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Parents, Teachers, and High School Students
are invited to attend the
City College of San Francisco's
3rd Annual Physics Department Open House
Lab visit physics labs, participate in some exciting physics demos, and enjoy an engaging and interactive physics talk!
Thursday March 13, 2014
3:00-6:00 pm FREE
Stay for all or part of the program. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/mq5nnk5
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin
The Lowell Alumni Association offers a $1000 prize for a student interested in taking a college science or math course or participating in a science or math enrichment program this summer. You can choose where you want to go. Students must have good grades in science or math courses at Lowell and have overcome obstacles to be good students, such as low family income, primary language at home is not English, neither parent has a college degree, single parent family, or other barriers. A short application is required (see attachment). Applications must be received between March 1, 2014 and April 18, 2014, by Mr. Fong in the science department office (Room 234). Award(s) will be announced in May at the Lowell Alumni Association Awards ceremony.
Posted by: Jonathan Fong
The California Academy of Sciences is now accepting applications for their summer and year round youth programs. Please see the attached flyer for more information and application deadlines for these exciting programs for Middle and High School students.
Careers In Science Intern Program: PAID multi-year program for High School students
Student Science Fellows: 2 year fellowships for current 10th graders
TASC Teen Advocates for Science Communication: volunteer program for Middle and High School students
Science in Action: Digital Filmmaking Summer Intensive for High School Students
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin
National Academy of Engineering--Engineering for YOU Video Contest (with first prize up to $25k). Entry deadline: March 31, 2014!
Engineering creations serve the welfare of humanity and the needs of society. In the last 50 years, its achievements include helping to land astronauts on the moon, creating the Internet, and decoding the human genome. What will engineering create in the next 50 years? Rev up your creativity, pull out your camera or phone, and produce a video showing the world how you see engineering enhancing quality of life and serving the needs of society.
The competition is open to all individuals or teams in the following six competition categories:
Middle School students and younger (grades K-8)
High School students (grades 9-12)
College students (undergraduate through graduate school, full or part time)
The “Best Video Overall” will be awarded $25,000. There’s a “People’s Choice Award” of $5,000 and the top videos in each competition category are eligible for a prize of up to $5,000.
What are judges looking for?
(1) Creativity in the content selection & presentation; (2) Anticipated breadth of public appeal & interest; (3) Effectiveness in highlighting engineering contributions serving human welfare & the needs of society.
For more info: http://www.nae.edu/e4u/#linkPrints
Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Named for the first African American to walk in space, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are available to 2014 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools.
Four scholarships for two males and two females --- $5,000 each --- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris. Deadline for submissions is April 7, 2014.
***This year students may apply to the scholarship online.
Posted by: James Ryan
Informational Sessions: Tuesday and Wednesday January 7 and 8th. 3:30pm in Room 333. Regular meetings start Monday the 13th.
Mission: The UCSF-Lowell Science Research Program seeks to introduce students to the world of science, teach them laboratory techniques, inspire a passion for research and discovery, and help them develop the professional skills necessary for a successful scientific career.
Organization and logistics:
LSRP meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30PM-5PM in Room 333 from January 13, 2014 to April 24, 2014.
You may find the most up-to-date schedule of events on the Google calendar: http://goo.gl/avAyRj.
The program is organized and run by Lowell teachers Ms. Rotter, Ms. Bird, and Mr. Newhouse, as well as graduate student volunteers from UCSF.
For questions and concerns, please contact Ms. Rotter.
Program Format: LSRP provides an after-school extracurricular experience that students have the option of attending for class credit. Planned activities include science research and career talks led by UCSF professors and graduate students, hands-on laboratory workshops, and student presentations of scientific articles. Students also have the option of applying for the summer research internship program at UCSF through the LSRP.
Projects for Spring 2014
There are 3 projects that are to be completed by students participating in this semester’s iteration of the LSRP. For more information, see the attached instruction sheet.
- Short movie explaining or illustrating a scientific phenomenon, tool, or concept of your choice.
This is a group project that will be due the week before spring break.
- Group presentation on a scientific paper
This is a group project that will be due in the weeks after spring break and before AP testing.
- Reflections on guest speakers’ talks.
As in Fall 2014, you will be asked to compile a portfolio by the end of the semester.
Do I have to attend every LSRP session?
- No! You may come as frequently or infrequently as suits your schedule and degree of interest, as the program is fundamentally an after-school club. HOWEVER, if you choose to receive course credit for LSRP, you must attend most or all of the sessions and complete the three projects assigned for this semester. Moreover, your degree of participation will affect the evaluation of your application to the summer internship program, if you have chosen to apply to that
Posted by: Katrina Rotter