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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 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 4 p.m. 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 events or announcements 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 to 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

The Bio Bulletin is the Student & Instructional Services 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.

School 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 2021-2022

New info sessions and workshops will be added throughout the academic year. At this time, all Fall 2021 events will be hosted virtually. Check back periodically for new event information.


A table containing upcoming info sessions and workshops in the Fall
Event Date Time Registration/Recording (if available) Resources
Intellectual Property with Ken Jenkins

Have you ever had a great idea that you've wanted to turn into a project or product? Perhaps you're in a lab that is about to make an incredible research breakthrough. Student innovators, join the School of Biological Sciences on for a talk with Ken Jenkins, intellectual property (IP) attorney and alumnus of the University of California—Hastings College of the Law!
10/12/21 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT This session has passed. Intellectual Property with Ken Jenkins
Study Abroad as a Biology Major

Are you interested in studying abroad, but not sure where to start or if you can earn credit towards your biology major? It's possible, and our advising team and the Study Abroad office are here to help you start the process!
10/13/21 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT View the recording Study Abroad
Undergraduate Research Scholarships & Summer Opportunities 11/30/21 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT This session has passed. Undergraduate Research Scholarships