University-Level STEM Research & Innovation
At the heart of Southern California’s growing centers of tech, UCI x GATI offers an enriching experience for gifted high school students to pursue their passion and interests in the ever-expanding fields of Biology, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Medicine (BEAM). Students will have the chance to learn about research in state-of-the-art facilities under the tutelage of distinguished faculty at UCI. With a diverse and multidisciplinary set of research labs, students will be immersed in fields including, but not limited to:
Mechanical / Chemical Engineering
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Neurology and Neurological Surgery
In addition to developments and growth in research at the university level, students will participate in the innovative side of research. Students will be able to connect the dots and see the research process holistically by further developing:
Skills in collaborative group settings
Critical thinking skill
Entrepreneurship / Innovation
* Please note that 2020 BEAM does not offer separate tracks for Research and Innovation. Every BEAM fellow will engage in both research and innovation.
Phases of BEAM
Sample Day in the Life of BEAM Residential Fellow
BEAM Featured Faculty
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Professor Siwy’s research is in the field of experimental biophysics and condensed matter physics. Her current focus is using synthetic nanopores as templates for biomimetic channels as well as ionic diodes and ionic transistors. She is interested in new physical and chemical phenomena accompanying ionic and molecular transport at the nano-and microscales.
Professor at the Anatomy and Neurobiology & Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Reinkensmeyer's research activities focus on movement control, neuro-rehabilitation and robotics. One of his group's objectives is to develop physically interacting, mechatronic devices ("rehabilitators") to help the nervous system recover movement ability after neurologic injuries such as stroke or spinal cord injury. His group also is working to understand the adaptive control processes that enable motor learning throughout the life span.
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Dr. Akbari's research revolves around investigating mechanisms underlying consciousness, coma, and global stroke with a focus on cardiac arrest (CA) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). His lab is the first cardiac arrest and resuscitation lab at UC Irvine, incorporating a combination of basic science, translational, and clinical research aspects.
Tuition & Scholarship
Residential Program Fees*: $5,495 (Early: $4,995)
Comprehensive Program Fees*: $8,995 (Early 8,495)
* Fees include all instructional materials, room & board and BEAM-arranged activities.
Scholarships Available for:
Outstanding applicants that demonstrate superior academic achievements