3rd-annual UC-wide Chemistry Symposium (March 26-28, 2018) – Deadline December 15

The 3rd-annual UC-wide Chemistry Symposium (March 26-28, 2018) for grad students and postdocs is open for abstract submissions!  Abstracts are due December 15, 2017.

For $259 (which includes lodging and dining), your students and postdocs can meet other graduate students in the chemical sciences from across the UC-system, share their results, and participate in career development activities.  The conference is during UC’s spring break, so there is no conflict with teaching, TA responsibilities, or the spring ACS.  I truly hope you will encourage your group members to participate in this student-organized and run GRS-style conference.4. 2018 UCCS Flyer


IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI)

The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) provides a unique opportunity for recent graduates to become actively involved in the science policy arena through the Science Policy Fellowship Program. This two-year, paid fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas, including space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, energy, health and life sciences, national security, biotechnology, information technologies, and STEM education. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other Federal Government organizations, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

This is a full-time position and is only open to recent recipients of a bachelor’s degree (conferred within the May 2016 – July 2018 timeframe), including recipients of a master’s degree if their bachelor’s was received in or after May 2016. Candidates with degrees in engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, mathematical sciences, statistics, and learning sciences are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is required.

The application process is underway (students can apply at idalink.org/STPI-FP) and the application deadline for this year’s fellowship is January 12, 2018; the fellowship period will begin in July, 2018.  A flyer is attached with more information about the program.  Please feel free to contact STPI-Fellow@ida.org with any questions.


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2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program. This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program.  There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application January 21, 2018 deadline passes, each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period.  Check out the opportunity catalog to review all of the available opportunities, there are available research opportunities in nearly every STEM field! Please apply to no more than (3) Repperger opportunities and only apply to opportunities in your applicable educational background.

2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program Catalog:


To qualify, applicants must be pursuing their Master or PhD (some outstanding bachelor students will be considered as well), have a minimal 3.2 GPA in a STEM discipline and be a U.S. citizen. Selected participants will receive a $12,000 stipend for their participation in the internship which runs from June 4- August 10, 2018. All complete applications must be submitted by January 21, 2018. To apply, visit https://www.orau.org/maryland/repperger.html.  For more information, visit: www.orau.org/maryland, or email Recruiter@orau.org.

Please remember we have a lot more opportunities available with the Department of Defense! Please explore the U.S. Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship (BS-PhD candidates) and the U.S. Army Institute for Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program (BS Candidates) opportunities. Additional summer and postgraduate opportunities (Bachelor–Postdoctoral opportunities) are posted to the ORAU Maryland website, currently over 200 open research opportunities: www.orau.org/maryland.

Army Research Lab –Summer Journeyman Fellowship


Army Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program


I hope that you will share this e-mail with students at your intuition and encourage them to apply!

Best regards,


Sharon C. Rice

Recruiting & Marketing, Program Specialist

Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development


Maryland Office

4692 Millennium Drive    |  Suite 101  | Belcamp, MD 21017

Office: (410) 306-9200 |  Direct: (410) 306-9201  | Fax: (410) 306-9306


New UD CHEM Elective: CHEM 111

Hello, CHEM Students!

We’re excited to announce a new upper-division elective to be offered this winter: CHEM 111. Please see course description and prerequisite information below:

Origins of Life and the Universe. A chemical perspective of the origin and evolution of stars, elements, and planets’ biogeochemical systems through time. The chemical evolution of the earth, its atmosphere and oceans, and their historical records, leading to early life are discussed. The content includes search techniques for chemical traces of life on other planets.

Prerequisites: CHEM 6C

Let us know if you have any questions!

Student Affairs Office
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) 2018

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) 2018

The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates who will be rising seniors in summer 2018 to apply for participation in the 10th annual NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2018).  Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants will fly onboard the NASA DC-8 and assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected.

Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel.

The eight-week program begins June 18, 2018 and concludes August 10, 2018.

Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine.

SARP participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a travel allowance, and free housing and local transportation during the 8-week program.

Applicants must be US citizens.

Watch a video about the program:


For more information and to apply:


Email: nasasarp@baeri.org

GEM Grad Lab Program for UCSD 2017

Good morning, CHEM Undergrads! Are you interested in grad school? If so, please see below for a message from the Graduate Division regarding an exciting event this weekend:

We are excited that the Southern California Regional GEM Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Laboratory is being held at the University of California, San Diego on Friday and Saturday, October 27-28.  The UCSD GEM GRAD Lab is sponsored by Qualcomm, Inc. If you are remotely interested in going to graduate school to obtain your Master’s or PhD degree in a STEM field, this is a FREE event you do not want to miss!  REGISTER NOW!

Please see the attached agenda and outline that outlines the Southern California GEM Grad Lab.  There’s still time to register and attend.

See you this weekend!

Willie J. Thompson Jr., Ph.D.
Student Affairs Coordinator
Diversity Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention
Graduate Division, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0003
Phone: (858) 822-1492
Fax: (858) 534-4304
w3thompson@ucsd.edu | grad.ucsd.edu
“Graduate education that transforms, enriches, and inspires”

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TRiO Outreach Programs – Tutors Needed

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