News & Events

News & Events

Congratulations to Eric Potma for receiving the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education at the 2017 E.K. Lee Dinner. 


CaSTL PI, Eric Potma gives overview of Center research and postdoc, Wei Tao gives the tour of the Ho Lab to third-year college students from the department of physics & astronomy at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

May 2, 2017

CaSTL Center and Photonics @ UCI, held a workshop for graduate students on effective oral presentations, given by Jean-luc Doumont from Principiae. Based on Dr. Doumont's book about “The Three Laws of Communication,” this lecture covered strategies for how to efficiently and effectively communicate science.

The Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity (EOD), Danielle Watt, attended the National Alliance for Broader Impacts Summit on April 26-28, 2017 in Steveson, WA to present the success and challenges of the Center's Chemistry in Afterschool program at the Boys and Girls Club in a joint session with the EODs of the Center for C-H Functionalization, Center for Solar Fuels, and Center for Chemical Evolution.


April 21, 2017

Congratulations to Faezeh Tork-Ladani, a graduate student in the Potma Lab, who received the judges' prize for her presentation on "Single molecule imaging: Opening next Pandora's box" at the annual UC Irvine Graduate Research Symposium.

CaSTL and Photonics @UCI, the Optical Society of America/SPIE Chapter at UCI, hosted students from the CICESE, an optics and photonics institute in Ensenada, Mexico, Chapter affiliate of the OSA to foster research collaborations and networking opportunities.


CaSTL Center staff partnered with UCI Chemistry grad student to conduct hands-on activities at the Vital Link OC STEM & the Arts Career Showcase to provide middle and high school students with an opportunity to explore, discover, and connect to STEM careers.

CaSTL staff conducted a hands-on science experiment investigating the properties of light and lasers using the Spectrobox with students from the Chemistry in Afterschool program at the Boys and Girls Club. Graduate student, Kate Rodriguez, toured the students through her lab to show how she uses lasers, mirrors, lens, and light in her experiements.

March 4, 2017

CaSTL researchers partnered with the Optical Society of America (OSA-SPIE) student chapter at UC Irvine to introduce students to the Bond Breaker game at the 2017 San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Expo Day. OSA-SPIE demoed Spectroboxes for students to build their own at home and investigate the properties of light.

CaSTL Center partnered with UCI Department of Chemistry to conduct hands-on science activities investigating the properties of light and lasers and lab tours for 40 Long Beach Scholars from Lindsey Middle School.