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Serving the San Joaquin Valley

 

 

 

 

Activity

Date

CCBM Open House

The local community, UC Merced faculty, staff and students are invited to attend sessions hosted by the CCBM. Lab tours, posters sessions, STEM demonstrations and an exciting keynote address by a special guest speaker. Family-friendly.

Fall

Science and Technology Enrichment Program

Engaging activities focused on the National Science Foundation-funded CREST center’s research and education mission in engineering, biological science, physics, chemistry and computational science will include hands-on activities, projects, lectures, discussions, campus tours, lab tours, trainings, research activities and interactions with scientists and engineers. In addition, students will gain knowledge of what college is like and how to prepare for college. The sessions will enrich students’ understanding of the opportunities abundant in STEM fields, as well as the capacity of STEM to positively impact society. For students who have completed grades 8 - 12.

Summer

CREST Science and Computing Research Summer Program

In this session, participants will engage in computer-driven science research-oriented activities in a group setting, led by faculty and scientists in the National Science Foundation-funded CREST center at UC Merced, which focuses on engineering, biological science, physics, chemistry and computational science. Hands-on research-based activities, projects, lectures, interactions with scientists and engineers and lab tours will enable students to get a better understanding of what it is like to do science research and what it is like to be a scientist. Through these activities, students will get a glimpse into the importance of research computing that connects all aspects of scientific research. For students who have completed grades 8 - 12.

Summer

CREST STEM Camp

Engineering, biological science, physics, chemistry and computational science are the focus of the National Science Foundation-funded CREST center’s research and education mission. In this camp, students will actively participate in stimulating hands-on activities and projects, lectures, discussions, campus tours, lab tours and interactions with scientists and engineers. This summer camp will increase students’ exposure to stimulating STEM topics, the practice of STEM and how STEM benefits society. For students that have completed 3rd or 4th grade.

Summer

Science for Humanity Series

This series invites the local community, UC Merced faculty, staff and students to attend engaging sessions relevant to the area & times all are welcome to attend. Family-friendly.

Year Round

School Visits

UC Merced scientists and graduate students are available to visit local schools and provide engaging scientific sessions and/or hands-on STEM demonstrations. The CCBM also encourages local school to visit UC Merced for a fun-filled day focused on STEM. Field trips to UC Merced can include lab tours, campus tours, STEM demonstrations and scientific sessions depending on how much time is available for the visiting group. By request for nearby elementary, middle and high schools. For more information on how to get involved, please contact CCBM Executive Director, Carrie Kouadio: ckouadio@ucmerced.edu or (209) 228-3608

Year Round