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Pharm-ChemBio Industry Day

Location: Faculty Club: Atkinson Pavillion & Cecil's Lounge

The UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry plans to host their annual Industry Day event on July 8, 2022 at the Faculty Club. The goal of this event is to enhance the interaction between our PhD students and postdoctoral associates with our colleagues in industry. The event will feature speakers primarily from biotech, pharm, and nanotech fields. The program will include talks by industrial scientists, speed interviews with recruiting companies, and a panel discussion to provide advice to graduate students on how to pursue a career in industry.

For more information, please contact: Asmaa Khatib (akhatib@ucsd.edu) or Kylea Wong (kyw006@ucsd.edu

Faculty Committee: Professor Andy Kummel, Professor Navtej Toor, Professor Prabhakar Bandaru

DEADLINE TO RSVP IS FRIDAY JULY 1ST :https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1HR-yfldzgqo5NgLjbvHzD4vehB9z6h5rm5E6YsasRkkmzw/viewform 


Mentorship Program Celebratory/Conclusion Event

Where: Zoom (Link to come)
Registration Form: https://forms.gle/BMyhP2i8NZ7DCHy58

Come join mentors and mentees as we gather virtually to celebrate the hard work you put into the program. Hear from Dean Boggs who will be providing opening remarks at the beginning of the celebration! This will be a great opportunity to network, hear testimonials and takeaways, and learn how to add your participation in the program onto your resume. For mentees who will be graduating, you will also learn how you can give back and be a mentor yourself. Don’t miss out as we will have a fun trivia game and will be raffling Amazon gift cards!


Transfer Triton Day: In-Person Intro to Research Workshop

Where: UC San Diego, Revelle College, Natural Sciences Building Auditorium (Room 1205)
Registration form: https://forms.gle/LWiDNyuQgSPjvcL9A

Facilitated by Physics professor, Karin Sandstrom, and Physics graduate student, Theophilus Human, this workshop will familiarize students to UC San Diego research. The goal is to build both social connections and technical skills related to starting a research project at UC San Diego prior to starting in the Fall. 

Find the workshop flyer here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ikPHn2CU4-Ut-ePUsU6qm66Eo9YK-LbB/view?usp=sharing


Math Industry Day: Resume & Interview Tips (Hybrid Event)

Location: via Zoom OR at the Dolores Huerta/Philip Vera Cruz Room
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/gDMkfj8Nvph3H5JfA

In collaboration with the Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students (SUMS), the Student Success Center is hosting a virtual Math Industry Day with a focus on resume and interview tips! The event will include presentations from three guest speakers about their work in industry and well as their tips for navigating the job search and application process. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in the session’s Q&A. Guest speakers include UCSD alumn, Amanda Horowitz, currently a first year student at Kellogg School of Management, UCSD alumn, Paul de Fusco, currently a Data Services Specialist at Cloudera, and UCSD alumn, Kishan Patel, a Data Analyst at Pacific Specialty Insurance Company.

Where is the Dolores Huerta/Philip Vera Cruz room? You can find a map here


BioLegend Virtual Industry Day

The Student Success Center partnered with BioLegend to host a virtual BioLegend Industry Day! During this session, there was the opportunity to learn more about BioLegend, hear from professionals in their Manufacturing, Research & Product Development, Quality Control, Proteogenomics, and Talent Acquisition teams, and participate in a Q&A session. Additionally, we got to hear from the founder and CEO of BioLegend, Gene Lay!

BioLegend develops world-class, cutting-edge antibodies and reagents for biomedical research, manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in San Diego, CA. Our mission is to accelerate research and discovery by providing the highest quality products at an outstanding value and with superior customer and technical support. In 2021, BioLegend partnered with PerkinElmer, Inc. (largest acquisition in PKI’s history) to make BioLegend’s headquarters in San Diego Center for Research Content Development.

Find the recording here.


nanoComposix Virtual Industry Day

UC San Diego MRSEC and Physical Sciences Student Success Center hosted an internship/career info session with nanoComposix, a MRSEC-affiliated company.

