Undergraduate Research Assistant Position

Are you interested in improving student success in STEM?

As a research assistant, you will have an opportunity to:

  • interview and survey students of color in chemistry
  • examine their experiences at Ohio State
  • develop research reports to share with the OSU community
  • present findings at local conferences

This is an exciting opportunity to engage in research and promote change at Ohio State! There are two positions available. The time commitment is 10 hrs/week and the salary is $13/hr.

If you are interested in working on this research, contact Dr. Jennifer Collins at collins.1711@osu.edu or 614-292-6512.

Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference

A student organization at Virginia Tech is hosting a national research conference this spring! This conference is open to students of all STEM backgrounds who want to present their research, learn about STEM opportunities, and leave inspired and ready to change the world! The event will include panel sessions, student oral and poster presentations, and catered meals. You can also expect phenomenal keynote speakers such as Kate Biberdorf, Ph.D. (as seen on Stephen Colbert), Daniel Andruczyk, and John S. Iiames, Ph.D.

The conference is a two day event from March 23-24th at Virginia Tech. The deadline to apply has been extended to January 22nd, so don’t wait! For more information please visit the MAURC website.

Volunteer with Scientific Thinkers

Interested in helping elementary students gain a better understanding of science? Scientific Thinkers is a student organization dedicated to providing hands-on science experience to underrepresented young students.

As a member and volunteer, you will be able to:

  • Teach and mentor students.
  • Make a positive impact on the Columbus community by sharing your knowledge and passion for science.
  • Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of the STEM field.

Volunteer visits are available on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30pm. Carpooling is available to and from the elementary school.

If you are interested in learning more about Scientific Thinkers please visit their website. To become a member sign up for a mandatory orientation Tuesday, January 15th at 1:00pm.

Esteem Graduate Program

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The ESTEEM Graduate Program is an 11-month master of science degree program at the University of Notre Dame that equips students from technical backgrounds with the skills and experience to launch new businesses. Over the course of a year, students are immersed in an entrepreneurial sandbox, where they get their hands dirty with innovation and launching new ventures through a cutting-edge curriculum, a capstone commercialization thesis for an emerging technology, and outstanding out-of-the-classroom experiences.

The Esteem Graduate Program offers an 86% placement rate at graduation and an average scholarship amount of 22.7 thousand dollars.

More information can be found on their brochure.

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National Science Foundation Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Michigan State University will host a 10-week NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in computational and data science beginning May 21-July 27, 2018.

Projects provided through iCER ACRES: Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students (ACRES) focus on the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, and software for applications in multiple research areas that require high-performance computing resources.

Research areas include: computational chemistry, biology, biomechanics, physics, astrophysics, mathematics, machine learning, materials science, earth science (seismology) and neuroscience.

Who should apply: Undergraduate US citizens or permanent residents from a wide variety of fields, including STEM disciplines are invited to apply. Women and other underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications are now open! For more information check out this flyer and to apply visit: http://icer-acres.msu.edu.

 

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

Civil Rights Transportation Scholarships Application Deadline Approaching!

 

In celebration of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s 2nd Annual Civil Rights Transportation Symposium,  three (3) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to (3) individual students currently enrolled in a post high school education focusing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) related fields. The Civil Rights Transportation Symposium Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of individuals in the management and operation ranks of the engineering and transportation industry. Students will be selected by submitting an essay describing how the Civil Rights Act has impacted the transportation industry and the role it will play in the future along with application and supplemental documentation.

Students must meet Scholarship eligibility requirements to be considered. Employees and their immediate family members of the Ohio Dept. of Transportation are not eligible for participation. Interested students can find more information in this document Civil Rights Scholarship Guidelines and apply with this  application Civil Rights Symposium Scholarship Application 2018. For any questions you may have, please contact Maria Davilla  at Maria.Davila@dot.ohio.gov. The Scholarship awards will be presented April 11th, 2018.

The Deadline for this scholarship is 11:59pm on February 16, 2018.

