Stay Informed & Connected

The Student Engagement Opportunities unit in the Biology Student & Instructional Services office 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

Biology Student Engagement Opportunities 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 Biology Student Engagement 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. Biology Student Engagement 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 and opportunities including but not limited to: jobs, internships, getting involved in research, and non-UCSD programs.

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 Social Media

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

Info Sessions & Workshops 2019-2020

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


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Biology Welcome Fair 2019

You are invited to join Biological Sciences students, staff, and faculty at the annual Biology Welcome Fair! All new freshman and transfer Biology majors are welcome to attend. This interactive resource fair annually invites over 20+ campus departments and student organizations to share opportunities in Biology, all gathered for your convenience. As incoming Biology majors, you will also have the opportunity to speak to current students who have been in your shoes while you scout the location of your BILD 4: Introductory Biology lab course! 

9/23/19 11:00am-1:00pm Tata Hall patio Open to all incoming freshman & transfer Biology majors.


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.

9/27/19 7:00pm-9:00pm Student Services Center: Multipurpose Room BSSA Website

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.

10/7/19 2:00pm-3:00pm Tata Auditorium Contiguous BS/MS Program

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.

10/10/19 2:30pm-3:30pm York Hall 3010 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.

10/15/19 2:00pm-3:00pm 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.

10/17/19 2:00pm-3:30pm Bonner Hall 2130 (1st level - off Ridge Walk) Study Abroad Resource

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.



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


Event Date Time Location Resources

Exploring Life Sciences Careers in Industries

This one day conference-style event brings local professionals to help introduce students to life science careers. Registration required to participate.



Great Hall - Roosevelt College

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Event Date Time Location Resources

Biology Research Showcase

The Division of Biological Sciences is hosting its annual research poster session on June 5th. Biology undergraduates and Masters students are invited to present a poster based on research they are conducting while at UC San Diego. Students will present their research to faculty and research judges, along with the general UCSD public. Top posters receive awards at the conclusion of the event. It is a great opportunity to make connections with faculty, practice communicating science to the public, and network with fellow students.

6/2/20 4:00pm-6:30pm Price Center West Ballroom Check back in Winter 2020 for registration details.