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Ohio State Resources for Undergraduate Research

Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society
Student Programs
American Institute for Physics
Education Resources

Undergraduate Chemistry Research Forums:

Denman Forum
The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum provides a means for undergraduate students to share their research with members and friends of the OSU community; recognizes the significant contributions to research by OSU undergraduates; and facilitates exchange between students, faculty, and the public.
Meek Industrial Lectureship
Devon W. Meek Industrial Lectureship was begun in 1989. Faculty of the Chemistry Department choose a distinguished industrial researcher, who gives two lectures, one typically on a scientific topic of current social relevance. Also, as part of the Meek Lecture, undergraduate researchers in the Chemistry Department present their research to the faculty, staff, students and invited guests.
Central Ohio Undergraduate Research Symposium
COURS is a local student research symposium that meets each October in the Central Ohio area. The goals of COURS are to showcase undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry research at area colleges and universities and to promote interaction between students, faculty, and local professional chemists.
International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

Scholarships for Undergraduate Chemistry Research

Ohio Alliance: The Alliance is a coalition of fifteen universities working in collaboration with federal, state, and community agencies to double the number of underrepresented minority students who earn bachelor’s degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and to encourage more of our degree recipients to pursue graduate study in these fields.


OSU Research Scholarships Honors program: The Honors Program in the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences provides high ability students opportunities to pursue challenging academic programs. Honors students are encouraged to construct an enhanced curriculum that includes honors courses, upper division courses to meet general requirements, rigorous sequences, honors seminars, a minor, and a strong major, including a significant research experience.

Pfizer Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry: The recipients of this award spend one summer between sophomore/junior or junior/senior year working on their own campus with a faculty member. This is a department nominated award. Awardees are invited to Pfizer Central Research in Groton, Connecticut in the fall following their research quarter to report on their independent research project.

The National Science Foundation: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.


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