University of San Diego Presents:

STEAm

Youth and community

2021

Conference

2021 cONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
10:00 am - 11:00 am 
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
2021 Presenters & sessions
Intended Audience Key :
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Educators
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Parents
Español
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English
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All Ages
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3rd Grade+
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Middle School+
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High School+
 
workshop session 1
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT 
Artificial Intelligence for Kids!
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Dr. Korey Sewell (he/him)
Founder and Executive Director of Hands-On Technology Education
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Computer Science Student,
Minerva Schools at KGI

   Have you ever wondered what makes computers "smart"? How do things like video games, smart devices and phones figure out so many things on their own?!  Well this is your chance to dive into the world of Artificial Intelligence for Kids! In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the fundamentals of AI & Machine Learning through our incredible "Teachable Machine" project! 

 

Materials Needed

Browser & Webcam (preferably Chrome, should work on Safari or Firefox)

Biographies

   Dr. Korey Sewell, founder of Hands-On Technology Education, is a professional engineer and educator specializing in Computer Science & Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan (2012) and his Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Riverside (2004). His professional background consists of work at places such as Intel, Apple, Qualcomm and MIPS Technologies with interests in Microprocessors, CPU Workloads, and Simulation Methodology. As an educator, Dr. Sewell aspires for Hands-On Technology to continue to fulfill its mission of empowering the K-12 demographic with innovative, practical, and affordable technology-based activities (summer camps, workshops, and after-school programs).

   Corin Magee is a Computer Science student at the Minerva Schools at KGI as well as a Lead  Instructor and Curriculum Development Specialist for Hands-On Technology Education (HOTE).  Before HOTE, she has had prior experience in engineering and theater development (an assistant acting instructor). Corin’s career interests include combining multimedia communication and AI to help connect individuals and address social problems.

Tech Adventure Camps are San Diego's Premier Technology Education camp throughout San Diego County. Join us for camps that prioritize FUN and Exposure not Exhaustion to technology concepts via hands-on workshops, camp spirit days, and dedicated exploration time in different themes.

From ART to MATH
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Programmer of MathArt.us
Owner of Art by Coloring

Students will explore and discover the math transformations of Rotate, Scale, Skew, Move, and Color factors resulting in art patterns that make
graphic designs. Students will follow the Explore & Discover Activities that are in the Instruction Window inserted into the MathArt MakeArt Tutorial application, LESSON2021: https://www.mathart.us/lesson2021/ 

Materials Needed
A computer or tablet (this product does not work on a phone).
Biography

Paul Gary Phillips is a computer graphic artist who has learned to program to make tools to facilitate his computer art which uses mathematical and randomize functions to manipulate simple shapes into regular and unusual patterns. Currently the tools he programmed and uses are provided for anyone to use who want to play in a world of math based art.

MathArt.us is a platform where you can create interesting and unusual patterns through an intuitive interface, and discover the language of computer graphics, much about the angles in a circle, numbers to make geometric shapes and much much more.  

INTRODUCCIÓN AL DISEÑO DIGITAL PARA PRINCIPIANTES (Español)
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Profesional de Educación y Tecnología, Casa Azul Productions

Curso de Ilustración y Diseño Digital para aquell@s que disfrutan de la creatividad y el diseño, y quieren aprender sobre la ilustración digital. Usaremos Autodesk (una aplicación gratuita para iOS y Android). L@s estudiantes aprenderán sobre el diseño, a descargar la aplicación, como pasar de una idea a la visualización por medio de imágenes, usando una frase, como usar pinceles y capas. 

El curso también es:

• Autodidacta y compatible con dispositivos móviles

• Incluye 6 tutoriales disponibles en español e inglés.

El contenido del curso es disponible a través de nuestro canal de YouTube: haga clic en la lista de reproducción que desea ver
Materiales necesarios
Papel, lápiz, la aplicación gratuita Autodesk, descargada a iOS o Android
Biographies
Bianca Alvarado is an Education and technology professional with 8+ years of experience with designing and facilitating effective and engaging curricula for learners of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Creative and innovative leader with a track record of developing inventive and successful learning experiences. Proven expertise in curriculum development, project management, and adult learning theories. As a High School Teacher and through my consulting businesses, I have had the privilege of designing, facilitating and evaluating a multitude of diverse curricula, lesson plans and workshops that are age-appropriate, are aligned with 21st Century Skills, and that also utilize Design Thinking and Project-Based Learning principles.

