Family Ultimate Science Exploration

Family Science in the Community will continue with a program for underrepresented students and their families to gain familiarity with the practice of science, its importance in education, and its promise of exciting career options. Biannually, Family Ultimate Science Exploration (FUSE) nights, will be offered at Santa Barbara Unified School District junior high schools, and Carpinteria Middle School.  In addtion, a limited number of 8th grade classroom field trips to UCSB will be offered to schools outside our community.


At FUSE events, students and their families rotate in 30-minute sessions through 3 distinct science activities related to physics, chemistry and biology in either Spanish or English. UCSB science and engineering students, both undergraduate and graduate, lead these activities introducing themselves and talking briefly about their current studies and personal interests.

Support for the FUSE project comes from the Energy Partners Fund.  The Energy Partners Fund provides resources for STEM education in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties.