As the year comes to a close it's fitting that we recognize some of our outstanding teachers, mentors and students.  It is also time to make plans for the summer.  Some opportunities described below include a summer writing group, summer research or taking time to explore potential careers.
Great Teachers Recognized!
Dr. Wendy Hesford
The Arts and Sciences Student Council recently selected Dr. Wendy Hesford, Department of English, as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Teaching Award and Ms. Krista
Ms. Krista Cunningham
, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as the recipient of the 2014 - 2015 Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award.

Also recognized for their outstanding teaching were Dr. Kenneth Koenig and GTA Mary Rhollans both from the Department of Mathematics.
Career Corner - Prepare for Fall Recruiting
Prepare for the fall recruiting season.  Wherever you may be, summer is a great time to seek out informational interviews.  Talking with family members, friends and professionals in your network about their work history or place of employment is a key step in exploring career options. Ask questions that allow you to find out about jobs that fit your interests, learn more about the realities of working for a particular company/organization and tap into "insider information" regarding ways to prepare for a particular career.
LinkedIn - Professional Networking Site
The professional networking site LinkedIn can also be a resource to identify potential contacts. After you complete your profile, you can use the Find Alumni function under the Connections drop down menu to access a list of OSU graduates based on location, job function, or major and request to link to them to initiate a networking connection. To learn more about informational interviewing, check out the career services tip sheet - Informational Interviewing.  For best practices on setting up your profile on LinkedIn go to:  Profile.
Summer Writing Groups
Check out these summer undergraduate Writing Groups offered by the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing.  For more info on Writing Groups and the online application click here
Summer Undergraduate Research Institute
Registration for the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) is open.  SURI provides weekly social and professional development events in order to build a community of researchers and provide enrichment opportunities.  SURI is free and open to students in any field, whether as independent researchers or as part of a formal program.  SURI 2015 will run from May 26 - July 31.
Conducting Research This Semester?
If you are conducting research be certain to log onto the Portfolio of Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) at go.osu.edu/PURE to start or update your profile.
Research Scholar Awards
If you are a first-time researcher, are interested in pursuing a faculty-supervised research or creative activity and have not already received $1,000 or more of funding from any other source, you may apply for a $1,000 Research Scholar Award.  Applications are accepted year-round on or before the first of each month.  More info.
2015 Research Mentor Award Winners
The Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor and Outstanding Research Mentor Awards, selected by a student committee, recognize exceptional faculty, postdoctoral, or graduate student mentorship of undergraduate researchers who present at the Denman Forum. The 2015 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentors from the College of Arts and Sciences are: Katherine Coffman, Economics; Timothy Gregory, History; Jessica Lerch, Neuroscience; and Marcos Sotomayor, Chemistry and Biochemistry. The 2015 Outstanding Research Mentors are: Julian Koenig in Psychology and Jason Macrander in EEOB.
Astronomy Day Roof Night
For National Astronomy Day, the newly named Arne Slettebak Planetarium (formerly OSU Planetarium) is hosting an Astronomy Roof Night Saturday (4/25), beginning at 7 p.m. with a 30-minute program about what is up in the sky. The telescopes will be available on the roof starting at 8 p.m., weather permitting.  Read more
Campus Reading Day
Rest, refuel and prepare for finals on Reading Day, Tuesday, April 28th.  The Office of Student Life has several events planned to help you relax as you prepare for upcoming final exams.  Whether you prefer yoga, dancing, indoor cycling, a movie or a visit with a therapy dog, take some time to relax!  Reading Day activities.
Truman Scholar

David Danesh, a junior majoring in microbiology with a minor in global public health, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship.  The Truman Foundation awarded scholarships to students who have shown a demonstrated commitment to a career in public policy or public service.  They were elected on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability, and likelihood of "making a difference."  Each Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate study.   

Honors Student Named Beinecke Scholar
Nima Dahir, a junior honors student majoring in economics and mathematics, has been named a 2015 Beinecke Scholar. The Beinecke Scholarship is awarded to 20 juniors nationwide who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise. The award provides $34,000 to support graduate studies for a terminal degree in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

Three arts and sciences students were recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Alexis Crockett, a junior honors student in neuroscience (cellular and molecular track) and psychology; and Henry Tran, a junior honors student majoring in chemistry and mathematics, were named 2015 Goldwater Scholars. Lucas Beaufore, a junior honors student in engineering physics, received an Honorable Mention.  The Goldwater is the top 

national award for undergraduate researchers in science, mathematics and engineering, based on academic merit. Goldwater Scholars receive an award covering tuition, fees, books and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500.
Pelotonia Undergraduate Fellow
Rashmi Borah, a Pelotonia Undergraduate Fellow majoring in microbiology and philosophy, represented Ohio State undergraduate research at the19th Annual Posters on the Hill event in Washington.  She presented her research work before members of Congress.
Student Presents Research In Saudi Arabia
Hanna Brourman, a senior earth sciences major participated in a Winter Enrichment Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.  She was among 50 students chosen through an international competition.  She presented her research and attended programs on technical and scientific topics.
ASC faculty and students were among those taking the stage to share their unique perspectives of "The Human Narrative" with TedXOhioState's sold-out audience.  Hear from some of the presenters and see why the crowd was on their feet.
Visit TedXOhioState to view the presentations.
Dr. Richard E. Petty - Department of Psychology
Marisa McGrath - International Relations and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major
Dr. David R. Ewoldsen - School of Communication and Department of Psychology
Damian Beauchamp - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. Andrea G. Grottoli - School of Earth Sciences
Emmanuel Dzotsi - Political Science and Communications major
Dr. Lisa Cravens-Brown - Department of Psychology
Dr. John Beacom - Departments of Physics and Astronomy
Elijah Aaron Palnik - Department of Dance
Anna Voelker - Astronomy and Astrophysics major
Vol. 4 Issue 11 April 2015
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