Research Networking Fair
When: Thursday, November 6th, 12-2 PM
Where: CNSI Lobby
Interested in becoming a graduate researcher or a doctor? Want to gain hands-on experience now to better prepare you for the future?
A range of graduate students from different majors will present at the fair. All the presenters are actively looking for undergrads to work in their lab. Keep an eye out for more details regarding this event in the future as the date comes closer!
Please note that this event is only for ISPE members. If you don't want to miss out on this great opportunity, be sure to join ISPE at an event prior to this one, or come prepared with the membership fee. If you have any questions regarding the research networking fair, contact Anna and Chris.
When: Released Thursday, October 23rd
Due Saturday, November 8th at 11 PM
Want to get more involved in ISPE? Help ISPE further its mission by joining ISPE's Committee! In this great leadership opportunity, you'll learn about ISPE behind the scenes, while getting exclusive networking opportunities and training in leadership skills. You'll also have priority during ISPE Staff Applications for the 2015-2016 school year! Click here to download the application. They will be due at the end of Week 5 and interviews will be conducted during Week 6.
We hope to see you join the ISPE team!
Getting into Research Workshop
When: Friday, October 24th, 6-7 PM
Where: Ackerman 3508
Interested in research but struggling to find research opportunities? Come to ISPE's Getting into Research Workshop to learn about the various ways through which you can get into a lab at UCLA. Students currently conducting research will share their experiences and give you important tips on emailing professors and polishing your CV. But more importantly, rather than the brute force method of mass-emailing professors, you will learn about other research-giving opportunities, particularly the Biomedical Research Minor program and ISPE's Research Networking Fair. Don't miss out on tips and advice on having a successful research career here at UCLA!
If you have any questions regarding this workshop, contact Anna and Chris.
Download the presentation by clicking here!
When: Friday-Saturday, October 17-18th
IThe Inventathon will be held in conjunction with Innovation Week on October 17-18, 2014, with a kick-off event on October 15. It will be open to all UCLA students, staff, trainees, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows from all backgrounds ranging from engineering, to business, to biomedical research, to art and design. All participants will register prior to the event and individuals will be placed into teams. During the 24-hour event, teams made up of UCLA affiliates will work with professionals in the biomedical device industry to develop a solution to an unmet medical need. Teams are challenged to devise a solution, design, and build their inventions within the 24-hour period. Industry professionals will be available during the 24-hour event to answer questions and act as mentors to the student teams. Cash and in-kind prizes, from other sponsors, will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams, primarily to attract top talent to this event.Inventathon will give participants the opportunity to learn through the act of creating, while developing relationships with industry professionals and peers from different backgrounds here at UCLA. Furthermore, this event could generate new entrepreneurial opportunities and foster greater collaboration across disciplines. Inventathon will be a fast-paced and invigorating way to start the new school year with an innovation and entrepreneurship focus.
The 2013 event attracted 121 registrations, 21 mentors, and 13 competing teams with 3 companies formed and 2 IP filings / disclosures at the close of the event. Participation was found from all campus constituents, leading to multi-discliplinary collaboration. We hope to dramatically increase these numbers for the 2014 event and expect over 300 attendees.
If you are interested in registering or want to know more, please visit uclaideas.com.
Fall Quarter General Meeting
When: Thursday, October 9th, 6-7 PM
Where: MS 6201
Looking for a research position in biotech or life science? What about an internship or a full-time job? If you need help getting your resume out to biotech companies, you should come out to ISPE's General Meeting!
The General Meeting will cover all the events coming up for Fall Quarter (Research Networking fair, workshops, etc.) and you will have a chance to meet the staff of ISPE. Whether you are a freshman undergrad or a postdoctoral researcher, ISPE provides many opportunities to network and interact with academic and industry professionals so don't hesitate to check us out.
All students, regardless of major and year are welcome!
We look forward to meeting you! Food will be provided!
The UCLA chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering is the premier organization for students interested in biotechnology and pharmaceutical science.
ISPE is now an app!