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Feb 18, 2014: The UCI NSF REU Chem-SURF Program

The UCI 10-week Interdisciplinary NSF REU Chem-SURF Program provides opportunities for undergraduates to participate in cutting edge research in the fields of chemical biology, chemical physics, and nanoscience, and in analytical, atmospheric, computational, environmental, inorganic, materials, organic, organometallic, physical, polymer, and theoretical chemistry.

The deadline for applying is March 1, 2014. Visit the website at:

February 7, 2014: Internship Opportunity at PPG Industries, Inc.

Position Title: Paid Summer Chemist Internship
Company: PPG Industries, Inc.
Location: (Mojave, CA)
On-Line Application Address:


Degrees Considered:

  • BS Chemistry

Other Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have demonstrated leadership skills and be highly self-motivated individuals. • Students must have a GPA of at least 2.8 and be authorized to work permanently in the United States. • Location flexibility during the summer is required. Housing assistance is offered to students required to relocate for the internship period. Sophomore or Junior Chemistry major Starting locations: Cleveland, OH; Milford, OH; Strongsville, OH; Oak Creek, WI; Gainesville, TX; and Mojave, CA 


PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

Three-month summer internships are being offered for high potential Chemistry students looking for research and development experience or experience working in plant environment. The intern program provides employment the summer before the candidate’s junior or senior year. During this work period, interns can look forward to assuming real responsibilities in real jobs. We regard interns as professionals rather than students and give them challenging assignments to provide exposure to various career opportunities within their disciplines. Interns will learn to plan, organize and direct project work by enlisting sound technical and business practices. Specific job duties will vary by location and business unit.

Job Duration: June 2014 - August 2014

Salary/Wage: DOE

Application Instructions:

In order to officially apply for an interview and be considered as a candidate for employment with PPG, you must complete the following steps. Unfortunately, we will not be able to consider candidates for employment who do not apply through this site. The instructions are detailed below:

Step 1: Please visit
Step 2: Search Job Openings
Step 3: Search PPG Campus Recruiting Opportunities
Step 4: Find the job title
Step 5: Click "Apply Online" and create your candidate profile

Application Deadline: 2/23/14

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-2030
Fax: (661) 654-2040
Office: Science II 273