News & Events

News & Events

CaSTL Center partnered with UCI Department of Chemistry to conduct lab tours and hands-on science activities to learn more about light and lasers for 80 Long Beach Scholars from Jefferson Leadership Academy.

CaSTL Center joined the NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation at the 2017 NOBCChE Conference and STEM Festival on Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. Click the title to read more...

During the 30th Anniversary of National Chemistry Week, CaSTL and members of Alpha Chi Sigma hosted a hands-on booth at the Annual San Diego ChemExpo, a science event for middle and high school students sponsored by the American Chemical Society San Diego Section held at San Diego Miramar College.

Wilson Ho received the 2018 Joseph F. Keithley APS Award for Advances in Measurement Science for the design and construction of scanning probe instruments, "including the development of inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy at the single atom and single spin limit".


The Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity (EOD), Danielle Watt, partnered with the other NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation to host a booth to recruit students for summer research and graduate programs at the 2017 SACNAS Confernece on Oct. 18 - 21 in Salt Lake City, UT. 

October 17, 2017

CaSTL joined with the NSF Center of C-H Functionalization and Center for Chemical Evolution to celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Chemistry Week with hands-on activities at The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City, UT prior to SACNAS Conference. We featured the Bond Breaker game and let students continue the fun at home by investigating the properties of light with the spectrobox.

October 7, 2017

CaSTL EOD and UCI neuroscience grad student, Angeline Eugene, conducted hands-on activities, which include the Spectrobox, DNA extraction from a banana, and Bond Breaker, with 6-7th graders at the first annual STEM Fun Day at Friendship Baptist Church.

The Board of Directors of The Optical Society (OSA) elected Prof. Potma a Fellow of the Society during their September 18, 2017 meeting in Washington, DC. He is being recognized "For pioneering contributions to the development coherent nonlinear Raman and sum frequency generation microscopy and for the use of plasmonic enhancement of coherent Raman scattering for single molecule Raman spectroscopy". Congratulations, Eric!