Jeopardy! National College Championship

 

The Jeopardy! National College Championship is currently casting for an all new competition that features 15 colleges from across the U.S.! If you would like to be the new college champion, please take the Jeopardy! College Test now to be considered for the competition. Students are urged to take this test within the next two weeks.

2021 International Research Experiences for Students Program

The American Chemical Society is currently accepting applications for the 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program. This program is seeking applicants who are interested in exploring chemistry and chemical engineering research in an international setting. ACS is working with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to place U.S. students at German research labs from May-August 2021.

If selected, you will receive:

  • a generous stipend
  • a housing allowance
  • round trip airfare
  • health insurance while abroad
  • financial support to attend the 2021 DAAD Heidelberg Forum and the 2022 ACS Spring Meeting

The application deadline for this program is December 15, 2020. You may learn more and apply here. For more information, please submit any questions to ires@acs.org.

Please note that while ACS intends to administer the 2021 ACS IRES program, the program is subject to cancellation if deemed necessary by relevant health authorities. 

SLDS Chemistry Lab Assistant Positions

Student Life Disability Services is accepting applications for Chemistry Lab Assistant positions in Spring 2021. This position provides the opportunity to assist students who have disabilities in the lab setting.

Responsibilities include:

  • scheduling meetings with students before each lab to talk about safety measures and procedures
  • performing duties in lab as described by students
  • following all department instructions on safety and dress code

To apply, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • enrolled as a student during Spring 2021
  • cumulative GPA > 3.0
  • completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A-

Appointment details are as follows:

  • $10/hour
  • variable hours

If interested, apply here. Applications for this position are due by 11:59 pm December 18th, 2020. With any further questions, please contact kraemer.30@osu.edu.

Federal Work Study Position Opening

OSU’s Enrollment Services Imaging Center is in need of Federal Work Study student assistants. These positions offer in-person work hours Monday through Friday between 9 am and 6 pm. Evening and weekend hours may be available to students after the completion of training. Students may work up to 20 hours/week during the semester and up to 28 hours/week during breaks.

If interested, you may see the position description here and find the application here.

For any further questions, please contact Kris Dalton-Young at dalton.247@osu.edu.

Graduate School Readiness & Professional Development Bootcamp

In collaboration with the Genentech Foundation, the ACS Bridge Project will hold a free, online Graduate School Readiness & Professional Development Bootcamp for underrepresented minority undergraduate students from January 8-10, 2021. A pre-workshop event will be held online in mid-November (more information about this event will be provided to selected applicants).

This workshop will help students:

  • articulate and frame strengths, motivations, experiences, and goals towards professional development
  • receive feedback on improving their personal narrative
  • outline a strategy for competitive graduate school applications
  • gain insight towards growing a professional network
  • receive educational and career coaching

The deadline to apply for this event is 5:00 pm, October 31, 2020. Space is limited to 25 selected applicants, so apply today!

For more information:

  • find out more about this event on the ACS website here
  • find out more about the ACS Bridge Project here
  • contact the ACS Bridge Project team at bridge@acs.org

Illumina Internship Opportunities

Illumina is currently hiring students from the undergraduate to the postdoc level for a variety of internship positions. Illumina offers a paid summer internship program that gives students the opportunity to:

  • gain real-world work experience
  • work on relevant projects
  • work alongside engineers, scientists, and corporate employees
  • engage in professional development, team building, and engagement opportunities

Illumina’s summer internships run for 9 weeks from June to August, 40 hours a week for paid positions. See a list of these internships here. You may also find the Bachelor/Masters internship application and the PhD/Postdoc internship application on Handshake.

Additionally, a panel of scientists at Illumina will hold a panel to discuss careers at the company THIS WEEK Thursday, October 29th at 3:00pm-3:30pm EST. You may register for that event here.

Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Spring 2021

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Spring 2021. A TA position provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge, gain teaching experience, and help students.

In order to apply, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.5
  • Enrolled during Spring 2021
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Spring 2021 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $12/hour
  • Hours: 10-12/week
  • Responsibilities: teach one 3-hour lab; grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 office hour/week; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meeting

Training will take place in early January during business hours. Please describe any potential conflicts with training on your application.

If you are interested, you may apply here.

After you submit an application, the department will contact you and ask for a schedule. This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes before the deadline, please update your schedule by November 16th, 2020. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeiting your position.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on November 1st, 2020, and schedules are due by November 16th at 11:59 pm. Hiring decisions will be made by mid-December.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.

You Belong in STEM Forum


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will hold a conversation on Zoom about the success of Black and Latinx students in STEM.

Panelists will include graduate students, post doc students, medical students, and undergraduate students. Panelists will discuss strategies to help you:

  • Ace exams
  • Gain access to research and internship opportunities
  • Network for career success
  • Build confidence

This event will take place on Wednesday November 4, 2020 5:00pm-6:30pm. If interested in attending, please register here.

For more information, please see this flyer for the event.

OSU East Asian Studies Center Fellowships

OSU’s East Asian Studies Center is currently offering several fellowships to undergraduates in STEM departments who have completed at least two years of study in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or other East Asian languages. These fellowships are offered for intensive summer language study or for an academic year of STEM and language study.

Summer fellowships are expected to offer:

  • $5,000 for tuition and fees
  • a $2,500 stipend

Academic year fellowships are expected to offer:

  • $10,000 for tuition and fees
  • a $5,000 stipend

The East Asian Studies Center is currently accepting applications for Summer 2021 and Academic Year 2021-2022. Applications are due Monday, February 1, 2021, 4:30 p.m. EST, so apply now!

For more information:

  • Check out more information on the fellowships here.
  • Find more information about the fellowship application here.
  • Contact Amy Carey, EASC senior assistant director at easc@osu.edu.

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Virtual Recruitment


University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is holding an upcoming recruitment event for students of color. Please consider attending if you are a junior, senior, post-baccalaureate, or Masters student of color interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry.

This event will cover available fellowships for underrepresented minorities, programs available to support University of Illinois students of color, and application tips. You will learn about the variety of research being done in chemistry and have the opportunity to network with current graduate students and faculty.

If you’re interested, please register here by October 25, 2020. The recruitment event will take place on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

For more information: