Congratulations to our UC San Diego ACSS

Congratulations to our UC San Diego ACSSA – There are over 400 student chapters of the ACS and only 52 have been deemed as Outstanding. –

Summer Reseach Opportunity at Vanderbilt

Summer Research Vanderbilt

Chemistry/Biochemistry Holiday Dinner

We are writing to invite you to our annual Chemistry and Biochemistry Holiday Event from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Ballroom in the Price Center. Food, drink, and holiday spirit will be provided.  This year, we will have:

  1. Raffle prizes, open to all department staff, students and faculty
  2. ‘Comical chemistry video’ competition
  3. Chemistry community slide show
  4. Ugly sweater contest
  5. Donation bin for Moores Cancer Center patients

The donation bin for the Moores Cancer Center patients will be located in 2040 Urey Hall.  The donation items are for the patients in the chemotherapy room to keep them warm during treatment.  Ideas for donations include blankets, gloves, scarves, hats, slippers, socks, small pillows, etc.

Best wishes to everyone and looking forward to seeing you all there!

Holiday Dinner FA17

Instructor Positions Open (San Diego and San Marcos) Announcement

Posting Description:

Test Preparation Instructor Positions

We are seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE, SAT and/or ACT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays (GRE and SAT) and/or Saturdays (ACT).  We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. As the best test prep value, our company offers six week, high-quality test preparation courses at a value price.

Salary: $45/hour for GRE classroom instruction; $35/hour for SAT and ACT classroom instruction.

  • Education: Current graduate or professional student Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.; or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s degree, or J.D.
  • Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, LSAT, GMAT, SAT, or ACT.
  • Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one semester/quarter lecture, lab, discussion, recitation, etc. class. Prior university teaching experience is required.
  • Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have bothexcellent math and verbal/writing skills. Xceptional Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
  • Consistent Weekend Commitment: Our test preparation offerings depend upon instructor reliability, commitment and consistency. We seek instructors who can teach on consecutive weekends: Our 6 Week GRE and SAT Courses are taught on Sundays; Our 6 Week ACT Courses are taught on Saturdays. Instructors can teach anywhere from 3 to 9 hours per weekend depending upon location.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit your:

(1) Cover Letter
(2) Resume or Vita
(3) Test Scores

via e-mail to:


Our instructor positions are considered a faculty appointment and instructors are treated as if they were university instructors in an academic department.

Instructors have the opportunity to help bright, high-achieving students achieve their goals and dreams of entering their first choice universities and programs. We hire good people who are intelligent, honorable, and dependable.

Teaching test preparation is a fun and rewarding experience.

Xceptional Prep, Inc.

2018 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory

Applications are being accepted for an exciting, ten-week summer internship opportunity in the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California. Please view details below:

2018 UCSD Scripps Internship Flyer

This internship program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary.

UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

More information can be found on our website, where we will be accepting applications through 4 p.m. Pacific time on February 16, 2018. If you have any questions please contact me.

Congratulations to our 2017 Teddy Traylor Award

Congratulations to our 2017 Teddy Traylor Award Winners Doug, Faith, and Andrew!


Figueroa Group Introduces MOFs with Zero-Valent-Metal Structural Sites

Figueroa Group Introduces MOFs with Zero-Valent-Metal Structural Sites