• Science Mentors Program

  • Through our Science Mentors Program, graduate and undergraduate students from UCR are paired with K-12 students from RUSD to work on unique science fair projects. RUSD students will have the opportunity to use UCR's laboratory resources to investigate climate science research questions and present there findings at local and regional science fairs. Check out our current projects below!

Project Title



UCR Mentor


Carbon Sequestration By Conversion Of Recycled Concrete To Calcium Carbonate

King High School

  • • Nicole Peurifey
  • • Manhoor Rahman

Jeremy Owens

  • • RUSD Gold
  • • RUSD Senior Sweepstakes
  • • Dept. of Environmental Sciences, 1st Place (Senior Div)
  • • CNAS 1st Place (Senior Div)

Contaminants In Storm Water Runoff

Poly High School

Ellie Wrinkle

Laurel Dodgens

RUSD Bronze

Effects Of Regional Warming On Stream Flow Output In The Western Sierra Nevada

King High School

  • • Anna Lee
  • • Tiffany Phan

Lucas Joel

RUSD Bronze

  • Geoscience Education Outreach Program

  • The UCR Earth Sciences Department has a K-6 outreach program called the Geoscience Education Outreach Program (GEOP) that brings UCR graduate and undergraduate students to RUSD classrooms to teach kids about geoscience topics. Presentation topics include Rocks & Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Climate Change. These presentations are fun for the students and free to RUSD classrooms, so please contact us if you would like to schedule a presentation. Email Jennifer Reising at jreising@ucr.edu