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2019 SIP reunion

The fourth SIP reunion was hosted by Google on the evening of Friday, December 20, 2019. Here are some photos from the event (photo credits: Zoe Carrell, UCSC).

Talks:
7:45 PM Keynote lecture on circadian rhythms: Carrie Partch (Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCSC)
8:15 PM SIP update : Raja GuhaThakurta (SIP Faculty Dir.)
8:30 PM Keynote lecture on the chemistry of life on Earth: Evan Kirby (Professor of Astronomy, Caltech)
9:00 PM Talks by SIP alumnae Alex Masegian (U. Chicago) & Kelly Miranda-Cornejo (Watsonville HS)
9:10 PM Talk by former SIP mentor Nina Arnberg (Menlo School)
9:15 PM Talks by SIP alumni parents Francisca Oropeza & Sanjiv Taneja
9:30 PM Closing remarks: Christy Tall (SIP Assoc. Dir. of Development) & Raja GuhaThakurta (SIP Faculty Dir.)

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Global SPHERE Network launch (November 2017)

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2017 Siemens Regional Finalists & Semifinalists

SIP is a summer-long research internship program for high school students in STEM fields. UCSC faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers provide one-on-one mentoring of these high school interns as they are inserted into existing real research projects here on campus. SIP provides an intense research experience that improves students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.

The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology which has become the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects such as those available through SIP.

Congratulations to the 2017 SIP interns who were named as Siemens Competition regional finalists and semifinalists! A huge thank you to their mentors as well.

Two 2017 SIP interns were named regional finalists in the 2017 Siemens Competition; seventeen 2017 SIP interns and two SIP interns from earlier years were named semifinalists. There were 80 Siemens semifinalists from the state of California. SIP interns/alumni constitute about a quarter of the state of California’s 2017 pool of Siemens semifinalists.

The full list of 2017 Siemens regional finalists can be found here and the full list of semifinalists can be found here.

SIP 2017 interns who are regional finalists:
Kelly Ho (Cupertino High School)
Arjun Subramonian (Monta Vista High School)

SIP 2017 interns who are semifinalists:
Malika Gellman (Santa Cruz High School)
Kelly Ho (Cupertino High School)
Supriya Lall (Castilleja School)
Andrew Li (Lynbrook High School)
Teddy Liang (Menlo School)
Richard Liu (Mission San Jose High School)
Tiffany Louie (Los Angeles Country High School for the Arts)
Grace Miller (Georgiana Bruce Kirby […]

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    Science Internship Program creates opportunities for high school students

Science Internship Program creates opportunities for high school students

An article about SIP alumna Erika Escalona, the December 2016 SIP reunion, etc.

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2016 Siemens Regional Finalists & Semifinalists

SIP is a summer-long research internship program for high school students in STEM fields. UCSC faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers provide one-on-one mentoring of these high school interns as they are inserted into existing real research projects here on campus. SIP provides an intense research experience that improves students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.

The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology which has become the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects such as those available through SIP.

Congratulations to the 2016 SIP interns who were named as Siemens Competition regional finalists and semifinalists! A huge thank you to their mentors as well.

Two 2016 SIP interns were named regional finalists in the 2016 Siemens Competition; twenty-one 2016 SIP interns and one 2015 SIP intern were named semifinalists. The total number of 2016 Siemens semifinalists across the globe is 498, of whom 81 are in the state of California. SIP interns from the 2016 program constitute about a quarter of the state of California’s pool of Siemens semifinalists.

The full list of 2016 Siemens regional finalists can be found here and the full list of semifinalists can be found here.

SIP 2016 interns who are regional finalists:
Arushi Sahai (Menlo School)
Andrew Shao (Lynbrook High School)

SIP 2016 interns who are semifinalists:
Ze’ev Bernstein (Pacific Collegiate School)
Jerry Chen (Harker School)
Gabriel Damon (Santa Cruz High School)
Rachel Guo (Irvington High School)
Sahil Hegde (Prospect High School)
Anita Ilango (Cupertino High School)
Megha Ilango (Cupertino […]

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    Menlo Students Conduct Research at UC Santa Cruz’s Science Internship Program

Menlo Students Conduct Research at UC Santa Cruz’s Science Internship Program

An article about SIP in the Menlo School publication The Coat of Arms.

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2015 Siemens Competition Semifinalists

Congratulations to the ten 2015 SIP interns and four SIP alumni from earlier years who were named as 2015 Siemens Competition semifinalists! And congratulations to their mentors! The full list of 2015 Siemens semifinalists can be found here.

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Raja GuhaThakurta’s TEDx talk

Watch Raja GuhaThakurta’s TEDx talk about the importance of engaging youth in research (October 2015 – TEDx Harker School, San Jose, CA)

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Public Astronomy Talk and Stargazing at Evergreen Valley College, March 18th

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    UC Santa Cruz professor aims to expand science internships for high-school students

UC Santa Cruz professor aims to expand science internships for high-school students

Astronomer Puragra GuhaThakurta will use a sabbatical at Google to explore ways to expand and diversify the Science Internship Program he started at UC Santa Cruz

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