Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute

FACULTY

SARAH TOLBERT is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA. Research in her group focuses on self-organized nanoscale materials and includes both organic templated inorganic phases and colloidal materials. Current work in her group is aimed at understanding and controlling structure and periodicity in complex nanostructured composite materials, and in exploiting that periodicity for a range of structural, optical, and electronic materials applications. Projects in Prof. Tolbert's group range from examination of nanoscale phase transitions in surfactant templated inorganic solids to the designed assembly of electro-active composite materials. Professor Tolbert's honors include a National Science Foundation Early CAREER Development Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, a Beckman Young Investigator Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

The course is built around five nanoscience experiments. The sciences underlying each experiment will be explored through the guidance of a team of PhD candidates and/or Postdoctoral Scholars, under the direction of Professor Tolbert.

CURRICULUM

Participants of the Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute will receive UCLA credit for the following course(s):

  • Chemistry 8 – Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Laboratory (2 Units)

The Applications of Nanoscience course is designed for high school students to learn the basics of pursing a scientific research project. Students will explore important applications of nanoscience, learn the basics of reviewing existing scientific literature, and go through the process of proposing a research project in pursue of new scientific data.

During this two-week program, students have the unique opportunity to explore questions similar to those currently investigated by the scientific community. The program involves hands-on experiments that combine vigorous scientific methodologies and techniques with projects that are both fun and exciting. Moreover, students will work on a team project to experience the process of proposing a scientific research. At the end of this program, students will better understand what makes nanoscience and nanotechnology one of the most exciting fields of research today, how to read a technical journal article, and the basic skills for proposing a new scientific research project.

SCHEDULE AND SYLLABUS

Check-in will take place outside of Sproul Hall. Students may be dropped off at Sproul Turn-Around or for longer unloading, you may us the Sunset Village Parking Structure for up to 30 minutes.

  • Applications of Nanoscience schedule.
  • Applications of Nanoscience sample syllabus.

If you have questions about the program schedule, please contact Elaine Morita at elaine@cnsi.ucla.edu.

GRADES

Participants of the Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute will be awarded 2 units of Pass/No Pass credit after the successful completion of the program.

As a participant, you are expected to complete all assigned coursework, take all examinations, attend class regularly, and submit all required work by the end of the program. No part of the coursework may be continued beyond the close of the program unless prearranged by the student and the instructor.

The program instructor is required to assign a final grade for each student enrolled in a course. This program is offered on a P/NP grading basis. The following grades are used to report the quality of student work for this program:

P Passed (achievement at grade C level or better)
NP Not Passed (achievement at grade C- or lower)

Courses in which students receive a P grade may count toward satisfaction of degree requirements but will be disregarded in determining a grade-point average.


Transferring Credit

UCLA is on the quarter system. While some schools are also on the quarter system, most colleges and universities are on the semester system. As a general guide to transferring quarter units to a semester system school, one semester unit or credit is worth 1.5 quarter units (e.g., 4 quarter units = 2.5 semester units).

UCLA courses are generally accepted for transfer credit, but all decisions on transferability rest with the home institution. Students should get advance approval of their UCLA Summer Sessions course selections from the home institution prior to registration.

For more information on grades, see the UCLA General Catalog.

TRANSCRIPTS

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Ordering a transcript can be done online through MyUCLA. Those requiring expedited or special delivery can submit a Transcript Request Form.

Requests are not processed if students have outstanding financial, academic, or administrative obligations to the University.

NOTE: Current or newly admitted UCLA students will have their grades appear on their UCLA transcript immediately after grades are submitted by the course instructor. Current or newly admitted visiting UC students will have their grades appear on their home UC campus's transcript in October or November.

Program Dates

JULY 7 - JULY 19, 2019

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline

JULY 7-19: Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute