The Verizon Foundation has partnered with the Bren School Corporate Program and CSEP School for Scientific Thought (SST) to enable Bren Graduate Students professional development opportunities in the field of teaching. This winter quarter Jessica Mkitarian and Sarah Stark, joined SST to design an original course for high school students about the interdisciplinary nature of environment sustainability through the lens of food choices. To learn more about this project please read the attached article.
Robert Salazar, Santa Barbara City College student and 2012 INSET intern with the Weld Lab Dept. of Physics, has been awarded a 10-week NASA internship with Drs. Chuck Hays and Jean-Pierre Fleurial. Article on Robert Salazar.
The CSEP Resident Assistants (RA) will work with either incoming UCSB freshmen (SIMS AUgust 18-30, 2013) or community college students (Cooke Bridges July 28-August 4, 2013) participating in a 1-2 week introduction to research and University life program. All applications are due May 10.
Eight UCSB undergraduates, including our four Beckman Scholars, developed a plan to investigate and propose improvements to community lighting in Isla Vista as a way to save energy and decrease crime rates.
Congratulations to assistant professors, Katie Byl, Theodore Kim and Megan Valentine for recently being awarded the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award.
Both Theodore Kim, of the Department of Computer Science's Media Arts and Technology program; and Megan Valentine, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are partnering with CSEP for their education and outreach award components and we look forward to the impact these partnerships will have on our campus and community.