Ohio State Battelle Center: Upcoming Student Events

Ohio State Battelle Center is running a few student events over the next couple of weeks. All of these can be attended in-person or virtually and offer students an opportunity to interact with guest speakers and gain valuable skills that will help in their professional and academic pursuits.

These events have registration deadlines, so don’t delay if you’re interested!

Thursday, 3/2 – Professional Training: Building Better Teams: Join us for a workshop on how you can be a part of better teams! We want you to have the skills and the awareness of what is going on around you to create more connection and more positive interactions. Whether you are outgoing, shy, introverted, or extroverted, this workshop has a little bit of something for everyone. Register today and join us in-person or online.

Monday, 3/6 – Air & Space SCOPE Conversation, Keith Contrera, SpaceX Engineer: Keith Contrera is a lead propulsion engineer at SpaceX where he works on raptor vacuum engine nozzle extensions. He graduated from Ohio State in 2020 with his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and minor in business. During his time at Ohio State the Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy and the Mountaineers club. Additionally, he completed internships at Moog Inc., NASA Glenn Research Center and SpaceX. Register today and guarantee yourself dinner and an opportunity to hear about SpaceX and the skills you should work on before graduation.

Tuesday, 3/7 – Sustainable Energy SCOPE Conversation, Jon-Paul d’Aversa: As principal and founder of UNPREDICTABLEcity, Jon-Paul d’Aversa develops strategies for long-range energy development and emissions planning. He has served as a trusted and objective resource for over 100 local governments here in Ohio, as well as the US Department of Energy, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Electrification Coalition. Learn more and register for dinner and a conversation with an expert in the field.

Thursday, 3/9 – NEW Digital Technologies SCOPE Conversation, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab: Join us for a new Student Community offering around the expansion and importance of digital technologies. Our first guest speakers will be from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Jarrett Reid and Karen Shuttleworth. Learn about the work APL does, Jarrett and Karen’s career, a discussion of the latest in Digital Engineering and suggestions on how to be better prepared to work in the field when you graduate! Register and join us for a meal and a great discussion with an organization at the forefront of innovation.

Salary Negotiation Workshop, hosted by FOCUS

FOCUS is hosting a Salary Negotiation Workshop in honor of Women’s History Month and Women’s Equal Pay day.

The workshop will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1st from 6 – 8 pm at the Ohio Union, Round Meeting Room.

During the workshop you will learn more about:

  • The Gender Pay Gap
  • Conducting market research for target salary
  • Identifying and articulating your personal value
  • Developing your own negotiation responses and strategies

This workshop will be facilitated by Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) in collaboration with The Center for Belonging and Social Change.

All are welcome to join!

Clinical Opportunity for Bilingual Pre-Health Students

The Community Interpreter (TCI) is the leading program for medical interpreters in the US. This 40-hour program is highly interactive, skills-based, and incorporates the latest advances in the field.

This program typically costs $375-690, but Vocalize Columbus is holding a session in May 2023 completely free of charge. This session will be held virtually over two weekends in May.

Please note that all interpreters trained in this session must then volunteer remotely with Vocalize Columbus for at least 25 hours within 6 months.

Sign up by April 14th 11:59pm EST.

For those who cannot attend the session in May, Vocalize Columbus offers a scholarship for a 40 hour asynchronous training accreditation.

Vocalize Columbus is a growing nonprofit organization led by students at OSU striving to improve access to free medical interpretation services for Columbus free clinics.

You are invited to join the new members GroupMe for important updates and next steps.

FOCUS Symposium 2023: Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are currently being accepted for the 2023 annual FOCUS (Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists) Research Symposium, which will be held on April 7, 2023.

Submissions will be accepted until 5pm on March 10th, 2023. An abstract evaluation rubric is included on the submission page.

There will be 3 student research talks – about 15 minutes in length – chosen from the submitted abstracts, and a poster session for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc researchers. Posters will be judged by CBC faculty members and prizes will be awarded to top posters. There will be an undergraduate specific award.

