We invite you to join us for the 6th Annual Science In The City Summer Camp. This camp is an opportunity to give underrepresented students of color (African American, Chicano/Latino, Indigenious Americans, and Pacific Islanders) access to science at an early age. This camp is offered through a collaboration between Stanford University’s Science In The City research group and The Social Engineering Project, Inc.
The Social Engineering Project, Inc.(“TSEP”) is an Oakland based, social impact venture designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry through pipeline programs. TSEP seeks to impact the world by building and sustaining social structures that will support themselves and impact change. In this camp, the focus is to getincoming 5th and 6th graders (only)excited about science. During our one week session, students will learn Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. This high energy camp requires young people to think hard, ask questions, and to generate powerful explanations about science. The power of getting young people involved in science and allowing them to experience success at an early age removes any doubt that science is for our children.
Some highlights to this year’s curriculum:
Virtual Reality Experimentation with real life experiences;
Investigating real life problems in our community, such as lead contamination (Flint & Oakland), and how it impacts our bodies, the environment, etc. and what can be done to solve them;
How science, chemistry, and physics impact the students in their daily lives and why mastering this knowledge is important; and
The importance of working in groups, networking, and how they can leverage their networks in the future.
Please consider joining us for this year’s camp. Check out a previous year’s coverage onKTVU Channel 2. Spaces are limited, so sign up today! Scholarships are available, however, we strongly recommend that you take the time to thoroughly complete the application. This year’s camp enrollment will be competitive.
The Basic Details
The Science in The City Camp is a day camp. Students will arrive at 9:00am for instruction and will be dismissed at 3:00pm. Lunch will be provided. As a result, please provide information about your child’s dietary or allergy limitations. We will have a 15 passenger van that will meet at 7:00am at Impact Hub Oakland to shuttle students to and from the Stanford Campus.
You must register first and pay the $350 tuition via PayPal. Hardship scholarships are also available on the link but must be completed entirely to be considered on a first come, first serve basis.