Indiana University Graduate Program Info Sessions

The Indiana University Department of Chemistry (Bloomington, Indiana) invites undergraduate students to virtual information sessions about their graduate program.

IU Chemistry is a top-tier research program with world-renowned research groups spanning synthesis to measurement to modeling.

These info sessions are hosted by tenure-track research faculty in the department and are free with no obligation. They will allow you to learn about their graduate program and admission process and to ask any questions you have.

The IU Chemistry graduate training program provides full support (tuition, health insurance, and a comfortable stipend) for five years to all admitted students. Applications are due December 1 (international students) or December 15 (domestic students).

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair
Wednesday, November 1 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Performance Hall, Ohio Union

The Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair is designed for students who are approaching graduation and are ready to apply to an Ohio State graduate or professional school. It is also appropriate for students who are early in their enrollment and want to learn about coursework and extracurricular opportunities that will help them to prepare for graduate and professional school admission.

Students can meet with admission representatives from over 20 Ohio State graduate and professional school programs, as well as representatives from pre-law, pre-health, the Arts and Sciences Center for Career Success, Financial Aid, and the Writing Center. A list of attending programs is available here.

The Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair has been approved as both a First Year Experience Student Success Series option and as a STEP professional development co-curricular (PDC) program. It is free and open to all Ohio State students of any major. No RSVP required. Students are asked to bring their BuckID for entry. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.

Bio-Hack (Pre-Med Opportunity)

This year, Ohio State student org Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will be hosting its 5th annual Bio-Hack, a weekend-long hackathon full of engineering, learning, networking, and innovation. The event will be held November 4-5, 2023. Bio-Hack gives students a unique experiential learning opportunity to build and engineer health technologies in a welcoming and supportive environment.

The theme this year is Patient Safety. Each year there are over 125,000 patient deaths each year due to medical errors, so BMES wants participants to develop solutions to mitigate the risk of these errors in areas such as medications, surgery, diagnosis, infection, and patient care. This is a great opportunity for students interested in healthcare to experience both the clinical and technical innovations of the field.

Teams can take inspiration from challenges presented by supporting companies and organizations. After the 24-hour “hacking” session is over, teams present their projects to industry experts and judges to get feedback and compete for prizes.

Compete to win up to $500 in prizes with food and drinks provided!

Deadline to register is October 29.

Volunteer Opportunites: Student Life Student Wellness Center

The Student Life Student Wellness Center (SLSWC) is recruiting undergraduate volunteers for the following:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Team
  • Scarlet and Gray Financial Leadership Development Program (financial coaching)
  • Wellness Ambassador Program
  • Wellness Coaching

Detailed information about these programs is available on the SLSWC “Get Involved” webpage.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the Ten Dimensions of Wellness, promote wellness to your peers, learn about topics important to college students’ health and well-being and gain valuable experiences. If you’re interested, complete the Student Life Student Wellness Center Volunteer Application by October 27, 2023. 

All volunteers develop in-demand soft skills, participate in resume-building development opportunities, and network with fellow students, staff and faculty throughout the university. Students from all majors are welcome to apply and no previous experience is necessary. The SLSWC will provide all the training and education necessary to complete volunteer roles and responsibilities.

More information about SLSWC programs and contact information can be found on the application. Please email Brendan Greisberger at with any questions.

Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Spring 2024

Application Deadline: November 3, 2023

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Spring 2024. A TA position provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge, gain teaching experience, and help students.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.2
  • Enrolled in classes during Spring 2024
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during 2023 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $13/hour
  • Hours: 10-12/week
  • Responsibilities: teach one 3-hour lab; grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 office hour/week; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meeting

Training will take place in January during business hours. Please describe any potential conflicts with training on your application.

If you are interested, you may apply here:

After you apply, you will be asked to submit your schedule here:

This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes, please update it by November 13 and notify If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeit your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on November 3rd, 2023. Hiring decisions will be made by mid-December.

Please contact with any questions.

Truman Scholarship Information Session

The Truman Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding third-year students in preparation for careers in public service. The scholarship contributes up to $30,000 towards future graduate education and offers opportunities for professional and leadership development.

