Family Ultimate Science Exploration (FUSE) events engage junior high students and their families in hands-on activities in science and technology, which promote interactions with university students and faculty.

Family Ultimate Science Exploration

Family Ultimate Science Exploration (FUSE) continues 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.  At FUSE evening events, 8th grade students and their families rotate, in 30-minute sessions, through 3 distinct science activities related to physics, chemistry and biology.  UCSB science and engineering students, both undergraduate and graduate, along with SBCC students, lead the hands-on activities.  As part of the program, volunteers spend time introducing themselves, and talking briefly about their current studies and personal interests. 

FUSE is a collaboration between CSEP and science teachers at the Santa Barbara Unified and Carpinteria Unified School Districts. 

Support for the FUSE project comes from various research and education grants including the Quantum Foundry DMR# and BioPacific MIP#.  

Events Calendar

FUSE - Fall 2022 all events are at 6:15-8:00 pm

October 13 @ Carpinteria Middle School 

October 20 @ Santa Barbara Junior High 

October 25 @ La Colina Junior High  

November 3 @ Goleta Valley Junior High

November 8 @ La Cumbre Junior High 

FUSE II - Spring 2020

Santa Barbara Junior High 12-Mar-20 6:15-8:00pm

Goleta Valley Junior High 02-Apr-20 6:15-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High  09-April-20 6:15-8:00pm

Carpinteria Middle School  23-Apr-20 6:15-8:00pm


FUSE I - Fall 2019

Santa Barbara Junior High 10-Oct-19 6:15-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High  17-Oct-19 6:15-8:00pm

Carpinteria Middle School  24-Oct-19 6:15-8:00pm

Goleta Valley Junior High 05-Nov-19 6:15-8:00pm

La Cumbre Junior High 21-Nov-19 6:15-8:00pm

FUSE II - Spring 2019

Goleta Valley Junior High 11-Apr-19 6:15-8:00pm

Santa Barbara Junior High 17-Apr-19 6:15-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High 30-Apr-19 6:15-8:00pm

Carpinteria Middle School 2-May-19 6:15-8: 00pm

FUSE 1 - Fall 2018

Santa Barbara Junior High 11-Oct-18 6:15-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High 18-Oct-18 6:15-8:00pm

Carpinteria Middle School 08-Nov-18 6:15-8:00pm 

La Cumbre Junior High  15-Nov-18 6:15-8:00pm 

Goleta Valley Junior High  29-Nov-18 6:15-8:00pm 


FUSE II - Spring 2018

Carpinteria Middle School POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER 

Goleta Valley Junior High 05-Apr-18 6:15-8:00pm

Santa Barbara Junior High 12-Apr-18 6:15-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High 17-Apr-18 6:15-8:00pm

FUSE 1 - Fall 2017

Goleta Valley Junior High 12-Oct-17 6:15-8:00pm

Santa Barbara Junior High 26-Oct-17 6:15-8:00pm

Carpinteria Middle School 02-Nov-17 6:15-8:00pm 

La Cumbre Junior High 7-Nov-17 6:15-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High 14-Nov-17 6:15-8:00pm

Past Events


Goleta Valley Junior High 28-Feb-17 6:15-8:00pm

Santa Barbara Junior High 13-Apr-17 6:15-8:00pm

​Carpinteria Middle School 20-Apr-17 6:00-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High 26-Apr-17 6:15-8:00pm

FUSE 1 - Fall 2016

Girls Inc Goleta STEM Classes 04-Oct-16

Santa Barbara Junior High 11-Oct-16 6:30-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High 19-Oct-16 6:30-8:00pm

Goleta Valley Junior High 27-Oct-16 6:30-8:00pm

Carpinteria Middle School 03-Nov-16 6:00-8:00pm

La Cumbre Junior High 17-Nov-16 6:30-8:00pm

FUSE II - 2016    

Santa Barbara Junior High  25-Feb-16 6:30-8:00pm

Carpinteria Middle School 10-Mar-16 6:15-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High 7-Apr-16 6:30-8:00pm

FUSE I - 2015    

Santa Barbara Junior High 15-Oct-15 6:30-8:00pm

Carpinteria Middle School 22-Oct-15 6:00-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High 19-Oct-15 6:30-8:00pm

La Cumbre Junior High 5-Nov-15 6:30-8:00pm

Goleta Valley Junior High 12-Nov-15 6:30-8:00pm

FUSE II - 2015    

Santa Barbara Junior High 24-Feb-15 6:30-8:00pm

Carpinteria Middle School 5-Mar-15 6:30-8:00pm

La Colina Junior High 19-Mar-15 6:30-8:00pm

La Cumbre Junior High 9-April-15 6:30-8:00pm

Goleta Valley Junior High 16-April-15 6:30-8:00pm     

FUSE I - 2014    

Santa Barbara Junior High 22-Oct-14 6:30-8:00 pm

La Colina Junior High 29-Oct-14 6:30-8:00 pm

La Cumbre Junior High 6-Nov-14 6:30-8:00 pm

Carpinteria Middle 13-Nov-14 6:30-8:00 pm

Goleta Valley Junior High 20-Nov-14 6:30-8:00 pm

FUSE I - 2013    

Santa Barbara Junior High 24-Oct-13 6:30-8:00 pm

La Colina Junior High 12-Nov-13 6:30-8:00 pm

Goleta Valley Junior High 14-Nov-13 6:30-8:00 pm

La Cumbre Junior High 21-Nov-13 6:30-8:00 pm

FUSE II - 2012    

Goleta Valley Junior High Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 6:30-8:00 pm

La Colina Junior High Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 6:30-8:00 pm

Santa Barbara Junior High Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 6:30-8:00 pm

FUSE I - 2011    

Santa Barbara Junior High Thursday, November 3, 2011 6:30-8:00 pm

La Colina Junior High Tuesday, November 8, 2011 6:30-8:00 pm

FUSE II - 2011    

Goleta Valley Junior High Tuesday, February 8, 2011 6:30-8:00 PM

Santa Barbara Junior High Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:30-8:00 PM

La Colina Junior High Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:30-8:00 PM

FUSE I - 2010    

Santa Barbara Junior High Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:30-8:00 PM

Goleta Valley Junior High Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:30-8:00 PM

La Colina Junior High Tuesday, December 7, 2010 6:30-8:00 PM

FUSE I ---2009    

Santa Barbara Junior High Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:30-8:00 PM

Goleta Valley Junior High Tuesday, November 17, 2009 6:30-8:00 PM

La Colina Junior High Thursday December 3, 2009 6:30-8:00 PM

FUSE II ---2010    

Santa Barbara Junior High Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:30-8:00 PM

Goleta Valley Junior High 11-Mar-10 6:30-8:00 PM

La Colina Junior High Thursday, April 8, 2010 6:30-8:00 PM

La Cumbre Junior High 25-May-10  

FUSE ----2008-09    

Santa Barbara Junior High Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 6:30-8:00 PM

Goleta Valley Junior High Thursday Nov 20, 2008 6:30-8:00 PM

La Colina Junior High Thursday Jan 22, 2009 6:30-8:00 PM

La Cumbre Junior High January 2009 TBA 6:30-8:00 PM



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