Academic Year Round Internship Mentorship

Calling all Southern California Community College Students interested in STEM! The Base 11 Academic Year Internship is an opportunity to gain engineering skills from leading local universities, receive mentorship, and get the inside track on what it really takes to transfer to a premier university.

Meet monthly at the University of California Irvine’s campus to learn skills such as how to program Raspberry Pi, try Arduino, and use computer-aided design software for 3D printing to develop your own project. Through the program, you’ll tour state-of-the-art fabrication labs used by UCI students, meet transfer students in engineering, and receive advice and guidance from admissions counselors about how to successfully transfer to a UC.

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Student eligibility criteria include

  • An interest in engineering and computing
  • Basic knowledge of calculus, science, computer science or engineering
  • At least one calculus course or science course with a lab

Meeting Days

TBD

Expectation of Students

  • Team participation
  • Good attendance
  • Complete mini assignments on-time

The goal of this program is to:

  • Inspire students
  • Improve your team-building skills
  • Improve presentation skills in a fun-filled, low-pressure arena
  • Improve critical thinking skills
  • Acquire problem-solving techniques
  • Enhance your coding, designing, electronics, and fabrication skills

Planned Activities

  • Hands-on workshops in the FABWorks (http://fabworks.eng.uci.edu/)
  • Lab tours with explanations on how the equipment functions and what the equipment is used for
  • Exposure to cutting-edge research
  • Guest speakers – industry & UC Irvine professors
  • Familiarize with key players in the field
  • Some take-home mini-assignments

Sample the extensive resources available at one of the world’s most prestigious research institutions, Caltech, while being mentored by graduate students in aerospace. Interns attend in brief lectures on fundamental scientific theories and then work in teams on projects that demonstrate basic yet beautiful physics concepts essential to continued study in aerospace research.

Read about the Caltech internship experience here.

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Student eligibility criteria include

  • An interest in aerospace
  • Some exposure to physics and mathematics
  • Current (or prior) enrollment in calculus and physics courses

Meeting Days 

  • First (or second) Monday of the month, 9am-5pm – subject to confirmation prior to program start

Expectation of Students

  • Team participation
  • Good attendance
  • Timely completion of assignments

The goal of this program is to:

  • Inspire students to participate in aerospace-related academic fields
  • Cultivate teamwork
  • Improve presentation skills in a fun-filled, low-pressure arena
  • Sharpen critical thinking skills
  • Solve problems using solid basic research skills

Planned Activities

  • Lab tours – with explanations on the use and function of equipment
  • Attending Caltech research lectures
  • Guest speakers – industry & Caltech professors
  • Exposure to the many disciplines within the field of aerospace
  • Participation in graduate school culture
  • Practicing hands-on basic research

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