Exciting Research Volunteer Opportunity!

Undergraduate Research Position Open for Battery Project in Wearable Electronics and Sustainable Grid Storage

Hello undergrad community! I’m looking for a passionate and communicative 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student to take the position of undergraduate research assistant in the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion. Together we will work to improve the performance of novel batteries for applications in flexible wearable electronics and grid storage.
My goal for the accepted applicant is to get a first-hand experience in research and to be involved in the brain-storming and creative process. Applicants are encouraged to be passionate about science and not only in it for the career development alone. This is a volunteer position with a requirement of about 15hrs/wk of lab work, so an inherent interest and drive is necessary for it to be an enjoyable and productive experience. With good work performed throughout the year, undergraduate researchers are encouraged to stay through the summer in paid positions. The project details are below.

Project Details:
Printable, Flexible, and Rechargeable Printed Batteries
·       In this project we explore making high throughput low-cost printed batteries for applications in medical devices and wearable technology.
·       The main task of the undergraduate researcher will be to print batteries, troubleshoot fabrication procedures, and help in improving overall performance. After a bit of time in gaining experience, the hired applicant will be encouraged to use advanced characterization techniques, such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), to image and monitor the morphological evolution and microstructure of our materials.

Porous 3D Electrodes for Grid Storage Applications
·       This project makes use of some beautiful electrochemistry in synthesizing novel electrodes for low-cost and high energy dense batteries for grid storage. The student involved will be tasked in working with electrochemical cells, optimizing electrolyte solutions, and synthesizing porous 3D electrodes. To test these electrodes, the student will assemble small-scale batteries to be scanned and characterized by advance X-Ray imaging instruments.

For consideration, please submit your resume to jdscharf@eng.ucsd.edu with the email subject line “Undergraduate Research Interest” to set up a potential interview.  Deadline is Monday, Oct. 14th.  Also, feel free to check out our group’s website: http://smeng.ucsd.edu/. Please note that joining this project also means joining the group and gaining access to the community and knowledge of the researchers involved. Looking forward to your submissions! 

SMART Study Recruitment

My name is Shadia Assi and I am the Study Manager for the Social Mobile Approaches to Reducing weighT (SMART) 2.0 research study at UCSD’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. We are currently looking into the ways in which students at UCSD and SDSU engage with social media and technologies such as wearable fitness trackers. We are recruiting students ages 18 to 35 to participate in interviews and/or focus groups. Participants will be compensated up to $40 for their time.


Splash UC San Diego on Saturday, May 12

The Outreach Committee of the Triton Engineering Student Council is looking for volunteers to teach at Splash UC San Diego on Saturday, May 12h from 9:00AM to 4:00pm. Splash is an event held by UC San Diego students that brings high schoolers to  campus for a day full of learning and engagement. We are trying to reach out to as many undergraduates, graduates, as well as professors to become teachers for this event! Classes are usually 50 minutes long and you can choose to teach as many as you’d like. Teachers are allowed to teach any subject they wish and are even encouraged to teach around a subject that they are passionate about! Previous classes includes Introduction to Filmic Techniques, Digital Logic, and even Beginner Yoga!

The link for teacher registration can be found here: https://ucsd.learningu.org/teach/Splash/2018_Spring/teacherreg

More info can be found on our website here: https://ucsd.learningu.org/


Student Opportunity to Attend Annual Meeting in Austin for Free

Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, February 15-19, 2018.

This is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Annual Meeting free of charge. AAAS needs a number of session aides, and we would appreciate you spreading the word.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to serve as session aides. Those who volunteer for 8 hours will receive free registration for the entire meeting. Those who volunteer for 16 hours will receive free registration and a year-long digital subscription to Science. Registration is handled on a first-come first-served basis, and the deadline is January 24. Students may register by clicking here.

Many thanks,


Kelly O’Brien

Governance Manager


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Executive Office

1200 New York Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 326-6468


One Heart Source

My name is Kristina Medero and I am the Health Program Director for One Heart Source, and a Health Communication graduate student. I am reaching out again to share with you our 2018 application for our service-learning program in Cape Town, South Africa has opened. Considering many of your pre-med or health-focused students seeking new perspectives on health applied last year, I want extend the innovation for them to apply again now.  The Health Innovation Program still aims to democratize healthy living by focusing on three objectives: Cultivating Future Health Professionals, Understanding Community Health, and Creating Innovative Solutions.  Considering Sub-Saharan Africa has 1.3% of the world’s healthcare professionals, yet 25%¹ of the world’s disease burden, together, we aim to build a bridge between health services and those who need healing.


University of Califonia-San Diego Students,

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Service Learning Programs. We are offering 2 and 4 week Health Innovation programs in South Africa!

As an OHS Volunteer you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Mentor students who strive to become healthcare professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through the pursuit of social justice.
  • Enhance health care skills in real-world environments

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2018 Application

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

Learn more about our Health Program here.One Hear Source