Past Chip Camps

Chip Camp, March 12, 2005
The History of Chip Camp: October 2004

The Nanotech Chip Camp at UCSB is a fledgling program whose origin dates to October of 2004 when 6 students and a teacher (David Mann) from Santa Maria High School patterned silicon wafers in the educational clean room using photolithography. Every student who had this lab experience asked if they could return to the clean room for a longer period of time to learn more about nanofabrication processes. So, by popular demand, the first weekend-long "chip camp" was born.

 

 

 

All past chip camp photos may now be viewed here!

 

The First Chip Camp: March 12-13, 2005

The first Nanotech Chip Camp was hosted for the high school students above.

 

April 1-2, 2006 and April 3-4, 2006: Chip camps for Santa Maria High School

Eight students from David Mann's Chemistry class participated in this chip camp.

As a result of these Chip Camps, Santa Maria High School students took first place in two categories at the Santa Maria Strawberry Festival Science Fair. A special congratulations to Jose Olivera and Elena Quintanilla, from Santa Maria High School, who received first place for best High School Science Fair Project. Also, congratulations to Sara Rodrighez, Suzanne Roco, Jessica Limon, Robert Dahmen, and Aaron Reason, who won first place for best High School Science Fair Class Project.

 

May 17-18, 2006: Chip camp for Santa Barbara High School

Ten students from Helen Reese's AP Physics class participated in this chip camp.

 

June 1-2, 2006: Chip camp for Santa Barbara High School

Nine students from Helen Reese's honors Physics class participated in this chip camp.

 

December 16-17, 2006: Chip camp for Santa Maria High School

Nine students from Sheila Devine's class participated in this chip camp.

 

December 18-19, 2006: Chip camp for Santa Maria High School

Nine students from Shelley Klein's class participated in this chip camp.

 

March 25-26, 2007: Chip camp for San Fernando High School

Eight students from Kathryn Connolly's class participated in this chip camp.

 

August 20-21, 2007: Chip camp for a mix of LA area high schools

Seven students from Joy Brittan and Pablo Carreon's classes participated in this chip camp.

 

December 8-9, 2007: Chip camp from Pioneer Valley High School

Seven students from Manuel Casillas' class participated in this chip camp.

 

December 12-13, 2007: Chip camp for Brentwood Valley High School

Ten students from Tamara Miller's class participated in this chip camp.

 

January 12-13, 2008: Chip camp for Pioneer Valley High School

Five students from Manuel Casillas' class participated in this chip camp.

 

March 22-23, 2008: Chip camp for Pioneer Valley High School

Nine students from Manuel Casillas' class participated in this chip camp.

 

January 5-7, 2009: Chip camp for Cordova High School

Nine students from Heidi Rounds's class participated in this chip camp.

 

January 9-11, 2009: Chip camp for Smith Flat High School

Eight students from Michael Harris's class participated in this chip camp.

 

April 25, 2009: Chip Camp with the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
for students from various high schools in Santa Barbara

Ten students of Monica Ballon's citywide after school and summer school program participated in this chip camp.

 

August 21-23, 2009: Chip camp for Pioneer Valley High School

Ten students from Manuel Casillas's class participated in this chip camp.

 

March 25, 2010: Chip camp for Santa Barbara Middle School

Sixty-four students from Marilyn Garza's class participated in this chip camp.

 

April 2-4, 2010: Chip camp for Pioneer Valley High School

Ten students from Manuel Casillas's class participated in this chip camp.

 

April 16-18, 2010: Chip camp for Tesseract High School

Sixteen students from Michelle Kramer's class participated in this chip camp.

 

June 14-15, 2010: Chip camp for Valley Oaks Charter School

Seven students from Kathy McFarland's class participated in this chip camp.

 

July 10-11, 2010: Chip Camp with the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
for students from various high schools in Santa Barbara

Fourteen students from Monica Ballon's citywide after school and summer school program participated in this chip camp.

 

January 22-23, 2011: Chip camp for Pioneer Valley High School

Sixteen students from Manuel Casillas' class participated in this chip camp.

 

April 2-3, 2011: Chip camp for Pioneer Valley High School

Fourteen students from Manuel Casillas' class participated in this chip camp.

 

May 21, 2011: Santa Barbara Junior High School

Nine students from Manuel Casillas' class participated in this chip camp.

 

June 13-14, 2011: 4H Club

Nine students from Donna Ellis' citywide club participated in this chip camp.

 

September 17-18, 2011: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Nine students from Monica Ballon's citywide after school and summer school program participated in this chip camp.

 

March 25-27, 2012: Pacific Technology School

Twelve students from Kate Bun's class participated in this chip camp.

 

July 22-24, 2012: CSULB Upward Bound Math and Science Program

Twenty students from Jamal Madni's Upward Bound Math and Science program at CSULB participated in this chip camp.

 

September 13, 2012: Valencia High School

Thirty eight students from Daniella Duran's Nanotechnology Advanced Chemistry class participated in this chip camp.

 

September 29-30, 2012: Pioneer Valley High School

Fifteen students from Manuel Casillas' class participated in this chip camp.

 

April 6, 2013: Santa Barbara Junior High School

Fifteen students from Marilyn Garza's class participated in this chip camp.

 

April 13-14, 2013: Pioneer Valley High School

Twelve students from Manuel Casillas' class participated in this chip camp.

 

July 17-19, 2013: CSULB Upward Bound Math and Science Program

Twelve students from Jamie Johnson's Upward Bound Math and Science program at CSULB participated in this chip camp.

 

August 1-3, 2013: Moreno Valley College TRIO Program

Twenty three students from Micki Clowney's TRIO program at Moreno Valley College participated in this chip camp.

 

September 4, 2013: Rio Mesa High School

Thirty three students from Rano Sidhu's and Corene Duarte's classes participated in this chip camp.

 

September 5, 2013: Rio Mesa High School

Twenty three students from Rano Sidhu's and Corene Duarte's classes participated in this chip camp.

 

September 12, 2013: Valencia High School

Thirty two students from Daniella Duran's class participated in this chip camp.

 

December 13-15, 2013: Morningside High School

Sixteen students from Tracy Allen's class participated in this chip camp.

 

December 21-22, 2013: Valencia High School STEMS Club

Twelve students from Daniella Duran's STEMS club participated in this chip camp.

 

January 11, 2014: Santa Barbara Junior High

Twenty one students from Marilyn Garza's class participated in this chip camp.

 

 

Technical and educational staff services are possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation through support via the NNIN.