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  • Design a Deep Sea Treasure

    Posted by Jeff Adkins on 6/25/2018 1:00:00 AM

    Design a Deep-Sea Treasure

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    We have launched a ‘Design a Deep-Sea Treasure’ competition! This is a unique design challenge for students all over the world, that we are running exclusively through HeroX. We are looking for students 12 to 18 years old to help us design an object to be placed on the seafloor as part of a high-tech underwater Treasure Hunt, for the finalist teams to find in the last round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE.

    Participants must submit a design concept as well as a short description (up to 500 words) and a video describing their design. Up to $25k in prizes are available for grabs in multiple categories, with awards for the winning student submissions AND their schools! This is a competition open internationally, and we are extremely excited to see what amazing designs and ideas come from all the creative young minds out there--the possibilities are endless!

    Help us spread the word to the students and schools in your communities and networks! To learn more about this imagination-provoking competition, including details on guidelines, eligibility, and judging criteria, please visit the competition website.

    Hurry! Deadline to submit a design is Tuesday, 3 July 11:59 GMT. All Winners (Grand Prize, Second and Third Prizes) will be announced on 31 July 2018.


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  • Girls in Tech

    Posted by Jeff Adkins on 5/15/2018 10:30:00 AM

    Girls In Tech:

    Please consider passing along these opportunities that focus on encouraging girls in High School and Middle School to embrace tech and STEM careers.

    Youth Summer Academy:

    For Grades 9-12 at Folsom Lake College, the camp focuses on programming and engineering, participants will earn certificates:

    • IT Girls 1: ($385) Two-week session (June 4-15) 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. (noon) Monday – Friday, class focuses on programming Linkbot robots using Blocky programming. (and allow students to take a deep dive into programming and engineering.  Students finish the camps with certificates and up to four-weeks of mentored experience in Python programming.
    • IT Girls 2: ($385) Two-week session (June 18-29) 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. (noon) Monday – Friday,
      • Prerequisite: Students must have one of the following before registering for IT Girls 2-
        • IT Girls 1 Certificate
        • WCC camp certificate
        • Basic Knowledge of Python programming
      • This class will focus on programming Linkbots with Python programming and will cover input/output routines, decision structures, flow control, functions, file processing, data structures and introduce objects.
    • To get details and register see www.harriscenter.net (click on the Arts Ed tab and scroll down to Youth Summer Academy) or emailflc-ysa@flc.losrios.edu  

    Girls In Robotics Leadership Camp:

    For Grades 7-8 (FREE) using the successful C-STEM system approach using robotics-based curriculum, at UC Davis,

    • A one-week camp (June 18-22) from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M, Dr. Harry Cheng C-STEM Girl Camp Director
      • The Camp will inspire girls to embrace STEM subjects and take leadership roles in Tech. The program will focus on the elements Robotics, Engineering Principles, Programming in RoboBlocky & Ch/C/C++, Film Production, & Women in Information Communications Technology.
      • Keynote Speaker Peggy Johnson will speak to participants about her experience as a female leader in tech at Microsoft. Peggy works as Executive VP of Business Development and was named as a leading engineer by Business Insider.
      • More information see: http://c-stem.ucdavis.edu/GIRL/ , Apply: email Miriam Gemmell at girlcamp@c-stem.ucdavis.edu

    SPLASH – Secure Programming Logic Aimed at Students in High School (online via Towson U. in Maryland)

    For High School Juniors and Seniors, an 8-week online course that teaches students cyber-secure programming, students receive fourcollege credits upon completion:

    • 8 weeks ($250) online course (June 25th – August 17th) Application deadline May 15th

    o   Combines teaching programming tasks like creating algorithms and using control structures (sequence, decisions, loops) and functions with secure computing concepts like integer error, input validation, buffer overflow, and the Secure Software Development Lifecycle to meet current computer programming standards necessary to protect systems from hackers.

    o   More information and application atwww.towson.edu/splash

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  • summer STEM camps

    Posted by Jeff Adkins on 4/24/2018

     Thank you for your interest in the Contra Costa Economic Partnership STEM summer camps! 

    Registration is now open for all the summer camps. Please visit our page athttps://www.ccpartnership.org/summer-camps to begin the registration process.

    Please note: Dates for the Environmental Engineering Summer camp have changed. The new dates for this camp are: July 30-August 3.

    Please carefully read the instructions for the registration process for the Engineering, Construction & Manufacturing camp, and the Environmental Engineering camp. Registration for these two camps will go through Diablo Valley College and require an extra step of registering at DVC. This step is fully explained on the website.

    Again, we appreciate your support of our STEM Summer Camp series.

    Best regards,

    Janice Fujii

    STEM Initiative Administrator

    Contra Costa Economic Partnership

    1615 Bonanza St., Suite 324

    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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  • Maker Day: ICC

    Posted by Jeff Adkins on 3/24/2018 1:00:00 AM

    Dear Emily,

    Please share this information with your juniors and seniors interested in the Maker Movement!


    The Maker Faire's first Industry, Career and College Day (ICC), hosted in partnership with Cornell University'sCollege of Engineering, is occurring on Friday May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT at the San Mateo County Event Center. The ICC is designed to give 11th and 12th grade high school students an opportunity to explore career paths and education opportunities related to Making. Students will meet representatives from startups, companies, and colleges and universities from across the Bay Area and beyond. A range of different speakers will share insights into their journeys navigating college choices and finding their career unique paths. 