Yaretzy is eleven years old and attends Killer Leadership Academy. She likes to be creative and use her imagination. She started designing since she was four years old using color pencils, today she still uses colors to be creative but has started to use Apps and Softwares to help her design. 
USD STEM Academy Student
PROTOTYPING STRUCTURES USING THE ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS
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Team lead, 2021 RoboSub competition

My name is Ashiria Goel and I have been in robotics for the past 3 years. This year I am the team lead for the 2021 RoboSub competition and have been able to be part of the process in detail. Throughout my journey, I have worked on programming and learned about many engineering concepts as well as learned to work with others. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of robotics and encouraging others to become a part of it as well.

Robosub Electrical Lead
My name is Eesh Vij and I have been doing robotics for nearly 8 years now. This year I was the Team Deputy Captain and Electrical Lead for my Robosub 2021 season. Through these years, I have learned countless skills from programming and mechatronics all the way to PCB and circuit design as well as several soft skills. I look forward to sharing all my knowledge with you and showing you the capabilities of STEM.
Robosub Mechanical Lead

My name is Colin Szeto. I will be attending UCSD as a freshman studying Mechanical Engineering this fall. I have had the great opportunity to participate in robotics competitions since 3rd grade. I have learned countless technical skills as well as soft skills with my experience in STEM. I have utilized the engineering design process in many projects. I cannot wait to share my experience with you

Participants will follow the engineering design process, ask, imagine, plan, design, improve, and repeat to create structures to bear weight. Participants will be urged to write down their lessons learned from the event and utilize the engineering process and prototyping to dream about future projects.

Learn more about the team here https://team11128.wixsite.com/main

Materials Needed

Five to ten 8.5” x 11” pieces of printer paper (or scratch paper), Scotch tape, Ruler, Scissors (optional)

See image of materials: https://bit.ly/3rw25pN.

If above unavailable: around 40 pieces of spaghetti and around 25 miniature marshmallows

Computer Vision Lead of Robosub Team
 
My name is Shruti Natala. I have been doing robotics since third grade. This year, I was the Deputy Captain of Team Inspiration’s FIRST Tech Challenge team. Through my participation in robotics, I have had the opportunity to explore numerous aspects of engineering, from programming, to computer aided design, to electrical schematics. I hope that through this presentation, I can inspire more students to partake in STEM. 
Starting Your Own Community-Based 16 Weeks of STEAM Initiative
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Co-Director, Fleet Science Center
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Co-Director, Center for Educational Innovation

We would like to share how we developed and implemented a focused, 16 Weeks of STEAM program in National City with nonprofit community partners, the National SD and Sweetwater UHSD.

The Center for Educational Innovation works directly with school leaders, teachers, students and families to create high performing schools in under-resourced communities to help children succeed

Materials Needed

Notepads and pencils

Biographies

Yanet Lopez is currently the Community Engagement Manager at the Fleet Science Center located in San Diego, California. In her current capacity, she is involved in supporting the neighborhoods of Barrio Logan, National City, Southeast San Diego, and San Ysidro to reach their STEM aspirations. Yanet has more than 8 years of experience in federal grant management, previously working for California State University, Northridge’s TRIO grant projects and within community-based nonprofit organizations supporting students and their families to reach their postsecondary goals. Yanet’s life experiences inform her work; she was born in Mexico but raised in San Diego and considers her bilingual and bicultural identity helps to build bridges between theory and praxis. When she is not working, Yanet enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and caring for her extensive indoor plant collection.

Thomas Aurelio Davis is a former middle and high school bilingual science teacher, coach, administrator, grant writer, businessman and life-long learner. His passions center around mentoring and coaching, equal opportunity for all underrepresented communities, STEM, English Learners; technology for teaching and learning; students with special needs and students at-risk of not completing their education. Tom currently serves as Director of Business Development at the Center for Educational Innovation in New York and has served for both the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) and the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS). His primary goals are to keep the nonprofit organization financially stable and to bring innovative products and services to K-12 education. He is also the Founder of Net4EdAccess,and also a board member of Computers 2 Kids San Diego (C2KSD), and an advisory board member for Project Tomorrow .

