Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | November 2017
Community Corner
2016
CASP OLC | 2016 Photo Credit: Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
Greetings ,


We have reached the halfway point of the Fall quarter!

In this edition, you will find information on parking and holiday closures, services from different campus resources, opportunities to get involved in undergraduate fellowships, and much more.  

We hope you'll take the time to review all the opportunities happening on and off campus. If you have any questions on applying to any of these great opportunities, or have questions about how to plan for the next quarter, year, or couple of years, please stop by and visit us in the office.

In this issue you will find:
FA17datesIMPORTANT FALL QUARTER DATES
 
Friday, November 10
Veterans Day
(No Classes/University Closed)

Dining Schedule: Reduced hours and closure at select locations (Dining Hall: 10AM-8PM; Markets: 9AM-1PM)

Wednesday, November 22
Dining halls close at 3PM
Thursday - Friday, November 23 - 24
Thanksgiving Holiday
(No Classes/University Closed)

Dining and market facilities closed

Sunday, November 26 Dining facilities will reopen for dinner; markets will open earlier



 
Friday, December 8
Last Day of Classes
Saturday - Sunday, December 9-16
Finals Week
Wednesday, December 13
Tuition due/Registration fee payment deadline
Deadline to waive mandatory health insurance
Sunday, December 17
Residence Halls close at Noon

firstgenFIRST GENERATION MIXER
During this session, you will hear from faculty and staff panel members who will share their first-generation college student stories. A huge component of this initiative is an interactive mixer, in which we are encouraging first-generation college students to connect with a first-generation staff or faculty member. Hope to see you there, make sure to RSVP!  


What:"What Fueled me to be First?" First-Gen Forum and Mixer for UC San Diego's First-Generation Faculty, Staff & Students (refreshments provided)

When:Thursday, Nov. 2nd from 5-7 pm

Where: UC San Diego, Student Services Center Multipurpose Room



First-Gen Fridays : Keep an eye out for first-generation faculty and staff the first Friday of every month! You can find them all across campus wearing their grey #FirstGen t-shirts. 
nativeamNATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE KICKOFF
Native American Heritage Month Celebration Kickoff Luncheon
(formally California Native American Day Celebration)

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Price Center Ballrooms A&B

This luncheon serves as a kickoff to a month-long schedule of activities honoring Native American scholars that recognizes their academic achievements to support equity, diversity and inclusion at UC San Diego.

Featuring keynote speaker: Bridget Ann Neconie, Director of the Cobell Scholarships. Bridget has had extensive experience working with American Indian students. She has served for 20 years as the Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a Gates Millennium Scholarship Reader and Trainer for the past 12 years.

Ticketed Event: General Admission: $15 | Table Sponsorship: $200 
Contact:  nahm@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-5248
mcnairMCNAIR PROGRAM
The UCSD McNair Program facilitates research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor in the winter and spring quarters of the 2017-2018 academic year and during an 8-week summer program from late June through mid-August of 2018. In the summer, thirty McNair students in all academic fields receive a $2,800.00 research stipend, free on-campus housing, and a free GRE preparatory course. McNair Scholars also participate in a series of seminars designed to prepare them for graduate study and careers in research. 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the UCSD McNair Program, students must be UCSD juniors or seniors in the Winter Quarter of 2018 (90+ units) and must be either (1) a first-generation college student from a household qualifying as "low income" by Federal standards or (2) a member of an ethnic group underrepresented in American universities (African American, Native American, Chicano/Latino or Pacific Islander).


Application deadline is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017.

QUESTIONS: 
Thomas K. Brown, Ph.D.
Telephone: 858-534-2937
Room 206, Old Student Ctr. B
OLCsOLCs
clothingdriveCLOTHING AND WINTER DRIVE
hepatitisHEPATITIS A PRECAUTIONS
  With the ongoing Hepatitis A virus outbreak, UC San Diego has been monitoring the situation, seeking ways to protect the campus. 
 
