Weekly Update 2/18

Hola SHPEitos,
Today may mark the official start to midterm season for some of you, and to those taking them this week good luck you will ace them! As for everyone else please look unto our opportunities coming up this week:


  • 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!


Due to the feedback we received last semester we are reducing the number of RSVP, but this one is the overall RSVP for all the events this semester if you’re interested in any of the events please RSVP here


  • GBM’s will be held on Wednesday’s from 7-8pm in W4535
  • We will go over the events upcoming and just hang out
  • Please come through to the meetings


  • February 23rd from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Do you want to become a great leader despite youth or industry experience?
  • Do you want to breakthrough your fears and self doubt?
  • Do you want to express yourself with confidence and power?
  • This event is a day of empowerment where you will learn from and interact with professionals that lived and overcame those fears, challenges and obstacles.
  • It is business casual so please dress accordingly
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served
  • Please RSVP here, this way you can gain access to the event

Internship Panel

  • Unfortunately it has been postponed until further notice
  • 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.


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

Station1 Frontiers Fellowship

Are you a bold and creative thinker and an aspiring change maker who is passionate about applying science and technology to create a more equitable, creative, prosperous, and sustainable world? We invite you to apply to be in the summer 2019 cohort and participate in the Station1 Frontiers Fellowship (SFF) – a unique and exciting residential science and technology-focused educational, research, and internship program with a focus on societal perspective, social innovation and impact in the Boston region of Massachusetts in the USA. For more information go here!

JP Morgan Chase & Co. Sophomore Edge Opportunity

Join Sophomore Edge, where we’ll help set you up for success. Sophomore Edge is a program that seeks to provide training experiences for historically underrepresented segments in the field of financial services, including Black, Hispanic and Native American students. We’re looking for students with an interest in learning more about financial services, technology and JPMorgan Chase. This program will help prepare you to apply and interview for our summer 2020 internship programs. Register for this Early Insight program and see for yourself how we build diverse and inclusive teams who are making an impact for our clients, customers and communities around the world! All majors are welcome.
Registration Deadline is March 4, and you can register here

Antonio Gambra

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