GirlTECH San Diego Multiplication Program

UCSD’s GirlTECH program, hosted by the San Diego Supercomputer Center, aims to encourage young women to learn and apply computational thinking and coding skills.

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What’s New for Fall?

Fun Fall Workshops Coming Mid-October 2020

Our summer programs have ended but don’t worry! We are hard at work planning STEM workshops for the fall! Whether you are a high school student interested in computer science, tables de multiplication a imprimer or a third grader who wants to learn robotics or maybe a middle school student who loves science, we hope to have something for all of you.

Current Fall 2020 Workshops and Events

For High School Students

Computer Science Test Preparation: Gain the Knowledge and Skills Needed to Pass the May 15, 2020 AP Computer Science Exam – Enrollment Closed
Saturdays, October 14, 2020 – May 5, 2020 (10 Class Sessions), 9:00am-3:00pm

ABLE Leadership Workshop for High School Students
Saturday, December 9, 2020 – 9:00am-12:00pm, SDSC Auditorium

For more information, please visit the ABLE page. This event is open to ABLE students only.

For Middle School Students

More workshops and fun coming in the new year.

Exciting Partnerships to Give YOU More Learning Opportunities

The San Diego Supercomputer Center’s GirlTECH program is partnering with Expanding Your Horizons of San Diego, part of a national program of conferences designed to inspire girls in grades 6-10 to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities in STEM fields. Last year, EYH expanded their program to support the growing needs of our community in engaging young women in science, technology, education and math. EYH now includes the annual EYH conference for girls in grades 6-10, a Teen STEM café program for girls in grades 10-12 designed to engage students with working STEM professionals throughout the school year, and a network for undergraduate women that are pursuing careers in STEM. Coupled with SDSC’s broad range of summer programs, its Grace’s Coding Club for middle school students and its two high school internship programs, our collaborative mission to engage young women in STEM is bigger than ever!

Be Inspired: UCSD Students Discuss Their Interest in Computer Science

Watch current UCSD undergraduate students discuss their interest in computer science, what drove them to study computer science in college and how high school and community college prepared them for success.

Computer Science Bi-Weekly News

For Students

How I discovered six pioneering women who helped create modern computers — and why we should never forget them

When I was a college student in the mid-1980s, I discovered something important about myself: I loved to program and I loved programming projects. But there was one problem. As I continued taking computer-science courses, I noticed that the number of women dropped dramatically. By the time I reached the advanced classes, there were just one or two women in the classroom — including me. I wondered, Did women belong in computing? Did we have any role models? To read further, please visit

Expansion of AP computer science courses draws more girls and minorities

Ten years ago, girls were so scarce in high school computer science classes that the number of female students taking Advanced Placement tests in that subject could be counted on one hand in nine states. In five others, there were none. Latino and African American students were also in short supply, a problem that has bedeviled educators for years and hindered efforts to diversify the high-tech workforce. To read further, please visit

Girl Scouts earn merit badges for coding

A 2012 study from the Girl Scout Research Institute found that 74 percent of teen girls are interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields, but the perceived gender barriers to study in those areas make it difficult for girls to find paths to those traditionally male-dominated jobs. To read further, please visit

Legislature debates expanding computer science in high schools

Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana’s burgeoning tech sector say offering all high school students the chance to take a computer science course could be key to filling the pipeline of workers for the growing number of tech jobs. A Senate bill moving through the General Assembly would require all Indiana public schools to include computer science in their K-12 curriculum and require high schools to offer it as an elective course by 2021. Holcomb included the proposal in his 2020 legislative agenda. The bill’s author, Sen. Jeff Raatz, R-Centerville, said he wants to “make sure students have the computer-savvy skills to compete in the workforce today” and “help put the spotlight on the needs for the future.” To read further, please visit

Innovator to Innovator: Apple CEO Tim Cook Interviewed by High School Senior Rebecca Kahn

Inspired by the upcoming 2020 AiC Award celebrations, Apple and NCWIT present a new series of personal essays and stories of innovation, as told by NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community members by way of conversations with Apple executives. The link below takes you to the inaugural edition of “Innovator to Innovator,” where NCWIT AiC Community members have the opportunity to talk with Apple executives about their personal philosophies, past experiences, and pivotal influencers — and to discuss their shared mission to increase the meaningful participation of women in computing. To read further, please