AGENDA:

1. Introduction of nanoComposix Participants
Michael Sailor, Director, UC San Diego MRSEC
2. nanoComposix Overview and Education, Diversity, and Inclusion Mission

Marissa Puppo, Scientific Recruiter

3. Career at nanoComposix - Ask a Scientist:

Jian Yang, Senior Scientist

  • Educational/professional development path
  • Typical day in your position
  • Opportunities within your industry
    • Career
    • Technologies/facilities
    • Future trends

4. Internship/Career Opportunities at nanoComposix

Marissa Puppo, Scientfic Recruiter

  • Recruitment process, priorities
  • CV & application preparation tips
  • Suggestions for increasing applicants’ competitiveness
  • Advice for a successful interview

5. Q&A


Debut Biotech Information Session with CEO & Co-founder Joshua Britton

On February 24th at 10:00am, Joshua Britton, the CEO and Co-Founder of Debut Biotech facilitated a presentation to give an overview of the company and speak more about the open positions. Debut Biotech is a natural ingredient biomanufacturing San Diego based startup company. Debut uses a proprietary platform technology they have pioneered called cell-free biomanufacturing. They use cell-free biomanufacturing to unlock and overcome the limitations of cell-based biomanufacturing. This process retains the useful parts of the cell, such as enzymes, and discards the limiting parts of the cell to overcome the barriers of traditional biomanufacturing. They unlock latent markets and provide access to sustainably produced ingredients that no others can. Learn more by visiting their website.


ACS-SA Chemistry Career Day 2022

Are you interested in learing about the different careers in Chemistry? Do you want to hear from industry professionals working at companies like Pfizer, Catalent, Neurocrine Biosciences, BASF, General Atomics, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals? The ACS-SA Chemistry Career Day was a virtual event for students to hear from and network with professionals across the industry.


HRL Laboratories Virtual Networking Event

HRL Laboratories is a research center in Malibu, CA that is considered one of the world's premier physical science and engineering research laboratories. They hosted a virtual networking event for UCSD students on Monday, February 7th from 5:00PM - 6:30PM. This event featured a presentation and breakout rooms for students to network with engineers and scientists from one of four different labs of their choice. There were a variety of open full-time and internship positions that HRL was looking to fill, particularly with students studying Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, or Physics. 


Undergraduate Summer Research Award Information Session

The session was hosted by Thomas Hermann, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Faculty Director of the Student Success Center. During this session he talked about the eligibility criteria, the application process, the financial aid aspect, as well as answer questions submitted through the registration form and questions asked during the meeting.

If you missed it, check it out here. 


UC LEADS Info Sessions: Pre-PhD Research and Leadership Program

The UC LEADS program prepares promising undergraduate students for advanced education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This program is designed to identify educationally or economically disadvantaged undergraduates enrolled in UC San Diego who are likely to succeed in graduate school, and to provide these students with undergraduate educational experiences that will prepare them to assume positions of leadership in industry, government, public service, and academia following completion of a doctoral STEM degree.

Once chosen as UC LEADS scholars, the students embark upon a two-year program of scientific research and graduate school preparation guided by individual Faculty Mentors. Scholars are provided with an excellent opportunity to explore their discipline, experience a research environment, and improve their opportunities for future study in their chosen field. Each scholar is mentored by a member of the UC faculty, who assists the student in designing a plan of research and enrichment activities fitted to the individual interests and academic goals of the scholar.

Tuesday, February 1 at 1pm

Wednesday, February 9 at 11am

More info on the website: https://grad.ucsd.edu/diversity/programs/uc-leads/index.html 


Thermo Fisher Virtual Industry Day

During this virutal industry day, students got to hear from Thermo Fisher Scientific University Relations Recruiter, Gabrielle Ellerbrock, who gave an overview of the company and shared helpful insights about their internship program. In addition, there was an alumni panel who came from their Business Operations, Strategy and Corporate Development, and Healthcare Market Division. We got to learn best practices for navigating you career, how the company culture fosters a deep sense of belonging, and their current internship opportunities! 

See the list of alumni panelists below. 

Alumni Name Title
Jeanette Herras Director, Business Intelligence, Life Sciences Global Operations
Craig Nielsen Manager, Product Specialists – Specialty Diagnostics
Katie Panzica Communications and Engagement Program Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

2021

Careers in STEM Teaching and Research in Higher Education Panel

Curious about pursuing a faculty career? Want to know more about what it is like to teach undergraduates and graduate students and what your professors are doing when they are not teaching? Please join UC San Diego professors, Javier Duarte (Physics), Ioana Dumitriu (Mathematics), Neal Devaraj (Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Kimberly Schurmeier (Chemistry and Biochemistry). They have extensive teaching experience at UC San Diego, as well as other universities, run outreach programs for diverse students, and represent four different kinds of research programs—a large multinational collaboration, mathematics/data science research, a chemical biology laboratory, and research in undergraduate education. This is your chance to ask what you have always wondered about working in higher education.

Watch here.


Undergrad Research Series: #5 Applying for Summer Research Opportunities

This workshop, led by Dr. Stacey Brydges, will focus on finding and applying for summer research programs in the Physical Sciences.  We will discuss what a summer research program is, the basics of an application, and provide some guidance on putting together your application.

 Watch here.


