Chemistry 5430: Carbohydrate Chemistry

Chemistry 5430 will be offered next semester, SP 18.  The main course objective is for everyone to gain a better understanding of glycol-science.  Students will develop a working knowledge of the synthesis, conformation, and biological importance of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides.   This course is designed to help develop scientific problem solving skills and application of organic and biochemistry to new situations.

This course will be taught by Dr. Christopher Callam on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35 am – 10:55 am. If you are interested in this the chemistry of carbohydrates, learn more by checking out this flyer CH5430Callam-13sgc33!

Schedule an appointment with your Chemistry or Biochemistry adviser to plan your Spring 2018 schedule today!

Goldwater Scholarship Info Session

The Goldwater Scholarship awards 275 scholarships to sophomores and juniors demonstrating potential for success in a research career in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics.  Competitive students should have a high GPA (3.8+), research experience, and intend to pursue a PhD and research career. The scholarship awards $7,500 towards undergraduate expenses, and  OSU will nominate four applicants for this award.

An information session on the Goldwater Scholarship will be held on October 11th from 4:30-5:30 in Kuhn Honors and Scholars House.

For more information, refer to this flyer Goldwater Info Sheet AU17-1oht6pp

Full Time Positions with ProteoSense

ProteoSense is coming to campus to conduct interviews for full time research opportunities! ProteoSense is commercializing breakthrough solid state biosensor technology for the biomedical, environmental and food markets with initial entry into the food safety market planned for 2017. ProteoSense’s handheld testing system, RAPIDSCAN, is a disruptive bio-detection sensor for multiple time-critical and remote applications. They are validating a new candidate technology and swiftly approaching development of their first beta product. We have full-time paid opportunities for entry level scientists and/or summer internships. We are looking for driven, scientifically curious candidates who take ownership of their work and have an eye for detail. These candidates should be excited by the opportunity to work in a highly interdisciplinary entrepreneurial field.


  • Conduct research on electrochemical biosensor development.
    Must carrying out experiments but also understand and expand upon existing technologies and practices.
    Collection, processing, and analysis of data
  • Participate in laboratory management, maintenance, and cleaning.
  • Participate in laboratory demonstrations.
  • Performs literature searches and brings ideas to the table.
  • Will own one or more project(s) based on aptitude


  • 60% Laboratory research on biosensor development, including literature review
  • 15% Data analysis
  • 15% Lab management and organization
  • 10% Assist in range of activities and customer engagements to support growth of the business

Pay and length of appointment negotiable with opportunity to renew based on performance and funding.

Proteosense is located in the Rev1 venture development facility at 1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus OH. Location features on-site parking, as well as easy access to campus area bussing for Ohio State students.

They are using the FutureLink/Buckeye Careers system to process applications. To be considered for an on campus interview you must log in to your FutureLink/Buckeye Careers account and submit a resume to posting ID#25325570

Students can log in at to apply!


Pumpkin Carving Contest – Monday, October 30

CBC’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest – October 30th

The window to RSVP has passed! Please check back for photos of the winning pumpkins.

Round up a group of your CBC friends, and come carve pumpkins (and eat pizza) with us!
Where: Celeste Lobby
When: October 30th at 5:30 PM
Judging will take place at 7 PM
Judging categories:
STEM, Halloween-y, OSU, Wildcard, and the BEST OVERALL!

Prizes will be given out for the winner of EACH category!

Each team will be provided with a pumpkin to carve and a simple carving kit. Additional carving tools and/or props from home are highly encouraged! You must enter your team (1-4 people) using the form below to reserve a pumpkin and participate.

Marathon Petroleum Summer Internship Opportunity


If you are looking for a challenging opportunity, where you can gain hands-on experience, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) can help get you there! MPC offers tremendous opportunities in their Refining Analytical and Development (RAD) department where you can add value and grow professionally.  You will have the opportunity to work in a team oriented environment that fosters coaching and support.

MPC, a major petroleum refiner and marketer, is accepting resumes for their Chemistry Lab Interns at its Catlettsburg, Kentucky facility.  The position is open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies.

