Who We Are

We want to impact the future of students in our community through hands-on learning.

Building Engineers and Mentors (BEAM) at UCLA is a group that was created to provide K-12 students across the greater Los Angeles area with engaging activities that promote interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This organization was originally founded at UC Berkeley in 2008, and later launched a sister chapter at UCLA during the 2010-2011 school year.

Our core values are passion, diversity, and leadership. We believe that community service builds strong, empathetic leaders.

We welcome UCLA undergrad and grad students of all majors and train them to be effective mentors, role models, and leaders in their community. As students ourselves, we understand that the best way to learn is to teach. Consequently, mentors gain confidence as their leading, teaching, and communication skills improve.

Learn more about BEAM by reading our poster from the TANMS NSF Annual Review, presented on May 7, 2013.