At the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, science fairs are on everyone’s mind at the moment.
The program hosted its first-ever Science Showcase, where SLI’s 9th & 10th grade cohorts showcased 45 science projects. Over 24 judges from industry and education backgrounds visited students’ displays and spoke with them about their research and findings. (more…)
Students attending the Learning by Giving reception.
Learning by Giving is partnering with the 49ers Foundation and SLI to implement a pilot program aimed to teach students the art and business of philanthropic giving. All juniors will go through an accelerated month long intensive of experiential philanthropy; they will participate in experiential learning by studying nonprofits and giving away a total of $20,000 to their identified choice of cause. In their senior year, one participating student who successfully completes SLI and the Learning by Giving course is eligible for a full ride scholarship should they earn admission to UC Berkeley or Stanford. (more…)
Last week SLI 9th graders visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The day-long field trip included a hands-on “Discovery Lab” seminar given specifically for our students, where students learned about the biodiversity of the kelp forrest
“The kelp forests of Monterey Bay are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth. What is biodiversity and why is it important? Through hands-on animal observations, students consider the important ecological roles played by myriad interconnected kelp forest organisms. Students also consider ways kelp forest biodiversity impacts people.” (www.montereybayaquarium.org) (more…)
STEMATIX, a completely student-run and student-written magazine, has produced its fourth issue with articles from SLI middle and high school students. This issue’s theme centers around global warming and environmental issues.
“It was a wonderful experience that really helped me expand my knowledge of artificial intelligence and user interface” — SLI 9th grader
On August 19th, two teams of SLI 9th & 10th graders represented Santa Clara High School in the MindX AI Innovation Contest. Co-sponsored by Cupertino Library Foundation, Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) and Silicon Valley Community United, the two-day event hosted eight teams from china and fourteen teams from local communities, including Cupertino, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Saragota. (more…)
It felt really honest and genuine and a great outlook of Stanford from viewpoints we [could] relate with.
Every summer, as a part of SLI summer session, each grade attends a different field trip. The 7th graders go to the Exploratorium; the 8th graders visit the California Academy of Sciences; the 9th graders explore the Computer History Museum; and the 10th grades tour NASA Ames Center. And for the first time this year, 11th grades got a curated visit and tour of Stanford University, as an introduction to the concept of college tours and their education goals post-graduation. (more…)