CAICE Summer Undergraduate Research Program


The Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) focuses on improving our understanding of how aerosol particles influences the environment, air quality, and climate. The organization’s diverse team investigates the enormous chemical, biological, and physical variability of airborne particles, with special attention to sea spray. Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and computational tools, including a novel real-world in the laboratory approach to generate aerosols, CAICE is dedicated to researching all aspects of aerosol chemistry, one of the largest current gaps in our understanding of climate change.

Through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, thoughtful and enthusiastic undergraduate researchers engage in experimental or theoretical CAICE research throughout the US. Top CAICE faculty and researchers are eager to involve you in their mission!

Undergraduate researchers in the program are able to choose from CAICE labs located across the US.

Participants will:

  • conduct exciting hands-on scientific research
  • receive graduate school preparation
  • attend field trips and symposia
  • have opportunities to present their research

Participants in the 8 to 10 week summer program will receive stipends of atleast $5,000 and on-campus housing for the full duration of the program. Travel reimbursements are available.

Undergraduates with an interest in chemistry are encouraged to learn more and apply. Women, students from underrepresented groups, and military veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is February 1st, 2019.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students

Career Connections: Science & Research

ASC Career Success has a great opportunity for you to explore career paths within your interests and major, as well as connect with employers in the industry.

Hear from alumni and professionals in the field who have been in your shoes and want to share helpful advice that you can apply along your career journey. Learn about career paths and gain insight on job search tactics. This event will consist of a Q&A panel session followed by an opportunity to network with the panelist in a casual yet professional environment. Don’t miss the chance to interact with professionals and have your career questions answered! To ensure you get the most out of the event, prepare questions for the panelist in advance!

The panel of professionals who will be in attendance consists of:

  • Ramy Sarsour, President of Medical Scribing Solutions
  • Sriram Durvasula, Chief Strategist & Creative Director of LOXI
  • Karen Hallberg, Fish and Wildlife Biologist from U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Ohio Ecological Services
  • Brian McQuade from Medpace
  • Michael Hoover, Research Scientist at Charles River Laboratories
  • Nicole Raab, Senior Technician at Battelle

Free snacks and beverages provided. You are encouraged to attend the full session, but if you are only able to drop in that is okay!

The event will be Wednesday, November 28th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Math Tower Room 724.

It is encouraged but not required that you RSVP.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Internship

The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California is offering a ten-week summer internship opportunity. This internship program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning $14/hour. In addition to their research, students will attend weekly seminars given by members of their faculty and scientific staff and others.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in their first, second, or third year of undergraduate status. Senior year undergrads, former MPL interns and high school applicants are not eligible.

More information about the program, intern research, and intern feedback can be found on Scripps’ website.

The online application must be submitted by January 18, 2019 at 4pm.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

2019 Community Engagement Conference

January 23 – 24, 2019

The 2019 Community Engagement Conference will focus on “Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future” and will address questions such as:

  • What role do meaningful partnerships play in creating a sustainable future?
  • How does a community become and remain vibrant and resilient?
  • How can we ensure future generations have the clean air and clean water on which all life depends?

You will interact with a broad range of community engagement practitioners to share diverse ideas, engage in robust discussion and envision new partnerships in the pursuit of a resilient and sustainable future.

Your keynote speaker will be Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, founding member of The Elders and leader of the Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice.

Registration Fees:
Early Registration November 15-December 7, 2018 – $85.00
Regular Registration December 8-January 4, 2019 – $95.00
Late Registration January 5-January 11, 2019 – $105.00
Student Registration – $30.00 for two-day or $20 for one-day

Register online.

Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy

The new Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy program (EMAP) at Georgetown University, Washington DC is a joint endeavor between Georgetown, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In this dynamic interdisciplinary program, the first of its kind in the nation, students learn to combine and apply new scientific and technical skills in policymaking settings. Integrated metrology and policymaking core courses prepare students to pursue sequential research-oriented courses and enrich their working knowledge further through electives in economics, government, ethics, and environmental data science. With access to state-of-the-art metrology instruments, students learn by working with leading scientists and policy makers.

The two-year program includes a 10-week program-funded summer internship at NIST and EPA. In addition, the after-work course schedule offers students the possibility of pursuing the program while working full- or part-time.

More information can be found this insightful brochure and on EMAP’s website.

