There is a sign-up sheet for the men’s chemistry softball team in the Chemistry Office. All levels of players are welcome. Games are held once a week on weekday evenings from May 10th to the end of July.  The cost to the players is ~$30/person to cover league fees and equipment. Sign up deadline is April 17th. More information is on the sign-up sheet and for other questions email Ryan McQuade:

We are hosting the annual Health Professions Fair coming up on Tuesday, April 21st.  Admissions representatives from over 60 graduate and professional schools will be attending this event to meet OSU students.  Students from all majors, first-years through seniors, are welcome to attend this free event.  Programs represented include medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, public health, vet med, PA, PT, OT, counseling, psychology, and more.

We would appreciate if you would spread the word about the event to your students by:
1) Sending out an announcement on your listservs (see text below and attached poster)
2) Inviting sharing the event via your college or department’s Facebook

The Fair will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the MU Ballroom.  Faculty and staff are also welcome to attend.  You can visit our website to learn more and see a full list of graduate/professional schools attending the fair.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Ariella Wolf & Alex Aljets

Ariella C. Wolf, MBA/MSHA
Alexandria Aljets, M.A.
Pre-Health Professions Advisors
Health Professions Career Fair Co-Coordinators

Oregon State University
College of Science
225 Nash Hall Corvallis, OR 97331
Email:  Phone: (541)737-9868
Email:   Phone: (541) 737-5414

Interested in a Career in Health Care?
Don’t miss the Health Professions Fair on Tuesday, April 21st!

Admissions representatives from over 60 health professions schools in Oregon and across the country are attending the fair and eager to meet OSU students.  The fair will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the MU Ballroom.  Students from all majors, freshmen through seniors, are welcome at this free event.  Programs represented include medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, public health, vet med, PA, PT, OT, counseling, psychology, and more!  Learn more at:

Applications for the L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund are due Friday, April 30. The fun provides individual faculty members with grants of up to $2,200, and up to $4,400 for joint proposals in each funding cycle for professional development activities that have a clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. Applications and guidelines are available at:

The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2015 and Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2015-16. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised:  Information: Debbie Delmore at Deadline: April 13.

Name: Wei Kong

Area of Study / Position Title: Professor in Physical Chemistry

Why chemistry? (What about it initially interested you?): Not much interest in chemistry initially, particularly O chem.  Only wanted to do laser spectroscopy because of the mathematics involved.

Research focus (in non-science terms) or basic job duties? Develop a new technique to determine structures of macromolecules, and along the way, understanding fundamental properties of related physical processes.

One thing you truly love about your job? The freedom to imagine

One interesting/strange factoid about yourself. I do not like and cannot stand watching any games on baseball or golf.

Take a Bow

Originally printed in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Monday, April 6, 2015

Vincent T. Remcho, professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, was named the 2015 Oregon scientist of the year by the Oregon Academy of Science for his contributions to his field.

This award recognizes significant research contributions to the natural, physical or social sciences, notable reputation in science education and meaningful applications of science research.  Read more…

Greetings science communication enthusiasts and advocates,

You are receiving this email because you have at one point been in touch with me regarding collaborations with OMSI and/or have expressed interest in our Science Communication Fellowship program (also see attached flyer).

Application Deadline & Summer Workshop Schedule
I wanted to let you know that applications for our Summer Science Communication Fellowship cohort aredue by May 11. The workshop dates for this round are:
Workshop 1: Tuesday, June 9, 3-6pm
Workshop 2: Tuesday, July 14, 3-6pm
Workshop 3: Tuesday, August 4, 3-6pm
Workshop 4: Tuesday, August 25, 2-6pm

Application Process & Scholarship Information
We have limited scholarship funding available, and encourage those seeking funding to apply. An online application (including the scholarship application) and further information about the Fellowship program can be found on OMSI’s website at This page will be updated with application information and deadlines for future cohorts. We expect to run Fellowship cohorts 2-3 times per year.

Special Genomics Fellowship Scholarships
For this summer cohort, we will have special scholarship funding available for three PSU and OHSU genomics researchers. These Fellows will participate in special Meet a Scientist programs during Fall 2015 to celebrate the featured exhibit, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code. If you are interested in this scholarship, please indicate your request to be considered for this funding in your scholarship application.

Please feel free to send this announcement to any colleagues who may have interest in the program. We also often work with researchers to incorporate this program into broader impact plans for NSF grant proposals. If you are interested in pursuing this option, please get in touch with me directly.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this program. I am happy to chat!

Best regards,


The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) and Calapooia Brewery would like to invite you all to: Not your granny’s magnets! Radioactivity! Things that glow! Cool Chemistry from the depths of the Periodic Table. A Science Pub Presentation by May Nyman, an associate professor of chemistry at Oregon State University.

Forgotten at the bottom of the Periodic Table are the f-elements with the f-electrons. Not ‘what-the-f’; just ‘f’. Come find out why f-electrons in f-elements are so useful for your hybrid cars, wind energy, high-efficiency LED lightbulbs, catching counterfeiters, and so much more.

May is an associate professor of chemistry at Oregon State University; where she and her research group study all types of metal-oxo clusters in water. May has been in the Pacific Northwest only 2.5 years; a former desert rat, and is dealing with the rain and loving the beer just fine, thank you. In the high New Mexico desert, May worked at Sandia National Laboratories for 14.5 years; but she knows no government secrets, so don’t bother asking.

Where: Calapooia Brewery, 140 Hill St NE, Albany OR

When: April 8th, Trivia starts at 6:30 PM

Win a Prize!!! The CSMC will have prizes for the top five trivia competitors

Check here for a list of all upcoming CSMC Science Pubs:

Check here for a list of all upcoming Calapooia Brewery events:

Learn how basic research is informed by a market lens; how this approach results in science and commercialization excellence; how to incorporate industry-standard approaches to market validation into the educational process; and how you can participate in a thriving innovation ecosystem. Free. April 15 8:30 a.m.- noon. Register (live/webinar):