OSU Licensing Internship

Interested in assessing and marketing Ohio State Inventions? The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) is seeking undergraduate (third or fourth year) and graduate students to work as Licensing Interns.

inventionsPrimary duties will include evaluating invention disclosures in the areas of life science, physical science,  engineering, wireless, and software technologies for marketability and commercial potential. Licensing Interns conduct market research and assessment, identify  and analyze competitive landscapes, and generate marketing documents to describe the invention and its value proposition. Additionally, Licensing Interns help identify potential licensees for The Ohio State University’s technologies and complete other projects to help advance Ohio State’s commercialization efforts.

Desired skills include:

  • in pursuit of a degree in a field of science or engineering, and a strong academic record
  • ability to work with minimal direction
  • experience reading and understanding technical documentation and scientific literature
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • an interest in providing excellent service to the Ohio State community

TCO is seeking a commitment of 10-15 hours or 5-9 hours (based on undergraduate or graduate) per week during the year. Compensation is $9-15 per hour based on experience.

For more information, contact Shruti at jha.14@osu.edu.

Summer 2017 Science Courses and Research Opportunities now being Offered at Ohio State’s Stone Lab!

If you’re thinking about taking science classes this coming summer, consider applying to Stone Lab!

For over 90 years, Stone Lab has served as a fieldstation for Ohio State, allowing thousands to study frestone-lab-image-1shwater biology on Gibraltar Island on Lake Erie. Researchers from all over the Midwest have worked here to understand issues facing the Great Lakes, especially invasive species and toxic algal blooms.

You can become a part of this important team, too! Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses in the fields of biology, geology, and natural resources, in addition to several conferences and educational programs for anyone with an interest in science. These courses range in duration from one day to five weeks. Click here to start your application for summer courses.

Moreover, Stone Lab also features individual research opportunities and tours of the facilities. Click here for more information regarding scholarships for Stone Lab research programs for undergraduates if this is more closely aligned with your interests.

For more information about all that Stone Lab has to offer, click here. You can also subscribe to Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Lab’s monthly email newsletter.


Amgen Scholars: Summer Research Program at MIT

MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2017

The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research in MIT
laboratories. This intensive nine-week program focuses on cultivating and supporting partnerships between MIT faculty and undergraduates in the areas of science and biotechnology. Students participating as Amgen Scholars will gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science and engineering. Participants will also receive guidance from MIT faculty and research scientists, engage in networking activities, and participate in a mid-summer symposium on research in the biotechnology industry, held at UCLA.

Objectives of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program:
• Foster a passion for science and biotechnology by engaging students in first rate research experiences in MIT laboratories.
• Increase learning and networking opportunities for students
• Encourage student pursuit of graduate studies and careers in scientific research.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in accredited four-year colleges in the U.S., U.S. territories, and are Sophomores, Juniors, or non-graduating seniors.

Applicants will receive compensation, including an hourly wage, a meal compensation, and on-campus housing.

Visit their website to learn more about the MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program and how to apply.

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

Vanderbilt Summer Research Experience

Application Due: February 15th

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Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering offers a summer research experience where students can explore interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. The program includes hands-on research in state of the art facilities located minutes from downtown Nashville, enrichment sessions to help students looking to pursue graduate level, fellowships, and entrepreneurship, and opportunities for travel awards to present summer work at a national conference.

Applicant eligibility includes:

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
  • U.S. citizen or permanent residents
  • Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply

The award, funded by an NSF Grant, includes a $5,000 stipend, $500 travel allowance, and room and board.

Program dates for 2017: May 28, 2017 – August 4, 2017.

Visit their website for more information or to apply.

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

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Application due: December 12, 2016

Looking to launch a career in Indianapolis after graduation? Indianapolis Teaching Fellows provides an accelerated path into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent graduates. It is specifically designed for people without prior experience as a licensed teacher.

During a six-week summer training program, fellows will repeatedly practice foundational classroom management and instructional techniques, and receive direct feedback from skilled coaches. Fellows must pass a series of evaluations in order to be eligible to start teaching in the fall.


A bachelor’s degree (received by June 1, 2017) with a minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Learn more and apply at the TNTP Teaching Fellows website.

Cavestro LLC Summer Internship

Covestro is a producer of high-performance plastics and advanced polymers and the company is currently looking for candidates for 2017 summer internships.

The  internship will involve working with one of the following: Polyurethanes (PUR), Polycarbonates (PCS), Coating, Adhesive and Specialty Raw Materials (CAS), Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) or Regional Technical Services (RTS).



  • Enrollment in a Bachelor Degree program with a major and/or focus in one of the following majors: Chemistry, Polymer Science, Plastics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or related STEM degrees
  • Completion of Freshman year
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: an ability to interact with and establish good working relationships with diverse individuals
  • Project coordination with the ability to be proactive and identify creative, effective technical solutions
  • Demonstrated PC skills and ability to work within Microsoft Office Programs
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to be placed in any of the aforementioned internship opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

The internship opportunities at Covestro may lead into reoccurring internship opportunities and/or full time job opportunities based on evaluation and performance.

When: May 22, 2017 and last approximately 12 weeks

Location: North American Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA

Apply online through the link at the beginning of this post!

Graduate Programs in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines


A great opportunity has just opened up for undergraduate students considering graduate school. Mark Ferris, an Ohio State alumni, will be giving a short recruiting talk and answering questions about his program and graduate school life.

Mark is currently in a PhD program for chemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, located in Golden, Colorado. He is very excited to return to his alma mater to talk to undergraduate students about all this program has to offer in the fields of chemical and biological engineering!

The talk will be this Friday, November 18th, at 1:30 PM in CBEC 110/120. FREE pizza will be provided!

Please contact Mark Ferris at mferris@mines.edu with any additional questions.

Golden, Colorado


Trefil Science Scholarship

$5,000 scholarship for undergraduate students of Polish descent.


Requirements of the “Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Science Scholarship” include:
  • Undergraduate student of Polish descent, US citizen or permanent resident
  • Outstanding promise in the natural sciences
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Deadline January 5, 2017
The scholarship is sponsored by James Trefil, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, and prolific writer of 50 books.  His wife, Wanda, is of Polish descent, and a life-long teacher.  The Drs. Trefil owe their educations to scholarships, and they delight in locating and helping outstanding students to achieve their goals.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Located in Bronx, New York and a part of Yeshiva University, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an excellent choice for a Graduate Program.  Their Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences is now accepting students who want to pursue a career in research in the biomedical field.

In the graduate programs, both PhD and MDs are offered, you will be trained in basic and transitional science areas, such as Agind, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Diabetes, Epigenomics, Neuroscience, RNA Science, Stem cells, and more.

All graduate students receive an annual stipend and full tuition remission for all the years of their training.

If this is interesting to you, they are looking for applicants in the following programs!

PhD in the Biomedical Sciences
Application deadline: December 15, 2016

MD/PhD- Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Application deadline: December 1, 2016

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) 
Application deadline: February 1, 2017


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

Course Spotlight: Cheminformatics

New Chemistry course in Spring 2017!

cheminformaticsCheminformatics is the study of using computers and informational techniques to solve problems in chemistry. The world of big data is here, and the focus this particular cheminformatics course has taken deals with providing students an understanding of the nature of digital chemical data, and how to connect the workflow of professionals requiring chemical data in their jobs to the infrastructure of online chemical data repositories.

When: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday  10:20 – 11:15 AM

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 2510 (Organic Chemistry I).

Students registering for this course will enroll in CHEM 4194.