STEAM SUPERSTARS U.N. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS PRESENTATIONS
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STEAM Superstars
University of San Diego STEAM Academy

Description: Students from STEAM Academy present their projects advocating for taking action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 which include “No Poverty” “Zero Hunger”, “Good Health and Well-being,” “Quality Education,” “Gender Equality,” “Clean Water and Sanitation,” “Sustainable and Clean Energy,” “Decent Work and Economic Growth,” “Reduced Inequalities,” “Climate Action,” “Life Below Water,” “Life on Land.”

Materials Needed

Paper to write down questions for the Superstars after their presentations!

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STEAM HIGHLIGHT
Meet Ms. KenNath and hear about the Kitabu Club and their adventures! 
Kitabu Club Adventures

Check out kitabu club workshop video: how to code a sandcastle

 
workshop session 2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm PDT
DIY: MAKING "STEM" Magic at HOME
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Biographies
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Learning Knowledge Worldwide STEM Foundation 

While gathering everyday household items, we will experiment and explore foundational STEM concepts in their daily life. We will transform them into STEMtastical experiments and experiences through this "FAST-PACED STEM" sampler!

 

Topics will include

SCIENCE -  Kitchen Chemistry,

TECHNOLOGY - Code Breakers,

ENGINEERING -  Recyclable Activity,

MATHEMATICS - Math Magic!

 

We hope that you will open your eyes and minds to multiple connections of STEM applications and uses with LKW STEM Foundation as we inspire you to "Change the World...One STEMtastical Experience at a Time!!!"

Materials Needed:

 

  1. SCIENCE - Kitchen Chemistry - water, soap, etc.

  2. TECHNOLOGY - Computer or Tablet

  3. ENGINEERING - Recyclable Items: straws, paper, boxes, tape, scissors, etc.

  4. MATHEMATICS - pencil, paper, highlighter

Lavar and Kristina Watkins are the CEO & President’s of Learning Knowledge Worldwide STEM Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which exists to provide opportunities through “STEM Education” that will inspire “Future STEMologists” at a critical juncture along their K-16 STEM educational and career pathway development to “sySTEMicly” impact our world as the next generation of innovative thinkers, creators and developers! TEAM WATKINS travels the city, state, and nation inspiring students, staff, businesses and various community stakeholders of the importance of learning and applying STEM concepts and content to everyday life. 

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Explore Aerospace Engineering Through Straw Rockets
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In this workshop, you will get an introduction to engineering and the basics of aerospace engineering while working on building your own straw rocket. Targeted for elementary and middle school students, this workshop is fun for participants of all ages, and serves as a fun way to introduce some ideas about engineering. Come build your own straw rocket and learn with us!

Biography

Two pieces of paper (at least), Scissors, Non-mechanical pencil, pen or a chopstick, tape, Straw (bendy ones preferred), Ruler (optional), Markers or colored pencils (optional)

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University of San Diego Adjunct Faculty
Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering
Tawni Paradise is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego and a current Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. She currently studies strategies to better support facilitators of engineering activities in informal learning settings.
   The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy summer program offers science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workshops for students entering 4th-12th grade. During these workshops, students assume the roles of space explorer, marine biologist, computer programmer, and more as they immerse themselves in hands-on projects. Top-notch STEAM instructors lead these workshops, serving as both teachers and role models. These summer workshops also incorporate real-life stories of vibrant women conducting research in each field. Their examples inspire students and help make STEAM careers more accessible. Workshops run through 7/24/2020.
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In this interactive workshop participants will learn how to make a math craft that allows for infinite creative possibilities: flexagons. A flexagon is a construction made out of paper and tape that’s somewhat similar to a fortune teller, but much more interesting. We will see how a flexagon can be made into a greeting card, a tortilla, and even an airplane wing! 

