Congratulations to our Fall 2022 Honor Roll students! Keep up the great work!

Trinity Baumgartner
Carley Beeman
Audrey Biggerstaff
Alejandro Bobenrieth
Aidan Brankovic
Katrina Brown
Regan Campbell
Madeline Coe
Prongbaramee Colling
Tyler Doyle
Alden Dupras
Seamus Fitzgerald
Madison Flanders
Emily Frechette
Audrey Garrison
May Gratton
Matthew Gray
Christina-Ann Groening
Karina Hernandez
Ivan Hickman
Lucy Jaeger
Mitchell Kenny
Skylar Kim
Seiji Koenigsberg
Seohyun Lee
Phoebe Lee
Taylor Linsday
James Lovdokken
Eric Ly
Stormy Macomb
Milo Muniz
Molly Murphy
Isabella Nelson
Mckenna Neubert
Matthew Nguyen
Andres Nicacio
Damara Ortiz Ojeda
Jacob Pankratz
Evan Park
Jack Richardson
Casey Rummelhart
Adam Shoff
Quinn Smith
Kayla Stanley
Jonathan Tence
Rebeca Tran
Jackson White
Taryn Willman
Nigel Yarnall-Benson

ECOS site:

Projects proposed to this solicitation must be directed by a team of at least two Senior Personnel with complementary expertise. The proposed research must involve a collaborative and iterative ‘closed-loop’ process wherein theory guides computational simulation, computational simulation guides experiments, and experimental observation further guides theory. The integrated research activities could involve some combination of: 

  • Strategies to advance fundamental knowledge related to materials design and manufacturability through testing methodology, which may include novel synthetic approaches, innovative processing, or advanced characterization techniques.
    Theory, computation/simulation, and modeling that leverage machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, or sparse approximation to predict behavior or assist in simplifying the analysis of multidimensional input data. 
  • Automated, high-throughput, and/or autonomous experimentation, including cyber-physical systems, that streamline and optimize the search of a materials space.
  • Validation through synthesis, growth, processing, characterization, and/or device demonstration.

Taylor Linsday grew up in a small town bordering the northwest corner of Albuquerque called Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She chose OSU at first because she was initially drawn to major in Earth Sciences with an Ocean Science option, but quickly changed to chemistry in order to challenge herself and get a broader degree.

Taylor got into research with the help of one of her experimental chemistry professors, who put her in contact with researchers after she mentioned her love of mathematics one day in class. Now, Taylor works in Dr. May Nyman’s group as an undergraduate involved in their carbon capture project. Currently she assists in the synthesis of several tetraperoxo structures so their carbon capture abilities can be characterized.

Outside of academic pursuits, she enjoys swimming, rock climbing, and playing the flute (or a member of its family) in band ensembles. Taylor is a part of OSU’s Spirit and Sound marching band in the fall and during the offseason plays in the basketball and campus bands.

Her favorite book is either The Outsiders or The Lost City of the Monkey God. Some of her all-time favorite foods include sopapillas, green chile, tamales, enchiladas, or any Mexican cuisine.

Looking to the future, Taylor plans on attending grad school here in Oregon but is still figuring out what she wants to focus on studying in that time.

We’re so proud of Taylor and everything she’s accomplished while at OSU, and we can’t wait to see what she does in the future.

Jacob Lessard grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon and attended Grants Pass High School. He has always had an interest in how life works at the molecular level and appreciates how chemistry allows him to investigate both material and biological sciences.

Growing up in Oregon, OSU stood out to Jacob due to its reputation for science education and the abundant research opportunities available. After taking an integrated lab course taught by Dr. Kyriakos Stylianou (CH 462), Jacob felt inspired to reach out and show interest in this professor’s research, particularly the use of metal organic frameworks as catalysts for the synthesis of organic molecules. Since then, he’s been performing research under Dr. Stylianou in the Materials and Discovery lab, focusing on studying metal organic frameworks as photocatalysts for the synthesis of deuterated drug molecules.

Outside of school, Jacob enjoys watching sports, hiking, camping, cooking, and traveling. His favorite book is Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, and his favorite food is jambalaya.

After graduation, Jacob plans on attending graduate school and continuing his focus on materials chemistry and catalysis.

We couldn’t be more proud of Jacob, and wish him all the success in his current and future research and education.

Each year the OSU Women’s Giving Circle funds vital and innovative grants for university programs. Last year, the Women’s Giving Circle awarded more than $70,000 to 11 OSU programs. If you have an idea for a funding opportunity to enhance the OSU undergraduate student experience and improve student retention and the determination to directly impact as many OSU students as possible, consider applying for an OSU Women’s Giving Circle grant by Jan. 9. For more information, visit the Women’s Giving Circle proposal site or contact Sara Dier.

