“Physics is Beautiful” App Wins 2016 Student Project Grant from TechHub

Physics Ph.D. candidates Nicolas Scozzaro and Hiran Wijesinghe were awarded a 2016 Student Project Grant from Tech Hub for their app, “Physics is Beautiful.” The award is a $2,000 grant to continue developing their project: an interactive website/app of physics lessons presented in a game-like environment. Scozzaro approached the Center to request minor/administrative support to get the collaborative idea off the ground, and CEM is proud to have supported their innovative and successful idea.


Read the article at Tech Hub here: https://techhub.osu.edu/news/2016/11/16/and-grant-goes-2016-student-project-grant-winners

New CEM Internal Advisory Council for Students and Postdocs

This autumn semester, CEM established a new student and postdoc advisory council to provide guidance and input for the direction of the Center. Do you have an idea for a new event, speaker, or seminar? Do you have feedback to share? The CEM Internal Advisory Council is seeking your input! It is led by postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Jyoti Katoch, and advised by Prof. Nandini Trivedi. If you are a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher interested in participating, please contact Jyoti at katoch.1

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: http://ohiostatebpc2016.startupcompete.co/

For more information on the OSU Business Plan Competition, visit their website: http://fisher.osu.edu/centers/tec/ohio-state-business-plan-competition

CEM Internship Opportunities: HGST, Lake Shore, Traycer

The Center for Emergent Materials: an NSF MRSEC is facilitating matches between potential internship opportunities and our industry partners. These internships could take place any term, but most likely would occur over the summer term and are open to undergraduate and graduate students. The three potential partners include: HGST, Lake Shore Cryotronics, and Traycer (details below). Interested CEM students should forward resumes or CVs to Associate Director Jessica Winter (winter.63@osu.edu).

  • HGST-  An unmatched reputation for product quality and reliability; offering award-winning enterprise optimization software and a broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality hard disk and solid state drives that store, manage and protect the world’s data. Our intelligent storage solutions are trusted by enterprises, Internet companies, consumers and creative professionals to store and manage their data efficiently and securely.
  • Lake Shore Cryotronics- Leading researchers around the world trust Lake Shore for measurement and control solutions that drive the discovery and development of new materials for tomorrow’s technologies. In electronics, clean energy, nanotechnology, and many other applications, Lake Shore provides the products and systems needed for precise measurements over a broad range of temperature and magnetic field conditions.
  • Traycer- Despite a plethora of applications having been demonstrated in the laboratory environment in the Terahertz (THz) region of light, only incremental adoption of such technology has found its way to the commercial marketplace. Innovative technology is required to fully exploit THz light and create a thriving THz industry. Our team is dedicated to providing unique solutions to realize THz applications in non-contact, non-destructive quality control, and providing images of materials not visible to the naked eye.