With the year just beginning, now is the perfect time to fine-tune your resume, explore a career, develop a research proposal, plan to study abroad, and more. How can you become involved in any one (or more) of these opportunities? Just read on . . . . and look for this newsletter in your email at the beginning of each month.
ASC Program Highlight
Astronomy is the study of the origins, physics, and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole, including how these originate and how they evolve in time. Undergraduates may choose to either major or minor in astronomy and astrophysics. The BS degree leads to graduate study in astronomy and other physical sciences, as well as a solid grounding for teaching in the physical sciences at the primary and secondary levels. Undergraduate research is encouraged and shared via the department's You Tube Channel. View a video of undergraduate research.
Faculty research includes the search for planets around other stars, gravitational lensing, the evolution of stars and galaxies, supermassive black holes, clusters of galaxies, the large-scale structure of the universe, and the origin of the chemical elements in stars and the Big Bang.
Love the night sky? Look for the OSU Planetarium's grand re-opening in January or attend a telescope viewing session.
Student Organization Highlight
| The Undergraduate Anthropology Club meets weekly and throughout the year hosts social events for undergraduates that are related to anthropology, including movies, discussion groups, and field trips to museums. They host an annual 5K fundraising run and organize an undergraduate research poster forum that is paired with their annual graduate poster research forum. Members also attend department lectures and actively engage with graduate student through a student-led mentoring program.|
Arts and Sciences Student Council
| The Arts and Sciences Student Council is open to all ASC undergraduate students. Student Council plans college events such as "Meet the Prof" dinners, an OSU Professional School Fair, the Outstanding Teaching Awards, as well as social and service opportunities. Open meetings are held every other Monday. Arts and Sciences Student Council meeting dates.|
College of Arts and Sciences student organization listing.
New ASC Majors
Click on the following links to explore new ASC majors:
*Pending Ohio Board of Regents Approval
|September 20 - Life & Physical Sciences Career Fair (LPSF)|
September 26 - Public Sector Career Fair (PSCF)
A total of 65 employers will be on campus for these two fairs. The LPSF will include Procter and Gamble, Limited Brands and Heinz North America.
The PSCF will include the CIA, IRS, DEA, Urban Teaching Center and the US Department of State.
Hosted by Arts and Sciences Career Services.
Career Fair Prep Workshops
| Check out the list of workshops that are scheduled to help you prepare for upcoming career fairs and plan to have your resume reviewed during Arts and Sciences Career Service walk-in hours Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Interested In Research?
|Attend an Undergraduate Research Office info session to learn how to develop a research topic, find a research mentor, and explore where to find resources.|
Wednesdays: 10/3 and 11/7 from 11 a.m. - noon
Thursdays: 9/6, 10/4, and 11/8 from 1-2 p.m.
060 Science and Engineering Library
Presented by the Undergraduate Research Office.
Undergraduate Research Week
September 10 - Faculty Perspectives on Research
September 10 - 14
September 11 - Secrets of Undergraduate Research
September 12 - Finding Your Research Niche
September 14 - Student Poster Forum - talk with students about their summer research experience.
More Research Opportunities
ASC Research Funding Deadlines
Study Abroad Expo
|Visit the Office of International Affairs 2012 Study Abroad Expo! Talk one-on-one with study abroad experts. Explore programs for all majors in more than 100 countries on all 7 continents. Learn how to apply for a passport.|
September 6; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Buckeye Reading Room, Thompson Library.
Global May Study Abroad: Brazil
| Global May study abroad programs are intended for first and second year students. With six to choose from you'll find one that is right for your curriculum. Look for another program feature in our next issue.|
Brazil Global May Program will introduce you to the ethnic, environmental and cultural diversity of Brazil in São Paulo and Salvador.
For more information on this and other Global May Programs, contact the Office of International Affairs.
ASC Study Abroad Funding Deadlines
|September 17: International Research Grants|
October 1: Apply for the following three funds by completing one online application:
* Undergraduate International Experiences Grants
* Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships
* Roth Family Endowment - for students active in the Diversity Services Office PASS or PASS Beyond programs.
Access88 by Pay It Forward
| Access 88 is an access to higher education outreach program in the 88 counties of Ohio. Learn about community leadership, communities in Ohio and issues related to college access. All majors are encouraged to apply. |
Application deadline is September 11.
Science Sundays Lecture
|September 9, 3 - 4 p.m.|
We vote: but can we select someone we really don't want?
Don Saari, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics, and Director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, will describe how the power of mathematics is beginning to identify those persistent villains that lead us astray -- our choice of voting methods. More information.
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Campus Life Tips
|Purchase d-tix discount tickets at the Ohio Union and save on restaurants, movies, zipline tours, the zoo, and more.|
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Do You Know?
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