FREE Cookies & Coffee @ ASC Coffee Chat with Alums!!!

Join us for FREE coffee & cookies, and chat with two AMAZING Science alumni in April!

On April 4th at 12:30-1:30pm in Denney Hall, Room 352R:

Love Science, Research, & College Life? Then here is a job for you!

TJ Ronningen currently works at The Ohio State University as a Senior Researcher in the College of Engineering. TJ holds his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from OSU! In his role TJ proposes and leads research projects in the area of infrared sensors. There are many researcher roles on campus in the sciences, so if you want to learn about opportunities in your areas, then ask TJ how he got involved. Come have some FREE cookies and coffee and chat with TJ about his career!

RSVP to chat with TJ here:

On April 17th at 11:30am – 12:30pm in Denney Hall, Room 352R:

Interested in working at the OSU Wexner Medical Center?

Come chat with Aditi Bhatiya, the Assistant Director of Research at OSU Wexner Medical Center! She has an AMAZING career path to share with you. Aditi holds two BS degrees in Biology, Biotechnology; and did her Masters in Microbiology at OSU! Have some FREE cookies and coffee and ask Aditi about her career.

RSVP to chat with Aditi here:

SACNAS Event, Thursday April 11th

Join the Ohio State SACNAS Chapter and ODI on Thursday, April 11th as we host National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regional program manager, Catalina Martinez. Catalina will deliver a keynote lecture detailing her research at NOAA and scientific journey as a Latina in STEM at 11:00 am in the MBI Auditorium. Later at 4:00 pm also in the MBI Auditorium, we are also hosting a screening + discussion led by Catalina Martinez of the film “Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields” by Dr. Kendall Moore. Please RSVP for these events at

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Grad Student Judges needed!

A fascinating high school STEM competition is calling for you! Volunteer to judge at the Capstone Project event, very much like a science fair. The event will feature projects in several bioscience-focused fields. Students from member schools, Loveland High School and Eastland-Fairfield CTS, will present their amazing projects & posters on April 24th, 9am-1pm, at Southern State Community College in Washington Court House, OH (between Columbus and Cincinnati). If you’re able to contribute some of your valuable time to the students, then email David Cook at for details on how to volunteer as a judge!

Two Positions in Chemistry at the University of Mary Washington

Interested in a chemistry faculty position at UMW or know someone who might be? Spread the word!

Two Positions in Chemistry at the University of Mary Washington

(1) Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2019-20 Academic Year (full-time).

We seek an energetic person to teach in our General Chemistry sequence and our Foundations of Chemistry course as well as to assist with lab preparations in General Chemistry. The ideal candidate will have a passion for chemical education and would be able to contribute creatively to the introductory curriculum. This is a full-time position with benefits. Teaching experience is strongly preferred and candidates must have received their Ph.D. in chemistry before August 15th, 2019. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until May 24th, 2019.

(2) Adjunct Instructor for General Chemistry II, June-July Summer 2019 Term (part-time).

This is a five week position beginning June 24th to teach General Chemistry II with Lab. The course meets Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 12:30 pm, with lecture every day and lab twice a week. Teaching experience is highly preferred. Qualifications are either (a) a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field, or (b) completion of all the coursework for a Ph.D. and nearing completion of the thesis, or (c) a Masters in chemistry or a closely related field with at least 15 credits of graduate work in chemistry. Review of applications is currently ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mary Washington is is centrally located between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA and is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community.

Interested applicants should email Prof. Charles Sharpless, Chair of Chemistry at UMW ( and provide a short statement of interest, a CV, and the names of three references who can attest to the applicant’s teaching qualifications.

The Sciences Accessibility Conference

SciAccess-The Science Accessibility Conference

WHAT:  An international conference dedicated to promoting disability inclusion and diversity in science.

WHEN:  June 28 and 29, 2019.  Registrations are due April 25.  Speaker applications due March 25.

WHERE:  The Ohio State University, The Ohio Union

WHO:  A global network of educators, scientists, disability rights advocates, and people passionate about improving access to the STEAM fields.

