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									 A snapshot of University of California programs and services in your district                    It starts here
 Congressional District 43 — Joe Baca (D)                                                            UC alumni in this district: 2,079

 UC in Your District
 The University of California’s reach
 goes well beyond its 10 campuses,
 five medical centers and three
 national laboratories. The
 University’s presence is felt in each
 of California’s 58 counties through
 a wide array of exemplary
 community partnerships, enriching
 cultural resources and innovative
 research programs. From health-
 care education for rural physicians
 to agricultural research advice for
 local farmers to college preparation
 efforts in nearly every public
 school, UC has a direct influence in
 your community. Find out more
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UC RIVERSIDE                                UC RIVERSIDE GENOMICS                   UC AGRICULTURAL OUTREACH
UC Riverside is the fastest growing                                                 UC’s Division of Agriculture and
of the UC campuses, has an annual                                                   Natural Resources Cooperative
                                            The UC Riverside Genomics Institute
economic impact of more than $360.2                                                 Extension provides comprehensive
                                            brings together faculty from every
million and is the third largest                                                    agricultural research information for
                                            academic unit on campus to foster
employer in Riverside County. UC                                                    local growers, ranchers, governments
                                            innovations that will make possible
Riverside is a major research university                                            and the larger community at the San
                                            advancements in the quality of life
with state-of-the-art facilities and a                                              Bernadino County Office. UC also
                                            including greater productivity in
distinguished faculty that has led the                                              works with families, agencies and
                                            California’s $27 billion agricultural
nation in faculty honorees selected for                                             individuals to improve nutrition, reduce
                                            industry and the development of more
the prestigious American Association                                                child obesity, ease the transition from
                                            nutritious foods to improve human
for the Advancement of Science. The                                                 welfare to work and engage 4-H youth
                                            health and environmental quality.
planned Riverside Technology Park, a                                                in educational activities.
partnership between UC, government
and private industry, will be a major
research and development center
aimed at assisting local entrepreneurs
and moving UC discoveries from the
lab to the marketplace.
A snapshot of University of California programs and services in your district                       It starts here
Congressional District 43 — Joe Baca (D)                                                               UC alumni in this district: 2,079

                               The FARMS program aims to                   The Community Teaching Fellowships in Math and Science,
                               empower high school students                affiliated with the National Science Foundation and the UC
                               about their futures through                 Riverside School of Education, work in the San Bernardino
                               experiential learning and                   Unified School District to improve teacher knowledge and
                               exposure to educational and                 student achievement in math and science. The program also
                               career choices. The program is              provides mentoring for college students who want to become
                               centered on agriculture and the             math and science teachers.
                               environment. UC runs a program
                               at Bloomington High in District                                            The Puente Project runs
                               43.                                                   programs at 51 community
                                                                                                          colleges and 35 high schools
                             UC’s Early Academic Outreach                                                 throughout California to
                             Program (EAOP) provides                                                      increase the enrollment and
                             academic support, career                                                     retention of educationally
                             advising, college counseling and                                             underserved students in four-
                             skill-building workshops to help                                             year universities. The Puente
                             over 85,000 California students               Project works with Chaffey Community College. To date,
                             realize their dreams of a college             Puente has provided mentoring, teaching, and counseling for
                             education. EAOP works with                    over 20,000 under-represented students. Puente students
several K-12 schools in the 43 Congressional District,                     graduate at twice the average rate.
including Ontario High, Ontario’s Chaffey High, Colton
High, Colton Middle, Bloomington High, Rialto’s Frisbie                                                       The VA Long Beach
Middle and Fontana High.                                                                  Healthcare System is an
                                                                                                              affiliate of the UC Irvine
                            UC’s MESA (Mathematics,                                                           Medical Center and
                            Engineering & Science                                                             provides a full range of
                            Achievement) works to prepare                                                     medical care thousands of
                            educationally disadvantaged                                                       veterans in the region. The
                            students for four-year colleges.                                                  system houses a teaching
                            MESA works with several                        hospital and provides a full range of patient care services at
                            schools in the 43
                                               rd                          outpatient clinics throughout the region.
                            Congressional District including
                            Jehue Elementary in Colton, El                 The Lindcove Research and Extension Center was
Camino Elementary and Rialto High. The MESA California                     established by local growers and UC Riverside to provide
Community College Program works with local colleges to                     research for the California citrus industry. Researchers focus
increase the number of math and science majors who transfer                on areas such as the management of citrus pests.
and receive 4-year degrees.
                                                                                                        The UC managed Department of
UC Riverside’s CE-CERT program contributes to improved                                                  Energy national laboratories host
environmental quality and energy efficiency through                                                     several K-12 science education
interdisciplinary research and by providing educational                                                 programs. The Lawrence
opportunities for the next generation of engineers, scientists                                          Berkeley Lab’s award-winning
and policymakers.                                                               Virtual Frog Dissection Web Site
                                                                                                        is used in K-12 classrooms
                                  The Burns Piñon Ridge
                                  Reserve, is one of 34 UC-                The UC Irvine Gifted Students Academy provides an
                                  affiliated natural reserves in           environment that enables gifted students to experience the
                                  the state. The site protects a           accelerated pace and advanced curriculum of college. The
                                  diverse and unique habitat in            Gifted Students Academy has worked with students at several
                                  San Bernadino County and                 K-12 schools in District 43.
                                  serves as an important
                                  research site for environmental          For a complete listing of UC programs in your district, access
                                  scientists. Two other nearby             our online database at:
reserves are the Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research
Center and the Jack and Marilyn Sweeney Granite Mountains
Desert Research Center. These UC-affiliated sites host a range
of educational programs for local K-12 schools and the larger
communities in which they are located.

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