Falling Behind Inside Higher Ed

Job growth in the computing field is far outstripping the supply of students earning bachelor’s degrees in computer science and similar disciplines, according to a new report from the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. “Strains on educational institutions are significant,” the report says. “There is a growing sense of an impending crisis in many universities.” The academies recommend colleges and universities consider channeling more resources into computer science departments to address professors’ mounting workloads, while also teaching courses creatively with more emphasis on technology for “high-quality instruction.” To read further, please visit

A New Spotlight for the FIRST® Community

Introducing FIRST® Stories: our new showcase of narratives from members of the FIRST community. FIRST Stories features profiles on innovation, transformation, and more. Read how FIRST redefines students’ idea of success, how FIRST provides opportunity to those who need it most, or share your own FIRST story.

UC San Diego Computer Scientist Welcomes New Jobs Partnership with Tech San Diego

A new initiative in San Diego will help find more interns and full-time employees for technology companies from among students in college or getting ready to graduate. The non-profit organization Tech San Diego announced that it is boosting regional talent efforts by hiring a director for its recently-launched University Talent Initiative. The effort starts out as a partnership with the University of California San Diego to improve the local talent pipeline, from talent access to internships, research and collaborations, while building tools to help local companies find qualified workers. UC San Diego is the pilot university for the University Talent Initiative, which is primarily funded by a grant from the Legler Benbough Foundation. The non-profit Tech San Diego plans to develop relationships with key faculty in the Jacobs School of Engineering as well as key student organizations. Case in point: Tech San Diego already has an agreement with the UC San Diego Data Science Club to highlight the growing data science and analytics cluster. Tech San Diego plans to hold on-campus events at UC San Diego to offer a mix of compelling and career-helpful activities that highlight the regional tech economy. The organization has also implemented a new student event initiative to allow UC San Diego students to attend select Tech San Diego events. To read further, please visit

EYH Cafe: Science of Self Defense Workshop
The EYH Café is a program for girls in grades 10-12, and is designed to bring to light the science, technology, engineering and math found in everyday life. Their engaging hands-on workshops are paired with a fun social setting, and located in North San Diego County.

Details of the first workshop for the 2020 season are available here!

ABLE Program: UCSD Women in Computing’s (WIC) Girl’s Day Out!
Open to All ABLE High School Participants, UCSD Women in Computing’s (WIC) Girl’s Day Out! on May 26, 2020 is a chance for high school girls in the San Diego area interested in computer science to network with current students, meet UCSD faculty, attend workshops, tour labs, and more.

2020 Summer Workshops and Events Registration Now Open!
Workshops are open to students in elementary, middle and high school. Please see each individual workshop description, as some workshops are specific to high school students only.

UCSD Anita Borg Leadership and Engagement (ABLE) Program
An Innovative New Mentoring Program for High School Students Interested in Computer Science and Engineering!

For Educators

U.S. tests strategies to interest girls in computer science

As the technology sector works to solve its diversity problem it must grapple with a puzzle: why fewer women studying computer science? Today, less than 20 per cent of computer science graduates in the US are female, compared with more than a third in the mid-1980s. To read further, please visit

3 reasons to learn to code in 2020

2020 is nearly upon us, and if you’re like most, you’ve spent some time considering how you’re going to ring the new year in strong. Of course, there are the tried and true resolutions, like shaving off a few pounds or saving up the cash to travel abroad. While these goals are certainly positive (and maybe a tad ambitious), they can fall through the cracks if you’re not careful. To read further, please visit

Middle school students see computer-coding lessons take flight

As a teacher, you know you’re doing something right when your students are so excited about what they’re learning that they beg to stay after the bell rings. That’s the situation Howard Schulz, a technology teacher at McManus Middle School in Linden, found himself in recently when his students applied what they were learning in his computer coding class to flying drones. To read further, please visit

4 Ways to Truly Expand #CSforAll

Despite continued debate over what “computer science” encompasses, politicians, corporations, non-profits, school leaders, teachers and families have all been pushing to teach more of it in U.S. schools. Unfortunately, supply hasn’t kept up with demand. According to a 2016 poll by Gallup and Google, more than 90 percent of parents think computer science is a good use of school resources, but less than half of schools offer even a single class. Although an improvement from previous years, this still pales in comparison with the emphasis on so-called core subjects like math and reading. To read further, please visit

