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

3rd Annual Poster Session ~ CANCELLED

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The poster session originally scheduled for March 31st by the Chemistry and Biochemistry Club has been cancelled and is currently being rescheduled for Fall 2018! We are sorry for an inconveniences this may cause.

Fulbright Week

The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core competition is now open.

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for professionals and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to visit the Catalog of Awards to learn about opportunities in the field of Chemistry along with other fields.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2018.  U.S. citizenship is required. Grant lengths vary in duration; applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description. Flexible options may also be available.

In addition, please note that Ohio State will hold its 9th Annual Fulbright Week during March 26-30, 2018. This initiative is co-organized by the Office of International Affairs, the Graduate School, and the Undergraduate Fellowship Office.  As in the past, these three units have combined efforts to provide a full week of events acknowledging past Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays recipients and hosting workshops, information sessions and open houses designed to inform potential Ohio State faculty, undergraduate and graduate student applicants about the opportunities available through the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs. All faculty, professionals and students are welcome to participate in a myriad of Fulbright Week activities.

Fullbright Week is for both graduate and undergraduate students. For more information on its targeted events, see this undergraduate flyer or this graduate flyer.

Internship Opportunity with Mettler Toledo

Mettler Toledo is a multinational manufacturer of scales and analytical instruments. It is the largest provider of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications. They are looking for a summer intern for their US Lab Tech Support group at their 1900 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240 location.  They are accepting applications through the end of March. Candidates must be currently enrolled students.

To learn more about Mettler Toledo, check out their website  or apply today!

 

Mettler Toldeo currently supports the following analytical instrumentation:

Karl Fisher titrators

Potentiometric and acid/base titrators

Density and Refractive Index meters

Loss on Drying Moisture analyzers

Melting Point & Dropping Point analyzers

UV/VIS spectrophotometers

DSC / TGA thermal characterization systems

Analytical, Micro, and precision laboratory balances

 

 

Atlantis 2018 Shadowing Fellowships Now Open

Atlantis is an educational organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated to providing an ethical international shadowing Fellowship for pre-medical and pre-nursing students.  Students receive 20+ hours of shadowing per week during their summer programs and gain perspective on whether medicine is the right career path for them.  Atlantis host hospitals are in Europe and South America.

You can check out their website here and or apply today. Scholarship funding for student leaders is available.

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.

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!”

3rd Annual Poster Session

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The Columbus Younger Chemists Committee and the Ohio State Chemistry and Biochemistry Club present the

3rd Annual Poster Session

Rescheduled for Fall 2018

There will be a networking hour, giving students the chance to make valuable connections with professionals during a catered lunch. Judges for this event are from local industries and institutions. Parking validation is available.
Those who are interested in submitting an abstract, and to RSVP, can find the application online.

STEM Summer Research Programs

Still looking for a Summer Research program? It’s not too late!

The Institution for Broadening Participation has compiled a database of funded research programs at www.PathwaysToScience.org. Students can use their advanced search page to find programs with upcoming deadlines.

To help your search, they have also put together an quick video tutorial on using their search engine.

 

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.

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School Program Application Deadline Approaching

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018 at 11:59pm

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. This program will be held June 11 to July 20, 2018, at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. The program will also include a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Nuclear forensics involves examining materials recovered from radiological and nuclear events of an illicit or hostile nature in order to determine their character and origin. Nuclear forensics conclusions, combined with information from law enforcement investigation and intelligence, help identify those responsible for planned and actual attacks.

Nuclear forensics supports the U.S. Government’s commitment to identify and hold fully accountable any state or non-state actor that willfully supports, enables, or engages in hostile weapons of mass destruction, and activities that threaten the United States or our allies and partners.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline:February 28, 2018
  • Reference received deadline: March 9, 2018
  • Candidates notified of selection:March 1-30, 2018
  • Program dates:June 11 to July 20, 2018
  • Field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory:Tentative date of July 11, 2018

For more information, visit https://orise.orau.gov/nfuss/ or contact NFUSS@orau.org.

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.

REMINDER: FAST Fellowship Application Deadline is Approaching!

If you are looking for a an exciting opportunity during undergrad or post-grad, the FAST Fellowship may be just right for you! The Florida Agricultural Science and Technology (FAST) Fellowship Program is a paid, two-year program in a state-of-the art laboratory located in Tallahassee, Florida. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. Don’t wait, apply today!

For more information about the program, check out the original blog post.