Spring Graduate Course: Supporting Learning with Technology

Are you interested in learning about improving teaching efficiency and efficacy?  Want to stand out in the job market?  Develop real skills to use technology to support your students’ learning?

Take EDS 297 Learning in Computing Environments.  You’ll learn abut core, applied learning theories and ways to utilize technology to implement powerful learning experiences for students.  You’ll complete projects where you design a “best practice” didactic video lecture and create online resources to support scalable formative feedback to help students develop their understanding.

Request to be pre-authorized here.

You can also see the syllabus here: EDS297 Learning in Computing Environments_ Promise Syllabus – Google Docs

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** Attention Masters Students **

Dear MS students,

We hope everyone is doing well and ready to get the new academic year started! I wanted to bring the following important upcoming deadlines for this Fall to your attention.

Friday of Week 4 (October 27th) is the deadline to submit:

  • Add/Drop/Change cards to change a grading option, change number of units, drop a course without a W


Friday of Week 9 (December 1st) is the deadline to submit:

  • Add/Drop cards to drop a course

Friday of Week 10 (December 8th) is the deadline to submit:

  • Add cards to add a course

Friday of Finals Week (December 15th) is the deadline (for those graduating) to submit:

  • Final Paperwork for degree completion
  • Fully completed forms must be received in the Graduate Division by the deadline date; department approval alone does not constitute meeting a deadline (to be safe, you will want to submit these forms to the department by Tuesday of Finals Week in order to give enough time to obtain the Vice Chair’s signature).

*Please note: For a Spring degree the deadline to submit all final paperwork and have your name listed in the commencement booklet is the Friday of Week 10. The final deadline for a Spring degree is the last Friday of Spring quarter but your name will not be included in the commencement booklet.

The Summer degree deadline is the last Friday of summer session II (usually in early September).

You can find more information by visiting MS Degree Requirements. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at chemms@ucsd.edu.

If you would like to take classes outside of our department and have them count towards your MS requirements, please fill out the MS Course Exception Request Form.

All the best!


Graduate Enrollment Deadlines

Please note the deadlines coming up this Friday, October 13th:


  • Add/Drop/Change classes online via Webreg. (Add/Drop cards must be used after the 2nd week of the quarter.)
  • Petition for 1/2 Time study.
  • Request Leave of Absence for Fall 2017.
  • Request In Absentia for Fall 2017.
  • Last day to file Master’s Advancement to Candidacy to receive a Fall 2017 degree award.

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (grad-level or upper-division) in order to be eligible for TA-ships, funding, etc.

Students are responsible for knowing these deadlines. The 2017-18 Enrollment and Registration Calendar can be viewed here: http://blink.ucsd.edu/instructors/courses/enrollment/calendars/2017.html

If you are thinking about taking a Leave of Absence, please note the schedule of refunds: https://students.ucsd.edu/finances/fees/registration/schedule-of-refunds.html.  Contact Student Affairs to discuss the potential financial ramifications.

Please check your enrollments and let me know if you have any questions.


Jeanine Sun Kolinko

Graduate Program Manager

UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry

9500 Gilman Drive – MC 0303

La Jolla CA, 92093-0303

jkolinko@ucsd.edu | (858)822-6014 | http://chemistry.ucsd.edu

SPARK Program Application

SPARK Program Application – Deadline 8/29

Attention Grad Students and Postdocs!

The UCSD Rady School of Business is offering a new program this Fall. The SPARK Program is an immersive, fast-paced program that offers you the confidence, knowledge and competencies needed to become an entrepreneurial innovator.  The primary goal of the program is to help participants discover, validate and launch technology-driven venture ideas that fulfill a compelling market need and contribute to social and economic value. Designed by an award-winning Rady School faculty member and facilitated by an experienced business executive, the program also offers practical skills that can make you an attractive candidate for industry careers in Innovation.

The SPARK: Validate 2017 application is now active until Tuesday, August 29th at 5 pm. Follow the link below to begin, and we look forward to receiving your application!


