Earlier this month, the OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program team announced our newest program called Moxie: Empowering Women Innovators. Moxie is a dynamic 15-month program designed to support OSU faculty and researchers (including post-docs and graduate students). Selected participants will receive funding totaling $4,000 throughout the program, be paired with a dedicated innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) mentor, and have support through the crucial early stages of building your innovation concept.


We’re looking for candidates who may be on the fence about participating in OSU innovation activities, but have research/projects that are (almost) ready for the next steps. This program is open to faculty, researchers, and graduate students. Ideally, our candidates will not have already participated in OSU Advantage Accelerator programming (such as the Accelerate program).


Moxie’s first cohort will begin in early October of Fall 2023 with weekly in-person sessions on Fridays 10-11am on the OSU campus. The cohort will only meet weekly for the fall term. The rest of the program is asynchronous. Check out our website for more details.

Next Steps

Moxie applications are open until June 30th and interested participants can sign-up for a virtual information session on June 7th from 2 – 3pm


You can still help us empower women* innovators even if this program isn’t the right fit for you! We’re inviting you to forward this email to any OSU faculty member or researcher who may be a good fit for our first Moxie cohort, or you can send us their name and we’ll happily reach out. 

Thank you for helping us reach OSU’s future innovators!

Melissa and Molly

Innovation Impact Catalysts

Oregon State University | Advantage Innovation Impact Program

*Moxie is a program for everyone regardless of their gender identity or expression. Everyone who identifies as a woman, as well as those who support and fight for the rights of women, are encouraged to participate in this program. 

RenuMAT (Renewable Upcycling, Materials and Asphalt Technologies) Team
Our team is comprised of creative, highly-skilled innovators who are engaged in research and technology development. This position is for a senior team member who will be involved with chemically upcycling wastes or undervalued feedstocks to produce new sustainable materials for the asphalt industry.
The focus of the Lead Scientist will include:
 Generating new ideas and collaborating with the research team to expand research capabilities
 Investigating new approaches for chemically upcycling wastes or undervalued feedstocks
 Propose creative low-cost chemistries, experimental design and implementation
 Chemical characterization of products through multiple methods, reaction mechanism investigations, and materials balance determination to help guide techno economic analysis and environmental impacts
 Review literature, write reports, assisting in writing proposals, and authoring peer-reviewed publications (when appropriate)
 Organizing and directing project activities and coordinating the efforts of a project team
 Supervising, interpreting and reviewing the applicability and accuracy of data and providing feedback to clients and project staff
 Planning, designing, coordinating, and controlling the progress of project work and communicating the progress to clients and senior management
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry, or closely related field, with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry or polymer chemistry. Experience in petroleum, coal, biomass, green chemistry, thermochemical/chemical conversion (liquefaction or extraction), asphalt or with producing asphalt products (or asphalt formation) is desirable.
Individuals will thrive in this position if they have a passion for innovation and problem solving, a desire to engage in a team-oriented culture, are detail-oriented, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Team members who excel in this position will have opportunities for future growth.
Starting Salary Range: $85,000 to $90,000 per year
We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including generous paid time off, flexible schedules, and tuition waivers for one free class at the University of Wyoming each semester. Our package includes a retirement plan (with an 8% employer contribution after one year and options to contribute to a supplemental plan), insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life) and an employee assistance program.
Submit resume and cover letter to Michelle Holmes, Human Resources Manager, by email at mholmes1@uwyo.edu. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Prefer availability to start by July 1, 2023.
WRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nicholas Pogue grew up in Beaverton, OR, and attended Sunset High School. He has always liked science and knew he wanted to go into the field. Of all the different sciences, chemistry was Nicholas’ favorite, and the most interesting to him because of all the real-world applications. Everything in life can be traced back to chemistry!

After living in Oregon his whole life and knowing family members who attended, Nicholas knew he wanted to go to OSU. He says that it’s a great college, with amazing faculty, fantastic science programs, and a beautiful campus. After graduation, Nicholas plans to get his Master’s in Education and jump right into student teaching to begin his career as a high school teacher.