Study Abroad to Switzerland - EPFL Information Session

On November 10th, the UC San Diego Global Exchange Program is hosted an information session for the EPFL exchange/research internship opportunity in Switzerland.

Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is an idyllic study
abroad destination. Their internationally renowned School of Basic Sciences offers English language courses in:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Access to research opportunities at EPFL’s research park or nearby industry partners

This exchange program is offered to all Physical Sciences majors, however, you must be a Junior or Senior to apply. Note that you are still welcome to join the information session if you are a first or second year; this way you are ahead of the game and have all the information necessary once you are ready to apply when you are eligible.

 

During this information session you will get the chance to ask detailed questions about how to apply, financial aid, what to expect while you're abroad, etc. 


Element Biosciences Virtual Event

During this session, students have the opportunity to learn more about Element Biosciences, job opportunities, and how you can get connected.

Element is dedicated to decreasing the barriers to research access and increasing the opportunities for research innovation—by creating more affordable, adaptable, and accurate life science tools for basic, applied, and clinical research.

They are looking for top research and engineering talent to join their mission.

 Watch here


Undergrad Research Series: #4 Python & Scientific Programming

This workshop was an introduction to python and how it is used in Physical Sciences research. There will was a session for students who are just starting to use python to cover the basics and a parallel session for students with some experience using python. 


Mentorship Program Workshop #1: Graduate School Preparation

On Wednesday, November 3rd, this session explored essential aspects of graduate education, the value of a graduate degree, and how to better prepare for the process of applying. Attendees learned how to find undergraduate research opportunities and how to take advantage of these. In addition, they heard from Dr. Jessie Moreton, who shared her decision for going into graduate school. Jessie received a PhD in Chemistry at UC San Diego after working in the biotechnology industry for several years. Edgar Beas and Shana Slebioda from the UC San Diego Graduate Division also shared great insight about what it means to apply to graduate school. 

 Watch here


Undergrad Research Series: #3 Useful Research Skills

This workshop focused on a number of skills that are important for doing research in Physical Science fields. Topics covered included: organizing your research, using the computer command line, scientific typesetting in latex, and more.

 Watch here


Undergrad Research Series: #2 Reading Academic Papers

On Friday, October 22nd, this workshop was led by Genevive Bjorn! Genevieve is an award-winning science writer and teacher based in San Diego, California, USA. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Medicine, Science, and many more. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in biomedical sciences and the other in education. Currently she is doing research at Johns Hopkins University for a doctorate in education focusing on adult learning. Other academic affiliations include Boston University, the University of California, and the University of Hawaii. She loves to travel, meditate, and dream up new ways to help scientists communicate more effectively.

During this workshop, she taught a technique to make reading academic papers more straightforward. Reading papers is an important part of doing research, and a task that many people, even experienced researchers, find challenging. Using a research-based approach, they focus on the core aspects of how an academic paper is structured and use that to help us quickly and thoroughly understand the main points of the paper.

Watch the event here


Careers in Chemistry

The Student Success Center in the School of Physical Sciences partnered with the Career Center and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry to host the “Careers in Chemistry” workshop on Wednesday, October 20th from 9:00 to 10:30am. Students learned about resources and opportunities available for Chemistry transfer students from the Student Success Center as well as the Career Services Center. Additionally, students heard from UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry professors, Dr. Stacey Brydges and Dr. Thomas Bussey, and they talked about their academic and career journeys, why they choose their respective chemistry fields, and their general advice for chemistry majors. Lastly, the end of the workshop was dedicated to answering student questions submitted through the registration form and questions that came up during the workshop.

Watch the event here


Undergraduate Research Skills Workshop

The Student Success Center in the School of Physical Sciences partnered with Dr. Karin Sandstrom and Dr. Stacey Brydges to host a webinar called "Undergraduate Research Skills” as the first of a five-part workshop series.

Students learned about what sort of research is happening in UCSD Physical Sciences and had the opportunity to ask questions of both faculty and current undergraduate researchers about projects. Other discussion topics include tips on how to identify research projects and how to approach faculty members for projects.

The first workshop is an introduction to undergrad research at UCSD. There were faculty and student representatives from Physics and Chemistry discussing research in their departments, followed by a Q&A session. 

If you missed it, watch the event here


IBM Industry Day Virtual Event

During this session, students had opportunity to learn more about IBM Research, job opportunities, and how you can get connected. There were breakout sessions where you could meet with researchers, connect with collaborators, as well as learn more about their internship program. IBM is looking for top research and engineering talent to join our mission here at IBM Research.