Materials Needed

Several copies of printed template (click here to access)
Scissors

Tape

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Fold your paper and flex your math muscles with flexagons
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Principal Owner, Imathigination LLC
Biography

   Yana Mohanty is the founder of Imathgination LLC, whose award-winning product Geometiles has gained popularity nationwide in schools, after-school programs, universities, and math festivals. Having started her career in engineering before earning a Ph.D. in mathematics from UCSD, Yana loves sharing her diverse approach to STEM with students and teachers.

 

   Imathgination LLC is a small San Diego based company whose mission is to communicate the beauty of math through tactile objects. We sell Geometiles, a set of interlocking tiles for building and exploring, as well as hand made mathematical art items.

Introduction ‌to ‌Digital Design for Beginners
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Program Director, Casa Azul Productions

FREE Digital Illustration & Design course for those who enjoy being creative, using design, and want to learn about digital illustration. We will be using Autodesk (a free App available on iOS and Android). Students will learn about the meaning behind illustration and design, how to use and download the app, how to go from an idea to visualization on an image using a phrase, how to use paintbrushes and layers.

Casa Azul Productions is an EdTech consulting company, started with a pilot called Casa Azul Productions’ Apprenticeship Program, a program funded by the US State Department Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs through an Alumni TIES grant in 2020.

Materials Needed

1. A piece of paper

2. Pencil

3. Have downloaded the Free App Autodesk to your iOS or Android: Click Here to Download

Biography
   Bianca Alvarado graduated with a degree in international relations from San Diego State University and studied abroad in Uruguay through the Gilman Scholarship in 2011 sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In 2018, she obtained a master’s degree in social innovation from the University of San Diego. She also holds a Single Subject Teaching Credential. Recently, Bianca became the co-founder of La Casa Azul Productions.
Check out their youtube channel!
ROMPECABEZAS CON PALILLOS DE DIENTES
(en español)
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Directora Ejecutiva de FUNDAPROMAT
Executive Director of FUNDAPROMAT

¡Ven a divertirte resolviendo divertidos rompecabezas con palillos de dientes mientras exploramos la belleza y la riqueza de las matemáticas!

Materiales Necesarios

Se recomienda tener a mano algunos palillos de dientes pero no es obligatorio. También se recomienda tener a mano un lápiz y un papel.

Biografia
Nacida en Panamá, la Dra. Shakalli cursó sus estudios secundarios en el Colegio Episcopal de Panamá. Ganó una medalla de oro y una medalla de bronce en la Olimpiada Panameña de Matemáticas. Obtuvo su título de Licenciatura en Matemáticas y Química de la Universidad de Notre Dame y su título de Doctorado en Matemáticas de la Universidad de Texas A&M. Del 2012 al 2019, laboró en la Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENACYT) de Panamá. Actualmente la Dra. Shakalli es la Directora Ejecutiva de la Fundación Panameña para la Promoción de las Matemáticas (FUNDAPROMAT). Además, es la Secretaria en la Junta Directiva de la Asociación Panameña para el Avance de la Ciencia (APANAC) y la Presidenta del Comité de Programa del Grupo de Interés Especial de la Asociación Matemática de América (MAA) en Matemáticas Recreativas (SIGMAA REC). Desde el 2017, es la Embajadora para Panamá ante el Comité para Mujeres en Matemáticas (CWM) de la Unión Matemática Internacional (IMU). 
La Fundación Panameña para la Promoción de las Matemáticas (FUNDAPROMAT) organiza varios eventos virtuales por semana, que son gratis y son abiertos a todo público. Te invitamos a visitar nuestro Calendario de Eventos en nuestro sitio web
¡Satélites en acción!
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Profesor de física especialista en educación STEAM
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Astrónomo redactor académico.
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Profesora de física especialista en educación STEAM
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Profesora de matemática especialista en educación STEAM

Construye la maqueta de tu propio satélite Argentino SAOCOM y conoce cómo funcionan sus principales componentes. Recibe la señales simuladas emitidas por el satélite y arma en tu casa tus propias imágenes satelitales. Conoce la importancia de los satélites y cómo contribuyen con nuestras vidas.

 

Ciencias para todos es una organización que reúne profesores de áreas STEAM para desarrollar prácticas, programas y proyectos de educación STEAM en América.

