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…)
The 49ers and the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) were featured in an article on the Sports Techie website by Tom Taylor. He discusses the Hackathon that occurred last week in association with the Beyond Innovation:(more…)
49ers STEM Leadership Institute is a program of Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF), which helped to run a Mock Interview Extravaganza. Robert Salonga recently wrote about this event in Mercury News:(more…)
This week Santa Clara High School’s journalism class was featured on KQED Radio’s Youth Takeover, including work from three 10th grade students from the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute. Samantha & Vincent did a piece about libraries interviewing Emma (another SLI 10th grader), and Sam spoke about public speaking. To listen to their stories, you can visit the KQED site here; or scroll through the list below to listen to their pieces.