Article About MakerFaire Features 49ers SLI Students

June 6, 201749ers STEM Leadership Institute

Weekly, titled “Santa Clara Techies and Tinkerers Convene at the Twelfth Annual Bay Area Maker Faire,” features a brief interview with a couple SLI middle school students: …Santa Clara students at the Faire included Cabrillo Middle School eighth graders Samhitha Hebbale and Lekhana Vankayala, who presented their project on crystallization. They are part of a competitive 6-year … Read More

NASA at Santa Clara High School

June 3, 201749ers STEM Leadership Institute

A couple weeks ago, several scientists from NASA’s Ames Research Center visited Santa Clara High School to speak to advanced math and science students, including SLI 9th graders. Over three hundred students from AP biology, physics, statistics, both levels of calculus, and computer science were invited to the conference. The day started with a introductory speech, given … Read More

49ers SLI 7th Graders Help Restore the Wetlands

June 1, 201749ers STEM Leadership Institute

SLI’s 7th graders are currently studying ecosystems, human impact on the environment, and geology; and they recently got the exciting opportunity to get their feet wet (and their hands dirty) restoring Bay Area wetlands. Under the expert guidance of Save The Bay (a Bay Area organization dedicated to restoring Bay Area ecosystems), SLI students spent the afternoon … Read More