Fellowships for STEM Students from the East Asian Studies Center

Image result for osu east asian studiesOhio State’s East Asian Studies Center is currently seeking applicants for fellowships for Summer 2020 and the Academic year from Autumn 2020 to Spring 2021. These fellowships are available for full-time undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field with junior or senior standing. Applicants also must have completed two years of college-level East Asian language study and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Summer fellowships offer a 2,500 dollar stipend and up to 5,000 dollars in tuition and fee support. Academic year fellowships offer a 5,000 dollar stipend and up to 10,000 dollars in tuition and fee support. See flyer here. More detailed information is also available here.

Find out more by attending an information session at 100 Enarson Classroom Building at one of the following dates and times:
• Friday, November 15, 2019 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm
• Monday, November 18, 2019 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm
• Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 11:00am to 12:00pm
• Monday, November 25, 2019 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
• Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
• Friday, December 6, 2019 – 10:00am to 11:00am

Applications are due Monday, February 3, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

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.

Job Opportunity – General Lab Analyst

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The Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory at The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey in Columbus, Ohio is in need of a student contractor to assist with general laboratory duties and environmental sample analyses. This position will start in May/June 2019 and will be up to full-time during the summer with a potential to continue as part-time into the fall and winter. Main duties include processing environmental samples for indicator bacteria and viruses using basic filtering and plating techniques, preparing media and reagents, and general upkeep and maintenance of lab and equipment.

Students who wish to apply should have a general background knowledge in biology, environmental science, and/or microbiology. Essential skills include ability to keep accurate records, follow established protocol, and the use of common computer software. Compensation is $13.70 per hour if above criteria are met.

Interested students should contact Amie Brady, amgbrady@usgs.gov, 614-430-7760. More Information regarding the position is available.

 

Gotion-Ohio Research and Development Summer Intern

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Gotion-Ohio is a research and development center for Guoxan’s global research and development network.  Gotion-Ohio’s goal is to innovate in electric vehicle technology by accelerating electrified transportation and achieving sustainable development. Gotion-Ohio is currently seeking applicants for a paid internship program for summer 2019.  This internship position will be from May-August 2019.

Requirements:

  • at least 2 years of progress working towards a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering bachelor’s degree
  • at least Sophomore standing
  • be eligible to work in the United States without current or future visa support

 

Internship Qualifications:

  • must be able to follow procedures to prepare electrochemical test cells and perform battery testing
  • must be able to carry out routine analyses
  • must be able to have good housekeeping principles and keep an accurate record of data
  • must be able to multitask, be organized, and communicate efficiently about progress of different experiments
  • must be able to use Microsoft office
  • must have strong integrity
  • must be skilled in team work
  • must have strong work ethic
  • must be able to follow safety policies and be accountable

 

Responsibilities:

  • assemble test cells and do cell tests to monitor cell performance
  • work with hazardous material
  • analyze and process raw material
  • prepare electrolyte solutions according to requirements
  • analyze materials to confirm physical and chemical properties
  • track and maintain inventories and request replacements
  • keep laboratory and storeroom clean
  • dispose of waste and obsolete material according to rules and regulations
  • attend required training sessions
  • follow all safety procedures

 

Apply now! To apply, send an email to career@gotion.com. Put “Ohio Summer Internship” in the subject line and attach a cover letter that explains your interest in working with Gotion-Ohio as well as a resume.

Applications for this position are accepted until March 15th!

Summer Employment at The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is seeking instructors and teaching assistants for their summer programs. CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. Positions are available at residential and day sites at colleges, universities, and schools on the East and West coasts, as well as internationally in Hong Kong. A full list of site locations can be found here.

They are currently seeking individuals to work with the following Chemistry-related courses:

· The Edible World           · Crystals and Polymers

· Chemistry in Society     · Fast-Paced High School Chemistry

· Introduction to Organic Chemistry

A full list of science courses, course descriptions, and sample syllabi can be found here.

Core Dates for 2019*:

Session 1: June 20 – July 13, 2019
Session 2: July 13 – August 3, 2019

*Note: dates may vary depending on location and position. For a full list of locations and dates, please visit this link.

Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary for two sessions is $4,800 – $6,000 for instructors and $2,540 for TAs.
  • Room and board are provided at residential sites. Travel assistance is provided to Hong Kong.

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching assistant candidates are generally graduate or undergraduate students with experience tutoring or as a TA.
  • Instructor candidates generally have independent classroom teaching experience, graduate coursework, and at least a bachelor’s degree.

Instructor and Teaching Assistant position descriptions can be found here.

Apply now! Fill out an online application here.

  • Application consideration for returning candidates begins in December.
  • Application consideration for new candidates begins in late January.

Questions? Contact the Center for Talented Youth at ctysummer@jhu.edu.

Internships at the Smithsonian

Pursue an internship position at the Smithsonian! There are fall, winter/spring, and summer positions available in a variety of roles. All of the following internships are unpaid positions.

Internship Positions

Smithsonian Sleepovers 
Assist in coordinating all aspects of the Smithsonian Sleepover program such as set-up, supervising craft activities, customer service, and maintaining supplies. Sleeping over in the museum is a requirement. View position details.

 

Development

Support staff in the Development Office through creating marketing materials, drafting grants and sponsor proposals, maintaining website text, and conducting research on funding sources for Development activities. View position details.

