• STEM Institute

Institute Faculty Deliver Summer STEM Education

In addition to free CIRCLe Labs activities for K-8th grade students in Emeryville, the Institute for STEM Education's Board of Directors and Faculty members will be busy throughout the East Bay area with these programs:


High School: Summer Math Bridge program at Oakland High, to give students a jump start on the school year: week of July 17, by Julie McNamara (Department of Teacher Ed) and Julia Olkin (Math Department). Sponsored by Warriors Foundation.

Entering Cal State East Bay Students: Quick Start Math Institute preparing students who need math remediation for college-level work so they can start the school year in their major, without having to take remediation courses. By Julia Olkin and Julie McNamara, August 21 - September 1.

FOR TEACHERS Grades PreK-3: Teaming for Effectiveness and Equity in Mathematics Summer Institute, August 14-16, by Julie McNamara and Julia Olkin, improving mathematics content knowledge and teaching in Hayward Unified School District, especially to reach English Language Learner students. Grades 3-8: Science Partnership Professional Development Workshop in earth, physical, and life sciences by Jeff Seitz, Nazzy Pakpour, Kathryn Hayes, and Patrick Fleming, June 28-30.

Cal State Faculty: Next Generation Alliance for Science Educators Toolkit—Professional Development workshop for faculty at five CSU campuses.


Solar Suitcase Expansion: Associate Professor Erik Helgren will be working with CSU faculty at Monterey Bay, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Humboldt State, and Sacramento State to expand the Solar Suitcase project which teaches middle and high school students to build portable Solar Suitcases that bring electricity to some of the 1.3 billion people around the world who have no other access. This project received funding from PG&E and the CSU Chancellor’s office.

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