Research Paths for Transfer Students

Fall 2022

The Research Paths for for Transfer Students serves new incoming Jacobs School of Engineering students, focusing mainly on transfer students from community college who have little to none research experience and that would like to do research in the areas of materials and nanoscale science and engineering during their undergraduate studies at UC San Diego.

The greatest value of UC San Diego is its research activity, being a world top-class research university. Its faculty are world renowned research leaders across different disciplines. Research activities give students the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge that cannot be acquired in a classroom and that are driven by the student's own desire to discover new knowledge and technologies.

This program aims to give students information and strategies to build and navigate their own path to enroll into research activities. The program will consist on six one-hour sessions during which we will cover different topics related to research.

Sessions will be in SME 348 Auditorium on Wednesdays at 6 pm

Session 1: (Wednesday Oct/26/2022, 6-7 pm): Overview of Research Activities at UCSD and Jacobs School of Engineering

Session 2: (Wednesday Nov/02/2022, 6-7 pm): What is Research? How research experience drives innovations and benefits to society? How research experience will help you to shape your professional skills and boost your career?

Session 3: (Wednesday Nov/09/2022, 6-7 pm): Research opportunities at UCSD. Research Labs, UC LEADS, Summer research programs, Research Expo, Research Centers

Session 4: (Wednesday Nov/16/2022, 6-7 pm): Students panel: How to handle research and classes? How to get into a lab? What do you learn in labs beyond class room lectures?

Session 5: (Wednesday Nov/30/2022, 6-7 pm): Layout the strategy to find a research position. Identify research interests, potential faculty mentors, and summer research programs.

Follow this link to register to the program. You need to sign it from UCSD Google account: