Students on KQED Radio

May 3, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

This week Santa Clara High School’s journalism class was featured on KQED Radio’s Youth Takeover, including work from three 10th grade students from the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute. Samantha & Vincent did a piece about libraries interviewing Emma (another SLI 10th grader), and Sam spoke about public speaking. To listen to their stories, you can visit … Read More

49ers SLI Teams Compete in Tech Challenge!

May 2, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

Last weekend, teams from all over the bay area competed in Tech Challenge 2018: Drop & Dash. This year, SLI sent eleven teams from Cabrillo Middle School and nine teams from Santa Clara High School. As the San Jose Tech Museum website describes, “This signature program of The Tech invites teams of students in Grades 4-12 … Read More


April 30, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

STEMATIX, a completely student-run and student-written magazine, has produced its third issue with articles from 49ers SLI middle and high school students. This issue’s theme centers around flight and space travel. In addition, the STEMATIX team is thrilled to announce that they are now collaborating with Stanford Sciences Penpals program!  Stanford Science Penpals has graciously agreed to … Read More

Levi’s Stadium 49ers SLI Career Day

April 24, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

This April, all 49ers STEM Leadership Institute students from both middle and high school were invited to attend a one-of-a-kind Career Day at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers EDU team arranged this day-long event, tailoring it specifically for SLI students’ passions and career goals. In December, students filled out surveys, describing their interests, their possible future plans, … Read More

49ers SLI Students Receive Awards for Synopsys Projects

April 12, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

A highly selective regional science fair with strict research requirements, Synopsys Championship hosts participants from all over the Bay Area every year. Forty-two SLI projects were accepts this year; twenty-nine from Cabrillo Middle School and thirteen from the high school; and we are thrilled to announce that over a third of those projects received awards … Read More

Students Are Preparing for San Jose Tech Museum’s Tech Challenge & MakerFaire

April 5, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

SLI middle school and high school students having begun preparing for their Spring challenges. Half of students will be competing the San Jose Tech Museum’s Tech Challenge and the other half will present research and design projects at MakerFaire.  This year for tech challenge, students have been given a scenario that requires creative thinking and diligent problem-solving: “Imagine … Read More

49ers SLI Students Receive Honorable Mentions from ExploraVision

March 12, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

A nationwide competition for grades K-12, ExploraVision focuses on the history and future of technology; it has very open-ended guidelines that allow contestants to get very creative and imaginative in their research projects. Competing teams select a specific current technology and research its origin, its modern day purpose, and its design. “The students must then project into … Read More

49ers SLI 9th Graders Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium

March 10, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

SLI 9th graders visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where they explored the many exhibits showcasing marine wildlife and habitats from the Monterey Bay and from around the world. Current exhibits include: ¡Viva Baja!, an exploration of the creatures that live off those coast of Baja California Tentacles, which features octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, all masters … Read More

49ers SLI Student-Run Magazine Publishes Second Issue

February 1, 201849ers STEM Leadership Institute

Students have released the second issue of STEMATIX, SLI’s 100% student-run and written magazine. Earlier this year a few proactive 8th graders began the magazine and since it’s first issue, their team has grown to include more 7th and 8th graders. These students’ initiative, resourcefulness, and passion is admirable and inspiring, and the staff at the … Read More