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Peterson and Burbank Visit

Peterson and Burbank Elementary Schools Visit UC Merced in Spring 2017


On April 11, 2017, 75 students from Merced, California in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade participated in fun and engaging STEM activities (Merced Sun Star video clip) on the campus of UC Merced, hosted by the NSF-CREST CCBM, with participation from CCBM affiliates and other UC Merced staff and graduate students. 

Event profiled on UC Merced website



Students participated in lab tours in CCBM faculty laboratories including Drs. Victor Muñoz, ​Sayantani Ghosh, Kara McCloskey, Bin Liu, and Tao Ye. Graduate students led hands-on demonstrations and explorations that were managed by Dr. Donna Jaramillo-Fellin. The young scientists and engineers were treated to a pizza lunch, then got to see how liquid nitrogen ice cream is made and to test it out! 

See students chant "We love science!" here.

Visiting Teachers:
Lynn Stapp, Kindergarten Teacher, Peterson Elementary School
Anna Buttrey, 1st Grade Teacher, Peterson Elementary School
Dani Avila, 2nd Grade Teacher, Burbank Elementary School