Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

The annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is an opportunity for undergraduate students in all disciplines to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities to the OSU community and beyond.

You can select to present your work as either an oral (podium) or poster presentation. Oral presentations will be 15-minutes (10-minute presentation and 5-minute question/answer period). Poster presentations will be displayed on a large easel.

The Denman Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 8:00am to 5:00pm in the Ohio Union
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

More information about the Denman Research Forum can be found on their website.

US Air Force Research Internship

All complete applications must be submitted by January 21, 2018.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program. This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program.  There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application January 21, 2018 deadline passes, each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period.
2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program Catalog contains a list of the different opportunities available and contains more information about the Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • Master or PhD student (some outstanding bachelor students will be considered as well)
  • Minimal 3.2 GPA in a STEM discipline
  • U.S. citizen.
Selected participants will receive a $12,000 stipend for their participation in the internship which runs from June 4- August 10, 2018.  Applications go through the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, which administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for students and recent graduates of all degree levels through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

MIT Amgen Scholars Program

Image result for Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyApplication Deadline: February 1, 2018

This is an opportunity for for students to engage in research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of their summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT is science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to the program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests , and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA.

Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.

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More information can be found on their flyer and on their website, as well as the application.

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.

Summer Research Experience at Virginia Tech

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Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Virginia Tech, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is now taking applications for the 2018 Research Experiences for Undergraduate Program that runs from May 29 – August 10, 2018. This opportunity is for undergraduates to participate in research while earning $5,000 for the duration of the program, and additional money for living expenses. Applications are being accepted in both science and engineering on the topic of Materials Innovation at the Intersection of Food-Energy-Water Systems.

Applications can be found online, and more information is available on their website.

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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.

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity

The University of Nebraska is currently accepting applications for their 2018 Summer Research Program.

Their 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at Research1 University. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

Priority review of the applications begins February 1st, 2018. All applications must be completed by March 1st, 2018.

More information and the program applications can be found on their website.

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

2017 Student Project Grant Winners Announced

On Wednesday, November 15, eight Tech Hub student project grant semifinalists pitched their projects to representatives from across the Ohio State University. The winners were decided with a vote, and Wesley Thio, an undergraduate student of Dr. Anne Co, and his teammate Raman Vilhku, were among the 2017 winners. These two have been working in the lab of Dr. Anne Co in collaboration with Professor Asima Kiourti in Electrical Engineering.

The traditional batteries that power our wearable tech items were simply not intended for such an application. They are bulky, rigid and occasionally dangerous. Wesley  and Raman Vilhku are looking to change this with their flexible batteries powered by electrochemical fabrics. By printing battery cells on a fabric, the team hopes to create a viable alternative for our traditionally battery powered devices. With funding, they will work to streamline a manufacturing process that could operate at scale, and purchase sensors to connect their powered fabrics with actionable results.

Their progress will be shared throughout the semester and they will be back to present their progress and successes in September 2018. Congratulations to Wesley Thio and Raman Vilhku!

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Masters of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy

The Masters of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy (EMAP) is a unique joint environmental measurements science (metrology) and policy program between Georgetown University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This interdisciplinary program offers rigorous classroom learning and rich hands-on real-life research experience in environmental metrology & policy making on how to reliably identify and quantify toxic and hazardous environmental stressors with the state-of-the-art instruments, assess their impacts to human health and ecological risks, and use the best available scientific data to support development of viable environmental policies and laws for the betterment of the world. For more information, see the attached flyer