ASC Honors Program Offering Competitive Undergraduate Scholarships

The Ohio State ASC Honors Program would like to remind students of its undergraduate scholarship competitions.

Spring 2017 applications for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) and the International Research Grant for Undergraduates in the Arts and Sciences are now open and due by Monday, February 6, 2017, before 5:00 PM. Selections will be made by mid-April and funds awarded will automatically go toward recipients’ tuition fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Awards range from $500 to $12,000 and any remaining amount available (anything not designated for tuition fees) will be given directly to recipients (provided they have not already exceeded the maximum allowable amount for financial aid).

The Honors Committee does not require that applicants be members of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program; however, the committee generally gives preference to students who are candidates for graduation with research distinction or with honors research distinction, because they have demonstrated the sort of academic ability and commitment which indicates the likelihood of success in completing a major research project.

For more information about these opportunities and to access the online applications, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program website here. If you have any other questions, please contact the Arts and Sciences Honors Office at 292-5104.

National Science Foundation Sponsoring Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at University of Cincinnati

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring undergraduate summer research opportunities at the University of Cincinnati!

This 10-week research program, which takes place between May 30 and August 4, 2017, will emphasize sustainable chemistry and chemistry related to health. There will also be an opportunity for students to present research findings at a regional or national meeting following the experience.

Also available to students will be opportunities to work with internationally renowned faculty, social programs, and on-campus housing and an accompanying meal plan. Additionally, a $5,000 stipend will also be paid to undergraduate researchers over 10 weeks of participation.

For more information about this program and to access the online application, click here. The deadline for the application is February 28, 2017 (or until positions are filled).

If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Anna Gudmundsdottir at or via telephone at (513) 556-3380.

Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities through the Center for Chemical Evolution

Exciting opportunities await undergraduate students interested in summer research positions! The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is looking for students interested in a 10-week, paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Application Due: February 13th, 2017centerforchemicalevolution

The program allows undergraduate scientists to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor working in the field of chemical evolution and origins of life chemistry. Students are trained in research methods, data analysis, and written/oral communication of their results.

This opportunity also features workshops, seminars, discussion groups, and other activities, and may include the chance to present findings via a formal poster session at the end of the summer.  Program start dates vary depending on the university to which the student is assigned, but will fall sometime between May 22nd and August 1st, 2017.  Possible research locations include:

  • Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA)
  • Scripps Research Institute  (San Diego, CA)
  • Furman University (Greenville, SC)
  • University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)

All undergraduate researchers will receive as payment a minimum $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks of participation.

More details are available on the program flyer, including access to the application.

Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

OSU 2017 Spring Internship & Opportunity Fair

Mark your calendars – the OSU Spring Internship & Opportunity Fair will be on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017!

The fair will be hosted in the Ohio Union, in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom from 1:00 – 5:30PM. This event is specifically designed for students looking for summer 2017 opportunities, which includes internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time summer jobs or full-time summer jobs. With over 80 companies attending, this fair really has something for every student, no matter where they are in their OSU career. Click here to check which companies will be in attendance and see what they are offering.

Additionally, in preparation for the fair, there will be a Resume-O-Rama work-shopping opportunity in 100 Denney Hall, Wednesday, January 18th between 8:30AM – 4:00PM.

You can also visit the College of Arts and Sciences Career Services website for general information about career planning and opportunities.

Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Summer 2017 Science Courses and Research Opportunities now being Offered at Ohio State’s Stone Lab!

If you’re thinking about taking science classes this coming summer, consider applying to Stone Lab!

For over 90 years, Stone Lab has served as a fieldstation for Ohio State, allowing thousands to study frestone-lab-image-1shwater biology on Gibraltar Island on Lake Erie. Researchers from all over the Midwest have worked here to understand issues facing the Great Lakes, especially invasive species and toxic algal blooms.

You can become a part of this important team, too! Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses in the fields of biology, geology, and natural resources, in addition to several conferences and educational programs for anyone with an interest in science. These courses range in duration from one day to five weeks. Click here to start your application for summer courses.

Moreover, Stone Lab also features individual research opportunities and tours of the facilities. Click here for more information regarding scholarships for Stone Lab research programs for undergraduates if this is more closely aligned with your interests.

For more information about all that Stone Lab has to offer, click here. You can also subscribe to Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Lab’s monthly email newsletter.


Graduate Programs in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines


A great opportunity has just opened up for undergraduate students considering graduate school. Mark Ferris, an Ohio State alumni, will be giving a short recruiting talk and answering questions about his program and graduate school life.

Mark is currently in a PhD program for chemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, located in Golden, Colorado. He is very excited to return to his alma mater to talk to undergraduate students about all this program has to offer in the fields of chemical and biological engineering!

The talk will be this Friday, November 18th, at 1:30 PM in CBEC 110/120. FREE pizza will be provided!

