AirUCI Teacher Workshop 2013

Event Date: 
Friday, June 21, 2013 to Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2013 Annual Teacher Workshop

Event Date: 

Fri, 06/21/2013 - Wed, 07/03/2013

AirUCI's ninth annual Teacher Workshop will be held June 21 – July 3, 2013 on the UCI campus.    View the class website

We are honored that our program has been cited as exemplary by a committee of the National Academy of Sciences, and that we've been highlighted in their publication entitled Strengthening High School Chemistry Education through Teacher Outreach Programs where the vital importance of public school chemistry teachers is discussed. 

About the Course

This is an intensive Environmental Chemistry program, geared for science teachers in grades 9-12.  We can accept 20 teachers into the class per year.  Priority is given to teachers in districts local to UC Irvine and to high school teachers.  View the brochure

The course includes morning lectures presented by leading researchers in the field of Atmospheric Chemistry and afternoon environmental analysis projects in our labs.  Watch Dr. Laux teach one of our classes

For those with hypersensitivities to chemicals, please note that time is spent in laboratories each day, though we've only had one participant who had an issue with this in all the years we've held the course.      
                Download our Teacher Resources page           Check out the ACS Climate Science Toolkit

The class is open to any qualifying teacher, but unfortunately AirUCI cannot provide assistance with lodging or transportation.  For teachers outside our area, here is a list of local hotels that offer UCI rates, but we cannot make these arrangements.

Attending teachers receive:

  • A $1,000 stipend
  • University credit through UCI Extension
  • Textbook valued at $140
  • Class materials in print and CD format
  • Lunch each day
  • Free parking valued at $80
  • Access to AirUCI researchers as a resource

For details about the workshop, please contact Professor Sergey Nizkorodov at 949-824-1262 or Melissa Sweet at 949-824-2628.  

NOTE:  The registration deadline for the 2013 course is May 1, 2013.

 To register:

  • Download and print the enrollment form.
  • Fill out the form completely (and legibly, please!).
  • Send the enrollment form by fax to 949-824-2420 ...OR
  • Scan the enrollment form and send it by e-mail to ...OR
  • Send the enrollment form by post to:

Melissa Sweet
UCI Chemistry Dept
1102 Natural Sciences 2
Irvine, CA 92697-2025

(Phone 949-824-2628 or 949-824-1262 if you have trouble downloading the form—we'll get one to you right away!)

Please be sure to provide both home and school contact information, including phone numbers where you can be reached during the summer break.

The registration deadline for the 2013 course is May 1, 2013.  Class size is limited to 20 teachers, but we will maintain a waiting list for this course and any late registrants will be placed on the waiting list for the following Summer Teacher Workshop.

Please spread the word to your colleagues.  We hope you can join us!


UCI Campus.  Visit the class website for additional information and for specific instructions.