Undergraduate Research Scholarship and International Research Grant

Applications are now open for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the International Research Grant. These scholarships will award funds of 500-6,000 dollars. The awards are to be used to meet tuition costs, but remaining balances will be issued to the recipients. You do not need to be a member of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program to apply for these scholarships. However, special consideration will be given to applicants who have research distinction or honors research distinction.

Applications are due September 16, so apply now! You can find the applications here.

Summer Job Opportunity

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has an immediate need for an undergraduate student to assist in a project directed towards the polymer modification and synthesis of bio-sensing materials for biomedical applications.

Some experience with organic chemistry is preferred along with an availability of about 20 hours per week.

If interested, please contact Professor John Lannutti at Lannutti.1@osu.edu.

Apply to be a General Chemistry TA

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Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Autumn 2018!

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hires over 50 outstanding undergraduates per semester to teach our General Chemistry course.  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 GPC > 3.6
  • Taking Classes during Autumn 2019
  •  No other paid student appointment during Autumn 2019 (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 Monday, August 12th.  Conflicts with training should be stated on your application and be described in detail, if possible.

Apply online now! After the submission of your application, the department will reach out to you  to ask you to submit a schedule.  Submitting a schedule does not guarantee a position.  All applications, including schedules are due by May 3rd, 2019, and hiring decisions will be made in early July.  Please contact the Lab Supervisors (chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton

Related imageQuantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton is a 10 week long summer research program from June 10 to August 16 that combines research at Princeton and research with IBM. Housing and a stipend will be provided for the first and second half of the program. During the first six weeks of the program, you can choose to work with any research group at Princeton. These different groups can be found here. During the last four weeks of the program, you will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research with IBM’s quantum computing group. Throughout the program there will be seminars and research exchanges focused in the field of quantum research. Apply here! To apply, you will need one recommendation letter, a resume, and a transcript. The application deadline is March 16.

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.

Gotion-Ohio Research and Development Summer Intern

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Gotion-Ohio is a research and development center for Guoxan’s global research and development network.  Gotion-Ohio’s goal is to innovate in electric vehicle technology by accelerating electrified transportation and achieving sustainable development. Gotion-Ohio is currently seeking applicants for a paid internship program for summer 2019.  This internship position will be from May-August 2019.

Requirements:

  • at least 2 years of progress working towards a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering bachelor’s degree
  • at least Sophomore standing
  • be eligible to work in the United States without current or future visa support

 

Internship Qualifications:

  • must be able to follow procedures to prepare electrochemical test cells and perform battery testing
  • must be able to carry out routine analyses
  • must be able to have good housekeeping principles and keep an accurate record of data
  • must be able to multitask, be organized, and communicate efficiently about progress of different experiments
  • must be able to use Microsoft office
  • must have strong integrity
  • must be skilled in team work
  • must have strong work ethic
  • must be able to follow safety policies and be accountable

 

Responsibilities:

  • assemble test cells and do cell tests to monitor cell performance
  • work with hazardous material
  • analyze and process raw material
  • prepare electrolyte solutions according to requirements
  • analyze materials to confirm physical and chemical properties
  • track and maintain inventories and request replacements
  • keep laboratory and storeroom clean
  • dispose of waste and obsolete material according to rules and regulations
  • attend required training sessions
  • follow all safety procedures

 

Apply now! To apply, send an email to career@gotion.com. Put “Ohio Summer Internship” in the subject line and attach a cover letter that explains your interest in working with Gotion-Ohio as well as a resume.

Applications for this position are accepted until March 15th!

University of Kentucky Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Regional Poster Competition

Participate in the University of Kentucky (UK) Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Regional Poster Competition!

The competition will be held Friday, April 19, 2019, in the Jacobs Science Building on UK’s Campus. This event allows undergraduate researchers to showcase their research and network with other undergraduate researchers from around the region.

Posters can be set up beginning at 11:30 am and the poster competition will begin at 12:00 pm. Awards will be announced at 3:30 pm with prizes given for first place, second place, and honorable mention awards.

Registration for the competition is free, and students may register online by Friday, March 29, 2019, here.

 

Apply for a Lab Intern Position at POET Biorefining

As a lab intern, you will prepare laboratory tests to determine chemical and physical characteristics or composition of plant process samples for such purposes as quality control, process control, or product development by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Collects samples for lab analysis at specified locations, stages of processing and time interval. Labels sample
    containers with identifying data.
  • Ability to understand and perform lab tests on process samples using wet chemistry methods, microbiological testing
    and light microscopy techniques. Prepares samples for testing by analytical equipment.
  • Sets up, adjusts and operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as liquid chromatography, Ion
    chromatography, NIR, centrifuge, pH meters, chemical balance scales, spectrophotometer and other equipment.
  • Performs Quality Assurance/Control analysis on instruments, tools and methods.
  • Performs quality control testing on final products to verify conformity to specifications.
  • Records test results on standardized form, enters daily test results into plant database and communicates this
    information to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintains safety in the lab by using personal protective equipment as needed, proper labeling of chemical containers,
    being familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets and maintaining cleanliness of lab.
  • Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment.
  • Calibrates laboratory instruments.
  • Prepares chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
  • Fosters a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
  • Maintains a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/COMPETENCIES

To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Completed junior level courses majoring in Chemistry (preferred) or Biochemistry.
  • Experience working with HPLC, analytical balance, pipettes Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills and the ability to adapt to change.

 

Apply here if interested!

Apply to the Pearson Campus Ambassador Program

Consider applying to the Pearson Campus Ambassador program! This elite program is comprised of 70+ students at top schools across the country, giving them a huge benefit for future employment, while providing a host a real-world skills prior to graduation.

