Seismic Outreach is an annual program that gives UCSD students from all majors the opportunity to reach out to local San Diego 4th and 6th grade classes. As a part of the program, the UCSD volunteers have the chance to teach the younger students about earthquake science and engineering. The main objective of Seismic Outreach is to develop these students into more effective communicators and more engaged citizens, and perhaps inspire them to choose engineering careers in the future.
SCSE’s Seismic Outreach Team hosts the program during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of each academic year. The program consist of the following events:
Each academic year we host about 15 schools and over 1,800 students -- therefore, this program is ONLY possible through the time and effort put in by volunteers. Volunteers are not expected to have any knowledge of earthquakes in order to help, so everyone and anyone is encouraged to take part in this program. Why else should you get involved? The experience looks good on your resume. Employers are impressed with those who participate in outreach programs and reach out to younger students. It shows that they care for the advancement of the younger generation. For underclassmen and incoming freshmen, this is definitely also a great chance to get involved and meet other fellow engineers.