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Bay Area Science - Portal for all things science in the bay area, especially those education-related.

New!YouStem Bay Area: Great listing of searchable, K-12 Science & Tech educational opportunities in the SF Bay Area

Science Cafes - Find other free Bay Area science seminars.

Science at Cal: UC-Berkeley events, activities, news, research and the East Bay Science Cafe.

Wonderfest: The Bay Area BEACON of Science with lots of fun educational events

I can haz fiziks

Nano-High at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Discontinued after 2015 but talks posted on website

Astronomy - Biology - Chemistry - Civil Engineering - Computer Science - Electrical Engineering - Environmental Science - Geology - Mathematics - Mechanical Engineering & Robotics - Medicine - Neuroscience - Physics - Zoology


Star Gazing:





Coming soon:

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Science



Mechanical Engineering & Robotics



International Brain Bee 

The International Brain Bee is a not-for-profit neuroscience competition for high school students. The Brain Bee's Bay Area competition usually takes place in February and the finals in early March.




Local, Free Science Talks

What Physicists Do: Mondays at 4pm at Sonoma State: List of talks & link to flyer here

Marine Biology & Environmental Science Seminars: Wednesdays at 3:30 pm at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies: Schedule here

Mt. Tamalpais Astronomy Programs (Apr-Nov) talks followed bythe Urban Astronomer and Star-gazing - in Marin!

Summer Programs

for High School students in California and throughout the U.S.

Restricted Application Programs (by deadline date)

  • For Low-income Students & Ethnic Minority Sophomores & Juniors: Deadline Feb. Stanford School of Medicine Summer Residential Program -"Promoting the representation of ethnic minority and low-income groups in the health professions." At Stanford, , 8 weeks, No cost.
  • For Women & Minority/Hardship Juniors: Deadline is Feb. UCSF Biomedical and Health Sciences Internship for Underrepresented High School Students- In San Francisco, sponsored by the Dept. of Pediatrics. No cost.
  • For Juniors attending a Sonoma Cty public HS: Sonoma State HS Internship in STEM
  • For Juniors Doing well in Pre-Calc or Calculus: Deadline March 1 Summer Science Program in Celestial Mechanics - CalTech-sponsored program for motivated/gifted high school students with Santa Barbara and New Mexico campuses, 5 weeks. Financial aid available.
  • For Students ages 16 + (including seniors & college students) Deadline March 1, 2013 NIH Summer Internship in Biomedical Research Around the U.S. (not in CA) No cost, may include a stipend.
  • For High-performing Math & Science HS Students: Application period: 2/1 – 3/15 COSMOS: California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science Campuses include UC Davis, Santa Cruz, Irvine, San Diego, 4 weeks. Financial aid available.
  • For High School Students Seriously into Math: Deadline is March 13, 2013 Stanford University Mathematics Camp,  At Stanford 7/10 – 8/6.  Financial aid available.
  • For Sophomores & Juniors in Marin & Sonoma counties: Deadline is March Buck Institute Summer Scholars Students are paid a stipend of $1280 for the 7 weeks of full-time internship.
  • For Sophomore, Junior (& Senior) Students with a 3.0+GPA: Deadline is May or later UC Berkeley Pre-Collegiate Program In Berkeley (and/or online), a variety of sessions & classes. Seniors may enroll as visiting students. No financial aid.

For All High School Students

  • College of Marin Summer Session Check website regularly for calendar updates.
  • Santa Rosa Junior CollegeSummer Session: Catalog online by 2/20, online registration open 5/9, starts 6/13. Requires application.
  • Stanford EPGY Summer programs in a variety of science-related fields. Rolling admissions starting with apps received by Feb. 9. Applicants must submit supporting materials, but no actual standards for admission are given. Limited need and merit-based scholarships available. At Stanford, 3&4 week sessions
  • UC Davis Young Scholars Program 6 week science research program. Limited # of fee reductions available.
  • USC Summer ProgramFinancial aid recipient deadline is April 1, all others May 6.  Includes introductory architecture, engineering, pre-med and other 4-week science courses. 
  • UCLA Summer Institutes – Rolling admissions.  Limited merit&need -based scholarships available.
  • National Student Leadership Conference Scholarship deadline March 22, otherwise rolling admissions. Engineering, medicine & healthcare programs at UC Berkeley, other campuses.

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