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Exciting STEM opportunity for high school students

To encourage more students to purse the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Edwards Lifesciences Foundation is sponsoring two scholarships for high school students (incoming juniors and seniors) to participate in the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology at UCI’s CardioStart program.

This six-week program will take place between July 6 and August 14, 2015 and teaches students to explore the worlds of cells and tissue biology beyond the textbook through hands-on, bench top and research projects. Please see the above flyer and visit http://cardiovascular.eng.uci.edu/cardiostart to learn more.

Students 16 and over with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply by emailing cardio@uci.edu and requesting an application form. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 2, 2015.

The 5th Annual Youth Leadership Summit for Math and Science is TOMORROW!

Our 5th Annual Youth Leadership Summit for Math and Science takes place tomorrow, October 25th at Edwards Lifesciences. All students in Orange County, CA are invited to attend the summit and learn about different careers in STEM. This free half-day event includes a student presentation, panel discussions from industry leaders and a diverse group of engineers, tabletop exhibits to introduce students to local opportunities and college programs, and breakout sessions led by business and education leaders.

We are proud to announce this year’s highly distinguished list of speakers and panelists for the 5th Annual Youth Leadership Summit! Check out the list below: 

Anton Anderson from IT Consulting
Ashaunta Anderson from the University of California, Riverside/RAND
Jim Aralis from Microsemi
Celeste Bonyuet from Edwards Lifesciences
Carmella Cassetta from Advancing Women in Technology
John Chamberlain from Emulex Corporation
Amy Choi from Railpros
Corporal Decasanova from the United States Colonial Marine Corps
Jess Gillespe from Astronics Corporation
Christy Haley-Stover from Advancing Women in Technology
Matt Hannus from Sleepy Giant
Ed Hernandez from Tustin High School
Kim Homa from Kaiser Permanente
Kevin Hostert from the Municipal Water District of Orange County
David Johnson from Astronics Corporation
Joanna Laird from the University of California, Irvine
Mark Mathews from Airwolf 3D
Tim McCan from Impact Fire Services
Stacy McGoldrick from Cal Poly Pomona
Susan Medley from the University of California, Irvine
Octavie Ramsey from Southern California Edison
Nayssan Safavian from Project Tomorrow and the University of California, Irvine
Shawna Shaffner from CAA Planning
Karen Thomas from LPA, Inc.
JJ Wang from Boeing
Jimmy Zhong from NASA
Click here to learn more about the Youth Leadership Summit for Math and Science. We look forward to seeing you there!

Leading the Way 4th Annual Youth Leadership Summit for Math & Science

2013 Summit At-A-Glance

Student & Parent Participants

High Schools

Career Professionals

Local Colleges

STEM Fields
Engineering, Gaming Technology, Zoology, Entertainment, Surgery, Energy, Transportation, Nursing, STEM Teaching, Law, Financial Literacy, Accounting, Earth & Environmental Sciences Studies, Nonprofit Management

Raffle Prizes

Hard-Working Volunteers
On October 19th, 2013, Project Tomorrow held its fourth annual Leading the Way: Youth Leadership Summit for Math and Science, at Edwards Lifesciences Worldwide Headquarters in Irvine, California. With over 200 students, parents, and community leaders in attendance, the event provided an opportunity for students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and to learn about how math and science proficiency is increasingly a critical skill for current and future jobs.
This conference-style event kicked off with a student presentation of OC business trends, followed by a panel discussion from industry leaders. Students then attended career-specific breakout sessions of their choice led by local business and education leaders, a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of engineers, and tabletop exhibits introducing attendees to local STEM college programs. This free, half-day event included continental breakfast and a networking lunch and concluded with a student raffle featuring gifts from local businesses.
 Project Tomorrow would like to extend a very special thank you to all of our guest speakers, volunteers, local colleges, sponsors, and partners for their time and generous contributions, without which this influential event would not be possible.
• Future Molecular Biologist, Senior, Trabuco Hills High School (Mission Viejo)
“It was interesting to talk to experts in their fields and gain information about skills needed from employers.”
• Future Pharmacist, Junior, Saddleback High School (Santa Ana)
“I think that this Summit was definitely beneficial. I loved getting the opportunity to network with like-minded people in the career of my choice.”
• Future Environmental Scientist, Junior, Santa Ana High School (Santa Ana)
“This event was fun, interactive, and gave insightful information about colleges and careers.“
• Future Computer Engineer, Sophomore, Aliso Niguel High School (Aliso Viejo)
“I thought today’s experience was really cool because I learned that I definitely want to be an engineer.”
• Undecided, Freshman, Edison High School (Huntington Beach)
“I was really happy with the experience and it really opened up my mind to new ideas and careers I may want to consider.”
• Future Mathematics Teacher, Senior, Brea Olinda High School (Brea)
“The Youth Leadership Summit was very interesting, and was a great experience. Thank you to all the sponsors.“

Summit Moderator
Julie Evans
CEO, Project Tomorrow

“…Our most successful Summit yet! This premier STEM event allowed students to understand the depth and breadth of the types of jobs and careers that depend upon math and science…preparing them to be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.”

Thanks to our 2013 Summit sponsors…
…and contributors…
Adventure City
Angel’s Baseball
Aquarium of the Pacific
Bagels & Brew, Inc.
BCU (servicing Edwards Lifesciences)
Bowers Museum
Discovery Science Center
In-N-Out Burger
Knott’s Berry Farm
Luna Grill
Princeton Review
San Diego Zoo Global
Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park
Stonefire Grill

To learn more about how to get involved with next year’s 2014 Leading the Way Youth Leadership Summit please visit our website at: http://www.tomorrow.org/programs/youthLeadershipSummit.html
Also please be sure to contribute to the national dialog about science, technology & preparing students for the 21st century workforce through Speak Up! This year we are asking students, parents and community members to share the types of college and workplace skills that they think students should be learning in school to be sucessful in the future, what is needed to acuire those skills as well as student’s overall STEM career interest. 

To participate in Speak Up go to www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013, surveys are available to students, educators, parents and community members.  

Thanks for reading!

-The Project Tomorrow Team