North Dakota Education Department Partners with Microsoft for More Computer Science Classes

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is partnering with Microsoft to expand computer science offerings. On Monday, State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced schools can participate in a Microsoft program called Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, or TEALS, which pairs professionals in computer science fields with classroom instructors to offer computer science education. To read further, please visit

Google CEO: Tech education Should be More Than Just Coding

Coding is a vital component of tech education, but it won’t be enough to sustain the next generation of workers. With a rapidly evolving tech world, employees will require continuous training in basic digital skills, according to Sundar Pichai. The Google chief executive explains in an opinion piece published Thursday by NBC News THINK that the notion of getting a traditional education that will provide a lifetime of job skills is a remnant of yesteryear. To read further, please visit

UCSD Computer Scientist Wins 2020 MacArthur Fellows Honors

The MacArthur Foundation recently announced its 2020 MacArthur Fellows – 24 individuals whose achievements show “exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishments, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work.” The MacArthur Fellows program grants each recipient a no-strings attached stipend of $625,000 in order to support his or her own creative and professional ambitions. The program features scientists, artists, historians, and writers. The 2020 Fellows class features two computer scientists: Regina Barzilay, Delta Electronics professor and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stefan Savage, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Stefan Savage Dr. Savage researches cybersecurity and cyber crime, using an interdisciplinary method that considers the economic and social context of crime, in addition to technological solutions. One of Dr. Savage’s projects focused on email spam – rather than try to prevent spam emails, he focused on preventing profitability. After finding that a small number of banks were involved in processing these transactions, the various stakeholders were able to track and shut down these bank accounts. Dr. Savage was also a recent participant in the CCC workshop series on Sociotechnical Cybersecurity. Learn more about why the MacArthur Foundation chose these two accomplished computer scientists and read about all the remarkable MacArthur Fellows by visiting

Expanding Computer Science in Schools is a Bipartisan Opportunity

The Hill
A bipartisan idea is a rare creature in Washington these days, but there is one issue that brings the parties together: the need to expand computer science education in America’s schools. President Obama proposed spending an additional $4 billion, and President Trump released a more modest proposal. But despite these efforts, schools are still waiting for additional funding. That’s a shame because computer science skills hold the keys to economic opportunity for students. Just as important, the benefits don’t just accrue to students themselves. Rather, these are competencies that will be increasingly important to American competitiveness in the 21st century. To read further, please visit

California Voters Strongly Back Expanded K-12 Science and Computer Education, Poll Shows

Californians overwhelmingly support expanding science and computer education starting in elementary school, according to a Berkeley IGS/EdSource poll. The online survey of 1,200 registered voters in California found that 87 percent favored schools putting “greater emphasis on integrating science as part of the entire public school curriculum.” Although by far the majority of respondents said they had never heard of the Next Generation Science Standards, the new science standards adopted by the state in 2013, 68 percent support the concept once the standards were described to them. The poll was conducted from late August to early September. To read further, please visit

An MIT Media Lab startup is creating beautiful wooden toys to teach children the basics of coding

Kimberly Smith was a master’s student in the MIT Media Lab’s social computing group when she first began dreaming up wooden toys to teach children how to code. At the time, the lab was looking into small-scale solutions in education, agriculture, and transportation “that would make cities stronger and better and more livable,” says Smith. “These were things like small-scale parklets or micro permaculture farms.” The idea was to “use the small scale model to affect big change.” While working on a project to create a new model for education, Smith, who comes from a design background, grew fascinated with the Montessori method. The century-old, child-led approach focuses on fostering a child’s natural curiosity through tactile objects and play sets designed to teach concepts like object permanence, decimal numbers, and world geography. Within these sculpture-like materials, Smith found the inspiration for what would become her venture, To read further, please visit


Summer Workshops and Events 2020

CaptureSummer Camps, Workshops and Events
June 18 -August 17, 2020
Summer 2020 will be a great summer filled with fun and learning at the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. With over 30 workshops to choose from, summer offerings include robotics, prototyping, animation creation, programming, android app development, earth science, the study of sharks, skateboard creation and much more! Workshops are open to students in elementary, middle and high school. Please see each individual workshop description, as some workshops are specific to high school students only. We look forward to seeing you this summer!


As classes fill, they will be removed from this webpage.

