July 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.- Robert M. Hutchins, U.S. educator (1899-1977)

Let the Sparks fly!

December 9, 2014 in Spark a Passion, Spark of Innovation

Sparks were definitely flying at Science@OC’s 2014 SPARK Imagination Event on November 20th at the Beckman Center. Sparks of inspiration and innovation were exchanged between the outstanding educators and cutting-edge STEM professionals in Orange County. Read the rest of this entry →

Lisa McClellan inspires a love of discovery

October 12, 2014 in Spark a Passion

“Being a scientist is a way of looking at the world, an insatiable curiosity to understand everything – to create and even destroy, if necessary, for the sheer thrill of discovering how the world works.”


Science@OC recently interviewed Lisa McClellan a 5th grade teacher at McGaugh Elementary in the Los Alamitos School District and former Cotsen fellow and mentor. Her passion for science was sparked by her parents who were school teachers, and her grandfather who encouraged her learning. She takes pride in student success stories, and believes students have no limits on what they can accomplish today. We applaud Lisa for igniting a sense of discovery in her classroom and to encouraging her students to continue their exploration online. Click here to read her entire interview.