sweetSTEAM Newsletter

Sweetwater Union High School District [Sept 29, 2017]

Welcome back from Fall Break!

Let's tackle the second quarter of 2017-18 school year! Go 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!


Get involved in STEAM activities and programs!

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UPDATES & NEWS!!!

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Sweetwater Solar Sprint

On September 9, 2017, National City Middle School hosted our second annual Sweetwater Solar Sprint event for middle schools. This event was sponsored by IBEW569


All district middle schools participated in this innovative event. Click HERE for event highlights and results.

2017 Sweetwater Solar Sprint

Sweetwater VEX Robotics League

Did you know that every Sweetwater Union HSD school offers robotics as an extra-curricular STEAM activity?


On Sept. 16, 2017, we hosted our first VEX robotics league event of the school year at Otay Ranch High School! This year we have two separate leagues; a league for middle schools and a league for high schools. Click HERE for the event highlights.


Next Sweetwater VEX Robotics League event on Oct.14, 2017 at Hilltop High School.

Are you a VEX Robotics student?

2018 REC Foundation Online Challenges. The REC Foundation's Online Challenges provide a unique opportunity for students from around the world to participate in VEX Robotics Competition, show off their work, win prizes, and even win a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship. Challenges range from photography, game design animations, STEM educational videos, team websites, electronics online, robot virtual worlds, etc. Full details HERE.

Sweetwater Union HSD and National Math Science Initiative (NMSI)

AP STEM Courses (Math, Science, Computer Science, and English)

Are you a high school student taking STEM Advanced Placement classes? (AP Math, AP Science, AP Computer Science, and AP English).

This message is for you!


Sweetwater Union HSD received a grant from NMSI to help you succeed in your AP class. To learn more about NMSI CLICK HERE. Coming up! Student Study Session on October 28, 2017 - Check with your AP teacher for details.


High schools involved: Bonita Vista, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Hilltop, Mar Vista, Montgomery, Olympian, Otay Ranch, Southwest, and Sweetwater.

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DID YOU KNOW?

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FREE Minecraft (Education Edition)

All Sweetwater Union HSD students have access to Minecraft for FREE! (Minecraft Education Edition). Start creating your world! For installation instructions CLICK HERE.


*You will need to know your school email address and password username@sweetwaterschools.net to find your account information CLICK HERE.

October 11th "International Day of the Girl "

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls Learn more about it HERE.

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COMING UP!!!

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Sweetwater College Fair & Career Expo

Monday, Oct. 2nd, 5:30pm

3250 Palm Avenue

San Diego, CA

Come and explore your options! You can find more details HERE.
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3rd Annual Building & Construction Trades Careers Fair

On Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Castle Park High School will host its annual Construction Trades Career Fair. Join us and learn about higher education related to construction, apprenticeship programs, trade unions, contractors, builders much more. CLICK HERE for flyer information.

Sweetwater Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF)

Get ready to participate in the Fair! It is bigger than Science, it incorporates Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology!


Where will your imagination take you to discover?


What are you waiting for? It takes only three steps; get a teacher advisor, work on your awesome idea, and present your project at the fair. For details about 2017-18 SSEF, CLICK HERE.

https://youtu.be/gSQYhNW0jGA

2nd Annual Quadcopter Challenge

Get ready to get to new heights! Sweetwater Union HSD is partnering with NAVAIR, local community colleges, and businesses to bring a more exciting Quadcopter Challenge for this school year. Check out last year's inaugural event's highlights HERE. More details to come!

Third Annual Maker Faire San Diego

The Maker Faire will take place on October 7-8, 2017 at the Balboa Park. It’s a celebration of everything having to do with making, including knitting, robotics, music, and crafting of all kinds. The Faire takes place across 7 museums along the Prado. For more details CLICK HERE .

Student Day at Broadway Pier [OCT. 12]

Fleet Week San Diego is happening in October! On October 12, 2017, from 10:00am to 3:30pm come to the Broadway Pier & Pavilion to experience drones, robotics demonstrations, hands-on experiments, virtual reality demos, guided tours of U.S. NAVY & U.S. Coast Guard ships. RSVP is required

Flyer with full details HERE.

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STEAM / STEM CURIOUS ?

Find your STEM type!

Are you an Advisor, Designer, Explorer, Integrator, Investigator, Maker, Producer, or Solver? Each of the 8 STEM Types is based on the real knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a variety of high-demand careers. There are lots of STEAM/STEM career options after high school.


Take this online quiz to help you find a career where you can do what you love.

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OPPORTUNITIES

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2018 SPAWAR Summer Internships!

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). Applications are due on October 31, 2017 6:00pm Eastern!


For Lab specific eligibility criteria CLICK HERE!

To apply, CLICK HERE!

Undergraduate Women Academic STEM Scholarship

Women in Engineering Study.com Scholarship

A $500 award will be given to a female student pursuing any associate's or bachelor's degree program in an engineering related field of study. Full 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

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

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