As of May 25, 2020, we will not allow class transfers (ie: moving from one class to another class after registering). The number of requests has made the process cumbersome and no longer feasible.:

PLEASE NOTE: When registering, you may sign your student up for courses based on the grade the student will enter in the fall. You may also register your student for the grade he/she is currently attending.

A Quick Look at 2020 Summer Planning
Summer 2020 programs will be announced and registration will open on
February 15, 2020.

2020 Summer StudentTECH Programs – June 18- August 17, 2020, 8:30am-3:00pm daily for 6th-12th grade courses.

2020 Summer StudentTECH Junior Programs – June 18 – August 3, 2020, 9:00am-2:30pm daily for 3rd-5th grade courses.

What’s New for 2020

Summer Workshops Listed by Week
June 18-22, 2020
Create Amazing Apps with a Simple Drag, Drop and Tap! Learning MIT App Inventor!
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Instructor: Ruth Maas, Retired Educator, Steele Canyon High School
Grade Level: 3-5
Course fee: $275.00

June 25-29, 2020
Learn to Create Apps for Your Android Device
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Instructor: Joe Pistone, Retired Educator, Sweetwater Unified School District
Grade Level: 9-12
Course fee: $275.00
A World of Wonder: How Butterflies, Birds and Native Plants Get Along
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Instructor: Ann Marie Wellhouse, Learning Technologist and Curriculum Developer
Grade Level: 3-5
Course fee: $275.00
MIT App Inventor: Creating Apps and Games at Your Fingertips!
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Instructor: Sean Gullikson, Cajon Valley School District
Grade Level: 7-10
Course fee: $275.00

July 16-20, 2020
Design and Build Your Own Custom Skateboard for High School Students
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Instructor: Beau Trifiro, Founder, Open Source Skateboards, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Grade Level: 10-12
Course fee: $320.00 (includes all materials but wheels)

Earth Science and Engineering at Its Best! Putting the Road You Built to the Test!
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Instructor: Ann Marie Wellhouse, Learning Technologist and Curriculum Designer
Grade Level: 3-5
Course fee: $275.00
Creating Really Cool Websites with Google Sites
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Instructor: Michael Senise, Montgomery Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
Course fee: $275.00
Have a Positive Impact on Your World Through the Power of Social Media, Biomedical Data and Maps
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Instructor: CorriAnne Burgess, Kearny High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Course fee: $137.50

July 23-27, 2020
Learn to Animate (and Program!) Using Scratch
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Instructor: Ruth Maas, Retired Educator, Steele Canyon High School
Grade Level: 3-5
Course fee: $275.00
July 30-August 3, 2020
Have Fun Learning to Code by Making Games with Unity”
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Instructor: Jeffrey Yee, Mission Vista High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Course fee: $275.00
August 6-10, 2020
Learn to Create Amazing Apple Apps That Will Impress Your Friends: Discover the iOS Programming Environment and the Swift Programming Language
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Instructor: Joe Pistone, Retired Educator, Sweetwater Unified School District
Grade Level: 9-12
Course fee: $275.00
Designing and Prototyping with TinkerCAD
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Instructor: Michael Senise, Science Teacher, Montgomery Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
Course fee: $275.00
August 13-17, 2020
Advanced Robotics Lab: Dream It! Build It! Make It!
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Instructor: Lori Holland, Marsten Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
Course fee: $275.00

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If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Ange Mason, SDSC Education and Outreach, via phone at (858) 534-5064 or email

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Our advice: If there is even a remote chance that you might need to cancel, please send a check for your registration payment. Processing refunds is much easier this way.

Please also refer to our refund policy below.

Our Refund Policy

In order to best serve our students, SDSC StudentTECH has a firm cancellation policy. Once payment has been made in full, there are no refunds. Only credit will be given. Cancellations or changes must be made in writing at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations will receive a refund of 50 % of the course registration fee. No refunds will be issued after 10 days prior to the first day of class. As of summer 2020, credit for future courses will no longer be issued. Students who are no shows will not be eligible for a refund and may not be rescheduled.

