In order to integrate students with chemistry, physics, and engineering backgrounds, to train students on the latest research methods, and to jump-start their graduate career, the ChaMP program begins in the summer of the incoming year with three preparatory courses, faculty seminars, instrument training workshops, and lab rotations. Students are supported on graduate research fellowships for the summer.
Typical Pre-First Year ChaMP Summer Program: July – September of the incoming year
Chem/Phys 206 – Laboratory Skills
Phys 207 – Chemistry for Physicists
Chem 208 – Mathematics for Chemists
Typical Summer Session Schedule
Faculty from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering give presentations in an intimate research setting on cutting-edge research from their groups.
Instrument training workshops
EDS and scanning and transmission electron microscopy at the Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI)
Nanofabrication at the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF)
Student Machine Shop
The summer session concludes with lab rotations in which students work on short research projects in the labs of ChaMP faculty.
Industry connections & career preparation
A workshop at the COVE given by UCI Applied Innovation introduces students to industry environments and career preparation. Applied Innovation is a dynamic, innovative central platform for the UCI campus, entrepreneurs, inventors, the business community and investors to collaborate and move UCI research from lab to market.