Science Fair is in the Air at SLI

February 28, 201949ers STEM Leadership Institute

At the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, science fairs are on everyone’s mind at the moment. The program hosted its first-ever Science Showcase, where SLI’s 9th & 10th-grade cohorts showcased 45 science projects. Over 24 judges from industry and education backgrounds visited students’ displays and spoke with them about their research and findings.  Students presented research on a … Read More

Learning By Giving Partnering with 49ers STEM Leadership Institute

November 22, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

Students attending the Learning by Giving reception. Learning by Giving is partnering with the 49ers Foundation and SLI to implement a pilot program aimed to teach students the art and business of philanthropic giving. All juniors will go through an accelerated month-long intensive of experiential philanthropy; they will participate in experiential learning by studying nonprofits and giving away … Read More

Freshmen get a Close Look at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

October 17, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

Last week SLI 9th graders visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The day-long field trip included a hands-on “Discovery Lab” seminar given specifically for our students, where students learned about the biodiversity of the kelp forest “The kelp forests of Monterey Bay are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth. What is biodiversity and why … Read More

Student Magazine STEMATIX Tackles Environmental Issues

October 15, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

STEMATIX, a completely student-run and student-written magazine, has produced its fourth issue with articles from SLI middle and high school students. This issue’s theme centers around global warming and environmental issues. In addition, this issue is the first to feature a Stanford Penpals article, a Q&A with Developmental Biologists from Stanford. To read this issue … Read More

Students Present Projects at MakerFaire 2017

May 25, 201749ers STEM Leadership Institute

It’s May, which means it’s time for MakerFaire! A celebration of the Maker Movement, the faire is a unique festival that blends STEM fields, art, creativity, and the design process. This year, SLI students from all three grade levels presented projects that they specifically developed for Maker Faire. Each grade level was given a theme to inspire their … Read More

Levi’s Stadium Field Trip

May 22, 201749ers STEM Leadership Institute

A couple weeks ago, SLI’s 7th grade cohort got the chance to visit Levi’s Stadium, where they saw and experienced STEM in the real world. The day included a tour of the stadium (which has incorporated several STEM related features into its design) and the 49ers Museum (which features football memorabilia and educational pieces about the science of … Read More

Students volunteer at Beyond Innovation, hosted by Beyond Sport, the 49ers Foundation, and Chevron

May 11, 201749ers STEM Leadership Institute

This week SLI Students volunteered at Beyond Innovation, a STEM event hosted by Beyond Sport, 49ers Foundation, and Chevron. The event focused on potential STEM education innovations, with the goal of filling the growing demand for STEM skills across several industries. “On May 9, over 200 leaders in business, sport, development and tech convened at … Read More

Tech Challenge – 2017

May 4, 201749ers STEM Leadership Institute

This last weekend SLI students from each grade competed in the Tech Challenge at The San Jose Tech Museum. Students were given the following goal: to construct a device to help explorers cross two ravines in an ice field. According to the 2017 official rules, “Explorers must cross each ravine, bringing their entire device across for future use. Self-powered … Read More

49ers SLI Students Volunteer at Community STEM Events

May 3, 201749ers STEM Leadership Institute

This past week SLI students volunteered at two community events in Santa Clara. The first event, STEM Central, took place on Saturday at Central Park Library. Fifteen SLI students hosted booths about FIRST Tech Challenge and other STEM activities. According to the event website, “STEM Central is an all-day, family-friendly event celebrating science, technology, engineering, … Read More