This Week @ UC San Diego Highlights CREATE Partnership Programs

CREATE partnership programs connecting UC San Diego undergraduates to K-12 students in San Diego schools are featured in a top story in This Week @ UC San Diego, the university’s online weekly news magazine. The article, “The Power of Partnerships,” spotlights service learning opportunities for UC San Diego undergrads, and includes the Department of Education Studies’ Partners at Learning program…

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…

New UC San Diego Vans Support Student Outreach Programs

Honk! Honk! All aboard! In an exciting new pilot investment of campus resources, three new bright and shiny eight-passenger vans are now available to UC San Diego students who are working as program volunteers or in course-related service. The vans transport UC San Diego riders to and from the university to various community service activities,…

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 mathematics). The brainchild of forward-thinking Vista Unified School District (VUSD) administrators and teacher leaders (especially…

Getting Your Feet Wet: Citizen Scientists Explore Water Use in San Diego

CREATE STEM Success Partner Spotlight On January 25, 2014, multiple UC San Diego partners participated in a “WATER: In Search of Solutions” event at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The event was part of a larger National Science Foundation-funded initiative with three hubs, one in San Diego. Nan Renner, a recent UC San Diego PhD…

After School Computer Science Program Helps Gompers’ Students Crack the Code

ThoughtSTEM, a company founded to introduce and teach computer programming to students ages 8-18, is connecting with UC San Diego CREATE to offer a weekly workshop to students at Gompers Preparatory Academy (GPA), a UC San Diego partnership school. The brainchild of three UC San Diego PhD students, ThoughtSTEM offers hands-on, project based programs designed…

Gompers Preparatory Academy graduates 100% college-bound

In June, Gompers Preparatory Academy (http://www.gomperscharter.org/), a UCSD Partnership School, met its goal of graduating 100% of its first senior class — with each student accepted to college. See their pre-graduation press release for a list of schools accepting GPA seniors: Press_Release_Gompers_Prep_Graduation_2012_final_06_19_12-1 And here’s a video with clips from GPA’s first graduation: