New UD CHEM Elective: CHEM 111

Hello, CHEM Students!

We’re excited to announce a new upper-division elective to be offered this winter: CHEM 111. Please see course description and prerequisite information below:

Origins of Life and the Universe. A chemical perspective of the origin and evolution of stars, elements, and planets’ biogeochemical systems through time. The chemical evolution of the earth, its atmosphere and oceans, and their historical records, leading to early life are discussed. The content includes search techniques for chemical traces of life on other planets.

Prerequisites: CHEM 6C

Let us know if you have any questions!

Student Affairs Office
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Undergraduate Research Opportunity… to Study Mars!


Study the evolution of the atmosphere of Mars at a UCSD Lab, with Prof. Mark Thiemens!
Seeking highly motivated and ambitious students (Preferably 3rd or 4th year undergraduates)
Available to spend 10-12 hours/week in the lab
Students can enroll in PHYS/CHEM 199 to get credit for research
Depending on quality of work, student may be eligible for paid summer internship!

For further information please contact Project Scientist:

More details below…

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SUMMER Field Course Opportunities!

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Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies  
Study, snorkel & scuba dive along the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
Classes from May 21- June 8

Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies     
Study, camp, & hike in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Classes from June 23 – July 11    or   July 19- August

Open to students from all universities & majors

Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula’s Environmental Studies
Program:  ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits.

This is a great opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning, while immersed in an incredible ecosystem setting!

Other perks:
* Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research
* Earn 3 undergraduate transfer credits

* Also offering post-course, extended credit options of
Independent Research & Conservation Internship *

For all course information, visit:

Please direct any further questions to Steve Johnson, Course Director at

Enroll in Other UC Campuses While Getting Your GEs Out of the Way!

UCOP’s Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI) is reaching out to all campuses to get the word out about these new course opportunities; which span the spectrum from Science, Math, Engineering to Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Attached you will find a list of all the available course offerings in the upcoming spring 2015 quarter. These classes can be enrolled in by students at any of the nine UC campuses in an effort to broaden their education, increase their online learning opportunities, meet general education requirements and complete course requirements for their majors in a timely fashion.

Registration opened Monday, February 9, 2015.  Students can enroll in courses through the Cross-Campus Enrollment website @ , and find detailed class descriptions and credit values.

Spring Qtr 2015 Classes

UC San Diego, César E. Chávez Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Award

The César E. Chávez Planning Committee at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) has established a UCSD Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Award in honor of César E. Chávez.  The award will recognize students who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of César’s core values at UCSD and abroad.  Winners will receive the monetary prizes and recognition in UCSD media publications. Prize Recipients will also receive a special invitation to attend the César E. Chávez Celebration Kickoff Luncheon on Wednesday, April, 1st in the Price Center Ballroom.
All submitted essays will become the property of the University. A panel of UCSD volunteer judges will select the winners. Essay Contest recipients will be notified by March 13th. Please direct all questions to

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ERC/Create Math Tutor Corps Opportunity!

Dear Chemistry Majors,

Are you interested in tutoring high school students in math all while gaining credit?

The ERC/CREATE Math Tutor Corps is an exciting program enabling students to serve as in-class math tutors and mentors at our partner school site Lincoln High School. Tutors will work with math teachers at Lincoln to provide innovative and effective instruction to low-income, first-generation college-bound youth.

The Course Involves:

– Attending 2 hour bi-weekly 2-unit P/NP seminar
– 4 hours per week of volunteering at Lincoln High School


– Completion of Math 10 series Or your college’s math GE requirement
– One-quarter commitment
– Enroll in ERC 89: Practicum in Math Tutoring
– TB Test and Megan’s Law Background Check

**Limited transportation to LHS available

I invite you to attend an info session to learn more. FREE pizza and drinks will be provided!

ERC 89 Info Sessions:

***Mon 10/6 & Tues 10/7 @ 5pm; Asante 123D (corner of Pangea and Scholars Drive)***

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, or have any questions, please contact Eden Berdugo (Program Coordinator)at

I hope you will participate in this important service-learning opportunity!

Entrepeneur’s Academy

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The Moxie Center is excited to announce an introductory, hands-on, non-credit class in building a company, giving students direct experience in what’s needed to get from an idea or technology to a successful business. This is the first class in our new Entrepreneur’s Academy, developed by the Moxie Center and the von Liebig Center.
What: Entrepreneur’s Academy: “Startup Your Idea: An Experiential Class in Entrepreneurship”
When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-8pm (beginning April 10, 2014)
Where: Alumni Boardroom, Price Center (3rd Floor)
How to register / More Info: here

Best regards,

The Moxie Team
Moxie Center for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411
(858) 246-1178
Twitter: @MoxieCenter