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The Jacobs Graduate Student Council


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The Jacobs Graduate Student Council (JGSC) is a volunteer group of Jacobs graduate students from all engineering departments who organize events to strengthen the Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) community.  JGSC hosts a number of recurring events each year including a kickoff bbq, coffee hours, the pi mile run, and a mentoring program.

JGSC meetings are held twice per quarter. The meetings are open to ALL engineering graduate students at UCSD who would like to get involved!!  The council consists of elected officers and their respective committees representing each department in the JSOE. 

2015-16 Officers:

President:  Wangzhong Sheng  (Material Sciences) 
Vice-President:  Sagar Jain  (Masters of Advanced Studies)
Finance:  Hillary Lam   (Bioengineering) 

Professional Development:  Michael Barrow  (Computer Science and Engineering)
Social Activities:   Paolo Gabriel (Electrical Engineering) 
Jacobs Undergraduate Mentoring Program (JUMP) Chair:  Mukanth Vaidyanathan  (Nano-engineering) 
Outreach:  Carina Arboleda  (Nano-engineering)
Web and Publicity:  Nathan Speidel  (Computer Science and Engineering) 

Contact Information
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Our Events

Professional Development Committee
  • Day at the Padres: Jacobs Graduate Student and Alumni Tailgate
  • Connect with Corporate Happy Hour
  • Jacobs Innovators Forum
  • Jacobs Research Expo Skills Workshop

Goal: to improve academic interaction between all departments of the Jacobs School of Engineering, to help students reach out and build up connection for mutual benefit

 Social Activities Committee
  • Welcome Back BBQ/Picnic
  • Jacobs GRADuation Celebration
  • PIe mile run
  • Coffee Hour
  • Jacobs Grad T-shirt competition

Goal: to improve academic interaction between all departments of the Jacobs School of Engineering, to help students reach out and build up connection for mutual benefit

 Jacobs Outreach Initiative (JOI) 
  • Science Olympiad
  • San Diego Science Festival
  • Lab tours
Goal: to promote science and engineering in the community
    Jacobs Undergraduate Mentoring Program (JUMP)

The Jacobs Undergraduate Mentoring Program is a community of engineering students (both undergraduate and graduate) and alumni, who provide support, advice, guidance, and experience to all members.