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Young Architects Summer Camps

For High School Students: July 25-29, 2016

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Each summer the La Jolla Historical Society hosts a week-long summer camp to introduce Middle and High School students to the principles of architecture and its role in the building of the community. This program, designed by architects and educators, combines guided tours with hands-on drawing, modeling, and computer workshops to explore the breadth of architectural styles represented in La Jolla.

Session 1: Middle School, July 18-22, 2016
Session 2: High School, July 25-29, 2016

The program is organized and taught by volunteer practicing architects in La Jolla and San Diego. La Jolla architect Laura DuCharme-Conboy, AIA, LEED AP, is leading the two session series. Classes run daily Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Space is limited. Tuition is $650.


STEAM Maker Festival


Date: Dec. 3rd, 2016


The STEAM Maker Festival is a one of a kind event designed to bridge the gap between school based STEAM programs and the MAKER Movement. Over 120 booths, displays and presentations will showcase local school programs, crafters, makers and the people and companies that are driving the next wave of creative technologies.  The San Diego STEAM Maker Fest is an annual event every December here in San Diego.


Expect to see local and national companies that have brought along their marvels and watch as your child’s aspirations grow. These are specifically chosen businesses and charities that will provide a unique hands on experience for all visitors.  Every vendor is providing an activity or demonstration to enjoy.  Plus meet charities making a difference in children’s lives.

​STEAM Maker Festival! A celebration for all-ages, a gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.  The San Diego STEAM Maker festival combines a maker expo with S.T.E.A.M. Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) to create a unique educational festival for kids and adults alike.


Computer Science Education Week - Hour of Code

Dates: Dec 7th to the 13th (but resources are available on an ongoing basis)

Ages: All

The Hour of Code is a Global movement reaching students in 180+ countries. It is an hour-long introduction to computer programming designed to demystify coding and show students that everyone can learn the basics. Many organizations have crafted several custom-made tutorials for students that require no prior experience.. We encourage all students in La Jolla to join this effort and learn to code! Check out the resources on these websites:


Additional Info About the Hour of Code initiative by


Ages: All

In one hour, students (and teachers) can learn that computer science is fun, easy, and accessible at all ages. Launched in 2013,® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.


Frontiers for Young Minds - Science Edited for Kids, By Kids


Ages: 8-15+

Frontiers for Young Minds provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers.


UCSD Mentor Assistance Program (MAP)


Ages: High School Students

Important Dates:

  • September 1, 2015: MAP Application Process Opens to High School Students (grades 10-12)

  • September 30, 2015: MAP Student Applications Deadline

  • November 2015 – May 2016: Period of Mentoring


UC San Diego’s Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) is a new campus-wide program, which will engage high school students in a mentoring relationship with an expert from a vast array of disciplines, from History, Marine Physical Sciences and Nanoengineering to Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Athletics and Computer Science.  MAP’s mission is to provide a pathway for student researchers to gain access to UCSD faculty, post doctoral fellows and staff to mentor students in their own field of interest (i.e. independent study, class projects or Science Fair projects). Students may choose to communicate with a mentor over email or may indicate their interest to visit the mentor’s lab or work environment. MAP is an opportunity for students to take the first step into a potential career path. MAP students will build an early foundation for success in their academic career


Pixar in a Box Animation Challenges (in partnership with Kahn Academy for Teaching Math Concepts)



Ages: All



San Diego WetLab FREE Biology and Molecular Biology Classes 


The Wet Lab offers classes & workshops to anyone who is interested to learn about biology and molecular biology. There are workshops on the first Tuesday of each month at the La Jolla Library, as well as monthly lectures at the Central Library downtown. Click here to check our website calendar for upcoming classes and events. If you would like to attend, please contact:  Laura Jordan, The Wet Lab Public Outreach Director


STEAM Channel by UCTV

Website: AND

Grades: K-16

The STEAM Channel is a hub for educators, industry leaders, policy makers and students looking for research and best practices in integrating arts into traditional STEM education. Talks, demonstrations, and documentaries showcase the value of adding the A to STEM.


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