Biografia

Carlo Nosed,a Especialista en la enseñanza de Ciencias Naturales por el Ministerio de educación de la Nación Argentina, Especialista en Educación STEAM certificado por la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Colombia y la Organización de Estados Americanos-OEA, y Licenciado en Organización de la Producción por la Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. Cuenta con una serie de certificaciones en el área de educación STEM acreditados por instituciones internacionales. Sus líneas de proyectos e investigación se centran en la educación STEAM (Ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, artes y matemática), tecnologías emergentes aplicadas al campo educativo y corporativo, las comunidades de práctica docentes, el e-learning y la evaluación de los aprendizajes en educación superior. . Actualmente, se desempeña como Socio de Ciencias para Todos SRL desarrollando programas educativos internacionales. Ha participado como ponente y conferencista en diferentes congresos de ciencias, tecnología y educación en Latinoamérica y ha publicado artículos científicos en revistas indexadas internacionales.

 

 

 

Claudio Martínez es profesor de matemática y especialista en divulgación de la ciencia. Se desempeña como director del Insituto Superior de Ciencias Astronómicas (ISCA), investigador adscripto de la Fundación Azara y Dark Sky Ambassador (Embajador de Cielos Oscuros) de la International Astronomical. Es autor del “Manual de Astroturismo” editado por la Fundación Azara y la Universidad Maimónides y co-autor del libro “El cometa Halley, El peregrino que vuelve del recuerdo”.

 

 

 

 

Susana B. Gómez es Licenciada en Ciencias Física (UNNE) y Profesora de Disciplinas Industriales (UTN). Llevó adelante proyectos de Ferias de Ciencias con estudiantes de la escuela media obteniendo menciones y premios a nivel provincial y Nacional. Participó de concursos de energía sustentable patrocinado por ENEL en Argentina y en Latinoamérica. Es Formadora de formadores en Educación Popular y Educación no Formal y participó de Programas de Alfabetización a nivel Nacional. Es Auditor Interna ISO 9001:2008 y en el ámbito privado/empresarial se desempeñó como Coordinadora de Gestión de Calidad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mariela Balcarce es Profesora de Matemática. Actualmente se encuentra realizando la Especialización en la Enseñanza de la Matemática para la Escuela Secundaria en la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. Es Integrante del Polo GeoGebra Tandil y del proyecto de extensión OMA Tandil (Olimpiadas Matemáticas Argentinas) dependiente de la Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Trabaja en divulgación de la Matemática con EntusiasMATE, una muestra itinerante que a través de recursos lúdicos, formativos y recreativos invita a explorar otros modos de aproximarse a la Matemática. Profesora en escuelas secundarias y en el Instituto Agrotecnológico de Tandil, Provincia de Buenos Aires.

 

Save the Planet! Hands on STEAM Lessons with The Energy Coalition
 Project Coordinator - The Energy Coalition
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Materials Needed

Clean plastic bottle, Tape, Scissors, Soil, Succulent leaf, succulent plant or seeds

Biography
Climate Corps Fellow- The Energy Coalition

Megan supports engagement and enrollment goals, facilitates educational events, and lead educator enrollment, onboarding, and training tasks in disadvantaged communities. She previously was a Climate Fellow through AmeriCorps, where she performed data analysis using Geographic Information System (GIS), and instructed a 1-unit semester long course on Education and Nutritional Science at San Diego State University. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a double minor in Business Managements and Sustainability from San Diego State University.

 

Elizabeth Bushnell is a Climate Corps Americorps Fellow with The Energy Coalition (TEC) located in their San Diego office. She supports the Education and Workforce Development initiative. She is responsible for updating and developing curricula, program engagement and enrollment, social media, and planning and facilitating events! Before her current TEC role, Elizabeth worked as an undergraduate research assistant and teaching assistant at University of San Diego. For her research on climate change impacts in the rocky intertidal, she has been recognized as a Barry Goldwater Scholar (2019), and has also presented her work at Ocean Sciences Meeting (2020). Elizabeth holds a B.A in Environmental Science with a concentration in Marine Ecology, and a minor in Biology from the University of San Diego. She plans to pursue a MS in GIS in Fall 2021.

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Students of Kearny DMD will share the stories of local San Diego STEM Professionals through their struggles of failure on their journey to success. Students will share their production process as they created their timelines, narrative, and 3D printed devices. Students will then walk participants through a design process for building a boat that can hold many items on it using straws (or toothpicks), tape, and plastic wrap or a small ziplock bag that can hold many items on it.

Materials Needed
Straws or popsicle sticks or toothpicks, Saran (plastic) wrap or a Ziploc bag, Tape
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Physics Teacher, Kearny High School of Digital Media Design
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American Literature Teacher, Kearny High School of Digital Media Design
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Ernesto Rodriguez
Student, Kearny High School of Digital Media Design

Kriss Thompson is a Science teacher at Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design. She grew up in El Paso, Texas and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and is an alumna of USD’s SOLES. It is her goal as a science educator to encourage all students to see themselves as scientists and to consider a career in STEM.

Peri Kost teaches American Literature at Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design. She has 15 years of experience working in interdisciplinary teams to develop project based learning curriculum. She believes meaningful PBL experiences allow students to engage more authentically with core concepts and develop a range of transferable skills.

Ernesto Rodriguez Jr. is a 12th grade student at Kearny DMD. Post Highschool, he would like to attend USD and major in Business.

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Arlette Cervantes
Student, Kearny High School of Digital Media Design
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Student, Kearny High School of Digital Media Design
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Student, Kearny High School of Digital Media Design

Arlette Cervantes is a student at Kearny DMD.  A future school she wishes to attend is UCSD, sheI hopes to graduate with a bachelors and enter med school in order to become a psychiatrist. 

Yazmeen is in the graduating class of 2022 at the School of Digital Media and Design. She hopes to attend SDSU She would like to pursue a career in journalism

Amelie is in the graduating class of 2022 at the School of Digital Media and Design. She hopes to attend UC Santa Cruz. She would like to pursue a career in interior design.

​​​​The 11th grade students at Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design (DMD) are a group of innovative influencers who use their critical thinking and media skills to practice civic engagement and bring positive change to our community. This year, DMD’s class of 2022 began their investigation into the issue of underrepresentation in STEM with a close reading of the National Science Foundation’s 2019 report on “Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering.” Students also evaluated the “Draw a Scientist” studies which illustrate the importance of young people seeing populations in STEM of their same gender and ethnic background; students then came to the conclusion that individuals who are a part of underrepresented populations and have a mentor of similar gender and ethnic background are more likely to pursue occupations in STEM fields. DMD students were then able to define the problem of the lack of representation of specific groups in STEM and begin the process of seeking solutions to share with our Linda Vista community.
STEAM HIGHLIGHT
Avye Couloute- Founder of girls into coding
Come see her journey in STEM, her inspirations, and where she is now.
Check out her website here
 
workshop session 3
Triangle Ruler
Triangle Ruler
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Cochineal (Natural Dyes )
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STEAM Outreach Ambassador

The purpose for this workshop is to inform the public that in the world and era that we currently live there are traditions from cultures from the past that we still use in modern life. This workshop will discuss the history and science of a unique bug that backtracks to the 1500s. This bug's unique properties have allowed us humans to treat ourselves, whether it is in clothing, cosmetics, or food. Being a Chemistry workshop, we will focus in changing the pH and observe what new outcomes do we get, when we play around with Cochineal bug.

Biography

 

Arturo ‘Archie’ Baza, born and raised in San Diego, graduated from San Diego City College as a Mechanical engineering major. He has been a STEM tutor for a little over five years, has volunteered in many science community outreach events, was the former president of the San Diego City College SACNAS chapter (2018-2020, leading the club to receive chapter of the year award 2020), and participated in NASA NCAS internship (2018). His accomplishments led him to a position with UC San Diego CREATE CSSI STEM outreach team. By being a science ambassador that helps create fun, easy to learn, and low cost science experiments. Archie has helped transform the lives of many students in the K-12 spectrum. He plans to start at UC Merced in the Fall of 2021 to earn his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical engineering. All of his motivation comes from his past passion to become a jet fighter pilot, but due to two heart surgeries, his dream became unattainable. He says that with his Mechanical engineering degree he will be able to design or build new aircraft that will still allow him to be near the environment he envisioned as a child.

