UCLA summer program is a SMASHing success

LOS ANGELES — Students from high schools throughout Los Angeles were applauded by family members and teachers during UCLA’s SMASH Graduation and Recognition Ceremony July 29.

In one STEM class this year, students merged their learning of computer science with research about contagious diseases.

“The idea was that how do you study and look at these things [like contagious diseases] and how do you help communities with response to those things,” lead SMASH instructor Vicente Washington said. “So there’s a degree of activism with what they’re doing.”

Read more here in the Los Angeles Wave.