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Education News & Announcements

September 2017

The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 generated a huge amount of interest from schoolchildren and the public across the country and UCSB ScienceLine was ready to respond. Beginning with a Washington Post article in June (Washington Post online, June...

June 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 MRL Education Program Graduate Student Volunteer Awardees:
 
Overall Excellence in Education Outreach: Clayton Cozzan
Outstanding ScienceLine Responder: Jimmy Liu
Outstanding Research...

February 2017

Congratulations to Catrina Wilson for receiving a Special Merit Award for her poster presentation at the CAMP Statewide Symposium at UC Irvine.  Her mentors are Vicky Doan-Nguyen and MRL Director Ram Seshadri...

October 2016

On Tuesday, October 11, the Materials Research Laboratory hosted an evening of exciting developments in materials that impact our current and future science and technology.  Four scientists shared advances in their research geared to the general public at Dos Pueblos High School.  

June 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 MRL Education Program Graduate Student Volunteer Awardees:
 
Overall Excellence in Education Outreach: Leo Lamontagne
Outstanding ScienceLine Responder...
Every year we have the honor of awarding the ScienceLine Scientists who contribute the most and greatest answers to our young students’ questions.  Being a ScienceLine Scientist is a lot of fun, but it also implies generosity and the commitment to invest time sharing knowledge and experience...

May 2016

An exhibit of art, photos and mementos of Isla Vista, featuring maps illuminated by Isla Vista Elementary 4th graders as part of a collaborative project between MRL and the UCSB Art Department.

Friday May 20 4:00-8:00 pm
970 Embarcadero del Mar

December 2015

Congratulations to all our undergraduates who traveled to professional meetings this fall! A total of 17 students from the CAMP, RISE and...

June 2015

On Wednesday June 3rd nine graduate students received the MRL and ScienceLine awards for their outstanding contribution to promoting science education in K-12 schools during 2014-2015. Four other scientists were also recognized for their commitment and consistent support to the...

April 2015

The MRL is delighted to announce that MRL RISE undergraduate intern, Joseph Mann,...

September 2014

This summer the MRL welcomed 49 interns through the RISE, CISEI,...

June 2014

On Wednesday May 28th we had a small celebration for our ScienceLine and MRL award recipients for the school year 2013-2014. We also celebrated the generous volunteers who dedicate their time to participate in our outreach programs here at the MRL....

May 2014

photo credit Spencer Bruttig

As part of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and Harding elementary schools “UCSB Day" the MRL hosted the schools fourth graders for an exploration of bio-inspired materials and constructed their own soft robotic...

November 2013

Congratulations to Maritza Sanchez for being awarded first place in the Undergraduate Technical Paper Competition at the 2013 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Maritza, a third year Mechanical Engineering major at CSU Los...

September 2013

This summer 54 undergraduate summer interns from 19 universities and six countries participated in MRL summer research through the RISE, CAMP,...

May 2013

On Wednesday May 8th we had our “Tamales” party to celebrate our volunteers who dedicate their time to participate in all our outreach programs here at the MRL. We also had the chance to celebrate our award recipients; some of them could not be present and we missed them. Congratulations to all...

MRL graduate students Brian Stahl, Justin Poelma, Sean Paradiso and Andrew Yip travelled to San Luis Obispo on May 11th 2013 to present the "maker friendly" materials science topics of soft robotics and conductive paint!  For more information on our efforts in the area visit our...

December 2012

RET teacher Jesse Kasehagen's curriculum project was highlighted on the Bare Paint website community section.  please see:

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September 2012

This summer sixty students from around the world participated in research internships through the MRL. Students in the CAMP, CISEI and RISE programs presented their research results in a student colloquium held at UCSB on August 16, 2012.  http://...

June 2012

The MRL is proud to announce that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $3.3 million for the establishment of a collaborative research and education program between The University of Texas at El Paso and UCSB. As part of the national Partnerships for Research and Education in...

Congratulations to all our graduating seniors! 38 alumni of MRL's CAMP, RISE and CISEI programs are graduating from UCSB this spring and summer. 

The MRL and ScienceLine would like to congratulate and acknowledge seven students who in 2011-2012 have excelled as contributors to ScienceLine. Thank you for your great work! 
Peter St....

February 2012

MRL undergraduate interns Christina Rodriguez (Hawker group, mentored by Nate Lynd) and Maia Kinnebrew (Han group, mentored by Sunyia Hussain) have won Special Merit Awards for their research presentations at the California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Statewide...