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Outreach Programs & Activities

Ambassador Programs


I. Programs at School Site

Classroom Demonstration

  • Description: Includes a short demonstration or hands-on activity on select science topics, presentations by one to three ambassadors, and Q & A session with students. Ambassadors typically dicsuss their majors, their research, and their career goals.
  • Length: Flexible. Typically 30 minutes for demo or short activity and up to 50 minutes for an activity and presentation.
  • Number of Participants: Single classroom. (Some demos can be modified for larger audiences.)

List of example demos.


  • Description: Includes teams of four to six ambassadors to engage students in informal conversations about CSUSM science/math programs, research opportunities, career plans, etc. These sessions are designed to encourage student discussion and generate interest in science and math careers.
  • Length: Flexible. Typically 30 minutes.
  • Number of Participants: 30 maximum

II. Programs at CSUSM

Hands-on Lab

  • Description: Includes a hands-on lab led by a CSUSM professor and STEM ambassadors. Labs in physics, biology, and neuroscience are currently offered on select Fridays from 3:00 to 5:00 PM (two labs per date).
  • Length: Approximately 90 minutes.
  • Number of Participants: 20 students per lab (a total of 40 students for the two labs)

Examples of some of our labs.

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STEM Cafe at Vista High

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