Chemist Marilyn Mackiewicz was chosen as a Scialog fellow by the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. She will work with a group of 50 fellows who are committed to accelerating progress in the chemical sciences and laboratory animation. Together, they will collaborate on projects integrating advances in automation and AI to answer crucial questions in fundamental research. Awesome job, Marilyn! 

Chemist Wei Kong was awarded $110K from the American Chemical Society for her project entitled, “Superfluid helium droplets as microreactors for studies of photochemistry of fossil fuel hydrocarbons: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and the corresponding endoperoxides”

The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is excited to announce the opening of grant applications for OSU programs and student groups to fund innovative projects with funding needs up to $10,000. It is easy to apply. Learn more about the grant application process and eligibility criteria on our website or contact Celina Anderson at the OSU Foundation for details. Apply for a WGC grant by Jan. 9.

Planning any speaker events for winter term? Start thinking about funding now: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women has money available for campus groups to engage speakers (virtually or in person) whose message supports PCOSW’s mission of advancing gender equity at OSU. Sponsorship averages $500 depending on the number of requests. To apply, fill out this form. For more information on PCOSW, visit our website.

My name is Borna, and I am a student volunteer with Conversations to Remember, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated towards combating loneliness and isolation felt by senior citizens. We are very interested in partnering with you to have your students volunteer with us to help these seniors. Our virtual visit program matches 2-3 college students with residents of long-term care, assisted living, and memory care communities for virtual video visits. These residents have been suffering from isolation, and your students could really brighten their days just by speaking with them. We provide training to the students in the program about the best ways to interact with the seniors, as well as additional support throughout their service. Since these visits are virtual, your students can do it without any travel. This is both convenient, and allows more of the volunteers’ time to be spent volunteering, rather than commuting to their volunteering location. We provide this program free of charge to seniors across the country, and have students from around the country as well. We would very much like to partner with you, and hope that your students would like to volunteer to help our seniors.

Typically, students volunteer 1-2 hours per week. Each call lasts up to one hour, based on the senior’s attention span and mood on each day. We expect students to volunteer for approximately 16 weeks, so that they can build a friendship with the senior. This does not need to coincide with the start of a semester, as we have new seniors starting all the time, and train new volunteers weekly. The students are matched based on the times that they’re available, with a senior who is available at the same time, and they will have a regular, weekly appointment for their visit. Students wishing for more visits or other opportunities that allow them to volunteer more hours can be accommodated with different ways to volunteer, such as assisting us with our social media, call support, or outreach.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you have about the program, or to look through our website, at Your students can register to volunteer by filling out a volunteer interest form on our website. If you’d like a flyer to tell your students about us, you can find one here.



Borna Golbarg

Conversations to Remember, a NJ Nonprofit Corporation
Telephone: 862-243-5331

Keck Foundation’s Interests for Its Research Grants 

For science/engineering projects and medical research projects, the Keck Foundation seeks to support projects likely to lead to new models or breakthroughs in fundamental science, engineering, and medical science. (The Keck Foundation is not interested in applied science.) 

A successful Keck Foundation proposal in either category could lead to the creation of a new field of research, development of new instrumentation that facilitates observations and the science of the previously unobservable, or discovery of knowledge that challenges prevailing perspectives and paradigms. Proposals should provide new and transformative answers or approaches to underlying questions in fundamental science and should address issues that seem unsolvable, unattainable, or intractable. 

The Keck Foundation funds proposals that are necessarily high-risk projects that push the edge of the field(s) and present unconventional approaches to intransient problems. The Keck Foundation does not fund projects that represent the “next logical step” in research or applied research. The Keck Foundation also prefers projects that do not qualify for funding from—or, better yet, have been previously rejected by—federal agencies, such as NSF and NIH, due to the proposed project’s high-risk nature. 

The ideal concept paper would attest to a previous federal agency’s declination due to the high-risk nature of the proposal in spite of high reviewer scores in federal agency proposal submissions. Successful proposals should hold promise of a significant breakthrough or new discovery in science, engineering, or medical research.