Outside of school, Nicholas enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing video games, reading, tennis, and watching movies. Some of his favorite movies include the Cars trilogy, Star Wars, Comic book movies, and the Fast and Furious Franchise. Nicholas’ favorite book is Triple Zero by Karen Traviss (part of the Star Wars Republic Commando series), and his favorite food is cereal- namely Wheaties and Reese’s Puffs. He is very grateful to have been nominated and selected for UGQ.

Casey Rummelhart grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington. He was drawn to chemistry after taking AP Chemistry at Lake Stevens High School, and initially wanted to become a high school chemistry teacher. Casey chose OSU because he wanted to go out of state but still remain close to home. He has enjoyed working as a general chemistry lab and lecture TA, and helping students in his job at the Mole Hole. Casey will be graduating this spring, after only three years, and has been accepted into the PhD program for chemistry where he will begin in the fall. This summer, he’ll joining the Desnoyer group conducting research in organic chemistry. Outside of school and work, Casey likes partying, playing Pokémon, and enjoying his favorite food, pho.

I am reaching out to you regarding the search for a suitable candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Applicants should have a specialization in Analytical Chemistry, teaching experience, and some postdoctoral experience. This is a tenure track position.

I would very much appreciate your encouragement to those in your circle who meet the qualifications to apply for the position of: Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The 9-month salary is in the range indicated in the College and University Professional Association (CUPA) salary data. Summer teaching is generally available and many of our STEM faculty have been successful in securing federal grants.

We are building a new university from the ground up; we are 13 years young. Currently we have 4 chemistry faculty. Everyone that joins us will leave their imprint on this institution. Further, San Antonio is a great city to live and raise a family, with affordable living costs.

We will also consider applications from established researchers desiring a change in their career in preparation for a different phase in their lives. They will leave a lasting legacy in shaping a new university serving primarily first-generation students in the San Antonio-Austin region of South-Central Texas.

I would greatly appreciate your assistance. Thank you and best regards.


M.K. Balasubramanya

Professor and Chair, Dept of Mathematical, Physical, and

Engineering Sciences &

Director of Innovation and Industry Partnerships

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

1 University Way

San Antonio, Texas 78224

Phone: (210) 784-2224


The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and the Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral women chemists* to travel to the ACS Fall Meeting to present the results of their research. Through this program, WCC and Eli Lilly and Company continue to increase the participation of women in the chemical sciences. More information on the award can be found at https://acswcc.org/awards/eli-lilly-travel-award/All applications must be submitted by11:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 1, 2023
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* This includes women (both cis and trans) and persons assigned female at birth (AFAB). For more information regarding the gender inclusive language used in this document, please visit the following site: https://www.acs.org/about/diversity/inclusivity-style-guide.html
Eli LillyEli Lilly is acknowledged for its financial support.Women Chemists Committee

Please see the NSF call for Clean Energy Technology RAISE or EAGER Proposals


National Science Foundation (NSF) invites interdisciplinary groups of Principal Investigators (PIs) to develop potentially transformative, convergent, fundamental research proposals in the area of clean energy technologies. Two kinds of proposals will be considered: Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE) and Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER).

Topics of interest include the following:

  • Hydrogen, fusion, and/or geothermal technologies
  • Industrial heat and/or energy efficiency technologies
  • Fundamental challenges of enabling offshore wind/wave technologies
  • Critical materials for clean energy technologies – their recovery, reuse, and recycling
  • Net-zero fuels and bioenergy
  • Education and workforce development efforts

Research related to computational, simulation, and data-science tools that can lead to new insights in clean energy technology development is also encouraged.

Concept papers must be submitted prior to proposals and are due: EAGERs on 6/14/23 and RAISEs on 7/12/23

Attention researchers. Are you looking for participants for your research studies? Our new website offers a simple and effective way to find and recruit students at OSU. Simply complete a study listing form with basic information, participation criteria and contact information, and your study will be posted on our website for students to browse after approval. Visit beav.es/SXn today to learn more and start recruiting.

Interested in learning about the science of teaching and learning? Join us from 1-5 p.m., May 23 in the MU Journey Room (104) to learn about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Education Research in OSU’s College of Science. Watch to be inspired to attend. Learn more about the program here. Sign up to present a talk or poster at our call for proposals here. Register to attend the Extravaganza here.