Op-Ed Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune: Making the Case for Computer Science Education during COVID

This week CREATE’s Researcher-Practitioner Minhtuyen Mai published an Opinion Editorial in the San Diego Union-Tribune with Dr. Beth Simon from the Department of Education Studies. The Op-Ed highlights the urgency of prioritizing computing education during this pandemic. A special thank you to Inga Kiderra, Director of Communications for the Division of Social Sciences, for helping…

Special Episodes of STEM 10+ Series: Scratch Videos in Spanish and English!

Laura Santos, Dana Chung, Minhtuyen Mai and Gabriel Innocenzi  As promised from last week’s blog post about our #CSforSD Launch, we have completed two coding videos, instructed by two amazing students in San Diego! The English version is by Joyce Garafolo, 2019 National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) winner and junior at Canyon…

UC San Diego’s CREATE and SDSC Awarded National K-12 STEM Grant

Innovation Bloc Grant Part of $75 million U.S. Department of Defense Initiative The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense STEM Education Consortium (DESC) has awarded a one-year grant to the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and the UC San Diego Mathematics Project housed at the university’s Center for Research on Educational…

Dr. Susan Yonezawa Recipient of 2019 Dr. Winston C. Doby Impact Award

Dr. Susan Yonezawa, associate director of UC San Diego’s Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (CREATE), received a 2019 Dr. Winston C. Doby Impact Award at this year’s annual University of California System-wide College and Preparation (CAP) Forum luncheon on May 8 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla. The CAP…

The NGSS Classroom: Connecting Climate Research with the Clean Energy Industry

How do you explain global warming AND make it relevant for middle school students? First, connect two Port of San Diego environmentalists with one Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher. Next, add five enthusiastic middle school science teachers.  Then, meet for two days to co-develop a brand new Earth Science lesson that will tie together authentic…

This Year, Learn the Science – and Art – of Tutoring High School Math

Students at Lincoln High School who struggle with math will benefit from strong mathematics tutoring support, thanks to the ERC/CREATE Math Tutor Corps course at UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC). The ERC/CREATE Math Tutor Corps is an undergraduate student service learning program offered each quarter that teaches UC San Diego students how to…