Undergraduate Graduation & Awards Banquet celebrates CBC Students, Award Winners, and Scholarship Recipients

The 2018 Undergraduate Graduation & Awards Banquet was home to graduating seniors, scholarship recipients, awards winners and their families.  Gathering to recognize academic excellence, CBC alumni, Dr. Marinda Wu ’71, was also in attendance to wish our graduates a bright future!

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Dr. Susan Olesik, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, began the evening by congratulating all students in attendance, honoring alumni and donors, and thanking the families of our students for supporting their pursuit of an education in the field of Chemistry or Biochemistry. Dr. Marinda Wu then spoke about her experiences as an undergraduate student at Ohio State and beyond.  She encouraged students to maintain passion and perseverance in order to be successful in future endeavors.

Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Terry Gustafson, used the remainder of the evening to recognize our and congratulate our Scholarship and Award Recipients – thanking the many alumni & donors for their contributions which gives our students optimal opportunity.

Congratulations to all of our students and good luck to our graduating seniors! May all your dreams come true!

PHOTOS from the event can be found here

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

This year, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be awarding 135 bachelor’s degrees to undergraduate students.  Of those 135 students, there are 12 who have pursued a double major or dual degree and 55 who have earned a minor in at least one other field.  CBC students are diverse in their studies and academically successful with 13 graduating summa cum laude, 23 graduating magna cum laude, and 14 graduating cum laude.

Freshman Chemistry Award: John Vu

Sophomore Organic Chemistry Award: David Wood

ACS Columbus Chapter – Junior Chemistry Achievement Award: Dennis Yang

ACS Columbus Chapter – Senior Chemistry Achievement Award: Scott Garner

Partners for Progress and Prosperity: Kristen Dammeyer

Irene Rosenfeld Scientific Achievement Award: Surabhi Tewari

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

Hypercube Scholar Award from Hypercube, Inc: Scott Garner

Undergraduate Student Teacher – Rookie of the Year Award: Brittany Shook

Distinguished Undergraduate Student Teacher Award: Jordan Fleenor

Distinguished Organic Student Teacher Award: Sydney Sillart, Sydney Mckee

Royal Society of Chemists Certificate of Excellence: Adam Weiss

ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry: Evan Lach

ACS Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry: Xin Gu

Thanks to A.J. Zanyk Photography!

Questions about photos/etc can be directed to Caitlin Golec.

Pasteur Foundation 2018 Summer Internship

For over 15 years, the Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program has provided U.S. college undergraduates, entering their Senior year, with a rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage and inspire students in the pursuit of a scientific career within the context of an international laboratory experience.

Each year, selected laboratories at the Institut Pasteur host U.S. undergraduate students.  Internships must begin on or after Monday, June 4, 2018 and conclude on Friday, July 27, 2018, for a total of ten weeks. 2018 applications must be submitted on or before Friday, January 26, 2018. 

During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris. Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible. Interns will receive $6,500 to defray travel, housing and living expenses.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended);
  • Have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences (be a rising senior);
  • Not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of the internship.
  • Knowledge of French is not necessary, but a desire to learn it is advisable. This program is open to U.S. citizens only.
  • The names of awardees will be posted on this webpage.

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

Nuclear Medicine Program

The Ohio State University Medical Center offers a Nuclear Medicine Technology Educational Program for recent graduates and soon to be graduates that are interested in studying nuclear medicine technology for a future career in this field.

Applications are accepted from January 1 to April 1. 

nuclear-medicineThe 12 month program consists of clinical and classroom education, which are both completed at the Wexner Medical Center. The program begins on the last Monday of June and ends on the third Friday of the following June. Upon completion of the program, trainees meet all requirements for board certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

More information and the application can be found on the OSU Department of Radiology’s website.

Fellowship: ENABLE STEM

 Are you wondering what to do after college? Looking for a way to impact your community or teach high school students?

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ENABLE STEM is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. ENABLE STEM is a one-year Master of Education (MEd) degree program that seeks to support and prepare high quality STEM teacher leaders for high needs classrooms in grades 7-12. This is a great opportunity for senior chemistry students who aspire to be high school teachers.
The fellowship includes:
  • $10,000 stipend provided first year in the MEd program, Plus full-tuition support
  • Additional $10,000 salary supplement paid each year for 4 years teaching in high needs school
For more information, see OSU ENABLE Flyer
Deadline: Nov. 15 2016

SURI: Virginia Tech’s Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute (MII)

This summer, Virginia Tech is offering a summer undergraduate research program in “Engineering Polymers for Performance in Emerging FEWS Technology”.

Undergraduates (juniors and seniors preferred) in a science or engineering field can apply and those selected will participate in research as well as earn $7,000 during the 11 week program. This covers living expenses and includes a stipend.

The program will take place from May 24- August 6.

Applications are available here and application review begins on February 1, 2016.  

 

Summer research is a great way to broaden your undergraduate experience. In addition to the opportunity highlighted above, summer research programs are available at institutions across the country and abroad.

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

Undergraduate STEM FLAS Fellowships

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Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year also part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) program who have completed two years of East Asian language study are welcome to apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship.

This fellowship is aimed at students who are interested in studying an East Asian language in conjunction with their chemistry or biochemistry major.

The specifics for fellowships are detailed in the application here.

There will also be information sessions throughout November, December, and January to give students a better idea about the application process and what the fellowship will entail.

The website details meeting dates and locations, where to direct questions, and more general information here.