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School of Physical Sciences

We hope our video on EarthRise Physical Sciences (above) got you curious about our School and the possibilities and solutions our students are preparing to confront.

The five themes of EarthRise are:

  1. Lift-Off – educating a diverse STEM workforce to power the future and prepare for careers in the physical and biological sciences, engineering, medicine, and more.

  2. Climate – predicting and adapting in a changing world.

  3. Health – creating solutions that support a healthy society.

  4. Energy – inventing and developing clean, abundant, and sustainable energy.

  5. Beyond – finding and understanding dark matter, dark energy, planets, and life in the universe.

These themes bring together the foundational education our students are receiving and the outcomes that are possible because of these areas. Every aspect of our research and teaching, in all our departments, enables us to address the societal challenges of our time.

Your gift today to the Physical Sciences’ EarthRise fund will drive student discovery and amplify and enhance the classroom experience. Students of all majors taking classes in any of our departments – chemistry, Earth system science, mathematics, and physics & astronomy – will benefit from the new opportunities made possible by you, through your Giving Day gift to the EarthRise Fund, Dean’s Excellence Fund, or one of our department funds (Chemistry, Earth System Science, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy).

We hope you join us in our mission to enable EarthRise and advance the education and research of our students.

To learn more about the research and teaching excellence at UCI Physical Sciences, please contact Sharon Chang, Executive Director of Development, at sharon.chang@uci.edu and visit ps.uci.edu.

School of Physical Sciences Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 37
2 AZ 2
2 WA 2
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Physical Sciences Michael Thacher Match
Double your impact! Every gift made to the School of Physical Sciences will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500. Once $2,500 has been raised, Michael's gift will be allocated to the Physical Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence.
$2,500 MATCHED
Physical Sciences Earth System Science 20 Gift Challenge
Once we reach 20 gifts to any School of Physical Sciences fund, a generous gift of $1,500 from Alan Church for the Department of Earth System Science will be unlocked!
20 / 20 Gifts
Physical Sciences Physics & Astronomy 30 Gift Challenge
Once we reach 30 gifts to any School of Physical Sciences fund, a generous gift of $2,000 gift from Catherine Li for the Department of Chemistry will be unlocked!
30 / 30 Gifts
Physical Sciences Chemistry 40 Gift Challenge
Once we reach 40 gifts to any School of Physical Sciences fund, a generous gift of $5,000 gift from Robert Bullock for the Department of Physics & Astronomy will be unlocked!
40 / 40 Gifts
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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