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a National Science Foundation Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology

K-12 & Community

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

 

2021 CCBM Virtual Sessions (summer/fall)

The CCBM Virtual Sessions are designed for K-12 students, teachers, and community (local and beyond). They are free and open to all. 18 sessions will be offered on a wide range of engaging topics, as part of the center’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach and broadening participation mission as a National Science Foundation-funded scientific center. Sessions cover physics, biology, engineering, imaging, scientific computation, research ethics, preparing for college and careers, and much more. Sessions will be led and taught by University of California faculty, students, and staff.  Waiver

2020 CCBM Virtual Sessions (summer/fall)

The CCBM Virtual Sessions are held in summer/fall 2020 for K-12 students and teachers, are free, and open to all. There are 16 sessions on a wide range of fascinating topics, as part of the center’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach and broadening participation mission as a National Science Foundation-funded scientific center. Sessions cover physics, materials science, biology, computation, research ethics, preparing for college and careers, and more. Sessions are led and taught by University of California faculty, students, and staff. 

Student Success Internship: CREST Science Communication Internship / 2019-2020

The CREST Science Communication Intern collaborated with affiliates to generate novel and stimulating science communication resources related to center research, education and outreach. Focusing on biophysics, bioengineering and biochemistry topics and science communication best practices, the Intern developed and shared science communication resources. The Intern’s efforts allowed the scientific achievements of the center to be publicized widely in the Merced area and beyond, to draw increased attention to UC Merced’s research mission, and to focus on the development of strong science communication skills.

Student Success Internship: CREST STEM Education and Outreach Intern / 2018-2019

The CREST Intern actively participated in the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines. The center—focused on research, education & outreach—uses an interdisciplinary approach combining physical, biological & engineering methods to understand & control the functioning of multi-scale assemblies of biomolecules & cells, & to design & develop novel bio- inspired functioning machines. The intern engaged in center scientific meetings, developed related STEM education & outreach resources/modules, implemented the resources & shared the related products. The CREST Intern’s efforts amplified the center’s education & outreach capacity & impact.

Science and Technology Enrichment Program (summer)

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.

 

 

 

 

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