Data guides
our work

In 2012, the Gateways East Bay STEM Network “Cradle2Career” regional partnership, convened by the Institute, issued a report that defined a “roadmap for success” for all students pursuing STEM studies. This roadmap, the product of two years of work by P-20 educators as well as business and community leaders, defined Institute priorities that continue today. Importantly, the roadmap addresses the entire student experience, including not only academic achievement benchmarks, but also student, family, and school support.





Our philosophy of continuous
improvement pushes us to​​

What are better ways to teach elementary mathematics to English Language Learners?

always
ask more.






What is the best way to support afterschool educators in providing STEM activities?

How can we broaden students’ awareness of what kinds of STEM jobs may be out there for them?


How can we support middle and high school students in college exploration?

Action through inquiry

  1. WE HAVE PUT INTO ACTION
    We have launched thrre regional Communities or Practice to support afterschool educators in improving their facilitation skills to more effectively support STEM learning.  This low-cost, collaborative approach supports tohe development of social networks that individual participants can use to grow and develop their professional skills

    OUR PARTNERS
    Alameda County Office of Education, California Department of Education, Community Resources for Science, Girls Inc of Alameda County, California Academy of Sciences, California School-Age Consortium, Lawrence Hall of Science.
  2. WE HAVE QUESTIONED
    What is the best way to support afterschool educators in providing STEM activities?

    WE HAVE LEARNED
    Afterschool programs are increasingly being asked to improve the quality of the educational component of their program with few available resources.  Afterschool educators are generally enthusiastic but untrained in supporting learning.  Afterschool educators are very isolated from their peers.
  1. WE HAVE QUESTIONED
    How can we can broaden students’ awareness of what kinds of STEM jobs may be out there for them?


    WE HAVE LEARNED
    Bringing students face-to-face with a diverse group of people working in STEM fields, and offering students tours of STEM workplaces in their own communities, can be a powerful way to expand awareness and interest.
  2. WE HAVE PUT INTO ACTION
    STEM Career Awareness Days, which the Institute now helps convene in Berkeley/Emeryville, Hayward, and San Francisco. What began with Bayer’s Berkeley site with 35 students now exposes close to 1,000 high school students to 500 STEM professionals—from warehouse workers to groundbreaking researchers—from 80 companies throughout the Bay Area.

    OUR PARTNERS
    East Bay Economic Development Alliance; City of Berkeley; City of Emeryville; Bayer Corporation; Wareham Development; Port of Oakland; UCSF; San Francisco Unified School District; City of San Francisco, etc.

  1. WE HAVE QUESTIONED
    How can we support middle and high school students in college exploration?

    WE HAVE LEARNED
    Leveraging partnerships on campus with existing resources such as the Welcome Center and HOST Labs, we can create robust on-campus experiences for middle- and high-school students to explore the college experience, while giving our students and faculty the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills.
  2. WE HAVE PUT INTO ACTION
    Working with our partners we have have organized on-campus activities for middle- and high-school students that give them the opportunity to tour our campus, have Q&A sessions with CSUEB students, participate in hands-on demonstrations with faculty, tour labs, observe college classes, and learn more about STEM and STEM disciplines.

    OUR PARTNERS
    Faculty in the College of Science, faculty in the College of Education and Allied Studies, East Bay Student Nursing Association (EBSNA), Hands on Science Teaching (HOST) Labs, MESA, the Sustainability Center, the Welcome Center
  1. WE HAVE QUESTIONED
    What are better ways to teach elementary mathematics to English Language Learners?


    WE HAVE LEARNED
    Recruiting teams from schools including the principal creates a support network that amplifies the effect of training and workshops.  Recruiting a cross-disciplinary team of leaders to provide the workshop content allows each member to focus on their area of strength and the participants to benefit from more integrated approach to  professional development.
  2. WE HAVE PUT INTO ACTION
    We recruited teams from 5 elementary school including principals and district level administrators.  Our development teach consists of faculty from CSUEB and SFSU with specialities in mathematics education, mathematics, English Language Learning education, development of Leadership in Education,  and Early mathematics.

    OUR PARTNERS
    Hayward Unified School District, CSUEB College of Education, CSUEB College of  Science, San Francisco State University Department of Child Development.