Pumpkin Carving Contest – Monday, October 30

CBC’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest – October 30th

The window to RSVP has passed! Please check back for photos of the winning pumpkins.

Round up a group of your CBC friends, and come carve pumpkins (and eat pizza) with us!
Where: Celeste Lobby
When: October 30th at 5:30 PM
Judging will take place at 7 PM
Judging categories:
STEM, Halloween-y, OSU, Wildcard, and the BEST OVERALL!

Prizes will be given out for the winner of EACH category!

Each team will be provided with a pumpkin to carve and a simple carving kit. Additional carving tools and/or props from home are highly encouraged! You must enter your team (1-4 people) using the form below to reserve a pumpkin and participate.

Teach General Chemistry @ OSU

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry hires over 50 outstanding undergraduates per semester to teach our General Chemistry courses. If you’d like to improve your content knowledge at your job,help students through problems, and get teaching experience, TAing could be for you!

Science is happening!

Qualifications:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Accumulative GPA > 3.6
  • Taking classes during Autumn 2017
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Autumn 2017 [this may include paid research]

Appointment Details:

  • Salary: $12/hour
  • Hours: 10-12 per week
  • Duration: Autumn Semester. Spring TAs will be decided based on need and satisfactory performance.
  • Responsibilities: Teach 1-3 hour lab of 25 students; Promptly grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 weekly office hour; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meetings.

New TA training will take place Monday, August 14th Monday, August 21st  during business hours Conflicts with training, including TAs who must live on campus,  should be stated on your application and described in detail if possible.  Early University housing fees will be paid by the department, if hired.

Apply online now!  After the submission of your application, the department will reach out to ask you to submit a schedule. Submitting a schedule does not guarantee a position.  All applications, including schedules, are due May 5th, and hiring decisions will be made by early July. Please contact Dr. Moga (moga.5@osu.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Rosetta Commons Paid Summer Research

There are two opportunities for summer research, both out of state, one internationally!

Applications Due: February 1, 2017

Rosetta Commons
is offering paid summer research internships to undergraduates interested in research in biomolecular structure prediction and design.  The summer includes a one-week Code School, eight weeks of hands-on research in one of the Rosetta labs, and finishes with attendance and poster presentations at the Rosetta Conference.


Monetary support is provided through an NSF REU grant.

Possible research projects span methods development in biomolecular design and applications from cancer and biofuels to drug and vaccine design.

One intern will be placed internationally at Correia Lab in Switzerland, and the other will be placed at the industry site EMD Serono in Boston.


Requirements:

  • College Sophomores or Juniors preferred
  • Major in computer science, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and/or biophysics
  • Available for at least 10 weeks during the summer of 2017
  • Interest in graduate school
  • U.S.citizens, permanent residents, and U.S. nationals are eligible.
  • While not required, we seek candidates with some combination of experiences in scientific or academic research, C++/Python/*nix/databases, software engineering, object-oriented programming, and/or collaborative development (git).

Applications open now, deadline February 1.

Complete info. 

Questions can be directed to Camille Mathis (cmathis@jhu.edu) or Jeff Gray (jgray@jhu.edu).


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

CBC Undergraduate Scholarships – Apply Now!

Through generous donor support, department scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry each year.

The CBC Scholarships are a family of scholarships that each support students with a variety of goals, interests, and backgrounds. For example, the ACS-Hach scholarship supports students whose future goals include K-12 education, and the Wilber Waight Canaga Memorial Fund is awarded to students interested in Biochemistry.  View the full list of scholarships and their donors here. Applicants are considered for all of the CBC Scholarships through one simple application. The 2017-2018 Scholarship Application is open until 5:00 PM on Monday, February 6th 2017.

Review the eligibility requirements and apply today!

 

Apply to be a Gen Chem TA

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry hires over 50 outstanding undergraduates per semester to teach our General Chemistry courses. If you’d like to improve your content knowledge at your job, help students through problems, and get teaching experience, TAing could be for you!

Qualifications:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Accumulative GPA > 3.6
  • Taking classes during Spring 2017
  • No other paid student appointment during Spring 2017 [this includes paid research]

Appointment Details:

  • Salary: $12/hour
  • Hours: 10-12 per week
  • Responsibilities: Teach 1-3 hour lab; Promptly grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 weekly office hour; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meetings and beginning of the year training beginning Sunday, January 8th, 2017Conflicts  with training should be stated on your application and described in detail if possible.

Apply online now!  After the submission of your application, the department will reach out to ask you to submit a schedule. Submitting a schedule does not guarantee a position.  All applications, including schedules, are due November 18th, 2016, and hiring decisions will be made by early December. Please contact Dr. Moga (moga.5@osu.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Congratulations Pumpkin Carvers!

The winners of the annual CBC Pumpkin Carving Contest have been determined! A panel of  CBC judges deliberated over the excellent entries, which ranged from spooky Halloween scenes, pop culture figures, science puns, and more.

Special congratulations to the winners:
  • Best Overall Pumpkin: Shiuao Ying, Chenxi Yuan, & Yongdan Wang
  • Best Science Pumpkin: Xin Gu, Xuyao Gao, Keyang Yu, & Buyun Liu
  • Best Buckeye Spirit Pumpkin: Hui Huang & Yuyu Li
  • Funniest Pumpkin: Sidney Sillart & Nathan Yoshino

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2016 CBC Pumpkin Carving Contest

It’s back! Wednesday, October 26th 5:30 – 7:30 PM  in Celeste Lab

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Enjoy snacks, claim your pumpkin, and plan your design until carving begins at 6:00. Then, it’s all hands on deck to put together a prize-worthy pumpkin entry for the judges by 7:00! Prizes will be awarded after judge deliberation at 7:30. Take your pumpkin home or leave it on display in the Undergraduate Studies Office!

 The deadline to register for this event has passed. We’ll see you next year!

2015 Pumpkin Contest: A spooky success!

Undergraduate majors had a blast last Friday at the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Here are some highlights:

Science

The contest took place on Mole Day (10/23), a detail this team used to their advantage

Pop Culture

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Participants anxiously await the judges’ decision

Spookiest

Best Overall

The team went full out, costumes and all! Their efforts earned them the coveted Best Overall title.

School Spirit

We hope you’ll join us next year!

 

 

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Friday, October 23rd 5:30 – 7:30 PM in Celeste Lab

It’s back! Join your fellow Chemistry and Biochemistry majors in some friendly competition for the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest.

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Sign up your team (1-4 people) by October 19th to reserve your pumpkin.