Research Corporation for Science Advancement Symposium

Graduate Opportunities!

Events & Announcements

  1. TODAY – 1/27/2020 – PhD Panel Talk:  Research at Intel
  2. Abstracts now open for the 2020 University of California Chemical Symposium
  3. Abstracts Open for Green Chemistry & Engineering – Travel Award Opportunity!
  4. Student Research Seminar – Nominations Open! Hosted by SWIGS & CGSC
  5. Career Center Events for Graduate Students
  6. Winter Quarter @ The Writing Hub


  • CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento

Job Opportunities

  • Aerotek Job Opportunities
  • Shell International Exploration and Production – Job Opportunity

PhD Panel Talk: Research at Intel | Recruitment Event

Please join Dr. Jeff Foerster (UCSD) and Dr. Ariela Zeira (Yale University) for a panel discussion on the role of Research at Intel. Jeff and Ariela are from the Wireless Communications Research Lab in Intel Labs.  (Bios below)

Date:              Monday, Jan 27th

Time:              6:00 PM

Location:        Qualcomm Conference Center in Jacobs Hall

Dress:            Casual!

Immediate openings in EE, Comp E, CS, Chem E, Mech E, Mat Sci, Chemistry, Physics, most all Engineering and Science related disciplines.   

Dr. Jeff Foerster joined Intel in August 2000 and is currently a Principal Engineer and Sr. Director of Emerging Connectivity Solutions in the Wireless Communications Research Lab in Intel Labs.  He currently leads a team focused on next generation Wi-Fi technologies, emerging IoT systems, applications of machine learning for wireless, and media compression and analytics for machine vision.  He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Dr. Ariela Zeira joined Intel in 2016 and recently moved to Intel Labs, Wireless Communication Research, where she drives forward looking research in the area of future networks. Her previous roles at Intel include leading the Client Connectivity Innovation team at Intel’s Client Computing Group and the Technology Planning and Strategy group at Intel’s Communications and Devices Group. Prior to joining Intel Ariela served as a Vice President, Engineering at InterDigital. She has a proven track record of leading technology and product teams in areas such as cellular, video, and analytics. Ariela obtained her undergraduate and graduate EE degrees from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and obtained her PhD degree in EE at Yale University with a thesis in the area of estimation theory. She holds over 200 issued US patents mostly in the areas of signal processing and wireless communications.

Abstracts now open for the 2020 University of California Chemical Symposium

Abstracts are now open for the 2020 University of California Chemical Symposium! This year’s UCCS will be held March 22nd-24th at the beautiful Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. Professor Jillian Buriak from the University of Alberta is our Ursa Lecturer and Professor David Olson from UC Davis is our Lux Lecturer. The program will again include a variety of workshops and professional development events, exciting talks and posters, and great social activities.

Abstracts can be submitted at through February 3rd. Registration is only $359 and includes all lodging, meals, and conference activities (registration through February 24th and will open following abstract submissions).

Student Research Seminar – Nominations Open!

Hosted by SWIGS & CGSC

The next installment of the Student Research Seminar series is in the works! This quarter, the seminar will take place on Wednesday, February 19th from 11AM-12PM in NSB Auditorium. The speakers this quarter will be chosen by a nomination process, as in past quarters.

The Student Research Seminar series is the perfect opportunity to give a short, general talk on your research to the department and receive feedback from peers and faculty.  One speaker from each of the 5 subdivisions will present 10-minute talks in sequence, adding up to an hour-long seminar. There will be snacks and coffee!

If you would like to be considered for a talk, please fill out the short form here by Friday, January 24th 

If you would like to nominate another grad student for a talk, please fill out this form here by Friday, January 24th 

We welcome questions, and we hope you will consider participating!

Kelly Hunter, Joey Palomba, and Elizabeth Porto


Abstracts Open for Green Chemistry & Engineering

The 2020 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will be held on June 16-18th in Seattle, WA.  The call for abstracts for GC&E is currently open, and we are seeking organic chemistry graduate students and/or post-docs who would be interested in giving an oral presentation during a special session. To help with costs, we will be giving out eight $1000 travel grants to selected students.  The deadline to apply is February 17th, 2020, and details are included in the attached flyer. 

