University of San Diego presents:
Youth and Community
workshop session 1
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
2023 Presenters & sessions
Intended Audience Key :
THE SCIENCE OF TORTILLAS
LA CIENCIA DE LAS TORTILLAS
STEM Outreach Ambassador
Cal State San Marcos undergraduate
High school intern, OFFERS program
Debra Moini, intern, OFFERS program
The “Science of Tortillas” allows students to explore the chemistry and physics behind the food. We demonstrate chemistry by reacting the ground maize with calcium oxide to give off the starch needed to make the dough or “masa”. Then, using physics principles, we describe how the tortilla obtains its shape using mechanical instruments and different forces and energy. Lastly, both chemistry and physics come together when we elaborate on how the cooking process takes place. This allows students from backgrounds and cultures that eat tortillas to see the science behind their creation.
CREATE at UC San Diego
UC San Diego CREATE (Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment & Teaching Excellence) is an equity-focused, community-facing research-practice-partnership center committed to supporting equitable educational opportunities for San Diego's students, K12 and beyond (K20).
CREATE houses an innovative team of researchers, youth mentors, and professional development experts working with the region's K12 teachers. Every day, we ask ourselves this question: what could we do with others to help get all groups of the region's young people ready for college and fulfilling careers, contributing their ideas and energy to the future of San Diego and beyond?
We focus on supporting K-12 students and their teachers, families, schools, districts, and community organizations in the San Diego and Imperial Valley regions, while also supporting community college students and UC San Diego student success. We help UC San Diego faculty and students to design and execute funded programming to help meet key local K12 education needs.
We also research and evaluate K12 and K20 education efforts so they #CREATEequity.
Together, we are laser focused on increasing opportunity for low-income, first-generation students underrepresented in college. Through efforts to support more local youth to prepare for success at universities like ours, we help strengthen the college-going foundation for all across our region– and hone insights improving education overall.
Brown bag innovation
Fleet Science Center
Participants will practice the engineering design process along with teamwork and empathy through this fun and engaging engineering challenge.
Using cards that generate ideas for creative designs that will help different people and animals in various difficult scenarios, participants will build and test their
Assistant Director of Education
Fleet Science Center
BiGI SUMMER ACADEMY and STEAM ACADEMY CREATION SHOWCASE
Students from the BiGI Summer Academy, led by Greater than Tech, and the STEAM Academy present the projects they created using the engineering design process to advocate for taking action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 which include “No Poverty” “Zero Hunger”, “Good Health and Well-being,” “Quality Education,” “Gender Equality,” “Clean Water and Sanitation,” “Sustainable and Clean Energy,” “Decent Work and Economic Growth,” “Reduced Inequalities,” “Climate Action,” “Life Below Water,” and “Life on Land.”
Black InGenius Initiative Summer Academy
STEAM Summer Academy
The Black InGenius Initiative (BiGI) prepares students from 6th through 12th grade to successfully graduate from high school and be accepted at the University of San Diego or anywhere they choose to go to university.
The STEAM Team Summer Academy is a two week-long quality educational experience for middle and high school students. Students are engaged in hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Participants engage their creativity, enhance their approach to problem solving, and develop communication and critical thinking skills.
YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Participants design and build a prototype of their solution to a local or global problem focusing on mental health, using playdough, clay, and other materials. They will then use a 360° panorama grid to convert their physical prototype to a low-fidelity virtual reality prototype. Participants will consider the possibilities of VR technology to address social issues and to think innovatively to create meaningful and positive change in the world.
Materials Needed to Join Virtually: Playdough, clay, coloring pencils, markers, cardboard, etc., and a phone, computer or tablet.
Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education
The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education is a non-profit Research and Development institute powering inclusive innovation and a leader in education. Affiliated with the School of Leadership & Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, we engage in pioneering research and evaluation, develop innovative curricula and technologies and support professional learning grounded in the learning sciences.
Associate Director of EdTech and Innovation Impact
Community Engagement Coordinator
Learning Experiences and Technology Coordinator
KAINGA MUSIC STEEL PAN WORKSHOp
Want to join a transformative experience through music? Learn to play a song on the steel pan (steel drum) - a beautiful sounding instrument from Trinidad & Tobago! No music experience is needed, and if you are a person that says you don't have rhythm, this is your chance to try out music in a fun and encouraging way with enthusiastic music instructors! We will create, unite, and build through music together! Come join the fun!