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Quarter at Aggie Square celebrates experiential opportunities for students

“I delayed graduation to do Quarter at Aggie Square, hoping it was a worthwhile use of my time and money. And luckily it was!”  Amrit Bains, a UC Davis senior, said about her experience, at the program’s year-end celebration. She also discussed the impact of students working closely with faculty and one another as her favorite highlight of the program.

Cultivating Change Through the Quarter at Aggie Square Plants, People and the Planet Experience

In the fall of 2023, a group of seven students took part in UC Davis' Quarter at Aggie Square program called Plants, People, and the Planet. This program provided a unique combination of experiential learning opportunities, community engagement, and coursework, the students explored the multifaceted dimensions of sustainable living and environmental stewardship. 

2024 Advancing Health Care Equity Speaker Series

Inequities in health care delivery mean that many people who most need health care have limited or no access to it. Race, socioeconomic and employment status, mental health issues, gender and sexual orientation can all impact patients’ access and experiences.

10 students, 1 quarter, 2 inventions

Not long after Quarter at Aggie Square launched in fall 2020, students quickly found success through the immersive, undergraduate academic experience. Some participants were admitted to prestigious graduate programs and others earned competitive internship opportunities. This year, one team of undergraduates found success by creating not one, but two innovations as a result of their Experience last fall.

Immersed in Education

This article originally appeared in UC Davis Magazine. Original Article

Quarter at Aggie Square “is changing the way students experience their education,” according to Angela Taylor ’96.

Taylor, program coordinator for QAS, added, “Undergraduates participating in QAS have the ability to get in front of faculty in an intimate way. They know your name, get to know you and your interests on a micro level.”

Transformative Justice Studies Takes Off in Oak Park

After launching remotely during the pandemic, Quarter at Aggie Square’s immersive learning experiences are meeting in Sacramento this fall. Transformative Justice Studies in Sacramento and Biomedical Engineering at the Health Campus are taking full advantage of the opportunity to meet in person. "The programs were immersive from the first day,” said program coordinator Angela Taylor.

Quarter at Aggie Square: Innovation Hub Kicks Off with Undergraduate Courses

Eleven third-year biomedical engineering UC Davis students were welcomed into the inaugural Biomedical Engineering in Sacramento experience offered through the Quarter at Aggie Square (QAS) Program this fall by Diana Farmer, chair of the surgery department, and Allison Brashear, Dean of the School of Medicine, two of the champions of the collaboration with UC Davis, Aggie Square and the Medical Center. The QAS program is an immersive academic experience program that brings UC Davis undergraduate students to Sacramento to benefit from learning at the health campus and surrounding area.

QAS Announces "Health Care Politics and Policy at the Seat of State Government"

Postponed to Fall 2022. Learn more here.

A new Quarter at Aggie Square experience will introduce undergraduate students to the complex relationship between government and health care through interdisciplinary coursework and internships in Sacramento.

Launching Winter 2022, the latest curriculum to join the UC Davis - Sacramento collaboration will bring students to the California’s capitol to learn how political decisions can influence the delivery of health care.