UCSD 2020 Research Experience for High School Students

The San Diego Supercomputer Center’s 9th Annual Research Experience for High School Students (REHS) Summer 2020 Volunteer Internship Opportunities at the University of California, San Diego

June 18–August 10, 2020 (eight weeks)
UCSD REHS Important Dates to Remember

The REHS Online Application Process has CLOSED.
REHS Notification Date: on or before May 1, 2020
Period of Internship: June 18- August 10, 2020
Description of the Program
The Research Experience for High School Students program, a part of the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) student outreach program, has been developed to help increase awareness of computational science and related fields of research to students in the San Diego region. Students gain exposure to career options, hands-on computational experience, work readiness skills, and mentoring by computational research scientists.

Through the eight-week volunteer program, students are involved with an established research project. Students learn how to formulate and test hypotheses, conduct computational experiments and draw conclusions from those experiments. They also learn to take part in regular lab meetings and group discussions. At the end of the program, students will develop scientific posters, reflecting on their summer experience and highlighting their research and future career goals. Posters will be displayed during a celebratory event in mid-August.

Interested in Being a Student Participant in REHS?

UCSD REHS Application Review Process
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Essential Components of the REHS Program When Selecting Students
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Mentor Evaluation
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Administration of the REHS Program
The REHS Internship Program is administered by the UCSD San Diego Supercomputer Center.
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The REHS Mission
The mission of the REHS program is to enhance a student’s lifelong personal development in teaching, scholarship, and service. The mentoring relationships will support collegiality, effective communication, self-evaluation, and cultural competence, all of which enhance a stimulating and supportive university environment.

National Internships & Fellowships

Middle and High School Internships
UCSD EnABLEs Students to Better Understand and Experience These Careers Before College
The UCSD San Diego Supercomputer Center is partnering with two undergraduate campus organizations, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Women in Computing (WIC), to provide a unique mentoring experience for students in grades 10-12 called ABLE (Anita Borg Leadership and Engagement program). The program’s mission is to engage young women in the fields of computer science and engineering through workshops, campus and community events, corporate visits and undergraduate mentor matches. By providing a first hand look into these two areas of interest and highlighting a variety of career opportunities in an encouraging and supportive environment, it is our hope that these young women continue on to pursue careers in STEM fields. To learn more, please visit

Need a Mentor? Check Out the STEM Scholars Program!
We’re so happy that you’re here. Young people want to save the world through science and we want to help them do just that by showing them how real science, technology, engineering, and math experts can make a difference. We need STEM mentors and high-school students just like you to join this life-changing opportunity. The free global program pairs high school students with a personal one-on-one mentor that meets twice a month over the course of a year through an all virtual, online platform. Sound like something you want to be a part of? Then start your journey by creating a username and password on your right. All you need is 20 minutes to fill out our application and you’ll be on your way to being part of an elite, global STEM community. For more information, please visit

BE WISE Application Process to Open Soon!
Application Period: October–November 2020
BE WiSE engages young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning experiences in collaboration with the region’s research, industry and academic institutions. BE WiSE goals are to:

Stimulate young women’s interest in STEM through interactions with professionals
Increase participants’ opportunities and knowledge of STEM fields of study
Develop a community of young women (grades 7–12) engaged in science learning through out-of-school activities
Sustain interest and involvement through alumnae and ongoing participation for women in science at all levels
BE WiSE invites girls in grades 7 and 8 to Science Overnights to explore their interest in science, hosts events for BE WiSE members in high school to encourage their selection of more courses in science and math, and exposes these girls to adult women scientists who share their knowledge and passion and experiences with science and engineering careers.

BE WiSE selects girls from all across San Diego County and has sustained contact with over five hundred girls over the past 14 years.

Girls must apply for BE WiSE in grades 7 and 8. The application period is October–November of each year. For more information on the program, please visit

Undergraduate Internships
An XSEDE-wide effort is underway to expand the community by recruiting and enabling a diverse group of students who have the skills – or are interested in acquiring the skills – to participate in the actual work of XSEDE ( The name of this effort is XSEDE EMPOWER (Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research). We invite the whole XSEDE community – staff, researchers, and educators – to recruit and mentor undergraduate students to engage in a variety of XSEDE activities, such as computational and/or data analytics research and education in all fields of study, networking, system maintenance and support, and visualization. The program provides a stipend to students and resources for the training of those students who work on XSEDE projects for one semester, one quarter, one summer, or longer. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate at a US degree-granting institution through the duration of their participation. More information on requirements and various due dates can be found here:

Upcoming Events

Student Engagement and Opportunities
EYH Cafe: Science of Self Defense Workshop
May 12, 2020 – 9:30am-3:30pm, UCSD Campus

The EYH Café is a program for girls in grades 10-12, and is designed to bring to light the science, technology, engineering and math found in everyday life. Their engaging hands-on workshops are paired with a fun social setting, and located in North San Diego County. Details of the first workshop for the 2020 season are available here!

