Every year on University Day the OSU president awards the Beaver Champion to an individual (or individuals) for outstanding effort, the achievement of excellence, extra effort beyond that requested, and performance of the highest quality that has yielded university-wide impact. The president’s office invites nominations for the 2019 Beaver Champion Award, which will be awarded on Sept. 10. Please send your letter of nomination to President Edward Ray, Office of the President, 600 Kerr Administration Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331.
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:
- New York City
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Washington, DC.
Dates: All sections will be from 2019-09-16 to 2019-11-08.
Early Deadline: 2019-07-08.
Regular Deadline: 2019-07-15.
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.
Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.
Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.
The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.
The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.
Project Summary – 1 page
Following NSF instructions – Each proposal must have a summary of the proposed project not more than one page in length. The Project Summary should be:
- Written in the third person, informative to other persons working in the same or related fields, and, insofar as possible, understandable to a scientifically or technically literate lay reader. It should not be an abstract of the proposal.
The Project Summary consists of three sections:
The first sentence must identify the AISL project type: Pilots and Feasibility Studies, Research in Service to Practice, Innovations in Development, Broad Implementation, or Conferences, Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-analyses, or Conferences. For Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-analyses, indicate which kind is being proposed.
The Overview includes a description of the activity that will result if the proposal is funded and a statement of objectives and methods to be employed.
(2) Intellectual Merit: a statement on the intellectual merit of the proposed activity
The statement on intellectual merit should describe the potential of the proposed activity to advance knowledge building.
(3) Broader Impacts: a statement on the broader impacts of the proposed activity.
The statement on broader impacts should describe the potential of the proposed activity to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes.
The AISL priorities (e.g., strategic impact, knowledge building, innovation, collaboration, infrastructure and capacity building, and broadening participation) may be a part of either Intellectual Merit, Broader Impacts, or both.
Next Energy Technologies (NEXT) is looking for entry level full-time chemists to join our organic synthesis team. NEXT is a startup developing game-changing semi-transparent photovoltaic windows. Successful applicants can expect exceptional opportunities and an exciting work environment where passion, teamwork, and results are core values. Previous experience in a research lab is highly desired but not required.
|Employment Type:||Full Time
|Location:||Santa Barbara, CA
|Basic Job Functions:||Organic Chemistry
|Responsibilities:||· Execute multi-step synthesis under the supervision of senior leaders, frequently requiring the use of air-free techniques.
· Organic compound purification via column chromatography, distillation, etc.
· Characterization of intermediates and final compounds by NMR, mass spectrometry, and other techniques as required.
· Preparation and presentation of weekly reports summarizing progress and future work.
· Basic lab maintenance and upkeep.
|Minimum Requirements:||· B.S. (B.Sc.) in chemistry.
· LOVES organic chemistry.
· Strong desire to work in an innovative research setting.
· Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
· Must be comfortable working with up to 3L of organic solvent
· Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
· Must be able to follow directions closely.
· Must be able to work safely.
· Must be hands on.
· Excellent interpersonal skills.
|Salary/Benefits:||Competitive salary with strong benefits.|
To apply for this position e-mail a resume of your background and qualifications to:
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Next Energy Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. https://www.100andchange.org/. A 100&Change Organization Readiness Tool is available here: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/researchdevelopment/files/2019/06/100Change-Organization-Readiness-Tool.pdf. Questions, email email@example.com.
Some of you may have noticed that there has been a change to the blog. Don’t worry, I didn’t do this to confuse anyone. I received notice that our current theme would no longer be supported due to apparent security concerns and that if I didn’t change it, the blog would be archived. So, in order to keep your inboxes clear of at least some of the SPAM, we went ahead and made the required changes. You’ll still get your weekly email, and any other notifications you’ve signed up for, it’ll just look a little different. Sorry for the disruption in your normal.
OSU Chemistry Colleague:
Inpria has as immediate opening for a full-time staff chemist with basic experience in organic or organometallic chemistry synthesis and laboratory operations. This BS-level chemist will work within our team of synthetic organometallic chemists to execute routine syntheses and purifications and optimize reaction conditions.
As this area is outside my typical interactions within the chemistry department, I am casting a wide net which you have been caught up in. If you know of any potential candidates please put them in contact with me or direct them to our website for more information. Likewise if you believe another colleague may have better knowledge of potential candidates, please pass this information on to them.
Chemistry demos, free food, liquid nitrogen ice cream, free prizes, games, poster session, and fun for all. If you’re a current OSU student and you’ve ever taken a Chemistry class, you’re invited. Come join us, we can’t wait to see you there.
Registration for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!
This symposium, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts, provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work (including works in progress) are eligible to present. Students will be able to choose whether they would like to present a poster and/or a 3-minute lightning talk. We also invite students with artistic/creative projects and distance students to reach out so we can do our best to accommodate other presentation types.
We appreciate your help forwarding this email to students you think may be interested. The deadline for registering is August 23rd at 11:59pm and the event will be held on the morning and afternoon of Thursday, September 19th (exact time and location TBA).
Students can register at tinyurl.com/SURS2019
Please mark your calendars to join us for this exciting opportunity to celebrate our undergraduates and their hard work!
Greg Heinonen | Undergraduate Research Coordinator
Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts | Oregon State University
140 Waldo Hall | p: 541-737-4892 | firstname.lastname@example.org