The Office of URSA is excited to announce that registration for OSU’s 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS) is now open! The virtual event will take place September 14th and 15thPlease help us to increase participation by forwarding this message to your colleagues and students! 

  • The deadline for students to register to present at SURS is August 10th at 11:59 PM. They can apply here.
  • OSU community members can RSVP here to attend SURS 2020 on September 14th and 15th

Event Details:

SURS is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Undergraduates from all academic disciplines, in all years of study, and all stages of research or creative work are invited to present. SURS will take the form of a virtual symposium this year. 

Each presenter will record a 3-minute lightning talk about their work and post it on a central Canvas page where the symposium will be hosted. The Canvas page will be distributed to OSU community members who will be able to view presenters’ recordings, ask questions, and engage in dialogue via the Canvas discussion board function. In addition, several students will be selected to give live, 10-minute plenary talks via Zoom during the course of the event. More details can be found here

We appreciate your help forwarding this email to others. Please mark your calendars to join us for this exciting opportunity to support the amazing undergraduate researchers at OSU!

I am pleased to inform you that the 2020 Team USA for the International Chemistry Olympiad has been selected!  Team USA will be participating in the virtual International Chemistry Olympiad competition on July 25th. 

The 2020 team members are:

  • Anugrah Chemparathy, Dougherty Valley High School, CA, California Local Section
  • Alex Li, Lexington High School, MA, Northeastern Local Section
  • Ananthan Sadagopan, Westborough High School, MA, Central Massachusetts Local Section
  • Alec Zhu, Lexington High School, MA, Northeastern Local Section

The alternates are:

  • Nicholas Tsao, St. Mark’s School of Texas, TX, Dallas Fort Worth Local Section
  • Michael Han, Dougherty Valley High School, CA, California Local Section

Thank you for your dedication to the USNCO program.

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $300 and are paid by reimbursement. Applications are due Friday, July 31, with notification by Aug. 12. Visit for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Joy Jorgensen at

All nomination materials for the below awards must be submitted electronically no later than June 10 to

Contact with questions.