Undergraduate News

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
Crab Nebulae
Crab Nebulae
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
Anthropology Club 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
ASCSC & President Gee 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
Career Corner
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
Professional School Fair 2 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
Denman September 10 - 14
September 10 - Faculty Perspectives on Research
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
September 6 - Undergraduate Research Workshop for Underrepresented Students
Register online at go.osu.edu/ODIresearch
4 - 6 p.m.; Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center
RSVP to uro@osu.edu.
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.;  Room 20, Page Hall
ASC Research Funding Deadlines
September 17: ASC Undergraduate Research Scholarships
September 17: International Research Grants
September 21: Social and Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Grants
November 19: The Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund for Significant Undergraduate Achievement and Research in the Arts and Humanities
November 19: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
For additional resources contact your department and the Undergraduate Research Office.
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
Brazil - Global May 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
Access88 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
Donald SaariSeptember 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.
Save the Date
September 18 - Psychology Career, Internship and Graduate School Fair
September 20 - Life and Physical Sciences Career Fair
September 26 - Public Sector Career Fair
October 2
Buckeye Book Community - David Lacks
October 17 Buckeye Book Community - Author Rebecca Skloot
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?
Brutus Well known stage plays Inherit the Wind, Auntie Mame, and The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail were written by two famous collaborators.  
Who were they and where on campus can you find a collection that includes their scripts, script development notes, production files, playbills, and more?

 Submit your answer by September 21 to be entered in a drawing to win one of two Brutus Buckeye jump drives with moveable arms and legs.
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