The SACNAS Outreach Program at UCSB is an annual event held in the Spring that is dedicated to high school students of all grade levels. We aim to give high school students exposure to the college atmosphere by connecting them with undergraduate mentors in the field of their interest. It is a 2 day event in which the students stay the night in the freshmen dorms and experience eating in the dining commons. The program includes STEM workshops, facility tours, presentations on financial aid and admissions, as well as information about summer programs available to high school students. In past years we have toured the UCSB Machine Shop, Cleanroom Facility, and the Marine REEF; we have also invited professors to speak about their research and experiences, such as Professor Theogarajan of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Each year, we provide new workshops and speakers for the students.
The high school students are paired up with a UCSB undergraduate based on their interests; the UCSB student serves as mentor to the outreach participant. This is designed so that the participant has a more personal experience during the outreach event; they can tour campus, attend classes, visit campus departments, and most importantly, ask the mentor about their experiences as a STEM major at a university.
This program is free to all students and chaperones that participate (food and housing is provided) through funding from various sources at UCSB: Student Initiated Outreach Program (SIOP), Associate Students Finance Board, and the Student Initiated Retention and Recruitment Committee (SIRRC). The confirmed program dates for 2017 are are planned for April 13th - 14th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Outreach Coordinators: Bianca Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Josue Morales at email@example.com. Thank you!
The application period is now closed. The application for the 2018 SACNAS Outreach event is now closed. We will notify applicants of their acceptance in early April.