We have worked to contribute to our community by supporting causes close to our hearts. Here's what we do!
Reaching and Inspiring Students in Engineering (RISE) is a program that aims to teach engineering concepts to students from low-income and underserved communities in an exciting and hands-on environment. In partnership with James Madison Middle School and Fairfax High School, both Title I schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, we host a series of workshops teaching Arduino-based circuitry and introductory coding, ending with each student building their own project. We also emphasize how STEM can be explored outside of the classroom, and eventually in higher education. RISE is a great opportunity for BMES members to make a difference in their local community while sharing their passion for STEM!
BMES Annual Food Drive
An important philosophy of BMES community outreach is giving back to our local community. And one way we accomplish that goal is through annual food and toy drives to local food banks or shelters. But watch out, the drives get competitive as BMES Families fight for the most donations!
In addition to site visits, BMES hosts annual Science Days where we bring students from local middle or elementary schools to UCLA for a full day of engaging science and engineering activities. From hands-on experiments, like strawberry DNA extractions and marshmallow DNA models, to planetarium and campus tours, we aim to foster a fun environment for students to explore STEM while also learning more about college life and the vast opportunities offered by higher education.