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Educational Programs

BioBridge Clinic. Exposing new generations of mathematical scientists to experimental biology is necessary to build research connections across the experiment-theory divide. CMCF hosts BioBridge clinics as a means to provide an accessible entry point for mathematical scientists to learn several experimental tools. Clinics will be both hands-on experiment and didactic, and will provide exposure to the full range of experimental model systems.

MathBioU & Math ExpLR. The MathBioU program offers exciting research opportunities for up to 10 undergraduate students each year to take part in cutting-edge research in a lab at UCI. The MathExpLR program (Mathematical Experience through Learning Research) offers high school students an introduction to real-life science problems through individual summer projects, supervised by an experienced center faculty member at UCI.

Interdisciplinary Opportunity Awards. We believe that efforts to promote research at the interface are particularly fruitful when they have energetic, grassroots engagement from young researchers, optimal seed funding, and a clear time frame so that ambitious projects of transformative potential can be pursued. The center offers several annual Interdisciplinary Opportunity Awards to young researchers (graduate students and postdocs), providing research and travel costs.

Early Career Researcher Symposium. An annual meeting is held for the cohort of Center Junior Researchers, the winning Interdisciplinary Opportunity Award teams, and other invited young researchers to report their research progress, exchange ideas among different center projects, and enhance interactions among young researchers. The symposium hosts panels or presentations on essential skills in cross-disciplinary research, including communication, collaboration, and more.

The 2018 graduating class of MCSB.


Sam Alber,  2018 MathExpLR participant (Junior, University High School), won 1) Irvine Unified School District science fair: Blue ribbon, 2019. and 2019 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair: 2nd place for biochemistry.

Karen Chung, 2018 MathExpLR participant (Junior, Northwood High School)  has been awarded as a finalist in the 2019 Southern California Junior Science & Humanities Symposium.