Housing Insecurity Survey – Please Support Undergraduate Research Apprentices

We are a graduate and undergraduate student research team at UC San Diego that is conducting research on housing insecurity and student success. As a student attending UC San Diego, you are being asked to participate in an online survey that has been designed to understand the ways in which housing impacts student health, sense of self and academic achievement. If you choose to participate in this survey, please click on the link below. Participation is anonymous and will last approximately 10 minutes. Before you begin the survey, you will read a brief consent form. Survey questions will include questions around rental costs, location of off-campus housing, financial burdens, mental health, faculty awareness and grades. 

While there is no direct benefit to you for participating in this study, the research may help the investigators better understand the ways in which housing insecurity impacts students in San Diego: information that we are planning to share with students, faculty and administrators at our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacey Livingstone at sbliving@ucsd.edu or at 619-417-4350.

Thank you! 



May 2020 GPU Hackathon at SDDC!

Scientific Literature Reading

Come join ChemPAL, a mentorship org helping undergraduates navigate careers in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related fields, to learn how to critically read scientific articles. Whether pursuing a career in academia or industry or pursuing graduate school, knowing how to read scientific articles is a crucial skill.

Location: Natural Sciences Building (NSB), Room 3211

This workshop will be led by current graduate students who are actively involved in research and have experience in analyzing scientific literature.

*Chemistry students highly encouraged to attend. Related majors will benefit. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Upcoming Basement Application & Events!


Applications for The Basement’s Winter 2020 Cohort are currently open!  Any current UC San Diego undergraduate or graduate student with a business venture or social innovation idea is encouraged to apply.  Students of all majors are eligible.  Applications are due on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:59pm


Think Tank

Tuesday, January 14 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: The Basement – Mandeville B202 (Level B2)

Description:  Have 3 minutes, 3 slides, 3 questions, and 1 great idea? Pitch your idea to your peers to gain valuable feedback.

Event URL:  https://www.facebook.com/events/566332620868692/

Winter Startup Recruitment Fair

Thursday, January 16 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: The Basement – Mandeville B202 (Level B2)

Description:  Interested in working at a student startup? Connect with Basement startups currently recruiting motivated students to join their teams.

Event URL:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2524979031159348/    

Disruptor Series: Women in AI

Wednesday, January 22 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Location:  The Basement – Mandeville B202 (Level B2)

Description:  Hear from women who are leading & making positive change in the field of artificial intelligence.

Event URL:  https://www.facebook.com/events/594473654640875/

Biz/Tech Series: Creating & Innovating in LinkedIn

Wednesday, January 29 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location:  The Basement – Mandeville B202 (Level B2)

Description:  Learn the best practices and strategies when it comes to LinkedIn.  Optional FREE headshots: 1:00PM – 1:30PM

Event URL:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1063751297294722/     

Black Resource Center Change-a-Thon

Saturday, February 1 | 9:00am – 9:00pm

Location:  The Basement – Mandeville B202 (Level B2)

Description:  Join the inaugural social impact-focused Hack-a-Thon to create tangible solutions for issues and obstacles impacting Black communities today.

Event URL:  https://changeathon.ucsd.eduWe have a lot more events planned for the rest of Winter Quarter.  To stay updated on all upcoming events and opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, visit our website, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter.  We are also always open to finding new ways to partner with other departments on campus.

New Student Success Center Website!

Dear Students,

We are excited to announce the launch of the Student Success Center’s website! Our goal is to provide a virtual one-stop experience where physical sciences students can learn about academic enrichment programs, access resources that enrich the student experience and take advantage of professional development opportunities.

For those who ask, “What is the Student Success Center,” it’s an initiative created by you—the students! The Center was conceived from feedback from physical sciences students, and it supports an inclusive learning environment, as well as provides professional development services to undergraduate and graduate students. The Center will connect students with internship opportunities in industry, organize alumni events and initiatives, and offer guidance to students for developing meaningful career paths. The Center is under construction and will be open during winter quarter 2020.

P.S. Follow us on LinkedIn.

Takeda Scientific Internships

Meet the Boss: Beyond Your Science Degree

The Student Alumni Associates (SSA) is hosting an event to connect students and alumni. “Meet the Boss: Beyond Your Science Degree” explores different career paths that biology (and related majors) can take, besides pre-med, as we know that it’s a decision a lot of students who decide not to go to Medical School struggle with.

The event includes a moderated Q&A, followed by an open networking session, with alumni who majored in Biology (or related majors) at UC San Diego, but pursued careers besides those that require Medical School training. Our speakers will be announced soon  via our Facebook event page. Furthermore, attendees can learn more via our Facebook Event Page and RSVP here.

Event Details:

Date: Monday, November 18th (Week 8)

Time: 6-8pm

Location: The Loft at UCSD