The bi-annual internal limited submission for Keck Foundation research grants is open in InfoReady and due on January 3, 2023 @ 11:59 pm.

Apply Today!

Selections Start This Winter! (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis afterwards)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE’s mission in the future. 

The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is committed to reduce costs and risks associated with geothermal development by supporting innovative technologies that address key technical and operational challenges. The GTO portfolio includes research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) activities spanning geothermal power, heating, and cooling technologies such as district heating and geothermal heat pumps, and thermal energy storage. There is also a key focus within GTO on integrating energy equity and environmental justice, workforce development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities into individual awards and overarching initiatives.

The Geothermal Technologies Office seeks talented and innovative individuals to engage in innovation and collaboration in clean energy initiatives. This Fellowship will last one year, with the opportunity to renew for additional years at the discretion of the sponsoring office. As a Geothermal Fellow, you will have the opportunity to engage with one of GTO’s Four Subprograms:

  • Data, Modeling, and Analysis (DMA)Team:
  • DMA takes a holistic analytical approach across the GTO’s technology portfolio with the aim of enabling further deployment of geothermal resources. The goal of the DMA subprogram is to identify and address barriers to geothermal adoption in the U.S. and validate and assess technical progress across the geothermal sector to inform the direction and prioritization of GTO RDD&D.
  • Projects may include:
  • Identifying strategies for overcoming the policy and regulatory barriers to deploying more geothermal power in the U.S.
  • Research and design implementation strategies for quantifying the value of geothermal energy through engagement with stakeholders such as electric and gas utilities.
  • Expand the depth and breadth of geothermal representation and contributions to a variety of DOE techno-economic, performance, and grid models.
  • Hydrothermal Team:
  • The Hydrothermal subprogram supports R&D that can lower cost and risk throughout the lifecycle of a hydrothermal project to bring more hydrothermal power online, from exploration and resource confirmation, to drilling and field development, to reservoir management over multi-decadal timescales. The subprogram also supports R&D for extracting critical materials or other strategic minerals from geothermal brines to maximize the ancillary benefits of geothermal resources.
  • EGS Team:
  • The focus of the EGS subprogram is to gain an evidence-based understanding of basic and applied science challenges surrounding long-term subsurface heat flow, permeability enhancement, and stress evolution to enable development of sustainable, human-made heat exchangers. In the long term, strengthening the body of EGS knowledge through RD&D will enable industry to develop a baseload energy resource as shown in the GeoVision report.
  • Low Temperature Team:
  • The Low Temperature subprogram supports R&D on the direct use of thermal resources for process and space heating applications, geothermal heat pumps, district-scale geothermal heating and cooling systems, and deep direct use geothermal resource development.

Location: Washington, D.C. or Golden, CO – hybrid and remote opportunities may be available.

SALARY: $60,000 – $100,000 (and up – *Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background.)


·       Competitive stipend

·       Health insurance allowance

·       Up to $5,000 relocation reimbursement

·       Up to $10,000 research materials and travel allowance

·       Federal Holidays observed

·       Hybrid Telework Schedule Options

Apply Today!


You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and be pursuing, or have completed requirements for, a Master’s or Doctoral Degree.

An ideal applicant will have superior academic performance and publication record, strong analytical, research and communication (oral and written) skills and demonstrated capacity for creative thinking, a strong technical background and expertise in an energy-technology-related field, and be interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment, focused on energy technology research and development. Experience and knowledge in technology commercialization is desirable, but not required.

Program Website:

Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-GTO-2023-1400] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

The Dr. MLK Day of Service will take place on Jan. 13. This event is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through volunteer service. A light breakfast, snacks and hot lunch will be provided to participants. Check-in and meals will be held in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. Project times and locations vary; see the registration page for details. Community Engagement & Leadership will provide transportation to and from service projects. Register here: