AggieMentors at University of California, Davis

Davis, California

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AggieMentors, is working with Woodland Senior High School located in a predominately Hispanic farming community. Fifteen students from the school will be paired with graduate students at the University of California, Davis to develop research projects. Grant funds will enable students and mentors to travel to Lake Tahoe to conduct environmental measurements for use in their projects. The projects will be presented to professionals and the local community at a science fair. The three best projects will then advance to the National EnvironMentors Science Fair in Washington, DC.


Two AggieMentees were able to receive a scholarship and award at the National EnvironMentors Science Fair in Washington, DC, thanks to the data collection and analysis techniques experienced during the fieldtrip.


Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists assists and rewards the implementation of inquiry-based, experiential science education where students do science and contribute to understanding of our environment through recognition and financial reward programs.

Grants range from equipment and supplies for taking environmental measurements to recognition and support for students presenting their research projects and working for pervasive inclusion of student research projects in science teaching. 

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