2024 FOCUS Research Symposium

This year’s annual FOCUS (Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists) Research Symposium will be held this week: March 21 and March 22, 2024.

The symposium will include three student talks, a poster session, a career panel, and talks from two invited speakers, Dr. Angela Hight Walker from NIST and Dr. Nicole Goodwin from GSK.

Check out the event webpage for the schedule and additional information.

Biotech Company Panel

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Jennings Hall 001

ASC Career Success, in collaboration with the Biological Sciences Scholars, are excited to host several senior leadership panelists and speakers representing the wealth of opportunities afforded to ASC students within the biotechnology industry.

This exciting opportunity opens with an introductory keynote from Jamie Fitch, OSU Molecular Genetics alumnus and co-founder of OnlineMedEd, a medical education tech startup.

The industry panel to follow features senior leaders from Armatus Bio, Clarametyx Biosciences, AmplifyBio, and Oakwood Labs. The panel will showcase areas for growth in the biotechnology industry and highlight key skills/experiences for students aspiring to become competitive within the field.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from senior leaders, scientists, and developers about one of the most exciting industries in Ohio! By attending, you will learn about the key skills necessary for success in the field, discover your pathway to success, and ultimately help you communicate how your Arts and Sciences degree can move you toward your goals.

Sign up here.

Meet & Greet Event: Internships and Employment for Students

Ohio State Battelle Center invites you to register and join them on Wednesday, February 28th, at 5:00 for an Exclusive Meet & Greet with DCS Corp.

DCS Corp provides engineering, programmatic, and technical support services to the Department of Defense and other customers focused on national security. As employee owners, they recognize that hiring and retaining the best talent is crucial to their mission. Their focus on personal growth and continual improvement is consistent with their corporate goals of professional and business excellence.

Registering for this event will guarantee you dinner and a spot to meet with employees of DCS to learn more about the company, the culture, and the opportunities you can take advantage of this year! DCS Corp is specifically looking for students from science and engineering backgrounds to hire for internships and employment post-graduation.

DOE/NNSA Undergraduate Recruitment Workshop

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

The Transuranic Chemistry Center of Research Excellence will host a DOE/NNSA Undergraduate Recruitment Workshop, intended for sophomore and junior undergraduates at any institution who are interested in careers in the national laboratories and potentially graduate research in one of the groups within the Center.

The Workshop will be held at Georgia Tech from April 11-13 (Thurs-Sat), 2024, and will consist of a day of networking and lectures, including talks from PIs and National Laboratory researchers, and a following day of lab tours, graduate school Q&A’s, and a chance to explore Atlanta.

Selected participants will learn about:

  • Chemistry PhD programs at Georgia Tech, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Iowa, Washington State University, and the University of Akron;
  • the NNSA TRU-CoRE Program; and
  • careers in the US National Laboratories (PNNL, LLNL, LANL, and SRNL).

All travel costs and hotel accommodations will be covered along with meals during the program for those students accepted into the workshop. Details on invited speakers will be posted to the website soon.

TODAY: Women in Nano Event

Wednesday, January 31 at 2:30 p.m. in E100 Scott Lab

You’re invited to join Ohio State Nanotech West Lab for a free-to-attend networking and discussion event with Prof. Anne Co, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Co is an associate fellow of Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research, with more than 15 years of experience developing battery materials and operando tools to better understand battery failure mechanisms. She is also an entrepreneur and leads the battery development team at Ohio State for the Department of Energy program Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living, or EVs4ALL.

The Women in Nano (WIN) event series strives to create a supportive community of women, provide new spaces to network, and grow interest in the micro- and nanotechnology-related fields.

The event is open to students, faculty, staff and some industry guests. It will be focused on the challenges and opportunities for those who identify as women in nano-related fields, but the event is open to everyone who supports its mission of empowering women in nano.

ASC Launch Your Career: Science and Research Resume Review

Tomorrow, January 17, from 5:30pm-7:00pm, ASC Career Success is hosting a science and research-focused resume review. The goal of this event is to help science-focused students interested in pursuing careers in environmental science, sustainability, biotechnology, and manufacturing, better craft and tailor their resumes with real-time industry feedback.

At this in-person workshop, students can expect an interactive experience to learn more about what to put on their resumes, especially as it pertains to more technical fields in Science and Research. This is a great opportunity for students to perfect their resumes before the Spring Career Fair on January 23!

