Event Schedule
MRL 2053 November 3, 2017
Fall 2017 DOW Diversity Lecture – Professor Neil Garg: “How organic chemistry became one of UCLA’s most popular classes”

Organic chemistry has a bad reputation, despite having a tremendous impact on our everyday lives. It has remained a notorious “weed-out” class for decades – striking fear in the hearts…

MRL 2053 November 2, 2017
Fall 2017 DOW Distinguished Lecture – Professor Neil Garg: “Recent forays in methods development and complex molecule synthesis”

This presentation will describe my laboratory’s recent efforts to synthesize intricate natural products. In addition, methodologies that rely on non-precious metal catalysis to cleave amide carbon-nitrogen bonds will be discussed.

MRL 3rd Floor Patio October 26, 2017
2017 Fall Social Hour

Join us Thursday, October 26th from 4 – 6 PM on the MRL 3rd Floor Patio. Food and drinks provided, you bring the friends and conversation!

Elings 1601 April 21, 2017
Spring 2017 DOW Diversity Lecture, Malika Jeffries-EL: Taking the road less traveled: My journey to the Ivory Tower.

Although African-Americans make up approximately 13% of the US population, they are severely underrepresented in advanced degrees awarded in STEM disciplines and within the ranks of the faculty at research…

Elings 1605 April 20, 2017
Spring 2017 DOW Distinguished Lecture, Malika Jeffries-EL: Design and synthesis of organic semiconductors for advanced applications

Since their discovery over 40 years ago conjugated polymers have been of tremendous scientific and technological interest. These materials possess many exceptional electronic, optical and thermal properties and thus are…

MRL 2053 April 6, 2017
Dr. Eric B. Monroe: A Chemist at the Library of Congress

As a chemist in the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress, Dr. Eric B. Monroe studies the aging and preservation of collection materials. In addition to outlining what this work entails, his talk will detail recent work on the wax cylinders used to record sound as early as 1890.

Elings 1601 January 26, 2017
AAAS webinar “The Outlook for Science in the New Administration and Congress”

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has put together a webinar discussing an updated outlook for research funding, a review of significant cabinet appointments, how the administration and congress may view science-based policymaking, and areas where the Trump administration and Congress may disagree. GSDS will screen a viewing, and we hope you’ll join us!

ESB 1001 January 23, 2017
Your Financial Future: A Common Sense Guide for Students of Science and Engineering

In this workshop, Prof. Glenn Fredrickson will provide some guidance on personal finance and basic knowledge for saving for retirement, including asset classes and allocation strategies.

Engineering Sciences Building 1001 January 19, 2017
Winter 2017 DOW Diversity Lecture, Dr. Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

We’re delighted to host Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, for our winter lecture! Professor Grandin has received worldwide acclaim for her advocacy for autism and her contributions to the field of animal science. We will be holding a raffle for signed copies of her book, The Autistic Brain.

MRL 2053 January 12, 2017
Winter 2017 General Body Meeting

Join us for lunch!