CREATE at UC San Diego Leading San Diego Affiliate NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Award Program for Women, Genderqueer, & Non-Binary Students

CREATE at UC San Diego is proud of growing a robust partnership with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT). During the 2020-21 academic year, NCWIT approached CREATE to become the new San Diego Affiliate for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Award Program, previously housed at Qualcomm. NCWIT AiC awards 9th-12th grade women,…

We’re Back! The Return of Barrio Logan Science & Art Expo

After a couple years of waiting, we were thrilled to be back! The 2022 Barrio Logan Science & Art Expo, which took place on Saturday, April 16, was truly a representation of the growth and resilience of UC San Diego’s CREATE STEM Success Initiative (CSSI), the Barrio Logan Association and various community partners – even…

STEAM-Powered Celebration Brings Smiles to Southeast San Diego   

On August 13, 2022, the second annual Southeast San Diego Science and Art Expo returned to the communities of Southeastern San Diego (SESD). This inclusive science, art, and culture event had such a successful inaugural year in 2021, that the Southeast San Diego STEM Ecosystem, UC San Diego, and other SESD community partners brought it…

OFFERS High School Internship Program 

True to the spirit of equity-minded program design, UC San Diego CREATE leveled-up their own Level Up SD Summer Program this year by adding a High School Internship Program to their STEM Outreach Program Catalog for Summer 2022.  After an incredible inaugural summer 2021, the San Diego Foundation brought back Level Up SD Summer 2022,…

OFFERS STEM CAMP 2022

Ready to level up San Diego? Just ask the students from San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) who participated in OFFERS STEM Camp 2022: Opportunities for Future Engineers, Researchers, and Scientists, brought to the Southeastern San Diego STEM Ecosystem by UC San Diego CREATE’s leadership and oversight.  After an incredible inaugural summer 2021, the San…

OFFERS STEM CAMP

By: Mayu Wu, Ismael Carrilo, & Beto Vasquez Since 2020, remote and virtual education has shifted the student, teacher, and family educational experience. Therefore, the Summer of 2021 brought forth a much needed rise of energy, care, fun, and science for San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) students. With the support and leadership of the…

Southeast San Diego Science and Art Expo

By Maya Wu, Valeria Rodriguez, Yanet Lopez & Beto Vasquez  The Southeast San Diego Science and Art Expo held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, was the brainchild of the Southeast San Diego STEM Ecosystem and Alberto “Beto” Vasquez, community outreach and engagement coordinator for the CREATE STEM Success Initiative (CSSI), an initiative supported by UC…

Climate Champions to Host Virtual Summit May 22

By Nan Renner Teachers want to teach about climate change. Students want to learn about climate change. To help meet this need, UC San Diego’s Climate Champions will host a free virtual summit on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Together, we can get more teaching, learning, and action on climate in regional schools.  The Climate Champions…