Course Spotlight: CHEM 5430 – Carbohydrate Chemistry

Offered in Spring 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35am – 10:55am
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Callam
Prereqs: CHEM 2520 or 2620 or 2920

The main objective of CHEM 5430 is for students to gain a better understanding of glycol-science. Students will develop a working knowledge of the synthesis, conformation, and biological importance of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides, including nomenclature, protecting groups, glycoside synthesis, biosynthesis and biology, and NMR methods.

This course is designed to help develop scientific problem solving skills and application of organic and biochemistry to new situations.

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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.

UTC Student Research Chemist

Are you looking for a summer job? How about one in the fields of organic and inorganic synthesis!

Universal Technology Corporation is looking to hire a current student do be a research chemist over the summer at their Composites Branch within the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air base in Ohio.

Interested students should have working knowledge and hands-on experience in…

  • traditional and state-of-the-art techniques for the synthesis
  • reaction optimization
  • characterization of organic and inorganic small molecules

Qualifications include…

  • S. citizenship
  • Current student (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) in chemistry
  • Research in chemical synthesis, reaction optimization, and characterization
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Research publications in peer-reviewed journals and professional society conference presentations are a plus.
  • Team-oriented approach, but capable of independent work
  • Willingness to expand scientific knowledge base through interdisciplinary research

For more Job Responsibilities see the attached document, and to apply and get even more information, go to their website.

REU Experience: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2017

Image result for university of illinois urbana champaignGet the chance to become a member of a research group and carry out projects alongside faculty members and post doc or graduate student during this 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program. Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, opportunities are available in Chemical Biology and fields of chemistry including analytical, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, and theoretical.

The program provides a $5,000 stipend, university housing, and round trip travel costs up to eight hundred dollars.

Those looking for more information on the program can check out their Summer Research flyer and their website.

The application is available for all applicants who are planning to obtain a Bachelor of Science or Arts in chemistry or related fields between January 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.Image result for university of illinois urbana champaign campusWant to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Undergraduate Research Experience: University of North Texas

The University of North Texas is looking for applicants for their Summer 2017 NSF-REU Program.

Application Due: March 1, 2017

Interested in gaining hands-on experience in experimental and computational chemistry? Then the NSF-REU Program is for you! The University of North Texas wants students who are willing to participate in a 10-week interdisciplinary research program in the following areas:

  • Computational Chemistry
  • Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics
  • Organic Electrochemistry

And many more exciting research opportunities. In addition to research experience, NSF-REU program participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, as well as housing for the 10-week program. The application due date is March 1st, 2017, and the program begins late May/early June.

For more information visit the UNT Chemistry NSF-REU Program page.

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.3/1/2017

Organic Chemistry in the News!

Though usually covered in other disciplines, some lucky organic chemistry students learned what it was like to go viral.

 

Dr. Chris Callam, this year’s recipient of the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer, issued a challenge to the class last week: if one student could make a shot from the upper balcony of McPherson 1000 to the trashcan below, the whole class will receive full credit for their quiz. The class grew silent as they watched the ball arc well over their heads before landing squarely in the target. The video that captured this epic throw was picked up by multiple news outlets, becoming an instant internet sensation! Watch Dr. Callam and the student in an interview about the occasion below.

Dr. Callam had been using this fun challenge as an illustration of acid-base chemistry for over a decade. Surprisingly, a student in the class made the shot last year as well…but with no video evidence, Vinnie remains the sole O. Chem student this year to earn the title of “internet famous”. Congrats!

Dow AgroSciences R&D Summer Intern Program

DowAgroLabInternResearch & Development internships at Dow AgroSciences are available in chemistry, biology, and computer science related disciplines, including, but not limited to, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, plant breeding, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, engineering (chemical, biological, material, or optical) and informatics (bio and chem).  The laboratory-based Research and Development internships are located at our global headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.  This is a paid internship; salaries are determined by the student’s year in school.  Subsidized housing is available for qualified students.  Eligible students will be pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree from a U.S. based college or university with proper U.S. work authorization, or the ability to obtain work authorization through their university. Interested students should apply at on the DowAgroSciences website.

Applications will be accepted between August 15 and November 1, 2016 for the 2017 Program

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

ACS Publications: Marketing Manager Needed

The American Chemical Society is looking for a Journal Marketing Manager for their organic and med portfolio.ACS

The Marketing Manager is responsible for planning and administration of marketing campaigns for a portfolio of journals. They also engage the scientific community to drive inbound manuscript submissions in terms of quality and quantity, as well as helping to drive readership.

Potential journals under management include, but are not limited to:

  • Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Letters
  • Organometallics

Applicants should be chemistry or biochemistry graduates and have business experience and good communication skills.

Interested candidates can get more information about the position and apply online.