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. Also 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

June
Teen Takeover! - On Friday, June 22nd from 5pm-9pm, all Bay Area teens are invited to the Computer History Museum for a teen takeover of the museum. The theme of the event is “Power Up the Future!” and it will highlight 3 major areas of technology relating to Health, Art, and Virtual Reality. There will also be food, music, and prizes along with free admission to the Museum! However, registration is required. To register, visit http://www.computerhistory.org/events. Questions? Contact Emily at estupfel@computerhistory.org.


July
Hack:Summer! - On Sunday, July 1st from 10am-6pm, all Bay Area 8th-12th grade girls (13 years-old and up) are invited to ChickTech Bay Area's first ever Hack:Summer event at Google's San Francisco location. The event encourages students to create apps that improve their summer while competing for prizes, including a grand prize of $1,000 for one awesome app!. Visit http://goo.gl/AtUZR7 for more info and to register. ChickTech is a national non-profit organization committed to increasing the participation of girls and women in technology.


August
Technovation Global Innovation Celebration - On Thursday, August 9th from 5:30pm–8:30pm, all Bay Area teens are invited to the final night of Technovation's "World Pitch" week. Here's your chance to meet and mingle with young future leaders of tech and business from around the world, plus explore artificial intelligence concepts with hands-on projects as well as meet AI experts, researchers, and tech company representatives. Technovation, a program of Iridescent (www.iridescentlearning.org), is a global technology entrepreneurship program for girls. The program enlists young women from all over the world to identify and solve problems in their local communities by developing mobile app prototypes and business plans. They work in collaboration with local or long-distance mentors to research, design, code, and pitch their apps to prospective investors. Register for this event here before it sells out!

#TeenScienceNight - On Friday, August 17th from 6:30pm-9:00pm, end summer with science and immerse yourself in the natural world at the California Academy of Sciences’ 6th annual #TeenScienceNight. All Bay Area youth ages 13 - 18 are invited to come take over the museum and explore the world of science at this free, fun-filled event. #TeenScienceNight is planned for youth, by youth, and is hosted and organized by the California Academy of Sciences' Youth Programs. Get more information here, and register here now!

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

More to Come!

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