STEAM panel on virtual reality in the classroom

STEAM Series panel sees exciting future for virtual reality in the classroom

Virtual reality has huge potential as an educational tool in many subjects, but widespread use of the technology in classrooms must await advances in hardware and development of curriculum, experts said during the latest panel discussion in the Sally Ride Science STEAM Series. The event, “Virtual Reality in the Classroom,” was held Sept. 13 at […]

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer announces expansion of a program offering STEAM workshops.

Free Sally Ride Science Workshops Will Expand to More Libraries, Mayor Announces

A program offering free Sally Ride Science STEAM workshops at San Diego library branches will expand to new communities so it can serve more of the city’s students, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced. The program, Library NExT, is a partnership between the San Diego Public Library and UC San Diego. A pilot program starting in January […]

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KGTV 10 News visits the Sally RIde Junior Academy

VIDEO: ‘It’s Slimy, Techie and Downright Brainy’: KGTV 10 News Visits Our Junior Academy

WATCH THE VIDEO Leveling the Scientific Playing Field SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Educators are trying to level the scientific playing field.  Monday kicked off the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy at Mission Bay High School.  The program encourages all children, especially young women, to get involved in STEAM programs of science, technology, engineering, art, and […]

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STEAM Series panel

WATCH: Sally Ride Science STEAM Series Panel Explores Diverse Uses of Design Thinking

Design thinking is touching more and more aspects of our lives, from education to business and even the way society solves its problems, experts said during the latest panel discussion in the Sally Ride Science STEAM Series. The event, “Transforming the Classroom Through Design Thinking,” was held June 1 at the San Diego Central Library. […]

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Hollis Woodard, a UC Riverside entomologist, studies bumblebees in extreme environments.

How a girl who came late to science became an expert on bumblebees

Tam on STEAM Hollis Woodard sees bumblebees as the pandas of the insect world. “They are a very charismatic bee,” she said. “They are big and chunky and fuzzy. They move kind of slow, so you can watch them bumbling around. People are pretty attracted to them.” But what fascinates Woodard about bumblebees goes beyond […]

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Visitors at Open House Preview Summer STEAM Workshops

Local girls and their parents had some hands-on fun exploring astronomy, oceanography, robotics and more during an Open House previewing summer workshops from Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego. The event May 13 at Mission Bay High School in Pacific Beach offered an advance look at the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, to be […]

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Sally Ride Science STEAM Series: Equity in STEAM Education

WATCH: Panel Discussion on Equity in STEAM Education The inaugural event in the new Sally Ride Science STEAM Series was a panel discussion on why it is crucial to strive for equity in STEAM education. Watch a video of the Feb. 28 discussion from The STEAM Channel on University of California Television. STEM education refers to science, technology, engineering, […]

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How a daughter of immigrants became a leader in ocean and climate science

Tam on STEAM Young Ana Christina Ravelo seemed like a natural to become a scientist. Growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena, she excelled in math and science classes. She loved nature and outdoor activities. And beyond that, she had a striving, adventurous spirit inspired by her parents. “Both of my parents are […]

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How a girl from Down Under became an innovator in analyzing math models

Tam on STEAM Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Ruth Williams really likes to solve problems. In fact, one of her favorite sayings is, “I eat problems for breakfast.” Part of the appeal of math problems, she explained, is that there are two sides to solving them. Growing up in Australia, she was especially […]

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50 Voices of the Future: Tam O’Shaughnessy on STEM education

In honor of UC San Diego Extension’s first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. As Carl Sagan once said, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which no one knows anything about […]

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