Opportunities in Chemistry
Summer Research Opportunities
Current Grinnell College students will find a list of research opportunities on the Science Division GrinnellShare site (login required). You will find descriptions for research projects with professors on campus, as well as a number of off-campus opportunities.
Awards, Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships
Information for many summer grants are on GrinnellShare (login required), including a Noyce/Intel Grant.
Information for many scholarships can be found on GrinnellShare (login required), including Gates Cambridge, Goldwater, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships.
There are several national fellowships that can be applied for over the web, although these are highly competitive and available only to U.S. citizens.
- The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
- The National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships (funded by the Department of Defense)
- The National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering (funded by the national labs and the NSA)
- The Society Of Industrial and Applied Mathematics has information about fellowships. Scroll down to "For Graduate Students."
- National Academies List of Fellowship, Scholarship and Grant Databases
Activities and Organizations
Jobs for Chemistry Students
The department employs motivated chemistry students to serve as mentors in the classroom, assistants in teaching laboratories, and peer tutors. Students can also help staff the chemistry stockroom and prepare teaching laboratories for professors.
The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.
Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society
Chemistry students are encouraged to join the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, a national organization for undergraduate chemistry students. Contact Lee Sharpe for more information about joining the Student Affiliates of the ACS.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Grinnell College has an active local chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Heriberto Hernandez-Soto is Grinnell's SACNAS Chapter Adviser.
The chemistry faculty occasionally organizes outreach activities for students with the local Grinnell school system. Contact Lee Sharpe if you are interested in local chemistry outreach .
A full list of post-graduate service opportunities is available through the Community Service Program.