STEM 2019

The STEM Academy is a three week summer program designed to help students learn science, technology, engineering and math skills within the context of their own culture. Students engage in a variety of critical thinking and hands-on activities that help them identify, explore and tackle problems within their own communities. Throughout the program, students gain valuable research, product design and technical skills. Some activities that students have partaken in past years include: building biologically inspired robots, using native plants to learn about water filtration, experimenting with traditional gastronomic techniques, visiting UC Berkeley and hearing from inspiring guest speakers. The Academy seeks to emphasize collaboration and traditional knowledge as the foundation upon which students build their STEM skills. -Mira Cheng