Weekly Update 2/4

Hola SHPEitos,
I hope you guys enjoyed the Superbowl more than I did, that game was boring as hell. Here are some not so boring opportunities coming up soon:


  • Held on Feb 28th to March 3rd in Washington DC
  • Similar to Nationals, RLDC is a convention for you SHPE members for leadership development, though there is a career fair
  • If you’re interested in going to event without having to pay lodging it is $99, for admissions, but if you’re only interested in the career fair which is on Saturday the cost is only $30
  • This convention is a great opportunity for all members to get exposed to developing their leadership qualities.
  • We hope to see you guys there!


First GBM

  • Feb. 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm
  • It will be a time to catch up with all of you guys and talk about the break but also to talk about what to expect this semester
  • Yes there will be food, so you should come

Internship Panel

  • February 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm
  • This will be a student lead panel where panelists will answer any questions you have about internships
  • It will be a great opportunity to learn about internships and gain insight on how to apply for them.


  • February 23rd from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • This event is a fan favorite, we get alumni from all over to come to the event and talk to you
  • They are there to talk about their lives, experiences after college, really to inspire you
  • It is business casual so please dress accordingly
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served

We will also have a booth during the involvement fair on Thursday, the 13th if you would like to help the eboard set up and man the booth please let us know!


Career Fair

There is the CEAS job fair being held this week for Computer Science and IT, as well as Engineering on 2/7 and 2/8 respectively. This is a great opportunity for you guys who are currently looking for a potential internship or full time opportunity. The fairs open at 12 pm in SAC Ballrooms A and B, and will close at 4 and 3 pm respectively.

CEAS Coffee and Connections

If you are going to the fair you might also consider going to the CEAS Coffee and Connections breakfast in which you bring your resume and talk to recruiters in a more laid back setting. It is held on Friday, the 8th in the SAC from 8:30 to 10 am, if you’re interested please RSVP here.

CSTEP Club Fair

This event will be held on Thursday, February 7th from 2-4 pm in GLS 200. If you are interested in attending the club fair, and CSTEP club’s first GBM.

HBCU/MSI Internship

We are looking for an undergraduate student in Chemistry.
The job description would include the following tasks:
1) Utilize our lab built apparatus called the GPEC (Gas Pressurized Extraction Chromatography) to perform quantitative separations.
2) Quantitatively analyze separated samples using a Q-ICP-MS.
3) Quantitatively analyze samples using radiochemical counting techniques, such as, LSC (Liquid Scintillation Counting).
Specifically we would like the student to help us: 
1) Perform separations on important fission products, such as isolating Lanthanum, Praseodymium, Cerium, Neodymium, and Samarium from one another in a complex nuclear fuel matrix. 
2) Develop a separation technique for Iron and Nickel and compare results to other well-characterized methods. 
3) Quantify the separations as they occur using our hyphenated system.
4) Develop new separation procedures based on the results, for instance changing various parameters (e.g. changing acid concentration, flow rates, etc.) during the process to improve the overall separation.
If this is something that interests you please contact Terrence Buck at terrence.buck@inl.gov

All the best,
Antonio Gambra

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