Sci | Art Lab + Studio Summer Institute

SCI|ART LAB + STUDIO SUMMER INSTITUTE

Residential Program
Check-in: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Program End: Friday, August 7, 2020

UCLA Course Credit: DESMA 6 (4 units)


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Welcome!

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

IMAGINE THE IMPOSSIBLE! In the highly competitive Sci|Art Studio + Lab students are immersed in both cultures (sciences and arts) in order to simultaneously develop and sharpen their creativity and analytical skills. Sponsored by UCLA's Art|Sci Center, the Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) at UCLA and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) prepares students for interdisciplinary thinking before they begin their undergraduate education.

The program is led and designed by Dr. Victoria Vesna, Professor and director of the UCLA Art Sci center, Dr. James Gimzewski, pioneering nanoscientist, distinguished Professor in chemistry and scientific director of the UCLA Art Sci center. Both are present and actively engaged during the session along with a stellar Art Sci team, Mick Lorusso, Kaitlin Bryson, Clarissa Riberio, Sam Lilak, Maru Garcia, Andrew Ortiz and Ivana Dama.

Interdisciplinary at its core, nanoscience research requires fresh ways of thinking and new methodologies. The future of nanotechnology is determined not just by scientific knowledge, but also by the application of creative thought and imagination that go beyond a traditional reductionist approach. The advantage of an artistic approach to nanotechnology lies in its ability to address challenges from a more holistic and general view, to conceive of new ways to deal with complexity which, when combined with science, provide a powerful new direction for invention and creation. During this intensive 2-week program, students will make connections between cutting edge scientific research, popular culture and contemporary arts. Through historical retrospective, surveys of current art-science collaborations as well as science fiction movie screenings, students will be exposed to the interface of science, art and culture with a focus on multi-disciplinary collaborations that explore the possibilities and implications of technological innovation. Programming including, lab visits, workshops, hands-on experiments, and meetings with world renowned scientists will be balanced with visits to museums, daily movie screenings and meetings with famous contemporary artists who collaborate with scientists. Click here for a look at the Sci | Art Photo Archives to see more.

You can also view the Sci | Art Lab+Studio Summer Institute website.

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Registration

Program Eligibility

To apply for the Sci|Art Lab + Studio Summer Institute, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • 14 years of age or older prior to June 24, 2019
  • Enrolled in grades 10th – 12th during Spring 2019

Students who do not meet the minimum program requirements should not apply and should consider other summer opportunities.

Application Requirements

The Sci|Art Lab+Studio Summer Institute is by instructor consent only. To participate, you must apply and receive acceptance into the program.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete the following:

  • One 500-word essay, you can pick from one of the following prompts:

    • Choose a favorite sci-fi movie or book and tell us what ideas you find exciting
    • If you plan to pursue the sciences as a major in college, tell us about your art or music interests
    • If you plan to pursue the arts as a major in college, tell us about your interest in science and technology
  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor (optional). Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email to sciart@cnsi.ucla.edu after registration is complete.

Applications are reviewed every two weeks and students will be notified by email of an acceptance decision.

NOTE: Students should compose the essay before beginning the online registration process. There will be text fields on the online registration form of which the response text can be copied.

How to Apply

Application for the Sci|Art Lab + Studio can be done conveniently online using the steps below.

  1. Access the Summer Institute Online Registration Form. Read all terms and conditions, then scroll to the bottom and “Continue to Registration”.
  2. Complete the first page of the online registration form by answering all mandatory questions, then, select “Continue” at the end of the first page.
  3. Provide responses to all questions on the second page of the online registration form, including your essay response (see Application Requirements above for more information)
  4. Submit your registration form.
  5. Once your form is submitted, you will be directed to the Retrieve Registration page. Select “File Uploads” if you wish to upload a letter of recommendation (see Application Requirements above for more information)
  6. Allow up to 2 weeks for the program instructor(s) to review your application. An email will be sent to you with the official decision.
  7. If accepted to the program, follow the steps in your acceptance email to make payment of the non-refundable deposit ($150 for domestic students, $400 for international students) and reserve your space in the program.

A space in the program is not reserved for you until valid payment of the non-refundable deposit* is completed. Those who are not prepared to pay after program acceptance can submit their registration form and retrieve registration at another time to make payment, however you risk losing a space in the program if the program reaches capacity prior to the ability to pay.

This deposit is not refundable under any circumstances including, but not limited to, drop for non-payment and withdrawal, even if you withdraw from the program before it begins. If you withdraw, this deposit will appear as processing fee charge on your BruinBill account.

If the program is full, you will not be prompted to make payment. When your application is accepted from the wait list, you will be notified by email with instructions for methods of payment.

If registering after May 1, full payment of all fees including the non-refundable deposit but excluding any applicable document and IEI fees is required to reserve your space in the program.

How to Make Registration Changes

Already submitted the online registration form but need to make a change or finish your registration? You can easily do so by retrieving your registration. To retrieve registration, please complete the steps below:

  1. Access the Summer Institute Retrieve Registration Form here.
  2. You will need your five-digit registration number that was sent to your email address. Fill out the form, then “Submit”.

How to Make Registration Changes

Already submitted the online registration form but need to make a change or finish your registration? You can easily do so by retrieving your registration. To retrieve registration, please complete the steps below:

  1. Access the Summer Institute Retrieve Registration Form here.
  2. You will need your five-digit registration number that was sent to your email address. Fill out the form, then “Submit”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Dates

JULY 26 - AUGUST 7, 2020

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline

JULY 26 - AUGUST 7: Sci|Art Lab + Studio