Xiomara Gaeta is an undergraduate student at the University of California San Diego. She recently
completed her Associates Degree in Biology at San Diego City College, and is currently working toward
her Bachelor’s Degree in general Biology. Xiomara plans to attend graduate school, where she will focus
on Microbiology. She hopes to ultimately pursue a career that involves research in health.

The CREATE STEM Success Initiative (CSSI) is a visionary collective effort linking UC San Diego faculty, staff and students and the San Diego education community in a shared effort to support K-20 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in the region.

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Biology student, UC San Diego
Dense, Dense Revolution! (en español)
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STEAM Program Assistant Director, Institute of the Americas
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En esta sesión, l@s estudiantes primero exploran el concepto de densidad (¿qué es ? ¿cómo se calcula?). Para visualizar mejor este concepto, l@s estudiantes usan una uva para inspeccionar su comportamiento de hundimiento o flotación. Luego, l@s estudiantes practican la modificación de variables para visualizar mejor si y cómo es afectado el comportamiento de la uva.

Materiales Necesarios

2-3 uvas (de cualquier color),

1 vaso transparente

Lápiz o pluma

Hoja de papel

Regla

Cuchara

Toallas de papel

Sal(cualquier tipo).

Dibujen lo siguiente o impriman en papel: (click aqui)

Biography

Rebecca (Becky) Hernández, M.Sc., is the Institute of the Americas' in-house STEAM instructor who also serves as the Assistant Program Director. She uses her teaching and science background to develop and lead chemistry and biotech sessions. She also plans to develop and lead marine biology sessions in the future. Becky graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley (formerly the University of Texas – Pan American) with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She also has an M.Sc. in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. From a young age, she has enjoyed working with students which led to a career as a high school chemistry teacher. She has also mentored students developing science fair projects and undergraduates seeking to obtain research experience. Most recently, she volunteered as a Science Education Mentor with Ocean Discovery Institute.

ENVISION YOUR HORIZON AT USD WITH STEM STUDENT PANEL
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Admission Counselor for Multicultural Recruitment, University of San Diego

Join us as we Envision Your Horizon at USD with a 30 minute information session. After the info session you will meet current USD students share their experience at USD at Stem majors. We'll also share information about USD's history, mission, and the community we call the "Torero family".

Paper and pen/pencil to take notes

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Michelle D. Padilla has worked with serving students in different capacities throughout the years as a teacher, social worker, and now advisor. As a first-generation student and growing up in the border county of Imperial Valley, she strives to empower underrepresented communities. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of San Diego.

Salina Tekele is an incoming Senior at University of San Diego majoring in Computer Science and double minoring in German and IT Management.

Salina Tekele (she/her/ella)
Computer Science student, class of 2022
University of San Diego
How to Make Math a Festival with JRMF
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Most kids (and adults) think of math as the procedures and formulas they memorized in math class. At the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, we celebrate the joy and beauty in problem solving by providing opportunities for students to explore discovery-based, play-based, hands-on math activities. Our vision at JRMF is a world where every child believes “I can do math” and “Math is fun.” At our workshop, you’ll learn about JRMF’s offerings and experience some of our favorite games, puzzles, and activities yourself. After exploring our activities, we’ll discuss why play-based math is powerful for students to experience and how you can bring these fun math activities to the kids in your lives. This workshop is best for educators, parents, and adult math enthusiasts. Prior to the session, we encourage you to explore our website jrmf.org, which has over 70 free math activities for you to experience and share with others.

