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Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.



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STEM Outreach Program in México: Call for Instructors 

Clubes de Ciencia México is looking for instructors to teach Clubes de Ciencia (Science Clubs) in México this summer. They are looking for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. 

The Clubes de Ciencia México will take place in six cities: Ensenada, Guanajuato, Monterrey, Xalapa, Oaxaca, and Merida. Each Club is a week long with two dates to choose from: Week 1 (July 23-31) and Week 2 (July 30-August 7).

Not fluent in Spanish? No problem. Clubes can be taught in English and language barriers can be tackled with the help of their local instructors. 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016 

For more information:

Check out what previous instructors say about the program: 



UCSB's STEMposium 2015 in Pictures

For those of you who missed the inaugural 2015 STEMposium on May 22, below you can find a pictorial tale of seminar awards, keynote speakers, and undergraduate poster session winners.

STEMposium was created to promote quality scientific presentation and interdisciplinary collaboration. The event seeks to bring together members from various science and engineering departments in the presence of academic and industry sponsors.

STEMposium 2015 was co-hosted by three student-founded seminars: the Chemical Sciences Student Seminar (CSSS), the Graduate Simulation Seminar Series (GSSS), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).


Hovik Gukasyan, Ph.D., presented the keynote talk on personalized-chemotherapy drug development at Pfizer.

Hovik GukasyanHovik Gukasyan giving his keynote at STEMposium. Photo courtesy of STEMposium

Founding Talk

Peter Burks (UCSB Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D., 2013) founded CSSS in 2012. He came back to give the CSSS Founding Talk.

Peter BurksPeter Burks giving the CSSS Founding Talk. Photo courtesy of STEMposium

Undergraduate Poster Winner

Michael Abramovitch (undergraduate, Chemical Engineering) won the best poster award at the STEMPosium plus an all-expense-paid travel grant by CSEP (Center for Science and Engineering Partners) to present his work at a conference of his choosing.

Michael Abramovitch (left) explaining his work to Brian Lynch (right) during the undergraduate poster session judging. Photo courtesy of STEMposium

CSSS Winners

There were three winners for the Chemical Science Student Seminar: third prize, Saemi Poelma; second prize, Oleksandr (Alex) Mikhnenko; and first prize, Peter Mage. Awards were based on audience votes over the course of 12 weeks and 24 speakers, in the fall and winter quarters.

CSSS winnersSaemi Poelma (left), Oleksandr (Alex) Mikhnenko (middle) and Peter Mage (right). Photo courtesy of STEMposium


The UCSB STEMPosium was organized by an enterprising group of graduate students from the three student-founded seminars: Tawny Lim (Math, SIAM), Derek Smith (Math, SIAM), Dayton Horvath (Chemistry, CSSS), Izzy Jarvis (Chemistry, CSSS), Nate Kirchhofer (Materials, CSSS), Brian Lynch (Chemical Engineering, GSSS), David Smith (Chemical Engineering, GSSS), and Jon Lin (SIAM, Math Ph.D.).

STEMposium organizersFrom left, Tawny Lim, Derek Smith, Dayton Horvath, Izzy Jarvis, Nate Kirchhofer, Brian Lynch, David Smith, Jon Lin. Photo courtesy of STEMposium

For more photos of STEMposium 2015, click here.