STEM Engaged Learning

Inspiring STEM Interest in Children

CSU faculty and students are bringing a whole lot of fun to K-12 students in schools, after school youth programs, science museums and summer camps, to inspire a new generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians through project-based learning activities, programs, and courses.

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Chemical Circus at CSU Bakersfield

The chemistry department at CSU Bakersfield, in collaboration with the student chemistry club and several K-12 after-school programs, presents Chemical Circus. This interactive program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to reinforce their education while promoting an interest in science among local youth at an early age.
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Gateway Science Museum at CSU Chico

The College of Natural Science and Gateway Science Museum came together through service learning to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to master scientific content within their STEM disciplines through hands-on activity development and delivery of activities for museum visitors.
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SEE US Succeed at CSU Long Beach

SEE US Succeed! offers a two week summer camp to K-8 homeless children in the Long Beach Unified School District. During camp, students explore various concepts in geology, optics and forensic science led by credentialed teachers enrolled in CSULB's Science Education Master's Program.
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Science Center at CSU San Marcos

Professor Bianca Mothé has taken the reins on developing a science center at a local elementary school to enhance students' education in STEM. CSU San Marcos' faculty and students from a variety of STEM disciplines introduce school children to university-level science concepts in fun and creative ways that bring science to life.
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Biology: Interpretation of Science, Cal Poly Pomona

Through this service-learning course, Cal Poly Pomona students create high-impact, interactive and information-rich learning experiences for K-12 students who visit the Rain Bird BioTrek Program. Cal Poly students develop and facilitate portable exhibits that detail how every individual can help the environment while saving money through energy management and usage patterns.
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Project MISS at CSU Fullerton

CSU Fullerton's project Mathematics Intensive Summer Session (MISS), now in its 23rd summer, is a voluntary four-week summer program, designed to help underrepresented high school girls succeed in college preparatory mathematics at the Algebra II level and above.
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ACCESS at CSU Northridge

The Accelerated Coursework in Computer Science and Engineering for Student Success (ACCESS) program provides high school students with the opportunity to interact with both CSU Northridge faculty and current CSU Northridge engineering and computer science students who serve as mentors.
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Robotics at Cal Poly Pomona

Following Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic, Robotics is gaining steam as the fourth "R" in education. Dr. Jawa Mariappan's School Robotics class offers engineering students and faculty the opportunity to visit local K-12 schools to train schoolteachers and mentor students in robotics through a variety of weekly hands-on activities.
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Project Lead the Way at San José State

At San José State, mentoring and service are at the core of student success. Engineering students enrolled in Community Action and Service, an engineering service-learning course led by Dr. Stacy Gleixner, volunteer at one of six local high schools through Project Lead the Way.
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Mall Math Literacy at CSU Stanislaus

CSU Stanislaus students are helping elementary school children and their parents become math literate in their local shopping mall. By offering math homework help and enticing elementary students and their parents to play math board games and puzzles twice a week in the afternoons, Dr. Viji Sundar and her undergraduate students who are Math/Liberal Studies majors have been increasing math literacy in their community.
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