You can make a difference!

June 5, 2015 in Community Members, Get Involved, STEM Careers

Students are desperately needed in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and you can be “the one whose passion had a positive influence and made a difference”. Science@OC’s Community STEM Synergy (STEM Synergy) program needs you. Middle schools across Orange County want to host a STEM Synergy but can’t unless people like you volunteer to make it possible.

What is a Community STEM Synergy? A STEM Synergy brings middle school level students and their parents, who have the greatest influence on their future careers, together in an interactive venue with STEM professionals like you. A STEM Synergy usually takes place after-school, in the evening, or on a Saturday when parents can attend. At a STEM Synergy, participants (students and their parents), sign into two engaging 45 minutes “hands-on, discovery” sessions that introduce them to your exciting world in some area of STEM.

What do we want from you? We would like you to be one of the session presenters … yes, you. And we would like you to spread the word and invite others at your place of business or in your organization to join you in delivering a session or one of their own.

Join us on Monday, June 8 from 8:30 -10:00am to help you design your session and become a charter member of the STEMCorps. To RSVP, contact Paige Kinzler, Volunteer Coordinator at Science@OC, via email: or phone at 714.541.5300.

CTC and Pearson are seeking educators to review NGSS Subject Matter Requirements

May 31, 2015 in Educators, Get Involved

California educators and faculty from educator preparation programs are invited to review and approve updates to the Subject Matter Requirements Exams to align them to the Next Generation Science Standards. The 1/2-day review will be facilitated online in August or September. If you are interested in participating in this activity, please click here to complete the application.

If you have any questions or need further information about participating in this test development activity, contact Rachel Roy from Pearson via phone 866-613-3279 or via email