The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring terms 2014-15. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised: Information: Debbie Delmore at Deadline: Nov. 3.

Good morning. I would like to alert you to a new program we have set up for our undergrads to provide internship opportunities in companies throughout Oregon for them during the summer.  We hope to continue to grow this list to become the “one stop” shopping for our majors when looking for summer internship experiences using their chemistry skills.

Please alert any Chemistry majors that are interested in this opportunity to the website. The deadline for summer 2014 applications from students is April 15.

If you are aware of a company looking for interns who is not listed, please direct them to the website where there is information on how to get their information listed.

The Office of Undergraduate Research seeks to recognize students and their faculty mentors for significant contributions to undergraduate research with two awards – Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year and  Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.  Nominations are due by April 14 and 16, respectively. Nomination forms and more information about the awards are available on the URSA Web page –

Calling OSU undergraduate students!  Looking for a paid summer internship that is more than just a job? Want to gain skills to be competitive in the workforce? PROMISE is a ten-week developmental internship program for OSU undergraduate students designed to provide professional or technical paid work experience and mentoring at OSU, state, and local agencies. Come to the info and application session on March 12, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Native American Longhouse.

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Please send nominations to the Awards Committee for review.

The American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry is pleased to sponsor a new award program called the Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry, that is intended to recognize senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field.

The award: Consists of a letter of recognition from the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and an award certificate signed by the division chair. Awardees who are members of the American Chemical Society will also receive membership to the Division of Organic Chemistry; those who are not will receive Affiliate status. Division Affiliates have all of the benefits of membership in the division with the exception of voting and serving on committees. For a full description of the benefits of membership in the division, please go to .

Nominations:  Chemistry departments are invited to select a top graduating senior student majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry. The student should also be enrolled at your institution for the 2013-2014 academic year. To nominate a student, the Department Chair or the Chair of the Department Awards Committee (or similar), should complete the online form available at: by March 15th.* Please note that only one student per U.S. institution can be nominated per academic year. While we plan to send you the official award items by April 30th, once the form is submitted, you are welcome to immediately recognize the student as you deem appropriate.


*The deadline was purposely chosen to be prior to graduation so that information could be sent to the department before the student recipients had left campus.

The South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation (SCUREF) is now accepting applications for the Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program (NFUSP) 2014-2015 Award Cycle.  Attached you will find a booklet with a description of the program and application criteria, as well as an application and instructions for completion.  Potential scholars are encouraged to complete the electronic application and associated forms on the SCUREF website at under the NFUSP tab.

Also attached is a poster announcing the NFUSP Award Cycle, which we hope you will print and prominently display.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, the NFUSP provides scholarships to qualified undergraduate students pursuing degrees in disciplines relevant to technical nuclear forensics including physics, chemistry, nuclear engineering, and material science. Scholars gain hands-on experience through summer research opportunities at the Department of Energy national laboratories, including close interaction with technical experts throughout the national nuclear forensics community. The NFUSP aims to build a viable student career path in nuclear forensics in order to cultivate the next generation of highly qualified scientists in this critically important field.


Please forward the attached booklet and application information to anyone who might be interested and encourage students to apply for this scholarship. This is an opportunity for deserving students to further their career aspirations in a discipline associated with nuclear forensics.

NFUSP 2013-2014

NFUSP Application Instructions 2014

NFUSP Application2014

NFUSP poster



The OSU Alumni Association is offering two $3,500 scholarships for internships in Washington, D.C.  No matter their field of study or ultimate career choice, opportunities are available – congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, and many other potential sponsors. See links below for application and resources.

Application Deadlines

Spring: February 10, 2014

Summer: May 12, 2014


Scholarship application:

Housing, employment and internships opportunities:


For questions, please contact:

Kate Sanders

OSU Alumni Association


Undergraduate researcher wanted for a project investigating new ways to make next generation materials for light emitting devices (LEDs). The Herman lab in chemical engineering is using a continuous flow microwave reactor to synthesize semiconductor nanoparticles called quantum dots, the undergraduate researcher would aid in the synthesis and purification of these materials.  If you are interested in a career in Oregon’s growing greentech industry this is a great way to gain experience.

More info on the project can be found in this press release:

Those interested should contact Bob Fitzmorris ( with a brief explanation of their interest and previous experience.  Students who have taken, or are currently taking organic chemistry are preferred.

The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2013-14. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application: Information: Debbie Delmore at Submission Deadline: Nov. 4.