Career Center Events for Graduate Students

Winter Career Center Events for Graduate Students: Register on Handshake

Winter Quarter @ The Writing Hub

One-On-One Consultations

Make an appointment with one of our Graduate Writing Consultants, who are here to talk with you about your work and give you supportive, actionable feedback. Bring in any project at any stage – no draft necessary.

Learn more about grad writing consultations and make an appointment.

(NEW!) Writing Groups for EAL/ESL Grad Students

During the 2019-2020 academic year, we are piloting Writing Discussion Groups for EAL/ESL graduate students. Groups meet once per week (Weeks 2-9) to share writing and get feedback on drafts in progress. Each group is facilitated by a Graduate Writing Consultant from the Writing Hub, who fosters constructive feedback and community among group members.

Learn more and find a group!

(NEW!) Dissertation Writer’s Workshop

A hybrid between a workshop and a retreat, the Dissertation Writer’s Workshop is a new pilot program from the Writing Hub specifically intended for ABD graduate students who are in the process of writing their dissertations. The program consists of 3 sessions, each designed to demystify the dissertation and give advanced doctoral students time and space to write in the company of their peers. The Dissertation Writer’s Workshop will meet Mondays, January 27-February 10, 1-5pm.

Learn more and sign up!

Writing Room

The Writing Room is a daily time and space for you to make time for your writing projects, with free coffee! No RSVP or commitment necessary. Because we acknowledge that the writing process takes time and effort, we reward participants who attend the Writing Room 25 times in a quarter, or 70 times in the academic year, because we think you should be recognized for how hard you’re working! The Writing Room meets 9am-11am, Monday-Friday, Weeks 1-10.

Learn more about the Writing Room

Graduate Student Writing Retreats

Writing Retreats are 5-session programs designed to help you make progress on a long-term/high-stakes project while also practicing sustainable, positive approaches to the writing process. Grad Retreats require RSVPs and an attendance commitment.

Sign up for a Writing Retreat

Grad Writing Workshops

We hold workshops every Friday morning, 10am-1pm. Our workshops are highly interactive, discussion-based, and build in time for you to put the topic into practice for yourself through structured writing time. Come to learn, meet other graduate students from outside your department, and talk about writing at the graduate level.

Now Open: Applications for CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento

CCST is seeking PhD scientists and engineers for a year of public service and government leadership training in the California State Legislature AND California state agencies.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | CONTACT: Jeffery Song

The CCST Science Fellows program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science, engineering, or social science fields such as economics, sociology, or psychology. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found at

Shell International Exploration and Production – Job Opportunity

Opportunity for postdoctoral staff or past graduates.

The position is for an Experienced Researcher specialized in XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) and surface characterization. The candidate must have a PhD degree with 3+ years of hands-on experience (postdoctoral experience counts) in XPS for characterizing catalyst or rocks. The incumbent will be working at the Shell Technology Center Houston, located in Houston, TX.

The following link contains a detailed job description and method to apply.

130425BR: Analytical Chemistry Researcher – Houston, TX

Shell Oil Company is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 90,000 people and operating in more than 80 countries and territories. The Analytical Chemistry Department includes 3 hub-based teams that provide analytical problem solving and support to R&D projects, as well as technical consultation to a wide range of Shell businesses globally.

Job Opportunities from Aerotek

Please see attached. If you are interested in a particular position, send Simone Brandalise ( at Aerotek an updated resume that matches the job description and include/write 3-5 sentences as to why you believe you are the right match for that role.

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

13th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration

Dear UC San Diego Graduate Student,

Graduate Division has reserved a table for the 13th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration Kickoff  & Scholarship Awards. We would like to invite you this event! Additionally, if you have any graduate students that you believe would want to go, we would like to extend this invitation to them as well. We will have seating for about 4-6 students and will select students based on the first 4-6 students that RSVP. We hope you and your peers may join us for this celebration!

RSVP Here by Thursday at 8am! Ticket pick up instructions will be sent on Thursday. Graduate Division has already paid for this table, so your ticket will be no cost to you.