For more information, visit 


Fulbright Canada- American Scholars Award – Applications Open


These Fulbright Awards provide approximately 50 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

  • Grant length: Applicants can propose projects for a period of 4, 9, or 12 months.
  • The dates of the awards should coincide with the academic year of the host institution.
  • Now accepting applications for awards to be taken up in the 2020-2021 Academic Year
  •  Applications accepted until September 16, 2019


Eligibility for these awards, require the candidate to meet the minimum requirements mentioned below:

  • Be U.S. citizens (Permanent residence is not sufficient).
  • Hold a PhD or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Be in compliance with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines.
  • Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residency.

Details on each award are available online in this link.

NASA Office of STEM Engagement released the NASA Fellowship Activity 2019

Call for Proposals — NASA Fellowship Activity 2019

NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSE) opened a call for graduate research proposals on March 22, 2019. The NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH19ZHA001N: NASA Fellowship Activity 2019 is seeking student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in the solicitation. The 2019 NASA Fellowship Activity is designed to support OSE objectives and provide academic institutions the ability to enhance graduate-level learning and development. The program details and requirements are outlined in the solicitation document.

To be eligible to submit a proposal, candidates must be U.S. citizens or a national who hold a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field earned before Aug. 31, 2019. Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2019, and intend to pursue a research-based Masters or Ph.D. program in a NASA-relevant field.

Proposals are due May 24, 2019.

For full program details, visit2019 NASA Fellowship Activity. An informational webinar about this fellowship will be presented on April 4, 2019 and April 18, 2019 – time to be announced. The telecom number is 1-844-467-6272, and the passcode is 549325. The information to join the meeting via the web will be posted on the solicitation webpage once the information is available.

Questions concerning these program elements may be directed to Vandhana Lal at

Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering Laboratory Supervisor Position Available

There is a Laboratory Suprvisor position available in Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at OSU.  The supervisor is responsible for maintaining environmental engineering teaching and research labs in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, including analytical instrument maintenance and calibration; responsible for teaching lab set-up and oversight of clean-up; serves as the designated safety officer; conduct safety training for undergraduate and graduate students; maintain chemical inventory and other safety program documentation; maintain and calibrate analytical equipment in teaching and research labs; train and supervise undergraduate researchers; maintain lab supply inventory, including order placement; coordinate hazardous waste management and pick-up.

For more information and to apply click here.


News from the Graduate School, March 22, 2019


Alicia L. Bertone, DVM,  PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School

Graduate Associate Stipend Increase

The stipend for the 2019-20 academic year will be $17,280 for nine-month, 50 percent GA appointments ($1,920/month). This increase was originally announced alongside last year’s GA stipend increase on April 23, 2018.

The increases help us advance Ohio State’s goal of providing nationally competitive compensation and benefits to our graduate associates while recognizing the contribution of their efforts to our teaching and research enterprise.

Read more…


APR 01 | Preparing Future Faculty
APR 12 | Final examinations and Report forms due, spring
APR 19 | Final theses and dissertations due, spring
see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars


MAR 26 | CARE Panel: Research in Humanities Crises
MAR 26 | Decision Sciences Research Forum
MAR 26 | GTA Toolkit March Breakfast: Critical Thinking
MAR 26 | Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation
MAR 26 | Qualtrics Show and Tell: Survey Email Best Practices
MAR 26 | Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online
MAR 27 | Decoding the Disciplines: Moving Novices to Experts
APR 03 | Accessibility: Common Issues and Solutions
APR 08 | Empowering Student Learning: An In-Depth Look at the Explain Everything and Notability Apps
APR 08 | Ken Campbell Lecture, A Conversation with Judy Heumann: Looking Back to Think Ahead
APR 09 | Decision Sciences Speaker: Muriel Niederle
APR 09 | Digital Humanities Showcase
APR 10 | Academic Integrity: Best Practices and Tools
APR 11 | Government & Civic Engagement Career Expo


MAY 23 | Russel Sage Foundation Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context
—— | STEAM Factory Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Program


Post-Degree and Graduate Non-Degree

Beginning autumn 2019, students who have completed their degree or are on leave of absence from a degree-granting program (and will not complete their degree) and who wish to take courses will be reactivated as Graduate Non-Degree students.

