The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is inviting you to submit a grant proposal to be awarded in May 2021. Proposals must enhance the OSU undergraduate student experience and improve student retention and directly impact as many OSU students as possible. The average grant amount awarded is $5,000-$10,000. Deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m. Please see our website for further information and email womensgivingcircle@osufoundation.org or call 541-223-3389 with any questions. 

The OSU Food Drive has a long tradition at OSU. While this year’s effort may look a bit different, we would still like to reach all parts of Oregon State University in Corvallis and across the state with this effort. Check out the list of participating units at https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/food-drive. If you don’t see your unit listed, reach out to shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu with your interest in participating. Orientation is on Jan. 15 and the drive runs the month of February. Be a part of this tradition in helping people in your community.

2021 Ole Miss Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Program: The Ole Miss Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2021. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who will not have graduated as of Fall 2021 can participate fully in “Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program” activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance. 

Eligibility:
 Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students. 

Key Dates and Deadlines: 
03/01/2021: Applications Due
03/22/2021: Notice of Invitation to Participate
06/02/2021: Experience Begins

For more information, including a printable flyer, research projects and how to apply, see http://reu.chem.olemiss.edu or contact program director Dr. Nathan I. Hammer at nhammer@olemiss.edu

The Ole Miss PCHEM Summer Research Program REU is supported by The National Science Foundation (CHE-1156713, CHE-1460568, CHE-1757888).

Angela Davis, American political activist, philosopher, academic and author is the 2021 Keynote Speaker for the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Keynote and Awards Celebration. The event is on Monday, Jan. 18 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Registration is free and required. For a schedule of all celebration events, visit the celebration website. For more info, contact events@oregonstate.edu or Mealoha McFadden at 541-231-2585.

Congratulations to our Chemistry Majors who made Honor Roll during Fall term 2020.

Alghumiz, Nasser
Alvarez Carmona, Jose
Aragon, Samuel
Baumgartner, Trinity
Bloom, Madeline
Brown, Jessica
Cannon, Nathaniel
Chang, Sam
Chappel, Bo
Chen Gabrielle
Deely, Lorelei
Etter, Jessica
Frank, Morgan
Gandy, Benjamin
Gernhart, Sarah
Gratton, May
Hagglund, Lindsey
Hamilton, Justin
Hammond, Reno
Harrington, Mary
Hioe, Ethan
Hughes, Haley
Hummingbird, Eshe
Hunt, Ginger
Jenck, Rachel
Jones, Sophia
Justen, Savannah
Kennedy, Madelyn
Kim, Skylar
Lawrence, Paige
Lessard, Jacob
Li, Jessica
Lim, Younghan
Ly, Eric
Martin, Mailey
Mathews, Bailey
McCauley, Lauren
McDonald, Aliyah
Parsons, Kenzie
Pham, Nam Anh
Rauenhorst, Jacob
Richardson, Jack
Rummelhart, Casey
Sagal, Samuel
Seibert, Basie
Skala, Leigh
Skanes, Benjamin
Sosnovske, Alden
Still, Crystal
Switzer, Sophia
Tsutsui, Mikayla
Unitan, Linus
VanDerZwan, Nicolaas
Vaz, Katrina
Virasak, Pricilla
Walter, Lane
Wiese, Karlie
Williams, Thomas
Williamson, Makenzie
Willman, Taryn
Wolff, Samuel

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Portland invites applicants for an Instructor position to begin August 15, 2021. Primary teaching responsibilities will consist of three organic chemistry courses (laboratory and lecture) per semester. The successful candidate will also have administrative responsibilities to coordinate the organic chemistry laboratory courses, which includes curriculum development, supervision of laboratory preparation, ordering chemicals and supplies, compliance with waste disposal regulations, and hiring and supervision of adjunct instructors and student teaching assistants. 

The position is open now; to receive full consideration, please submit a completed application by February 1, 2021

For more information and to apply for this position: https://up.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=66190.

I wanted to reach out to advertise a Toxicology intern position we have open at HP. I see that you are listed in the EMT directory as program administrative support, so you may have a better point of contact you can point me towards. Would you or someone within the department be able spearhead distributing this opportunity though the EMT network? 

My personal view is that this would be a great paid opportunity for well qualified undergraduates to learn and develop the skill sets required of a regulatory toxicologist in a corporate environment. This is a very interesting field with career opportunities that are not highlighted effectively in the department. One project will involve the analysis of test data across 18 toxicological endpoints to evaluate known and unknown risk for candidate chemicals to be used in new products using the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals method (a very interesting project).

I realize that the timing of the holidays and finals may complicate getting the word out but interested students should apply quickly as we are looking to close the process in January.

We are looking for 

·       An active student in 3rd year or above, pursuing their bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry or Toxicology.  The ideal candidate is one that is on track to graduate from university studies in 2021 or 2022.  Toxicology or Chemistry as a major or minor is highly desired

·       The position requires 10-20 hours/week (max), throughout the academic year; outside the academic year, the position would be full time

·       Students with an interest in corporate sustainability and 

More details in in the job posting at this link.

Thanks,

Matt

Matt Perkins, Regulatory Toxicologist 

Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility, HP Inc.

541-360-4485, Matt.perkins@hp.com

a new event for OSU, will annually honor those from our community that passed away in the previous academic year. The Inaugural event is planned for Thursday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. and will honor those members of our OSU community (students, staff, faculty, alumni and others who made an impact at OSU) that died during the 2019-20 academic year. This year the event will take place as a livestream broadcast via live.oregonstate.edu and will feature poetry, live music and activities for reflection and healing along with guest speakers and representatives from each community to read the names of the deceased. Additional information will be shared as details are finalized. Please visit https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beAI0KM3JbZ0iep to share information about an OSU community member that passed away last year that you would like honored at the event or to sign up for more information. You may also email jon.dorbolo@oregonstate.edu for more information or to learn how to get involved with planning the event.