[Undergrads] ACS-SA 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium TOMORROW, May 21st from 3:00-6:00 PM

ACS-SA would like to personally invite you to the 14th Annual Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium TOMORROW, Thursday, May 21st from 3:00-6:00 PM via Zoom. This annual event is the key platform for undergraduate researchers in the chemical sciences to present their work to our academic community at UC San Diego.

3:00 – 4:00PM – Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be conducted via Zoom, beginning at 3PM. Individual Zoom links can be found in the attached booklet. Faculty and students (grad and undergrad) are welcome to attend any session and questions are encouraged!

5:00 – 6:00PM – Live Keynote and Award Ceremony

During this hour, we are honored to have Dr. Jeremy Klosterman deliver his keynote speech. We are also excited to have Dr. Stacey Brydges announce the winners of the Mayer, Kamen, Urey, and research poster awards. Please join us for this exciting event!

The ceremony will begin at 5PM, via Zoom: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/98570726125.

For more information, please refer to the attached booklet and informational flyer.

Thank you for supporting the research efforts of our undergraduate students. We look forward to your attendance tomorrow!


Student Affairs Office & ACS-SA
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC San Diego 

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Invitation to Present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium (OURS)

The Online Undergraduate Research Symposium (OURS) is inviting undergraduates of all majors to present their work virtually! The OURS is replacing UC San Diego’s signature Undergraduate Research Conference and will be open to a more inclusive group of students with research experience. The OURS will go live on Thursday May 28, with two livestreamed events: an undergraduate round table discussion via Zoom, and the presentation of the annual Outstanding Mentor Award. Here are some details about the event:

  • Faculty nominations are not required; students may register and submit their presentations directly via the registration forms linked on the OURS website. They must, however, have at least one quarter of experience conducting research either through a recognized UC San Diego program (e.g. TRELS, Academic Internship Program, Independent Study 199, etc.) or with a faculty mentor.
  • Recently graduated students may submit presentations for consideration as long as they graduated no earlier than Fall 2019. Additionally, the findings students present must be from research they conducted as undergraduates between June 2019 and this Spring Quarter.
  • Presentations will be in the format of a 3-5 minute video “elevator pitch,” with the option to also submit a PDF poster or paper.
  • All video presentations will be posted publicly on a virtual forum for 1 month, after which they will become private and accessible only with a UC San Diego email address. We ask all students to confirm with their mentors that none of their presentations contain proprietary information.
  • The deadline to submit a presentation video is May 16.

For more details on how to apply, please visit our website. We look forward to your submissions!

14th Annual Research Symposium

Housing Insecurity Survey – Please Support Undergraduate Research Apprentices

We are a graduate and undergraduate student research team at UC San Diego that is conducting research on housing insecurity and student success. As a student attending UC San Diego, you are being asked to participate in an online survey that has been designed to understand the ways in which housing impacts student health, sense of self and academic achievement. If you choose to participate in this survey, please click on the link below. Participation is anonymous and will last approximately 10 minutes. Before you begin the survey, you will read a brief consent form. Survey questions will include questions around rental costs, location of off-campus housing, financial burdens, mental health, faculty awareness and grades. 

While there is no direct benefit to you for participating in this study, the research may help the investigators better understand the ways in which housing insecurity impacts students in San Diego: information that we are planning to share with students, faculty and administrators at our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacey Livingstone at sbliving@ucsd.edu or at 619-417-4350.

Thank you! 



Upcoming Zoom Event: “You and Your Research: Undergrad Edition”

Title: “You and Your Research: Undergrad Edition”

Date/Time: Friday, April 17th 2020 @ 2-4PM

Presenter: Professor Daniel Green

Description: Want research but don’t know where to get started? Reaching out to professors for research opportunities as an undergrad can be nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing — especially if you’re not even really sure of what you’re looking for. Join SPS for a Zoom talk given by Professor Daniel Green on how to find research, what to get from undergraduate research, and how to start building up your resume throughout your undergraduate career in preparation for whatever comes afterward! The Zoom event will be held on Friday, April 17th at 2PM and will also be recorded and posted to YouTube. After the presentation, we will have time for a non-recorded Q&A session.


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