UCLA STEM Pipeline Program

The UCLA STEM Pipeline Program consists of a three-pronged approach to attracting students into aerospace engineering and space science. First, it provides support of open house activities at UCLA meant to attract both those outside the University and uncommitted University students to consider careers in Science. This will be led by Joe Wise of New Roads School in Santa Monica and Gary Glesener of the Graduate School of Education at UCLA. The second prong is the development of general education courses in space science and engineering that introduce non-majors to the discipline. This effort will be spearheaded by Prof.-in-Residence R. J. Walker of the Earth and Space Sciences Department. Finally, we establish a cubesat working group that helps students solve real-world space engineering problems. This project is led by Prof. Angelopoulos with the help of UCLA engineer Ryan Caron.