Sunday, August 20

Ignacio Martini, interim director at the Molecular Instrumentation Center, works with an x-ray photoelectron spectrometer. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)
Ignacio Martini, interim director at the Molecular Instrumentation Center, works with an x-ray photoelectron spectrometer. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's children's hospital was renamed UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital after Mattel's $50 million gift to UCLA Health on Monday. (UCLA Health)
UCLA's children's hospital was renamed UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital after Mattel's $50 million gift to UCLA Health on Monday. (UCLA Health)

Stephanie Seidlits, an assistant bioengineering professor, won $500,000 to engineer a device to treat spinal cord injuries. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
Stephanie Seidlits, an assistant bioengineering professor, won $500,000 to engineer a device to treat spinal cord injuries. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

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Kelsi Rutledge, an ecology and evolutionary biology graduate student, teaches a lab for Life Sciences 1: "Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity." The life sciences division has recruited graduate students outside of the department to teach undergraduate students as well. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

TA shortage requires graduate students to teach outside departments

Some graduate students teach undergraduate courses outside of their departments because of a shortage in teaching assistants. There has been a teaching assistant shortage in divisions like life sciences and physical sciences because the undergraduate student population has increased faster than the graduate student population over the past few years, said Victoria Sork, dean of the life sciences division. Read more...

Kelsi Rutledge, an ecology and evolutionary biology graduate student, teaches a lab for Life Sciences 1: "Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity." The life sciences division has recruited graduate students outside of the department to teach undergraduate students as well. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

(Harishwer Balasubramani/Illustrations director)
(Harishwer Balasubramani/Illustrations director)