The UCI CalTeach Science & Math program honored 15 graduates during their 2017 Graduation Reception on June 16. The following students were recognized for academic achievement in their STEM field and for completing the requirements for a California Teaching Credential, both accomplished in four years of undergraduate study.
Anjali E. Abraham: Physics
Kaylee P. Acuna: Mathematics
Don Diego Carmona: Mathematics
Jessica F. Carr: Biology/Education
Julie A. Carrillo: Biology/Education
Ryan T. Duong: Mathematics
Yonghee (Sam) Hwang: Mathematics
Jenny U. Kao: Mathematics
Martin Lopez: Physics
Snow Lu: Physics
Nicolas C. Navarro: Mathematics
Joseph T. Nguyen: Mathematics
Jeremy M. Sparage: Mathematics
Kevin J. Trejo: Biology/Education
Hyunmin Yoo: Mathematics
Following a welcome from Co-director Virginia Panish, Director of Teacher Education in the UCI School of Education, and a dinner hosted by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, CalTeach alumna Gabby Camacho (2016) shared her experiences as a biology teacher at Northwood High in Irvine. CalTeach Master Teachers Kris Houston and Therese Shanahan then presented each graduate with a certificate of achievement and a CalTeach graduation sash to wear at the UCI Commencement on June 18.
The reception closed with the graduates thanking their mentor teachers "for their guidance and support" and presenting each with a personalized gift.
2017 CalTeach Mentor Teachers: Cooper C’deBaca, Ann Doan, Jorge Felix, Emily Fellmer, Ana Figueroa, Sabina Giakoumis, Sandra Hightower, Vanessa Morales, Rachel de los Santos, Valerie Smith, Todd Twogood, and Michael Wolfe.