The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS) hosted students from El Camino College, Los Angeles City College, and Pasadena City College.
The Spring Science and Engineering Showcase event is a part of the ongoing program by OCDS to encourage and help community college students pursue a career in the sciences.
The visiting students were greeted with a breakfast and a poster session by current UCLA graduate students to expose them to a conference setting, an essential way that researchers interact and share their work. The poster session was followed by research talks by Prof. Hosea Nelson and Prof. Sarah Tolbert, which involved synthetic methodology and materials chemistry research.
Students from El Camino College, Los Angeles City College, and Pasadena City College and OCDS members.
Originally founded in 2006 as the Organization for Cultural Diversity in Chemistry, OCDS is a graduate student led group advised by their long-standing faculty mentor and Dean of Physical Sciences and chemistry professor, Dr. Miguel Garcia-Garibay. Rebranded as the Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS), the group has recently expanded their efforts to all physical and life sciences at UCLA. OCDS has a history of showcasing diverse new science as well as promoting diversity through a special seminar series. Please visit the OCDS website for more information.
This article and photo were provided by UCLA’s OCDS members.