Key steps you can take include:


  • Follow proper hygiene. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before handling food.
  • Get vaccinated. The hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for anyone who wants it and is especially important for all children, and people with certain risk factors and medical conditions.
 
For more information and resources on Hepatitis A, visit http://go.ucsd.edu/2ytxoZP

closureCAMPUS CLOSURES IN NOVEMBER


Due to both Veteran's Day and the Thanksgiving holiday, certain dining facilities will be closed and/or have reduced hours of operation. Please refer to hdh.ucsd.edu for more information as to what dining halls will be impacted.
shuttleHOLIDAY AIRPORT SHUTTLES FOR STUDENTS 
The Holiday Airport Shuttle provides UC San Diego students transportation between  Rupertus Lane and the  San Diego International Airport (Terminals 1, 2 and Commuter) during Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks.

Associated Students sponsors a limited number of free undergraduate student reservations each quarter. Advance reservations are required. Limited space is available, so it is recommended that you reserve your seat early.
  • Each trip to or from the airport costs $5. (Registered students may purchase one seat per departure only.)
  • Purchase tickets online.
  • Thanksgiving break sales begin in early November and end when seats are sold out.
parking PARKING & COMMUTE SOLUTIONS
With ongoing construction and growth at UC San Diego, parking will continue to be highly impacted this year. To address this, the Parking & Transportation office has shared some options and updates that may help ease parking challenges.

Available Programs and Parking:
 
Lyft FLEX: A new alternative commuting pilot program for students this quarter, Lyft FLEX provides eligible students with the opportunity to purchase Lyft credits and receive free parking permits.
 
Triton Rides: A free, nighttime shuttle service available to students, faculty and staff. Triton Rides will take you from any on-campus location to another on-campus location and within a one-mile radius around the campus. The service is available from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week. Learn more at http://go.ucsd.edu/2fDKkEK.
 
Lot P386/Gliderport: Currently, there is still plenty of parking available in this lot which offers 300 parking spaces and convenient nearby shuttle service to campus.  For other options, visit Parking Alternatives at: http://go.ucsd.edu/2x02qmR.  The Parking & Transportation office will also continue to look at ways to add more spaces where possible and better communicate space availability/location during peak demand periods.
 
 
Programs/Services Coming Soon:

Bike Share: A bike share program will roll-out later this year that will provide students, faculty, and staff access to bicycles for use around campus. Once the pedestrian/bike path is completed as part of Gilman Bridge construction, it will be easier for everyone to get from west to east campus.
 
U-Pass App: MTS is pilot testing a new U-Pass Cloud app with 1,000 students this quarter. The program will be rolled out to all students as soon as practical, enabling students to use their U-Pass from their smartphone - iPhone or Android. Learn more about U-Pass at http://go.ucsd.edu/2ycMqTp.

writing WRITING HELP
Need help with a writing project? Want to be sure you understand the assignment? Want to talk through your ideas or get a second opinion on whether your point is coming across clearly? 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub ("Writing Hub") can help!
 
Located in the Geisel Library, the Writing Hub offers every UC San Diego student free one-on-one help with any writing project-from cover letters to lab reports, research papers to grant proposals. Visit the Writing Hub to meet with a supportive, well-trained peer writing mentor who will help you gain perspective on what works and what can be improved in your writing.
 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub | writinghub.ucsd.edu |  writinghub@ucsd.edu
What?     Free help for writers
Where?     Geisel Library, Ground Floor West (part of the Teaching + Learning Commons)
When?     Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm / Friday 9am-6pm / Sunday 4pm-8pm
How?   Make an appointment at   https://ucsd.mywconline.com      //  Walk-in tutoring Monday-Thursday 5pm-7pm
 
Visit  http://writinghub.ucsd.edu to learn more

 StudySkillsSTUDY SKILL WORKSHOPS
oasisOASIS 40th ANNIVERSARY & SERVICES
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Summer Bridge, a program that  transitions incoming UC San Diego undergraduates into the university - not only academically, but socially and culturally. To celebrate this momentous occasion, everyone is invited to join for an opportunity to reconnect with students, alumni, friends, mentors and staff who have been involved with Summer Bridge since its beginning.

