Girls explore the outdoors, program robots they built, and analyze fat in French fries. It’s a tiny taste of Tech Trek – a week-long summer camp for under-served eighth grade girls, founded by Marie Wolbach of Palo Alto.
Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and excited visitors gathered along San Francisco’s waterfront Wednesday morning for the ringing of an opening bell to announce that the new Exploratorium is up and running.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have formally launched a political group aimed at revamping immigration policy, boosting education and encouraging investment in scientific research.
New research from the Bay Area has raised the possibility that individuals who are paralyzed, or victims of health conditions such as strokes and Lou Gehrig’s disease may be able to speak in the future.
People tend to wake up in a good mood — and they are happiest on weekends.That trend is confirmed by a study of Twitter activity.
Introducing kids to “what engineers do” has been Parker Merrill’s passion for over 25 years. In 1986, he and a fellow teacher started the Engineering Academy at Oakland Tech.
The summer program allows them to work with scientific and medical teams and mentors to get experience in laboratory and clinical research.
State biologists say they think they know what may have killed over 100 leopard sharks in the Bay Area in recent weeks – heavy rain diluting the bay’s salinity.
A Danville high school senior received top honors in the Intel Science Talent Search Tuesday and was awarded $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for his mathematical project.