SoCal Poymers and Soft Matter Symposium
June 2nd, 2023
The Srivastava Lab organizes the inaugural SoCal Polymers & Soft Matter Symposium at UCLA. The symposium, attended by over 100 scientists, included 25 technical presentations from graduate students and postdocs, in sessions chaired by faculty members from across Southern California.
(Empower Diversity in STEM Day)
May 4th, 2023
Members of the group participated in Empower Diversity in STEM Day—a field trip co-organized by CNSI, that brought ~ 60 high school students from underrepresented backgrounds to UCLA to gain a sense of belonging in higher education as STEM majors. The students learned about liquid crystals and even made their own liquid crystal “mood-boards.”
Science Slam (With GradSWE and CNSI)
April 30th, 2023
Members of the Srivastava Lab joined hands with UCLA GradSWE and CNSI to host labs and science demos at Westwood Charter Elementary School, Los Angeles. At the GradSWE demo called 'Grow Your Rainbow,' school students learnt about capillary effect while seeing different colors rise on a wet paper towel!
(Water Filteration Teacher Training Workshop)
February 4th, 2023
Members of the lab work with CNSI at UCLA to showcase simple water purification experiments to middle-school and high-school teachers.
GradSWE Mentorship event
November 8th, 2022
Members of the Srivastava Group participated in a GradSWE (Society of Women Engineers) mentorship event, where they gave undergraduate students feedback on their cover letters, resumes, and CVs.
Exploring Your Universe
November 6th, 2022
The lab hosted an interactive science booth at UCLA’s largest annual STEM event, Exploring Your Universe (EYU), where the group shared their expertise on polymers, complex fluids, and foams with the community.
PEERS Lab Tour
November 2nd, 2022
The group organized a lab tour to first year PEERS students. PEERS is a two-year program for science majors who have had more than typical life challenge hurdles to overcome to reach UCLA