The celebration will include an opportunity to learn more about today's student organizations, attend information sessions, enjoy a campus tour, interact with those who are connected with the university's Office
of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) and much more. It will be capped off with a reunion dinner, program and dancing.

Details: Saturday, November 4, 2017. Networking Sessions from 11:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. 
Dinner, Presentations and Dancing to follow.

Where: Price Center Ballroom, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive

Link to attend: 
http://go.ucsd.edu/2yMkBRL

Here are some of the services that OASIS provides year-round!
 

mathhelpHELP WITH MATH, PHYSICS, AND ECON
 Need help with math? Find your class below to view a schedule of Supplemental Instruction available, an OASIS workshop available, or tutoring available through the Mathematics department.  

Not sure where to start to look for help? Contact us at casp@ucsd.edu so we can walk you through the different resources. 

Course
OASIS Workshop or Study Table
Supplemental Instruction
Tutoring through Math Department
MATH 2
Not Available
Not Available
MATH 3C
Not Available
MATH 4C Click Here for Schedule
Not Available
MATH 10A
MATH 10B
MATH 10C Click Here for Schedule
MATH 11
Not Available
Not Available 
MATH 18
Not Available
MATH 20A
MATH 20B
MATH 20C
MATH 20D
Not Available
MATH 20E
Not Available
Not Available
PHYSICS 1A
Not Available
PHYSICS 1B
Not Available
Not Available
PHYSICS 2A
Not Available
Not Available
PHYSICS 2B
Not Available
Not Available
PHYSICS 2C Not Available
Not Available
ECON 100A Not Available
Not Available


AcadToolsTOOLS FOR FALL QUARTER
reqsCASP REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST - ALL COHORTS
Checklist NEW INCOMING 2017 COHORT STUDENTS:
In order to maintain good standing with CASP, you must make sure that you follow the CASP Eligibility Checklist. Please take the time to review it again before beginning the fall quarter.
 
CONTINUING 2ND YEAR STUDENTS (2016 COHORT):
Meet with your College academic advisor at least once per quarter
Attend Faculty Speaker Series (as your schedule permits)
Reapply for FAFSA
Attend CASP Study jam the Friday before Finals Week every quarter (as your schedule permits)
 
CONTINUING 3+ YEAR STUDENTS (2013, 2014, AND 2015 COHORTS):
Meet with your academic advisor as needed                                                                                                      Attend Faculty Speaker Series (as your schedule permits)
                                                     Reapply for FAFSA
                                                     Attend CASP Study jam the Friday before Finals Week every quarter (as your                                                               schedule permits)
 
If you have any questions, please email casp@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-8366.

ideatravelIDEA STUDENT TRAVEL FUND FOR ENGINEERS


LivArchiveCASP LIVING ARCHIVE
Clarissa Juarez, Cohort 2017
Clarissa Juarez, 2017 Cohort
In the summer of 2017 we piloted a new project at CASP 101 (our summer transition program), that we call the CASP Living Archive. For the Living Archive, we interviewed and recorded individual student's personal narratives. 

These interviews were held before their first Fall quarter as UCSD students and we will be offering them the opportunity to be interviewed again, before they graduate from UCSD. 
All interviews published as part of this series are with the permission of the students. 





VIDEO AND EDITING CREDIT: JAMES ISLAS Videographer-Editor-Motion Graphics.
linkedinCASP LINKEDIN
AHcontestARTS & HUMANITIES UNDERGRAD CONTEST
Submit a creative "project" showcasing the division's mission,  "An Education for the Common Good" , for the chance to win an iPad or cash.
  • Contest is open to all currently registered UC San Diego undergraduate students.
  • Only one submission per person.
  • Submissions must be received no later than November 16, 2017.
  • Cash prizes will be distributed via the Financial Aid & Scholarships office
Click Here to Access PDF
 
OpportunityOPPORTUNITY FUND
The Associated Students Opportunity Fund will provide students funding for planned or emergency travel, including, but not limited to:
  • Professional Development
  • Conference Attendance
  • Graduate School Related Travel
  • Family or Personal Emergencies
Requests to the Opportunity Fund will be reviewed by a committee composed of UC San Diego students and staff.

