Posted by: In: events 27 May 2014 0 comments


The Institute for STEM Education at CSU East Bay, in partnership with Bayer Healthcare, Wareham Development, UC Berkeley, Berkeley City College, and the EastBay EDA hosted their annual STEM Career Awareness Day on April 11th at Wareham Development in Emeryville. Wareham Development provided every student with a video camera and a video challenge, with a first prize of $500 and a private theater showing of the winning video. Approximately 120 students from Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Oakland Tech, and McClymonds High Schools participated. There were students from the Groundwork Richmond Project as well.

Participating students viewed a Women in STEM video by CaTameron Bobino, Graduate Student, CSU East Bay were treated to remarks from Keith Carson, Alameda County Board of  Supervisors, and Sarah Kobrinsky, Poet Laureate, City of Emeryville.

Next students learned about STEM Careers: Pathways, Pitfalls & Possibilities from a panel facilitated by Trina Ostrander, Associate Director, Public Policy and Communications, Bayer Healthcare.  Panelists included:  Ridder Alvarez, Transportation Engineer, Caltrans; Jack Cunniff, Ph.D., Regional Sales Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Jateen Bhakta, Co-Founder, Ninja Pandas; Clare Bhakta, Instructor, CSU East Bay; Colleen McMahan, Acting Research Leader, US Department of Agriculture.

Afterwards the students loaded onto buses for site tours, hands-on demonstrations and Q&A sessions at local businesses including Balfour Beatty Construction, Bayer Healthcare, Ex’pressions College, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Kinemed, Meyer Sound, Swerveco, and Wareham Development.

After a catered lunch, students played Network Bingo.  Julie Sinai, Director, Berkeley School Board & Community Relations, UC Berkeley provided closing remarks.

Please visit the following link below for more information:  http://www20.csueastbay.edu/news/2014/04/postEvent-CSUEB-Bayer-hostEBhs-students-041314.html

Posted by: In: events 25 Nov 2013 0 comments

Unique partnership between life science industry, health and education leaders launch I Am A Scientist film for California high school students

Sacramento, Calif. (November 19, 2013) – To inspire youth about the benefits of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and elevate career opportunities in the life science industry, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the Department of Education, The California Endowment, California Biotechnology Foundation and Lybba today released the film I Am A Scientist. The film connects what learning STEM education can do for expanding career paths.

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Posted by: In: events 24 Sep 2013 0 comments

Second Annual STEM Career Awareness DaySTEM Career Awareness Day which was held at Berkeley City College.  The event was hosted in partnership with Bayer Healthcare, the Institute for STEM Education at CSU East Bay, Berkeley City College, Biotech Partners, I-SEEED, and Alliance for Education Solutions.  Representatives from the Offices of Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner and the Office of Senator Loni Hancock’s office spoke of the importance STEM Literacies and Networking.  STEM-based workshops were provided by CSU East Bay Faculty, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the East Bay Teacher Pathway at Chabot College and by many other volunteers from industry and academia.  .  Keynote remarks were provided by the Honorable Barbara Lee.  To view remarks on behalf of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Industry, and Education representatives, please visit the following link below:  http://web.peralta.edu/blog/2013/04/25/p-span-congresswoman-barbara-lee-introduces-career-awareness-day-at-berkeley-city-college/