Please contact Mark Ferris at with any additional questions.

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Sustainability Internship Opportunity with the Department of Athletics, Business Advancement, Business and Finance


The Department of Athletics, Business Advancement, Business and Finance is seeking a Sustainability Intern!

The focus of this position is to assist with data collection and project implementation that will move departments toward the University Sustainability Goals. Specific tasks assigned throughout the internship are broken down as follows:

  • 50% Conduct cost benefit analysis on both assigned and self-identified projects, working professionally with both internal and external stakeholders
  • 25% Assist with materials management infrastructure audits, updates, and zero waste events
  • 10% Research best practices for sustainability at universities and other relevant settings
  • 5% Develop and provide training for staff, clients, guests, students, and visitors as needed
  • 10% Other administrative tasks as assigned

Additionally, the department desires interns who meet these qualifications:

  • Enrolled full-time at The Ohio State University at least two (2) semesters per year
  • In good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA) in a related major or field
  • Students requiring ENR 4191 are encouraged to apply
  • Interest in sustainability demonstrated by area of study, participation in student organizations, community service or other similar activities
  • Experience coordinating, organizing, and implementing projects, programs and events
  • Strong personal organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks in a team environment, to work independently, and be detail oriented
  • Experience in using computers; knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with internet use; ability to learn new software packages
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to use various modern media tools
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to remain calm and professional under pressure

Other details include:

  • Hours: 15+ weekly during the academic term, 36+ weekly during summer term
  • Location: E114 Fawcett Center
  • Pay: $8.50-9.50 per hour, based on experience
  • Openings: 1
  • Start Date: January 9th, 2017
  • Dress Code: Business Casual

If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Graham Oberly at by November 16th, 2016 at 5:00PM.

Employment Opportunity: Become a Medical Provider Scribe for Local Physicians!


Are you looking to work closely with physicians to gain experience in medicine, disease processes, medical procedures and decision-making? Consider becoming a Medical Provider Scribe!

ScribeAmerica is a company that recruits scribes for individual physicians across the country, and it is currently looking for students in Columbus, Ohio who can work full-time, part-time, day and night shifts. The essential roles performed by a scribe include working with an assigned physician to document the following:

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  • Physical examinations
  • Results of laboratory/radiological tests
  • Eventual diagnosis and disposition

This is an exceptional opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a medical setting, although it does require applicants to be committed, sharp and determined to succeed. The most sought-after candidates are dependable and hard-working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine. Moreover, there are multiple shifts, usually lasting 8-12 hours, which consist of following a single physician. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years.

Paid classroom & clinical training is provided. The training is extensive and intense. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the emergency department during which we teach the flow of the emergency room, extensive medical terminology, and appropriate medical/legal documentation.

Once again, this is an amazing opportunity for students. In addition to the benefits previously mentioned, student scribes will have access to competitive pay, benefits, flexible scheduling, and great learning experiences.

For more information, you may visit, or click here to apply directly. You may also contact Elizabeth Berrios at if you have more questions.

Reminder: Great Opportunities in the OSU Undergraduate Research Office!

Have you recently visited the OSU Undergraduate Research Office website? If not, we want  to remind you of some great opportunities coming up!

Please note: If you are interested in any of these events (or any others on the URO website), email to RSVP.

Have Research, Will Travel
October 5, 2016
60 Page Hall

Here is your chance to learn about what it’s like to conduct research internationally! You will learn about how other undergraduate students have gone abroad with their research, and what you need to know to make it happen for you.

Writing a Successful Abstract
October 27, 2016
Research Commons (3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library)
November 9, 2016
Research Commons (3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library)

Attend this event if you are interested in presenting your research at a poster forum or conference. During this session a faculty member will discuss strategies for writing a strong research abstract in any field. There will also be a brief overview of the guidelines for applying to present your research at the annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

Finding & Applying for Summer STEM Research Programs
Thursday, November 3
60 Page Hall

There are many national and international research programs for students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields during the summer. Attend this session to learn what is out there and how to find programs, what is required to apply, and get tips for a successful application from previous participants in summer undergraduate research programs.

Be sure to frequently check out the site for additional opportunities in undergraduate research!

Ph.D. Program Informational Event: Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program (PULSe)

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Undergraduate students are invited to a fantastic opportunity provided by the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program (PULSe)! The program is putting on its annual PULSe Fall Open House on Friday, November 4, 2016, which serves to introduce prospective Ph.D. students to interdisciplinary graduate opportunities in the basic life sciences.

Activities will include a “meet the faculty” session, lunch with current students, and a tour of lab facilities. Students will gain exposure to some of the life science research being conducted at Purdue, in addition to the chance to talk with faculty and students to familiarize themselves with the PULSe Program.

Additional details:

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: 207 S. Martin Jischke Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Lunch will be provided!


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