STEM Events

Join the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) for Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)

  • On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST, NCWIT will co-host and participate in a “Showcasing & Encouraging Equity During CSEdWeek” Twitter chat with Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) and National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP).
  • On Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. PST, NCWIT Research Scientist JeffriAnne Wilder will lead a webinar, hosted by National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP): “Bridging the ‘Encouragement Gap’ in STEM +C.” // Register here.

Code.Org Teacher Professional Learning

Code. org and its regional partner(s) will be providing professional learning for teachers in CS Fundamentals (K-5) , Exploring Computer Science or Computer Science
Discoveries, and in Computer Science Principles in California.
LAUSD teachers – If you are interested in joining a 2019-2020 cohort, the online application will be accessible through Code.org and will open in January 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Guest-Johnson at dmg0923@lausd.net .
Non-LAUSD Teachers – The Viterbi Adopt-aSchool, Adopt-a-Teacher (VAST) program will host Code.org’s teacher professional learning programs in Summer 2019 for middle and high school teachers who want to teach a new Computer Science course
in their school in the 2019-20 Academic Year. You can apply here: https://viterbipk12.usc.edu/code-org/

STEP EOP Giveaways

From time-to-time, we give away surplus STEM supplies to the schools in our Programs and Networks. If you are interested in any of the items listed here , they are available for pick up on a first come-first serve basis. You would be responsible for coming to USC to get them. You can email us to arrange a time to pick up the items. We have new items to give away!!

Immediate opportunity for Elementary Schools within a 1 mile radius of USC

The “3D Printing 4 Everyone” USC Viterbi student organization aims to 3D print educational materials and visual aids for primary and elementary school students around the USC area. Their goal is to both expose students to the interdisciplinary world of 3D printing as well as use their 3D printing capabilities to enhance the learning experience for your students. They want to work with teachers to provide educational models. They will meet with teachers as necessary to provide them with materials based on their lessons. If you are interested, please email them here

Amazon Future Engineer

Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate, and train children and young adults from underserved and low-income communities to pursue careers in computer science. Amazon aims to inspire more than 10 million kids each year to explore computer science, fund CS courses for over 100,000 underprivileged young people in 2,000 low-income high schools across the U.S., and award 100 students from under-served communities pursuing degrees in computer science with four-year $10,000 annual scholarships, as well as internships at Amazon to gain work experience.

Find out about STEM events in the LA area:

City of STEM is an opportunity for L.A. to showcase a science, technology, and engineering ecosystem that is creating new opportunities every day and putting L.A. at the center of a global movement to envision tomorrow and build it today.
Learn all about the city of STEM and upcoming events.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Applying to college is a complicated process, so the College Board created a program that guides you through it.
It doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Starting this December, complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.
CSSI is not your average summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering and other closely related subjects.
Application opens in January
 

Viterbi Volunteers

The USC Viterbi School is launching a program to help our students get more active in serving our community. If you would like to have Viterbi Students volunteer for your organization, please click here to submit your information!

Girls Build Application Opens August 15th!
LA Promise Fund selects 50 teams to compete in the Girls Build Challenge. Each team selected to participate will receive grant funding and training to implement an organic, community-based, and data-driven solution to their challenge.
QuestBridge connects the nation’s brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education such as USC and further opportunities.
Current juniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges can apply for the College Prep Scholars Program . The application will open in early 2019 and is due in March 2019.

 Take The Female Lead 

The National Girls Collaborative is promoting the book  The Female Lead Seeing is Believing by giving schools the free book and teaching materials. Order yours now !

Teacher Advisor With Watson

Teacher Advisor With Watson, a free online tool powered by IBM Watson artificial intelligence technology to help them confidentially access targeted Watson plans and video for math instruction.
 

Research Experience for Teachers (RET)

TANMS Research Experience for Teacher (RET) is a 6-week, full-time, research-based summer professional development program that provides hands-on, cross-disciplinary research experiences for high school teachers and community college professors.

Coding in English Class? Yes! And in Your Class Too!

Tips to create your own coding lessons or units from onine programs that allow students to work at their own pace. Click here for more info

 Engineering Go For It

A variety of tools to boost your students’ math and science skills, enliven the classroom with engineering projects, expand your own professional horizons and stay informed.Subscribe, and a newsletter with updated features will arrive in your in-box every month.

Meteorite Exhibit

When: Every Monday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Westwood,UCLA Meteorite Gallery,
595 Charles Young Drive East, L.A.
Cost: Free
Target Audience: General Public
Type of Event: Exhibit
Event Summary:
The UCLA Collection of Meteorites is the largest in West Coast, over 2500 samples from 1500 different meteorites .About 100 of these are exhibited in the Meteorite Gallery.