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Undergraduates

Undergraduates can get involved with the Learning Lab through the following:

Learning Lab Internship: undergraduates are hired for the academic year to create hands-on STEAM curriculum for visiting K-12 students for in-person and virtual outreach workshops. Find more information here.

Bobcat Summer STEM Academy: Interested undergraduates can apply to be instructors for our STEM Academy for K-12 students in the summer. FInd more information here.


Graduates

Graduate students can get involved with the Learning Lab through the following:

Learning Lab visits: Graduate students can get involved with CalTeach in executing the curriculum at the lab by creating K-12 grade-level curriculum. To get more information for this, please email our Special Programs Coordinator, Mariah Gonsalez, at mgonsalez2@ucmerced.edu

Bobcat Summer STEM Academy: Interested graduate students can apply to be instructors for our STEM Academy for K-12 students in the summer (Application period is open! Email our Special Programs Coordinator, Mariah Gonsalez, at mgonsalez2@ucmerced.edu for more information)


External Partnerships for K-12 Outreach

Need for STEM opportunities for K-12 in Merced

Research has shown that exposure to engaging long-term STEM opportunities for underrepresented students is a key component to building occupational identity and a diverse STEM pipeline from K-12 to college to industry. With 4-year college attainment levels of Latino (7.7%) and African American (17.3%) students in the Merced region, well below the state average of 33%, it is critical for the future of the region, that institutions and industry invest in the development of rigorous and inclusive STEM pipelines that foster curiosity and enthusiasm for careers in STEM.

Why choose UC Merced CalTeach program's Learning Lab for outreach?

The University of California, Merced, (UC Merced) is well suited to address the STEM pipeline crisis in the Central Valley and is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. UC Merced through its CalTeach program has had success in working with K-12 teachers in the Merced community to bring both formal and informal STEM education resources and opportunities to the diverse and economically disadvantaged areas. The Learning Lab at UC Merced is an avenue to drive K-12 outreach projects for the university.

Want to get involved?

External Partners who are interested in funding the STEAM K-12 outreach initiatives at the Learning Lab at UC Merced can contact the CalTeach program to get started!