APPLY HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/EyqeFIHzN1xgmEx52

Innovation2Market Course at Rady

Attention Students and Post-docs,

Do you want to learn how to take an exciting idea from mind to marketplace? 

The Rady School of Business is hosting an Info and Networking Night next Thursday, August 18, at 5pm at Jacobs School, Henry Booker Room 2512. At the event, students can learn more about Innovation2Marketplace, a course that aims to form teams of students and post-doctoral fellows to take ideas from the bench to the market, with the end goal of doing just that! Meet the course instructor, Rady faculty member Kimberly Davis-King, as well as Rady Assistant Dean Clark Jordan and alumni of the first I2M! Also meet other interested applicants, form teams around an idea, or just learn more about what the course has to offer! All attendees will receive a significantly discounted admission to the course. 

Refreshments will be provided.

See below for course details. 

RSVP by Wednesday, August 10th, by emailing us at innovation2marketplace@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday night!


The Innovation2Marketplace Team


Innovation to Marketplace:

The Rady School of Management is offering a new Innovation to Market (I2M) course for PhD and post graduate students from September 1st 2016 to December 15th 2016, and will focus on taking a novel or in-lab idea to market. It will be an exciting opportunity for those with a project they see as marketable, as well as those generally interested in benchtop-to-business strategy. Class size will be limited to 30-36 individuals for efficient team management.

Cross-disciplinary I2M teams of up to four people can be formed prior to or at the beginning of the course based upon innovation from research conducted in the lab (with approval from PI) or from a new idea. The application period will open soon, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about business development and network with your entrepreneurial peers in an interactive and hands-on course offered by the Rady School!

Applications open: August 15th 2016 (Monday)

Info night: August 18th 2016 (Thursday) – COURSE DISCOUNT OFFERED!

Applications close: August 22nd 2016 (Monday)

Course begins: September 1st, 2016 (Thursday)

Course Fee: $450 (also payable by Index Number)

Syllabus: UCSD Innovation to Market Syllabus 2016

MAE 207 Micro/Nano Acoustofluidics course by James Friend

Micro-Nano Acoustofluidics MAE207 Spring'16 by James Friend

Rady Elective Enrollment Opportunity for Winter 2016

MGT459 Topics in Innovation: Social Entrepreneurship

Professor: Ayelet Gneezy

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 9:30 AM


Course Overview & Objectives

In less than a generation, we have witnessed a tectonic shift in the way people think about, and work toward, social change. Innovative change-makers are those who test and implement new solutions to entrenched social, economic, and environmental problems. This course is designed for students who are interested in understanding and participating in social entrepreneurship, whether they pursue careers in the nonprofit, for profit or public sectors.


Is there a conflict between looking after shareholders and looking after stakeholders more generally? Does a company have responsibilities to society over and above those to its shareholders? Is it ethical to outsource production to countries where working conditions are vastly inferior to those in the US? Can corporations and business methods contribute to the solution of social and environmental problems?


These pressing issues are of concern to many corporations and leaders in the political and non-governmental worlds.

This is an interactive, discussion-based and case-based course that looks at examples of companies that have succeeded in doing well (financially) and doing good (for society). We will also hear from practitioners who are struggling with these issues.


The picture that emerges from the course is that “doing well” (financially) and “doing good” (for society and other stakeholders) can be compatible. There are many examples of companies that do both–meet demanding ethical standards, while being amongst the most profitable in their industries. In this course we will try to understand how this can be achieved, and apply critical thinking to this domain.

Learning about entrepreneurs for social change is not merely about reading case studies, learning about problems and coming up with great ideas. By committing to take this class, you will participate in a process of deep reflection about where you come from, your current interests and your vision for the future. This is an invitation to develop your own roadmap for becoming an agent of change through entrepreneurship and business.


Please contact one of Rady’s Graduate Coordinator’s listed below if you are interested in enrolling winter 2016.


Laurie Tanjuaquio

Master’s Program Advisor & Coordinator

P: 858.822.4616


Casey-Jo Arnold

Master’s Program Advisor & Coordinator

P: 858.822.6461


MGT459 Social Entrepreneurship – WI16 DRAFT