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Opportunities for Parents & Students

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2/20/09 Student

It's time for talented teens to apply for COSMOS, a math and science summer program.

Students that love math and science and do well in them have a chance to spend four weeks at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, or UC San Diego this summer learning about astronomy, biomedical sciences, engineering, computer game design, robotics and more.
The California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science (COSMOS) is a four-week residential program for talented and motivated students who are completing grades 8-12. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring advanced topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum.  COSMOS courses are hands-on and lab intensive emphasizing current research underway at the Universities of California. Our flyer can be downloaded at:
Students are invited to apply to one of the four campus programs. The application must be completed online at by March 15.

2/13/09 Student

February 21, 2009
Carolyn Bertozzi
Nature's Nasty Nanomachines: How Viruses Work, and How We Can Stop Them

The Molecular Foundry at the University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites you and your students to Nano*High, a series of free Saturday morning lectures by UC Berkeley professors and LBNL senior scientists conducting research on the cutting edge across the breadth of science and technology; from nanoscience to molecular medicine, from climate change to astrophysics. This is our sixth year of Nano*High. Last year over 600 students and their teachers attended at least one talk.

Nano*High talks are aimed at all high school students, from those already committed to careers in science to those committed to poetry, history, philosophy or to figuring out what they want to be committed to.  Nano*High attendees meet and talk with (and can have their pictures taken with) world-renowned Berkeley scientists. A small group of student attendees are invited to stay for lunch after the talk with members of the speaker's research group. Here they can discuss the day-to-day  life and work of undergraduate and graduate students performing the research presented in the talk.