L’Oreal USA For Girls In Science


A New Website Where Girls Can Explore, Discover and Achieve In the World Of S.T.E.M.


New York, N.Y. (January 22, 2013)L’Oréal USA today announced the official launch of www.forgirlsinscience.org, a website designed to inspire and empower girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M).  Featuring everything from videos of women scientists on the job, a career personality quiz, facts on famous women in S.T.E.M., career opportunities in S.T.E.M. fields to summer and weekend camps, and much more — the website serves up science, technology, engineering and math in a way that is engaging, interactive and, yes, cool.


“At L’Oréal USA, we are all about science,” said Rebecca Caruso, EVP, Corporate Communications and External Affairs.  “Ours is a company that is heavily committed to science.  It’s part of our DNA and, we know that it can turn the impossible into the possible a dream into reality, and reinvent the future.  We also know the depressing statistics about women in science and have been working to change them, first through our For Women In Science program and now through For Girls In Science. We are on the cusp of making science come alive for young girls in a compelling and relevant way.”


www.forgirlsinscience.org was developed following a series of focus groups with girls ages 13-18, exploring their perceptions about S.T.E.M.  The focus groups validated that many young girls are passionate about science, technology; engineering and math but often fall off the path to pursuing careers in S.T.E.M. because they don’t see role models they can relate to or experience science in ways that are compelling to them.  The goal of the For Girls In Science website is to foster a much-needed community for young girls to see scientists that they want to emulate, to learn about careers that may interest them, to help them explore and connect with others with similar interests in science, technology, engineering and math.  L’Oréal USA also wanted to create a website where budding scientists can learn about S.T.E.M. in a fun and interactive way.  It is a place where girls can be inspired by amazing women who have dreamed, created and invented before them.


Throughout L’Oréal’s 100-plus year history, science and research have been integral parts of the company.  For the past fourteen years, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program has been recognizing accomplished women scientists around the globe.  In 2003, L’Oréal USA launched the L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science program.  Entering its 10th year, L’Oréal USA annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers with Fellowships to be put towards their postdoctoral research.  Looking to the future, L’Oréal USA wanted to build upon that program by reaching and encouraging the next generation of young girls.  Thus, the For Girls In Science website www.forgirlsinscience.org was born.


For more information on the L’Oréal USA For Girls In Science program, visit our website: http://www.forgirlsinscience.org/, visit us on Facebook/forgirlsinscience, or on Twitter @ForGirlsinSci.



L’Oréal USA, headquartered in New York City, is the #1 wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal SA, the world’s leading beauty company. In addition to corporate headquarters in New York, L’Oréal USA has Research and Innovation and Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across seven other states including New Jersey, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and Washington.   For more information on our brands visit http://www.lorealusa.com.  Follow us on Facebook at L’Oreal USA – Corporate Facebook Page and Twitter @LOrealUSACorp

Science Policy Internship Program in Washington, DC


Science Policy Internship Program in Washington, DC

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Live, learn and intern in Washington, DC! Participate in the UCDC Science Policy Internship Program!

**Fellowship $$ available!**

  • Get hands-on experience through an exciting internship in the nation’s capital
  • Experience the role scientists and engineers play in national policymaking, government regulation, and other activities at the interface of science and public policy
  • Explore career options and build your professional network
  • Expand your education and have an amazing experience!

DC isn’t just for Poli Sci majors!  Visit the Science Policy Internship Program site to learn more about this fellowship program:


UCDC Summer 2013 Deadline:


UCDC Info Sessions:

Tuesday, January 29


Price Center West, Green Table Room

Monday, February 4

10:00-11:00 am

Price Center West, ERC Room

Apply through the Academic Internship Program. Find program and application details at: http://aip.ucsd.edu/programs/ucdc

UCSD EH&S Student Employee Position



Chemistry Student Wanted:



Environment, Health & Safety


UCSD EH&S is currently looking for a student employee, preferably from the chemistry department. We are looking for a chemistry student who can help us with chemical inventory of labs across campus. This helps EH&S maintain an updated database of all lab chemicals as part of our emergency planning. We would prefer a student who is work-study and available to continue working over the summer, but will consider all applicants.

The Job ID on Port Triton is 767123 under “Plans Assistant-Ferguson-Asst III”

The application period is open until February 1.


UCSD Alumnus: Jordan Meier Joins National Cancer Institute

Where are they now? Congratulations to UCSD Alumnus Jordan Meier in joining the National Cancer Institute! http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/staff.asp?profileid=19706

Growing up STEM

Growing up STEM is an excellent opportunity for students interested in STEM education at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Our program includes on-campus housing, a $5000 stipend, and is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on research experience.


For more information, including descriptions of potential research projects, please visit our web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/cider/reu/


Email Warren Christensen (warren.christensen@ndsu.edu) or Jennifer Momsen (jennifer.momsen@ndsu.edu)

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: UC San Diego is Nation’s 10th Best Value College

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Ranks UC San Diego Nation’s 10th Best Value College http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/kiplingers_personal_finance_ranks_uc_san_diego_nations_10th_best_value_coll

NanoEngineering Laboratory Research Position

The Lipomi Research Group in the Department of NanoEngineering (http://group.darrenlipomi.com/) is seeking a highly motivated undergraduate chemistry student for a laboratory research position starting this quarter. The student should be interested in organic synthetic chemistry applied to problems in solar energy and flexible electronics, and should have good hands and attention to detail. Sophomore organic chemistry is required, but students who are currently taking the course will still receive consideration. Previous research experience is not required. The student must be willing to devote three four-hour blocks to laboratory work each week (12 hours minimum required). The student will be working closely with a postdoctoral scholar. Good performance during the academic year may result in a paid summer internship. This position is subject to the availability of funds. The ideal candidate for this position will be motivated to attend graduate school in chemistry or materials science. This opportunity will help obtaining admission to a top graduate program. Interested students should send an email, resume, and unofficial grade report to Professor Darren Lipomi at dlipomi@ucsd.edu.