STEM Outreach Events
SLI partners up with others to organize events to draw in an audience of students in STEM.
Terra Vitali: Vitality of the Earth
Systems in Action for Restoring Vitality and Health
Friday, April 21, 2023
1pm - 4pm
Rooms 4501 and 4502 at Foothill College
The Earth's biosphere, encompassing over 500 million square kilometers of both organic and inorganic systems, is a complex web of nearly 9 million estimated species of plants, animals, and microbes. Seventy percent of our world is ocean, just 30% land.
These systems are interdependent, and produce vital ecosystem services, including clean air and water, fertile soil for agriculture, food, timber, and pollination. However, human activities are causing degradation to the biosphere and disrupting its ability to deliver these essential services.
See how much our world has changed!
NASA-Ames and Foothill's Science Learning Institute invites YOU to join us for a hybrid event to explore ways in which using systems thinking and efforts on converting our linear economy processes toward a circular economy in geoengineering and planetary management are helping make progress toward restoring the biosphere to its healthy state, as it was 10,000 years ago when human civilization first began to impact Earth's landscape.
We will have speakers from academia, government, and industry, and will highlight opportunities for students to get involved in such areas as ecosystems services, systems thinking, shift from linear economy to circular economy, regenerative person-centered solutions, paradigm-shift in federally funded operations to Open Science, AI utilization with application to these end goals. We are looking to have break-out sessions for discussion and idea generation
Join us to be part of a community of citizen scientists trying to make a change to restore the vitality and health of our Earth!
This will be a hybrid event - in-person at Foothill College and on Zoom.
RSVP to let us know you'll attend
Guest speakers will include:
Jonathan Trent, retired NASA Scientist, Founding Director- UpCycle Systems, Watsonville, CA.
Sanjoy Som, Planetary Sciences and Astrobiology Research Scientist at NASA Ames, Director of Blue Marble Space Institute of Science
Graham Lau, astrobiologist and communicator of science: Director of Communications and Marketing for Blue Marble Space, Research Scientist with the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, Director for the Young Scientists Program at Blue Marble; also host of the show “Ask an Astrobiologist”, which is sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Program and SAGANet.
And more to come...
Unlocking the Secrets of Transfer: SLI Alumni Panel Series
The SLI STEM Impact Team is hosting a series of sessions about transfer, especially focusing on the experiences of students/ alumni from underrepresented groups. Come join us to hear about their experiences to prepare yourself for transfer - whether it's this year or next!
Am I Smart Enough? Beating Imposter Syndrome While Transferring
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 3 - 4pm
“Am I Smart Enough? Beating Imposter Syndrome While Transferring” is the second session of SLI’s Transfer Series where Foothill alumni will talk about their experiences in adjusting academically after transfer and their experiences and their journey of overcoming imposter syndrome.
- Brandon Gomez, San Jose State University
- Steve Silva, UC Davis
- Stacy Tran, UC Irvine
Are You Ready to Move On?
Friday, February 10, 2023 from 12 - 1pm
Are you interested in hearing about transfer from former Foothill students? Are You Ready to Move on? is the first session of SLI’s Panel Series where Foothill alumni will express their successes and challenges as a transfer student. Here, panelists will talk about how they found community, secured necessities such as housing and books, and dealt with the shift from community college to university life.
- Jasslie Altamirano, UC San Diego
- Daniel Ramos, San Jose State University
- Daniel Chavez, UC Berkeley
Check out our past events
KLA Info Session
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 12 - 1:15pm
Come to this lunch-time info session about KLA, a semiconductor manuacturing company headquartered in Milpitas. KLA employees will come share their career paths and you can learn more about this field where there are well paying jobs for community college students, right out of school. Pizza will be provided for those who RSVP.
nano@Stanford Info Session
Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 12 - 1pm
Come to this lunch-time info session about the nano@Stanford internship program for community college students. Free lunch will be provided, and we'll Zoom in to hear about the program from Daniella Duran, the Education and Outreach manager at nano@Stanford. We'll also hear from some current commiunity college interns about their experience.
Applications the internship program are being accepted now!
Recording from the Info Session to be posted.
SLI Boba Social
Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 4 - 6pm
Join the SLI community in a study break where you will
- meet other STEM students and members of the SLI community
- practice networking in a safe and structured environment
- drink some free Boba!
We'll have some structured fun activities to help you practice networking, something that can be super hard and which we often just avoid. Come mix and mingle with us right before exam week!
National STEM Day
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
National STEM Day is an nationally recognized day to celebrate STEM and encourage people of all ages to explore and get inspired by STEM and its presence in our lives.
Foothill STEM Day
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 1:30 - 3:30pm
PSEC Quad (up by parking lot 4)
Immediately following New Student Orientation
All current and new Foothill students are invited to join in this free event! Faculty and departments will have booths set up with flyers and information about majors and courses. They will also be doing presentations and demos to get you introduced to all the STEM disciplines.
There will be prizes raffled off, including and iPad, earbuds, graphing calculators, a pizza party for a winner and 10 Foothill friends, and other items.
Come network and get ready for STEM at Foothill!
No RSVP needed - just show up!
Departments that will be represented:
- Computer Science
- the STEM Division
- the STEM Center
- the Science Learning Institute
Community College in Hindsight Panel
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 11:30am - 1pm
Foothill College, Room 4605, PSEC Quad
Hear from a panel of Ph.D. students about their path from community college to a research institution.
Earth Day Event
Dimensions of Restorative Action
Organized by Foothill's Science Learning Institute in partnership with NASA-AMES
Friday, April 22, 2022, 1pm - 4pm
Find out more on the Earth Day Canvas page
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