Campus Recruiting Relevant to CEM Students

The following campus recruiting events have been curated for CEM affiliates seeking STEM careers. Information is subject to change; please confirm  with original source.


TEC 2016 Ohio State Business Plan Competition

The 2016 Ohio State Business Plan Competition is now underway in the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Institute at OSU. The competition aims to develop of technologies, provide students with educational workshops, and offer substantial resources for winning student teams to launch their ventures. The deadline is January 13 and applications should be submitted online at:

For more information on the OSU Business Plan Competition, visit their website:

CEM at Columbus City Schools’ Innis Elementary for Annual “Science Day”

This wDSC08854eek the CEM mobilized a total of 45 volunteers to go to Innis Elementary school in Columbus, Ohio,  including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff. About 450 students benefited from the program, with such demos as Energy Bike, Crystalline Snowflakes, Chemistry Show, Helicopters and Autorotation, How Does My Computer Work, and many others.

The program PI is CEM professor Nandini Trivedi (IRG-1), with staff support by Michelle McCombs and Erin Rinehart, and onsite coordination by Innis Elementary Teacher Theresa Barber.DSC08787 - crop

CEM Kicks Off 2015 Science Sunday Lecture Series, Hosts Dr. Jeff Childress (HGST)

Science Sundays, a free lecture series open to the public, provides a wide range of current and emerging topics and issues in science that touch our everyday lives. Speakers are experts in their fields from on campus and around the world with experience in making their topics interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages, with or without a science background.

CEM kicked off this year’s program by hosting Dr. Jeff Childress, Research Director at HGST (a Western Digital company in San Jose, California). His talk, “Science and technology of data storage,” was widely attended at the Ohio Union and well-received. Childress articulated the needs and mechanics of data storage throughout our information age with hands-on hard drives, meaningful analogies and visual aids, history, humor, and science. The Science Sundays schedule is available at