Undergrad Spotlight: Nick Mitchell

Soon to be graduate from The Ohio State University, Nicholas Mitchell, has spent his time at OSU studying biochemistry, researching, joining student organizations, and as we all can imagine, enjoying football season year after year. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Nicholas didn’t always know that OSU was the school for him. In fact, it wasn’t even on his radar until he visited for the Honor’s day visit. It was then that he realized that Ohio State provided all of the necessary resources and opportunities to propel his future. Out of all the schools Nicholas visited, he believed that OSU had more opportunities for him to be involved, learn, and grow both inside and outside of the classroom.

Nicholas’ favorite class, with his favorite professor, Dr. Callam, was OChem! He believed this class was difficult, but taught him how to think and problem solve on a new level. Currently involved
in undergraduate research with Dr. Jackman, he is studying tRNA maturation pathways in C. elegans. Helping to improve lives and empower people to take control of their health to the best of their abilities is exactly what Nicholas wants to do when he is older. Becoming a physician is his vision!

Nicholas stated his mother inspires him most; “My mom! She owns a roller skating rink in Toledo. She has worked tirelessly to provide me and my 3 siblings with the opportunities and resources to follow our dreams. She also taught me how to work hard, and treat everyone the way that I want to be treated.” What a blessed guy you are, Nicholas!

Staying on the soft side, where’s the best place to relax, reflect and possibly PROPOSE to your now fiancé?! Nicholas has this one more than covered – the amphitheater near Mirror Lake. Congrats to you and the lucky lady! His second favorite spot would have to be Ohio Stadium. If he could travel back to any point in time, it would be the Michigan game this past year in the shoe. “It was nuts”, he said– we can’t disagree!

Are you a soon to be high school graduate considering a major in Chemistry or Biochemistry? Nicholas gives not just one, but two incredible reasons to pursue this dream. “First, it’s interesting! It is such a foundational science, and that makes it very valuable. Secondly, it is a great prep for whatever you do next! Planning on Pre-med? You will take a wealth of classes that prepare you for the MCAT and medical school material. There is also such a large basis for research opportunity. Getting into undergraduate research will open doors for career paths like graduate school, and help point you towards your passions.”

We’ll miss you, Nicholas, best of luck in your bright future!

2017 NMS Undergraduate Research Forum

Image result for nms research forumThe Natural and Mathematical Sciences announce the 2017 research forum for undergraduate students majoring in or conducting research in Actuarial Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Data Analytics, Evolution and Ecology, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Physics, and Zoology.

The Undergraduate Research Forum will be held day, Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:00–5:30 pm, in the atrium of the Physics Research Building. All students interested in undergraduate research in math and science are welcome to attend.

Certificates and a $50 gift card are awarded for the presenters of each poster, and prizes are given for the best poster award.

Abstract deadline: 12:00 pm (noon), Monday, April 3, 2017

Those interested in submitting an abstract and present need to register. For more information and a rundown of the forum schedule, take a look at their website.Image result for the ohio state university

Assist CBC Chair’s Office

The office of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Chair is hiring 3 student assistants to start in Autumn 2017. Students of all ranks and majors are welcome to apply for this position. Chemistry and related majors are encouraged to apply, as 1-2 of the positions will need to be filled by a student with a chemistry-related background.

Job Description: The student administrative assistant will primarily provide office support in the Chair’s Office in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Departmental buildings include Evans, Newman and Wolfrom, Celeste, McPherson, CBEC (North Campus), and Biological Sciences (South Campus). The position and duties will primarily be carried out on North Campus. The pay rate is $10/hour.

Main Duties:

  • Greet and assist office visitors, students, staff, and faculty
  • Data/Analytical projects
  • General office tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Prior customer service experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Additional Information:

  • Reports to the Executive Assistant to the Chair
  • Approximately 15 hours per week during AU17 and SP18
  • Schedule will be built around class schedule

Contact: To apply, email your resume, a brief description (1 page max) of why you are interested in the position, and a copy of your Autumn 2017 schedule to Jackie Lipphardt at lipphardt.3@osu.edu by Monday, April 10.

Public Service Career Fair

The Ohio Department of Public Safety is hosting a Free Public Service Career Fair! This is an opportunity to explore career opportunities and gain knowledge about a variety of state agencies and a great way for anyone to market themselves in one place!  Also, this is a free event

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy  740 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211

More Information

  • Open to all students and general public
  • Several State agencies will be in attendance with representatives to answer questions and pass out information
  • Plenty of free parking
  • Computer access will be available

Go and learn about all the career options available to you!

Pre-Med Fellowship Abroad

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but positions are filling up fast.

The Atlantis Fellowship is a competitive pre-med summer-break program in Spain, Italy, Greece, and other countries. Accepted Fellows shadow doctors in local hospitals with additional opportunities for MCAT prep, application advice from current MD students, and access to a network of medical leaders including our alumni. Summer 2017 spots are closing in early April. Housing is provided, and some meals and transportation are included, excluding personal travel excursions. More information can be found on their website, including the application.

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Pre-Med Reception at Ohio University

Students, you have been invited to a Pre-Med Reception hosted by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) and Dublin Methodist Hospital Clinical Campus!

When: April 25th, 5:30 – 7:30

Where: Dublin Methodist Hospital, 7500 Hospital Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43016-8518, Conference Rooms 1 and 2

Who: Prospective students with interest in OUHCOM and the admissions process

RSVP by April 18th to ricem@ohio.edu or by calling 800.345.1560

The Associate of Admission and Student Affairs, John Schriner, PhD will attend to answer questions.  3rd and 4th year students present to help give an idea of a ‘day in the life’ while in the program and answer questions about being a student.  Medical education staff and physicians from Dublin Methodist Hospital will also be on hand to answer questions and provide additional insight.

Pre-Health Wilderness Medicine Course

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Interested in emergency medicine, humanitarian relief work, wilderness medicine, or global health? The University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering a two week Pre-Health Wilderness Medicine Program that provides great hands on experience. The program is ideal for nursing, pre-medical, pre-veterinary, pre-dental, and health professions students.

Students will:

  • Hear from professional school admissions officers
  • Participate in EMS ride-alongs
  • Attend lectures on humanitarian relief and disaster response work
  • Learn outdoor skills such as map and compass reading
  • Go hiking, canoeing, and exploring in the Rocky Mountains

The program begins in metro Denver and concludes at a basecamp in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. There is a session from May 28th to June 9th, and another from August 6th to August 18th.

Students will not only leave better prepared for professional school, but also with survival skills that will invaluable in an emergency or wilderness incident. More information and registration links can be found on Image result for cu logothe CU Emergency & Wilderness Medicine page.

The Inside Scoop: Frozen Yogurt With Pharmacy Professionals


WHEN: Tuesday, April 18,  4:30 – 6:30 pm
Biomedical Research Tower Room 115

Explore the career possibilities in pharmacy at “The Inside Scoop” Networking Event! If you are unsure about the careers available to you or are looking for the perfect opportunity to grow your professional network, this is your chance. This relaxed frozen yogurt social is the perfect environment to interact with and gain insight from recruiters, professionals, and alumni in a speed-dating fashion. 

Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. Contact Career Services Specialist Natalie Fox (fox.528@osu.edu) with any questions or concerns.

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.

College of Pharmacy Exploration Event


When: April 22, 2017
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Lloyd Parks Hall

Join the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University for an exploration event open to high school and current undergraduate students. Learn how a pharmaceutical sciences education can be instrumental for students interested in any clinical health care or health related research career from any field.

Register online and check out their flyer for more information.