2020 NYU MRSEC Summer Research Program

NYU’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is accepting applications for an exciting research opportunity for undergraduates! This program will occur in New York City, NY, during the summer of 2020. Selected students will have the opportunity to perform interdisciplinary research spanning materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering.

Some program benefits:

  • $5000 stipend
  • Travel reimbursement up to $500
  • Free provided housing
  • Professional development workshops

For more information about the program and eligibility, you can visit their website here.

Application deadline: February 28th, 2020

Interview with a Buckeye

The Center for Career and Professional Success is bringing an exciting event for undergraduates next semester: Interview with a Buckeye!

Improve your interviewing confidence, your ability to make a positive impression, and increase your chances of succeeding in a post-career fair interview by participating in the Interview with a Buckeye event on February 18-19. Multiple time slots will be available on both days, with all mock interviews being held in 050 Denney Hall.

For this event, we are bringing in College of Arts and Sciences alumni who will provide feedback about your interviewing skills, answer questions you may have about interviewing, and provide tips for resume improvement. This is an excellent opportunity to network with Arts and Sciences alumni and to learn more about how they’re using their degree in the workplace.

This event is currently open for registration on handshake here. To register, click “apply” and upload a copy of your resume to pick a timeslot for your interview that works with your schedule.

ORISE Research Opportunities with Agricultural Research Service

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is advertising several research opportunities with the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) with approaching deadlines!

Research Opportunity in Parasitology for Food Safety

Three research opportunities are currently available with the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Animal Parasitic Disease Laboratory located in Beltsville, Maryland. Monthly stipend provided. Apply here.

Application deadline: December 19, 2019

Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit

A research opportunity is available with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit located in Urbana, Illinois. The selected participant will be an integral member of a team aimed at developing knowledge, models, and decision tools that ultimately reduce the risk that weeds pose to food production in the face of climate variability. Monthly stipend provided. Apply here.

Application deadline: January 2, 2020

Check the ORISE website for even more of their current open positions for research opportunities through ORISE.


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.

Nebraska Summer Research

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

The University of Nebraska is now accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Research Program!

This intensive summer research program provides mentoring and research experiences while previewing graduate school life. Scholars receive a living stipend, stay in suite-style housing, have an on-campus meal plan, and have travel costs covered. Other perks include special workshops for preparing for graduate school, social events, intramural teams, and outdoor activities around Lincoln.

Scholars can apply for any of the 14 research areas: Applied Plant Systems, Beneficial Insects, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Minority Health Disparities, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction, Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Plant and Microbiome, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure, Unmanned Systems, or Virology.

Students with a strong interest in graduate school or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education are particularly encouraged to apply for the program.

More information about the program can be found on their website. The online application can be found here. The priority deadline for applications is February 1, 2020, and the final deadline for all applications and materials is March 1, 2020.


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.

Science & Engineering Leadership Initiative (SELI)

The University of Delaware’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is receiving applications for their Research for Undergraduates (REU) program: the Science and Engineering Leadership Initiative (SELI). The program runs from June 8, 2020 to August 14, 2020 at the University of Delaware, and applications will be accepted until February 1, 2020.

The SELI is motivated by the realization that people with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in STEM disciplines and aims to provide these students with research and community building experiences tailored to fostering success in graduate school and beyond. The REU program is open to all undergraduate students with disabilities (mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or other) who are majors in chemistry, biochemistry, or other related fields. Some highlights of the program include:

  • Participate in state-of-the-art research
  • Meet like-minded peers
  • Scientific field trips
  • Unique mentoring for graduate school/STEM careers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Stipend and housing provided for the 9-week program
  • Present your work at the University of Delaware 2o2o Undergraduate Research and Service Learning Symposium
  • Opportunity to present research results at the Spring 2020 American Chemical Society National Meeting

For more information about the program, you can visit the program website here. Applications are due February 1, 2020 and can be found here.


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.

University of Nebraska PhD Program Highlight

The University of Nebraska’s Ph.D. Program in Complex Biosystems is now accepting applications! This program is directed toward students interested in developing and applying quantitative and computational approaches to data acquisition and analysis in multiple life science fields, i.e. human health and medical biochemistry, plant genomics and phenomics, microbial ecosystems, and systems ecology.

They are looking for students from many undergraduate majors and focuses such as:

  • Biological and agricultural sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition and food science
  • Agricultural and biological systems engineering
  • Mathematics, statistics, data sciences, and computer science

As a first-year student in the program, The University of Nebraska offers full support to students by providing them opportunities to participate in a full year of research rotations to gain a semester of laboratory teaching experience.

To learn more about the Complex Biosystems program, you can visit their website. Follow this link to apply.

The application deadline for Fall 2020 is December 15, 2019.

Lubrizol Summer Internship Opportunities

Lubrizol, a specialty chemical corporation focused on sustainability is offering three summer internship opportunities for undergraduate chemistry students. The internships available focus on synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and thermal analysis. All of their internships are paid positions and are located at the global Lubrizol headquarters in Wickliffe, OH. Second-year chemistry majors are encouraged to apply! Check out the links below for more information on the three different positions offered.

DAAD Rise Germany Internships

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has a highly competitive RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program in which undergraduates in STEM fields from the U.S., the U.K., and Canada have the opportunity to work with research groups at universities in Germany. Interns will be matched with a doctoral student mentor in their laboratories and will receive a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses.

You can explore their internship database to learn more about the positions this program offers. Apply online through their application portal. Applications are open from November 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019.

Additionally, Ohio State will be running information sessions about the DAAD Rise program at the Kuhn Honors and Scholars Center on campus. More information about the information sessions can be found here or on OSU’s fellowship website.

Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, October 31, 4 – 5 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center
  • Friday, November 1, Noon – 1 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center

Application deadline: December 15, 2019.

2019 OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair

Wednesday, November 6th, 4:30-6 p.m.
Performance Hall, 1st Floor of the Ohio Union

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Council will host their 10th annual OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair on Wednesday, November 6th. Attendees can speak with admissions representatives from 20+ graduate and professional programs offered at Ohio State, as well as the pre-law and pre-health academic advisors.

Any and all Ohio State students are invited to attend, where they can learn:

  • Why apply to Ohio State for graduate or professional school?
  • What’s involved in applying?
  • What undergraduate courses and programs can help you prepare?

No RSVP is necessary and free refreshments will be provided. To read more about this event and see a full list of the representatives attending, you can visit the website here.

This event is an option for Student Success Series credit.