Learning and Career Building Opportunities

B.A.T.S. aims to provide you with the most up-to-date information on STEM learning and career building opportunities. "Breaking news" type opportunities are regularly announced on our home page, and in more detail on our Facebook page here. You can also get these announcements via email with the Opps For B.A.T.S. newsletter. In addition, be sure to check out the list of upcoming events and ongoing programs below. Other websites to check include YouSTEM, YouResearch, Pathways to Science, TeenLife, The Connectory, the San Francisco Unified School District Science Department, the Global SPHERE Network, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. If you know of other STEM opportunities or resources to find them that we should be promoting, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

October
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) STEM College and Career Fairs provide a forum for colleges and universities to share STEM-related educational opportunities with prospective students and their parents; and, allows representatives from industry, professional associations/societies and non-profit organizations to educate students and parents on STEM-related career opportunities. On Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 10a-2p, NACAC is hosting a STEM College and Career Fair at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This event is the perfect opportunity to talk to colleges and universities representatives about their STEM degree programs, as well as attend a workshop to learn about internship and career opportunities from STEM industry professionals. Learn more at www.nacacfairs.org/silicon-valley-stem or register now at www.gotomystemfair.com.

TECH WHERE YOU LIVE - a TeenTechSF Civic Hackathon will take place October 13 & 14, 2018 (Sat, 8:30am - 6:00pm, Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm) at the Make School (555 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102). All Bay Area teens (ages 13-18) are invited to attend this event to turn your big ideas into tech solutions for civic problems during two action-packed days. They'll be focusing specifically on the opportunity to use technology to solve problems in the communities where teens live. Beginners are welcome! They'll have experienced mentors from TeenTechSF and Make School on hand to help turn your tech dreams into reality. Plus there will be workshops on game design, website & app development, pitch development, electronic circuitry with @MakeyMakey, coding with @Arduino, rapid prototyping with @littleBits, and pitch development. Sign up as a team or make new friends & join a team on the day of the hackathon. Cool prizes from @littleBits, @MakeyMakey, @LeapMotion, and more! **Space is Limited, So Sign Up Here Now**  Note: Beginners can also attend the pre-event for more practice!  Learn more here.


November
Mark your calendars for the annual Bay Area Science Festival, including the "Discovery Days" grand finale at AT&T Park on Saturday, November 3, 2018. This year they plan to have an exclusive area just for Bay Area teens! Stay tuned for more details, or sign up for the Opps For B.A.T.S. e-newsletter to get the latest breaking news via email.

Ongoing Bay Area Programs

Some of the best STEM programs and internships for teenagers in the country are provided in the Bay Area. Please visit the websites of our ever-growing colony of friends below for more information on these ongoing programs.

Colleges and Universities

University of California, Berkeley  Stanford University University of California, San Francisco University of California, Santa Cruz University of San Francisco Sonoma State University University of California (various campuses)

Youth and Community Organizations

Laboratories and Other Research Facilities

Maker Spaces

Classroom Visits

These organizations will visit your classroom, so ask your teacher to check them out and sign 'em up!
  • Green Art Workshop is a hands-on, eco-conscious program that brings teaching artists into classrooms to help students re-envision everyday discarded materials while encouraging environmental awareness and critical thinking throughout the creative process.
  • Planet Bee Foundation is dedicated to creating a green minded generation by inspiring environmental stewardship and individual action through the teaching lens of the struggling honey bee.

More to Come!

We are working to grow this list as much as possible, so please check back frequently.