CLUSTERS INFO FROM 2017: may be updated for 2018

COSMOS students participate in a selected “cluster”, with each cluster addressing advanced topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, ranging from a variety of engineering disciplines, biomedical sciences, computer science, ecology, marine science, materials science, mathematics, physics and astronomy, robotics, game theory, & more.

UC Davis
  • Cluster 1: Quantum Mechanics and Applications to Nanotechnology 
  • Cluster 2: Physics & Engineering: From the scientific method to technological applications
  • Cluster 3: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics 
  • Cluster 4: Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Cluster 5: Computers in Biophysics & Robotics
  • Cluster 6: Mathematics 
  • Cluster 7: Biomedical Sciences
  • Cluster 8: The Chemistry of Life 
  • Cluster 9: Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems 
 
UC San Diego
  • Cluster 1: Computers in Everyday Life
  • Cluster 2: Engineering Design & Control of Kinetic Sculptures 
  • Cluster 3: Living Oceans and Global Climate Change
  • Cluster 4: When Disaster Strike: Earthquake Engineering 
  • Cluster 5: From Lasers to LCD's: Light at Work 
  • Cluster 6: Biodiesel from Renewable Sources 
  • Cluster 7: Bioengineeing/Mechanical Engineering: The Amazing Red Blood Cell
  • Cluster 8: Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine 
  • Cluster 9: Music & Technology 
  • Cluster 10 - Robot Inventors 
UC Irvine
  • Cluster 1: Engineering for Land, Air, and Space
  • Cluster 2: Reasoning About Luck: Probability, Statistics, and Their Uses in Science
  • Cluster 3: Tissue and Tumor Biology and Mathematical/Computational Modeling
  • Cluster 4: Chemical Biology: Extracting and Analyzing Molecules from Nature
  • Cluster 5: Sound for virtual reality: An exploration of 3D sound and movement using mobile devices and wearable sensors.
  • Cluster 6: Biomedical Sciences – Clinical Translational Science: The Next Generation of Biomedical Research
  • Cluster 7: The Big Bang and the Subatomic World
  • Cluster 8: Genes, Genomes, and Biocontrol
 
UC Santa Cruz
  • Cluster 1: Number Theory and Discrete Math
  • Cluster 2: Nanochemistry and Nanotechnology
  • Cluster 3: Under the Sea -- Exploring Marine Organisms and Oceanography
  • Cluster 4: California Hazards: Earthquakes and Climate Change
  • Cluster 5: Video Game Design
  • Cluster 6: Computer Networking and Robotics
  • Cluster 7: Astrophysics
  • Cluster 8: Marine Mammals and Oceanography: From Prey to Predators