October 20th 2012 (Saturday) —
Oxnard College - UC Santa Barbara STEM Expo 2012
A half-day event at Oxnard College focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)!
Targeting: Oxnard Middle & High School MESA Students & Advisors (Currently enrolled)
¡Padres son Bienvenidos! Parents are Welcome!
The STEM EXPO will feature:
• MESA Day Project Preparations & Rules
• Hands-on Science & Engineering
• STEM Student-Professional Networking
• College Readiness Workshops
• Financial Aid Workshops
• MESA Teacher Resources
For more Information, contact Eliseo Gonzalez, UCSB MESA Coordinator at STEM Center, Oxnard College
Phone: (805) 986-5930
September 21st 2012 (Friday) —
Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara - Entre Mujeres
Isla Vista Elementary School will be hosting Entre Muejeres an all-star, all-woman group playing Son Jarocho, the music of Veracruz that is a fusion of Indigenous, Spanish, and African elements. Son Jarocho is performed on traditional jaranas, harp, violin, and the tarima, a small wooden dance floor. See artists Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal, and Laura Rebolloso perform on Friday September 21 beginning at 7:00 p.m. This is a family friendly event free of charge.
Entre Mujeres is an extension of an informal network – Fandango sin Fronteras- which unites musicians across the U.S. Mexican border. This event is part of a series of events called Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara. Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara is founded in part by the city of Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Arts Commission. Additional support is provided by the Guadalupe Arts & Education Center, Isla Vista School After School Grant, Marjorie Luke Theatre, UCSB’s Arts & Lectures and the Office of Education Partnerships.
July 29th 2012 (Sunday) —
UCSB - CNSI Cooke Bridges Summer Program at UCSB
The Cooke Bridges program will be held July 29th through August 5th at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The new summer residential program for community college students is hosted by the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) at the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI).
CNSI is a collaborative effort established by the State of California, situated on the campuses of UC Santa Barbara and UC Los Angeles. It is an integrative venture that calls upon expertise from a very broad scope of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, materials science, computation, and media arts.
The Cooke Bridges is a science-based intensive residential program that offers work experience in a dynamic research environment. Through participating in the Cooke Bridges summer residential program, community college students will gain valuable experience contributing to research in science, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Participants reside on the UC Santa Barbara campus for a one week.
The Cooke Bridges program at UC Santa Barbara joins this summer program led by the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) and UCSB MESA Programs. These STEM transfer student success programs are supported by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Phone: (805) 893-7472
M. Ofelia Aguirre
Phone: (805) 893-7472
July 2nd 2012 (Monday) —
Summer Algebra Academy Celebration at La Cumbre Junior High School
La Cumbre Junior High School parents and students will celebrate UC Santa Barbara Summer Algebra Academy (SAA) participants who completed this UCSB MESA Program supported academic preparation program at La Cumbre Junior High School.
The event honors students' completion of this 4-week summer program designed to give participants a "leg up" in college track courses. Students will be recognized for active participation in the SAA Program with certificates and dinner will be served to guests from 6:00 -7:30 PM.
For more information contact: Mirian Gutierrez, UC Santa Barbara Pathways Program Coordinator and SAA assistant at: (805) 893-4370
June 25th 2012 (Monday) —
Start for the 2012 AISP Summer Residential Program at UCSB
The American Indian Scholars Program (AISP) Summer Residential Program is a summer residential program for Native high school students (including incoming ninth graders) who plan to go to college. Based on the UCSB campus, the AISP Summer Residential Program is a 5-day educational and cultural enrichment experience for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) designed to give students direct experience with college-life and an overview of the resources, staff and faculty present at a university. Cultural lessons will be facilitated by staff, students and local community leaders. Classes during the day will consist of marine science, math, and earth science. Participants will meet Native UCSB students and get to know Native students from the local area and from communities outside this county.
Enrollment has reached maximum occupancy. We welcome inquiries about next summer (2013).
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Luther Richmond, AISP Program Coordinator Phone (805) 893-5305
June 9th 2012 (Saturday) —
Parent Orientation for the American Indian Scholars Program Summer Residential Program
All AISP Summer Residential Program participant's parents are invited to a parent orientation on campus. Topics will include the summer program schedule, how to prepare, where students will be staying and staff introductions. Meet at: Humanities and Social Studies Building (HSSB) 1137 - for assistance, please visit the Directions page of this website.
Start: 10:30 a.m. End: 12:00 p.m.
Currently this UCSB program is at capacity, and we invite parents interested in helping their child(ren) apply for the AISP Summer Residential Program next year to send an e-mail to Luther Richmond at Luther.Richmond@oep.ucsb.edu, or call 893-5305.
May 31st 2012 (Thursday) —
Santa Barbara High School Pathways Program End of the Year Dinner
Gathering in the SBHS cafeteria, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pathways Program participants at Santa Barbara High School (SBHS) will celebrate along with their friends, families, UCSB staff, SBHS educators and administrators.
A short dinner program is planned to highlight these students' progress over the past academic year and is an opportunity for UCSB mentors to say "good bye" to the Pathways students, as some will be graduating this year.
May 23rd 2012 (Wednesday) —
DP Pathways Program Graduation Dinner
Pathways Program's graduating seniors and other program participants at Dos Pueblos High School (DPHS) will be celebrated by UCSB staff in an evening of festivities - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pathways Program participants, their parents and DPHS staff and educators are invited to join UCSB mentors and staff in honoring these students’ scholarly and creative accomplishments. The event is intended for DPHS students to enjoy a memorable dinner with friends and family and to promote a continued focus on academic success. Hawaiian Luau dinner theme.
For information about the DP Pathways Program Graduation Dinner, please contact:
Adrienne Arguijo-Morgan, Pathways Program Coordinator at 893-4370
May 18th 2012 (Friday) —
UC Santa Barbara SKILLS Day
School Kids Investigating Language and Society (SKILLS), began as a UC Santa Barbara supported "Faculty Outreach Grant Program", and has evolved into an established program delivered as part of the UCSB Upward Bound Program, and as an afterschool/elective course in two local high schools. Professor of Linguistics, Dr. Mary Bucholtz is hosting a full day event at UC Santa Barbara on May 18th with help from OEP staff, linguistics graduate students and other UC Santa Barbara staff.
At the upcoming UCSB SKILLS Day, Upward Bound Program participants, Santa Barbara High School students and Carpinteria High School students will showcase recent linguistics research. Students will share their hands-on learning in cultural linguistics and original findings through public presentations at this event . The linguistics lessons students have absorbed are deeply personal, coming directly from their educational experience, their families and our communities.
The UCSB SKILLS DAY event is open to UCSB staff, faculty, friends and families of SKILLS participants.
For more information contact:
Mary Bucholtz, Ph.D, Professor
Phone: (805) 893-3776 Fax: (805) 893-7492
May 12th 2012 (Saturday) —
For the 3rd consecutive year, The UCSB Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) will host the statewide MESA Wind Energy Challenge (WEC) to showcase student learning and innovations related to using wind power technologies for energy generation.
Winners of the MESA WEC statewide competition will compete at the WEC national competition in Seattle, Washington, June 21-24, 2012.
For more information, please contact:
Mario Castellanos, MESA Director
Phone (805) 893-8347