Friday, December 16, 2011

Kawajiri Lab Research Spring 2012

The Kawajiri research group specializes in modeling, process design, optimization, and bioseparations (chromatography). We are looking for undergraduate researchers who are interested in pursuing the following projects over multiple semesters. If you are interested, please send (1) your CV (2) expected graduation date and (3) the project you are interested in to Prof. Kawajiri (

Project descriptions:

1.    Optimization of simulated moving bed chromatography model using MATLAB
Simulated moving bed chromatography is a widely used separation process in the food, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries.We will develop a software package for this process using MATLAB. 


 1. Completed or currently taking CHBE 3200 Transport Processes I.
 2. GPA over 3.2 preferred.
 3. Interested in pursuing this project for credits in Spring or Summer 2012, and continuing it for further credits or pay.

Graduate student supervisor: Gaurav Agrawal (

2.     Experimental study of simulated moving bed chromatography

In this project, the student will develop a mathematical model that describes SMB chromatography. The student must be interested in mathematical modeling of separation processes.


 1. Completed or currently taking CHBE 2120 Numerical Methods.
 2. GPA over 3.2 preferred.
 3. Interested in pursuing this project for credits in Spring or Summer 2012, and continuing it for further credits or pay.

Graduate student supervisor: Jason Bentley (

Monday, December 12, 2011

Operations Internships For Fall Graduates

BusinessWeek and The Princeton Review have recognized Abbott’s Internship
Program as one of the best internship programs in the nation. An internship at Abbott
provides meaningful professional hands-on experience to students with proven
academic performance and leadership potential. Abbott hires students majoring in
engineering, supply chain, life sciences, and environmental health & safety (EH&S)
fields into the internship program based on business needs. Ideal candidates will
combine technical and business knowledge with analytical strength and creative
problem solving abilities.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Student Government Representative CHBE Opening

Apply to Serve as a Student Government Representative

SGA representatives play a role in allocating the nearly $5 million
Student Activity Fee budget and also serve as advocates for the students
within their school or program on a variety of campus issues. Meetings of
the Undergraduate House are held weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. Students
selected for these positions will serve for the remainder of the spring

If you are interested in applying for the position, please visit
information on SGA and on the role of the Undergraduate House of
Representatives can also be found on our website, Applications are accepted on a
rolling basis, so I hope that you will apply for this position soon. If
you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Speaker of the
House, Brooke McDaniel, at

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bommarius Lab Research Spring 12

Research Positions for Undergraduates, Spring term 2012

The Bommarius lab seeks undergraduate students interested in challenging research!

The Bommarius laboratory (ChBE, CHEM, Bioengineering) specializes in biocatalysis, green chemistry, protein stability, and biochemical engineering.  We seek self-motivated, hard-working student researchers interested to continue for a PhD and/or MD after college, to work on cutting-edge research problems and to learn new skills.

i)       graduation date (B.S.) between 05/13 and 08/14 in BIOL, BMED, CEE, ChBE, or CHEM
ii)      GPA at Georgia Tech > 3.30, preferably > 3.5
iii)     basic laboratory skills, enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility, independence
iv)     start in Spring 2012 for credit, continuation during summer 2012 possible and expected

Interested?:    Please email resume (incl. i) major, ii) GPA, and iii) expected graduation date) to mentor and to Prof. Andreas S. Bommarius (

Interviews with mentor:       any time; feedback: less than 1 day later; decision asap after agreement among student, mentor, and faculty advisor

We have a position available on the following projects:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Atlanta Summer Research Opportunity

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience would like to announce an exciting undergraduate research program for the summer of 2012 – Behavioral Research Advancements In Neuroscience (BRAIN).

BRAIN 2012 consists of a 10-week neuroscience summer research and education experience.  The program begins with an intensive week-long course in neuroscience followed by a 9-week apprenticeship in an Atlanta-area research laboratory.  Accepted Fellows will be working at Spelman College, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia State University. Students will be engaged in various areas of research including but not limited to molecular or cellular level investigations in laboratories, working with small animals, and collecting data from outdoor field sites.  In addition to their laboratory research placements, Fellows participate in weekly professional development workshops and lectures by guest speakers. Students are paid a stipend for the summer and provided housing at Emory University.

The online application is available November 1, 2011. Other application details can be found at: 

We are looking for undergraduate candidates who are enthusiastic, hard-working, detail-oriented, and who want to engage in cutting edge neuroscience research.  Please forward this email to your students so they may have the chance to apply.

The deadline for applications is January 13, 2011.

Thank you very much for you time, and please email me if you have any questions!

Elizabeth A. Weaver II, M.S.

Neuroscience Education Specialist 
Neuroscience Institute
Georgia State University