NASA Internship

NASA Internship-Merritt Island, FL

For highly motivated, multidisciplinary students: the Chemical and Biological Sciences Research Group at Kennedy Space Center is seeking an intern!

Student will lend support to any number of microbiological, molecular, analytical chemistry and horticultural experimentation occurring at the time.

This work can include (but not limited to): maintenance and harvesting of experimental food crops, PCR/Gel electrophoresis, heterotrophic plate counts, spread/streak plating, sample preparation, chemically analyzing various phytochemical and water constituents via HPLC, IC, ICP and TOC.

It is recommended to have knowledge about autoclaves, pipettes, basic wet chemistry techniques, and analytical balances in advance.

Requirements: Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Expected outcome includes a paper outlining one focus experiment.

University of Pittsburgh Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF Pitt 2018).  Summer research opportunities are available for up to five female and/or minority undergraduate students in the STEM disciplines who are expecting to graduate in 2019.  Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $371 per week for 10 weeks of summer research starting on May 27th and running until August 4th.  Students will also be provided free housing on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Interested students are encouraged to apply on line at  Applicants are required to send their cover letter, official or unofficial transcript, and a prioritized list of four Chemistry Department research groups in which they are interested.  Two letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Debbie Hunt ( Review of applications for these positions will begin on February 1st.

For more information, see this flyer Surf flyer 2018-2azuzeg



Do You Want to be a Published Author?

Conducting and presenting research is a large part of your undergraduate experience here at Ohio State, but what do you do after that? Have you considered submitting your research for publication?

JUROS is the Journal for Undergraduate Research at Ohio State. Our organization is a multidisciplinary research journal, and is in place to review and publish quality research performed and submitted by Ohio State’s very own undergraduate student body. We are currently accepting submissions for our online and print editions!

Acceptable material for submission includes the following:

  • Manuscripts (6-35 pages)
  • Feature articles (<6 pages)
  • Images & descriptions of creative projects
  • Research theses (<35 pages)
  • Research abstracts

Publish with us and you will have a permanent, professional citation to your name and get recognition for your hard work!

If you’ve already written about your research or drafted an abstract, consider submitting it to JUROS!

To find out more details about the submission process, read about it on the JUROS website! Feel free to email any questions to!

Pasteur Foundation 2018 Summer Internship

For over 15 years, the Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program has provided U.S. college undergraduates, entering their Senior year, with a rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage and inspire students in the pursuit of a scientific career within the context of an international laboratory experience.

Each year, selected laboratories at the Institut Pasteur host U.S. undergraduate students.  Internships must begin on or after Monday, June 4, 2018 and conclude on Friday, July 27, 2018, for a total of ten weeks. 2018 applications must be submitted on or before Friday, January 26, 2018. 

During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris. Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible. Interns will receive $6,500 to defray travel, housing and living expenses.


Applicants must:

  • Be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended);
  • Have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences (be a rising senior);
  • Not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of the internship.
  • Knowledge of French is not necessary, but a desire to learn it is advisable. This program is open to U.S. citizens only.
  • The names of awardees will be posted on this webpage.

Prodotti Solutions is Looking for Chemists

Prodotti, a company dedicated to innovative product and packaging solutions, is searching for a contract chemist with the ability to formulate liquid and powder blends for packaging in water soluble paper or film. Blends include fragrances, dyes, polymers and other active ingredients. Furthermore, compatibility and shelf life testing is needed to guarantee performance. Prodotti will have a need for approximately 12-15 projects per year and we will pay on a project or hourly basis depending on the size and scope of each requirement.
Check out to learn more about Prodotti.
If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Mark W. Catalano at or 614.439.5489.


Exciting Pharmacology Graduate Programs at University of Cincinnati

The Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine currently offers a unique hands-on MS experience (thesis or non-thesis tracks) emphasizing drug discovery and preclinical pharmacology.

