Events & Outreach

Outreach and Community Service

Outreach and community service programs are an integral part of Physical Sciences and its departments. Our dedicated faculty and students take time out of their research activities to run and teach the programs below. These programs connect K–12 students and the local community with a greater understanding of scientific discovery through our researchers' expertise, and encourage future Bruins to pursue careers in the sciences, mathematics, and teaching.


Exploring Your Universe: An Annual Day of Science at UCLA

Exploring Your Universe 2017Exploring Your Universe (EYU) was first presented in 2009 when graduate students from UCLA’s departments of Physics and Astronomy and Earth and Space Sciences decided to offer a free day of science fun to folks of all ages from all over the Los Angeles community.

While EYU began as a celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, it quickly expanded to offer talks and hands-on activities covering a wide variety of scientific subjects, from chemistry to nanotechnology to Newton’s laws to dinosaurs. To accomplish this, many students, faculty, and staff from across UCLA sign up to offer activities and talks during Exploring Your Universe.

We believe there is something for everyone at EYU and invite you to join us each November for this free event for the whole family.



Year-Round Programs

laptag2Los Angeles Physics Teachers Alliance Group (LAPTAG)
LAPTAG was founded in 1993 during a meeting sponsored by the APS, which encouraged high schools and universities to form alliances. There are currently about twenty high schools, several community colleges and two universities (UCLA and USC) involved.


CalteachUCLA California Teach
The UCLA Cal Teach program promotes teaching and offers opportunities for undergraduates to teach science or math at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.


Curtis-Center-logoCurtis Center for Mathematics & Teaching
The Philip C. Curtis Jr. Center for Mathematics and Teaching exists to further high quality K-12 mathematics activity and mathematics education research.


CA-Science-projectCalifornia Science Project
The goal of the UCLA Science Project is to design and implement programs that identify, develop and promote strategies that make good science instruction available and accessible to all students.


UCLA-Math-project 100pxCalifornia Math Project
The mission of the California Mathematics Project (CMP) is to develop and enhance K-12 teachers' content knowledge and instructional strategies aligned with the California State Board of Education adopted California Mathematics Content Standards and Framework.


UC-Care 250pxCARE (Center for Academic and Research Excellence)
CARE's mission is to support and increase the retention of science majors in all disciplines by enhancing the visibility, prestige, and material support for participation in undergraduate research and creative activities, both for students and faculty.


If you have an outreach effort within Physical Sciences that you would like to list here, please contact Lisa Garibay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 310-825-1040.