Activities and Events


EAOP/TRIO’s Comienza con un Sueño Celebrates 10 Year Mark
Hands-on science exploration at UC San Diego’s Comienza con un Sueño’s STEM Fair. Comienza con un Sueño (It Begins with a Dream) Family Day celebrated its 10th year of precollege support and inspiration with 1,200 middle and high school students and their families attending the informational conference on March 3 at UC San Diego. The […]

Noche de Ciencia: Schools and Parents Work to CREATE an Impact on Tomorrow’s Leaders
By Beto Vasquez, K-14 science outreach coordinator, CREATE STEM Success Initiative Science Night or Noche de Ciencia at Sherman Elementary was a huge success! CREATE was elated to partner with Sherman’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in coordinating an evening full of fun interaction and science for students, family and friends! The blacktop and auditorium were […]

Helping to CREATE a Culture of Collaboration for HACU’s Youth Leadership in STEM
CREATE was honored to participate as a community partner at the 2017 Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Youth Leadership Development Forum STEM Day. Hosted by National University (NU) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU), the Youth Leadership in STEM event was designed to be a fun and interactive day of science, […]

UC San Diego HS2TEM Equity Conference Inspires First Generation College-Bound Students
On May 5 at UC San Diego, approximately 100 9th and 10th graders from Morse High School in the San Diego Unified School District, Mar Vista High in the Sweetwater Union High School District, and Calexico High School in the Imperial Valley joined faculty, staff and students from UC San Diego in a “High School […]

“Ciencia e Ingeniería con la Familia” Preps Local Families for College
Facing an immediate future where thousands of jobs will be available in STEM-related fields, UC San Diego’s CREATE co-hosted two science and engineering expos to inspire middle school students and families to get a head start on college careers. Ciencia […]

Oh, what a night! Vista Unified’s STEM Fest Connects a Community
Hundreds of Vista community members and families with kids in tow streamed into the Washington Middle School campus last Tuesday evening to experience STEM Fest, an evening of student inspiration, creativity and innovation centered around STEM (science, technology, engineering and […]

Let Me Explain: Students Provide Science Instruction for New Imperial Valley Discovery Zone
What’s a great way to engage high school students in science? Put them in a mentoring and teaching role for younger kids. As part of the National Science Foundation’s Using STEM America Project, high school and elementary teachers from the […]

Building Science Exhibits: Imperial Valley Students Explore What Works
On a beautiful spring day last month, 100 middle and high school students from Imperial Unified School District in Imperial County headed to two of the country’s most acclaimed […]