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 or

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,
Stacy Fosu,
Ally Langley,

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. 

Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program Applications Open Now



Established in 2010 as the Office of Student Life’s signature leadership development experience, the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF) provides transformative experiences which empower undergraduate students to challenge themselves to continuously improve, to identify their place within the world, and to mindfully engage in their post-graduate pursuits.

Buckeye Leadership Fellows spend two-years in a select, interdisciplinary cohort, engaging in rigorous personal, professional, and leadership development activities. The experiential program exposes students to a range of public and private industries and encourages them to think differently about how to apply their talents and studies in a practical way. Interested students can apply to the program during their sophomore year.

The Office of Student Life Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF) is accepting applications for prospective fellows for the 2018-20 class. Interested students may apply during their sophomore year or junior year.  Applications are due Friday (10/6) at 11:59 p.m.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A current second-year or *third year student at The Ohio State University who has completed at least 3 semesters on a college or university campus by December 2017
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preferences will be given to students with a GPA of 2.5 and higher

*BLF is designed for students who are within their second year on a college or university campus upon entrance into the program. Students in their third year, with a graduation date no earlier than December 2019, are eligible to apply.

Submitted applications will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Resume Quality
  • Essay Response Quality

The BLF selection committee is made up of BLF Alumni, Advisory Board members, BLF Administration and Supporters. This committee will evaluate each applicant individually and fairly in order to select individuals for the incoming Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program Cohort.

If you are interested in this opportunity,  apply TODAY!

For additional information, please contact

Applications are due TONIGHT at 11:59 pm.

ACS Career Development and Mentorship Event

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ACS-Columbus has been working with the College of Arts and Sciences to create a mentorship and career advancement program for students in chemistry fields around Columbus. Each event will focus on a specific topic for career advancement and will provide and opportunity for students to connect with members of ACS Columbus.

The first event will be held on a Saturday (Time and Date TBA) this February and will focus on ‘Finding Your Path.’ It will explore the differences in a career in academics, industry, government, or working independently. The event will be specifically designed for students who want a career in chemistry.Image result for arts and sciences osu
Please consider attending the event. Some members from ACS-Columbus will be attending the program as well. This is a great opportunity to meet professionals currently working in the field and to network with those in the field. The goal is to make this event beneficial to students in every stage of their career planning process.

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Class Honoraries

Honor societies offer recognition of achievement, and in many cases, an opportunity for involvement at the university.



From the AOSCH:

The Association of Ohio State Class Honoraries is the self-governing body of the class honorary community at The Ohio State University.  Its purpose is to represent the mutual interests of Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma (ALD/PES), Mirrors, Romophos, Bucket & Dipper, Chimes, Mortar Board, and Sphinx; to actively pursue the betterment of the class honorary system at Ohio State; to act as an ambassador between class honoraries, the community, and the administration of The Ohio State University; and to ensure the perpetuity and character of the member-honoraries.

Class Honoraries: The Association of OSU Class Honoraries sponsors two honoraries in each grade. Honoraries are a great opportunity to meet new people and become involved in academics, leadership, and service on campus. A list of the honoraries and links to their websites are found below:

 Applications for the honoraries are due in the last week of January.

Special Seminar: Alfred Nobel and the History of the Nobel Prize

The Chemistry & Biochemistry Club welcomes Professor Lawrence J. Berliner, of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Denver to Ohio State for a special seminar on the life of Alfred Nobel and his family.

When: Thursday October 27, 6:30-7:30 PM

Where: McPherson 2015


Alfred Nobel was a genius and a keen practitioner of many fields, including chemistry, physics, physiology/medicine and literature, which comprise four of the prestigious Nobel Prizes awarded each year since 1901. There is also a rich history of the chemical elements being a key part of the prize citation, starting as early as Marie Curie.

Professor Lawrence J. Berliner of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Denver.

Prof. Lawrence J. Berliner

This talk covers the history of Alfred Nobel and how he, his father and brothers developed their famous explosive that made Nobel company and Alfred extremely wealthy and famous. However the interesting, sometimes sad part of this history, is how Alfred came about to propose and write in his will the details of these prizes.  Prof. Berliner, who teaches a course on the Nobel Prize to entering freshman undergraduate students at the University of Denver, gives both personal and sensitive insight to its mystique and fame. Time permitting, the politics and potential mistakes made by the various Nobel committees over the years will be discussed.

2016 CBC Pumpkin Carving Contest

It’s back! Wednesday, October 26th 5:30 – 7:30 PM  in Celeste Lab

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Enjoy snacks, claim your pumpkin, and plan your design until carving begins at 6:00. Then, it’s all hands on deck to put together a prize-worthy pumpkin entry for the judges by 7:00! Prizes will be awarded after judge deliberation at 7:30. Take your pumpkin home or leave it on display in the Undergraduate Studies Office!

 The deadline to register for this event has passed. We’ll see you next year!