Saturday Academy of Law is hiring TAs

December 4, 2017

UC Irvine School of Law is deeply committed to diversity in the legal profession. The Saturday Academy of Law (“SAL”) is an opportunity to expose a diverse group of students to the legal profession while helping them improve their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Currently, they are looking for dedicated undergraduate students to serve as Teaching Assistants to help facilitate the lesson plan for the students. In the classroom, students learn a series of Supreme Court Cases pertaining to First Amendment rights in school and evaluate a hypothetical case at the end of the session. Students and TA’s also have the opportunity to network with local lawyers and judges who present to the class.

Click here to access the TA applications for the Spring Session. The Spring session runs six consecutive Saturdays from February 3rd through March 10th, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 1 PM.

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018.

UC Global Health Day Submission Deadline Approaching

December 4, 2017

Abstracts are being accepted for poster display and breakout sessions for University of California Global Health Day. Students and researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The submission deadline is December 8, 2017. Travel funds are available for accepted student presenters.

Summer Research @ CalTech

November 27, 2017

Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at or (626) 395-2887.

Wave Fellows Program

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech.
The program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or have DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Competitive applicants will have prior research experience and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech’s research areas.
Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program and an additional $500 housing/travel supplement.
Online applications are due January 12, 2018.
Amgen Scholars Program
Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, medical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US at time of application, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance.
Online applications are due February 15, 2018.
For more information, please visit


MyStage: South Coast Repertory’s Discount Theater Program

November 27, 2017
South Coast Repertory (SCR), Orange County’s Tony-Award winning theatre company, is inviting students to attend their productions and exclusive events by becoming a member of MyStage.

The MyStage program is specially designed for 15-to 25-year-olds. Members get a special discount, $10 tickets for shows at South Coast Repertory.  There is no catch; there are no membership fees; SCR just wants young audiences to be able to experience professional live theatre!  To learn more about MyStage, please click on the link MyStage.  To join MyStage, please click on the link Sign up here.  Once you sign up you will receive a welcome email with a special MyStage code to receive the $10 tickets and attend exclusive events throughout the season.

If you join and would like to attend a show with other CHP members, email or post on the CHP Facebook group and we will see about coordinating a group.

Interested in Improving Your Chances of Getting a Job or an Internship?

November 27, 2017

Ted Wright, the CHP faculty director, is exploring ways to make available to CHP students an innovative program (Hired!) that is designed to make you more attractive as a job candidate or an internship prospect. Hired! is offered by the Irvine affiliate of Sandler Training (, recognized internationally for its training programs. This 20-hour program will help students develop their communications, goal setting, and interview skills, it will help you develop your resume, and it will introduce you to CEOs of southern CA businesses. If this program might interest you, please fill out the short survey at by this Sunday evening to help Prof. Wright gauge the extent of interest in the CHP for Hired!

UCDC Application Deadline Extended

November 20, 2017

Hey everybody, my name is Theo and I am one of the UCDC Summer internship program coordinators and I wanted you all to know about our Summer and Spring program. UCDC sends a group of students to Washington, DC to live and intern for 10 weeks every quarter and in the summer. Our program is open to all majors and we have students who intern in all fields.

In addition to amazing work experience, DC is a blast. There are events every week as well as museums, concerts, movie screenings, nightlife, and travel opportunities.

The Spring and Summer application deadline has been extended to Monday, November 6th, and apps can be submitted via email

More information found here:

Summer Program:

Spring Program:

If you have any questions feel free to reach out via email, or come by office hours listed on our website.


Theo Caretto | John Hamilton

UCDC Summer Coordinators 2017 – 2018

Sleep and Cognition Lab seeking Researchers

November 13, 2017

The Sleep and Cognition (SaC) Lab is interested in understanding who we are as humans by investigating how we form memories. Memories are at the core of our histories, our perceptions, and our beliefs. By understanding how memories are formed, processed and retained, we can understand how they can be improved, as well as how memory abilities can falter due to aging or disease. We are specifically interested in translational research questions that lead to improving the lives of people with cognitive impairments. We utilize electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electrical brain stimulation, pharmacology, psychophysics, and sleep, in collaboration with researchers from a wide range of disciplines including development, political science, memory, vision, sleep, computer modeling, and psychopharmacology.

Some of the experimental questions we are exploring include: What are the basic mechanisms of encoding, consolidation and retrieval? Why do some memories tend to become stronger after a period of sleep? What are the specific roles of individual sleep features in consolidation across a wide range of memory domains? What are the roles of individual neurotransmitters in the memory process? Can we enhance memory performance by improving sleep or with pharmacological intervention?

Undergraduate researchers in the SaC lab learn every aspect of experimental research in sleep and memory, including EEG methodology, cognitive testing, data analysis, working with human subjects and organizing databases.  Visit our lab webpage and check the “Join Our Lab!” tab for an application.

Scholarship Opportunities Program – F’17, Wk. 6

November 6, 2017

Fall 2017 Walk-In Hours:

  • Julissa: Tuesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
  • An: Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
  • Location: Ayala Science Library, 1st Floor in the Writing Center. Please check in at the front desk.

Advising Appointments: If you are interested in one-on-one advising for any scholarships, you can schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. Please view Advising Appointments for more information on how to set up an appointment. Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 4:00 pm at the Writing Center of Ayala Science Library.

Q&A’s with Scholarship Winners: CHP alumnus and Fulbright recipient Kenneth Lai ’14

California Forum for Diversity in Education

October 30, 2017

California Forum for Diversity in Education

Saturday, Nov. 4

Location: CSU Channel Islands

This daylong event is designed to acquaint you with the experiences and opportunities afforded by advanced study.  Email to reserve your spot for free attendance, transportation and lunch.

UCI Costa Rica Program | 2018 Application Live!

October 16, 2017

UCI Anteaters!

Make your Spring Break count and earn academic credit! Apply to be a member of the 2018 Costa Rica: Global Sustainability & Cultural Immersion Program. 

Participate in this alternative break and academic program focused on exploring topics of global sustainability and cultural immersion while traveling through the Costa Rica rainforest & rural communities. Stay on an organic farm, learn about sustainable practices, engage in community service, and connect with the local community though homestays.

Travel with other UCI students on a coordinated program engaging in local community life and learning about environmental sustainability in Costa Rica. This is an ideal experience for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, wants an intense yet fun experience abroad, and is looking to earn academic credit and conduct research. Join us for this unique program.

Costa Rica Program Details:

  • Applications:
    • Due Wednesday, Oct. 25th by 12pm, noon
    • Interviews conducted in November
    • Offers sent late November/early December
  • Program commitment: Winter 2018-Spring 2018
    • Quarterly class (winter and spring)
    • Weekend Retreat
    • Individual research project
    • International travel
  • Travel to Costa Rica: March 23rd-March 31th, 2018
  • Cost of Program: $1,500, paid in installments; payment plans & funding options available

Interested to learn more about the program?  

We hope you will apply to be part of the 2018 Costa Rica Program!