Virtual STEAM Resources

Powerful Polymers: the Chemistry of Plastic!

UCSD ACS-SA

In this video, we uncover what plastics are chemically, how they're made, as well as why they matter to us and to the environment.

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Prickly Situation for Hikers: How to Remove Cactus

County of San Diego Parks and Recreation

Supervising Park Ranger Maggie Tull shares tips on what to do if you have a run-in with a cactus, and what you should add to your day-pack to stay prepared.

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  • College and Beyond (21+)

Qualcomm Mentor Moment

Qualcomm

Michael Alston shares advice about a future career in STEM.

  • Middle School
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  • College and Beyond (21+)

Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab: World of Work

Qualcomm

A Qualcomm(R) Thinkabit Lab(TM) teacher walks you through a World of Work session, discussing strengths, interests, and values, and how those may help guide you towards a future STEM career.

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  • Educator Specific

Qualcomm Virtual Reality Lab Tour

Qualcomm

A Qualcomm employee takes you through a tour of our Virtual Reality Lab.

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  • College and Beyond (21+)

Qualcomm(R) Thinkabit Lab(TM) : World of Work

Qualcomm

A Qualcomm (R) Thinkabit Lab(TM) instructor provides an interactive lesson on how your strengths, interests, and values may help you find a career in STEM.

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Reflections on Careers in Science for Women

Sanford Burnham Prebys

See what three Sanford Burnham Prebys scientists have to say about careers, challenges and what inspires them to become future role models for the many women aiming to achieve great things in science.

  • High School
  • College and Beyond (21+)

Revealing a new 'Experience' at ASML San Diego

ASML

The next horizon of innovation is out there, but it starts in here - ASML San Diego. Every day we come to work, proud to be part of the company that's part of everything else. Join us for a quick "virtual walk" through our new Experience Center that we hope intrigues and inspires your curiosity. Learn more about our history, people, technology and culture.

  • Middle School
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  • College and Beyond (21+)

Shapes & Civil Engineering

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Civil engineers have been using arches, triangles and trusses in the design and construction of large structures for thousands of years. From the ancient Romans to contemporary civil engineers, you will find arches and triangles in bridges, stadiums, dams and nearly any structure that has to bear heavy loads. In this program, participants will learn the secrets to the super strength of these shapes and perform experiments to gain an understanding of why they are so inherently strong!

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STEAM Career Paths for Women

DRS DAYLIGHT SOLUTIONS

Daylight Employees Alyssa Saad and Kim Saldana discuss their career paths at a company event for Girl Scouts.

  • Middle School
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Summer Research at Point Loma

Point Loma Nazarene University

Every summer, PLNU students conduct research in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, math, and physics alongside faculty mentors. Learn more about how students gain hands-on STEM experience through PLNU’s summer research program. Subscribe to Point Loma Nazarene University’s channel: http://bit.ly/subscribe-to-plnu​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PLNU/​​ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@plnu_official Twitter: https://twitter.com/PLNU​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PointLomaNaz... Web: https://www.pointloma.edu/

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  • College and Beyond (21+)
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The "E" Word

Point Loma Nazarene University

This TED talk by PLNU science educator and popular speaker, Dr. April Maskiewicz Cordero, features a description of her personal journey from atheism to a strong Christian faith.

  • High School
  • College and Beyond (21+)

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