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STEM Outreach Events & Resources

Projects

Young Engineer and Scientist (YES) Academy

Established in Fall 2014, the UC Merced YES Academy is an outreach initiative between the UC Merced Fresno Center and the STEM Center. 
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GirlCode Workshop Series

Piloted in Summer 2016 and held at UC Merced, GirlCode is a coding and web design workshop for 7-12 grade female students interested in coding. 
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Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM)

Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) for High School Teachers and Students

The NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines uses an interdisciplinary approach combining physical, biological and engineering methods to understand and control the functioning of multi-scale assemblies of biomolecules and cells, and to design and develop novel bio-inspired functioning machines ranging from designer cells and tissue to diagnostic and therapeutic devices. The center is also focused on enhancing biophysics, biochemistry, and bioengineering graduate and undergraduate education, as well as leading K-12 STEM outreach activities in the Merced area for teachers and students.
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Merced Nanomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES)

MACES High School Teacher Professional Development Series

A high school teacher professional development workshops held at UC Merced and piloted in June 2016. 
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Expending Your Horizons (EYH) Conference

Organized by UC Merced student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), this annual event brings 6-12 grade female students to UC Merced for a day of STEM activities and interaction with women role models.
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SWEET Academy Lab Day

Students Who Experience Engineering and Technology (SWEET) Academy is an annual summer event which started in Summer 2015. 
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Event Resources

For questions on event logistics and implementation, contact Hannah Ewing, School of Natural Sciences Events Coordinator, by email or phone at hewing@ucmerced.edu or  (209)228-2356.