3M R.I.S.E – Apply Today!

Raising Influence in Science and Engineering

Date: June 8-10, 2020

Location: St Paul, MN

Application: http://go.3M.com/3MRISE

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World
Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer at 3M

3M R.I.S.E is primarily intended to introduce emerging female and/or underrepresented science and engineering graduate talent to the wide range of rewarding careers in research and development at one of the world’s most recognized innovation companies. Skills and Expertise
Applicants must have or expect to receive a doctoral degree within one year of the R.I.S.E event in field of chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, physics, mechanical engineering, polymer science, biomolecular engineering, biology, data science, computer science, electrical engineering or software engineering (or other closely related degrees).

To apply to be considered visit http://go.3M.com/3MRISE

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 https://www.ucchemsym.org/attend 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 24thhttps://forms.gle/jzwX1ehDFa5fjfc48 

If you would like to nominate another grad student for a talk, please fill out this form here by Friday, January 24thhttps://forms.gle/utVAqBnYC49qbnsM6 

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 ccst.us/ccst-science-fellows-program.

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 (sbrandal@aerotek.com) 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.

Octant, Inc. SynBio Apprenticeship

Weill Cornell Doctoral Programs

Our graduate program offers a competitive living stipend of $41,000, full tuition and fees, health care benefits and subsidized housing all in the Research Corridor of Science located in New York City. Come hear the Associate Director of Enrollment talk about the doctoral program as well as funded summer research opportunities for undergraduate students.

RSVP on Handshake

Event: 5PM-6:30PM


Grade Level: 3rd, 4th, Masters Students

Majors: Bioinformatics, General Biology, Microbiology, Molecular & Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics

Weill Cornell Graduate School offers doctoral programs in:

Biochemistry & Structural Biology

Cellular & Developmental Biology

Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis

Molecular Biology



Physiology, Biophysics & Systems Biology

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

Anderson and Johnson Research Groups Visiting Graduate Student Program

Summer 2020 Teaching Opportunities