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.

Undergraduate Research Scholarship and International Research Grant

Applications are now open for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the International Research Grant. These scholarships will award funds of 500-6,000 dollars. The awards are to be used to meet tuition costs, but remaining balances will be issued to the recipients. You do not need to be a member of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program to apply for these scholarships. However, special consideration will be given to applicants who have research distinction or honors research distinction.

Applications are due September 16, so apply now! You can find the applications here.

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!

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.

Summer Job Opportunity

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has an immediate need for an undergraduate student to assist in a project directed towards the polymer modification and synthesis of bio-sensing materials for biomedical applications.

Some experience with organic chemistry is preferred along with an availability of about 20 hours per week.

If interested, please contact Professor John Lannutti at Lannutti.1@osu.edu.

CHOPs: Graduate Program Early Preview Weekend

 

The University of Wisconsin’s Department of Chemistry will be hosting CHOPs (CHemistry OPportunities) from September 12-15, 2019.  This weekend is dedicated to providing a preview of the university’s graduate program. CHOPs is an all-expense paid trip tailored to give potential graduate students an opportunity to visit the university before they apply to graduate school. Activities at CHOPs will include tours, interaction with alumni and graduate students, individual meetings with faculty, research presented by graduate students and faculty, and presentations about life in graduate school and applying to graduate school. This weekend may benefit you even if you are not planning on applying to The University of Wisconsin.

Learn more about CHOPs here.

Apply for CHOPs here before May 18, 2019.

American Chemical Society Looking for Part-Time Information Specialist

The American Chemical Society’s division, the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), is currently taking applications for a part-time information specialist. This position, located here in Columbus, OH, will require accepted applicants to build databases in order to support chemical literature curation into CAS products.

CAS is looking for either students with a sophomore standing or above majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering, or a recent graduate with a related degree. Applicants should have completed at least one course of Organic Chemistry coursework, and be able to work part-time for 12-18 months.

More information about the position, as well as the application, can be found here.

Any additional questions about the position may be directed to Jen Schule, Senior Recruiter at CAS.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Chemistry M.S.

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If you are a graduating senior with a B.S. in chemistry or biochemistry and aren’t yet committed to a graduate program, consider applying to Texas A&M Commerce’s chemistry M.S. program. If you are interested in chemical or biochemical research, you are especially encouraged to apply! Texas A&M offers 3 chemical M.S. degrees: the Professional Chemistry Track, the Professional Chemical Business Track, and the Professional Chemical Education Track. Apply here. For additional application information, you may contact Graduate Advisor Dr. Laurence Angel at Laurence.Angel@tamuc.edu or Department Head Dr. T. West at Thomas.West@tamuc.edu.

Volunteer at OSUCCC- The James

Application due: March 22nd! Apply now!

The James Cancer Hospital is currently accepting student volunteer applications for the 2019 summer semester! Interview invitations will be sent shortly after the application window closes, in which students will need to provide a letter of recommendation and a copy of their resume. Interviews will be held on April 12th, 2019. Students must be available from May 8th, 2019 to July 26th, 2019 and will volunteer regularly each week, most shifts being 2 hours in length.

Volunteer assignments are base on availability and include:

  • Way finding/escorting
  • Surgery family waiting area
  • Emergency Department
  • Patient care floors
  • Outpatient oncology clinics

For more information on the volunteering position, check The James Cancer Hospital website. The application can be found here

Applications are due March 22nd.