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CSU/UC Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project helps mathematics teachers prepare students for further study in mathematics by identifying the strengths and weaknesses in critical areas of students' math skills and understanding.

San Diego Math Circle provides an opportunity for eager and capable mathematics students in grades 6-12 to broadly explore challenging areas of mathematics. Instructors, including UCSD mathematics faculty, present an enriched mathematics curriculum and interesting problems for the students to discuss and solve.

UCSD/GSDMC High School Honors Mathematics Contest attracts more than 100 students from more than 20 high schools throughout the county to participate in a two-part mathematics competition held on the UCSD campus in late April. Other local and national mathematics competitions are also ongoing.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates perform chemistry demonstrations for middle school students.


American Association of University Women Tech Trek is a week-long summer camp to encourage girls entering the 8th grade to aspire to careers in Math, Science and Computer Technology.

Reach for Tomorrow is a summer program for at-risk youth in grades five through ten to motivate them and expose them to career opportunities that build upon a strong education.

Other UCSD and Local Programs

COSMOS, the California Summer School in Math and Science, provides a 4-week residential experience at UCSD for high achieving high school students. Clusters of courses are taught by UC faculty or researchers.

Expanding Your Horizons is a one-day, annual conference to get 6th to 10th grade girls interested in science and mathematics. Presenters give a hands on/ minds on workshops to groups of approximately 10-20 girls.

San Diego Science Alliance provides a listing of local resources for teachers.

Learning Corner and K-12