CBC Inaugural Industry Day Recruitment Session

CBC Inaugural Industry Day - May 7-8, 2018 in CBEC

Chemistry and Biochemistry will be hosting our first Industry Day on May 7th and 8th, 2018. The full schedule of events is available on the department website.  The most exciting part for our undergraduates students is the Recruitment Session on May 8th, when you will have the opportunity to meet with our Industry partners and learn about internship and job opportunities available at their companies. The session will be held in CBEC from 2-3pm.  Let ASC Career Services help you polish up your resume, then RSVP to save your spot at the Recruitment Session by April 20th.  The list of our Industry Partners who will be attending the event will be sent to in advance of the event to those who RSVP.  All of our Industry Partners will bring both scientists AND recruiters from their HR department, so they will be able to answer any questions you have.

If you are unable to make it but still wish to have your resume shared with the companies, please email your resume to Caitlin Golec at golec.4@osu.edu.

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.​

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.

D. E. Shaw Research

The D. E. Shaw Research, a computational biochemistry group based in Manhattan, will be hosting a talk at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in room 304 of the Journalism Building.  During the talk, they will present an overview of their work and answer any questions students may have about the lab. It is an interdisciplinary group and so students of all degree levels and postdocs from a variety of fields are invited to attend.
 
Food will be served!
 
D. E. Shaw Research is an independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research and technological development in the field of computational biochemistry.  They have designed and developed multiple generations of Anton, a massively parallel supercomputer that executes MD simulations orders of magnitude faster than was previously possible.  Anton has now simulated the behavior of a number of proteins for periods as long as several milliseconds, revealing biologically and pharmaceutically relevant aspects of protein dynamics.
 
Members of the group include computational chemists and biologists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians, and computer architects and engineers of all seniority levels, working collaboratively within a tightly coupled interdisciplinary research environment under the leadership of chief scientist Dr. David E. Shaw.
 
Join us for an overview of our work and a discussion of current openings in the lab.
 
There will be two speakers: Qi Wang and Stone Jiang
 
Please use the following link to RSVP: goo.gl/R4gk76

Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Autumn 2018!

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 Autumn 2018
  • No other paid student appointment during Autumn 2018 [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 13th. Conflicts 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 May 1st, 2018, and hiring decisions will be made by early July. Please contact the Lab Supervisors (chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu) if you have questions about the application process.