Workshops for Engineering & Science Transfers (WEST)

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

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.

Location: 
On-campus
Targeted Students: 
Incoming UCSC STEM transfer students
Program Time Period: 
Summer
Time Period Details: 
Sept. 16-18, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Application currently closed (deadline early Aug)
Year Began: 
2007
Contact: 
Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators (ISEE)
Rafael Palomino
Contact Email: 
westprogram@ucsc.edu
rpalomin@ucsc.edu
Major(s): 
Applied Physics
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science: Computer Game Design
Earth Sciences
Ecology and Evolution
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Studies
Human Biology
Marine Biology
Microbiology
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Neuroscience
Physics
Physics (Astrophysics)
Physics Education
Plant Sciences
Premedicine
Robotics Engineering
Technology and Information Management
Additional information: 
All incoming transfer students interested in science & engineering may apply to WEST. All accepted applicants will receive a waiver of registration and program fees to attend.