Abstracts can be submitted through this link. This is a great opportunity to present your research to the department, even for students in early in their career.

In addition to student reserch presentations, the event will host two speakers, Prof. Annabella Selloni (Princeton) and Dr. Rebecca Green (Bristol Myers Squibb), and a panel of professionals from a wide range of career paths.

Medpace Interviews – March 7

Medpace will be in Denney Hall on March 7th interviewing for 3 positions for graduating seniors:

Majors that Medpace has identified include: Ecology, Physiological Science, Molecular Biology, Botany/Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Marine Biology, Cell Biology, Epidemiology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Zoology, and Biology.

Students must apply and register on Handshake to be interviewed. The interview schedule (including remaining available interview spots) can be found here: Interviews with Medpace, Inc. | Handshake (joinhandshake.com).

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Undergraduate Research Program

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is accepting applications for its Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. This immersive research program is set to take place from May 15 to July 21, 2023 at the university’s Daytona Beach Campus.

During this 10-week research experience, students will:

  • Conduct research in aerospace engineering, chemistry and applied space biology
  • Work in leading-edge laboratories alongside experienced faculty mentors
  • Collaborate with fellow student researchers from around the nation
  • Receive a $5,000 stipend plus coverage of housing and meals

Undergraduates from any university and all majors are welcome to apply, and applications are now open through Feb. 27.

Ohio State Graduate & Professional School Fair

Tuesday, February 28
1pm – 4pm EST
Ohio Union: Cartoon Room & Performance Hall

The Graduate and Professional School Fair welcomes students who are interested in pursuing their education further, connect with various schools and programs and learn more about the application and admissions process, such as:

  • What’s involved in applying?
  • What undergraduate courses and programs can help you prepare?
  • What programs are available at the different schools?

The fair hosts Graduate Schools from across the country and allows you to explore your options, gather information, and make connections with admission officers. The fair also gives you access to Grad School experts, who can provide invaluable tips and advice about the Graduate School admission process.

Pre-registration and professional dress are not required.

Interested in learning more about graduate & professional school before the fair? Register for the Grad School 101 workshop held virtually on Thursday, February 23. Participants will learn tips and tricks for navigating the grad school application process.

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity at Ohio University

The Diabetes Institute and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University will host the Diabetes Institute Summer Interprofessional Research Experience (DISIRE) Program sponsored by The National Institutes of Health during the from June 5, 2023 to July 28, 2023.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2023

The DISIRE program provides a hands-on research experience in the structure of an 8-week paid internship focused on one of a number of various aspects of diabetes research. During the program, participants will learn various aspects of diabetes and perform research with a faculty mentor on a topic of mutual interest. Also, the students will participate in activities crucial to preparation for graduate and/or medical school, including a professional development series. At the end of the summer program, participants present their research at a research symposium to faculty, staff, and summer scholars.

Faculty mentors in the DISIRE program study a wide range of affiliated fields including physiology, molecular biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, and understanding psychosocial and cognitive factors.

2023 OSU Summer Internship & Opportunity Fair

The 2023 Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 14, from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Ohio Union Grand Ballroom.

This events targets undergraduate students interested in obtaining a resume-building opportunity for Summer 2023. This event hosts local, regional, and national organizations that are dedicated to diversity. These employers embrace, value, and live inclusive excellence.

Employers are excited to connect with you and discuss available internships, volunteer opportunities, and part-time work in the following areas:

  • Business-related functions
    For example: communications, advertising, public relations, marketing, retail management, sports management, and finance/financial services
  • Nonprofit management
    Organizations represent a variety of focus areas including the arts, healthcare, social services, women’s issues, and others
  • Summer and recreation camp counseling and management
    Summer day camps and resident camps will be in attendance as well as other recreational sports organizations

No pre-registration is required for students, but you are required to present a valid BuckID on the day of the event. You are also encouraged to prepare for the fair by having your resume reviewed. Walk-in hours for resume reviews for Arts and Sciences students are posted here. Other career services also offer a resume review service; see here for more details.