The fourth SIP reunion was hosted by Google on the evening of Friday, December 20, 2019. Here are some photos from the event (photo credits: Zoe Carrell, UCSC). Talks: 7:45 PM Keynote lecture on circadian rhythms: Carrie Partch (Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCSC) 8:15 PM SIP update [slide deck]: Raja GuhaThakurta (SIP Faculty Dir.) 8:30 PM Keynote lecture on the chemistry of life on Earth: Evan Kirby (Professor of Astronomy, Caltech) 9:00 PM Talks by SIP alumnae Alex Masegian (U. Chicago) & Kelly Miranda-Cornejo (Watsonville HS) 9:10 PM Talk by former SIP mentor Nina Arnberg (Menlo School) 9:15 PM Talks by SIP alumni parents Francisca Oropeza & Sanjiv Taneja 9:30 PM Closing remarks: Christy Tall (SIP Assoc. Dir. of Development) & Raja GuhaThakurta (SIP Faculty Dir.)
SIP is a summer-long research internship program for high school students in STEM fields. UCSC faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers provide one-on-one mentoring of these high school interns as they are inserted into existing real research projects here on campus. SIP provides an intense research experience that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology which has become the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects such as those available through SIP. Congratulations to the 2017 SIP interns who were named as Siemens Competition regional finalists and semifinalists! A huge thank you to their mentors as well. Two 2017 SIP interns were named regional finalists in the 2017 Siemens Competition; seventeen 2017 SIP interns and two SIP interns from earlier years were named semifinalists. There were 80 Siemens semifinalists from the state of California. SIP interns/alumni constitute about a quarter of the state of California's 2017 pool of Siemens semifinalists. The full list of 2017 Siemens regional finalists can be found here and the full list of semifinalists can be found here. SIP 2017 interns who are regional finalists: Kelly Ho (Cupertino High School) [AST] Arjun Subramonian (Monta Vista High School) [AST] SIP 2017 interns who are semifinalists: Malika Gellman (Santa Cruz High School) [CHE] Kelly Ho (Cupertino High School) [AST] Supriya Lall (Castilleja School) [CHE] Andrew Li (Lynbrook High School) [AST] Teddy Liang (Menlo School) [AST] Richard Liu (Mission San Jose High School) [AST] Tiffany Louie (Los Angeles Country High School for the
An article about SIP alumna Erika Escalona, the December 2016 SIP reunion, etc.
An article about SIP in the Menlo School publication The Coat of Arms.
Congratulations to the ten 2015 SIP interns and four SIP alumni from earlier years who were named as 2015 Siemens Competition semifinalists! And congratulations to their mentors! The full list of 2015 Siemens semifinalists can be found here.