News & Events

News & Events

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

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.

Congratulations to Lasse Jensen for winning the 2017 Early-Career Award in Theoretical Chemistry  "for the development of hybrid atomistic electrodynamic quantum mechanical models for understanding surface-enhanced Raman scattering". He will be honored at the the Fall ACS National Meeting in Washington, D.C.

CaSTL staff and members of Orange County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. conduct hands-on science activities at the 37th Annual Orange County Black History Parade and Cultural Faire in downtown Anaheim. Click the title to read more...

January 20, 2017

Congratulations to Kate Rodriguez, a graduate student in the Apkarian Lab, who received first prize for her presentation on "Orientation dependent handedness, or how to turn a left hand into right" at the annual poster session of Chemical and Materials Physics at UC Irvine.

CaSTL Center partnered with UCI X:BWD Sisters in STEM & Medicine, FABworks, and e-sports Arena to conduct hands-on science activities and lab tours for 140 Long Beach Scholars from Stephens Middle School. It was FABulous.

CaSTL Center joined several of the NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation at the 2016 NOBCChE Conference and STEM Festival on Nov. 8 - 12, 2016 in Raleigh, NC. Click the title to read more...

CaSTL 2016 Summer Diversity Research Fellow, Stephanie Jean, presented her summer project from Professor Matt Law's lab at the NOBCChE Conference in Raleigh, NC. This was her first national research conference in which she was the only undergraduate to give a talk in the session with grad students and postdocs. Oral Presentation Title: ALD-Functionalized Plasmonic Nantennas: Toward Single-Molecule Investigations of Photocatalysis


CaSTL 2016 Summer Diversity Research Fellow, Facheng Guo, presented his summer project from Professor Eric Potma's lab at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research at the University of California, Riverside. Oral Presentation Title: Enhancement and Control of Local Magnetic Fields at Visible Wavelengths Using Au Nanogunbarrels