Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winding Down

As if you did not already know,  we are reaching the end of the semester which means finals week.  Good luck to all and check the registrar's site here if you need schedules:

Registrar Calendar

Remember that PHASE II registration starts January 4th and runs through the first week of the Spring semester.  Start checking schedules and your email the week before school starts as you will undoubtedly be receiving waitlist and important update notices. Do not hesitate to email the advisors if you have questions, we just ask you to be patient and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays Everyone!

From everyone here in the Undergrad Advising Office to all in CHBE.  Please stay safe and have a fantastic holiday.  We'll see you next week!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Summer Internship 3M

Please see the following:

3M  has an opening for a summer intern in our 3M Decatur, AL manufacturing plant for a chemical engineer

An undergraduate student, who has completed their sophomore year, is preferred for this position.

Interested students can go to, click on Search Jobs and type in 1108296 in the Job ID section.  This will pull up the internship for them to apply

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Summer School Opportunity

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long Island, NY
June 10, 2012 through July 20, 2012

The 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 must be received no later than February 1, 2012. Each Summer School is limited to 12 students. Announcement of awards will be made in mid March 2012.

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 2012 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.

For more information contact:
Prof. J. David Robertson, Director
Nuclear & Radiochemistry Summer Schools
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel: 573/882-5346 Fax: 573/882-2754

On-line application forms are available at:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fellowship Info Sessions for Students

Tuesday November 15th, 11:00 am, Clough Commons 205

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to learn how to apply for a Fulbright award. Students may apply as seniors, master’s students, or during the early stages of doctoral work. Awards are available in 140 countries and may be for research, graduate study, or English Teaching assistantships (ETAs).

At this session Georgia Tech students who have held Fulbrights will tell about their experiences, and Fellowships Office advisors will discuss how to get started and what needs to be done now to apply next fall for awards that begin during 2013-14.

Applicants must be US citizens.

Campus Contacts:             
Dr. Kathryn Meehan ( or Dr. Karen Adams (

Thursday, November 17th, 6:00 pm, Clough Commons 205
Free pizza will be provided.

First-year students, sophomores, and juniors are invited to learn about award opportunities.  These awards provide funding assistance for undergraduate education, study abroad opportunities, and more.  Fellowship Office advisors will discuss award information, eligibility, and how to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship, Udall Scholarship, and Boren Scholarship.  Please join us to learn about these exciting opportunities.

Campus Contacts:             
Dr. Kathryn Meehan ( or Dr. Karen Adams (

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Scholarship Program Opportunities

SCI Scholars

The program is a joint effort of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) America International Group, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and was developed to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.
Exceptional sophomores and juniors with a GPA of at least 3.5 and who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.
Program details:

  • Thirty scholars will be chosen for internship positions in the summer of 2012.
  • SCI Scholars receive $6,000-$10,000 for a ten-week internship.
  • Students will be awarded a certificate and an additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting.
  • Scholars nominate a high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate from SCI and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials.
  • Applications are due December 16, 2011.
  • Interested students should visit to fill out an application and get more information.

SMART Scholarship Program

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics.   

A SMART brochure and a poster are attached and the application web page is at  The application deadline is December 1, 2011 for the 2012 school year.  SMART provides:

·         Full Tuition – to any accredited U.S. University
·         A very generous stipend while in school 
-          $25,000 for undergraduates
-          $33,000 for masters candidates
-          $36,300 to $41,800 for doctoral candidates
·         Book allowance – $1,000
·         Health Insurance 
·         Paid Summer internships
·         All required student fees
            ·         Travel for internships  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ExxonMobil Success Program Seminar Nov. 10th

I would like to invite you to an ExxonMobil Success Program Seminar presented by Dr. Steven Girardot entitled " Seven Habits of Highly Effective Georgia Tech Students" this Thursday, November 10 at 11:00 AM in EST L1255 (the ChBE auditorium).

Dr. Girardot holds two degrees from Georgia Tech: a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Chemistry. He completed his doctorate at Emory University in Chemistry and Environmental Health, and also received a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. Before joining the Center for Academic Success, Steven served as Assistant Director for TA and Graduate Student Programs at Tech's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) and as a Program Coordinator at Tech's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), where he managed tutoring programs that linked Tech students to local elementary schools. His professional interests include teaching and learning in introductory STEM courses and factors which lead to student success in the first and second years of college. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing tennis, going to GT football games, and enjoying Atlanta's great restaurants!

A delicious lunch will follow the presentation in the ES&T lower level atrium.  I hope you are able to attend.


Sue Ann Allen

Monday, November 7, 2011

Intern Opportunity

Every day, one out of every four people around the world uses a 3M product. That's because every day at 3M, our employees have one thing in mind - to help customers succeed at home, in the workplace, on the go and around the world. Our employees have an uncanny ability to see customer needs and then meet them by drawing on 3M's pool of technology.

An internship is a temporary, possibly full-time assignment with 3M's Corporate Student Programs. Corporate Student Programs is designed to provide 3M with the opportunity to identify qualified candidates for regular employment, and to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their academic knowledge with work experience. As a Student Programs participant you will develop skills, and gain work experience in your field of study.

This position is limited to working 899 hours per service credit year.  

This particular internship opportunity will support manufacturing related to completing improvement projects in areas such as chemical process optimization, process and product understanding experimentation, training program improvements, inventory control, or product quality. This internship will be located at the Decatur, AL facility, assisting the 3M technical staff in the performance of their job responsibilities. Actual projects will be tailored around the plant needs and your career interest and skills to the greatest extent possible.  You will have the opportunity to spend time on the production floor observing our processes and will be given assignments to assist the manufacturing engineering staff in day-to-day operations of the plant.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Registration Tip #2

CHEM 2380 Sections A2 and A5 are restricted to CHEM majors only until 24 hours after freshman registration opens.

Major Restriction:

Definition:  It means the course is restricted to that major only for now,  not that you are restricted out because of what your major is. 

Let's be honest.  It is their course.  They do have the right to let their students register for it first.
(FYI, we do this with our CHBE courses too!)

Here is another good link for registration errors on the Registrar site:

Registration Errors