The department welcomed its incoming class of graduate students with a full agenda of activities during the week of September 21.
The first two days were filled with information sessions about academics, department operations, and student life. Students heard from the graduate office, various faculty and staff, and then, Wednesday and Thursday were devoted to teacher assistant training, complete with demonstrations.
This stimulating and informative week culminated in a graduate student reception on Court of Sciences patio which brought together new students, continuing students, faculty, and staff.
Some of the chemistry and biochemistry graduate students pose for a photo at the reception.
Professor Sri Kosuri (2nd from right) visits with new graduate students Shane Bradner, Jordan Dotson, and Michelle Bradley.
(Left to right) Student Affairs Officer Nick Baerg with new year graduate student John Wang, continuing graduate student Michael Leonard, and graduate office assistant Patricia Haro.
(Left to right) Continuing graduate students Andrea Hadjikyriacou, Jarrett Miller, Jessica Davis, and Jonelle White.
Photos by Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry