Outreach

CNME faculty and trainees are active in efforts to share science with the community. The programs through which they accomplish this include:

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering
The Festival is a community event intended to get kids excited about STEM fields and demonstrate why science and engineering are important in their lives. It’s the largest such event in the US; over 50,000 people participate each year. CNME investigators and trainees have participated in roundtable discussions and run interactive booths at Expo Day.
San Diego ACS’ ChemExpo
The San Diego chapter of the American Chemical Society organizes a day of stage demonstrations and hands-on activities for K-12 students in October of each year as part of National Chemistry Week.
ScienceBridge’s Socrates Fellows Program
The Socrates Fellows Program provides support for science graduate students to help high school science teachers develop interactive approaches to teaching real, current science. So far, CNME student Tamara Bhandari of Victor Nizet’s lab has participated.
Garfield High students doing the bacterial evolution lab Tamara Bhandari designed and taught.
Garfield High students doing the bacterial evolution lab Tamara Bhandari designed and taught.

We’re open to other opportunities as well—if you have a specific request for a presentation from a nanomedicine researcher, contact Jessica Moore.