The National Science Foundation funds USD STEMWoW summer enrichment program for Chula Vista students

SAN DIEGO, CA -- STEMWoW is a two-year exploratory pathways project to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics interests among middle school students in a primarily Hispanic-serving area.


Students from Chula Vista area schools will participate in the two-week summer program as well as a series of follow-up booster sessions that emphasize family engagement in STEM. USD will design, develop, implement and test a multilayered STEM learning approach, specific to STEM learning and workforce development in STEM fields targeting Hispanic youth.


In total 80 students have been selected for the free program this summer, which will take place in two sessions. The first kicks off on Sunday June 17th ending on June 29th. A second group of students will come from July 8th to July 20th.


The enrichment programs are possible thanks to a $300,000 grant awarded to USD by The National Science Foundation, as part of USD’s project “bringing the World of Work and Informal STEM education (STEMWoW).”


USD’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, The College of Arts and Sciences, The Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education and The School of Leadership and Education Sciences are all Collaborating in this summer’s STEMWoW program.

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