UC Berkeley Chapter

Message from the Berkeley Chapter Directors

Greetings from the Berkeley InnoWorks chapter!

The InnoWorks summer camp, through a fun, unique, innovative, and handson approach, aims to spark an interest and curiosity in middle school students for a lifelong passion to pursue various paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEM2). We are hoping to successfully complete a great first year of scientific exploration and academic curiosity at the InnoWorks chapter of Berkeley, we are looking forward to hosting our first exemplary program this coming 2015 summer. The activities and experiments the students perform at the camp enable them to understand STEM2 from a direct and handson method rather than an abstract and theoretical approach.

This intimate, familyfriendly, and fun engagement with science, through practical applications of scientific topics, inspires a personal curiosity to drive the learning process. We incorporate recent cognitive science and behavioral studies when developing our curriculum, to provide the most effective learning methods As a result, students gain an understanding and appreciation of how the scientific world operates and the drive for innovation and discovery.We focus on students from an underprivileged background who lack such opportunities to learn in such a handson, experimental approach in their regular academic environments. This coming summer, the UC Berkeley Chapter hopes to provide an opportunity for additional students to develop an interest and curiosity for the sciences, as well as developing the drive for further exploration. We are committed to hosting not only an exciting, funfilled, and stimulating camp, but also to paving an academic foundation and motivation that will enable these students to pursue careers in STEM2 because of genuine interest.

We hope that the first year program of the UC Berkeley chapter will be successful and that we are able to instill a sense of excitement and passion for science in the future generation.

If you would like to learn more about our program at UC Berkeley, please contact us at berkeley@innoworks.org.

Sincerely,
Christina Lin and Yvienne Tsui
2015 UC Berkeley InnoWorks Co-Directors

Contact Us

Berkeley Chapter email: berkeley@innoworks.org

2017 Schedule Tentative

  • Berkeley InnoWorks
    August 14 - 18, 2017
    • 2016 Schedule Tentative

      • Berkeley InnoWorks
        August 15 - 19, 2016

      2015 Schedule Tentative

      • Berkeley InnoWorks
        August 17 - 21, 2015

Officers and Staff

Courtney Bender
2013 Director, 2012 Co-Deputy Director
Courtney Bender is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying chemical more >>

Karen Man
2013 Co-Deputy Director, 2012 Mentor
Major: Bioengineering Minors: Chemistry, Biological Basis of Behavior Graduating more >>

John Nappo
2013 Co-Deputy Director, 2012 Mentor
John Nappo is a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Mechanical more >>

Amanda Culp
2013 Senior Advisor, 2012 Co-Director, 2011 Co-Deputy Director, 2010 Mentor
Amanda Culp is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Chemical Engineering more >>

Corey Patz
2012 Co-Director
Corey is a rising junior in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering concentrating in more >>

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