IBM presenters included Carrie Buckley from the Research Intern Team, Denise Royer the IBM Talent Aquisition Partner, Dinah Whitchurch a Global Talent Attraction Manager, Ho-Cheol Kim the Program Director, AI Horizons Network, AI Research Collaboration, Kristin Schmidt a Manager - Accelerated Materials Discovery, Rachel Ostrand a Research Staff Member, Spike Narayan the Research Division Executive of Science and Technology, and Yannis Katsis a Research Staff Member. 

For 75 years, IBM Research has been propelling innovation for IBM, from the first programmable computers to the quantum computers of today. With more than 3,000 researchers across the globe, we are anticipating, examining, and inventing What’s Next in science and technology every single day.

 Watch the event here


Resources & Best Practices for Internship Preparation

The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Student Success Center hosted a Resources & Best Practices for Internship Preparation webinar on October 14, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m . The event featured presentations by Meredith Mendez, Academic Internship Programs at UC San Diego; Alice Grgas, Team Internship Program at UC San Diego and Erik Miller, XCOM Labs/ Intern Sherpa. They shared information on what resources available and what are the best practices for internship preparation and more! Attendees had the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in the live Q & A. 

Watch the event here


BMS-UCSD Chemistry Recruiting Event

On Wednesday, October 6th, BMS held a Process Development and Medicinal Chemistry recruiting event for MS, Ph.D, and Postdoctoral students. 

BMS is looking for people who want to change lives and support our mission to discover new medicines. Are you bold, focused, innovative, passionate about your work and could bring a unique chemistry skills to our team? Consider joining any of BMS's Process Development or Medicinal Chemistry teams across their organization. They are seeking to hire qualified MS and PhD students expecting their degree in the near future as well as postdoctoral students who are seeking a career in highly collaborative environment. They are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent so you can pursue innovative ideas and perform at your best.

Missed the event? Watch here


Amgen Medicinal Chemistry and Process Chemistry Careers Day

On Tuesday, September 9th, Amgen hosted a presentation about their company and the job opportunities available within their Medicinal Chemistry and Process Chemistry teams. 

If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen. Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other and compete intensely to win. September 7 we will be primarily looking for PhD level candidates specializing in organic synthesis, but other opportunities can be found at the Amgen careers website.

If you missed the event, you can watch it here


EAG Laboratories and Nanolab Technologies Speed Interviews

EAG Laboratories and Nanolab Technologies, companies of Eurofins, are hiring over 40 job opportunities! On Thursday, June 17th, a hiring manager shared more about their company and conducted speed interviews.

EAG Laboratories and Nanolab Technologies are leaders in advanced microscopy, surface analysis, and materials characterization testing services for various types of materials from synthetic biomaterials to nanotechnology. We enable our clients to develop new materials with the potential to transform our world. Our laboratories are at the forefront of this revolution, providing the scientific expertise and analytical techniques to support companies at every phase of the product lifecycle, from R&D to manufacturing.

Our clients include leading-edge tech companies in a diverse range of industries and business sectors who design, manufacture or incorporate novel materials for tomorrow’s technology-driven world. Our scientists and engineers engage in peer-to-peer interaction to discuss and comprehensively understand client issues, challenges, goals, and urgency; to define the technical problems; develop and execute analyses; and report back results. We have a growth mindset culture where individuals are encouraged to drive their own success and make their own decisions while fulfilling client needs.


BioLegend Industry Day

On Wednesday, May 19th, Biolegend came to speak about some of their over 100 openings. BioLegend develops and produces world-class, cutting-edge antibodies and reagents for biomedical research. Our mission is to accelerate research and discovery by providing the highest quality products at an outstanding value, along with superior customer service and technical support. Our product expertise covers a diverse set of research areas including Immunology, Neuroscience, Cancer, Stem cells, and Cell Biology. BioLegend's reagents are supported by superior customer service and a quality management system that is certified for ISO 13485:2016. Our aggressive product development program, through technology licensing, collaborations, and internal hybridoma development, produces strategic reagents for use in a variety of applications.

You could have a career in research and development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, administration, or technology while working in a fun and collaborative environment. You will work with some of the best minds in biotech to produce products that will lead to medical breakthroughs and improve the lives for generations to come. We invite you to learn more about our products and our plans for the future as you consider us for the next step in your career.

If you missed the event, you can watch it here


Careers in Science Communication and Informal Education

Do you enjoy sharing the fascinating and exciting world of science with others? Many different kinds of careers give you the opportunity to always be learning something new as you make science concepts and advances accessible to various audiences.  To highlight the breadth of career options, this event on May 6th featured panelists with experience in science writing, developing public programs for a science museum, and handling marketing communications for healthcare companies. Panelists included Science Writer at the American Institute of Physics Anashe Bandari, Science Engagement Manager at Fleet Science Center Andrea Decker, and Director of Product Marketing at Apixio James Lu. The event was moderated by author and UC San Diego director and instructor or research communications Dr. Sherry Seethaler

If you missed the event, you can watch it here.


