The High School Outreach Program aims to provide high school students a hands-on introduction to research in theoretical and computational chemistry. We intend to motivate and prepare students for a career in science and provide them with first-hand experience at a top research university. Our program is geared towards local high school students who are unfamiliar with an academic environment and have few or no other opportunities to participate in research.

The program is directed by Professor Furche and funded by the National Science Foundation under CHE-1464828.

Participating students will have the opportunity to work on a research project throughout the school year and will be expected to be present in the lab during one afternoon per week. This will enable them to become familiar with computational chemistry and build a skill base. Successful student interns will be invited to spend part of their summer conducting full-time research and will be compensated during this time. Students will also have the opportunity to present their work as a co-author on a poster or even in an article.

Public transportation to and from UCI is available from OCTA.
Currently we have 5 high school students.

Name High School Mentor Picture
Gary Zeri Century High School Saswata Roy
Jasper Hu Troy High School Guo Chen
Kevin Kim University High School Alexander Le
Lizbeth Gomez Century High School Luke Nambi Mohanam
Matthew Tang University High School Alexander Le
Melanie Mendoza Century High School Sree Ganesh Balasubramani

Some of the pictures of the high school students of last year are below: