One of the privileges of working at the Fleet Science Center is the opportunity to nurture curiosity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers in visitors every day. We do this by hosting field trips for hundreds of students, showcasing live science demonstrations for visitors and launching educational programs in our community. Science provides us with powerful tools for understanding the world around us
as our role as individuals in the world.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015 Science Assessment*, 4th graders in California ranks as the third lowest in the nation in science proficiency.
We have a tremendous amount of work to do in helping schools to bridge the gap and develop their students into burgeoning scientists.
How do we go about accomplishing this at the Fleet? One answer is accessibility. We serve as an entry point to science learning through our Access Science scholarship program, which provides educational field trips at the Fleet to Title I schools and ensures that their students will have the opportunity to learn, grow and have fun with us. In our 2018 fiscal year, 37,343 students total came to the Fleet on school field trips, including students from 85 Title I schools. For some of our student visitors, a trip to the Fleet might be the first time they walk through the doors of a museum or the first time they explore science outside of the classroom!
The path to a life in science consists of a continuum of events, experiences and exposure. Our Access Science program at the Fleet is just one example of our commitment to nurturing curiosity of future scientists. It is our responsibility to help build a pipeline of individuals who aspire to careers in STEM.
Science starts here. It starts with us.
Steve Snyder, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Corporate and Foundation Partners
The Fleet Science Center is pleased to recognize the following members of its Fleet Partners Program:
The County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program
Price Philanthropies Foundation
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
Healthy Brain Aging: Using Neuroimaging to Understand How to Enhance Brain Health
Free for Luminary Members
Brain imaging has been frequently used to understand how the brain declines with age and how it is altered due to diseases of aging. More recently, however, research has started to focus on brain characteristics of "successful agers" and to examine how the brain responds to interventions that aim to enhance quality of life among older adults. In this presentation, Dr. Lisa Eyler, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and Clinical Research Psychologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, will review the state of the science regarding healthy brain aging and explore evidence for brain-enhancing interventions.
Noon Theater Show:
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