New in 2010, this Tech Trek program at UC Irvine is the most recent addition to AAUW-CA's Tech Trek camps.
The UC Irvine campus was dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on June 20, 1964. Today, UCI is among the fastest-growing campuses in the UC system.
The University of California, Irvine is among the nation's preeminent universities with achievements that have garnered high national and international rankings in a broad range of fields. In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities. UC Irvine is the first public university with faculty receiving two Nobel prizes in two different fields -- chemistry and physics -- in the same year (1995). In addition, Irwin A. Rose received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004. UC Irvine is one of only 63 universities nationally elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.
The campus is home to national organizations including the National Fuel Cell Research Center. UCI is noted for its strengths in cancer and neuroscience research.
The campus is located on 1,489 acres in the California coastal foothills about 80 miles south of Los Angeles. Campus enrollment is approximately 27,630.
The Irvine camp was one of two featured in the recent CBS Evening News coverage of Tech Trek. View the clip on the home page, or play CBS commentator Charles Osgood's extract here:
This year's Irvine camp has put up their own website; visit it here.
Would you like more information?
Contact Desirée Beaudry Sanchez and Dwynn Famalette, Camp Co-Directors, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please include TT or Tech Trek in the subject line, and indicate your city in the text.)