Deadlines for best consideration:
Priority  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 15, 2019
U. S. applicants . . . . . . . . . April 1, 2019
Foreign applicants. . . . . . . March 1, 2019

Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program

The Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program (TPS) at The Ohio State University is designed for highly motivated students with the drive and passion necessary to do high-impact meaningful research. This program is supported by a powerful, interdisciplinary group of advisory faculty working together to produce the next generation of global leaders in sustainable agricultural biotechnology.

This novel program seeks exceptional students from a variety of disciplines including chemistry, engineering, entomology, ecology, evolution, molecular genetics, microbiology, crop sciences, plant pathology, and bioinformatics.

TPS offers full support for up to five years – full remission of tuition and fees, a competitive stipend, and support for research expenses. Other key aspects of the program include interdisciplinary faculty, a compact and personalized course load, a rigorous focus on research throughout the program, practical experience in each student’s field of interest through a three month+ internship, and opportunities for global collaboration.

Students can learn more on the program’s informational flier and website.

TPS has one application cycle per year. The application is currently open, with a deadline of December 1, 2018.

Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Science Scholarship

The Kościuszko Foundation grants a $5,000 scholarship each year for undergraduate students of Polish descent. The scholarship is under Drs. James and Wanda Trefil, both dedicated educators who are passionate in helping outstanding students achieve their academic goals.

Requirements of the “Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Science Scholarship” include:

  • Undergraduate student of Polish descent, US citizen or permanent resident
  • Outstanding promise in the natural sciences
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA

Check out their website to view further requirements and the application.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

College of Medicine ASPIRE Program

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

Inaugural ASPIRE Cohort

OSU College of Medicine’s ASPIRE program aims to provide research experience for Ohio State undergraduate students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who aspire to become medical doctors, clinician scientists, or basic science researchers by earning an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree.

ASPIRE aims to increase the pool of medical doctors and biomedical scientists from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who conduct research that positively impacts the lives of people from communities with inequitable access to healthcare who would benefit from advances in basic science and translation of research.

Students will begin the program with meetings one or two times a week in a research lab during the spring semester, followed by eight to 10 weeks of experience in a research lab in the summer of 2019. The principal investigator (PI) and the student may choose to extend the experience to two summers. Stipend amounts for the PI, instructors and undergraduate students will be determined.

The program is intended for current Ohio State students who are expected to graduate in 2021 or 2022.

Eligible students are encouraged to learn more and apply online by December 1, 2018.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Intern Mini-Semester at NREL

Application Deadline: November 19, 2018

In the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Intern Mini-Semester, students spend three days (January 7 – 9, 2019) at NREL during the winter break to learn about energy research opportunities. Students interact with scientists and researchers, attend lectures on current projects, and participate in facility tours to experience work in progress.

Program provides:

  • Travel to and from NREL (located in Golden, Colorado)
  • Lodging and on-site transportation
  • All materials and supplies
  • Program hours: 8am  – 5pm

Students who participate in the Mini-Semester are expected to apply for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) for four-year institutions. Both off the opportunity to participate in a scientific research appointment appointment at NREL for summer 2019.

Eligibility:

  • This program is designed for underrepresented students in STEM; however, anyone can apply
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Must have health insurance
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Interested students can apply online by November 19, 2018.

Smart Campus Challenge

Think you’ve got the fix for a campus sustainability problem? Pitch your next big idea and sell Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) on sustainability for a chance to get your dream project funded — all while positively impacting campus.

Each year, OSEP provides philanthropic contributions to a variety of organizations, projects and programs. For the 2018-2019 academic year, OSEP will support campus sustainability innovation by sponsoring a venture capitalist-style sustainability competition for students.

Teams of 3 to 5 students from every Ohio State University campus will have the opportunity to propose projects that support the university’s sustainability goals.

The first-place winning team will have the opportunity to travel to ENGIE’s Innovation Week in June — paid for by ENGIE. In 2014, ENGIE launched an innovation initiative to connect innovators and their solutions with the stakeholders who need them most. The winning team will have the opportunity to attend the Innovation Week Trophy award ceremony in Paris, France, and see first-hand the world’s next innovative energy solutions. To learn more about Innovation Week, visit innovation.engie.com.

PROPOSE
Submit your project:
Develop a campus sustainability project & submit to OSEP for evaluation.

PITCH
Present your project:
“Sell” your project to the judges and compete for project funding.

PERFORM
Execute your project:
Winners will have until Spring 2020 to implement their campus sustainability project. 

Proposals must be submitted by December 7th, 2018.

Visit the following link to learn more about the challenge:
http://www.ohiostateenergypartners.com/smart-campus-challenge/