Mills awarded $260,237 by NSF

Nancy S. Mills has been awarded $260,237 by the National Science Foundation for a study titled “Benzannulated antiaromatic dications and dianions: using antiaromaticity to probe delocalization”.


Student Opportunity: Environmental Microbiology Program in Las Vegas 3/9/2012

The UNLV summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Environmental Microbiology program is now accepting applications.  This NSF supported program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Students receive a $5,000 salary, round trip airfare, and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.  The program dates are June 4 to Aug 10, 2012.  Find a list of mentors and the on-line application at  A complete application includes a one-page statement of interest, transcripts (unofficial are fine), and one letter of recommendation from a scientist.  The deadline for applications is Friday March 9, 2012.  First generation college students, nontraditional students, members of groups under-represented in science and Post-9/11 veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Student Opportunity: Research Experiences in Molecular Ecology (3/15)

Towson University offers a 9-week summer research program for students interested in environmental science.  Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed freshman level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Geology or Environmental Science.  Students receive a $4000 stipend and help with travel, housing and meals.

Student Opportunity: RISE at Rutgers

The Research in Science & Engineering program is a joint effort of Rutgers University and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey.  Students interested in conducting STEM research at one of these institutions must submit applications in February.  Students meeting one or more of the following criteria are especially encouraged to apply:

  • from an economically/ educationally disadvantaged background
  • from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences
  • a first generation college student
  • a student who does not have opportunities for intensive research at your home university
  • someone who has followed a non-traditional path to college