Barrio Logan Science and Art Expo

SACNAS Chapter and science organizations from across San Diego joined the community of Barrio Logan for their annual Science and Art Expo. We hosted the science of tortillas booth. We had the opportunity to share both science, culture, and delicious handmade tortillas.

SACNAS Members preparing our booth
Our volunteers ready for a day of science.
A fresh batch of tortillas is being made by our visitors.

Upcoming Opportunities at Scripps Research Institute for Undergraduates and Prospective Graduate Students

Chat with Scripps Scientists offers a series of interactive workshops crafted to help familiarize applicants with research and life at Scripps as well as the application process.  Students who participate in all 4 workshops may be eligible for an application fee waiver. CwSS will also arrange one-on-one, introductory meetings between interested graduate school applicants and Scripps professors and/or current graduate students.

2021 Workshop dates: (All workshops are at 12:30 PST)

October 21 – Research at Scripps

Learn about the variety of research being done at Scripps

October 28 – Life at Scripps

Hear what it is like to live in San Diego and a day in the life of a graduate student

November 4 – Applying to Scripps

Learn tips and tricks to creating a strong application

November 11 – Writing Workshop

Learn how to craft a compelling Personal Statement and CV

APPLY HERE

See below for more information about Scripps Graduate Application Assistance Programs!
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California, San Diego offers an exceptional research program for graduate students in the fields of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, and Ocean Biosciences. Currently, the earth and marine sciences are lagging behind other STEM fields in terms of ethnic and gender diversity at all levels of academia. As a leader in oceanographic research, we recognize our responsibility in supporting programs that diversify the academy through training a more inclusive and diverse future generation of scientists. Diversity strengthens all communities, including higher education; it incites creative solutions by involving individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and it promotes an environment where people are judged by their contributions and the quality of their character. 

In an effort to encourage and support qualified students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM to apply to Scripps, we are offering the following programs and information:

  1. Graduate Application Assistance Programs (GAAP) – Chat with Scripps Scientist and SIO-ASK (see below and attached flyer)
  2. Diversity-focused Fellowships for Incoming Students (see below)
  3. Summer Research Opportunities at Scripps (see attached flyer)

GRADUATE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (GAAP)

Chat with Scripps Scientists offers a series of interactive workshops crafted to help familiarize applicants with research and life at Scripps as well as the application process.  Students who participate in all 4 workshops may be eligible for an application fee waiver. CwSS will also arrange one-on-one, introductory meetings between interested graduate school applicants and Scripps professors and/or current graduate students.

Workshop dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11

SIO-ASK (Applicant Support and Knowledgebase) is a mentorship program for prospective Scripps graduate students that matches applicants with current graduate student mentors and provides personalized mentorship throughout the application process. 

Students may fill this application in order to RSVP for the workshop series and to apply for the student mentorship program and/or 1:1 video chats with scientists.   Students from all backgrounds are eligible, but we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented students.

We ask for your assistance in distributing this invitation and the attached flyer among the underrepresented minority students within all STEM-related departments of your institution. Together we hope to build a more diverse future generation of scientists both at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and within the earth and marine science fields at large.

Below is a list of diversity-focused Fellowships for Incoming Graduate Students. Learn more about Cost and Funding for Graduate School at Scripps.UC-HBCU Initiative
The UC-HBCU Initiative aims to increase diversity by providing fellowships to incoming graduate students who have participated in the UC-HBCU summer research program at any of the UC campuses.  Students who completed their HBCU degrees within the last five years and are admitted to enroll for Fall 2022 are eligible for this support.   HBCU Students and Faculty interested in learning more or collaborating with Scripps faculty, please contact Scripps Director of Diversity Initiatives, Keiara Auzenne at kauzenne@ucsd.edu.  https://www.ucop.edu/uc-hbcu-initiative/index.html
Tribal Membership Initiative
The Tribal Membership Initiative aims to increase diversity by providing fellowships to incoming graduate students of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian ancestry.
https://grad.ucsd.edu/diversity/incoming-fellowships/tribal-membership.html

Competitive Edge
The Competitive EDGE Summer Research Program is an eight-week summer transition program designed to give selected graduate students an opportunity to begin research in their UC San Diego academic department the summer prior to the start of their graduate program. Participants are required to attend workshops, which acclimate them to the university. In addition, these workshops provide an opportunity for participants to network with one another and build relationships. Workshop facilitators are members of the UC San Diego community and serve as faculty, staff or continuing graduate students in various academic fields.
https://grad.ucsd.edu/diversity/programs/competitive-edge/index.html

San Diego and Cota Robles Fellowships
The San Diego and Cota Robles Fellowship programs are motivated by the campus’s commitment to be fully inclusive and supportive of all students, and by the belief that a diverse graduate student body enhances the quality of the educational experience for all students. Only incoming students are eligible; each applicant has the opportunity to respond to the San Diego Fellowship questions through the online application for admission to UC San Diego.
https://grad.ucsd.edu/diversity/incoming-fellowships/sdf-cr-fellowships.html

SEED Fellowship
The Strategic Enhancement of Excellence through Diversity (SEED) Fellowship program is motivated by the campus’s commitment to be fully inclusive and supportive of all students, and by the belief that a diverse graduate student body enhances the quality of the educational experience for all students. The SEED Fellowship is a recruitment and retention tool that provides fellowship support to those students who merit admission into graduate programs at UCSD and whose presence would enhance diversity to the benefit of the entire campus community.
https://grad.ucsd.edu/diversity/incoming-fellowships/seed-fellowship.html

Please reach out to the Scripps EDI team at scrippsdiversity@ucsd.edu with any questions or concerns.

Research Opportunities at UT Southwestern!

Are you interested in Graduate School? We’ve got an opportunity for you. 

Mr. Rafael Alvarez, the director of the MESA program at San Diego City College, has invited UCSD SACNAS along with City College SACNAS to attend a presentation give by Dr. Nancy Street, Associate Dean of UT Southwestern’s Graduate School from 3-4pm on Wednesday, October 20th! See the flyer for details. Please click here to confirm your participation. Please enter “UCSD SACNAS” for Other for your Transfer status.

This amazing opportunity has been created through the success of past MESA Creators (Mauricio Marquez Palencia, Alan Hurtado, Julisa Gonzalez – shown below) who have participated in UT Southwestern programs since 2017. Their success has demonstrated the quality of our MESA Creators.

“Don’t miss this outstanding learning opportunity. Who’s next to enjoy doing research at UT Southwestern?! All can learn from their experience. Remember: 80% of success is just showing up! That’s what MESA Creators do!”

-Corner Man