There are many resources here at Cal for local Bay Area elementary, middle, and high school students. Please continue reading to learn more about these organizations and how to get involved!
LHS is UC Berkeley’s public science center, and has been providing parents, kids, and educators with opportunities to engage with science since 1968. The Lawrence Hall of Science is working to significantly increase the quality and quantity of science learning for every student by providing programs that engage all students in science across learning environments. To learn more about visiting LHS, please visit http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org
BEAM is the premier Mentoring and Outreach organization at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering. Berkeley Engineers and Mentors was created to provide students across the East Bay with engaging engineering activities that promote interest in math, science, and engineering. BEAM is an after school program at K-12 schools, and every week, UC Berkeley engineering students come to your child’s school and teach hands-on engineering and science lessons. Please visit beam.berkeley.edu for more information about BEAM.
Society of Women Engineers is a national nonprofit organization. Its objective is to encourage and empower women to reach their full potential as engineers. SWE strives to highlight the achievements and contributions of women as leaders and engineers. SWE hosts SWE Science Saturdays intended for elementary school students, and SWE Science Scholars intended for middle school students. For more information about SWE’s outreach programs, please visit their outreach page.
The Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) program is designed to introduce students to engineering through a fun, hands-on, out-of-the-classroom experience. They focus on the communities around UC Berkeley, where students from the College of Engineering can make the largest impact with their talents and experience. They hope to inspire more local students to consider engineering as a career, pursue math and science classes, and apply their critical thinking skills to new challenges. This is a high school level robotics competition, and for more information about PiE, please visit their website at pioneers.berkeley.edu