News & Events

News & Events

June 24, 2017

CaSTL staff and fellowship students conducted hands-on science experiments with middle and high school students organized by the National Coalition of a 100 Black Women Orange County. The students investigated the properties of light and lasers using the Spectrobox and played the “Bond Breaker” game.


June 2017

The CaSTL Center University of California, Irvine (UCI) - Albany State University (ASU) Pathways Program (CaSTL UCI-ASU Pathways) is an 8-week summer program for ASU undergraduate students interested in conducting supervised research with a UCI faculty mentor who is a member of CaSTL.

May 31, 2017

CaSTL hosted a hands-on science booth at the Long Beach College Promise Middle School Future Fair at Cal State Long Beach with over 1,600 seventh graders. Students learned how bonds are formed and broken in molecules by playing the Bond Breaker game and how to explore prepared slides using a microscope.

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

May 3, 2017

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.

April 21, 2017

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. 

Apr. 20-21, 2017

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.