IPS Insights: seaweed aquaculture workshop

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:00 PM

Have you ever wished you had support to take advantage of a professional or career development opportunity that lies outside the scope of your academic research? The UCSB Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program is designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars fill in the funding gaps for pursuing opportunities that support your professional development in a variety of career trajectories.

Fogg, SandraIPS Insights: We are excited to launch a brand-new series “IPS Insights,” where previous awardees share about their IPS-funded experiences in short informational videos. This week's featured video is by Sandy Fogg, a graduate student in the Bren School.

Sandy attended a seaweed aquaculture workshop in Maine hosted by the Maine Seaweed Exchange. With the support of the IPS program, she was able to travel to Maine to gain hands-on experience that added to what she had learned in her graduate studies. Watch her video to learn more about her experience!

IPS Program Overview

Awards up to $1000 are granted to eligible UCSB graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from any discipline who wish to individually tailor their career paths with outside professional development opportunities. The purpose of the IPS program is to help grad students and postdocs take greater agency in their own career path by funding exploration of a range of professional development opportunities across a variety of career and skill interests.

The IPS Program is a collaboration between the Professional Development Series at the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships; the Graduate Division; the Office of Diversity, Equity and InclusionUCSB Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative and CNSI Technology IncubatorCareer Services; UCSB's divisional deans; and external donors. Learn more about the program here!