TODAY: Women in Nano Event

Wednesday, January 31 at 2:30 p.m. in E100 Scott Lab

You’re invited to join Ohio State Nanotech West Lab for a free-to-attend networking and discussion event with Prof. Anne Co, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Co is an associate fellow of Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research, with more than 15 years of experience developing battery materials and operando tools to better understand battery failure mechanisms. She is also an entrepreneur and leads the battery development team at Ohio State for the Department of Energy program Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living, or EVs4ALL.

The Women in Nano (WIN) event series strives to create a supportive community of women, provide new spaces to network, and grow interest in the micro- and nanotechnology-related fields.

The event is open to students, faculty, staff and some industry guests. It will be focused on the challenges and opportunities for those who identify as women in nano-related fields, but the event is open to everyone who supports its mission of empowering women in nano.

OSU Pharmacy Summer Research

Application Deadline: February 11, 2024

OSU College of Pharmacy offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for undergraduates who like like to know more about the discovery, use, or mechanisms of drugs, who like working in a lab, or who would just like to find out if they like working in the lab. This is a stipend supported 10-week full-time experience from May 23 through July 19, 2024.

Research activities can be directed by any faculty member in the College of Pharmacy who is willing to mentor a student for the summer. Students conduct research in the areas of Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice, or Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy. Additional information about research in these areas can be found on the College of Pharmacy website.

If you have questions, please contact Lauren Granchie at

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.

OSUCCC Summer Research Opportunity

Application Deadline: February 11, 2024

CREATES-Undergrad is a paid fellowship program for Ohio State University undergraduate students interested in cancer research. Selected participants will conduct work within The Ohio State University James Comprehensive Cancer Center and the College of Pharmacy.

The program dates are May 20, 2024 thru July 28, 2024. It includes a $15.78/hr stipend and student mentorship by faculty and staff.

Visit the CREATES webpage for more information and the application. For questions, please contact CAMELOT at

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.

Job Opening: Chemist at US FDA Forensic Chemistry Center

The U.S. FDA National Forensic Chemistry Center is accepting applications for the position of GS-1320-07 Chemist. These are onsite, non-remote positions located at the Cincinnati, OH location. These positions are for recent graduates OR students who are expected to graduate by June 30, 2024. These positions have a promotion potential to GS-12, which places the salary range between $51,068.00 and $117,759.41.

The job posting will automatically close on February 2, 2024, so apply before then!

Dean’s Student Advisory Board: Seeking UG Applicants

Apply for a two-year position on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Student Advisory Board. The Board consists of fifteen students who advise the Dean on matters pertaining to students such as academics and student life.

To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and enrolled on the Columbus campus. Because these positions are for two years commencing Autumn 2024, applicants should not plan to graduate before Spring 2026. Meetings are held approximately once a month during the academic year from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on a weekday. To apply: combine a one-page resume and the completed application into one pdf document and send as an email attachment to The subject line for the email must be “Dean’s Student Advisory Board Application – Undergraduate.”  The application may be accessed here.

The deadline to apply is February 11, 2024. For questions, please contact Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs and Board liaison at

Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility REU

Application Deadline: February 14, 2023

The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) is a national user facility that supports a broad range of nanoscale science and technology projects by providing state-of-the-art resources coupled with expert staff support.

During the summer of 2024, CNF will host a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CNF REU) program from June 4th through August 9th. The chosen undergraduates taking part in this ten-week program will receive hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research, with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences.

CNF REU interns work with their assigned faculty and graduate students on projects using the unique resources offered at CNF and Cornell University. Convocations are held in August to allow interns the opportunity to present their work to their peers in concise scientific presentations. Interns also must complete a written report, akin to a research paper, summarizing the findings of their research project. These reports are published and distributed to the interns and sites, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and many others.

CNF REU interns receive a $6,000 stipend, plus housing and reasonable travel expenses. Full participation in the ten-week program, convocations, program evaluations, and final reporting are all mandatory.

More information is available on the CNF REU webpage and on Cornell’s experience website.

Online application materials are due Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Recommendations are due one week later, by Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

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.

Volunteer: STEM Outreach at Local Elementary Schools

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization and volunteer program at OSU. Through the organization, volunteers have the opportunity to travel to local elementary schools and engage students with fun, interactive science lessons. The schools the organization serves are comprised largely of underrepresented minority students in STEM. Scientific Thinkers gives volunteers the chance to gain leadership skills, communicate science topics to a variety of age groups, and excite young children about STEM!

Scientific Thinkers will visit two schools this semester: Parkmoor and Mansion Day. Visits to Mansion Day will take place on Wednesdays from 3:30pm–5:30pm from January 31–March 6. Visits to Parkmoor will take place once a month on Wednesday from 10:15–12:15. Dates are still being confirmed with Parkmoor. All times include travel times to and from campus.

If you are interested in volunteering, program orientation will take place on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm in the Physics Research Building room 1080. If you cannot attend the orientation but are still interested in the club, you can contact club president Elly Yoder at or reach out to

Conversations to Remember: Virtual Volunteering Opportunity

Conversations to Remember

Conversations to Remember is a nonprofit dedicated to combating loneliness and isolation felt by senior citizens.

This opportunity is part of their virtual visit program. This program matches 2-3 college students with residents of long-term care, assisted living, and memory care communities for virtual video visits. These residents have been suffering from isolation, and volunteers could really brighten their days just by speaking with them.

The program provides training about the best ways to interact with the seniors, as well as additional support throughout their service. Students are matched based on the times they’re available, with a senior at the same time, and they have a regular, weekly appointment for their visit.


  • students volunteer 1-2 hours per week
  • a call lasts up to 1 hour (depending on the senior’s attention span and mood on each day)


  • students volunteer for approximately 16 weeks

You can read more about the program on the Conversations to Remember flyer and website. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form to discuss opportunities.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grants

Applications for the Spring 2024 Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) and International Research Grant (IRG) competition are currently available.

Students may apply to both competitions if they wish. Please refer to the ASC Honors website to determine eligibility.

Applications are due to by 5pm on February 9, 2023. Awards will be announced in April. Students may earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $12,000.

Please direct questions to Rebecca Sallade at

DOE & ACS Nuclear Chemistry UG Summer Schools 2023

Applications are due February 1, 2024.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and Division of Nuclear & Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are sponsoring two intensive six-week Summer Schools in Nuclear & Radiochemistry for undergraduates. Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy.

The students receive an all-expense paid opportunity to complete a 6-week summer course (June 17, 2024 – July 27, 2024) in Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry in either California at San Jose State University or New York at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Selected students earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or Stony Brook University (The State University of New York). Students will also receive a stipend of $4,000 for the 6-week program. The program will pay for student travel and housing.

The students will learn the fundamentals of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry and their applications. A hands-on laboratory component gives the students experience in handling radioactive materials and radiation detectors. The students will meet scientists from academia and national laboratories from across the U.S. who will discuss the exciting opportunities in nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry.

Candidates should be undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of study at a US college or university. They should have completed at least two years of chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of calculus. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

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.