Consulting 101: Industry Networking Night with Booz Allen Hamilton

On April 6th we hosted an evening with consulting industry professionals for students to learn of the career opportunities within the Consulting Industry and at Booz Allen Hamilton. Students learned about their potential as a consultant, the culture at Booz Allen Hamilton, and used the chance to network with current consultants. The event began with a quick informational session to introduce consulting as a career path, what makes Booz Allen an awesome place to work, and some quick networking tips as your start your career journey. The information session was followed by the opportunity to network with current Booz Allen employees in breakout rooms.

If you missed the event, you can watch it here.


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

On March 11th students were invited to a virtual visit of one of LLNL's premiere facilities at the Laboratory, as well as a subsequent career panel with early career scientists from different backgrounds As a world-renowned national laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) devotes its science and technology expertise and resources to enhancing national and world security through cutting edge research- including features such as the world's largest and most energetic laser, extreme-scale simulations, and micropower impulse radar. Additional tours in the future to be determined!


Math Industry Day: Careers in Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Student Success Center hosted a Math Industry Day: Careers in Computer Science webinar on March 3rd. The event featured presentations by industry speakers Alexander Pu and Sparsh Gupta as they shared more about their academic and career journey, their current company, top skills they are seeking in a successful candidate, and more! Attendees had the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in the live Q & A.

If you missed the event, watch it here.


Neurocrine Biosciences Industry Day

Neurocrine Biosciences is a neuroscience-focused, biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and delivering life-changing treatments for people with serious, challenging and under-addressed neurological, endocrine and psychiatric disorders. The company's diverse portfolio includes FDA-approved treatments for tardive dyskinesia, Parkinson's disease, endometriosis*, uterine fibroids* and clinical programs in multiple therapeutic areas. For nearly three decades, Neurocrine Biosciences has specialized in targeting and interrupting disease-causing mechanisms involving the interconnected pathways of the nervous and endocrine systems. On March 2nd, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the company and their internship program from speaker John Williams, while participating in the live Q & A.


Triton Entrepreneurs: Pathways and Advice from Startup Leaders

The School of Physical Sciences Student Success Center and The Basement presented a two-part virtual round table discussion on February 24th and 25th featuring Tritons with entrepreneurial careers in the startup space. Panelists for day one included: CEO of Caelux Scott Graybeal, venture advisor and former President of Lam Capital (2017-2020) Dr. Jeff Marks, and founder of "GreenEyedGuide" Research and Consulting Danielle Robertson Rath. Panelists for day two included: data science executive and founding member of Certona Dr. Geoff Hueter, Co-Founder and Managing Member at Skrewball Spirits Brittany Merrill Yeng, and Co-Founder/CEO of Family Proud Jaden Risner.


Creating A Standout Resume & Acing the Interview

Every student needs a standout resume to land an interview and must be impressive in an interview to be offered the job, but how do you accomplish this with limited experience? On February 23rd, students learned directly from an industry recruiter on how to customize their resume to stand out from the crowd and apply techniques to help you ace the interview. Let’s face it: Recruiters don’t want to read resumes that list everything someone has done—they want to know if you have what it takes to rock the job they are trying to fill. Hiring managers are not just looking for experience—they are looking for future potential.

This workshop was led by an industry recruiter from Applied Materials, which is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Their expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, their innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

If you missed the event, watch it here.


Careers in STEM: Teaching at Community Colleges

Curious about the possibility of pursuing a teaching career at the community college level? On February 19th we hosted a distinguished panel of faculty from three California Community Colleges to learn more about pathways into the profession and the opportunities and challenges of teaching science and mathematics to diverse students with a wide range of professional goals. Panelists included: Professor of Chemistry at Southwestern College David Hecht, Professor of Mathematics George Sweeney, and Professor of Astronomy & Physics at MiraCosta College Rica French. The event was moderated by UC San Diego transfer student Austin John Felices.

If you missed the event, watch the recording here.


