Events & Outreach
Outreach and Community Service
Outreach and community service programs are an integral part of The Division of Physical Sciences. Our dedicated faculty take time out of their research activites to run and teach the programs below. These programs expose K - 12 students and the local community to our faculty's expertise, and encourage future Bruins to pursue careers in the sciences, mathematics, and teaching.
Los 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.
UCLA 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 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.
California 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.
California 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.
CARE (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