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…

CSTA Reboots to Support Computer Science Educators

Art Lopez and Dr. Beth Simon (third and fourth from left) with members of UC San Diego’s “CS foreach” student organization at the January CSTA session at Liberty Station. We live in a time of face-recognition iPhones, virtual reality experiences and artificial intelligence. Consider this: In 2011, only 10 percent of San Diego County high…

Teaching Tolerance Features Smart Tech Use for Equity

This spring’s Teaching Tolerance magazine features “Smart Tech Use for Equity,” a collaborative article by CREATE Director and UC San Diego Education Studies Professor Mica Pollock and K-12 teachers studying technology uses’ equity consequences in the classroom. The article features first year efforts by the “Smart Tech Use for Equity” project, led by the San…

Sweetwater Student Selected as Panelist at National Computer Science Summit

The CREATE STEM Success Initiative is pleased to share that Sweetwater High School senior Karla Gonzalez was one of only six students from across the country selected to participate on the 100 AP CSP Computer Science Principles Teachers panel during the 100 Computer Science Teacher Summit held in Boston earlier this month. The College Board…

“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 e Ingeniería con la Familia (Science and Engineering with the Family) is a highly accessible,…

This Week @ UC San Diego: Making an ‘IMPACT’ on Childhood Obesity

Congrats to our partners at IMPACT, the physical fitness program for elementary students featured in today’s This Week @ UC San Diego.  IMPACT is an exciting, cross-campus collaboration between UC San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health and UC San Diego Athletics with the San Diego Unified School District.  The connection between the…

UC San Diego Team Supports College Readiness Efforts at “Achieve UC”

Held this year at Castle Park High School in San Diego’s South Bay, Achieve UC is a University of California system-wide initiative that offers essential academic and financial information to help students, especially those from low-income schools and districts, learn about UC and consider a UC application. Teams from CREATE’s professional development and student outreach programs…

GenePalette Provides a New Way for Students to Learn Science

By Mica Pollock, Director, CREATE and Cristina Trecha, Director, San Diego Science Project   The San Diego Science Project had teachers asking this question: Just what does it mean to “share” DNA with a banana? On Saturday, October 4, 2014, a team of San Diego Science Project high school teachers spent the morning at the…

Another Day at the Beach: Unearthing Clues to a Changing Planet

by Cristina Trecha, Director, San Diego Science Project   Only in California, or make that San Diego. On September 20, middle and high school science teachers hit the beach during record-breaking heat to study the “Snowball Earth” theory (how the earth could have been completely frozen at some time more than 650 million years ago)…

Notebooks Inspire Students, Teachers in K-5 Science Learning

By Cristina Trecha, Director, San Diego Science Project How do we create a classroom culture where students are at the center? What does it mean for students to develop a scientific explanation? What are the links between reading, writing, and science? These questions and more were at the heart of this summer’s Elementary Science Academy (ESA),…