regio-defined Lithiated Oxiranes