Executive Director, The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
Live coding: laboratorio sensorial Steam 2.0
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Live coding (programación en vivo) es un proceso enriquecedor que va a consistir en diseñar y escribir el código fuente de un programa enfrente de otros. Por su naturaleza espontánea, live coding es una técnica que puede resultar emocionante pero también nos enfrenta con los errores, que son una fuente de aprendizajes, por estar haciéndolo en tiempo real. Los datos no solo van a ser números y textos. Los datos se van a mapear en código y el código se va a convertir en sonidos de forma divertida. En esta sesión, mediante Sonic Pi, vamos a lograr una experiencia creativa a través de la programación, y a estimular nuestros sentidos. A través de la música como lenguaje universal, se van a generar conexiones y diálogos más allá de las barreras del idioma

Belén Torres (she/her/ella)
Robo Team
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Hojas de papel, marcadores, computadora, instalado Sonic pi (link)

Biografia

Belén,es una entusiasta de la educación STEM, la transmisión del conocimiento, la democratización de la información y la comunicación. Docente de escuela secundaria técnica, de electrónica,robótica y programación. Voluntaria de Mujeres en Ingeniería de IEEE (WIE UTN), ayudó a co-fundar RoboTeam,una iniciativa con el propósito de incentivar las vocaciones científico-tecnológicas en niños, niñas y adolescentes a través de talleres gratuitos donde experimentan y aprenden sobre disciplinas STEM y Chicas en Tecnología (CET),donde se forma intensivamente a adolescentes en tecnología, desarrollando apps con impacto social y cerrando las brechas de género. Además es estudiante de último año de Ingeniería Electrónica de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN-FRBA) y de Artes para Videjuegos (Escuela Da Vinci)

THINKING & DESIGNING LIKE AN ENGINEER: CREATIVE DESIGNS TO SOLVE UNIQUE PROBLEMS
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Julie Medina (she/her/ella)
School Programs Manager at the Fleet Science Center
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Yanet Lopez (she/her/ella)
Community Engagement Manager at the Fleet Science Center
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In this workshop, participants will put their minds and skills to the test as they participate in an engineering challenge! Using different challenges
that generate ideas for creative designs, you'll build items that will help different people and animals in various difficult scenarios. Practice the engineering
design process, empathy and user-based design, this program is an engaging leap into a creative and fun learning experience. Students will have a chance to
use assorted supplies to be inventive, creative, and think like an engineer.

For simplicity, students can use just paper and markers for this activity. However, there is a greater opportunity for creativity
and engineering when building with supplies that can be recycled/upcycled. The items below are suggested building materials, but you may use any
similar items commonly found at home: Rubber bands, Popsicle sticks, Straws, Cardboard tubes, Cardstock or cereal boxes, Paper Paper clips,
Binder clips, Brads, Pipe cleaners, String, Tape, Bamboo skewers like chopstick, Paper Egg cartons, Paper cups, Coffee filters.

Biography

Julie Medina has been in her role of School Programs Manager with the Fleet for 6 years and has been in the field of education since 2009. She has worked at a variety of informal education institutions including Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL and Walt Disney World. She loves sharing her love of science and reaching new audiences to show them that science is everywhere, and also REALLY cool!!.

 

 

 

Yanet Lopez is currently the Community Engagement Manager at the Fleet Science Center. The Fleet Science Center’s mission is to realize San Diego where everyone is connected to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. In her current capacity, she is involved in supporting the neighborhoods of Barrio Logan, National City, Southeast San Diego, and San Ysidro to reach their STEM aspirations. Yanet is bilingual and bicultural and her work is deeply informed by her own identity as an immigrant and a first-generation college student.

STEM STORIES: THE POWER OF THE INFLUENCER (2020)
 
Keynote Speaker, Raffle Results and Closing Words
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Devoun Stewart-Keynote Speaker
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    Dr. Devoun Stewart is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and the Equity Coordinator at Sacramento City College (SCC). He has a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Howard University and a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from The University of the West Indies, Mona. Dr. Stewart -- a true lifelong learner -- is also in his final year of the Master of Education program specializing in Education Policy and Management at Harvard University.

Biography

     Once a low-income, first-generation college student, Dr. Stewart is now a strong advocate for racial equity, especially in higher education. His work aims to eliminate barriers that have historically prevented minority students from succeeding in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). His passion has led him to found the Science Innovation Pipeline Program (SIPP) at SCC. SIPP is a mentoring and summer research program that provides low-income and minority high school students with early hands-on experience in STEM. He hopes to use this program as a vehicle to get more students excited about STEM degrees and careers.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT
Dr. Devoun Stewart Chemistry professor - Sacramento City college
Come see his journey to where he is now.