CEED’s K-12 Programs

Since 1997, CEED’s K-12 programs have served nearly 70 teachers, over 4,000 students and over 600 parents from urban schools in both Los Angeles Unified School District and the Inglewood Unified District. K-12 efforts are designed to both increase college-going rates of under-represented youth, and increase the number of urban youths interested in and prepared for majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Among the key K-12 programs are:

MESA Schools Program (MSP) – A student-centered middle and high school program designed to improve college-going cultures at each school and to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

SMARTS, a free commuter program, is sponsored by the UCLA Henry Samueli
School of Engineering and Applied Science Center for Excellence in Engineering
and Diversity (CEED).  Its purpose is to
increase the number of high school students in urban areas who are interested
in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based fields.
SMARTS offers a six-week summer college preparatory program in these fields for
30 – 40 students. Some of the students admitted to SMARTS will also participate
in the Research Apprentice Program, a paid summer internship.

SMASH –  a
free residential pre-college program, will host 30 current ninth grade students
to participate in a five-week, intensive, math and science academy.
SMASH is geared toward high achieving, economically
disadvantaged, high school students who are underrepresented in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

SMASH UCLA will not be accepting applications for the 2015 cycle. Recruitment will begin for the 2016 cycle in Nov. 2015.

CEED Pre-College Calendar

To acces the calendar of CEED pre-college events for the 2014-2015 academic year . CLick on the following link: CEED Pre-College Calendar

Teacher Professional Development – Various opportunities for professional development are made available to UCLA MESA teachers as well as MESA teachers in the local Los Angeles region and on the West Coast.