This replaces the previous category of Post-Degree students. Post-degree students were required to be reactivate under the program they previously attended, a program affiliation that often did not make academic sense and was confusing to students and staff. Programs will no longer need to approve such student’s enrollment.

The Graduate School is also expanding the transfer of Graduate Non-Degree credit hours. Students can now transfer seven hours of GNDG credit into each program they are admitted to. Previously students could transfer seven hours in total to all programs.

Contact: Samuel Jordan, Director, Registration Services


Student Campus Climate Survey

Deadline: April 12

For the fourth year, Ohio State is conducting a climate survey of all students. Faculty and staff are encouraged to be aware and supportive of students in completing the survey. Information collected will allow the university to inform and further enhance Buckeyes ACT, Ohio State’s comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct. The survey is now available and will remain open through April 12. Participation is voluntary, and once the survey is submitted, responses are completely anonymous.


15 Ohio State graduate programs ranked in top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report 2020 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools ranks 15 of Ohio State’s programs in the top 10 and three ranked best in the nation.


2019 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Announced

The 2019 cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars have been announced. The recipients were selected from a diverse and highly competitive pool of national and international applicants with wide-ranging research interests. The President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program, supported by the Office of the President, was launched in January 2018 to attract and retain highly qualified early career scholars as postdoctoral trainees who will become leaders in their fields.


Alumni Awards Nominations

Deadline: March 31

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Alumni Awards. Buckeye alumni can be nominated in eight award categories that acknowledge numerous achievement areas.



Russell Sage Foundation Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context

Deadline: May 23

The Russell Sage Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context that will support innovative research on decision making across the social sciences including scholars in psychology, political science, sociology, and other social science fields. The program has special interest in the following research areas: biases and misperceptions; motivations and incentives; habits and behavior change; affect and emotions; and networks and contexts.


STEAM Factory Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Program

Beginning April 1, the STEAM Factory is inviting applications from early career scholars for the inaugural Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research program. The program offers a two-year postdoctoral opportunity for scholars focused one of two themes: the future of mobility & smart cities, or sustainable urban systems. They are seeking applicants whose work focuses on ambitious endeavors, spans multiple disciplines, and connects with public outreach and engagement.



CARE Panel: Research in Humanitarian Crises

March 26
12–1:30 p.m.
Fawcett Center

A panel discussion on the challenges of conducting research during and after humanitarian crises. Among the questions under discussion are: how can such research avoid exploitation? What counts as good evidence of efficacy? What sort of risks can we expect research participants to sign up for? Is informed consent possible? Are there conditions under which research is not appropriate and the sole priority should be providing aid?


Ken Campbell Lecture
A Conversation with Judy Heumann:
Looking Back to Think Ahead

April 8
Blackwell Inn

Judith E. Heumann will deliver the 2019 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Advocacy, Policy and Law. The Ken Campbell Lecture is a highlight of The Ohio State University’s annual Multiple Perspectives conference. Initiated by the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues in memory of Ken’s lifetime of service and advocacy the event focuses on the impact of disability advocacy, law, and policy. This event is free and open to the public.


Decision Sciences Research Forum

March 26
3-5:30 p.m.
Psychology Building

The awardees of Decision Sciences’ Small Research Grants for Faculty and Students will present their research at the annual DSC Spring Research Forum. The event includes talks and posters from faculty and students. Appetizers will be available during the poster session.

Learn more and register


Versatile PhD

Versatile PhD is an on-line community for grad students (and others) interested in exploring non-academic careers. It offers a knowledgeable, supportive online community, regular asynchronous panel discussions with PhDs who have pursued non-academic careers, and other content that supports successful job searches.

Through the Graduate School’s subscription, all Ohio State students, faculty, staff, and alumni have access to the full resources of the Versatile PhD, and their participation is completely confidential.


