2nd Annual FOCUS Research Symposium

The 2nd Annual FOCUS (Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists) Research Symposium will be held virtually on Friday, April 2, 2021. 

The event will host two speakers, Prof. Jen Heemstra from Emory University and Prof. Malika Jeffries-EL from Boston University.

There will also be two opportunities for students to present their research. During the symposium there will be a poster session and three 15-minute oral talks. These events are open to ANY undergraduate student or graduate student to present their research. Abstracts can be submitted through this link. This is a great opportunity to present your research to the department, even for students in early in their career.

RSVP and questions for the Professional Development Panel can be submitted here.

Become a 2021-2022 ACS Bridge Fellow

The Ohio State University is proud to be an American Chemical Society Bridge Site! The American Chemical Society is accepting applications for 2021-2022 ACS Bridge Fellows.

The ACS Bridge Program (ACS-BP) was developed to increase the number of students from underrepresented (UR) racial and ethnic groups obtaining a Ph.D. in the chemical sciences. ACS-BP assists UR students with getting into and succeeding in graduate school.

As an ACS Bridge Fellow, students enroll in a one- to two-year Bridge Experience that provides research experience, advanced coursework, mentoring, and coaching to prepare a graduate school application.

Students who have not applied to graduate school, or who have applied but were not accepted, may be offered:

  • A free common application that will be shared with participating departments
  • Resources to strengthen applications
  • Connections to faculty and mentors
  • Networking opportunities with other ACS-BP students

Please visit the ACS Bridge Program – Fellows page to determine eligibility and apply.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.

Have questions about this program? Contact the ACS Bridge Program at Bridge@ACS.org.

Student Experience and Engagement Delegates (SEEDs) Program

You can help drive change, share your feedback and ideas as we create an extraordinary experience at Ohio State by applying for the Student Experience and Engagement Delegates (SEEDs) program.

Led by Dr. Melissa Shivers, Senior Vice President for Student Life, the program serves as a way for the university to gather feedback and ideas from as many students as possible. All undergraduate, graduate and professional students from any campus are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted Sunday, February 21 – Sunday, March 21.

Selected SEEDs members will commit to:

  • Attending monthly meetings with Melissa Shivers, Student Life leaders, student government leaders, university guests and other students
  • Providing feedback about a variety of topics including, but not limited to, campus policies, climate, engagement, barriers and support that is crucial to student success
  • Offering solution-oriented ideas that will advance the Ohio State student experience
  • Engaging as an active participant in special events, initiatives and potential recruitment of prospective students

Learn more and apply by March 21.

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

The annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is an opportunity for undergraduate students in all disciplines to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities to the OSU community and beyond.

The 26th Annual Denman Forum will take place the week of April 5-8, 2021 and will be held virtually.

Applications are due March 5, 2021. Apply here.

More information about the forum is available through the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry.

ASC Diversity Mini Case Study Competition

The Career Success Diversity Mini Case Study Competition is an event that brings together teams of top-level, diverse talent from the College of Arts and Sciences to utilize their skills to conduct strategic analysis and offer solutions to a diversity-focused organizational problem.

Participants will be provided one week to review the case, develop innovative solutions to the problem, and create a PowerPoint presentation. The teams will present their solutions via PowerPoint on the day of the competition (February 27th). Presentations are analyzed and evaluated by a panel of judges on the overall quality, effectiveness, and feasibility of the case presentation.

All ASC majors are welcomed to participate! You can learn more by watching this recording of an info session, viewing the instructions, or checking out the event on Handshake.

The deadline to register is February 14.

Spring 2021 Readiness Competencies Certificate

Employers are looking for ASC students to be “career ready,” which means that they are looking to recruit and hire students who can articulate their skills, talents, interests, and strengths. Are you interested in developing a new skill or receiving a professional certification? Career Success is excited to announce the Spring 2021 Readiness Competencies Certificate, designed to develop your professional skills!

ASC Career Success has partnered with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers and Kolena Exchange to offer students free professional certifications for the following hard and soft skills:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Teamwork and Team Building
  • Business Writing
  • Communication Strategies
  • Presentation Skills
  • Civility in the Workplace
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Delivering Constructive Criticism

These courses are flexible. The average completion time is 6-8 hours. You will receive a formal certification after one live, day-long class or through self-guided modules, depending on the course you select.

Submit a registration application here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ksKqCJyDNrRftb

The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, February 21st at 12am midnight. Applicants will be reviewed, considered, and granted a communication on the status of their application during the week of February 22nd.

For questions about the registration process, please contact Sarah Bach (bach.81s@osu.edu).

Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) – Deadline Extended

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities.

The application deadline for Summer 2021 has been extended to February 12, 2021. That is a tight turn around to complete the application checklist, so don’t delay if you want to apply. You can learn more and find the application resources on the CAF website.

OAWWA Young Professionals eHappy Hour

RSVP for an eHappy Hour hosted by Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA) Young Professionals on Friday, February 26th at 5:30PM. Zoom meeting info will be emailed before the event.

  • Meet others in water and wastewater in a relaxed, low-key environment.
  • Form relationships that will last throughout your career.
  • See how many item you can find from a scavenger hunt list.
  • Bring something to show and tell; it could be something big or small. It could be your favorite beverage, a hobby you picked up recently, your pet, etc.

RSVP for the eHappy Hour here.

Interested in joining OAWWA Young Professionals? Submit this form to receive emails about upcoming events,.

ACS Bridge Career/Professional Development Awards

Deadline Approaching: December 31, 2020

 

The ACS Bridge Project is pleased to announce an underrepresented minority (URM) student award to defray the registration costs to the any career and professional development event of your choice effective this year only.

The award is open to undergraduate students interested in the chemical sciences and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Namely, underrepresented minorities include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

The goal of this professional development award is to increase the number of URM students that gain access to doctoral programs in the chemical sciences. The professional development award will defray the cost of any online workshops, courses, virtual conferences, and/or events that will assist URM students gain access to doctoral programs in the chemical sciences. Each award will be for up to $1000 of eligible expenses based on the review of materials.

Learn more and apply.

American Chemical Society FREE Membership Offer

The American Chemical Society is offering eligible qualified graduates a FREE, three-year membership in ACS, so the organization can help them establish, maintain, and advance their future careers.

Students who graduated this fall with an ACS-Certified Chemistry Degree can enjoy full membership in the society at no cost for three years. Benefits include registration discounts to ACS meetings (virtual and live), ACS Career Navigator™ to help with resume writing and job interviews, and free, daily ACS Webinars® on today’s chemistry topics with access to the organization’s entire archive of 200+ recordings.

Learn more: Offer Flyer and ACS Membership Benefits

Offer expires December 31, 2020.