 

University of Pittsburgh Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF Pitt 2018).  Summer research opportunities are available for up to five female and/or minority undergraduate students in the STEM disciplines who are expecting to graduate in 2019.  Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $371 per week for 10 weeks of summer research starting on May 27th and running until August 4th.  Students will also be provided free housing on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Interested students are encouraged to apply on line at http://tinyurl.com/PittChemSURF.  Applicants are required to send their cover letter, official or unofficial transcript, and a prioritized list of four Chemistry Department research groups in which they are interested.  Two letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Debbie Hunt (debhunt@pitt.edu). Review of applications for these positions will begin on February 1st.

For more information, see this flyer Surf flyer 2018-2azuzeg

 

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

US Army Institute of Surgical Research 2017 Summer Program

This is a fully paid internship in Maryland for the US Army.  It is an excellent opportunity to get paid to work in STEM.

 

The US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is seeking applications for summer internship
appointments for undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities to conduct research at the USAISR.

The intent of the undergraduate student internship is to provide an opportunity for students interested in science, engineering or medical career fields to participate in research directed at improving the care of injured military service members and society at large.  This mentored research experience will expose interns to ongoing efforts in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at the nation’s premier military trauma research institute.  Selected candidates will be compensated $2,750.00 per month, based upon full-time participation. usaisr_logo

Applications are online through the USAISR Maryland website, as well as more information on the program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Undergraduate Students who completed the first year requirements or above
  • Overall GPA of 3.5+.
  • Degree discipline must be in STEM or related.

This is a valuable opportunity for students who aspire to a medical profession.  Undergraduates rarely get fully funded internship opportunities!!

Washington University Research

Are you looking for summer research or post-baccalaureate research opportunities? There are several programs at Washington University that may interest you!
 
OGR  The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for the Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) program (genome.wustl.edu). The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue PhD’s in genomics and related fields. There are two OGR mentored research programs: Undergraduate Scholars, a 10 – week summer program and Extensive Study, a one-year post-baccalaureate program that includes research and enrichment activities such as GRE and graduate school preparation.
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SPORE The SPORE in Leukemia program offers a one-year post-baccalaureate  program for students interested in medical research. The goal of this program is to provide post-baccalaureate trainees  from underrepresented backgrounds with an intensive 1-year exposure to leukemia-related research.  The trainees will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by a top leukemia researcher.
 
Program features: Both programs include mentored research with premier investigators in genomics, genetics, cancer biology and other disciplines. Program benefits: competitive stipend/salary, travel to St. Louis and housing (summer program only).
 
Please see attached flyers (linked to titles above) for more information about the programs and how to apply. 
 Deadlines and Program Dates:
 
OGR Programs
OGR Undergraduate Scholars (Summer program):
Deadline – February 10, 2017
Program Dates -­ May 31, 2017 ­ August 2, 2017
 
OGR Extensive Study (Post-baccalaureate program):
Deadline – May 12, 2017
Program Dates -­ August 8, 2017 ­ June 30, 2018
 
Program Contact for OGR:
Cherilynn R. Shadding, Ph.D.
314-286-1897
 
SPORE in Leukemia Program:
Deadline – February 1, 2017
Program Dates – July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Program Contact for SPORE grant:
Amy Abrams
314-747-2274
Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Cavestro LLC Summer Internship

Covestro is a producer of high-performance plastics and advanced polymers and the company is currently looking for candidates for 2017 summer internships.

The  internship will involve working with one of the following: Polyurethanes (PUR), Polycarbonates (PCS), Coating, Adhesive and Specialty Raw Materials (CAS), Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) or Regional Technical Services (RTS).

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Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a Bachelor Degree program with a major and/or focus in one of the following majors: Chemistry, Polymer Science, Plastics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or related STEM degrees
  • Completion of Freshman year
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: an ability to interact with and establish good working relationships with diverse individuals
  • Project coordination with the ability to be proactive and identify creative, effective technical solutions
  • Demonstrated PC skills and ability to work within Microsoft Office Programs
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to be placed in any of the aforementioned internship opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

The internship opportunities at Covestro may lead into reoccurring internship opportunities and/or full time job opportunities based on evaluation and performance.

When: May 22, 2017 and last approximately 12 weeks

Location: North American Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA

Apply online through the link at the beginning of this post!