Sometimes undergraduate students are unsure how to pursue their scientific career goals. UC’s 1-year MS non-thesis and 2-year MS thesis track options offer many exciting opportunities for students to explore their scientific interests while discovering new career paths.  As an interdisciplinary field, students study several aspects of preclinical drug discovery, safety, and development and are scientifically well-rounded, which creates numerous opportunities for UC’s Pharmacology graduates.  One unique aspect of this program is the opportunity to interact with several invited speakers from UC’s drug industry partners (Johnson & Johnson, Covance, Eli Lilly, Battelle, Charles River) plus students gain hands-on research experience while working with expert UC and Cincinnati Children’s faculty. About half of these students use the program as a gap year experience, preparing for advanced academic training in the life sciences (MD, PhD, DMD, PharmD, DVM), with the remaining graduates employed in academia (teaching/research) or private sector enterprises (

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted until June 1, 2018 or until the class is full.

Early applications are encouraged, and foreign applicants should apply before March 1, 2018.

For more information see the program’s website, , see this flyer UC MS in Pharmacology-u19xpu ,or email Katharine Hobbing at



Colorado School of Mines Research Opportunity

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Application due: March 9, 2018

Colorado School of Mines is offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program called Advancing Polymer Materials by Integrating Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The program provides a unique interdisciplinary research experience that will apply polymer science and polymer engineering practices to 21st century technologies such as fuel cell membranes, solar cells, coatings, and health care.

REU participants will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors from the departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials Science.

Participants receive a stipend of $5,000, paid on-campus housing, travel allowance, and hands-on research experience. The program will run from May 28, 2018 to August 3,  2018.

Additional information can be found on the official flyer and their website.

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.

Dr. Shiyu Zhang, one of CBC’s newest faculty members

Please join us in welcoming one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Shiyu Zhang, to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!  He joins our department after receiving his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Georgetown University and postdoctoral work at both MIT and Harvard. His research revolves around applying inorganic synthesis in energy research.

Dr. Zhang was first attracted to Ohio State and Columbus because of “good food and college football”. Can you blame him? Among many goals of his during his hopeful long journey with our department, he most aspires to train extraordinary students and show them their potential as scientists. Everyone’s path to the love of chemistry is different, his started with playing around making “funky” molecules. If you find Dr. Zhang teaching a Catalysis course – take it – it’s his favorite class!

Now for some fun facts about Dr. Zhang:

  • He most admires Steve Jobs
  • If he wasn’t a scientist he’d be an Astronaut! He loves space.
  • In his free time he’s just like all of us – he plays video games and watches HBO shows! We can only hope he’s a Game of Thrones fan…
  • He has two dogs: Pancake (pug) and Professor (mini schnauzer)

We are ecstatic to have Dr. Zhang in our department and can’t wait to see the innovative and exciting things he has in store for us!


Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Program

Application Deadlines: January 29 and March 9

The University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Program immerses students in graduate-level study of innovation, entrepreneurship, and general business, designed to complement and make more marketable a student’s scientific, technical, and engineering skills. ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it, and empowers students to fix things that matter.

To learn more about ESTEEM, attend the ESTEEM Information Session Webinar on Thursday, January 18, at 4PM.

This short (20-30 min) presentation will give an overview of the ESTEEM Graduate Program including the curriculum, capstone thesis projects, where students go after ESTEEM, how to apply, financial aid, and more.

Join online from any device or
by phone: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 588 423 940

Please contact Kyle Williams at with any questions.

OSU Spring Career Fair


The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The event will take place in both the Ohio Union Grand Ballroom and the Ohio Union Performance Hall.

Employers at the fair are seeking candidates across a vast range of disciplines. There will be both full-time, entry level positions and summer internships available.

Selected students will receive an interview invitation on February 20th, and will interview on February 21st.

More information regarding the event is available on the ASC Career Services website. They also offer a list of registered employers and preparation tips. No pre-registration is necessary, but a valid BuckID is required to enter the fair on the day of the event.