6th Annual ACSSA Undergraduate Chemistry Symposium

The 6th Annual ACSSA Undergraduate Chemistry Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 17th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm in NSB, Revelle College.

It would be a great opportunity for you to present your research in the form of posters to professors and fellow students. In addition, your participation into this symposium can bring you great honor and even awards, which definitely can help build up your resume. With less than one week left before the deadline, please submit your abstract online at: http://acssa.ucsd.edu/symposium.html by May 7th. Any research related to chemistry is welcome to present. Furthermore, if currently you are not doing any research, you are invited to the symposium to communicate with your fellow students and learn about their research. Free food will be served.

If you would like to volunteer for the symposium, please e-mail us.

We hope to see you all there!

For updated information, please check our Facebook event page at:http://www.facebook.com/events/353233014723148/.



Presentation: Graduate program at UCD

Are you interested in getting a PhD in Chemistry? Come learn more about the graduate program at UC Davis! Dr. William Jackson, Professor Emeritus at UC Davis, will be on campus on Thursday, March 22nd. He will discuss the excellent UC Davis Chemistry Graduate Program, as well as share more information about the Sloan Fellowship Program which provides generous funding to selected students. Refreshments will be provided. We hope you will join us for this great opportunity to learn more about graduate school! Dr. Jackson’s presentation will be on Thursday, 3/22 from 2pm – 3pm in Pacific Hall 4501.

WHEN: Thursday, March 22nd, 2pm – 3pm
WHERE: Pacific Hall 4501

Dr. William Jackson: http://www.chem.ucdavis.edu/faculty/cf-info.php?id=15

UC Davis Chemistry Graduate Program: http://www.chem.ucdavis.edu/

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: http://www.sloan.org/

The Sloan Fellowship
The UC Davis Chemistry Graduate Program is a member of the Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program, only one of two programs on the West Coast selected to participate in the program!

Chemistry 87: Freshman Seminar on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

Preparing for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
Spring 2012
Thursdays, 4‐4:50 PM, 4501 Pacific Hall

Why should I get involved in research?
What undergraduate research opportunities are available to me?
How do I select a research area/focus and a potential research mentor?
How should I inquire about a volunteer/for‐credit/paid position in a lab?
What if I don’t have prior research experience?

If you would like the answer to these questions and more about undergraduate
research, you are encouraged to enroll in Chemistry 87!

The course will include seminars on current and cutting‐edge research by
Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty, information sessions on campus programs
and resources, a tour of departmental research facilities and laboratories, and a
(optional) field trip to local industry.

Questions? Contact Chemistry Advising (chemadvising@ucsd.edu) or the Course Instructor
(Dr. Stacey Brydges, sbrydges@ucsd.edu)

Chemistry87 Registration

Celgene summer internship program

We are pleased to announce to the academic community our annual Summer Internship Program for undergraduate chemistry students. This is an excellent opportunity for motivated students in your department to expand their skill set and gain valuable, hands-on experience in different fields of chemistry.

Attached is our flyer that summarizes the program. Please feel free to make postings/announcements within your department to notify students of this opportunity.

We are excited about our Summer Internship Program and look forward to hearing from the talented students on your campus.

Best regards,
2012 Chemistry Summer Internship Committee

Celgene Chemistry Summer Internship-Flyer 2012

2012 Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry

CSU Channel Islands wants to update you on their upcoming undergraduate research conference, coming up on April 7, 2012. The website for the meeting is:

http://chemistry.csuci.edu/ scurccb/index.htm

Please check it out, and note that they will begin accepting accepting abstracts on February 20.

Summer Internship at Pfizer La Jolla

The Pfizer La Jolla Chemistry Internship Program is currently looking to fill two summer internship positions in computational and organic chemistry.  This internship is a 12 week program that will provide a rewarding exposure to the process of Drug Discovery.  The website for students to apply: http://swp.pfizercareersus.com/.

RISE MS-to-PhD Fellowship Opportunity at Cal State LA

This is a great opportunity through the Cal State LA Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence (RISE) MS-to-PhD program. This research-training program is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and aimed at developing the talents of minority students so they are ready to succeed in PhD programs. The fellowship includes a salary of $17,000 to $21,000 per year. It also includes payment of registration fees/tuition (currently at $7,200), funds for research supplies, and for travel to professional meetings. Over the past decade some 80% of participants have won admission to top PhD programs nationwide. Significantly 59 of our alumni completed the PhD in the past nine years; an additional 120 continue in PhD programs.


1) Students must apply to the RISE MS-to-PhD fellowship program by Monday, April 9. For more information on RISE, please see www.calstatela.edu/moreprograms.

RISE MS-to-PhD is one of the programs in the Cal State LA Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) suite of research training programs.

2) However, students must also apply for admission to the California State University, Los Angeles graduate program at http://www.csumentor.edu/admissionapp/grad_apply.asp  by the deadline of Tuesday, May 15. The University will not accept late applications. RISE MS-to-PhD fellowship support is, of course, contingent on admission to an MS graduate program.

Two departments additionally require that students also apply to them directly:

3) THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. If students intend to do their MS work in biology or microbiology, the departmental application must be completed by Thursday March 15. Please see http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/biol/biomsapplinfo.php for additional application information.

4) THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY requires a separate application directly to them by their Tuesday, May 15 deadline. Please see http://www.calstatela.edu/dept/chem/gradprograms.htm for additional application information.

The following RISE MS-to-PhD flyer/application has all this information and hot links to the University and departmental applications: CalStateLA RISE MS2PhD