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UCSB Achievement Program

The UCSB Achievement Program sponsors various activities to increase access and provide support for students interested in the physical and life sciences, engineering, and the mathematical sciences. Academic workshops are offered each quarter of the academic year for students enrolled in key science, engineering, and mathematics courses. These workshops bring small groups of students together with graduate and undergraduate Achievement Program staff to focus on attaining a high level of success in their coursework. During the academic year and summer, selected students receive support to carry out advanced independent projects under the direction of UCSB faculty. In order to get the experience and skills needed for advanced work, eligible students with little or no research experience can apply for an apprenticeship to work on a team project led by a graduate student.

The Summer Institute in Mathematics and Science, an intensive three-week in-residence experience, is offered in collaboration with the EOP/Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) to entering freshmen with strong high school preparation in the sciences and mathematics.

The Achievement Program Center is located at South Hall 4631. For more information, students should call (805) 893-8801.