Course Spotlight: CHEM 6550 – Atmospheric Chemistry

Offered in Autumn 2021.
Tues/Thurs 12:45 – 2:05pm
Professor Heather Allen

Course objective: Chemistry, composition, and reaction kinetics relating to the Earth’s atmosphere with focus on tropospheric and stratospheric chemistry with regional and global comparisons is presented. Gas and aerosol phase chemistry will be discussed as well as the interactions of atmospheric constituents with the biosphere, past and present. Perspectives on air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and anthropogenic influences will be discussed.

The course syllabus outlines specific topics that will be covered. Some topics that may be of particular interest are COVID-19 transmission and climate change.

Although this is a graduate-level course, Professor Allen would like to see a few undergraduate students join. Undergraduate students should have completed Gen Chem and Organic Chemistry, or be in their 3rd or 4th year. Interested students should contact for the special permission form needed for a 6000-level course.

TOMORROW: Forge Biologics Virtual Recruiting Event

Forge Biologics is a gene therapy development engine, focused on enabling access to life changing gene therapies and helping bring them from idea into reality. Forge is hiring for many positions over the next few months.  They have a wide range of needs for students at all levels (and alumni.) The company just cleared Series B funding and is located locally. This is a great opportunity for students/alumni with interests in the rapidly growing biotech community in central Ohio.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned pro considering a change, you may be interested in their virtual recruiting event on June 15th from 7-8pm EST. During this broadcast, you can expect a behind the scenes look at what life at Forge Biologics is like. Learn more and register here.

You can learn more about Forge on their website and LinkedIn.

Job Opening: Organic Chemistry Lab Supervisor

The Ohio State University: Newark is hiring an Organic Chemistry Lab Supervisor. The position requires a Bachelor of Science, so this may be of interest to CBC graduates.

This is a full time position. Check out this document to learn more. The job is not yet posted on Workday, so you can contact Dr. Jose Cabral ( for more information or to apply.

Apply to be a Gen Chem Prep Lab Assistant

Work in the General Chemistry Preparation Lab for Autumn 2021!

The General Chemistry Preparation lab of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hiring lab assistants to help us provide services to the General Chemistry Teaching lab in Autumn 2021. This position is open to undergraduates currently enrolled at OSU main campus who are eligible to work in the United States. Successful candidates should be able to work independently and have good customer service skills.


  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with a B- (preferred)
  • Attention to detail, maintaining a stable work schedule
  • Taking classes during Autumn 2021
  •  Be able to work until 2023 after recruitment

Student Appointment Details:

  • Starting Salary:  $9/hour
  • Hours: 12-20 hours per week
  • Responsibilities:  Preparation and delivery of chemicals, distribution of lab equipment, lab services and safety inspections.
  • On Friday, August 20 or Monday, August 23, new lab assistants will need to participate in lab orientation/training.

Online Application:

  • Apply here.
  • You will be contacted after submission of your application.