Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program

The Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program (TPS) at The Ohio State University is designed for highly motivated students with the drive and passion necessary to do high-impact meaningful research. This program is supported by a powerful, interdisciplinary group of advisory faculty working together to produce the next generation of global leaders in sustainable agricultural biotechnology.

This novel program seeks exceptional students from a variety of disciplines including chemistry, engineering, entomology, ecology, evolution, molecular genetics, microbiology, crop sciences, plant pathology, and bioinformatics.

TPS offers full support for up to five years – full remission of tuition and fees, a competitive stipend, and support for research expenses. Other key aspects of the program include interdisciplinary faculty, a compact and personalized course load, a rigorous focus on research throughout the program, practical experience in each student’s field of interest through a three month+ internship, and opportunities for global collaboration.

Students can learn more on the program’s informational flier and website.

TPS has one application cycle per year. The application is currently open, with a deadline of December 1, 2018.

Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Science Scholarship

The Kościuszko Foundation grants a $5,000 scholarship each year for undergraduate students of Polish descent. The scholarship is under Drs. James and Wanda Trefil, both dedicated educators who are passionate in helping outstanding students achieve their academic goals.

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

Check out their website to view further requirements and the application.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

College of Medicine ASPIRE Program

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

Inaugural ASPIRE Cohort

OSU College of Medicine’s ASPIRE program aims to provide research experience for Ohio State undergraduate students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who aspire to become medical doctors, clinician scientists, or basic science researchers by earning an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree.

ASPIRE aims to increase the pool of medical doctors and biomedical scientists from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who conduct research that positively impacts the lives of people from communities with inequitable access to healthcare who would benefit from advances in basic science and translation of research.

Students will begin the program with meetings one or two times a week in a research lab during the spring semester, followed by eight to 10 weeks of experience in a research lab in the summer of 2019. The principal investigator (PI) and the student may choose to extend the experience to two summers. Stipend amounts for the PI, instructors and undergraduate students will be determined.

The program is intended for current Ohio State students who are expected to graduate in 2021 or 2022.

Eligible students are encouraged to learn more and apply online by December 1, 2018.

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.

Intern Mini-Semester at NREL

Application Deadline: November 19, 2018

In the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Intern Mini-Semester, students spend three days (January 7 – 9, 2019) at NREL during the winter break to learn about energy research opportunities. Students interact with scientists and researchers, attend lectures on current projects, and participate in facility tours to experience work in progress.

Program provides:

  • Travel to and from NREL (located in Golden, Colorado)
  • Lodging and on-site transportation
  • All materials and supplies
  • Program hours: 8am  – 5pm

Students who participate in the Mini-Semester are expected to apply for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) for four-year institutions. Both off the opportunity to participate in a scientific research appointment appointment at NREL for summer 2019.


  • This program is designed for underrepresented students in STEM; however, anyone can apply
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Must have health insurance
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Interested students can apply online by November 19, 2018.

Smart Campus Challenge

Think you’ve got the fix for a campus sustainability problem? Pitch your next big idea and sell Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) on sustainability for a chance to get your dream project funded — all while positively impacting campus.

Each year, OSEP provides philanthropic contributions to a variety of organizations, projects and programs. For the 2018-2019 academic year, OSEP will support campus sustainability innovation by sponsoring a venture capitalist-style sustainability competition for students.

Teams of 3 to 5 students from every Ohio State University campus will have the opportunity to propose projects that support the university’s sustainability goals.

The first-place winning team will have the opportunity to travel to ENGIE’s Innovation Week in June — paid for by ENGIE. In 2014, ENGIE launched an innovation initiative to connect innovators and their solutions with the stakeholders who need them most. The winning team will have the opportunity to attend the Innovation Week Trophy award ceremony in Paris, France, and see first-hand the world’s next innovative energy solutions. To learn more about Innovation Week, visit

Submit your project:
Develop a campus sustainability project & submit to OSEP for evaluation.

Present your project:
“Sell” your project to the judges and compete for project funding.

Execute your project:
Winners will have until Spring 2020 to implement their campus sustainability project. 