ACS-SA Chemistry Career Day

On February 17th, UC San Diego ACS-SA hosted a Chemistry Career Day to learn more about work experience in the chemical industry field! The event was hosted via Zoom and included first presentations by guest speakers about work in industry, then breakout rooms after for networking and resume reviewing with company representatives. Guest speakers included Talent Acquistion Supervisor at Biolegend Cole Norton, Scientist III at Biolegend Dr. Bo Gao, Ocean Worlds Program Scientist and Supervisor of Astrobiology at JPL Dr. Morgan Cable, Medicinal Chemist at Pfizer Dr. Matthew Del Bel, and Research Scientist at BASF-Enzymes Dr. Angelica Zabala Bautista

If you missed it, watch it here


Workshop: Making the Most of Your Mentor-Mentee Relationship

The UCSD Physical Sciences Mentorship Program pairs students with mentors who will share their real world experiences and assist the students as they prepare to make the transition from college to career. This workshop on February 16th shared tips and tricks on how to make the most out of the mentorship program and included topics such as expectation setting, the mentor/mentee relationship as well as various suggestions to make the process successful for both the mentee and the mentor!

If you missed it:

Read through the presentation slides here

Watch a recording of the event here


2020

Argonne Industry Day

Argonne National Laboratory, home to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Advanced Photon
Source (APS) and the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS), attracts researchers
from across the globe and propels numerous scientific discoveries impacting our nation and
world. Our professional scientists, engineers, and researchers are exploring scientific solutions to
numerous real-world challenges – from testing and improving cybersecurity protection, to
developing alternative fuel sources, to advancing the potential of artificial intelligence.

As a world-renowned national laboratory, Argonne strives to advance the future of science by
creating educational pathways for the next generation of STEM leaders. Hundreds of
undergraduate and graduate students utilize our diverse internship opportunities each year. On December 9th, we shared information during Industry Day on Argonne’s amazing internship
programs, and how they make a positive difference in students’ STEM journeys and careers.
This event included an internship presentation from Argonne’s University Student Programs
staff, as well as a panel of student alumni to share their experience and growth as Argonne
interns.

If you missed the event, watch it here.


Diversity in STEM Webinar Series: Stand and Deliver: Success in Math with Black, Chicanx, Indigenous and Undocumented Students

On December 2nd, The Student Success Center in the School of Physical Sciences has partnered with Dr. Roberto Rubalcaba to host a webinar called "Stand and Deliver: Success in Math with Black, Chicanx, Indigenous and Undocumented Students" as the third of a three-part Diversity in STEM series.

In this session, you will learn strategies to create a safe and welcoming classroom for your students of color to thrive including building safe spaces for students who may be experiencing serious challenges outside of your classroom. We will discuss how to invite, include, encourage, and engage Black / African American, Latinx / Chicanx, Indigenous and Undocumented students without requiring them to change their identity to learn. 

If you missed the event, watch it here.


Diversity in STEM Webinar Series: Inclusion & Equity Solutions to advance Inclusive Excellence in Science

On November 18th, The Student Success Center in the School of Physical Sciences partnered with Dr. Dontarie Stallings to host a webinar called "Organizing and Management of Inclusive Groups" as the second of a three-part Diversity in STEM series.

This session facilitated a discussion on the effect of lack of demographic equitable representation that exists throughout most STEM fields and is inconsistent with a drive towards inclusive excellence, that is necessary to recruit talent from the entirety of our population. It also runs counter to the academic case for diversity, which argues for the causal relationship between diversity and success in research teams. This lack of representation amongst our faculty has perpetuated a view within STEM that devalues the abilities of underrepresented scientists. Through the National Diversity Equity Workshops, engaging social scientists and chemistry department heads, we have identified barriers to inclusive excellence, and solutions—that is, procedures, policies, and practices—to reduce inequities. Our recommendations represent a flexible road map that, if adopted, can lead to a climate that attracts and retains diverse, inclusive and excellent talent in academia. 

If you missed the event, watch it here


K-12 STEM Teaching Careers Panel

On October 26th students joined our distinguished panel of educators explored a career sparking young people’s passion for science and mathematics. The panelists have considerable expertise
teaching in schools that serve diverse populations, and experience supporting current
and prospective teachers. This inspiring event was moderated by a current student in
the UC San Diego credential program, Carli Underhill, who began with questions about teaching that
she had when she was an undergraduate and then led the audience Q&A. Panelists included Alec Barron, Chris Halter, Hannah Moanike’ala Nakamoto, and Enrique J. Romero.

If you missed the event, watch it here.


Cepheid Industry Day

On October 21st, we hosted an industry day with Cepheid, an American molecular diagnostics company, as they shared more about their company and internship opportunities available. Additionally, the event featured a UCSD alumni career panel who currently works at Cepheid. Participants were able to ask questions and engage with the panelists. Panelists included: Director of Chemistry R&D Mike Declue, Senior Component Engineer Braxton Dunstone, and Senior Information and Data Scientist Stephanie Fan.

