Each day has a theme and students explore this theme through multidisciplinary lenses. Our themes are environmentally and scientifically focused and begin in the micro and grow to the macro. Below is an example of our day-to-day, and here is a link to our schedules for a full view!


Students participate in critical learning and technical skill development through lab visits, workshops, hands-on experiments, museum visits, and lectures and meetings with world renowned scientists and contemporary artists. 

WEEK 2: 

Students form groups to collaboratively work on a final project. They are asked to “imagine the impossible” and use information that they found most exciting in week 1 and expand upon it through research and creative application. You can learn more about these final projects here (link to final projects)


8:40  am Sproul Hall Meet in front of dorms to walk to CNSI
9:00 – 9:15 am CNSI Auditorium Video, feedback, review and -prep for day
9:15 – 9:45 am CNSI Auditorium

Lecture: Nanotechnology: Time to be Really
Small | Vuk Uskoković, physicist, UCI (link)

9:45 - 11:00 am CNSI Auditorium

Workshop: Ecosensing and Embodying the 
micro Sam Lilak, PhD + Mick Lorusso + 
Clarissa Ribeiro

11:00 - 12:00 pm CNSI Lobby

Lecture: Tools of Visualization | Dr. Adam​
Stieg, director bla

12:00 – 1:00 pm Campus Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm CNSI - A Level

Rotating Lab Visits CNSI Core Technology Centers

         · Optical Microscopy - ALMS Core Lab 

         · Electron Microscopy - EICN Core Lab 

         · Scanning Probe Microscopy - NPC Core Lab 

         · Nanofabrication - ISNC Clean Room 

3:00 – 5:00 pm CNSI Lobby

Workshop:  Synthesizing what we’ve
learned: Nano|Perception|Optics +
performance workshop

5:00 – 5:30 pm CNSI Auditorium Intro to Final Project | Mick Lorusso
5:30 – 7:00 pm University Village Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm CNSI Auditorium Sci-Fi Film series