RSVP: Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Round up a group of your friends (teams of 1 to 4 people), and come carve pumpkins (and eat pizza) with us!

Winners of each category will receive prizes. Best overall will be immortalized on the plaque in 110 Celeste.

Where: Celeste Lobby
When: Wednesday, October 30th at 5:30pm
Judging will take place at 7:00pm
Categories: STEM, Spooky, OSU, and Wilcard

RSVP here by October 23rd.

For more information, email white.2608@osu.edu.

REU: Nanoscale Assembly of Molecules and Materials

The colors of butterfly wings, the strength of an abalone shell, and the adhesive properties of gecko feet arise from the arrangement of smaller building blocks which comprise these structures. REU students at Indiana University Bloomington will engage in in-depth study of materials chemistry and, in particular, how materials assemble from smaller entities (atoms and molecules) into larger structures and the function of assembled forms. The projects for REU students include both synthesis and characterization of materials and their building blocks, with opportunities for students with interests in all areas of chemistry.

Students in the program will engage in a 10-week summer research experience beginning in May 2020. They will participate in weekly career development discussions and visit local companies such as Eli Lilly and CRANE Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Participants will receive a $500 per week stipend, a travel allowance up to $500, on-campus housing, and a meal allowance.

More information is available on their website and flyer.

Applications will open in November and are due January 31, 2020.


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.

Research with USDA

A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Pest Management and Biological Control Research Unit located in Maricopa, Arizona.

The mission of this research unit is to develop unique and improved biological, behavioral, cultural and genetic based methods to reduce losses by insects and mites affecting crops in arid land production areas of the U.S. The goals are economically, socially, and environmentally acceptable pest population suppression technologies based on the use of behavioral chemicals, genetics, cultural practices, biological control, sampling and decision aids, modeling and population dynamics of pests and their natural enemies.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Entomology.

The deadline to apply is November 29, 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.

College of Medicine Q&A Sessions

Join the OSU College of Medicine Associate Dean of Admissions and the Director of Admissions for group Q&A sessions regarding Medical School Admissions. Get answers to your questions about the application process, the new MCAT, the personal statement, the AAMC’s holistic review of applicants, and much more.

Starting October 30, 2019, the Q&A Sessions will happen every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The 1st Tuesday of the month sessions are from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and the 3rd Wednesday of the month sessions are from 8:00am to 9:00am. Sessions are in Meiling Hall.

For more information, view their flyer, email medicine@osu.edu, or call (614) 292-7137.

To register, sign up here.

Course Spotlight: CHEM 5430 – Carbohydrate Chemistry

Offered in Spring 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35am – 10:55am
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Callam
Prereqs: CHEM 2520 or 2620 or 2920

The main objective of CHEM 5430 is for students to gain a better understanding of glycol-science. Students will develop a working knowledge of the synthesis, conformation, and biological importance of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides, including nomenclature, protecting groups, glycoside synthesis, biosynthesis and biology, and NMR methods.

This course is designed to help develop scientific problem solving skills and application of organic and biochemistry to new situations.

Click here to learn more.

NSF GRFP


The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

Investigate further and apply on the program’s website.


The deadline for those intending to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in chemistry is October 25, 2019.

DoD NDSEG Fellowships

The DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program is a competitive fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. dual citizens who intend to pursue a Doctoral degree aligned to the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) in research and development at a U.S. institution of their choice.

The NDSEG Fellowship lasts for 3 years and pays for full tuition and all mandatory fees; a monthly stipend ($38,400 annually); a $5,000 travel budget over the Fellow’s tenure for professional development; and up to $1,200 a year in health insurance.

Eligible applicants are required to be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies through the second year of a traditional PhD program.

Visit this page for more information.
The application deadline is December 6, 2019.

Fall 2019 Entrepreneurship Academy

The Fall 2019 Entrepreneurship Academy is a series of workshops exclusively for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. This non-credit series of workshops is presented by Career Success and  taught by successful Arts and Sciences alumni as well as local members of the entrepreneurship community. The program provides a foundation for understanding what is required to develop an idea into an entrepreneurial venture. Those that complete the program have the option to deliver a final pitch and be considered for cash awards for best presentation.

The Academy will meet weekly from 7-9pm on the following dates:

September 10, 2019 : Ideation
September 17, 2019 : Value Proposition and Customer Validation
September 24, 2019 : Target Markets and Marketing Essentials
October 1, 2019 : Business Plan
October 8, 2019 : Financials and Funding
October 15, 2019 : Building Your Pitch
November 8, 2019 : Final pitch presentation

A unique feature of this program is that each participant will have access to an alumni mentor to assist them with developing their idea and business plan!

Program goals:

  • Understand the challenges of becoming a successful entrepreneur and how this career path relates to your personal goals and values
  • Refine and further develop your concept
  • Understand the types of business models and determine what model is best suited to your concept
  • Identify your target market and how you can test your ideas
  • Develop the basics on how to construct a business plan
  • Discover what goes in to financing a concept and the resources available
  • Understand and apply what makes an effective pitch
  • Gain familiarity with internal and external resources
  • Understand the basics of creating a marketing plan

Registration is open and space is limited. Please register through Handshake  or contact Scott Kustis at kustis.1@osu.edu

ASC Life Beyond Degree: Biochemistry/Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with the Center for Career and Professional Success are hosting, Life Beyond Degree: Biochem/Chem; an interactive presentation about networking best practices followed with a networking mix and mingle event with alumni! You will learn best practices on how to create your own elevator pitch, use social media platforms to network with alumni and employers, utilizing LinkedIn, Alumnifire, and more!

Meet and network with alumni in speed networking sessions and implement the strategies learned in the workshop for part two of the event; an opportunity to practice what you learned and connect with alumni from your degree! “Speed dating” rounds will provide you with a great opportunity to chat one on one or in a small group with alumni to gather how they transformed their degree into a career. We encouraged you to attend both sessions but it is not a requirement. Free food and beverages!

Where: Campbell Hall 100
When: Monday September 30th from 4:30-7:30PM
Who: You!
RSVP: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/323815/share_preview