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2019 B.A.T.S.

Teen Career Conference

Saturday, April 6, 2019  9:00am - 2:30pm

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

All Bay Area 8th -12th grade students are invited to join us for our annual Teen Career Conference! This event is the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss your interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and STEM industry and education professionals. You'll also gain valuable insights and tips about college and career preparation.

Registration is FREE for Students!

Includes Free Zoo Admission, Raffle, and Lunch!

Full conference and registration details below.

To see details and photos from last year's event, please click here.

Visualize Your Future in STEM!


9:00a-9:30a: Check-In

9:30a-10:00a: Welcome and Keynote Presentation

10:15a-11:30a: Morning Workshops

11:45a-12:15p: Lunch

12:30p-1:45p: Afternoon Workshops

2:00p-2:30p: College & Career Insight Panel and Raffle

2:30p: Explore the Zoo at Your Leisure!


PARKING NOT INCLUDED: PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE ZOO PARKING LOT TO DROP OFF STUDENTS IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO SPEND THE DAY AT THE ZOO. If you enter the Zoo parking lot for any reason, you will have to pay a $12 parking fee to exit. To avoid the parking fee, drop passengers off at the corner of Sloat Blvd and 47th St. See map here.

NO ADULT ENTRY: Parents/Guardians will not be allowed access to the event area. They are, however, encouraged to purchase a regular full price Zoo adult admission ticket and enjoy a day at the Zoo while their children enjoy the remainder of the event.  Please note that a regular Zoo adult admission ticket does not include the $12 parking fee.


Sophia Batchelor

Sophia really likes science! And she quite enjoys building things too. As a graduating senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Psychology with Honors, as well as Interdisciplinary Studies within Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Bioethics, she's taking a creative approach to her research, by building Augmented and Virtual Reality tools to try to understand the "why" of "what" we are by looking at the brain and technology. You could say her ultimate research goal is to understand through a bioscience lens how we interpret and interact with the world.

Sophia is also a proud Kiwi (meaning she's originally from New Zealand), and purposely picks projects that she has no previous knowledge about because not only does she want to learn about them, but because they are challenging, and she finds challenges fun! In addition, she's currently the Vice President of Virtual Reality at Berkeley, the largest student led VR organization in the United States. Previously Sophia interned at CodeCombat and NewPathVR, and worked as a Research Assistant at both UC Berkeley and the University of Florida. She also enjoys a very active lifestyle, and was a 2012 Olympic Qualifier and served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the New Zealand Institute of Sport. Her awards and other achievements in both athletics and academics are impressive, and include a 2012 Duckworth Trophy for Outstanding Accomplishment in Academic Pursuits and Athletic Performance. Above all, Sophia sees the youth of today as users, creators, and builders of the future, and thus only asks of them to try to build it brighter.

Register below now to engage with Sophia and find out how you can also prepare for exciting careers in Augmented/Virtual Reality, Neuroscience, and other fascinating STEM fields of the future!


Click on the images and logos below to learn about the amazing organizations presenting our skill-building workshops this year.

More information coming soon on all of the workshop options you'll be able to choose from!




Register below now before the conference sells out, or visit our Eventbrite page here.

Location, Parking, and Public Transit Information

Please click here for all location and parking details and the various public transit options for getting to the 2019 Teen Career Conference.

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