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					SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS




CALIFORNIA STATE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
UC SANTA CRUZ UC DAVIS UC IRVINE UC SAN DIEGO
COSMOS is a four-week residential program for
                                                   2009 DATES
talented and motivated students completing         UCI           June 28 - July 25
grades 8-12. Students work side-by-side            UCD/UCSC/UCSD July 5 - August 1
with outstanding university researchers and
faculty to explore advanced topics in science,
                                                   FEES
technology, engineering and mathematics            $30 Application Fee                     (non-refundable)

(STEM) using curriculum that is hands-on           $2,425 Tuition Fee                      (includes room & board)

                                                   Full and partial financial assistance is available. Students who qualify
and lab intensive. COSMOS alumni have
                                                   for free/reduced lunch by The National School Lunch Program will
exclusive opportunities for internships, college   automatically qualify to receive full financial assistance, verification
                                                   required. A family of four with a combined yearly income of $76,400
scholarships, mini research grants, and special    would qualify for full financial assistance. Out of state students must
                                                   pay the unsubsidized fee of $6,500 and are not eligible for financial
events.                                            assistance.



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WEBSITES




                                                                                                                                                        AP P L I CAT I ON P E RI OD: F E BRUARY 1 ST - MARCH 15 TH
Statewide                    www.ucop.edu/cosmos
UC Davis                     www.cosmos.ucdavis.edu
UC Irvine                    www.cosmos.uci.edu
UC San Diego                 www.cosmos.ucsd.edu
UC Santa Cruz                epc.ucsc.edu/cosmos




ACADEMICS                                                                     CLUSTERS OFFERED SUMMER 2009
We offer a variety of academic clusters that consist of two science and/
or math courses, and a science communication course. Courses are taught       UC DAVIS                              UC SANTA CRUZ
by active faculty and researchers. Students participate in hands-on labs,     1. Biotechnology ❒                    1. Logic, Cryptography & Number
field activities, lectures, and discussions. Students also work on a related   2. Physics in Electro-optics &          Theory ✽
research project. Cluster sizes vary from 18-24 students and the student to      Nuclear Technology ✘               2. Robotics & Nanotechnology ✛★
academic staff ratio is typically 5:1. COSMOS is an academic enrichment       3. Intro to Engineering               3. Under the Sea ❒
program and is not meant to replace a yearlong high school course;               Mechanics ◆▲
                                                                                                                    4. Everyday Chemistry ★
therefore we do not grant high school or college academic credit.             4. Anatomy of Global Climate
                                                                                                                    5. Video Game Design ✘
                                                                                 Change
                                                                                                                    6. Chemistry & Mathematics ★✽
RESIDENTIAL                                                                   5. Computers in Biophysics &
                                                                                 Robotics                           7. Points in Space: Astronomy &
Students are required to live on campus for the duration of the program.
                                                                                                                       Linear Algebra ❍
Living on campus allows students ample opportunities to form lasting          6. Mathematics ✘
                                                                                                                    8. Marine Mammals &
friendships with like-minded peers who share the same interests in            7. Biomedical Sciences
                                                                                                                       Oceanography
mathematics and science. On weekends, students may attend additional          8. The Chemistry of Life ✘✽
                                                                                                                    9. Particle- & Astrophysics
recreational field trips.                                                      9. Introduction to Astrophysics ✘


APPLICATION                                                                   UC IRVINE                             UC SAN DIEGO
Each campus can only accommodate approximately 160 participants so
                                                                              1. Robots to Rockets ✘▲               1. Computers in Everyday Life ✘✽
selection is competitive. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5
or above. Students must have achieved academic excellence. Preference         2. Astronomy & Astrophysics ❍         2. Engineering Design & Control
                                                                              3. Tissue/Tumor Biology &                of Kinetic Sculptures ✛
will be given to 9th-11th graders. The application will be available online
                                                                                 Mathematical/Computer              3. Living Oceans & Global
February 1st. The following factors are taken into consideration:
                                                                                Modeling ✘✽                            Climate Change ✛✽
         Grades, especially in Math and Science courses
                                                                              4. Global Change Chemistry &          4. Earthquakes in Action ✘
         Math/Science teacher recommendations
                                                                                 Biology ✘❒★                        5. Bright Ideas: Light at Work ▲
         Participation in math/science activities

         Responses to short-response questions
                                                                              5. Computers & Games ✘✽               6. Exploring the Cosmos ✘◆
                                                                              6. Mathematics of Music ✽             7. Biological Motivations for
                                                                              7. Special Topics in Marine              Tensegrity Structures ❒
ALUMNI NETWORK
                                                                                 Biology ❒✽                         8. Molecular Biology Revolution ❒
Once students have successfully completed the program they are
                                                                              8. The World of Molecules ★
eligible for COSMOS Alumni only opportunities such as scholarships,
internships, and special events. Previous internship sponsors have been
CISCO Systems, Inc., Qualcomm, Inc., and Gilead Sciences, Inc. Each            Prerequisite(s):
year, a limited number of alumni are invited to attend a Gala honoring           ✛ Algebra         ✘ Algebra II         ❒ Biology         ▲ Physics
California’s Nobel laureates co-hosted by the Consulate General of               ❍ Geometry        ◆ Trigonometry       ★ Chemistry       ✽ Other
Sweden, Los Angeles.




“
Not only was I taught by well-
respected professors and the
finest scientists in their fields,
but I was surrounded by other
self-motivated students that are
also working hard to achieve
what they want in life.
                             “
             -COSMOS Alumnus