This position is a resume game changer! Don’t take it from us, click here and learn from current and former Pearson Campus Ambassadors (PCA’s).

Benefits to the student:

· Career-Ready Skills

· Training Program

· Ability to be Published (blogs)

· Group Work through Committees along with Leadership Opportunities

· Student Feedback on New Products/Technology

· $10/hr (5-10 hours per week) in addition to free Pearson material for their courses

 

Click here to apply to be a PCA today!

 

Internships at the Smithsonian

Pursue an internship position at the Smithsonian! There are fall, winter/spring, and summer positions available in a variety of roles. All of the following internships are unpaid positions.

Internship Positions

Smithsonian Sleepovers 
Assist in coordinating all aspects of the Smithsonian Sleepover program such as set-up, supervising craft activities, customer service, and maintaining supplies. Sleeping over in the museum is a requirement. View position details.

 

Development

Support staff in the Development Office through creating marketing materials, drafting grants and sponsor proposals, maintaining website text, and conducting research on funding sources for Development activities. View position details.

Discovery Theater

Support the Discovery Theater staff in all aspects: house management, ticketing and group sales, administration, and production support. Positions available: DT Admin/House Management | DT Technical Intern | DT Museum Theater & Education Intern

Adult Education Programming

Assist with research, booking, budgets, logistical set-up, contract negotiation, space rental, and event implementation. Assist with staffing duties during some evening and weekend programs. View position details.

Digital Marketing

Support Marketing staff editing images and HTML to be used in e-mail marketing campaigns and on social media sites as well as using web analytics software to research results from marketing campaigns. View position details.

Film Production

Supports marketing and programming teams by filming and producing video content. Attend and videotape select programs for promotional purposes and works with program managers to put together video clips for event presentations. View position details.

Performing Arts

Assist with research, booking, budgets, logistical set-up, and marketing. Provide program support during some evening and weekend programs, including box office and house management duties. View position details.

Special Events

Assist in coordinating all aspects of the SMITHSONIAN @ 8 program such as logistical support, customer service, event implementation, marketing, and research. View position details.

Social Media

Attend events and create new content on social media applications highlighting the activities of the Smithsonian Associates and represent the Smithsonian brand. View position details.

Studio Arts Classroom Assistant

Assist in administering adult Studio Arts classes. Primary responsibility is to ensure a positive classroom experience for students/instructors. View position details.

Studio Arts

Provide program support for studio arts courses and workshops and content for the Studio Arts blog, Studio Arts landing page, and Facebook fan page. View position details.

Summer Camp

Support the Smithsonian Summer Camp team by assisting with the daily running of the 9-week camp program, supervising campers and Youth Teacher Assistants, upkeep of rosters and camper paperwork, parent communication, and supply organization and procurement.

How to Apply

Apply online through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). Please carefully review the position description(s) prior to applying.

You will need to provide the following:

·        A current resume

·        A recent writing sample

·        Learning objectives

·        Academic transcript (unofficial are acceptable)

·        Two letters of recommendation from professors, advisors, or recent employers

Candidates will likely be asked to interview, either in person or over the phone, for their desired position.

Essential Tips for the Online Application

·        Do NOT submit your application until all necessary components are uploaded (i.e. transcripts, writing sample, resume). Once submitted, you cannot upload or change anything within the application.

·        An unofficial or official transcript can be uploaded by first scanning the document and saving it as a pdf or jpeg. Please do not mail the transcript separately.

·        Make sure that you click the “send email” button for reference letters. This triggers the system to email your references with instructions for uploading the letter. Please advise your references of this in advance.

·        All necessary components of an application must be received by the deadline in order to be considered. This includes letters of recommendation.

Deadlines for Applications
Smithsonian Associates internships are highly competitive and applying early is strongly encouraged


To be considered in the first round of applications, please submit your materials by the dates below:
Fall Positions: 
July 1
Winter/Spring Positions
: October 1 
Summer Positions: 
February 1

Applications received after these dates will still be considered on an as-needed basis.

Selection Process
While we appreciate and applaud your enthusiasm and interest in serving an internship with us, please refrain from contacting us to check on the status of your application. Keep in mind that for most programs and projects, only those applicants selected will receive notification. If you haven’t heard and need answers, send us an email and we will do our best to give you an update on the status of your application.

Interns selected for appointment at the Smithsonian Institution will be required to undergo a security background investigation and fingerprinting through the Office of Protection Services before they are accepted into an internship.

 

CBC Faculty Spotlight: Associate Professor and CBC Alum, Zac Schultz ’00

As an OSU Chemistry and Biochemistry alumnus, Associate Professor Zac Schultz ‘00 was excited to bring his research program to CBC, and to indulge in the Columbus community, which has changed immensely since his time as a student, he stated. “Columbus today is a dynamic and vibrant metropolitan area that my family and I look forward to living and working in.” Dr. Schultz said.

As an undergraduate at OSU, Zac wanted to become a Biochemist, until a professor convinced him to jump ships; he’s stuck with Chemistry ever since. “I really enjoy understanding how things work and chemistry lets me explore this at a molecular level, which allows me to explore many different applications and areas,” Zac explained. His current research looks to harness advancements in lasers and nanomaterials to develop disease diagnostic technology, catalysts, and build on science that will enable even more developments. Nanomaterials developed in his lab even have the potential utility for converting carbon dioxide into fuels. “The possibility that our research may prevent or help treat diseases, such as cancer, or help solve environmental and energy challenges is really motivating. At the same time, working with students and training the next generation of scientists in my laboratory is equally rewarding. I see my research as way to impact the future.”

Read more about Dr. Schultz here…