Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Application Open

Royal Society of Chemistry: Meet the Editor | 12/2/20 @ 9AM

Expanded Hours for Academic Achievement Hub Content Tutoring

Antibiotics Overuse Panel

Pfizer Virtual College Panel Session

RSVP : Royal Society of Chemistry: Meet the Editor | 12/2/20 @ 9AM

Royal Society of Chemistry: Meet the Editor

Date: Wed, 12/2/20

Time: 9am – 11am PDT

RSVP by 11/25/2020 to receive a Zoom link closer to the event date.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is hosting a Meet the Editor event just for UC San Diego, allowing graduate students, undergrads, and postdocs the chance to meet a few of the Editorial Board members, learn about their research and also about the publishing process.

9-9:45AM PTMain group Lewis acids for applications in catalysis and anion transport
Research in the Gabbaï group has been dedicated to the synthesis and study of Lewis acidic main group compounds with the development of applications in molecular recognition and catalysis as the ultimate goals.  This seminar will highlight a series of recent results obtained in pursuit of these goals.  The first part of the presentation will show how Lewis acidic boron- and antimony-based anion receptors can be deployed in aqueous media to effectively transport a range of anions across the phospholipid membrane of artificial vesicles and live cells.  The second part of the talk will focus on the chemistry of antimony- and carbon-based Z-type or Lewis acidic ligands and their demonstrated ability to modulate the catalytic reactivity of adjacent metal centers.
Professor François Gabbaï
Texas A&M University
9:45-10:30AM PTHow to Publish in High-Quality Journals
An interactive panel discussion featuring Associate Editors of Chemical Science and Catalysis Science & Technology who will share insights and answer questions about navigating the publication process.
François Gabbaï | Department of Chemistry | Texas A&M University Professor François Gabbaï
Texas A&M University Professor J. Will Medlin
University of Colorado Boulder
Jenny Lee, PhD
Royal Society of Chemistry
10:30-11:00AM PT(Optional) Drop-in Session:  Careers in Scholarly Publishing
An opportunity to ask questions and learn about various roles across scholarly publishing from an Assistant Editorial Development Manager.
Jenny Lee, PhD
Royal Society of Chemistry

Vertex Pharmaceuticals: Early & Late Stage Professional Development Panels

Tuesday, November 10th from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Early Stage of the Drug Discovery Process

The Student Success Center in the Division of Physical Sciences has partnered with Vertex Pharmaceuticals to host two professional development panels with scientists who will discuss their work at Vertex and career paths. The two events will provide information on the early and late stages of the drug discovery process and highlight scientists’ work activities in each stage. This panel is an exciting opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the biotech industry. Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases.

Register and submit questions here.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Open for Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF).

DOE CSGF provides up to four years of financial support for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. The DOE CSGF is open to senior undergraduates and students in their first year of doctoral study. The program also funds doctoral candidates in applied mathematics, statistics or computer science who undertake research that will contribute to more effective use of emerging high-performance systems.

The DOE CSGF provides

  • A yearly stipend of $38,000
  • Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period (at any accredited U.S. university)
  • An annual $1,000 professional development allowance
  • Up to four years of total support, depending on renewal
  • A twelve-week practicum experience at one of 21 DOE national laboratories or sites, including access to DOE supercomputers
  • A rigorous program of study that ensures fellows have solid backgrounds in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics
  • An annual program review for fellows, alumni, university and DOE laboratory staff, held each summer in the Washington, D.C. area
  • The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who will be enrolled in or entering full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. by the fall start of their first fellowship term. Those selected for the program must also attend an accredited U.S. university.

Applications are due January 13, 2021.

How to apply:


Virtual Recruitment Event at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Fall 2020 Academic Support Services: Academic Achievement Hub

Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Study Groups (SG):

All SI/SG sessions are facilitated by undergraduate Leaders, who have taken these courses, and each session is designed to create a learning environment with collaboration and interaction with your fellow classmates. Please check out our website for the SI/SG session schedule.

Content Tutoring:

We are offering appointment based content tutoring for Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology,  and Economics this quarter for lower and upper division courses.  Students are able to make 30 minute appointments  with a tutor up to 5 minutes before the session start time! Please check out the website for the schedule and link to make an appointment.

Learning Strategists:

Learning Strategists, through one on one work with students, provide strategies on how to manage your time and set goals throughout this quarter to stay on top of your coursework. Refer your students to this program for concerns about assignment  management and/or low test scores.  They are highly trained to work with students in developing learning strategies that promote success.

All Learning Strategist materials have been redesigned for remote learning environments and are available through Canvas. View the website to schedule an appointment and to utilize Learning Strategist materials.