Preparing Future Faculty

Deadline: April 1

Applications are now being accepted for the Preparing Future Faculty program. The Preparing Future Faculty program is a mentorship and career development program that helps graduate students from any discipline discern whether they are interested in pursuing faculty careers in liberal arts colleges or small universities. The premier feature of the program is an arranged mentorship between PFF fellows and faculty teaching in the Graduate School’s partner colleges and universities in Ohio.


Government & Civic Engagement Career Expo

April 11
4-7 p.m.
Page Hall

Graduate students and recent graduates are invited to attend the Government & Civic Engagement Career Expo on April 11. The event is open to all current Ohio State University students and recent graduates, and provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about career opportunities. Relevant Ohio State student organizations will also have tables at the event.



Decision Sciences Speaker: Muriel Niederle

April 9
3:30–5 p.m.
Psychology Building, 035

Muriel Niederle (Professor of Economics, Stanford) will deliver a talk titled, “A Gender Agenda: From the Lab to the Field to Policy.”



Enterprise Project

Ohio State is transforming we do business to improve the faculty, staff and student experience and advance operational excellence. Through the Enterprise Project, Ohio State is implementing a cloud-based system (Workday), enhancing our human resources model and harnessing university data to better support decision-making. Faculty and staff will benefit from a single place to handle most Ohio State business needs, more self-service options and an easy mobile experience. Please subscribe to the Enterprise Project Digest to receive a monthly round-up of project news and updates.


Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops

Accessibility: Common Issues and Solutions
April 3
, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Learn common accessibility issues and their solutions.

Empowering Student Learning: An In-Depth Look at the Explain Everything and Notability Apps
April 8
, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Learn about two apps that can support you and your students with note making/taking, annotation, developing presentations and videos, and more.

Academic Integrity: Best Practices and Tools
April 10
, 12–1:30 p.m.
Learn how to promote academic integrity and about Ohio-State supported eLearning tools that supplement best practices.

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning provides students with an enriched educational experience through technology-ready classrooms, centralized learning systems, innovations in technological pedagogy, and distance education opportunities

Research Commons Workshops

Qualtrics Show and Tell: Survey Email Best Practices
March 26
, 12–1 p.m.
Learn to improve the chances that your survey invitations and reminders are seen by recipients (and how to keep them out of spam folders).

Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online
March 26
, 3–4:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of making web maps with ArcGIS Online, including adding layers to a map, changing layer styles, and configuring pop-ups.

Digital Humanities Showcase
April 9
, 3:30–5 p.m.
The Digital Humanities showcase will feature “lightning talks” by humanities and arts faculty and graduate students about their research projects.

The Research Commons is a space where researchers can connect with each other and with services that support and enable their work. It offers group study room rentals, research consultations, and more.


University Institute for Teaching and Learning Workshops

GTA Toolkit March Breakfast: Critical Thinking
March 26
, 9–10:30 a.m.
Learn about stages of student learning development and skills that develop critical thinking.

Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation
March 26
, 11:30–1 p.m.
Learn how to promote intrinsic motivation in students when they seem overly focused on grades.

Decoding the Disciplines: Moving Novices to Experts
March 27
, 11:30–1 p.m.
Learn how to spot and overcome pedagogical bottlenecks in the classroom by analyzing how experts in any field think and perform.

The purpose of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning Workshops is to integrate and enhance ongoing efforts in teaching and learning at Ohio State, and to elevate discussion and the visibility and importance of such work to the institutional level.

GTA Toolkit March Breakfast: Critical Thinking – March 26th 9:00am – 10:30am

GTA Toolkit March Breakfast: Critical Thinking – March 26th 9:00am – 10:30am

Where: Brutus Buckeye Room Ohio Union

Co-Sponsor: Office of Student Life

Description: It can be frustrating when students don’t demonstrate the critical thinking you expect in class. In this session, participants will learn about stages of student learning development and skills that develop critical thinking. We’ll explore ways teachers can support and advance critical thinking in our students and begin to develop specific activities for your course.

There’s still time to register but spots are limited: We hope to see you there!