The engagement of diverse people in STEM is a paramount principle of E3S
And to this end, we aim to broaden participation by promoting and participating in a number of outreach activities that promote the science behind the Center. A few of the groups we specifically target include K-12, community college students, undergraduates and the wider community we serve. Please see news and events for updates on when and where we will be doing outreach in the future. Below is a sampling of some of the outreach activities we are involved with:
A great event where kids, families, and adults get to explore the roles that science, technology, and engineering have in our lives. Scientists, companies, universities and museums will be on hand to give exciting talks and share their passion for the everyday science around us. Participants get a chance to experience hands-on experiments and discover their inner scientist. Learn more about the Bay Area Science Festival.
On CalDay we host potential students and their families, current students, alumni and the general public as part of the campus community’s annual open house. Every year E3S lets participants become scientists for the day by allowing them to perform experiments. Past experiments have included using magnetism, LEDs, and graphene. Learn more about CalDay.
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science- is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
For over six decades the mission of SWE has been to “stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.”
Founded in 1974, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) has the mission to “change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.”