ACS Event – Guest Speaker Dr. Dwayne Carter – Aug 16

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M-Core Weekend Program

M-CORE preview weekend program (November 12-13, 2017)

The deadline for applying this year is Friday, September 29, 2017.

We want to invite our undergraduate student mentees (juniors or seniors) from a traditionally underrepresented group to our 5th Annual Michigan Chemistry Opportunities for Research and Education (M-CORE) Graduate Preview Weekend on Sunday & Monday, November 12 & 13, 2017.

The M-CORE weekend is an opportunity for students to enjoy the Michigan experience by visiting our Department of Chemistry as part of a group of ~10 highly qualified prospective Chemistry graduate students for an all-expense-paid weekend.

Our visitors will all:
·         Meet faculty and current graduate students
·         Hear research presentations by Chemistry students
·         Tour our cutting-edge research facilities and the University campus
·         Get patent advice on how to assemble a competitive graduate school application

For more details please visit the program’s web page at

Questions can be emailed to<>.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 29, 2017.

With warm regards,

Dr. Nils G. Walter
Director, M-CORE Program


Test Preparation Instructor Positions

Posting Description:

Test Preparation Instructor Positions

We are seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE, SAT and/or ACT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays (GRE and SAT) and/or Saturdays (ACT).  We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. As the best test prep value, our company offers six week, high-quality test preparation courses at a value price.

Salary: $45/hour for GRE classroom instruction; $35/hour for SAT and ACT classroom instruction.


  • Education: Current graduate or professional student Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.; or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s degree, or J.D.
  • Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, LSAT, GMAT, SAT, or ACT.
  • Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one semester/quarter lecture, lab, discussion, recitation, etc. class. Prior university teaching experience is required.
  • Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have bothexcellent math and verbal/writing skills. Xceptional Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
  • Consistent Weekend Commitment: Our test preparation offerings depend upon instructor reliability, commitment and consistency. We seek instructors who can teach on consecutive weekends: Our 6 Week GRE and SAT Courses are taught on Sundays; Our 6 Week ACT Courses are taught on Saturdays. Instructors can teach anywhere from 3 to 9 hours per weekend depending upon location.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit your:

(1) Cover Letter
(2) Resume or Vita
(3) Test Scores

via e-mail to:


Our instructor positions are considered a faculty appointment and instructors are treated as if they were university instructors in an academic department.

Instructors have the opportunity to help bright, high-achieving students achieve their goals and dreams of entering their first choice universities and programs. We hire good people who are intelligent, honorable, and dependable.

Teaching test preparation is a fun and rewarding experience.

Xceptional Prep, Inc.

“Ins and Outs of Physician Scientist Training Applications” – July 27th, 2017 

APSA is a national student-run organization that provides advocacy, mentorship, and career-development opportunities for physician-scientist trainees. As part of APSA’s commitment to trainee mentorship and advocacy, APSA coordinates Interactive sessions between trainees and leading scientific investigators to discuss the upcoming trends in science, physician scientist training, and policy among others. Interactive Sessions are group-phone discussions, typically lasting between 1-1.5 hrs, and aim to put participants in contact with experts in various fields.

ASPA is having their first Interactive Session of the year, entitled the “Ins and Outs of Physician Scientist Training Applications,” on July 27th, 2017 with Dr. Robin Lorenz from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Skip Brass from the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Kerry O’Banion from the University of Rochester.

Information to access to the Interactive Session is below:

APSA Interactive Session: Ins and Outs of Physician Scientist Training Applications
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 321-494-285

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system?
Cisco devices: 321494285@

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session:

If you have any questions, please contact Mona Chatrizeh at

Undergraduate Student Intern Opportunity at Arrow Dx

Student Intern Opportunity at Arrow Dx – San Diego, CA

Arrow Dx is looking for a junior or senior chemistry major to assist in nanoparticle synthesis and characterization for biomedical applications starting September 28, 2017. The intern will work closely company chemists and collaborators throughout the internship. The successful candidate will be given initial training and is expected to apply his or her scientific knowledge in the real world setting, thus to continuously learn new skills while doing required work. Interested applicants should email resume with list of 3 references to

Examples of tasks to be performed: 1. Adhere to workplace safety rules and regulations. 2. Assist in inorganic synthesis as well as sample preparation and characterization using Uv-Vis, SEM, and FT-IR. 3. Order supplies as needed. 4. Participate in weekly group and collaborator meetings.

Requirements: 1. All applicants must be authorized to work for Arrow Dx in the U.S. at the time of the commencement of employment. 2. Demonstrated knowledge of college level chemistry and an ability to apply such knowledge in real work setting 3. Ability to communicate clearly and work in a fast-paced team environment 4. Self-motivated, reliable and available for 20 hours of work weekly as junior or senior student.

Salary: $15/hour

Work Hours: 1. 4 hours per day, Monday – Friday, during core business hours between 8am and 5pm.

Contact: E. Olano, CSO, email: 714 393 2487

Social Innovation Sprint

The Social Innovation Sprint is a new collaboration between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management. Faculty will guide teams of undergraduate and high school students to define, prototype and pitch solutions focused on addressing homelessness and human trafficking to a panel of CEOs, educators, and city officials.

October 14th 9am-4pm: Design Thinking
October 21st 9am-4pm: Entrepreneurship

Participants will earn a UCSD certificate.

For more info and to apply please visit:

Fall Teaching Assistant Application

Hello Chemistry and Biochemistry PhD Students,

The Fall 2017 Teaching Assistant application is now available online. If you will need to TA for Fall Quarter (to fulfill an academic requirement or due to a funding need), be sure to submit your application and preferences online by August 14 for priority. In order to avoid any potential class conflicts with your TA assignment, it is important that you enroll in your Fall classes before you submit your TA application. Fall 2017 enrollment opened May 10.  (Note that you will not enroll in CHEM 500 until you receive your TA assignment.)

If you submit a TA application and later learn from your PI that you no longer need to TA, please let me know at your earliest convenience so I can disregard your application.



Amy H. Tran

Graduate Funding | TA Coordinator

UC San Diego | Chemistry & Biochemistry | York Hall 4010

9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0303 | La Jolla, CA  92093-0764

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