Volunteers Needed

The Morimoto Lab in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department is looking for volunteers interested in participating in a study of a laparoscopic training system.

The study will take place in the Center for the Future of Surgery. The volunteer will be asked to train on his or her own time using one of three possible training methods. A basic skill level assessment will be performed before and after the training period. The purpose of the study is to compare the use of the new interface with standard training methods in order to develop more engaging and cost-effective training solutions.

There will be no compensation. Instead, through this study, volunteers will get to experience testing a novel training interface. For more information on how to sign up, please send inquiries to morimotolab@eng.ucsd.edu. Your assistance in helping us meet our research goals would be greatly appreciated.

When UC San Diego undergraduate student

When UC San Diego undergraduate student Enid Partika learned that more than 40 percent of U.S. food waste is thrown into landfills where it releases significant amounts of greenhouse gases, she decided something needed to be done. – http://ow.ly/iXsT50ukmgZ

“The most exciting thing about my resear

“The most exciting thing about my research is the discovery part. My greatest achievement has been marrying my wife …” – Author Profile on Professor Josh Figueroa by Angewadnte Chemie http://ow.ly/dhcs50ukjrt

Murray Goodman Endowed Lecture

Just a reminder about the upcoming Murray Goodman Endowed Lecture this Friday, May 17th at 4:00PM in the Kavli Auditorium (Tata Hall). Please see below for more details on the lecturer, Dr. Helma Wennemers:

Brief CV:   Helma Wennemers is an organic chemist whose research concentrates on asymmetric catalysis, chemical biology, and synthetic materials. She develops peptides to address the question whether small molecules can fulfill functions for which nature evolved large macromolecules. This scope includes the development of bioinspired asymmetric catalysts and functionalizable collagen, and molecular scaffolds for applications in supramolecular and biological chemistry (e.g., cell-penetrating peptides, and tumor targeting) and the controlled formation of metal nanoparticles.   Helma received her PhD degree from Columbia University, New York, and did postdoctoral studies at Nagoya University before joining Basel University as the Bachem-endowed Assistant Professor. In the fall of 2011 Helma moved to ETH Zurich where she is Professor of Organic Chemistry.

Volunteer Lab Position- Wang Nanobioelectronics Lab

Health Professions Acceptance Party

If you’re bound for a Health Professional school for Fall 2019- Congratulations!

HMP3 and Health Beat are having a party in your honor on Thursday, May 23 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Career Center Back Yard.

Alumni and current students who have been accepted are all invited! Please feel free to bring a guest and let us treat you to an evening of dinner, lights, live music and some fun surprises. You won’t want to miss this!

Here is the invitation with registration link: 

John Hopkins Employment Opportunity

Excellent opportunity for your chemistry undergraduate and graduate students who may be interested in summer employment with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). We are currently seeking Instructors and Teaching Assistants for over a dozen residential sites along the east and west coasts.

Andrew Yamazaki

Assistant Program Manager, Summer Programs

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

(410) 735-6047