Cepheid’s mission is to deliver a better way to improve patient outcomes by enabling access to molecular diagnostic testing everywhere.  Cepheid’s GeneXpert System has been heralded as game-changing by healthcare leaders across the globe – enabling institutions of any size, from small clinics to high-volume hospitals, to access the speed and accuracy of molecular diagnostics.  And even with the largest installed base of any molecular platform, Cepheid is constantly innovating – even receiving FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its rapid (and extremely accurate) COVID-19 diagnostic test. 

If you missed the event, watch it here


Tritons in Public Service: Ask an Expert

On October 6th, the School of Physical Sciences Student Success Center presented a virtual round table discussion featuring three distinguished Tritons with careers in public service, national security, and the defense sector. Speakers included Director of National Security at Argonne National Laboratory Dr. Keith Bradley, research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory Dr. Vivien Zapf, and self-employed in public service Dr. Steven Buchsbaum.

If you missed the event, watch it here


Genentech Info Session

On October 5th, Genentech was looking for Tritons to join their company! Participants learned about a $2,500 award and guaranteed internship opportunity in biotechnology. The Genentech team shared information about their Outstanding Student Award (OSA), internships, rotation programs, and how they put patients first with innovative medicine and therapies. 


General Atomics: ASI Undergraduate Research Conference

The School of Physical Sciences Student Success Center hosted a virtual webinar featuring research presentations from undergraduate students supported by General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI). GA-ASI supported ten students over the summer to conduct research under the close guidance of a faculty member. Students shared the findings of their research as well as how the experience has impacted their lives.

Part I can be watched here.

Part II can be watched here.


Math Industry Day: Careers in Finance

On September 16th, the Department of Mathematics, in collaboration with the Student Success Center, hosted a "Math Industry Day: Careers in Finance" webinar that featured presentations by industry speakers. They shared more about their academic and career journey, their current company, top skills they are seeking in a successful candidate, and more! Attendees had the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in the live Q & A. Featured speakers included: UCSD alumnus and Head of Quantitative Strategy at Millennium Dr. Thomas Fleming, UCSD alumna and Senior Finance Manager Amanda Horowitz, Data Scientist at Intuit Dr. John Jack, and UCSD alumnus and Business Lawyer Dr. John Karayan.

If you missed the event, you can watch it here.


Lam Research Industry Day

On August 19th students heard from Dr. Jeffrey Marks of Lam Research as he spoke about “Innovation at an atomic level, enabling the information revolution”.  In addition to Dr. Marks's talk, the event featured a UCSD alumni career panel who currently work at Lam. Students were able to ask questions and engage with the panelists.  Featured panelists included: CVP for Lam Research Dr. Jeffrey Marks, Process Engineer Jasper Nie, Systems Engineer Hossein Sadeghi, and Product Engineer Qingqing Yang. 

As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, Lam Research is a fundamental enabler of the silicon roadmap. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology.  Their innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services allow chipmakers to build smaller, faster, and better performing electronic devices. They combine superior systems engineering, technology leadership, a strong values-based culture, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation, enabling our customers to shape the future. 

If you missed the event, watch the video here.


Teaching Students of Color in STEM

In collaboration with the Graduate Division and Jacobs School of Engineering, we hosted a webinar called "Teaching Students of Color in STEM" on July 31st. This event was the third workshop of "Woke: A Series in Solidarity with People of Color in STEM." The event was open to students, recent graduates, postdocs, staff, and faculty members. The webinar provided best practices for supporting and teaching students of color in STEM. It featured a moderated discussion and a Q&A session with faculty members from the Jacobs School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Attendees had the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in a live Q&A. Panelists included: Distinguished Professor of Physics R. Sekhar Chivukula, Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dontarie Stallings, Associate Professor of Statistics Jelena Bradic, Professor of Mathematics Ioana Dumitriu, and Assistant Professor of NanoEngineering and Mechanical Engineering Tod A. Pascal. 

If you missed the event, watch it here.


Math Industry Day

The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Student Success Center hosted a virtual Math Industry Day on July 22nd! The event included presentations by guest speakers about working in industry. Attendees had the opportunity to submit advanced questions as well as participate in the live webinar's Q&A. Panelists included Cognitive Science UCSD alum Kyle Shannon, Data Scientist at Viasat and UCSD alum Laura Wilke, and Senior Scientific Technical Manager at the Naval Information Warfare Center Charles F. Yetman

If you missed the event, watch it here.


Job Hunting for New Graduates in the Age of COVID-19

For all physical science students or recent graduates. Held on July 9th,this webinar addressed the changing landscape of the job market for graduates with degrees in the physical sciences. Students heard from a panel of industry professionals with insight in hiring plans and strategies of industry sectors in the age of COVID-19. Industry professionals addressed communication strategies and interview skills for a hiring environment dominated by online interactions. Students had the opportunity to ask questions during this online webinar. Panelists who attended: Web Developer Kevin Ball; Founding Director of Perihelion Capital Advisors Dr. Richard Libby; CVP of Lam Research Corporation Dr. Jeffrey Marks; and University Relations Program Manager at General Atomics David Freeman

Watch the webinar here.


