Rodriguez Selected as ACS Scholar

Congratulations to undergraduate Emily Rodriguez on receiving the American Chemical Society Scholar Award! The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and who are also intending to pursue careers in the field of Chemistry. Recipients can receive up to $5,000 per academic year.

“Chemistry has always been a door for me; it has opened the way to many opportunities and adventures. Being selected as an ACS Scholar has not only validated all of the hours put into my study of chemistry, but it will also allow me to pursue endeavors in which I can not only enrich my knowledge of chemistry, but also spread my love of chemistry to others. The American Chemical Society has always been a resource for me to use educationally, and I look forward to the many other opportunities now available to me as a scholar of this organization.” -Emily Rodriguez

Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy Program in Georgetown University

Are you a graduating senior pondering about what to do next? Georgetown University is offering a program for Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy. The program involves a unique collaboration with Georgetown University, the US National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Agilent Technologies, Inc. to bring deeper understanding in environmental chemistry, metrology, risk assessment, law and more. The curriculum is a two years/40 credits, after-work course schedule and includes research-oriented courses. This rigorous curriculum also includes a program funded 10 week summer research internships at NIST and EPA. The application deadline for the program is July 1st, 2018. For more information, click here for the brochure or visit emap.georgetown.edu.

Eli Lilly Scientist Formulation Chemist Position

Eli Lilly is currently looking for graduated students to fill their Scientist Formulation Chemist role. As a Formulation Scientist/Chemist/Engineer in Drug Product Development, Scientists are responsible for conducting pre-formulation characterization, formulation of parenteral and novel delivery systems, commercial development studies and technology transfer to manufacturing sites for assigned small and large molecule projects. The scientist will interact closely with other scientists and may be an integral part of multidisciplinary teams that provide support for product and process development as well as working with Discovery, API development, Analytical Development, Delivery Device R&D (DDR&D), CT Operations and Manufacturing.

For more information and to apply, check out this job description page.

 
 

OGR Post-Baccalaureate Program at Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis is seeking applicants for their postbac program, the Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) – Extensive Study program at The McDonnell Genome Institute. OGR is an National Human Genome Research Institute funded post-baccalaureate program (genome.wustl.edu), committed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue PhD’s in genomics and related fields. This postbac includes research and enrichment activities such as GRE and graduate school preparation. 

They offer a competitive salary for students and the cost of living in St. Louis is quite low.  Areas of research that their students have pursued as a part of OGR include: genomics, bio-informatics, cancer biology, microbiology, developmental biology, cell biology and physiology. Candidates can interview with several faculty via phone or Skype prior to choosing a mentor. They are also happy to connect students to program alumni who are currently matriculating in our PhD programs. 

For program details and the application, visit genome.wustl.edu/outreach

 

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Congratulations to all of the CBC Undergraduate students who presented at the 2018 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum! See below our students who placed!

Analytical and Physical Chemistry

1st place: Alexander Grooms (Chemistry); Advisor: Heather Allen

Cell Biology and Physiology

3rd place: Johan Harris (Biochemistry); Advisor: Kristin Stanford

Molecular Biophysics and Chemical Biology

1st place: Seth Lyon (Biochemistry); Advisor: Venkat Gopalan

3rd place: Madison Smith (Chemistry); Advisor: Zucai Suo

Synthetic Chemistry, Catalysts, and Materials

1st place: Dennis Yang (Chemistry); Advisor: Chris Callam

2nd place: Milauni Mehta (Chemistry); Advisor: T.V. Rajanbabu

3rd place: Sydney Sillart (Chemistry); Advisor: Chris Callam

PiNO Poster Competition and Career Fair

Poster Competition Registration Deadline: 5PM on June 10

Resume Upload Deadline: 5PM on June 7

Calling all undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate students from all science and engineering programs to attend Case Western Reserve University’s Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio (PiNO) poster competition and career fair on June 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. PiNO is a one-day job fair and conference that allows students seeking internships, co-ops, or full-time employment to present posters, network with industry representatives, and win cash prizes.

The Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio attracts industry from all STEM fields, not just polymers. This conference is geared towards, but not limited to, students in the following fields: macromolecular/polymer science and engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and materials science and engineering. Registration is $10 for students, researchers, and young professionals.

For more information on registration, conference information, and a growing list of our company sponsors please visit our website.

Undergraduate Graduation & Awards Banquet celebrates CBC Students, Award Winners, and Scholarship Recipients

The 2018 Undergraduate Graduation & Awards Banquet was home to graduating seniors, scholarship recipients, awards winners and their families.  Gathering to recognize academic excellence, CBC alumni, Dr. Marinda Wu ’71, was also in attendance to wish our graduates a bright future!

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

Dr. Susan Olesik, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, began the evening by congratulating all students in attendance, honoring alumni and donors, and thanking the families of our students for supporting their pursuit of an education in the field of Chemistry or Biochemistry. Dr. Marinda Wu then spoke about her experiences as an undergraduate student at Ohio State and beyond.  She encouraged students to maintain passion and perseverance in order to be successful in future endeavors.

Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Terry Gustafson, used the remainder of the evening to recognize our and congratulate our Scholarship and Award Recipients – thanking the many alumni & donors for their contributions which gives our students optimal opportunity.

Congratulations to all of our students and good luck to our graduating seniors! May all your dreams come true!

PHOTOS from the event can be found here

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

This year, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be awarding 135 bachelor’s degrees to undergraduate students.  Of those 135 students, there are 12 who have pursued a double major or dual degree and 55 who have earned a minor in at least one other field.  CBC students are diverse in their studies and academically successful with 13 graduating summa cum laude, 23 graduating magna cum laude, and 14 graduating cum laude.

Freshman Chemistry Award: John Vu

Sophomore Organic Chemistry Award: David Wood

ACS Columbus Chapter – Junior Chemistry Achievement Award: Dennis Yang

ACS Columbus Chapter – Senior Chemistry Achievement Award: Scott Garner

Partners for Progress and Prosperity: Kristen Dammeyer

Irene Rosenfeld Scientific Achievement Award: Surabhi Tewari

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

Hypercube Scholar Award from Hypercube, Inc: Scott Garner

Undergraduate Student Teacher – Rookie of the Year Award: Brittany Shook

Distinguished Undergraduate Student Teacher Award: Jordan Fleenor

Distinguished Organic Student Teacher Award: Sydney Sillart, Sydney Mckee

Royal Society of Chemists Certificate of Excellence: Adam Weiss

ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry: Evan Lach

ACS Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry: Xin Gu

Thanks to A.J. Zanyk Photography!

Questions about photos/etc can be directed to Caitlin Golec.

Graduate Chemistry Program at Texas A&M Commerce

Are you a soon to be graduate with a B.S. in Chemistry and looking for a graduate program? Texas A&M University Commerce might have the program for you. TAMU-Commerce is looking for bright individuals seeking an M.S. in Chemistry.

Check out their flier and their website for detailed information on the program and how to apply. You can also contact TAMU-Commerce’s Graduate Advisor Dr. Laurence Angel (Laurence.Angel@tamuc.edu) or Department Head Dr. Thomas West (Thomas.West@tamuc.edu) for more information.

New Histotechnology Program for Graduates

Do you have or will you soon have a bachelor’s degree in science with an emphasis on biology and/or chemistry? Are you a problem solver, accurate, dependable, able to work well under pressure, and driven to complete tasks once started? If your answer is yes, consider learning more about the newly created Certificate in Histotechnology Program. Histotechnologists are an integral component of most patient diagnoses. There is a current demand for high quality histotechnologists and positions are available in a variety of settings including human and animal clinics and hospitals, private pathology labs, forensics labs, and research labs. There are even opportunities to be a traveling tech!

If you want to learn more about the program, check out their official brochure, their website, or contact their program administrator, Kathy Tober (kathleen.tober@osumc.edu), for more information.​