Summer STEAM Institute

This August, the USSCLB and Dramatic Results welcomed over 100 incoming 5th and 6th grade GATE/EXCEL students to the waters of Alamitos Bay for 5 days of design thinking and of course, sailing!

All of these students were hand-selected by their teachers to receive scholarships for this 1-week immersive and collaborative experience. Through hands-on art and design projects, students were able to experience real-life applications of STEAM subjects and academic concepts – in a fun and engaging way!

Students studied a variety of topics such as buoyancy and density, wind power and aerodynamics, and marine biology and the environment!

Here are some of the photos and videos from that camp!

Students also got the chance to meet their new 6th grade teachers before they go back to school. Additionally, we had a visit from Representative Alan Lowenthal and President of CSULB Jane Conoley, received Certificates of Achievement from Senator Lena A. Gonzalez, and letters from the office Senator Dianne Feinstein!

Check out the highlights from our previous years!

“I was thrilled to be able to pilot our Summer STEAM Institute to our GIFTED and Excel students from Barton, Garfield, and Grant this year,” said Dramatic Results Program Coordinator Samai Khom, “We were able to open our kids up to a world of possibilities. Our kids had a wonderful time learning how to problem solve, collaborate in teams, and compete in a supportive environment with other kids who are passionate and ‘nerdy’ just like themselves! I wanted our kids to know that their interest in science can be a career choice …and that, ‘Yes! Science can be fun!'”