SWIGS Information

Hi, grads!
The Society for Women in Graduate Studies in Chemistry & Biochemistry (SWIGS) is beginning a membership drive, and we invite YOU to join! Membership in SWIGS is open to any interested department grad or postdoc. Fill out the short form found here if you would like to join SWIGS or renew your SWIGS membership in the coming academic year!
Being on the mailing list is NOT the same thing as being a SWIGS member. There’s no cost to be a member of SWIGS, and many benefits (a few are listed in the membership form). Check out our attached newsletter from last year for an idea of what SWIGS does. This year, we added some great events to our lineup—we co-founded the Student Research Seminar and hosted a C&EN Editor in collaboration with ACS San Diego, to name a few.
Feel free to reach out with any questions about SWIGS. We hope you consider becoming a part of the SWIGS community!
SWIGS Leadership

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New Course: Spanish for Health Sciences

I’m pleased to announce that the Linguistics Language Program has developed a new Spanish course specifically designed for students planning to go into the health field! Would you please share with other staff and any students that would be interested?


LISP 18. Intermediate Spanish for Health Sciences is a 2 unit Spanish conversation course with a focus on health. Ideal for global health, public health majors and pre-med students who are doing field work. This course prepares students to have culturally appropriate interactions with Spanish speaking communities locally and abroad. At the end of the course students will be able to talk about health related topics and give educational presentations with ease. Prerequisite: LISP1D/DX or equivalent or consent from instructor. For more information about the course contact Alicia Muñoz Sánchez amunoz@ucsd.edu


Offered: Fall 2018

Days & Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Location: McGill 2315


Thank you!



Christina Knerr Frink, Chief Administrative Officer
Department of Linguistics

Human Development Program
University of California, San Diego
Applied Physics & Mathematics Building 4161
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0108
Phone: 858-534-3602
Web: http://ling.ucsd.edu | http://hdp.ucsd.edu

Health Advocacy Presentation

Join us for an insightful presentation with Dr. Watanabe on the state of affordable medicine and healthcare.

Light refreshments provided while food supplies last!

Please RSVP to nmagpusao@ucsd.edu by Friday, May 25.Health Advocacy.jpg

ChemPAL Coffee Meetup!

ChemPAL is having a Coffee Meetup this Weds 5/23 from 10-11am at Mandeville coffee cart! Come hang out with fellow students, drink FREE COFFEE, and get advice from chem grad students on classes, undergraduate research, jobs, professional school, and more! ChemPALcoffee.jpg

Triton Entrepreneur Night

Interested in finding out what’s been happening at The Basement?

You’re invited to attend Triton Entrepreneur Night, where Basement startup teams demo and pitch their cutting-edge innovations, technologies and social impact projects!

You’ll get a chance to watch Basement startup pitches, visit dozens of demo tables and network with entrepreneurial-minded investors. You’ll even have an opportunity to vote for your favorite startup to win the coveted Audience Choice Award! Don’t miss out on this evening of excitement as we celebrate undergraduate innovation and entrepreneurship.

Space is limited. REGISTER today for this FREE event!

What is The Basement?
The Basement is a campus incubator that provides co-work space and resources to help undergraduate students of all majors explore their startup or social impact ideas. Come by and see it for yourself! We’re located in Mandeville B202 (Level B2) and open access hours are Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Facebook Event:  http://bit.ly/TEN2018

Apply Today! – Discover UChicago

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for our Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 18th-20th, 2018 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields. This program is intended for individuals planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2018 with the intention of matriculating in the fall of 2019. This exciting event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore our community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2018. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are invited to apply. A full list of participating programs, as well as application requirements and additional guidance, may be found at grad.uchicago.edu/admissions/discover/.

We hope you will share the attached material with your students and colleagues and encourage them to Discover UChicago. Any questions may be directed to our office at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu.DiscoverUChicago2018 Post Card_Page_1DiscoverUChicago2018 Post Card_Page_2

The Equilibrium

All UC San Diego undergraduate students are invited to submit their research-related projects to The Equilibrium, Warren’s undergraduate, interdisciplinary research journal. Submissions from any college, major, and discipline are accepted. The Equilibrium is issued annually, highlighting student research both electronically and in-print, and makes student work directly accessible and referenceable to the entire UC system and the global research community through eScholarship and Google Scholar.

If you need assistance editing your research article for publication, The Equilibrium’s editorial team will work with you one-on-one to help refine your paper after submission.

Submissions are open now through May 19th at 23:59 PST.

All accepted submissions will receive a $50 prize, as well as a complimentary Equilibrium T-shirt, and an invitation to our exclusive End-of-the-Year Banquet with the Warren Provost and many campus-wide professors and faculty.

What are you waiting for? Submit now at: tinyurl.com/EQ2018