Stay Informed & Connected

The do/bio Center provides info sessions, workshops, events, and resources that enhance students experiences while at UC San Diego. The links below help keep students up-to-date on events within the division and across campus.


Online Resources

do/bio Center Newsletter

This is a weekly e-newsletter emailed every Tuesday during the academic year to all registered biology majors and individuals interested in biology related news. This will be the primary method of communicating event announcements, program deadlines, and opportunities relevant to biology students at UC San Diego. Students will continue to receive separate email notices to your UCSD email account about academic announcements (e.g. academic deadlines, major requirement updates, or course changes).

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Event and Advertisement Submissions

Interested in posting to the newsletter and/or the Biology Bulletin?

The submission deadline is every Thursday by 4pm to be considered for posting in the following week's newsletter.

While priority will be given to do/bio Center postings, every effort will be made to highlight event or announcement from campus organizations and resource units. As appropriate, your submission will also be included in the Biology Bulletin. External requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Do/bio Center reserves the right to deny the posting of any submission that is deemed inappropriate.

Posting request should be emailed with the following information:

  1. Sponsoring department/student organization/affiliation
  2. Date(s) or deadline(s)
  3. Location(s) and time(s)
  4. Website and contact information
  5. Posting title and short description
  6. An image must accompany your announcement (no larger than 220x124 pixels and 750x422 pixels)

NOTE: the newsletter is only distributed during the academic year. No newsletters are sent during holidays or campus closures.

Bio Bulletin

Bio Bulletin is the undergraduate blog. Posts include divisional and campus events, internships opportunities, and research opportunities.

SQ Online - Student Journal

Saltman Quarterly is a student run journal program. SQonline highlights student articles, blogs, and science information relevant to biology undergraduates.

Division of Biological Sciences Facebook

Connect with us on Facebook to learn about general divisional news and biology sciences stories.

Info Sessions & Workshops 2018-2019

New info sessions and workshops will be added throughout the academic year. Check back periodically for new event information.


Event Date Time Location Resources

Explorientation 2018

More details and registration information will be available in August. This is not your typical orientation! Get informed in a fun and engaging way. Learn how the division helps you reach your educational and professional goals. Hear about student resources, research opportunities, and student clubs & organizations. Connect with faculty, staff, student leaders, and resource centers. Intended Audience: All New Freshmen and New Transfer Students ONLY

9/25/18 10:00a-12:00p By Invitation


Welcome to a new academic year! Join us for our first GBM of the quarter and learn how being a member of BSSA can enhance your undergraduate experience.

10/11/18 7:00p-9:00p Student Services Center- Multipurpose Room BSSA Website

Gaining Hands-On Experience (AIP)

Connect with professionals in the field! Apply academic knowledge and analytical skills in professional settings. Learn about internship opportunities on and off-campus and how to prepare to apply. Come hear current Biology majors share their internship experiences.

10/8/18 3:00p-4:00p Bonner Hall 2130 (1st level - off Revelle walkway) AIP Website

Instructional Assistant Opportunities

This information session describes the ways students may gain practical teaching experience, as an Instructional Apprentice, under the mentorship of a Biology course instructor.  An overview of the application process, a faculty member’s viewpoint on the experience, and a student’s perspective on participation will be shared.
Open to students interested in practical teaching experience at the collegiate level in biology courses.

10/18/18 3:30p-4:30p Pacific Hall 3500 (3rd floor) IA application eligibility

Study Abroad as a Biology Major

Learn about exciting opportunities to study abroad and how you may earn credit toward your Biology Major.

10/24/18 2:00p-3:15p Bonner Hall 2130 (1st level - off Revelle walkway) Study Abroad Resource

Getting Started in Research

Are you interested in conducting research? Find out how to get involved! Hear directly a faculty panel. Learn what undergraduate researchers do in labs and available research programs.

10/25/18 5:30p-7:00p Natural Science Bldg (NSB) Auditorium (1st floor) Research For Academic Credit

Biology BS/MS

The Division of Biological Sciences offers a contiguous program leading to a Master of Science Degree in Biology for current UCSD undergraduate students who are enrolled in any of the 8 Biology majors.

10/17/18 3:00p-4:00p Tata Auditorium Contiguous BS/MS Program

Undergraduate Summer Research & Scholarship Opportunities

Interested in conducting research or perhaps getting an internship for the SUMMER? Learn about requirements, application process, and incentives when doing research and internships in the summer. Learn about research scholarships and how to submit a competitive application. Get tips on submitting a strong application.


11/27/18 (repeat session)


1:30p-2:30p (repeat session time)

Natural Science Bldg (NSB) Auditorium (1st floor) Undergraduate Research Scholarships


Event Date Time Location Resources

Check back after November 2018


Event Date Time Location Resources
Check back after March 2019