Undergraduate Research Opportunity

There is currently a research opportunity in the topics of psychiatry, neuroscience and microbiomes!


Dr. Tamar Gur, of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, is looking for bright, dedicated undergraduates to assist 10 to 20 hours a week in the experiments (academic credit possible). The work is with a mouse model of prenatal stress, looking at the impact in female and male offspring through changes in microbiome and neurobiology. Techniques used in lab include q-PCR, microbiome work, animal behavior, and microscopy.

Students with previous lab experience (including pipetting, handling mice, q-PCR, and animal behavior), and who plan to go to medical or graduate school are preferred.

Qualified students should email Dr. Gur by Thursday, September 15th at tamar.gur@osumc.edu and include a resume.

Chemistry Club Ice Cream Social



All are welcome to enjoy free ice cream, mingle with other CBC students & faculty, and learn about Chemistry & Biochemistry Club. Students are invited to join the club for exciting events, captivating speakers, pizza, and fun!


Where: CBEC Courtyard

What: FREE Ice Cream!

When: Thursday September 1st

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM


Regular club meetings are held Thursdays at 6:30pm in CBEC 267. For more information please contact Nick Singstock.3 or Adam Weiss.452.

Fellowship: ENABLE STEM

 Are you wondering what to do after college? Looking for a way to impact your community or teach high school students?


ENABLE STEM is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. ENABLE STEM is a one-year Master of Education (MEd) degree program that seeks to support and prepare high quality STEM teacher leaders for high needs classrooms in grades 7-12. This is a great opportunity for senior chemistry students who aspire to be high school teachers.
The fellowship includes:
  • $10,000 stipend provided first year in the MEd program, Plus full-tuition support
  • Additional $10,000 salary supplement paid each year for 4 years teaching in high needs school
For more information, see OSU ENABLE Flyer
Deadline: Nov. 15 2016

Undergraduate Research: Neuroscience

Form undergraduate experiences through researching in neuroscience!

Do you have an interest in discovering new things and applying the skills you have learned in classes?  Developing your resume and experiences as an undergrad?


Students will Learn basic molecular, animal behavior, and cellular biology techniques including PCR, molecular cloning, immunostaining, and microscopy with Dr. Jessica Lerch as you contibute to a laboratory research project on how stress hormones impact the development of nerve-injury induced pain.  You will be working 10 – 15 hours a week.

Applicants should be able to work independently and with others, to meet deadlines, and to uphold the highest standards of safety and scientific integrity.

For more information, the specific criteria that needs to be met, and to apply, see Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Please email Dr. Lerch at  lerch.27@osu.edu  with questions.


Arts and Sciences Scholarships and Grants

Applications for  the Autumn 2016 Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) competition are now available! The scholarships, which typically range from $500 to $6,000, will be distributed in the Spring Semester of 2017. The funds will automatically go toward the payment of the student recipient’s university tuition and fees. Awards will be announced late November 2016.

Basic Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a major program in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Have attained junior standing
  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Be a potential candidate for graduation with research distinction
    • Be a potential candidate for graduation with honors research distinction
    • Present other evidence of work on a significant research project

The deadline for applications and project adviser recommendations is Monday, September 19. Please visit this link for further details, additional scholarship information, and applications!

Undergraduate Research: Retroviruses

Have you thought about working in a lab? Doing research now as an undergraduate?

You have the unique opportunity to work in a research lab for OSU!

The Yoder lab is researching retroviruses, a type of RNA viruses that insert their DNA into host cells, an example of which is HIV.  The lab supervisor is Dr. Kristine Yoder.  This opportunity is open to talented 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students who are interested in medical research.  You will get to work in the lab 10-15 hours a week during the school year, and then full time over the summer for at least one year.


From Dr. Yoder:

Depending on the experience of the undergraduate, the lab duties may initially be limited to supportive tasks (such as preparing solutions) with the expectation of advancing to an individual medical research project.  For more information about our research visit our website at u.osu.edu/yoder.176.

  • Prefer Students who have completed introductory chemistry and biology coursework
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

Interested students should send a resume, unofficial transcript and current class schedule to yoderlabosu@gmail.com by Friday, September 9.

Internship with Smucker’s


The following students are invited to network with Smucker business leaders at The J.M. Smucker Company Recruitment Open House based on your major and your academic standing!

  • Chemistry: currently Sophomore/Junior Standing – cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Chemical Engineering: Sophomore/Junior Standing – cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Microbiology: Sophomore/Junior Standing – cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Computer Information Science: Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior Standing – cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Computer Science & Engineering: Freshman/Sophomore/Junior Standing – cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Data Analytics: Sophomore/Junior standing – cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher

The recruitment opportunity will take place Wednesday, September 7th at the Blackwell Inn Ballroom between the hours of 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Important things to note:

  • Please RSVP by September 2nd via the link on the attached document.
  • Please bring copies of your resume
  • Heavy appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Rohe Emma.Rohe@jmsmucker.com

Open House Invite OSU 2016

Dow AgroSciences R&D Summer Intern Program

DowAgroLabInternResearch & Development internships at Dow AgroSciences are available in chemistry, biology, and computer science related disciplines, including, but not limited to, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, plant breeding, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, engineering (chemical, biological, material, or optical) and informatics (bio and chem).  The laboratory-based Research and Development internships are located at our global headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.  This is a paid internship; salaries are determined by the student’s year in school.  Subsidized housing is available for qualified students.  Eligible students will be pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree from a U.S. based college or university with proper U.S. work authorization, or the ability to obtain work authorization through their university. Interested students should apply at on the DowAgroSciences website.

Applications will be accepted between August 15 and November 1, 2016 for the 2017 Program

Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Research Opportunity: Behrman Lab

Ohio State Biochemistry Professor E.J. Behrman has an opportunity for an undergraduate interested in the synthesis of sugar-amino acid conjugates known as Amadori rearrangement products.  There is the possibility of funding during the summer, but the opening could begin sooner.

If you’re interested, or would like more information, contact Prof. Behrman at behrman.1@osu.edu or 292-9485.  His office is located in 872  Biological Sciences Building.

Women in Math & Sciences (WIMS) Ice Cream Social

ice cream

We invite you to join the students of the Women in Math & Sciences (WIMS) student organization for Graeter’s ice cream during Welcome Week!

What? A chance to meet and mingle with the ladies of WIMS, and to learn how to get involved (along with delicious ice cream)

When?  Tuesday August 23, 1-3 pm

Where? Atrium of the Physics Research Building

Check out this flyer for more details!