CHP Yearbook: Submit your Photos and Messages by March 31st

March 20, 2017

Looking for something honors to do over spring break? The Yearbook needs your photos! We would love to feature you and your CHP friends and honors hall-mates, so please submit photos of happenings at CHP events or in CHP housing at

Seniors, don’t forget to submit a senior message! The next time that you are hanging out in the Locus, fill out a message form and drop it in the Yearbook Planetary Box. You may also submit a senior message online at:

Office Hour Updates

March 20, 2017

Please make note of the following office hour updates:

  • The CHP PAAs will also be holding office hours during Finals Week
    • Monday, March 20: 1-4 p.m. Malcolm
    • Tuesday, March 21: 12-4 p.m. Julia
    • Friday, March 24: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Christine
  • Friday, March 24 the CHP Office will be closed from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 31 the CHP Office will be closed in honor of the Cesar Chavez Holiday

NAR Winter 2017 Issue Now Online

March 13, 2017

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the issue this quarter and to everyone who came to our unveiling! The Winter 2017 issue is now online! You can see it here. Thanks for another great quarter, and be sure to watch out for spring updates!

CHSC Meeting

March 13, 2017

Please note that there will be no CHSC meeting on Wednesday. See you in Spring!

Office Hour Updates

March 13, 2017

Please make note of the following office hour updates:

  • CHP PAA Julia’s office hours on Wednesday, March 15th will be CANCELLED
  • CHP PAA Christine will have one additional office hour this week! Thursday, March 16th from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • The CHP PAAs will also be holding office hours during Finals Week
    • Monday: 1-4 p.m. Malcolm
    • Tuesday: 12-4 p.m. Julia
    • Thursday: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tina
    • Friday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.* Christine
      *PAA Christine’s Finals Week office hours were recently updated

Week 9 Study Abroad Coffee Hour

March 8, 2017

Come to the Locus to learn about how you can experience studying abroad in college!
Coffee Hour cannot happen without your volunteering! Sign up to volunteer right now!

Lunch with Professor Barbara Grosz

March 6, 2017

CHP students are invited to have lunch with world-renowned Harvard scientist, Professor Barbara Grosz in May!

Harvard Professor, Barbara Grosz is a Women in Science advocate and an expert in Artificial Intelligence. She cares greatly about the cause of women in science and wants to have lunch and share conversation with high achieving women in the sciences interested in having a dialogue about the field; looking for advice on graduate study or career plans related to the field, or simply be inspired by a world-famous leader’s life.

The lunch will be catered, complimentary and by INVITATION and RSVP ONLY.

RSVP’S will be accepted on a First Come, First Served basis. The first 13 students to email will be guaranteed a spot;  remaining interested students will be placed on a waitlist.

The lunch event will take place on:


We have limited spaces available for this very special lunch, so please RSVP as soon as possible. Please also let us know immediately if you are unable to make it to open up the space for another student.

For a biography of  Professor Barbara Grosz, please click here.

Professor Grosz has written extensively on the topics below:

Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges

For centuries, people have imagined smart machines inhabiting the earth in fictional stories. Computer systems now communicate in speech and text, learn, negotiate, and work in teams (with people and other systems). These intelligent-systems capabilities raise questions about the effects of such systems on people, their communities and societies at large. This talk will describe some basic AI techniques in the context of (science) fiction imaginings and examine their strengths and weaknesses, with the goal of illustrating ways to distinguish fact from fiction. The talk will also discuss ethical challenges these technologies pose, and examine the roles of design and of policy in increasing benefit and reducing potential negative impacts.

From the Turing Test to Smart Partners: “Is Your System Smart Enough To Work With Us?”

For much of its history, most research in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has centered on issues of building intelligent machines, independently of a consideration of their interactions with people. As the world of computing has evolved, and systems–smart or otherwise–pervade ever more facets of life, tackling the challenges of building computer systems smart enough to work effectively with people, in groups as well as individually, has become of increasing importance. In this talk, I will argue for considering “people-in-the-loop” as central to AI for both pragmatic and cognitive science reasons, present some fundamental scientific questions this teamwork stance raises, and describe research by my group on computational models of collaboration and their use in supporting health-care coordination.

Additional Spring Retreat Meeting

February 27, 2017

Hi CHPers!! Don’t miss out on camping, hiking, roasting s’mores, stargazing, and much more by attending CHP’s annual Spring Retreat! This year we’re going to Joshua Tree during the first weekend of Spring Quarter: Saturday April 8th to Sunday April 9th!

Since we want to give everyone the opportunity to come to retreat, we are hosting another Retreat Information Session. The session will be this Friday, March 3rd from 2:00-2:30 p.m. in the Locus! Please remember that attending a session is mandatory in order to attend retreat.

Volunteer at Honors Experience Day!

February 27, 2017

Do you remember talking to CHP students at Honors Experience Day?  This year’s Honors Experience Day will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017. It is UCI’s largest recruiting event for outstanding students who will graduate from high school in June. It gives UC Irvine faculty, students and staff the opportunity to tell honors recruits and their parents about what UCI has to offer highly qualified and ambitious students. Our guests hear from faculty, students and staff concerning the CHP and UCI. After the info session, schools hold recruitment events, where students learn what is offered in their major subjects. Following the school sessions, there will be housing tours available.

This event is not possible without the help of volunteers like you!  Sign up to volunteer and make a difference for future anteaters.

Please click here to fill out the Honors Experience Day volunteer survey.

The deadline to sign up is 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 5.

Office Hour Updates

February 27, 2017

CHP PAA Christine will have two additional office hours this week only! Thursday (3/2) – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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