STEM-focused fieldtrips to UCI give youth a chance to visit STEM labs and learn about exciting research taking place on the UCI campus.


Over the past few years, students have been exposed to a variety of interesting STEM topics: machine learning, artificial intelligence, proteins, electricity and fusion, glacier melting and climate change, stability of bridges, DNA extraction from fruits and many others.  Beyond learning about STEM research, participating middle school or high school students take a campus tour and eat lunch at an undergraduate cafeteria along with their undergraduate mentors. This contributes to the strengthening of their college-going identity.