STEM learning matters. San Diego is ranked the third best city in the nation for STEM jobs. Our local schools are creating the pipeline for innovators, entrepreneurs and industry leaders and the foundation for local and global excellence. Join CBS 8, San Diego County Office of Education and UC San Diego to educate and engage students in STEM learning opportunities. Inspire Exploration. Inspire Innovation. INNOVATE 8.
CBS News 8 features STEM education programs in San Diego schools
This week's Innovate 8 STEM Success School:
Southwest High School's Eco-Engineering Academy
CLICK HERE to submit your school's STEM program to be featured on CBS News 8.
CBS News 8 Meteorologist Matt Baylow teaches weather at San Diego schools.
Learn about San Diego's Microclimates, weather systems and broadcast meteorology.
CLICK HERE to request a STEM Weather Wednesday visit.
The San Diego County Office of Education provides innovative services for San Diego County's 42 school districts and five community college districts, including programs to enrich K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) literacy.
Our science team provides leadership and professional development in STEM curriculum. Collaborating with STEM industry professionals, STEM university educators and scholars, SDCOE is committed to engage and enhance STEM learning among K-12 students.
SDCOE has a variety of resource links to encourage STEM education:
To learn more about San Diego County Office of Education, please visit sdcoe.net.
The University of California, San Diego is a top ten public research university that is transforming lives, shaping new disciplines and advancing the frontiers of knowledge. UC San Diego and our region are well known for strength in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but it is vital that we build a pipeline of skilled, educated workers in these fields for San Diego's knowledge-economy. It is predicted that 16 of the 20 occupations with the largest projected growth in the next decade are STEM related – and that is why outreach efforts that partner community and university resources are key to ensuring the pipeline success.
UC San Diego has a variety of educational programs already in place to encourage STEM careers for students in our community, including:
UC San Diego's faculty, staff and students are working hard to network, leverage and multiply existing resources to improve STEM education throughout our region. To learn more about our campus, please visit www.ucsd.edu.
March 16 | STEAM Family Day in Balboa Park | 11am – 3pm
A world of discovery awaits children of all ages at the first ever Balboa Park STEAM Family Day with a wide range of activities that put the fun into STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
San Diego Youth Symphony will welcome visitors at our booth on El Prado to take part in our petting zoo, where you will receive a lesson on playing an instrument. SDYS student Colette Chiang will also exhibit her picture-frame harp that won a 1st place award from the Science Olympiad Competition in the category: Sound of Music, a category where kids perform a piece of music in front of judges using a homemade instrument.
In addition, a UC San Diego scientist will be on hand to present information about the SIMPHONY study which tracks how learning music affects a child's brain and language development. The study was launched through a unique partnership between UC San Diego and SDYS.
For more information, CLICK HERE
March 28 | STE[+a]M CONNECT ASCEND CONFERENCE
Join an innovative conference to inspire creativity, imagination and exploration in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The conference will feature speakers, workshops, expo, student demos, performances. Open to all ages.
Conference: 9am - 5:30pm
Reception: 5:30pm - 7pm
Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall | 5775 Morehouse Drive | San Diego, CA 92121
CLICK HERE to register.
Innovate 8. Inspiring Exploration and Innovation.