Find ways to contribute to and foster a diverse community in the sciences through teaching, training, mentoring and other outreach efforts.
Members of the Diversity Committee, specifically the graduate student representatives, can provide information and answer questions.
The Graduate Division is committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse community at UC San Diego. Their Diversity Initiatives page has information about current initiatives, support programs and campus community centers that support these goals.
To provide TAs with the advice and tools they need to create a safe learning environment that respects student diversity and encourages learning, a group of postdoctoral scholars in the Division of Biological Sciences developed a TA training program on inclusive teaching.
The goal of the workshop is to help TAs understand that:
Development of this workshop was initiated by a series of relevant readings and discussions on the roles that identity, diversity, and unconscious bias play in the classroom. This workshop uses a combination of self-reflective and group activities to personalize diversity issues and model best practices for inclusive teaching.
AWIS is a professional society committed to supporting the advancement of women in science and science-related fields by providing professional networking, mentoring, and leadership activities.
Men are welcome to volunteer here too!
BioEASI is a team of Biological Sciences graduate students whose mission is to facilitate the interaction between scientists and the public through outreach, education and the arts to increase public interest in and support for basic scientific research, and to enhance the communication and creative thinking skills of scientists.
BioEASI believes that by achieving these aims, we can help further scientific innovation, recruit the next generation of diverse young people into scientific careers, and increase scientific literacy among the general public.
BioEASI is always looking for volunteers who are willing to commit a few hours to one of our specific projects.
EYH is an annual day-long conference specially designed for middle and high school girls that offers hands-on explorations in science, engineering, math and technology designed to spark a continued interest in the sciences.
Create your own EYH event!
GSA reps serve the biology graduate students. In exchange for their service, reps serving during their fourth year are excused from one year of "TAing."
The GSA has committees that deal with various campuswide issues like housing and student retention. You can serve on one of these committees without being a representative.
GradWISE is an official graduate student organization. It addresses issues important to graduate women in science and engineering in a supportive environment and promotes programming on related topics of interest to both its members and the campus community.
You can volunteer to be a member or simply subscribe to their email list to stay informed about their programs.Find out more on their website.
Each quarter, the Preuss school looks for dedicated members of the community to volunteer as tutors. Preuss School is a charter school on the UCSD campus, so it’s close and convenient.
Tutors usually come in for 1.5 hours, twice a week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday), and it's close and convenient, right on campus.
Mentors are paired with one student and they meet on the school's campus either during lunch or the advisory period, at least once a week for 30 minutes.
Mentor a student’s summer research project in the lab.
Get paid to be a Graduate Advocate, which involves overseeing a group of STARS students and attending weekly meetings.