ABLE Program: UCSD Women in Computing’s (WIC) Girl’s Day Out!
Open to All ABLE High School Participants
May 26, 2020 – 9:30am-3:30pm, UCSD Campus

UCSD Women in Computing’s (WIC) Girl’s Day Out! is a chance for high school girls in the San Diego area interested in computer science to network with current students, meet UCSD faculty, attend workshops, tour labs, and more. UCSD WIC will be accepting 50 high school girls of all levels of experience to participate in this event.
Girl’s Day Out will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2020 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at the University of California, San Diego campus. Since we cannot guarantee there are enough openings for everyone due to limited space, please wait to hear back from us via email as to whether you have been selected to participate. If you can’t make it once you are signed up, it’s very important to let us know so we can give the spot to someone else.
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Autism Accessibility Mornings at the Fleet
Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, May 19, 2020 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Saturday, June 16, 2020 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Saturday, July 21, 2020 9:00 am to 10:00 am
The third Saturday of every month, early access to galleries 9-10 a.m. IMAX showing at 10 a.m.

The Fleet invites the Autism Spectrum Community to enjoy our museum through this special opportunity. Adults and families with children with autism can enjoy the Fleet’s exhibit galleries in a quieter setting, an hour before regular open hours to the general public and with access to a special cool-off space. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Admission includes a special IMAX film screening at 10 a.m. with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. Regular admission rates apply. The Fleet Science Center strives to be an inclusive place where people of all needs and abilities are welcome and accommodated with respect every day. We believe science is for everyone! For more information, please visit

Tickets have been generously donated by Fleet Science Center employees and volunteers. Quantities are limited. Please inquire in person on program dates for availability.

Saturday Science Club for Girls in Grades 5—8 at the Fleet
Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, May 12, 2020 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Saturday, June 9, 2020 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 14, 2020 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us on the second weekend of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Sessions will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local scientists. Throughout the year, we will explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more! To read further, please visit

The Sky Tonight: Monthly Astronomer-Led Planetarium Show at the Fleet
Upcoming Dates:
Early Show: June 6, 2020 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Late Show: June 6, 2020 – 8:15pm to 9:15pm

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. for a tour of the solar system narrated by the Fleet’s astronomer. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new topic each month. For optimal viewing, each show is limited to 250 attendees. Avoid sold-out shows by purchasing tickets here in advance.

Educator News, Conferences, and Opportunities
Teachers Eating Pizza: A Night of Astronomy (PD)
1st Wednesday each month
“Spectrum Analysis and Exoplanets”
6/6/18 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Teachers Eating Pizza is an educator workshop at the Fleet Science Center that occurs on the first Wednesday of each month. Come for the pizza, converse with colleagues, learn curriculum-ready interdisciplinary content related to the month’s topic and attend the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight Astronomer-led planetarium show in the Heikoff Giant Dome. Theater. Following the workshop, the San Diego Astronomy Association invites you to view the stars through telescopes on the Prado during their monthly program – SP Stars in the Park. For complete information, please visit

7th Annual STEM Forum & Expo hosted by NSTA
July 11 – 13, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA

The US market for STEM scientific or educational products averages $576 million annually* and NSTA’s membership of over 55,000 science educators represents a powerful purchasing audience. Join our top quality audience of over 2,000 STEM educators to feature your STEM solutions in an interactive and innovative forum, from Early Childhood through High School. We welcome you to contact us today to explore best booth location options and all other inquiries. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia this summer! For more information, please visit

San Diego Air & Space Museum for Teachers – Free Admission

With the beginning of a new school year, we invite educators to explore the museum as our personal guest. Our current exhibition, Be The Astronaut, covers so many STEM standards in immersive space-simulator environment, that we know you’ll want to return with your class. We’re therefore inviting educators to visit us and experience the exhibition, for free, at any time during our normal working hours. To schedule your special admission, please contact Patty Bowman, Education Administrative assistant For more information please visit

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