SURI: NYU Materials Research Science and Engineering Center: REU Program

The application deadline is February 28. 

NYU Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is putting on a 10 week REU program from June 5-August 14.

REU fellowships are awarded to students from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week program to provide research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering.

Eligible majors include chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials science, pre-med, and engineering.

There is a $5000 stipend and up to $300 allotted for travel.

To apply, click here.

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

SURI: Marshall University- Biomedical Sciences

The deadline to apply is February 12.

Marshall University is offering a Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) in the biomedical sciences.

The internship is from May 23-July 25. Room and board is free, and there is travel assistance available as well as a $3000 stipend. There will also be a poster presentation at the WV Summer Research Symposium, in addition to workshops and social networking.

Applicants must identify as an underrepresented minority, be a US Citizen or permanent restaurant, and graduate after August 2016.

To apply and receive more information, click here.

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

Cargill Visit to Ohio State

The deadline to apply for an interview spot is February 16.

Cargill, a company that provides food, agriculture, financial, and industrial products and services, will be visiting Ohio State on February 24. 

Recruiters from the Quality team will be in room 118 of the Parker Food Science Building from 5:00-6:00 p.m. The informational session will cover the different opportunities Cargill can provide in the science field.

IMPORTANT: To be considered for an interview, click here and apply online before the session.

Henry Tran named 2016 Churchill Scholar


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Henry Tran, a graduating senior in chemistry and mathematics, and Alexis Crockett, a graduating senior in neuroscience and psychology, are the Ohio State recipients of the prestigious Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships.

Henry Tran, a graduating senior and honors student in chemistry and mathematics, is one of two Ohio State students to be named a 2016 Churchill Scholar.

The Winston Churchill foundation gives out fifteen scholarships each year to graduating seniors/recent graduates who show outstanding academic talent, personal qualities, and the ability to contribute to the advancement of  science, engineering, or mathematics. The scholarship supports one year of graduate study in a relevant field at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Over sixty-one institutions were represented and ninety-one nominees were selected from. This is the first year two scholars have been named from Ohio State.

Henry is currently conducting research on Jahn-Teller distortions of the NO3 molecule in the theoretical chemistry lab of Ohio Eminent Scholar Dr. Terry Miller. Henry has won numerous awards for his academic and research accomplishments, as well as grants to fund his research.

Henry will pursue a MPhil in Scientific Computing at Cambridge. He hopes to go on to receive a PhD in theoretical chemistry, and after would like to teach and conduct research developing computational methods to understand the electronic structure of important molecules as a professor.

University of Cincinnati: MS Program in Pharmacology

Domestic applications are accepted until June 30 or until the class is full. International applications are due March 1. Early applications are encouraged. 

The Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics at the University of Cincinnati is offering a one-year, on-site, non-thesis MS program in Pharmacology that focuses on basic pharmacology, drug discovery, and safety pharmacology.

This program is designed to help prepare students for more advanced academic training in the life sciences in the future, or even employment in the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations, or regulatory agencies like the FDA or CDC.

Four years into operation, the MS program has had half of their graduates go on to PhD or MD programs, and 100% of students who applied to medical school were admitted.

For more information and to apply, click here.

SURI: Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The application deadline for this opportunity is March 15, 2016.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is offering a summer research program through the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center P-SPINS (Polarization and Spin Phenomena in Nanoferroic Structures).

Students, up to two per team, may explore physics, chemistry, and materials science with a college professor.

Research can continue during the academic year, and will be beneficial to both UNL and Ohio State.

Professorial members will receive a stipend and students will receive a weekly salary plus free room and board for up to 10 weeks.

To apply, click here.

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


SURI: Materials Research at Northwestern University

Northwestern University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center is offering a 9-week paid summer research experience for undergraduate students.

Paired with leading research professors in science and engineering, students may dabble in areas such as ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics, and biomaterials.

Students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens are welcome to apply.

The program is from June 20- August 19, and participants will receive a $4,500 stipend, a travel allowance, and on-campus housing.

The application deadline is February 15. To apply, click here.

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Lab Assistant Position

Dr. Gonul Kaletunc in the Food Engineering department is looking for a senior chemistry/biochemistry student for help with a short-term lab project.

The project will take around two months, and will involve preparation of solutions, conducting enzyme assays, using a spectrometer, and analysis of results. The project will take about 10-15 hours a week, with 4-5 hours of continuous commitment for each session (2-3 times a week).

Applicants should be detail-oriented and have good laboratory skills.

If interested, send your resume to Dr. Gonul Kaletunc at If you have questions, Dr. Kaletunc can be reached at 614-292-0419.

2016 Summer Internship & Opportunity Fair

On Tuesday, January 26 the Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair will take place in the Ohio Union Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom from 1-6 pm.

Opportunities available center around summer internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time jobs, and full-time jobs.

In total, 112 organizations are registered to be at the fair, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits and summer camps.

More organizations may join, so you are encouraged to check this page to keep updated on who will be represented at the fair.

SURI: Center for Chemical Evolution

The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is looking for students interested in a 10-week, paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Students who apply should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have an interest in chemical sciences and research.

Through this opportunity, students will be paired with research professors in different chemical disciplines. Ares of research include the study of chemical evolution and the chemistry associated with the origins of life.

A stipend of at least $4,500 will be given to participants, as well as a travel allowance and on-campus housing.

The CCE is a National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation. These programs are focused on collaboration to answer long term, fundamental challenges in chemistry. The CCE in specific is looking for how life may have emerged from chemistry.

Application deadline is February 15. To apply, click here.

Summer research is a great way to broaden your undergraduate experience. In addition to the opportunity highlighted above, summer research programs are available at institutions across the country and abroad.

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