Summer 2019 mentoring opportunities in STEM

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Are you interested in being a mentor this summer? There are various internship programs available for you to explore. Programs range from 2-10 weeks and include undergraduates from UCSB and universities across the nation and international; local high school students; and teachers. Learn more today!

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MD Anderson Cancer Center's CPRIT TRIUMPH Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of March 31 and June 30, 2019.

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Job Information Sessions coming next week

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Mark your calendars for exciting job information sessions and competitions coming up next week (February 26-28). Click on the links to learn more about each opportunity and sign up on Handshake to secure your spot!

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Carter Center Internships in peace, health, and operations

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The Carter Center’s internship program offers a diverse set of opportunities for students and recent graduates to enhance their skills and explore career options in their fields. Internships are available through a number of programs and offices within three broad areas of The Carter Center: peace, health, and operations. Deadline to apply for summer is March 1, 2019.

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The EDGE Summer Program for women doctoral students in mathematics

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The EDGE (Enhancing Graduate Doctoral Education) Program is designed to strengthen the ability of women and minority students to successfully complete graduate programs in the mathematical sciences. The 2019 EDGE summer session will be held June 2nd-29th at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Summer participants receive a stipend plus travel, room, and board. Learn more today!

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Check out three upcoming events on entrepreneurship

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Join the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships in the coming weeks for three events focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry: "Impost​​er Syndrome and Finding ​Your Authentic Voice," a seminar on how venture-capitalist endeavors are structured, and "Starting a Company Successfully." Read on for details and to RSVP!

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Software Carpentry Workshop on February 21-22


As part of larger data science efforts on campus, the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory will be hosting a 2-day Software Carpentry Workshop. Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. Registration is required and space is limited - sign up today!

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Call for participants: UCSB Mellon Engaging Humanities Graduate Fellows

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UCSB has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a program called “Engaging Humanities." The program is designed to increase enrollment in humanities majors through participation in innovative learning communities and/or by designing larger courses that connect humanities thinking to students’ identities and career goals. Learn more and apply today!

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Workshop video: Finish Your Dissertation or Thesis Once and For All

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Did you miss our Special Guest Workshop with Alison Miller, but want to learn to be more productive and effective at writing and conducting academic research? Would you like to develop and use a sound project-management approach to completing your dissertation or thesis? Then be sure to watch a video of the event! Read on for more info and a link to the video.

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Insight Data Fellows Programs application deadline approaching

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Looking to transition to a career in fields like data science, data engineering, or artificial intelligence? Apply to become an Insight Fellow! The Insight Data Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students, PhDs, and postdocs. The application deadline for June programs is quickly approaching on February 11.

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UCSB Library workshops on Zotero


Grad students, do you need help managing your research? UCSB Library is offering two workshops on Zotero, a popular open source citation manager. Learn how Zotero can help you efficiently collect and organize your research, create bibliographies, collaborate with your colleagues, streamline your research process, and more! Space is limited, so please RSVP by Friday, February 8th, to secure your seat.

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Application now open for interpreting in our local schools

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The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center ​is seeking graduate students who are fluent in Spanish to serve as interpreters at Isla Vista Elementary and Franklin Elementary during the schools’ spring parent-teacher conferences. UCSB student interpreters will gain experience in using their academic and language-brokering skills in a broader social environment that includes community members, teachers, and school administrators. Apply by Monday, February 11.

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Information sessions for new Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program

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Join the Interdisciplinary Humanities Committee (IHC) to learn more about the new Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program. Through seminars, practical experience, and a capstone project, Public Humanities Graduate Fellows become conversant with the history, theories, and methods of public humanities. Read on to find out more about the program and info sessions!

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Applications now open for the ComSciCon 2019 flagship workshop


Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2019! The 7th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in San Diego, CA, on July 11-13, 2019. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is March 1st. Learn more today!

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Apply now for the Capital Fellows Programs for policy experience

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Looking for practical experience in policy-making and development? Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects. International students are welcome to apply. Application deadline is February 11, 2019.

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UC Center Sacramento Emerging Scholars Award


The UC Center Sacramento is excited to announce its fifth annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy. The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $500 prize and deliver a policy lecture at UCCS. Deadline for submissions is March 15.

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How to Ace Technical Interviews

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Technical interviews are common among employers recruiting for engineering or science positions. Essentially, it's an interview to assess your technical ability, usually related to the technical knowledge required for the role and the organization you wish to work for. Read on for tips and tricks to ace your next technical interview!

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CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship application now open

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Do you want to spend a year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature and get a front-row seat as you learn about the craft and process of lawmaking in the State of California? Then the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship is for you! Completed applications are due by February 28th, 2019.

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