STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award: Apply Today!

UC Center Sacramento is pleased to announce that the application deadline for the STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award has been extended! Submissions will be accepted until midnight Pacific time on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

This award will recognize one or more outstanding proposals for new California legislation from UC STEM graduate students. The winner(s) will receive a $1,000 research stipend and – should their bill advance through the legislative process – will travel to Sacramento to convene with Legislators and/or legislative staff (expenses covered by UCCS).

Further information is available at UCCS STEM Solutions or on the UCCS website (uccs.ucdavis.edu).

2019 Career Center Open House

UCSD Disabilities Awareness Month 2019 Art Exhibit

WCWP 160 – Science Communication and Technical Writing Class FA19

Lecture: Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00am-12:30pm

  WCWP 160 is an upper-division writing course focused on the principles and practices of technical and scientific writing and communication. Students will learn how to write abstracts, literature reviews, research posters, and to translate scientific writing for public audiences.

The course is open to all upper-division UCSD students! For Warren College students, it can meet one of the following requirements: 

  • One upper-division PofC course for both the Humanities/Fine Arts or the Math/Science/Engineering categories
  • One upper-division Area Study course in the Humanities category
  • For transfer students: one upper-division non-contiguous GE requirement, regardless of major

ACS-SA Transfer Social

The American Chemical Society: Student Affiliates is excited to invite you to attend our first-ever transfer social! It will be held Friday, October 11th from 7-9PM in the Price Center Red Shoe Room. All are welcome and we especially encourage first and second-year transfers to attend. Come eat snacks and meet other chemistry majors. We hope to see you there and welcome you into the chemistry community at ACS-SA!

If you have any questions, please contact acssa@ucsd.edu.

We hope to see you there!

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Teacher-Scholar Search

Application link: tinyurl.com/UCLATS20

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program: Now Accepting Applications!

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Solicitation 2.  

Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.   

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 70 awards in 2019 Solicitation 2 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between June 15, 2020 and October 5, 2020.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 480 graduate awardees from 135 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science



University of Michigan College of Engineering’s Macromolecular Science and Engineering Symposium

The Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce its 43rd Annual Symposium, Polymer Design Interfaces taking place on October 23rd and 24th, 2019. Registration is now open and student poster submissions are being accepted.

Registration and more information for the symposium can be found at https://macro.engin.umich.edu/symposium/

October 23rd: Professional Development Short Courses

This half-day series of talks is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students. Speakers will present on a variety of topics including research engagement, non-traditional career pathways, mental health, and science & education outreach. An evening networking dinner will be held following the talks to which all symposium registrants are invited. 

October 24th: Polymer Design Interfaces

The symposium features invited talks by faculty and students. The poster session is open to all students as well as post-doctoral researchers, and covers research in all areas of polymer science and engineering. Industry sponsors will have booth space during the poster sessions to connect with students.

There is no registration fee. Two poster submissions will be elevated to invited talks, providing a fantastic opportunity to showcase research to leaders in the field. Please let us know if you have any questions about the event. We look forward to seeing you in October!

University of California: PRESIDENT’S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – Call for Applications!

THE PROGRAM. The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $50,760 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION. Apply online at: ppfp.ucop.edu

DEADLINE: November 1, 2019

2020–2021

Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz,

More information: President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
University of California

visit online: ppfp.ucop.edu/info/ 

email: ppfpinfo@berkeley.edu

University Partnerships for Faculty Diversity Partner Programs with Carnegie Mellon University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, New York University, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs, and the UC-affiliated National Labs. Please visit:  https://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/about-ppfp/partnerships.html

Call for Mentors for 5th Annual Girls in STEAM Conference!

The Preuss School UCSD High School Robotics Team is hosting their 5th Annual Girls in STEAM Conference on Saturday September 28th and are looking for female STEAM professionals/graduate students to volunteer for a few hours.  If interested, please refer to the link below:

https://forms.gle/9CmYnvgbPNCKGAzn8