Info Session: Discovery PREP Program at OSUCOM

The NIH-funded Discovery Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at The Ohio State University College of Medicine is excited to announce a virtual information session on December 15 at 7pm. During the event, Dr. Candice Askwith, Faculty Director of Discovery PREP, will introduce Discovery PREP and answer questions.

The Discovery PREP program is designed to help prepare recent baccalaureate graduates for success in pursuit of a career as a biomedical scientist. Individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce are strongly encouraged to apply, including students from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented nationally and individuals with disabilities.

Discovery PREP provides individuals with the opportunity to obtain the intensive research experience necessary to gain admission to, and succeed in, a Biomedical PhD program. The program is a competitive, one-year PREP that provides:

  • A PAID research experience in a laboratory with a research mentor in Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Immunology, or Physiology.
  • Individual mentoring
  • Assistance with application preparation for PhD graduate programs
  • Orientation and social activities
  • Seminars and journal clubs
  • Career development workshops
  • Opportunities to travel and network with scientists throughout the nation

To register for the virtual info session, submit this form. A Zoom link will be sent once your registration has been received. If you have any questions or require additional information about the program or this event, please reach out to Discovery.PREP@osumc.edu.

Student-Alumni Council Scholarships

The Student-Alumni Council (SAC) is a student organization that aims to advance The Ohio State University through programs that enhance the student experience, promote student-alumni interaction, establish a spirit of loyalty to the university, and cultivate relationships between students: past, present, and future.

Every year, SAC awards a total of $1000 in scholarships to Ohio State students of all backgrounds and experiences. The application for 2022-2023 SAC scholarships is open now. All students who will be attending any Ohio State campus for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters (excluding incoming freshmen) are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm. While there is ample time before the deadline, students are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.

Apply now!

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) awarded by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry provide funding for summer research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States.

These competitive fellowships ($5,000) are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for laboratory science. SURF fellowships will provide support for undergraduates in organic chemistry to carry out research at their respective colleges/universities in the summer between their junior and senior year. In addition, the program will provide financial support to enable recipients to visit an industrial campus in the fall for a dinner, award session, scientific talks, a tour of the campus and a poster session, where the results of the summer research investigations would be presented.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022
Apply here.

Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Spring 2022

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Spring 2022. 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 2022
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Spring 2022 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $12/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 on January 9th in the afternoon. Please describe any potential conflicts with training on your application.

APPLY HERE

After you submit an application, the department will contact you and ask for a schedule. This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes before the deadline, please update your schedule by November 15th. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeiting your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on November 15th, 2021. Hiring decisions will be made by early December.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.

Info Session: CUNY Natural Science PhD Progams

The Graduate Center, CUNY Office of Admissions and doctoral natural science programs invite you to their “Virtual Application ‘Boot Camp'” for CUNY Natural Science Ph.D. Programs.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Via Zoom

During the session you will learn about:

  • How to craft a competitive application and write an effective personal statement.
  • How to apply to the CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. programs in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Following a general session, breakout sessions for the Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics Ph.D. program will address program-specific questions, along with research highlights from faculty and students.

Register by November 17th to ensure that you receive the Zoom event link.

Summer Internship in CO₂ Reduction

The Department of Energy is supporting a 10-week internship at startups with SBIR Phase II grants. The purpose is to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups. RenewCO₂ is searching for a candidate to support for the Summer of 2022!

About the company: RenewCO₂ is re-inventing chemical production using CO₂ emissions with a low-cost, high energy-efficiency, and carbon-negative electrochemical process. The company’s eCUT technology converts CO₂ into cost-competitive raw materials for plastics. They enable companies to meet emission reduction targets while producing sustainable materials at a profit.

The summer internship focuses on Research and Development. This position is directed at evaluating the activity of CO₂ electroreduction catalysts and the influence of process conditions on pilot performance. Activities will be performed in person at the company’s laboratory at the Rutgers Busch Campus (Proteomics building) in Piscataway, NJ. Interested individuals should have demonstrated STEM achievement and entrepreneurial interest. Selected candidates will receive a stipend.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of a pilot process
  • Perform electrochemical analysis
  • Perform chemical analysis of products using GC and HPLC
  • Perform mass and energy balance for the process
  • Prepare technical updates for stakeholders
  • Participate in market research

Learn more about the opportunity, what type of candidate the team is looking for, and start your application here: https://www.renewco2.com/careers

TONIGHT: UNC Graduate Chemistry Info Session

TONIGHT, November 4, 2021
at 6:00pm EDT
Via Zoom

The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) is hosting a virtual information session for their graduate program. At the session, participants will meet with faculty and current graduates students within research-themed breakout rooms, including Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, and Polymer/Materials.

Registration is preferred, but not required.

ORISE Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to develop a website on plastic recycling. Students will research their schools’ current process for recycling plastic and then design/create a strategy to make the process more efficient. Thorough submissions will include further research on the plastic recycling process, benefits of current recycling methods, and process improvement ideas. Your website could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

The deadline for this competition is Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and winners will be announced in late December.

Prizes:

  • 1st place: $5,000 scholarship
  • 2nd place: $3,000 scholarship
  • 3rd place: $1,000 scholarship

Visit this page to learn more about the competition. If you have any questions, you can contact STEMEd@orau.org.

CWRU Chemistry PhD Virtual Info Sessions

The Department of Chemistry will be hosting two virtual information sessions for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Students who attend one of these information sessions will receive an application fee waiver.

Tuesday, November 9 at 11am EST
Thursday, November 11 at 8pm EST

The sessions will be hosted by CWRU Chemistry faculty members, who will give an overview of the program, research conducted by the department, and details on how to apply.

Students can register for a session here or email chemistry@case.edu.

ASBMB Seminar Series

Thursday, November 4, 2021
7:30 – 8:30pm
Campbell Hall 213

Join Ohio State ASBMB for its first seminar series with Dr. Forero and Dr. Yount from Ohio State’s Microbial Infection and Immunity Department. The panel with cover graduate schools, career opportunities in research, grad applications, and more. Free pizza and drinks will be provided!


The Ohio State chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) aims to promote academic fellowship and service outreach among undergraduate students interested in fields pertaining to biochemistry, molecular biology, and biology; to encourage all students in the advancement of science; and foster growth through career development programs. Most importantly, the Ohio State chapter of ASBMB works to provide an inclusive community which students may rely on throughout their own academic career.

Events & Opportunities:

  • Guest speakers
  • Service/outreach
  • Supportive & collaborative community
  • Career development opportunities

Join the chapter GroupMe: https://web.groupme.com/join_group/70346260/SEeol0W1