Virtual STEAM Resources

Employee Resource Networks: Diversity & Inclusion at Vertex

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex employees discuss the diversity and inclusion programs available to them at Vertex.

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College and Beyond (21+)

Entomology Lab Tour

Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures, County of San Diego

If you have ever gone to a farmers’ market, checked out at a grocery store, pumped gas or wondered if that produce was truly organic, you have benefitted from the Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures. Learn from Dr. Cass, an employee at the Department about what they do in the entomology lab!

  • Grade School
  • Middle School
  • High School

Environmental Health Specialist with Emergency Response Assignment

County of San Diego Hazardous Materials Division

Watch this short 5 minute video to learn about an interesting career in Environmental Health from Todd Burton, member of the Hazardous Incident Response Team. The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health & Quality have staff out in your community everyday to help protect the citizens of San Diego from the harmful effects of hazardous materials.

  • Grade School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College and Beyond (21+)

Experiment - Acid-Base Indicator

Hologic

Acid – Base Indicator – Learn about acid and base with red cabbage juice, water, lemon juice, and baking soda.

  • Grade School
  • Middle School

Frankenstein's Hand

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

In this experiment, Gavin and Roman combine two compounds, which creates a chemical reaction. That chemical reaction releases a gas that we capture and use to create Frankenstein’s hand! Try this with some household supplies you may have around the home.

  • Pre-K
  • Grade School
  • Middle School

Future of Vertex

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Reshma Kewalramani, President and CEO, talks about the future of Vertex.

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College and Beyond (21+)

Hologic Company Tours 2021

Hologic

Marilyn Vi, Senior Director of R&D, takes you on a tour of how Hologic started as a company 35 years ago with just 6 employees on the idea of building a densitometer for determining patients' bone health to Hologic's nearly 7,000 employees today on championing women's health globally and enabling healthier lives everywhere, every day.

  • Pre-K
  • Grade School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College and Beyond (21+)

How Lasers Work

DRS DAYLIGHT SOLUTIONS

Simple explanation of the operating principal of a laser.

  • Grade School
  • Middle School

How Soap Works

County of San Diego, Live Well San Diego

Live Well San Diego shows a demonstration on how soap works to repel and wash away viruses, germs, and dirt.

  • Grade School
  • Middle School
  • High School

How to Create a Portfolio with NewSchool of Architecture & Design

NewSchool of Architecture & Design

During this video session we will go over the basics on how to create a design portfolio for college admission consideration. Putting together a portfolio of your best projects can be a fun task and we want to help you along the process of becoming the next top designer or architect!

  • High School
  • College and Beyond (21+)
  • Educator Specific

Illustrating Our Scientific Strategy

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Learn about the Vertex research principles that are the connective thread behind everything we do — from discovering molecules to applying our work in the clinic — and our hopes for the future of our pipeline.

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College and Beyond (21+)

Inside the special lab that handles the coronavirus and other dangerous pathogens

Sanford Burnham Prebys

This video, shot just a few days before the opening our brand-new Biosafety Level 3 laboratory, is a unique opportunity to be inside the lab before it goes "hot" with virus. Only specially-trained personnel can enter once it does.

  • Grade School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College and Beyond (21+)

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It takes true community spirit and engagement to build a successful Festival Week and momentum to support ongoing programs. Our mission is to provide meaningful year-round STEAM experiences for youth and adults alike in San Diego, and throughout the state of CA through our virtual platform.

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