Proposals must be submitted by December 7th, 2018.

Visit the following link to learn more about the challenge:

Chemical Abstracts Service

On Thursday, November 15, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Club will be hosting a representative from the Chemical AbstractsService (CAS) to talk about CAS as well as job opportunities, both full time and part time.

The speaker, Molly Strausbaugh, leads a team of ~100 chemists and chemical engineers at CAS. As a division of the American Chemical Society, CAS works to partner with organizations to help solve business, content, technology, and resource challenges.  The custom solutions CAS can deliver enable discovery and innovation. Many opportunities exist beyond the lab for chemistry and chemical engineering graduates. Molly leverages her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and an MBA to serve as a leader and active participant in global chemistry activities.

The event will be Thursday, November 15th, from 6:30pm-7:30pm in CBEC 330.

There will be catering from Panera Bread.

ORAU Specialist Opportunity for Graduates or Alumni

Application Deadline: November, 20th @ 11:59PM

Oak Ridge Associated Universities is looking for upcoming graduates and alumni for their open specialist position! Become part of a dynamic team helping to manage multiple educational programs in ORAU’s Belcamp, Maryland, office. This full-time temporary position will oversee educationally-based programs (internships, fellowships, research experience) with the intent of the overall mission and the core values of the institution, including placing a primary emphasis on the student learner.

Main position objectives:

  • Interact with applicants and participants
  • Perform planning and support activities for meetings, conferences, and seminars
  • Provide assistance to program coordinators and program managers, including procurement, requisitioning, and negotiation activities

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma and 2-4 years of job related experience. (An equivalent combination of education and experience performing duties as described may be substituted for the minimum requirements.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, grammatical, and proofreading skills.
  • Must be able to deal effectively and tactfully with a variety of people at various academic levels, professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Office Applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Web publishing, Share Point and database applications is desirable.
  • Must be self-directed and capable of processing and prioritizing multiple tasks, and handling a large and varied workload with minimum supervision.
  • Must demonstrate problem solving skills.

If you are passionate about education and helping students, please see the link below:

ORAU Program Specialist – APPLY NOW!

For more information, please contact Brian Rose at

Application Deadline: November, 20th @ 11:59PM


L.I.V.E. Virtual Career Fair

Join the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, for the L.I.V.E. Virtual Career Fair and discover opportunities to participate in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) and the Community College Internships (CCI) at six participating labs/facilities:

• Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• Argonne National Laboratory
• Brookhaven National Laboratory
• National Renewable Energy Laboratory
• Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
• General Atomics

During the L.I.V.E. Virtual Career Fair, you’ll be able to interact with recruiters, scientists and researchers; explore information about each lab/facility; and learn about the SULI and CCI experiences.

Learn more and register for the event here.

Pitt SURF 2019

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF Pitt 2019). Summer research opportunities are available for up to five female or minority undergraduate students majoring in chemistry who are expected to graduate in 2020. Chemistry majors are preferred.

Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $378.40 per week for 10 weeks of summer research starting on May 28th and ending August 2nd, 2019. Students will also be provided free housing on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Interested students can apply online.

The application review process begins on December 17th, 2018 and will continue until the five positions are filled.

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.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Professor Terry Miller’s research group has one or two research positions open for undergraduates with an interest in physical chemistry and a strong mathematical background. The group’s research focuses on the spectroscopic detection and characterization of reactive chemical intermediates of importance in atmospheric and combustion chemistry. More specifics regarding the research can be found here.

Research support is provided by a Dreyfus Foundation grant. This funding is normally reserved for the summer, but class credit, e.g. CHEM 4998H, can be earned during the academic year. This program has been on-going for 3 years and the last two undergraduates involved each made research presentations at more than one international meeting, prepared a senior thesis, and are now working for their Ph.D.’s in Chemistry at M.I.T. and UC, Berkeley, respectively.

Interested students should email Professor Miller ( and include a brief summary of their relevant experience, including class work. The plan would be for the selected students to enroll in undergraduate research for spring semester and then have a research position funded for the summer.