First-Gen Bees

The First-Generation Becoming an Earth & Environmental Scientist program (First-Gen BEES) is a multi-day workshop (virtual in 2021; in-person afterward) designed to teach some of the unwritten rules about college, graduate school, and becoming an Earth and Environmental Scientist.

First-Gen BEES was developed and produced by Drs. Patrick Rafter and Katherine Mackey.

In a post-Covid world, First-Gen BEES will be a 3-day on campus workshop to familiarize high school students with life on campus in addition to conversations / Q&As with current undergraduate and Earth Science graduate students, laboratory tours, and more.


Keck – CCAMS Group
Earth System Science Department
2222B Croul Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3100
Phone: +1 949 824 3444 (Lab)