Center for Emergent Materials: an NSF MRSEC

The Center for Emergent Materials engages researchers from multiple disciplines to work in teams on scientific problems too complex for a single researcher to solve. The CEM, established in 2008, is located at The Ohio State University and funded by a National Science Foundation MRSEC award.


CEM Creates Professional Development Course for Graduate Students


CEM has created a professional devleopment course for STEM graduate students that will launch in Spring 2020. The course will give Ph.D.-seeking students the opportunity to develop skills in resume and cv writing, job searching, interviewing, and salary negoitaiton, to name a few. Students will also be able to network and interact with professionals from across the Ohio State campus to further develop their skills and gain a deeper understanding of how to manage their professional and personal lives in today’s world.

The Graduate Student Professional Development Course (PHYS 7891) will be offered on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30, starting January 9, 2020. This full-semester course was devleoped by CEM Outreach and Inclusion Director Michelle McCombs and former CEM postdoc Dr. Adam Ahmed. The course instructor is CEM Director P. Chris Hammel.

More information about the course can be found on the class’ website. A syllabus can be found here.