Women in Science and Technology (AWIS) Conference at Thermo Fisher Scientific!

Conference will be held at Thermo Fisher Scientific this Saturday, October 19, 8:30am-4:30pm.  They have 10 free slots available to community members- and that includes students!

The address for the conference is:

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Carlsbad

5823 Newton Drive

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Keck Graduate Institute Info Session

Keck Graduate Institute will be having their info session on October 16th, 6PM – 8 PM at Bioengineering Hall, Fung auditorium. FREE FOOD will be provided!

On Wednesday, October 16th, faculty members from KGI will come to our campus to talk about the different programs and internships they offer as well as different routes that you can take after UCSD. If you are interested in a career in health sciences, business, pharmacy, and genetics, with a focus on industry projects, hands-on industry experiences, come check it out!

Keck Graduate Institute is a specialized graduate school located in Claremont, CA that prepares students to be next generation leaders in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

Here are the list of summer programs provided by KGI:


* For more info on each of these summer program, check out their website

*For a reminder, please check out the facebook event in the link below:https://www.facebook.com/events/2814406528597373/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1570844689081986

UC Davis Study Abroad Opportunities

Visit UC Davis Study Abroad at the Study Abroad EXPO Fair on Monday, October 21, 11-3, PC Ballroom West!

Below are some specific Study Abroad programs that may be of interest to you. Use our hub search tool and visit the program pages for more details on courses, accommodations, instructor, excursions, fees (financial aid applies!), etc. Consider creating a Study Abroad account and select programs of interest (it only takes 1 minute) to receive updates about enrollment, deadlines, etc! 

Spring 2020 Quarter Abroad

Taiwan – Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Taipei)

Study pharmaceutical chemistry at one of the top 20 research institutions in the world. Earn UC chemistry units and participate in optional research internships at Academia Sinica. Offered spring quarter 2020. Open to UC students via the UC Intercampus Visitors Program (ICV).

Fall 2020 Quarter Abroad

UK – Organic Chemistry (Nottingham)

Complete a key UC Davis organic chemistry sequence in just one quarter and explore the rich history and culture of England. Offered fall quarter 2020. Open to UC students via the UC Intercampus Visitors Program (ICV).

Summer Abroad- GE Options!

Italy, Rome—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City

Courses: Italian 107S & 198 (Taught in English)
Visit Roman, Etruscan, and Greek ruins and discover why Rome is considered an outdoor museum.

Lebanon, Crisis in the Environment (NEW)

Courses: Science and Society 09 & 198
Explore environmental issues that result from population growth and civil conflict while immersing yourself in beautiful, intriguing and ancient Lebanese culture.

Greece, Writers in Greece

Courses: University Writing Program 101 & 198
Learn about Greece’s vibrant culture while traveling to many beautiful and historical sites.

Bhutan—GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Courses: Landscape Architecture 150 & 198 or Applied Biological Systems Technology 150 & 198
Learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the peaceful, culturally rich, and biodiverse country of Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains, where progress is measured in Gross National Happiness.

Peru, Into the Andes—History, Environment, Culture

Courses: History 162 & 198

Explore the diverse cultural and natural landscapes of the Peruvian highlands. Based in Cuzco, the program includes trips to Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu, one of the great wonders of the world.

Win up to $20K for your Social Impact Initiative!

Deadline to Apply: November 20, 2019 at 12pm PT

Funding: Up to $20,000/team

Information Session: Oct.17 from 3-4 PM at the Basement (Mandeville B202)


     – Undergraduate or Graduate student

     – Enrolled for Fall 2019

     – All majors encouraged to apply

Details & Application: 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BigIdeasContest/ Please email Amy Liu at aml086@ucsd.edu if you have any questions.

How to get an On-Campus Job Workshop!

Student Employment Office will be having a “How to get an on-campus job” workshop on October 17th, 1-1:45pm in the Horizon Room.

Topics will include: how to navigate Handshake, types of student positions, common questions/answers, and utilizing work-study awards.

Here is the Handshake event link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/382855

AEP – Undergraduate Research Opportunity!

On Thursday October 10th at 10:00am, the Academic Enrichment Programs Office is hosting a joint information session for the McNair Program and the Faculty Mentor Program (FMP).  Both programs offer opportunities for research and faculty mentorship. !  The information session is being hosted in the Large Conference Room at Student Center B, 2nd floor.  Light refreshments will be served!

Link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctqKJaEg3KvgfTcaFMRjWeLgHcvh_O52T3MFEdvsL2ahAmrg/viewform

UC Berkeley’s Professional Masters Program!

Product Development Program (PDP) Info Session Webinars

Thursday, 10/24 – 9-10 am PST

Thursday, 11/14 – 9-10 am PST

Tuesday, 12/10 – 2-3 pm PST

Applications for PDP21 (August 2020 to May 2021) are now open and will close on Monday, January 6, 2020. Come and virtually meet the PDP’s Executive Director, Dr. Keith Alexander, and a current student to learn more about our professional 9-month Master’s program in Chemical Engineering. Graduates of the PDP almost exclusively choose to enter industry to embark on a professional or managerial career related to bringing new products and technologies into commercial reality.

  • Thrive in a close-knit community; Each cohort can only hold up to 50 students.
  • Guide your coursework by choosing one of the following industry specializations or get creative and create a hybrid:
    • Advanced Materials
    • Alternative Energy
    • Biotechnology (Drug Development or Medical Devices)
    • Consumer Products
    • Manufactured Products
    • Microelectronics
    • New Ventures
  • Instead of a thesis, get industry experience by participating in a field project during your Spring semester where you will work in small teams to solve a product development challenge for a real company. Past clients include:
                 Amyris                              Applied Materials
                 Baxter                              Bayer
                 Bio-Rad                            Bolt Threads
                 Chevron                           Clorox
                 Clif Bar                             Corning
                 Dow Chemical                  Genentech
                 Givaudan                          Illumina                           
                 Lam Research                  LanzaTech
                 Pacific Gas & Electric       Siluria Technologies                 
  • Our alumni have been hired at the following companies:
                  AbbVie                               Accenture
                  Apple                                 Applied Materials
                  Bloomberg                        Chevron
                  Deloitte                              Dow
                  DuPont                              ExxonMobil
                  Genentech                        Gilead Sciences
                  Google                              Hewlett-Packard
                  Intel                                   Merck
                  Micron Technology            Navigant
                  Proctor & Gamble             Rakuten
  • 100% of our students receive financial aid and a limited number of full tuition and fees scholarships are available.
  • GRE scores will automatically be waived for ALL University of California graduates and GRE score waivers are available for working professionals with 4+ years of relevant industry experience.        

“In addition to introducing me to the company where I now work, the PDP provided me with the framework to analyze technical problems from a practical market based perspective. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in working at the intersection of business and chemical technology.” — Joel Vincent ’11, Advanced Chemical Engineer, Eastman Chemical Company

“The flexible curriculum, experiencing the real world in a safe environment where it is OK to fail, and access to world-class faculty were my main attractions to the PDP in Berkeley. The short duration of the program constantly keeps you on your toes but provides you a well-rounded experience and the skill set you develop is easily transferable across industries.” — Vivek Narayanan ’10, Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers

“The PDP is a good choice when looking to change careers or industries. The PDP allowed me to bridge the gap between R&D for inkjet printer inks to pharmaceuticals without 4-6 more years of school. Coursework is diverse, spanning many different schools on campus (Chemistry, Haas, Public Health, etc.) allowing for more networking opportunities. Great value for the time and money spent.” — Jill Salelanonda ’07, Lab Manager, Gilead Sciences