Congratulations to our Winter term 2021 Honor Roll students. Great job, all!

Baumgartner, Trinity
Bobenrieth, Alejandro
Cannon, Nathaniel
Chappel, Bo
Connolly, Sarah
Curtis, Colby
Etter, Jessica
Frank, Morgan
Gerl, Kathryn
Hagglund, Lindsey
Hammond, Reno
Hughes, Haley
Hummingbird, Eshe
Hunter, Kye
Hyatt, Sarah
Jiang, Jiani
Jones, Sophia
Justen, Savannah
Kim, Skylar
Lawrence, Abigail
Li, Jessica
Liu-May, Benjamin
Ly, Eric
Martin, Hailey
Mathews, Bailey
McCauley, Lauren
Nieves Lira, Citlali
Perez, Max
Pham, Nam Anh
Ramsperger, Chloe
Rauenhorst, Jacob
Richardson, Jack T
Roth, Anika
Sagal, Samuel
Skanes, Benjamin
Sosnovske, Alden
Tannenholz, Ehman
Topham, Duncan
Unitan, Linus
VanDerZwan, Nicolaas
Vaz, Katarina
Virasak, Priscilla
White, Kiwi
Wiese, Karlie
Williams, Thomas
Williamson, Makenzie
Willman, Taryn
Wong, Derek
Yu, Hoi Man
de la Fuente, Phoenix

CUE is an annual showcase for undergraduates from all disciplines, all years of study and all stages of research to present to the OSU community. Please encourage students to present lightning talks during this two-day virtual research symposium, which will be held on May 27-28. The deadline for students to register is May 7. View details at For more info, contact

The Speaker Series committee of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women is accepting applications for funding from OSU staff and students interested in hosting speaker events in Spring term. Funding averages $500 and applicants must provide a clear explanation of the event and its alignment with the PCOSW mission. To learn more and apply online, see the PCOSW Funding Opportunities page.

This award, presented annually at University Day, recognizes any classified, professional faculty or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers, and making available to them opportunities for professional, educational and personal development. 2021 President’s Commission on the Status of Women believes that mentoring and development are critical to excellent performance and employee satisfaction. The award offers a way of commending individuals who support the learning environment for OSU employees. For more information and a list of past recipients: Nominations are due May 4. Questions? Contact

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, April 30. Visit for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact

Join hundreds of your OSU peers to discuss online teaching excellence, innovative teaching methods and faculty experiences in online course development. Held May 4-5 online via Zoom, the Faculty Forum will showcase faculty members sharing their expertise in interactive panel presentations. Session topics include online lab work, inclusive student supports, and establishing your presence while teaching at a distance. Events on May 4 and 5 will begin at noon. View the agenda and register today.

OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office on Wednesday, April 28 for a one-hour virtual event (offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon) that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD). Register here for a Zoom link:

Do you ever wonder: “How do I grab students’ focus on learning right from the beginning of class and maintain their attention throughout the entire class period?” Funmi Amobi (CTL) and WeiWei Zhang (AT) will discuss how to apply evidence-based pedagogical practices coupled with applicable Zoom and Google tools to engage students in synchronous class sessions. April 23, noon to 12:45 p.m. Zoom:

Dear Solid State Chemistry Community, 
It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce that the 2021 North American Solid State Chemistry Conference (NASSCC) will be hosted virtually by the faculty at USC from July 28-31, 2021. 
As you may be aware, the NASSCC takes place biennially, alternating with the Gordon Research Conference on Solid State Chemistry. In contrast to the GRC meetings, the NASSCC places a stronger emphasis on oral presentations by students, postdocs, and junior faculty, while preserving the informal character of the GRC.
I am very excited about the outstanding lineup of speakers that touches on nearly every aspect of the field. You will find a list of these speakers as well as the portal for abstract submission at the link below. Please note that the deadline for abstracts has been extended to May 15 from the original announcement that went out via Twitter
I would also like to make sure that everyone is aware that, in addition to the traditional oral Zoom presentations, we will be holding a virtual poster session (via as well. So please do consider submitting an abstract for that.