Thank You ACE Donors

Generous gifts from friends, students, and families of students in the Academic Excellence Program (ACE) have allowed us to open doors into STEM fields for more students than ever. Through private gifts, we can offer more problem solving sessions for general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus, pre-calculus, and physics.

Thank you to the following major donors for their support of ACE students!

Granite Rock and the Woolpert Family Fund

Julie Packard: Dean's Fund for Diversity in the Sciences

Joe Konopelski and Nancy Cox-Konopelski

The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation Inc.

UC Santa Cruz alumni, past and present ACE students, and their families, since the 1990s 


Please join us. Gifts to ACE of all sizes combine to support the next generation of math and science teachers, researchers, engineers, and health care professionals.

ACE fiscal support is administered by the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences (PBSci). Additional funding comes from National Science Foundation grants awarded to faculty in the PBSci Division and the Jack Baskin School of Engineering.

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