    When: May 18, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PDT
    : Maker Faire Industry Career and College Day

    Where: San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403

    Pre-registration required. The event is free for 11th and 12th grade high school students. Space is limited so interested students should registeras soon as possible.

    The ICC will be followed by the Bay Area Maker Faire occurring on May 18, 19 & 20. Please note that, while the ICC event is free and open to your students, the Bay Area Maker Faire has an admission entrance fee.

    Whether you and your students can join us at Maker Faire or not, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to speed on Cornell Engineering and on what our innovators are doing on campus and around the globe.


    Cornell Engineering

    Cornell Engineering | Cornell University

    102 Hollister Hall | Ithaca, NY 14853 | Phone: 607.255.5008

    engr_admissions@cornell.edu * www.engineering.cornell.edu/admissions 

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  • Summer STEM camps

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  • BATS event

    Posted by Jeff Adkins on 3/20/2018 4:00:00 AM

    Please help us spread the word about the upcoming Bay Area Teen Science (B.A.T.S.) Teen Career Conference!  This annual event for 8th -12th grade students is the perfect opportunity for Bay Area teens to meet and discuss their interests in STEM with undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and STEM industry and education professionals. They'll also gain valuable insights and tips about college and career preparation. The event takes place at the San Francisco Zoo and registration is FREE and includes lunch and Zoo admission!

    Registration is required at bit.ly/2018TCC.

    The full schedule and continuous updates on all presenters at this year’s conference will be posted athttp://bayareateenscience.org/TeenCareerConference

    Please also help circulate the attached flyer.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

    With much appreciation!


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  • Mini University field trip

    Posted by Jeff Adkins on 2/9/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Dear Faculty and Teachers,

    The UC Berkeley Society of Women Engineers invites you to send your students, free of charge, to Mini University Spring 2018! This free program consists of a simulated day in the life of a UC Berkeley engineering student which will include lab and campus tours, hands-on activities, and guest speakers scaled to the abilities of high school students. Mini-U will be held on Friday, March 23rd from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the UC Berkeley campus. All costs of the program, including lunch, are covered. Transportation to the campus will not be provided.

    Mini-U is open to students of all genders and we encourage students from first-generation, low-income, and/or minority backgrounds to apply! It would be especially beneficial to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders considering majoring in science, tech, engineering, and math related fields.

    Students may attend independently or as a group with their school.

    We would appreciate it if you could promote this program to your students by distributing the link to apply and the description above! If conditions allow, please consider giving them an excused absence if they choose to attend.

    Application Link: https://tinyurl.com/SWEminiu2018

    The deadline to apply is Friday, March 16th. Spots are limited and applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis but priority will be given to students from underserved communities.Please ask your students to apply only if they are sure that they can attend!

    If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us through email atswe.miniu@gmail.com. I hope that Mini-University will be an exciting experience for your students!

    Natali Gallegos

    Mini University Coordinator

    UC Berkeley SWE

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  • PLTW Opportunities

    Posted by Jeff Adkins on 2/8/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Here's a great list of student internship and job learning opportunities. 

    PLTW Internship List

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  • EarthKam opportunity to access space probe images of Earth

    Posted by Jeff Adkins on 2/7/2018 12:55:00 PM
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    Sally Ride EarthKAM @ Space Camp's 60th Mission is open for registration. 

    This be will EarthKAM's 60th week-long mission and the first of 2018! Mission 60 runs February 20 through February 26. Mission sign up is available and orbits will be published by Thursday, February 15.  Educators can sign up and get their class involved up to the day of the orbit. Requested images should be available within 24 hours of the orbit. If you are looking for a project to do with the images, look at our activities page for some great ideas that incorporate the images. 

    For more information on how to make an image request take a look at our User Guide.

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  • National Youth Science Camp

    Posted by Jeff Adkins on 2/7/2018 12:45:00 PM

    January 17, 2018

    Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals:


    The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce applications are open for the 2018 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) for high-achieving, science- oriented students.

    Operated by the National Youth Science Foundation, the NYSC is a residential science education honors program for two graduating high school students from each state. The NYSC is offered at no cost to participants. All educational and recreational programming as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge to the delegates.

    The NYSC is held in the Monongahela National Forest near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, and depart on Saturday, July 21, 2018. More information is available on the NYSC Web site at https://nysf.smapply.io/.

    The completed application and supporting materials must be submitted online at https://nysf.smapply.io/ by Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 6 p.m. EST.

    To be eligible for consideration, an applicant:

    • Must be a candidate for high school graduation between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.

    • Must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences.

    • Must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school and community activities.

    • Must demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits.

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    • Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.

    Selection criteria include demonstrated achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and participation in school and community activities, with leadership potential.

    As part of the NYSC program, scientists from across the nation present lectures and hands-on science seminars and linger to interact informally with student delegates. Delegates are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, art, and music with resident staff members.

    Opportunities are provided for delegates to present seminars covering their own areas of interest and research. A visit to Washington D.C. permits delegates to visit some of the nation’s premier scientific, governmental, and cultural facilities. The NYSC experience includes overnight expeditions into the Monongahela National Forest featuring backpacking, rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, and kayaking opportunities.

    If you have any questions about the NYSC program, please contact Dina Fong, Communications Division, by phone at 916-319-0551 or by e-mail at dfong@cde.ca.gov.

    I encourage you to share this unique opportunity with your students. Sincerely,

    Tom Torlakson TT:ko

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