2017 JIFRESSE High School Summer Volunteer Program

High School Summer Volunteers
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Program Duration: June - August, 2017
Program Location: JIFRESSE


Program Objective:  Advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training, and learning. Provide high school or undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research under the guidance of experienced mentors at UCLA/JIFRESSE, and help with the training of students to attract them to STEM fields. Broaden dissemination to enhance scientific and technological understanding.


Students Selected for Summer, 2017

  • Jeremy Lim, Walnut High School (Supervisors: Drs. Gang Chen, Yu Gu, and Bin Zhao): Admitted to Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Kathleen Song, Irvine High School (Supervisors: Drs. Yu Gu and Bin Zhao): Admitted to School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University
  • Christine Song, Los Osos High School (Supervisors: Drs. Gang Chen, Yu Gu, and Bin Zhao): Admitted to Department of Economics, Harvard University


What Did the Students Do?

They worked on LA Grand Challenge Program: to understand the environmental benefits of decarbonizing LA county

  • Collection and analysis of surface air pollution observations
  • Validation of model results


Final Presentation:

Air Pollution in Western United States: Model Evaluation and Pollution Characteristics Analysis