Applications Now Being Accepted for REVS-UP

For the seventh straight year, California State University, Bakersfield, in partnership with Chevron Corp., is offering local high school students and teachers the opportunity to conduct scientific research alongside university faculty this summer. Applications for the 2013 REVS-UP (Research Experience Vitalizing Science – University Program) Sumer Research Program are now being accepted through the March 1st deadline.

Thanks to a $400,000 grant from Chevron, CSUB’s REVS-UP groups high school students and high school teachers with CSUB’s School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering   faculty and students to work for four weeks on science-related research projects. Projects cover areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth system science, geology, math and physics.

The program, designed to rejuvenate K-12 science and math teachers and increase interest of high school students in careers in sciences and mathematics, offers hands-on research experiences for teacher-student teams in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, and physics.

"REVS-UP gives local high school students and teachers the confidence to know they are capable of participating in scientific research. They also get hands-on experience with modern research techniques," said Dr. Andreas Gebauer, REVS-UP Director and Chair of the Chemistry Department at CSUB.

During the program, high school students earn university credit that can start them on the path to a science degree. High school teachers learn valuable research methods and activities they can take back to their classrooms and pass on to their students. Additionally, the program enables CSUB faculty to advance their research, and CSUB students get the opportunity to learn by teaching.

The program for 2013 will commence on July 15th  and will culminate on August 8th  with demonstrations by each group. Application forms and project descriptions can be found at Application deadline is Friday, March 1st by 4pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Teachers are eligible for a $3,000 stipend and high school students are eligible for a $700 stipend.

For more application or program information please contact Andrea Medina, Program Coordinator, REVS-UP at 654-3006 or

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