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3rd Annual Science and Technology Enrichment Program

Students who have completed grades 8-12  

- no cost to register -

 

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.

 

Hosted by the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines(CCBM)

Funded by the National Science Foundation

Supported by the Bobcat Summer STEM Academy

(paperwork, registration site and logistics provided by CalTeach)

 

Dates
June 24 - 28, 2019, M-F
 
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Age
Students who have completed grades 8-12
 
Register
Free registration; up to 24 students
 

Monday, June 24 

Location: COB 2, 267 (and Subramaniam Lab)

9:00 am - 10:15 am, Intro to the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines

10:15 am - 11:15 am, UC Merced Overview, College Prep, and Brief Campus Tour 

11:15 am - 12:00 pm, Microscopy with Anand Subramaniam Group

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, Lunch with a Scientist 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Microscopy with Anand Subramaniam Group 

 

Tuesday, June 25

Location: COB 2, 267 (and MVPGR)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve Fieldtrip with Monique Kolster 

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, Lunch, COB 2, 267

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm, Various Activities, COB 2, 267

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Science for Humanity Series Session / Armando Quintero: “Water as a Framework for Landscape Scale Networks,” COB 2, 267 (flyer)

 

Wednesday, June 26

Location: SE 2 and Faculty Labs in SE 1/SE 2

9:00 am - 10:15 am, SE 2, 224, Introduction to CCBM (continued) / Discussion and Writing on Topics Learned

10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Lab Tours (Liu lab, McCloskey lab, de Alba lab)

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, SE 2 Atrium — Lunch with a Scientist

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, SE 2, 224, Bioinspired: What Happens When Nature Meets Engineering? [With Foldscopes] 

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, SE 2, 224, Scientific Demonstrations

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, SE 2, 224, Science for Humanity Series Session / Seth A. Fortuna, UC Berkeley: “Using Light-based Communication to Address the Hidden Energy Cost of the Internet” (flyer)

 

Thursday, June 27

9:00 am - 10:00 am, COB 2, 262, Time to Grow: How to Succeed in College

10:00 am - 10:15 am, Discussion 

10:30 am - 11:00 am, COB 2, 262, Computational Scientist / David Quint

11:15 am - 11:45 am, Muñoz Lab Tour

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, COB 2, 262, Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, COB 2, 262 Research Ethics

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, COB 2, 262, Campus Biologist / Francesca Cannizzo

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, SE 1, 126, Self-assembled: Can You Grow Some Crystals?

 

Friday, June 28

9:00 am - 10:45 am, SE 1, 107, Kinematic Experiment

10:50 am - 11:30 am, Campus Tour

11:30 am - 12:15 pm, SE 2, Atrium, Lunch with a Scientist 

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm, KL 397, Finish Crystals Activity

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, KL 397, Make a Flashlight 

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm, KL 397, Jackie Shay / Scientific Session

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, KL 397, Proteins: The Mighty Molecular Machines

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm, KL 297, Evaluation