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Price Center-West Ballrooms A/B

Parking:  Gilman Parking Structure

This event will include keynote speaker Krysada Phounsiri, an award winning poet, professional dancer, and an avid photographer.  Krysada, a San Diego based artist, graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Physics & Astrophysics Double Major with a Minor in Poetry.  Dancing for 15 years, his resume includes various competition wins around the globe, performing a year long stint in Las Vegas, dancing/choreographing on movie sets, and other numerous creative projects.

This kickoff recognizes our multidimensional communities’ narratives, presence, and to celebrate the achievements of motivated students who are working to support equity, diversity and inclusion at UC San Diego.  Ticket proceeds will support undergraduate/graduate scholarships.  This year’s theme is Many Voices – One Movement.  One’s voice in many of our cultures, is where community finds their strength, their truth, and their connection to others. Our voices are the ways we share, express, and advocate.  When our diverse voices come together, we form a strong movement that amplifies all of our experiences.  Entertainment will be provided by Naruwan Taiko, Calamities Hip-Hop Dance Crew (Jabbawockeez Alumni), and UC San Diego National Champion’s Raas Ruckas Traditional Dance Team! 

Looking forward to having you and/or your graduate student peers at this event!!

RSVP  by Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8am! Ticket pick up instructions will be sent on Thursday morning.

Asian Pacific-Islander American Heritage Planning Committee 2019

Women in STEM: Panel & Networking

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP)

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) is currently accepting applications for the class of 2019. This program is design for historically underrepresented minority scholars to explore potential faculty careers. Participants will get to network with faculty, chairs, deans, and administration; hold a job talk presentation on their research; learn more about the culture and values of the institution straight from our diverse faculty and students; and so much more. 

I encourage you to you to share this announcement with your program’s current students (PhD/MFA), alumni, postdoc scholars and fellows, and any others whom might be interested in exploring a career at RIT.  I have attached a flyer with additional details for you to share.  This is a competitive application process.  Applications are due on May 15th.  Learn more at:

Please let me know if you have any questions on the program or RIT.  I appreciate you helping to us reach potential applicants. 

Best regards,


Lorraine Stinebiser

Interim Director

Office of Faculty Recruitment

Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Rochester Institute of Technology

111 Lomb Memorial Drive

Slaughter Hall, Room 1121

Rochester, New York 14623

Email:  |  Phone: 585.475.5775

Website:  |

Student Research Seminar Panel

Hi grads,

We’re excited to announce the next installment of the Student Research Seminar, to be held Tuesday March 12th from 2-3 PM in NSB Auditorium!

See the attached flyer for our excellent student speakers who will each give short talks in this one-hour seminar. As usual, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

Jessie and Christian


SRS W19 Flyer

ACS Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC)

travel-reimbursement-flyer.jpgThe Spring 2019 ACS Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC) is accepting applications for $300 travel reimbursements for undergraduate students who are attending and presenting at the upcoming Spring 2019 ACS National Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Women and underrepresented minorities in chemistry who are presenting at the meeting are strongly encouraged to apply. Award recipients are required to attend an ‘Artificial Molecular Machines‘ workshop on Monday, April 1st and are expected to attend the majority of the full-day symposium entitled, “Artificial Molecular Machines and the Next Generation of Molecular Control” which will take place on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. February 22nd CST.

Please see the attached application form and flyer for instructions on how to apply. These travel reimbursements are made possible through funding from the LSU Provost Office.


If you have any questions or concerns please visit our website or email us at





The Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee

Louisiana State University |

First Meeting! – Join Us! – SWIGS

Hoody doody SWIGS-a-roonies


Join us this Wednesday for the first monthly meeting of the new academic year!

Pacific Hall 4501

Meeting starts at 1pm

Snacks and idle chit-chat begin at 12:30


Topic: “Ask not what your SWIGS can do for you—ask what you can do for your SWIGS” (Or with your SWIGS). We want to hear from you: what events did you like, what would you like to see more of, how to get rid of the person who addressed this email to “SWIGS-a-roonies,” etc.


All welcome: grad students, post-docs and faculty and especially first years.

Ice Cream Social!

Hi Chem Grads!

Join CGSC and Chem GSA in welcoming our incoming grads!

What: Ice Cream Social

Where: NSB Balcony

When: Thursday, September 13th 3-4pm

Hope to see you all there!

Your CGSC Representatives |

Ice Cream Social