Zero Waste Tailgate – Internship

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Ohio Stadium has been the largest stadium in the nation to achieve Zero Waste status for a few seasons, diverting at least 90 percent of all disposal materials from the landfill through composting, recycling, and re purposing. If this status is to be maintained, waste diversion in the tailgate lots needs to improve.

Zero Waste Tailgate Interns will work in teams to educate and engage fans on proper recycling and waste disposal methods, as well as keeping their assigned lot as clean as possible. Interns will work 6 hours or less on game days and receive $9.00/hour as compensation.

If interested, send your resume and a short message explaining your interest to

Chemistry & Biochemistry Club: Ice Cream Social!

Save The Date for the Chemistry & Biochemistry Club Ice Cream Social! All are welcome to enjoy free ice cream, mingle with other CBC students & faculty, and learn about the Chemistry & Biochemistry Club. Students are invited to join the club for exciting events, captivating speakers, pizza, and fun! We hope to see you there!

Research and Development Technologist Position

Transcendia is a company that prides itself in quality, reliable, and consistent products that are sent out to their many clients around the world.  They research and develop products to fit a variety of needs, and in order to keep improving and developing the best products, Transcendia is looking to hire a new Research and Development Technologist (R&D).

If you are looking for a job after graduation where you can push yourself and develop new things, this job is for you.

Some of the duties of this job will include:

  • Conducts specialized tests and evaluations of materials and packaging samples in support of departmental activities including, but not limited to the following:
    • Material thickness/yield/basis weight
    • Surface energy, Coefficient of Friction
    • Tensile tests (seal strength, elongation, tensile strength, yield strength)
    • Tear resistance, impact/puncture strength
    • Heat seal and other package strength characterizations
    • Optical Microsopy
    • Material chemical characterization (FTIR)
    • Thermal analysis (DSC)
    • Barrier testing (WVTR, OTR), film noise characterization
  •  Maintains database of raw materials linked to product chemical composition
  • THERE ARE MORE DUTIES, THESE ARE ONLY A FEW! For more, see the link below


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field, with a curriculum that included chemistry and laboratory coursework
  • Up to five years of experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Experience in Infrared Spectroscopy highly preferred
  • Must have organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Must possess good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with employees
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Willingness to work as team member or independently

If this sounds like the job for you, Apply Here

Beat The Heat!

Find out how your go-to frozen treat stacks up to it’s competitors!

By: Andy Brunning, Chemical and Engineering News Contributor

Chemist Position at Entegris


The Entegris manufacturing facility in Burnet, Texas synthesizes and works with high purity chemical vapor deposition precursors for the semiconductor industry.

They have an opening for B.S. or M.S. level chemist position. The chemist would work on a team of chemists, and needs experience in schlenk line technologies and air sensitive chemistry.

If interested in applying, email

Sillart Soars Overseas

Sydney Sillart, CBC Undergraduate student, has spent the summer in Germany (and beyond) interning through DAAD’s RISE program, a German Foreign Exchange Service that offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students in North America, Great Britain and Ireland. Students are matched with doctoral students who they assist, and who serves as their mentor.

Sillart is currently working in Dr. Waldvogel’s lab at the University of Mainz, where she is using electrochemistry for various organic syntheses, specifically involving oxidative coupling and generating large heterocyclic compounds. “Working with such a prestigious lab group in Germany has been an enlightening experience”, Sillart stated of her research experience.

While taking a German language course during her first few weeks there, she learned just enough phrases to get by during her travels on the weekends. So far she’s been to Lisbon, Stockholm, Prague, Amsterdam, Belgium, Copenhagen, Madrid, and many cities in England, Scotland, and Ireland! Sillart plans to hit Budapest, Krakow, Switzerland, Italy, and Paris before flying back to the Buckeye state! She has traveled with the many other interns she met throughout this experience and has met a number of OSU students, too! “It is cool to meet new people that go to the same school as me whose paths I might never have crossed otherwise”, Sillart stated.

Sillart did not know what to expect this summer, but she seems to be soaring! “It has been a wonderful experience meeting people from around the world and getting to understand German culture… I did not know what to expect but this was the best decision I have made and I am having a lovely summer, and I honestly am not sure I ever want to leave!”