The grant provides funding to adopt, adapt or author an open educational resource, such as a textbook. An open textbook is one that is published under an open copyright license and is made freely available online for students, faculty and the public. All funding is a department-to-department transfer. Please talk to your department head about how this applies to the grant. Questions? Contact OERU Director Stefanie Buck

I would like to inform your constituents about an exciting ten-week summer internship opportunity in the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California. I have attached a flyer for your review and copied the job listing below — please forward / use in any ways that would best get the word out, including even posting hard copies on building bulletin boards in your area!

Our internship program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. 

UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

More information can be found on our website, where applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 13, 2023. If you have any questions please contact me.

Warm regards,

Eva Friedlander | Summer Internship Coordinator | Marine Physical Laboratory | UC San Diego Scripps Institution Of Oceanography | MC 0213 |


Applications will only be considered when submitted via

Organization: University of California San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory

Call for Summer Interns
Are you considering applying to grad school and interested in oceanography as a career path?  Contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2023 MPL Summer Internship Program.
Undergraduate college students majoring in oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.

UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

* Currently enrolled as 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate — and not in your senior year — at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at MPL

* A U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident 

* Considering a career in scientific research
* Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, California, in June 2023.

* At least 18 years of age as of the internship start date

* Available to work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $16.30 per hour, and including a $6,000 (taxable) stipend to defray the cost of lodging, meals, transportation, etc., 

* Not a former MPL summer intern

* OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and surf


* Visit to complete the application online.

* Applications will be accepted online through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 13, 2023.

* Applications are not reviewed until after the application due date.

* Applicants may be notified by email as early as February 2023.  

* All applicants will have been notified by email by the end of April. 

The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Originally established as a Navy-orientated research laboratory in 1946, MPL has maintained a strong multidisciplinary research program consisting entirely of sponsored projects, with a large sponsorship from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Research Topics:

Acoustics and Infrasound
Applied Ocean Sciences
Autonomous Ocean Platforms and Global Observing Systems
Coastal Oceanography
Internal Waves and Ocean Mixing
Marine Mammal Biology
Nonlinear and Surface Waves
Ocean Acoustics
Ocean Instrumentation and Technology
Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions
Physical Oceanography
Population and Community Ecology
Upper Ocean and Submesoscale Processes

Research Highlights:

Air-Sea Interaction Research
Coastal Observatory Development
Observations of Waves and Currents Nearshore
Optical and Ancillary Measurements at High Latitudes in Support of the MODIS Ocean Validation Program
Reference Materials for Oceanic Carbon Dioxide Measurements
Time Reversal Mirror in the Ocean
Whale Acoustics

Whole Sky Imager  

MPL Summer Internship Program:

Marine Physical Laboratory:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography:

University of California, San Diego:


Lehman College of the City University of New York ( seeks your help in identifying candidates for an Assistant Professor – tenure track, to begin Fall 2023.  This position is part of an expansion in the sciences and especially chemistry at Lehman College. 

This position is tenure-track in Environmental / Analytical Chemistry.  This position includes both a teaching and a research mission, and faculty in this position will be able to mentor doctoral students through the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.   

Details on the position can be found here:

Review of applications begins January 2, 2023 and will continue until filled. 

The Department of Chemistry at Lehman College prides itself on as a part of Lehman mission and its ability to maintain a balance between its fundamental research mission and its commitment to innovative undergraduate and graduate education.  All faculty maintain vigorous, externally-funded research programs as well as serving as teachers and mentors.    

I hope you will help us identify strong candidates as we seek to expand our efforts.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. 



Professor Andrei Jitianu – PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Chair
Chair of the Inorganic Subdiscipline at CUNY Graduate School  
Lehman College,
City University of New York,
Department of Chemistry, 103 Davis Hall,
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West,
Bronx, New York 10468,
Tel: 718-960-6770
Fax: 718-960-8750

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” Robin Williams

The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is a group of OSU alumni and friends who pool their gifts to create a fund to support Oregon State University programs. Since 2003, they have supported the university with 178 awards totaling over a million dollars. They are seeking applications for programs and projects which enhance the OSU undergraduate student experience and improve student retention. The average grant amount is $5,000-$10,000. 

Applications may be submitted from any organization, college, department, center, or campus that are relevant to Oregon State University including the OSU Cascades Campus, 4-H, and Extension. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, January 9, 2023 at 9 a.m. Applications, additional criteria, and further information can be found at or by contacting the Women’s Giving Circle staff liaison, Sara Dier.

Perfect opportunity for a Retiree! Oregon State University is looking for a part-time (6 hours a week) person who would be considered as Electrical/Electronic Development Engineer which provides support in maintenance, repair, materials, and calibration of scientific instruments in the instructional and research laboratories for Oregon State University, Chemistry Department and other departments within the University. One year of experience designing, fabricating, testing, modifying, and maintaining new, experimental electronic equipment, instruments, and systems in an instrument laboratory; OR a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or equivalent field. Pay $24.83 – $38.00 per hour Depending on experience.

To review posting and apply, go to  Closing Date: December 31, 2022

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.