In Brief

2002 Career Workshop Series
TSRI's Office of Graduate Studies, the Society of Fellows, and the Employee and Graduate Student Counseling Department, and The University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) Career Services and Office of Graduate Studies and Research join forces to bring you the 2002 Career Workshop Series. Featured speakers are Associate Director Mary Morris Heiberger and Graduate Student Counselor Julia Miller Vick of University of Pennsylvania Career Services, co-authors of "The Academic Job Search Handbook."

Workshop 1, "The Academic Life: Issues for Women Graduate Students and Postdocs," will be held Tuesday, April 16, from 2:30 to 4 PM in the Horizon Room, UCSD Career Services Center.

Workshop 2, "Getting What You Want: Job Search Strategy for the Academic Market," will be held Wednesday, April 17, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM, in The Valerie Timken Amphitheater, second floor, Scripps Green Hospital, 10666 N. Torrey Pines Road.

CIMBio Hosts Open House

All TSRI employees (and scientific neighbors) are invited to the Center for Integrative Molecular Biosciences (CIMBio) open house on Wednesday, April 10, 11 AM to 3 PM. CIMBio is located in the CarrAmerica B Building, 3215 Merryfield Row, on the East campus. The open house will provide the opportunity for self-guided tours of the facility and discussions with scientific staff. Refreshments will be provided.

Tax Saving for Employees who Commute by Train, Bus, or Van

TSRI offers a transit benefit that allows employees to deduct money for eligible transit expenses on a pre-tax basis. Eligible expenses include Coaster fares, bus fares, and vanpool expenses. The limit on compensation reduction is $100 per month. All benefit-eligible scientific and support staff and research associates who work 20 hours or more per week and receive a taxed paycheck from TSRI may participate. Additional information, and enrollment forms, are available from Benefits Administration, x4-9212.

Former TSRI Summer Interns Win San Diego Science & Engineering Fair Awards
On Friday, March 22, 2002 The San Diego Union-Tribune announced the 2002 Award Winners of the 48th Annual Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair. Over the March 22-24th weekend, about 770 exhibitors from 111 schools in San Diego and Imperial counties displayed their projects at the Balboa Park Activity Center. The following award recipients also participated in The Scripps Research Institute 2001 High School Student Research Education Program. Congratulations to them all!

Citlali Villalobos, Mt. Miguel High School (Summer Intern in the Mayfield Lab): Senior Sweepstakes Runner-Up; Biomedical Research Institute of America Special Award; 1st Place, Microbiology.

Min Roh, La Jolla High School (Summer Intern in the Havran Lab): 2nd Place, Botany.

Laura Ryan, Mt. Miguel High School (Summer Intern in the Dept. of Animal Resources): 2nd Place, Botany.

Kristina Hereford, Mt. Miguel High School (Summer Intern in the Janda Lab): 2nd Place, Chemistry.

Samantha Anderson, Mt. Miguel High School (Summer Intern in the Ehlers Lab): 2nd Place, Physics.

Ann Porter, Mt. Miguel High School (Summer Intern in Mitra Lab): 1st Place, Zoology.