Requests will follow the following timeline:

Weeks 1-4      Application Opens
Week 5   Application Period Closes
Week 6-7   Applications will be Reviewed
Week 7   Notifications Released

igniteIGNITE
PeacecorpPEACE CORPS
mlbMLB DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP
Major League Baseball's Diversity Fellowship Program has launched! The Fellowship is designed to attract, recruit and retain people of color and women interested in careers in baseball particularly in front office and baseball operations roles.
 
The program is open to upcoming 2018 graduates or recent graduates. While all disciplines are eligible to apply, candidates with degrees or knowledge in economics, analytics, computer science, law and business are strongly encouraged to submit applications. Candidates can apply now at www.mlb.com/fellowship.
 
For any further questions or inquiries, contact   dppfellowship@mlb.com.

DallasSUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER IN DALLAS TX
UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. All five summer programs include topic specific weekly science seminars, optional courses in genetics and cancer, a leadership course, social events, and a scientific poster session at the conclusion of the program. Our programs will run from June 4th through August 10th, 2018.  Participants will be selected based on their essays, letters of recommendation, course work, and experience. The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.
 
The application deadline for all 5 programs is February 9, 2018.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.
The goal of SURF is to give 100 undergraduate students an intensive, 10-week research experience in a world class research environment. Students immerse themselves in the laboratory and work on individual research projects with UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty. Most areas of modern biomedical engineering, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, development, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, stem cell and pharmacology are represented The SURF website can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/SURF. 

SURF-Stem Cell
A SURF subprogram specifically focused on stem cells and regenerative medicine, entitled SURF-Stem Cell will be available to applicants and information can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/surf-stemcell .
 
Quantitive and Physical Science Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship (QP-SURF)
This program will accept 15 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of biomedical engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or chemistry. QP-SURF students would carry out their 10-week research project in a biomedical engineering, biophysics, computational biology, or quantitative/analytical chemistry laboratory. The program website and on-line application for QP-SURF can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/qp-surf .
 
QP-SURF-Chemistry
For the 7th year, opportunities for undergraduates interested in research at the interface between chemistry and biomedical research can be found through QP-SURF-Chemistry. Information is available at   ww.utsouthwestern.edu/qp-surf-chemistry.
 
SURISKD
The Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD) Program will accept 15 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of natural sciences.The goal of SURISKD is to give students an intensive summer research training experience for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in kidney-related research. SURISKD Fellows spend 10-weeks pursuing individual research projects that range from embryonic development and physiology to kidney cancer and imaging in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.The SURISKD website and on-line application can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/SURISKD .
mhirtMHIRT RECRUITMENT
fordfellowshipFORD FOUNDATION PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Ford Fellowship The Ford Foundation's Pre-Doctoral fellowship opportunity offers an annual stipend of $24,000, expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows, as well as access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows. The fellowship is also open to undocumented graduate students with DACA.
 
Here are the eligibility requirements:
  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education,
  • Individuals who as of the 2018 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
  • The deadline to apply is December 14, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.

cpleventCPL EVENT RECAP
CPLs for the 2017-2018 Academic Year We had our first CASP Peer Leader event on Monday October 23rd. We are very happy that we got to see you all and have you all meet your peer mentors! We hope that you all had fun getting to know your CPL as well as some of the other mentees! We had a lot of fun seeing you all play games, talk, and take a break from midterms. 

Look forward to more events put together by your peer mentors! If you haven't already done so, make sure to set up a time to meet with your CPL. We ask that you meet with them once per quarter and attend one quarterly group CPL activity once per quarter in your first year. Learn more about our CPL peer mentorship program by clicking here and learn more about our CPLs this year by clicking here