Thank you for your interest in supporting the School of Physical Sciences for Giving Day 2019!
The departments of Chemistry, Earth System Science, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy are actively engaged in a range of outreach activities to the local community that aim towards generating interest in the sciences and mathematics and promoting education in these fields. These activities include MATH CEO, the SoCal Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium, UCI Irvine Women in Physics & Astronomy, and the ESS CLEAN program.
Our outreach programs directly impact students in a variety of ways in our local community. As you’ll see in further details below, these programs are changing lives in big ways. We here at the school believe very strongly in the impact of our programs and devote funding where we can to support their operational expenses. Those limited funds only take us so far and we are asking for your support to keep these programs running and thriving. We encourage you to donate and show your support for the program(s) of your choice!
UCI Math CEO (Community Educational Outreach) is a program developed by faculty at UC Irvine to serve middle-school students in underprivileged communities in Orange County. Every week throughout the academic year, a group of 100 middle school students are brought to the UCI campus to work on fun but challenging mathematics activities with the help of UCI faculty, graduate and undergraduate mentors. The program not only introduces kids to mathematical critical thinking skills at a young age but provides a roadmap to a college education in STEM and hope for a brighter future.
Founded in Fall 2014, the UCI Math CEO has quickly grown to be one of the largest math circles in the country that specifically targets underserved youth. Due to the generosity of donors through efforts like Giving Day, we have been able to expand our reach and double the number of partnering middle-schools, thus working with more students.
Click here to learn more about the Math CEO program.
SoCal Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium
SoCal Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium is a day of science where students can discuss and learn the latest about the chemistry and graduate programs from UC Irvine and other research institutions. This event is filled with workshops including tips for success in undergraduate research, applying to graduate school, and applying for graduate fellowships research presentations. The one-day symposium will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 on the UCI campus.
Click here to learn more about the SoCal Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium.
UC Irvine Physics and Astronomy
The department of Physics and Astronomy is preparing to host their first annual American Physical Society (APS) Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP2020) on January 17-19, 2020. While most UC campuses have hosted at least one CUWiP, this will be the first time UCI hosting one. CUWiP is a three-day regional conference for undergraduate physics majors featuring research presentations, career panels, and outreach elements where nearby high school women and women undergrads in STEM will be invited to UCI for the conference. The conference has been shown to have a positive impact on increasing the number of women entering graduate programs in STEM since 2006.
Click here to learn more about Women in Physics and the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.
ESS - CLEAN
UCI Department of Earth System Science founded the CLEAN (Climate, Literacy, Empowerment and iNquiry) program to discover and discuss global climate change solutions. The program is designed by active climate science researchers to supplement existing science education. CLEAN seeks to provide children with the fundamental scientific background, tools and support they need to take positive action. CLEAN Education presenters visit local classrooms leading hands-on, grade-appropriate lessons about water, the carbon cycle, endangered species, and greenhouse gases. Their goal is to equip the future generations with the knowledge to understand and deal with a changing climate. Since CLEAN was founded in 2008, over forty CLEAN Education presenters have given more than one hundred presentations.
Click here to learn more about the ESS CLEAN program.
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