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Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) OCT 7, 2016

Welcome back from Fall Break!

We hope you had a restful break and now you are ready to tackle the second quarter of 2016-17 school year. Read through this newsletter to find exciting STEAM activities and programs that you can join to enrich your education.

Challenge yourself, have fun, learn, and find your place in the world!

UPDATES & NEWS !!!

DID YOU KNOW?

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COMING UP SUHSD STEAM PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES

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OCTOBER 11TH "International GIRLS Day"

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SUHSD GIRLS!


Check out how Girls in STEM are changing our world HERE.

GIRL POWER!

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Have you considered pursuing a STEM career?

Don't miss the Girls Inspiring Real Leadership and STEM (G.I.R.L.S) Conference at Eastlake High School on Saturday, October 8, 2016 [9am -12pm]

It is an awesome event that motivates and inspires young girls to take on leadership roles and to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). This event is for high school students only. Boys are welcome too! It's free!

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NAVAIR/SWEETWATER Inaugual Quadcopter Challenge

Join us to experience our Inaugural Quadcopter event at Sweetwater High School!

Participating schools:

  • Chula Vista High School
  • Eastlake High School
  • Hilltop High School
  • Olympian High School
  • Southwest High School
  • Sweetwater High School

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 10am

2900 Highland Avenue

National City, CA

Event start time: 10:00AM


High school students have been tasked with building their own quadcopter following a common kit of parts. Each team 3D printed all the mechanical elements of their quadrotors. The students have been mentored and guided by engineers from NAVAIR and a school advisor.

All participating teams (six high schools) will face each other in a Challenge that involves picking up and dropping off an item (payload) and completing an obstacle course.


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South Bay Pumpkin Smash

Participate at this Medieval Renaissance themed event! Build with your friends and one adult mentor a catapult, trebuchet, or similar medieval device for the exciting reason to throw a perfectly good (maybe a little over ripe) pumpkin on Saturday, November 12th at the Salt Creek Golf Club Diving Range. This event is for 3rd-12th grade students.

Check out the flyer for this event HERE.

Website registration HERE.

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Inaugural Sweetwater Solar Sprint

On November 19, 2016 our middle schools will demonstrate how to harness the power of the sun in a solar-powered car race. The event will take place at Montgomery Middle School.

Join your school team!

More details HERE.

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Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research Science & Technology

Get ready to participate in SEAP next summer!


SEAP is an eight week summer internship for high school students 16 years or older. Students will gain real-world, hands-on experience and research skills at SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare Systems).

Click HERE to learn more about SEAP

Online applications are open now!

Online application link HERE.

The application will close on Nov 30, 2016.

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Teams composed of 5-8 students from the same school battle each other to protect and attack cyber targets.

START A TEAM AT YOUR SCHOOL!

Today, cyber security is the fastest growing job sector. This competition creates interest and awareness among participating schools and students while encouraging them to consider information assurance and computer security as possible career paths or courses of study in a higher education.

Read full press release HERE.

Visit SoCal Website HERE.

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Do you have an idea? Take it to the Sweetwater Science and Engineering Fair. There are 16 different categories to participate, including Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry.

What are you waiting for? You could have the solution to a world problem! It takes only three steps; get a teacher adviser, work on your awesome idea, and present your project at the fair.


Sweetwater Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) will take place on February 7, 2017 at Otay Ranch High School. More details HERE.

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It Takes a Village..... to STEAM

If you are a parent, a district staff, or a community member you can help our students through their educational journey by volunteering in our STEAM activities and programs.


Take the Survey and forge the future HERE.

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Follow us on Twitter @SUHSD_STEAM & share your STEAM news in Twitter #sweetSTEAM

or email the STEAM Programs Coordinator to share your SUHSD STEAM programs, activities, and events at jesus.ulloa-higuera@sweetwaterschools.org

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SUHSD Board Members

Nicholas Segura -President-, Paula Hall, Kevin J. Pike, Arturo Solis, Frank A. Tarantino Superintendent Dr. Karen Janney