Representatives from the Ohio EPA, Andelyn Biosciences, and Proctor & Gamble (P&G) will assist in reviewing student resumes before the career fair, allowing you to get direct feedback on crafting a successful resume for science and research-focused fields. Some employers may also offer on-site interviews following the event. To prepare for this opportunity, students should bring a copy of their resume that they can edit or make changes to. Students can expect some one-on-one career coaching and consultation for improvements to their documents and materials.

Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible. All ASC undergraduate and graduate students, exploration students, and recent alumni are invited to attend. Please check Handshake for the most up-to-date event information.

2024 OSU Spring Career Fair

The annual Ohio State Spring Career Fair will take place on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the Ohio Union Grand Ball Room and Performance Hall.

The event is open to all current Ohio State University students and recent graduates and provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about internship and career opportunities. The event will be held in two venues in the Ohio Union: The Grand Ballroom and the Performance Hall.

Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines, including opportunities for science and technology students in areas such as laboratory based research and development in medical and industrial settings.

Advanced research via Handshake is recommended to determine if a particular employer of interest will be in attendance.

Attending employers seek to fill full-time entry-level positions as well as summer internships.

Pre-registration or RSVP for the Spring Career Fair is not required, but you are encouraged to indicate interest through Handshake.

  • Current Students: A valid BuckID is required to enter the fair on the day of the event.
  • Recent Graduates: We welcome you to the event and request that you drop off a copy of your resume at the registration desk upon arrival.

ASC Science Sundays: “The Dawning Age of RNA Medicines”

Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 3 p.m.
followed by a public reception and student poster session at 4 p.m.
Fawcett Center Conference Theater
2400 Olentangy River Rd.

Join Ohio State’s Center for RNA Biology for its Inaugural Schoenberg Lecture, co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Science Sundays public lecture seriesThe inaugural lecture is titled, “The dawning age of RNA medicines,” and will be delivered by Melissa Moore, Moderna’s chief scientific officer emerita.

We have now officially entered the era of programmable or language-based medicines. These medicines, based on our ability to read and write in the language of life (the genetic code), have the potential to completely transform how we can prevent and treat previously intractable diseases, as well as more equitably deliver healthcare across the globe. Melissa Moore will take lecture attendees down to the molecular level, unraveling how RNA in our bodies helps maintain health, prevent disease, and how it can be used to instruct the human body to treat ailments that have haunted humanity for millennia.

Learn more and RSVP.

Bio-Hack (Pre-Med Opportunity)

This year, Ohio State student org Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will be hosting its 5th annual Bio-Hack, a weekend-long hackathon full of engineering, learning, networking, and innovation. The event will be held November 4-5, 2023. Bio-Hack gives students a unique experiential learning opportunity to build and engineer health technologies in a welcoming and supportive environment.

The theme this year is Patient Safety. Each year there are over 125,000 patient deaths each year due to medical errors, so BMES wants participants to develop solutions to mitigate the risk of these errors in areas such as medications, surgery, diagnosis, infection, and patient care. This is a great opportunity for students interested in healthcare to experience both the clinical and technical innovations of the field.

Teams can take inspiration from challenges presented by supporting companies and organizations. After the 24-hour “hacking” session is over, teams present their projects to industry experts and judges to get feedback and compete for prizes.

Compete to win up to $500 in prizes with food and drinks provided!

Deadline to register is October 29.

“Donut Stress” – A Midterm Destress Event by ChemTalks

To help students destress during this particularly busy time of the semester, OSU student org ChemTALKS has organized “Donut Stress,” a delightful break from your studies and research. CHemTALKS believes that this event will be of particular interest to undergraduates looking for a supportive community within the Chemistry Department. 

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: CBEC 267

At “Donut Stress” the members of ChemTALKS have prepared a relaxing experience just for you. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Delicious Donuts: Treat yourself to a variety of scrumptious donuts that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Coffee: Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or water to keep your energy up. (Bring your own mug!)
  • Therapy Dog: Spend quality time with adorable therapy dog Ashby who is guaranteed to bring smiles to your face and relieve stress.

Donuts, coffee, and time with Ashby the therapy dog are free; but the event is BYOM (bring your own mug).

If you have any questions or want to join our organization, feel free to reach out to us at chemtalks@buckeyemail.osu.edu.