On Wednesday, October 18 at 2 pm via Zoom, the Undergraduate Fellowship Office is holding an information session and workshop for the Truman Scholarship for undergraduate students in their junior year. They’ll discuss the objectives of the award, eligibility requirements, and application process. Participants will also engage in guided brainstorming processes to generate content for their application essays.

Registration for the event is required.

Learn more information about award opportunities for undergraduate students at the following links: Truman Scholarship, Public Policy and International Affairs Program, and other opportunities supported by the Undergraduate Fellowship Office.

Questions? Reach out to the Undergraduate Fellowship Office at

Goldwater Scholarship Information Session

On Monday, October 16 at 2 pm via Zoom, the Undergraduate Fellowship Office is holding an information session and workshop for the Goldwater Scholarship and other STEM awards and internships for undergraduate students in their freshmen, sophomore, and junior years. They’ll discuss the objectives of the awards, eligibility requirements, and application components. Participants will also engage in guided brainstorming processes to generate content for application essays.

Registration for the event is required.

The Goldwater Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding sophomores and juniors with demonstrated commitment to research and academic excellence in sciences, engineering, and mathematics. The scholarship contributes $7,500 in educational expenses for undergraduate study per remaining year and sets awardees up for additional competitive awards in the future.

Competitive students will have a high GPA (3.8+), research experience, and intend to pursue a PhD and research career.

Find out more information about award opportunities for undergraduate STEM students at the following links: Goldwater ScholarshipDAAD RISE internship program, and other opportunities supported by the Undergraduate Fellowship Office.

Questions? Reach out to the Undergraduate Fellowship Office at

“Donut Stress” – A Midterm Destress Event by ChemTalks

To help students destress during this particularly busy time of the semester, OSU student org ChemTALKS has organized “Donut Stress,” a delightful break from your studies and research. CHemTALKS believes that this event will be of particular interest to undergraduates looking for a supportive community within the Chemistry Department. 

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: CBEC 267

At “Donut Stress” the members of ChemTALKS have prepared a relaxing experience just for you. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Delicious Donuts: Treat yourself to a variety of scrumptious donuts that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Coffee: Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or water to keep your energy up. (Bring your own mug!)
  • Therapy Dog: Spend quality time with adorable therapy dog Ashby who is guaranteed to bring smiles to your face and relieve stress.

Donuts, coffee, and time with Ashby the therapy dog are free; but the event is BYOM (bring your own mug).

If you have any questions or want to join our organization, feel free to reach out to us at

Job Opening: Biochem Research Technician at Virginia Tech

A full-time research technician is sought to support multiple projects in the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu and Dr. Brooks Casas at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke, Virginia, is currently seeking a new full-time research technician. The Lab Manager contacted us in hopes of applications from Ohio State students.

The labs are currently engaged in advanced quantitative methods to conduct leading-edge research on the role of neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine) in the human brain to understand human cognitive function and dysfunction.

Projects in the labs are highly interdisciplinary and combine methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging and electrochemistry to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations. The research technician will be responsible for in-vitro data collection to inform in-vivo models of human neurochemistry. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in graduate school in biomedical science or neuroscience.

Required qualifications include basic lab experience, including dilutions, weighing chemicals, and understanding of proper chemical handling. Preferred qualifications include a B.S. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field, and interest in advancing human neuroscience.

For full details, read the complete job description. The application will be open until the position is filled.

The Paper Trail UG Research Symposium

The Paper Trail is an online, open-community journal club. Their mission is to create an informal space for scientists to discuss recent, groundbreaking studies with people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Paper Trail Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held virtually on November 1, 2023. It is an opportunity for undergraduate trainees to share their work, with a particular focus on trainees from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

This symposium is for undergraduates who are planning to apply for graduate school* to share their research with an audience that includes professors looking to hire new graduate students.

*with the intention of starting grad school in Fall 2024

The event will include undergraduate research presentations, as well as timeslots for short lab overview presentations from faculty members interested in recruiting new graduate students. An event schedule is available on the symposium webpage.

Another goal of the symposium is to serve as an alternative to large society meetings that happen this time of year (e.g., BMES and AIChE) but are often difficult to attend because of any number of financial, personal, familial, or professional hurdles. There is potential for vouchers for graduate school application fees. Presenters will also be offered gift cards for lunch.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Thursday, October 12 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.