Interns will work in the RAD department which provides analytical, research, process optimization, and environmental support to various business units throughout Marathon Petroleum Corporation and its affiliates.  Interns will support these activities through special project work, day-to-day laboratory and field activities, and exposure to a variety of analytical techniques and methodologies (i.e. gas chromatography, wet chemistry, x-ray, etc.).   This special project work may also meet student’s capstone requirement.

Marathon Petroleum is returning to campus to conduct interviews for summer internships in their chemistry laboratory. If you are interested, apply online through the FutureLink/Buckeye Careers system. To be considered for an on-campus interview you must log in to your FutureLink/Buckeye Careers account and submit a resume to posting ID# 25324231

Undergraduate students can log in at

Graduate students can log in at

The deadline is tomorrow (9/26) at midnight, so don’t wait!

 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

MEDLIFE Ecuador Trip Opportunity

MEDLIFE is a non-profit international student organization committed to helping underprivileged communities achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty by providing Medicine, Education, and Development to Low-Income Families Everywhere. This winter, MEDLIFE is organizing a mobile clinic to RIobamba, Ecuador from December 30th-January 7th for interested Ohio State students within any major. During these trips, students have the opportunity to experience the beauty of an incredible Spanish speaking country, work with local health care professionals to provide healthcare to remote communities surrounding the city, help combat public health issues such as STDs and parasites, as well as complete a development project to improve the lives of the communities in which we will be working. This is a great opportunity for students of all kinds that would like to learn about health care in a developing country.

For questions and information about the trips, please contact the brigade coordinator, Sam Schilling at

For more information on MEDLIFE OSU, check out their Facebook page.

JCPenney College Suit-Up

JCPenney College Suit-Up is a perfect way to expand your wardrobe without busting your budget. All students will likely need professional career attire whether it is to network, interview, or start their first job. Take advantage of this opportunity to look your best.

Polaris location only 1500 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio
Sunday, October 1st
6:00-9:00 pm
BUCK-ID required for entry!

  • Extra 40% off* Men’s & Women’s Career & Dress Apparel & Shoes in store and online. This is an
    exclusive additional discount to existing 30% off sale prices.
  • Total discounts up to 70%!!!
  • Coupon required. Some restrictions and exclusions apply. Coupon will be presented at check in.

Get on the list for express check in the day of the event by sending RSVP to:

Graduate Science Fall Open House

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Duquesne University of Pittsburg invites you to their Graduate Science Open House on Saturday, October 14th from 11am to 3pm. At this program, you will speak with faculty and graduate students about their latest research in biomolecular, environmental, analystical, computational, and inorganic chemistry. You will also learn about financial aid options and tour their labs, facilities, and campus.

Duquesne’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers a Ph.D. in Chemistry and currently has 37 graduate students in the program. Their incoming graduate student class varies between 7-11 new students yearly. Their students are supported through a tuition waiver and a stipend of $24,230 a year (2016-17 amount) for serving as a teaching assistant, although research assistantships and fellowships are also available on a competitive basis.

More information about their Ph.D. program and the Open House can be found on their website, as well as on this flyer. If you’re interested in attending the Open House, please RSVP at

Med School Q and A Sessions

Every semester the OSU College of Medicine offers Q and A sessions to address questions and concerns held by current pre-med students here at OSU. Each session is held as an informal discussion, where students can come and ask any questions they have, about any step in the daunting Medical School process! In previous sessions they have discussed a wide array of topics, such as gap years, personal statements, the MCAT, the application process, the review of applicants, and any other questions you can imagine.

This semester, starting in September, the Q and A sessions will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8:00am to 9:00am, and the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Meetings will always be held in Meiling Hall Room 233.

Questions? Refer to this flyer for general information, and email with further questions. Register here to claim a spot at one of these info sessions!





UC College of Medicine Accepting Applications


The University of Cincinnati is currently looking for well-trained, motivated, and intelligent students like you! Their Graduate Program in Cancer and Cell Biology is accepting applications to their PhD program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Conduct research on molecular mechanisms while using state-of-the-art equipment at the forefront of technology. The research you carry out will be the foundation for future therapies that impact the lives of cancer patients.

If interested, please follow UC’s instructions for applying here. 

For more information, please visit their graduate program website.