WEST - Workshops for Engineering & Science Transfers

Start Time: 
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:00am
End Time: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 9:00pm
Location: 
UCSC
Workshops for Engineering & Science Transfers (WEST) is designed to give students transferring from other institutions a jump-start on entering UCSC science and engineering majors. WEST fosters collaboration between students of different educational backgrounds and actively engages participants in the real processes of research through inquiry based activities while helping build a community of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) transfer students. These 2.5 day workshops are held every year in September, just before the start of fall quarter classes. Dates for WEST 2015 are scheduled for Septermber 14-16. 

WEST Provides

  • Laboratory based inquiry activities in science and engineering

  • Opportunities to gain a deeper knowledge of S&E subject matter

  • Exposure to Science & Engineering (S&E) disciplines on campus and available research opportunities

  • Information about navigating academics and discussions addressing the specific needs of S&E transfer students

  • Multiple venues to meet members of the UCSC community, including faculty, academic advisors, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as past program participants

See http://isee.ucsc.edu/programs/west/index.html for more information.