Join Scientific Thinkers at OSU

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization here at OSU. They are a volunteer program that seeks to impact our community by teaching elementary students and mentoring underrepresented students with limited STEM resources. This student organization will allow students to gain teaching experience, grow in leadership skills, and improve in their ability to teach STEM material.

If interested in joining, please attend a mandatory orientation on January 23, 3:00-4:00pm in the Physics Research Building (PRB). You may sign up here. Find more information about this student organization on their website.

Phi Delta Epsilon – International Medical Fraternity

International medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, is recruiting qualified individuals for its next chapter. The organization is a great opportunity for pre-med students to engage with other pre-med students. It provides an outlet to hear about academics, getting involved in research, taking the MCAT, and the application process to medical school from pre-med peers.

At chapter meetings, PhiDE often has guest speakers such as current practicing doctors and individuals on the admissions boards of medical schools.

The fraternity is holding informational meetings and recruitment events towards the end of January. A schedule can be found here. Questions can be directed to phideohzeta@gmail.com.

Chem & Biochem Club Event

On Thursday, November 21, the Chemistry & Biochemistry Club will be meeting for a presentation by Marathon and a holiday party. The meeting will be in CBEC 330 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Marathon is seeking to hire interns for Summer 2020.

After the presentation, attendees will celebrate the holidays by making “chemistree” ornaments.

Questions about the meeting or the club can be emailed to bashian.5@osu.edu.

ASPIRE Medical Research Program

ASPIRE is a spring and summer medical research program devoted to providing research experience to undergraduates from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. They are seeking applicants who are interested in becoming medical doctors or biomedical scientists who would bring diversity to the field.

In order to apply, you must be a sophomore or junior at OSU with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Your application must include at least one letter of recommendation from a science professor and your undergraduate transcripts.

You can apply here. The application deadline is December 1, 2019, so apply now!

Find additional information here. If you have further questions, you may contact Aaron Thomas at aaron.thomas@osumc.edu.

Join Scientific Thinkers

If you need to complete community service hours or want to give back to the Columbus community, consider joining Scientific Thinkers! Scientific Thinkers is a student organization at OSU dedicated to mentoring minority students who are interested in STEM. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your leadership skills as well as gain experience in teaching STEM material. If you are interested, there will be a mandatory orientation on Tuesday August 27 at 1:00 pm or Thursday August 29 at 3:00 pm. RSVP here. Find out more about Scientific Thinkers here!

Chemistry & Biochemistry Club Ice Cream Social

The Chemistry & Biochemistry club invites all students and faculty in the department to enjoy Grater’s ice cream together at the Mirror Lake Amphitheater (Browning Amphitheater) on Thursday, August 22 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm!

This is an opportunity to get some ice cream and learn more about the Chemistry & Biochemistry Club. Students are invited to join the club for exciting events, captivating speakers, pizza, and fun!

For more information regarding the club, please contact Ellie Bashian.

UPDATE: Due to the rain, this event is being held in CBEC.

American Chemical Society- Buckeye Chapter

The OSU chapter of the American Chemical Society has several events planned for this semester, and is looking for interested chemistry students to join! A tentative list of events for Spring 2019 is as follows:

Early February: Volunteering at the Union with College Mentors for Kids

February 26th @ 7pm in McPherson 2017: “ACS program in a box”

March 6th: Volunteering in the Short North

More to come in late March and April!

If you have any questions about events or membership please contact cypcar.2@osu.edu or osuchemsociety@gmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunity

Scientific Thinkers invites STEM students to join their organization.

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization that partners with Columbus Elementary Schools. Through the Scientific Thinkers™ program, undergraduate and graduate students from OSU STEM departments work with teachers and students in First through Fifth grade to encourage students to always be curious and ask questions about the world around them.

The undergraduate and graduate student volunteers gain unique practice at communicating scientific information to those outside the field. They also have an opportunity to reach out to the Columbus community and motivate the next generation of scientific thinkers!

Volunteer visits are available on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30PM and on Thursdays from 3:00-5:30 PM . Carpooling is available to and from the elementary schools.

If you are interested in learning more about Scientific Thinkers please visit their website.

FOCUS-Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists

Hello students!
 
This year we have started a new student organization and seminar series, FOCUS – Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists.
 
The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness and highlight scientific achievements of prominent females within the field of chemistry while motivating and encouraging other women, minorities, and members of the scientific community. Additionally, FOCUS will coordinate community outreach at local schools and social events. 
 
If you are interested in interacting with successful female chemists, other OSU students, or building your CV, please join us for the 1st general body meeting of FOCUS this Thursday, August 30, 2018 in CBEC 267 at 5:30 pm.
 
At our first meeting, we will be discussing open positions on the board, outreach events for Fall 2018, and begin planning our Spring 2019 seminar, featuring Dr. Rebecca Ruck (Merck Executive Director, Process Chemistry – a recent recipient of the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into the Chemical Sciences).
 
FOCUS is not limited to females, all that promote diversity within science are welcome!
 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Leah Stateman, stateman.1@osu.edu
Stacy Fosu, fosu.4@osu.edu
Ally Langley, langley.54@osu.edu

New American Chemical Society Committee

A local section of Younger Chemists’ Committee (YCC) here in central Ohio is being developed. The purpose of a YCC is to form a community of early career scientists interested in making connections with their peers in a professional yet informal setting. This organization will facilitate social, academic, and professional development events throughout the year, as well as work closely with national YCCs and the local Columbus ACS section to help our community expand and evolve.
 
In order to begin establishing this organization, this Survey Form has been provided for students to fill out.  If you are interested in participating in the first event which will be held at Pins Mechanical Co. on October 26th from 6-8PM, please fill this out.
Please consider attending and getting involved with the Columbus Section YCC!
 
Here is a flyer for the inaugural mixer and
Further Information on the current vision and goals of the Columbus Section YCC.