Research Associate Position Available

SafeWhite is a company committed to discovering and developing safe alternatives for teeth whitening. SafeWhite is evaluating a series of natural and bio-inspired materials as an alternative to peroxide bleaching. Located in the rev1Ventures building near the campus, this company is looking for OSU graduates who thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Full-time employees are eligible for company benefits including insurance (Health, Dental, Vision) and paid time off, including Holidays.

Requirements and responsibilities, as well as the application, can be found at their website.

If you are looking for more information, contact or call (614) 340-1450.

Undergraduate Graduation and Awards Banquet celebrates CBC students, family, and alumni

Graduating seniors, scholarship recipients, award winners, and their families gathered together for an evening of honoring academic excellence at the 2017 Undergraduate Graduation & Awards Banquet (formerly Convocation). A handful of CBC alumni and donors joined  to meet and network with our students.

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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, Dr. Susan Olesik, began the evening by congratulating our students, honoring our alumni and donors, and thanking the families of our students for supporting their path of an education in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Terry Gustafson, began his presentation by acknowledging our diversified students who make our department excellent! We aren’t all chemists and biochemists here – 13 of our students graduated with double majors or dual degrees which include areas such as: Anthropology, English, Psychology, and many more! 57 of our graduates also earned a minor in another field besides Chemistry or Biochemistry! We also had a number of distinguished graduates; graduating with honors, Latin honors, research distinction, and ACS certification. And to top it all off, we had 8 students place at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum this year!

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After thanking our scholarship donors and congratulating our students who received scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year – Dr. Gustafson honored and called upon our award winners. Congratulations to the following students on your well-earned awards – we hope you are proud of yourselves:

  •         Distinguished Undergraduate Student Teachers: Scott Garner, Emma Ford, Eric Houchen (This award recognizes three chemistry majors who exhibit exemplary performance as undergraduate teaching assistants)
  •         Undergraduate Student Teacher, Rookie of the Year: Dennis Yang (This award recognizes a chemistry major who exhibits exemplary performance as a new undergraduate teaching assistant)
  •         Freshman Chemistry Award: Nathan T. Kudlapur (This award recognizes a top student enrolled in the Honors General Chemistry sequence)
  •         Sophomore Chemistry Award: Stephanie Li (This award recognizes a top student enrolled in the Honors Organic Chemistry sequence)
  •         Junior Chemistry Achievement Award from the ACS Columbus Chapter: Evan Lach (This award recognizes a top junior majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry)
  •         Senior Chemistry Achievement Award from the ACS Columbus Chapter: Jonathon Stewart (This award is recognizes a top senior majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry)
  •         Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry from the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry: Emma Ford (This award recognizes a top student majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework, and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry)
  •         Partners for Progress and Prosperity ACS Presidential Award: Nathaniel Wesley (This award is given out to an outstanding undergraduate researcher in honor of the memory of Professor Devon W. Meek)
  •         Irene Rosenfeld Scientific Achievement Award: Max Yudovich and Ryan Judd (This award was established by the estate of Irene Rosenfeld, a biochemist with achievements in the study of the biology of selenium, with additional contributions by others. This award recognizes top graduating seniors majoring in biochemistry who has accomplished an outstanding level of academic achievement in the sciences)
  •         Hypercube Scholar Award from Hypercube, Inc: Alex Patterson (Hypercube Inc. is the developer of HyperChem and other molecular modeling products. This award recognizes a top student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence in chemistry)

Congratulations Chemistry and Biochemistry Class of 2017!

A.J Zanyk Photography 2017

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Graduating seniors – we’d love to keep in touch! If you haven’t already done so, please take a few moments to complete our exit survey and join our Alumni Group on LinkedIn.

Chemistry Co-op with Lubrizol

Lubrizol is looking for students pursuing a bachelors degree in chemistry with the availability to work three semesters (not necessarily consecutively) before their expected graduation date. Students interested in a summer or fall 2017 co-op look no further! Start your career by working alongside research chemists and completing projects in a team environment. Build your skills by synthesizing and formulating chemicals, running reactions, evaluating prototypes, and improving process development.

Additional benefits include:

  • Tuition reimbursement assistance
  • Housing Allowance
  • Paid holidays
  • Co-op/Intern events

The co-op is offered at the Wickliffe, Ohio location. For more information check out their chemistry co-op page. If interested in summer employment be sure to apply soon!