Research as a Transfer

Hello Future Bruins! Congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA. This is a HUGE accomplishment!! You not only got accepted to the best public university in the nation, but you have done so after having to completely readjust what it means to be a student. AMAZING (to say the least)! My name is Kelly and I…

Finding Support in the Sciences: UCLA PEERS Program

My name is Mel Miller and I am a second year Biology major with a minor in African American studies. My hometown is far away from Los Angeles in Dallas, Texas; but, I chose to leave the Lone Star State for the greatest college experience I could have ever hoped for.  April 2018 was the…

Laboratory Research on Campus

My name is Sami Rafeedie and Iā€™m a third year Bioengineering major. I am from Lancaster, California, and I have truly loved my time at UCLA, especially my time spent completing my research in the lab. I came into UCLA as someone without an ounce of experience in a laboratory, which was a significant barrier…

Internship Opportunities and Class Credit

While the classes I have taken on campus at UCLA have been incredibly valuable, one of the best experiences I have had is my internship class at a local elementary school. My goal is ultimately to become a teacher and having the chance to intern at an elementary for class credit has been absolutely amazing….

Rushing through the end of summer session!!

  Yes people, it’s that time again when you’re about to run out of time to finish up all your projects at school. Well at least for me it is that time again,haha.. I only have 3 weeks left for my summer session class, yay!!! Super excited, but that also means that less time to…

Summer break addition: research life

Hi there, so as I told you before that I am starting to do research this summer at one of the professors in the Bio-Engineering department. I want to tell you a little bit about how it going so far. As a new researcher, I usually shadow the grad student that I will be working…

Summer Research

Hi all, I can believe that I’m already in Summer quarter!! Wohoooo!!! I hope you all are enjoying your first week of Summer break or maybe your first day of Summer quarter at school šŸ™‚ I haven’t started my first day of Summer classes yet, it will actually be tomorrow. But I did start my…

Princeton Ly – Big Time

One of the not-so-secret things you need to know about UCLA is that it is huge. Over 25,000 undergraduates and maybe half as many graduate students, a pretty good balance, in my opinion. (Often lost in the shuffle is the fact that there is about one paid administrative staffer per undergraduate student – ludicrous!) Of…

Freshman Clusters (and why you should take one)

Disclaimer: This description of the Freshman Cluster program may seem overly cheery as I liked my cluster as much as anyone can like a cluster. Like I was in the 99th percentile of cluster-liking. And you might, too! The Freshman Cluster. The bombest class I have taken so far at UCLA (well, technically it was…

Summer, is that you knocking at my door?

To most Bruins, 10th week is the last moments one has to kick back, relax, and reflect upon the wonders of the year in passing as a UCLA student before finals week hits. However, for some of us unlucky souls, it is but a reminder of the 9 weeks before. This past quarter I took…