Pharm-ChemBio Industry Day

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, School of Physical Sciences and the Student Success Center sponsored another Pharm-ChemBio Industry Day. On June 3rd, this event featured asynchronous talks from speakers in biotechnology and pharma companies. The live Zoom panel discussion focused on providing advice to students and postdocs on how to pursue a career in industry in the age of COVID-19 and address communication strategies and interview skills for a hiring environment dominated by online interactions. Attendees had the opportunity to submit advanced questions as well as participate in the live webinar's Q&A. 

If you missed the event or want to refresh your memory, watch it here


Catalent Pharma Solutions Industry Day

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, School of Physical Sciences, and the Student Success Center worked in partnership to host a Catalent Pharma Solutions Industry Day on Thursday May 28th.  The event will feature an Industry Overview presentation and a Career Panel Q&A. This event discussed different industry career avenues, educational and career advice from industry professionals, and Catalent San Diego's internship opportunities. Attendees had the opportunity to submit advanced questions as well as participate in the live webinar's Q&A. Catalent's volunteering and philanthropy programs amplify the enthusiasm they have for giving back to our communities—especially in the areas of health and STEM education. With 42 facilities across four continents, Catalent touches thousands of people every day; helping people live better healthier lives. Panelists included Senior Project Manager Hannah Reynolds, Program Manager Matthew Rota, Forumulation Scientist Kirk Reynolds, Ph.D, former Metrology Engineer and current Training Coordinator Roger Parks, and Formulation Chemist Ivy Cai

If you missed this event, watch it here.


Student Success Center Information Session

On May 27th, Dean Steve Boggs and division leadership shared how, in the midst of a pandemic, we are starting new initiatives and hosting online events to help students find pathways to meaningful careers and build professional networks outside academia.

About The Center: As the first of its kind for any physical sciences program in the nation, The Center provides students with resources for professional training beyond the classroom and career preparation beyond a degree. The Center connects students with individual research experiences in academia and internships in industry, supports them with an alumni mentoring program, and hosts industry outreach and recruitment events.

If you missed it, watch the full session here.


Job Hunting for New Graduates in the Age of COVID-19

This event was held virtually on Wednesday May 6, 2020. For Chemistry and Biochemistry students graduating in 2020, but open to all students. This webinar addressed the changing landscape of the job market for graduates with degrees in the physical sciences. Students heard from a panel of industry professionals with insight in hiring plans and strategies of industry sectors in the age of COVID-19. Industry professionals addressed communication strategies and interview skills for a hiring environment dominated by online interactions. Students had the opportunity to ask questions during this online webinar. Alumni panelists included: Dr. John Williams from Neurocrine Biosciences in San Diego, Dr. Shiva Malek from Genentech and UCSF, and Ken Abeloe from Centauri (formerly Integrity Applications Incorporated).


Seminar on Transitioning to Online Instruction

Tips from Dr. Thomas Bussey on excelling remotely as a student and instructor. He discussed the current events and practical solutions being used to move to an online format. If you missed the seminar, watch it here.


Chemistry Industry Interaction Day

ACS-SA and the Student Success Center brought to you to our first ever Industry Interaction Day! The event was held on February 21, 2020 in the NSB Atrium. The event included presentations by speakers about working in the industry and a networking lunch where students met the speakers and asked all their questions.


2019

2019 Semi-Conductor Industry Interaction Day

UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD Materials Science and Engineering Program, School of Physical Sciences Dean's Office, and School of Physical Sciences Center for Student Success sponsored an industry interaction day. Our goal is to enhance the interaction between our PhD students and postdoctoral associates with our colleagues in industry. The event was held on Friday, November 22nd, 2019. The program included talks by industrial scientists, lightning talks by postdocs and doctoral students, and a panel discussion to provide advice to our graduate students on how to pursue a career in industry.


Pharm-Chem Industry Outreach Day

The UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & Chemistry-Biology Interfaces Training Grant (CBI), and Cancer Researchers in Nanotechnology (CRIN) training grant hosted their annual Industry Day event on June 21, 2019 in the NSB Auditorium. The event  enhanced the interaction between our PhD students and postdoctoral associates with our colleagues in industry. The event featured speakers from biotech, pharm, and nanotech fields. The program included talks by industrial scientists, lightning talks by doctoral students, and a panel discussion to provide advice to graduate students on how to pursue a career in industry.