Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences

The eleventh annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences (WoPhyS ’19) is coming up soon. All undergraduate students with research interests in all areas of the physical sciences, with focus on physics, chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, optics, photonics, astronomy, and applied physics and engineering are welcome to attend!

WoPhyS ’19 will be held Thursday, November 7 – Saturday, November 9, 2019 on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Some opportunities students will have at the conference:

  • Present research accomplishments
  • Attend keynote talks by scientists from academia, industry, and government labs
  • Participate in graduate school preparation workshops
  • Network with science students and faculty from across the country
  • Tour facilities and labs of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Want to be further involved in the conference? The WoPhyS ’19 steering committee is seeking nominations of outstanding undergraduate researchers to present their research projects and results during invited student talks. Please submit nominations for invited student speakers by contacting Jocelyn Bosley at jbosley@unl.edu.

To register for and learn more information about the WoPhyS ’19 conference, you can visit their website. There are no registration fees and all local costs are covered. Travel scholarships are also available for undergraduate students planning to present a talk or poster at the conference.

Medpace Clinical Research Event

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Medpace is a Clinical Research Organization with a variety of open research positions. Medpace will host an event to showcase research opportunities within their organization on Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. If you are interested in a career in research, RSVP by contacting Faith Bickel at f.bickel@medpace.com. Details of location will be provided upon RSVP.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position

Are you interested in improving student success in STEM?

As a research assistant, you will have an opportunity to:

  • interview and survey students of color in chemistry
  • examine their experiences at Ohio State
  • develop research reports to share with the OSU community
  • present findings at local conferences

This is an exciting opportunity to engage in research and promote change at Ohio State! There are two positions available. The time commitment is 10 hrs/week and the salary is $13/hr.

If you are interested in working on this research, contact Dr. Jennifer Collins at collins.1711@osu.edu or 614-292-6512.

Research Opportunity in Power Electronics

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is taking applications for a research opportunity. Accepted applicants will research and develop power electronics applications for interfacing between solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems and utility grids. This research opportunity is located in Morgantown, WV as well as Pittsburgh, PA.

NETL is looking for graduate, post-bachelors, post-masters, and post-doctorate students with experience designing and implementing controllers for single- and three-phase inverters as well as electrical test equipment, knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink/PLECS simulation tools, and familiarization with distribution class, medium voltage converters.

Apply by June 1, 2019.

For more information about the program, visit this site. Applicants must email a CV to Paul Ohodnicki, as well as submit an application. The application for post-bachelors and graduate students is found here, and the application for post-masters and post-doctorate students is found here.

PREP Application Deadline Extended

OSU’s Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is extending its deadline to apply. PREP prepares post-baccalaureate students for graduate school by providing one year of paid research experience. Accepted students will work with a mentor, and will also be provided with preparation assistance for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and graduate school applications, career development workshops, and opportunities to travel and network with other scientists across the nation.

The application deadline will remain open until all slots are filled.

For further information, visit this website. The application is available here.

Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton

Related imageQuantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton is a 10 week long summer research program from June 10 to August 16 that combines research at Princeton and research with IBM. Housing and a stipend will be provided for the first and second half of the program. During the first six weeks of the program, you can choose to work with any research group at Princeton. These different groups can be found here. During the last four weeks of the program, you will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research with IBM’s quantum computing group. Throughout the program there will be seminars and research exchanges focused in the field of quantum research. Apply here! To apply, you will need one recommendation letter, a resume, and a transcript. The application deadline is March 16.

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

Gotion-Ohio Research and Development Summer Intern

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Gotion-Ohio is a research and development center for Guoxan’s global research and development network.  Gotion-Ohio’s goal is to innovate in electric vehicle technology by accelerating electrified transportation and achieving sustainable development. Gotion-Ohio is currently seeking applicants for a paid internship program for summer 2019.  This internship position will be from May-August 2019.

Requirements:

  • at least 2 years of progress working towards a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering bachelor’s degree
  • at least Sophomore standing
  • be eligible to work in the United States without current or future visa support

 

Internship Qualifications:

  • must be able to follow procedures to prepare electrochemical test cells and perform battery testing
  • must be able to carry out routine analyses
  • must be able to have good housekeeping principles and keep an accurate record of data
  • must be able to multitask, be organized, and communicate efficiently about progress of different experiments
  • must be able to use Microsoft office
  • must have strong integrity
  • must be skilled in team work
  • must have strong work ethic
  • must be able to follow safety policies and be accountable

 

Responsibilities:

  • assemble test cells and do cell tests to monitor cell performance
  • work with hazardous material
  • analyze and process raw material
  • prepare electrolyte solutions according to requirements
  • analyze materials to confirm physical and chemical properties
  • track and maintain inventories and request replacements
  • keep laboratory and storeroom clean
  • dispose of waste and obsolete material according to rules and regulations
  • attend required training sessions
  • follow all safety procedures

 

Apply now! To apply, send an email to career@gotion.com. Put “Ohio Summer Internship” in the subject line and attach a cover letter that explains your interest in working with Gotion-Ohio as well as a resume.

Applications for this position are accepted until March 15th!

Alaskan Summer Internship Program

Applications are due April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Looking for an internship away from home? The U.S. Department of Energy in sponsoring the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program for the Summer 2019 Term. Upper-level undergraduates (junior/senior) and Master graduate students pursuing a degree or recent graduates with a degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline are encouraged to apply. The internship program will last 10 weeks during the summer, and selected interns will receive a stipend starting at $600/week.

Applications are due April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Learn more about the program and apply on their website, or email questions to DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov


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

Discovery Prep: Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

Opportunity for undergrads/postbacs interested in going to graduate school:

Are you an underrepresented undergraduate student looking to earn a Ph.D. in biomedical science and looking for some extra resume padding or laboratory experience to be truly competitive for a top tier graduate program?

If so, the Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The Ohio State University, DISCOVERY PREP might be right for you! This NIH-funded postbac program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school.

Accepted scholars are provided with:

  • Paid 1-year research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation assistance
  • Individual mentoring
  • Assistance with application preparation for Ph.D. graduate programs
  • Career development workshops
  • Opportunities to travel and network with other scientists throughout the nation

They are accepting applications until March 1st, 2019 but interested individuals are encouraged to APPLY EARLY.  More information can be found on our web page or the application can be accessed directly here.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Jeffrey Mason by e-mail at Jeffrey.Mason@osumc.edu or call (614-685-9140).

Chemical Evolution Summer Research Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is currently taking applications for a summer program. Selected individuals will spend 10 weeks doing full-time, paid research in chemical evolution and origins of life chemistry. Students will be trained in research methods, data analysis, and written/oral communication of their results. You may be asked to present your research in a formal poster session, and approved posters may be published on their program website.

Depending on the specific school and advisor you are interested in, your application will be folded into an existing program at that school. The program to which you are assigned will give you the chance to participate in seminars such as how to choose a graduate program, scientific ethics, and careers in science.

Through the course of the 10-week program, you will be expected to devote 40 hours a week to research, and to participate in all seminars, workshops, discussion groups, and activities as scheduled, as well as all laboratory meetings, journal clubs, safety training and other such activities as requested by your mentor. You will also be asked to update program organizers of all your future academic developments for program assessment purposes.

The deadline to apply is February 15. Details and the application can be found on the CCE REU website. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Education Director Christopher Parsons.

 

What’s different about the CCE?

The CCE is part of the NSF CCI program, and it brings together diverse investigators (including undergraduate researchers) into teams to collaborate on a grand societal problem: understanding how life emerged. In addition, they share their findings with the world through the arts. You can check out some of their outreach projects on their website.