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Conference for undergraduate women in physics seeks support

UC San Diego's Undergraduate Women In Physics will host a professional conference for undergraduates to give women in physics from all over the West Coast the opportunity to be inspired and witness the numerous opportunities that will become available to them if they pursue a degree in physics. Called the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, this is a national event organized by the American Physical Society. UC San Diego has been chosen as the southwest regional site.

To remove the potential barrier of financial cost, the conference will be free for all attendees. The organizers have launched a crowdfunding effort tol help cover the cost of travel, meals, and lodging, and make it possible for young women with an interest in physics to be inspired and pursue their passion. Support the conference.

Brushing up peptides boosts their potential as drugs

Peptides promise to be useful drugs, but they're too easily digested and can’t get into cells without help.

Now Angela Blum and Jaquelin Kammeyer, working with chemistry professor Nathan Gianneschi, show that rearranging peptides into dense brushes can protect them from digestion and ease them into cells without changing their biological function. Read more.

Graduate students receive fellowships through new mentoring program

Alessandra Arroyave (pictured), Sean Bearden and Adriana Corrales, all graduate students in the physical sciences, have been awarded fellowsips through the new University Center for Exemplanary Mentoring.

The center is part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. Program, which supports underrepresented graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math. Read more.

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