Discovery Theater

Support the Discovery Theater staff in all aspects: house management, ticketing and group sales, administration, and production support. Positions available: DT Admin/House Management | DT Technical Intern | DT Museum Theater & Education Intern

Adult Education Programming

Assist with research, booking, budgets, logistical set-up, contract negotiation, space rental, and event implementation. Assist with staffing duties during some evening and weekend programs. View position details.

Digital Marketing

Support Marketing staff editing images and HTML to be used in e-mail marketing campaigns and on social media sites as well as using web analytics software to research results from marketing campaigns. View position details.

Film Production

Supports marketing and programming teams by filming and producing video content. Attend and videotape select programs for promotional purposes and works with program managers to put together video clips for event presentations. View position details.

Performing Arts

Assist with research, booking, budgets, logistical set-up, and marketing. Provide program support during some evening and weekend programs, including box office and house management duties. View position details.

Special Events

Assist in coordinating all aspects of the SMITHSONIAN @ 8 program such as logistical support, customer service, event implementation, marketing, and research. View position details.

Social Media

Attend events and create new content on social media applications highlighting the activities of the Smithsonian Associates and represent the Smithsonian brand. View position details.

Studio Arts Classroom Assistant

Assist in administering adult Studio Arts classes. Primary responsibility is to ensure a positive classroom experience for students/instructors. View position details.

Studio Arts

Provide program support for studio arts courses and workshops and content for the Studio Arts blog, Studio Arts landing page, and Facebook fan page. View position details.

Summer Camp

Support the Smithsonian Summer Camp team by assisting with the daily running of the 9-week camp program, supervising campers and Youth Teacher Assistants, upkeep of rosters and camper paperwork, parent communication, and supply organization and procurement.

How to Apply

Apply online through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). Please carefully review the position description(s) prior to applying.

You will need to provide the following:

·        A current resume

·        A recent writing sample

·        Learning objectives

·        Academic transcript (unofficial are acceptable)

·        Two letters of recommendation from professors, advisors, or recent employers

Candidates will likely be asked to interview, either in person or over the phone, for their desired position.

Essential Tips for the Online Application

·        Do NOT submit your application until all necessary components are uploaded (i.e. transcripts, writing sample, resume). Once submitted, you cannot upload or change anything within the application.

·        An unofficial or official transcript can be uploaded by first scanning the document and saving it as a pdf or jpeg. Please do not mail the transcript separately.

·        Make sure that you click the “send email” button for reference letters. This triggers the system to email your references with instructions for uploading the letter. Please advise your references of this in advance.

·        All necessary components of an application must be received by the deadline in order to be considered. This includes letters of recommendation.

Deadlines for Applications
Smithsonian Associates internships are highly competitive and applying early is strongly encouraged


To be considered in the first round of applications, please submit your materials by the dates below:
Fall Positions: 
July 1
Winter/Spring Positions
: October 1 
Summer Positions: 
February 1

Applications received after these dates will still be considered on an as-needed basis.

Selection Process
While we appreciate and applaud your enthusiasm and interest in serving an internship with us, please refrain from contacting us to check on the status of your application. Keep in mind that for most programs and projects, only those applicants selected will receive notification. If you haven’t heard and need answers, send us an email and we will do our best to give you an update on the status of your application.

Interns selected for appointment at the Smithsonian Institution will be required to undergo a security background investigation and fingerprinting through the Office of Protection Services before they are accepted into an internship.

 

Summer Research at MIT

The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields.

This challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science subfields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, we host presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research.

The deadline for the application is due February 15th, 2019, you can find more information here!

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.

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Program

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now accepting applications for its Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Program!

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides nuclear engineering research opportunities and associated activities for current undergraduate and graduate students.

Check out their flyer for additional information on the program, or check out their website!

Spring 2019 Application Deadline: January 6
Summer 2019 Application Deadline: February 28


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 Forensics Undergraduate Summer School Program Application Deadline Approaching

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018 at 11:59pm

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. This program will be held June 11 to July 20, 2018, at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. The program will also include a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Nuclear forensics involves examining materials recovered from radiological and nuclear events of an illicit or hostile nature in order to determine their character and origin. Nuclear forensics conclusions, combined with information from law enforcement investigation and intelligence, help identify those responsible for planned and actual attacks.

Nuclear forensics supports the U.S. Government’s commitment to identify and hold fully accountable any state or non-state actor that willfully supports, enables, or engages in hostile weapons of mass destruction, and activities that threaten the United States or our allies and partners.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline:February 28, 2018
  • Reference received deadline: March 9, 2018
  • Candidates notified of selection:March 1-30, 2018
  • Program dates:June 11 to July 20, 2018
  • Field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory:Tentative date of July 11, 2018

For more information, visit https://orise.orau.gov/nfuss/ or contact NFUSS@orau.org.

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.

OSU Undergraduate Laboratory Intern

Now Hiring! IMR’s Nanotech West Laboratory is looking to hire an intern for their undergraduate laboratory.

8-15 hours per week (additional summer hours available)

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Material processing in Class 100 cleanroom facility
  • Metrology of semiconductor materials and devices
  • Maintaining chemical and gas cylinder inventories
  • Daily and weekly equipment status checks
  • Maintaining lab cleanliness and monitoring lab users

[The Institute for Material Research (IMR) offers a free weekday shuttle between central campus and Nanotech West Laboratory located on West Campus]

Please Direct Inquiries to Pete Janney (janney.9@osu.edu)