STEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

 

Society of Women Engineers Exploring Technology (SWEET) Special Event for 6th-8th Graders

Website: http://www.swesandiego.org/sweet-2016.html

Click here for Event Flyer

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016, Time: 12:00 - 4:30 pm

Location: University of San Diego (5998 Alcala Park)

There is a corresponding event for parents and educators that occurs at the same time.

Fee for each event:  $7, includes drink & snack

Click here to register. You must register by Wednesday, April 20th.

 

The San Diego Professional Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-San Diego) is hosting an exciting opportunity for middle school girls to learn about science and technology careers. The annual program, Society of Women Engineers Exploring Technology (SWEET), features four exciting science-based activities where the girls will learn to think like an engineer in a hands-on environment.  This year's theme is 'The Nature of Engineering' and explores how engineers can utilize nature as a model for solving engineering problems, in addition to discovering how engineering can help keep our planet healthy.

While the girls are actively engaged in the SWEET, their adult influencers are given the opportunity to attend a parallel program, called the SWEET Parent and Educators Program (PEP). This is an educational program for Parents and Educators that will help sustain the girls’ STEM interests long after the activity day is over. The workshop features information on college admissions, a live panel of professional and collegiate in STEM fields, and information on breaking the stereotypes normally associated with the jobs and professionals in STEM fields. Teachers, parents, and anyone who works with girls are welcome.
 

Young Architects Summer Camps

For Middle chool Students: July 18-22, 2016

Click here for flyer.

To register:  https://lajollahistory.org/education/young-architects-registration/

 

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

Website: http://www.sansmf.org/

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:

https://hourofcode.com/us

https://code.org/learn

https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/

https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode

http://www.apple.com/retail/code/?cid=wwa-us-kwg-features

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/imagine/HoC

https://code.org/mc

 

 

More Information About the Hour of Code initiative by Code.org

Website: http://code.org/learn

Ages: All

In one hour, students (and teachers) can learn that computer science is fun, easy, and accessible at all ages. Launched in 2013, Code.org® 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

Website: http://kids.frontiersin.org/

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.

 

 

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

Article: http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/09/03/pixar-in-a-box-teaches-math-through-real-animation-challenges/

Website: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/

Ages: All

 

 

San Diego WetLab FREE Biology and Molecular Biology Classes 

Website: http://wetlab.org/

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 sdwetlabcoordinator@gmail.com

 

STEAM Channel by UCTV

Website: http://www.uctv.tv/steam AND https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/steam-channel-video/id986153755?mt=10

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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