The Bay Area is home to significant innovation in science and technology. However many local school districts have eliminated science education from their curriculum. The key is more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educated graduates if we want to continue to be leaders in the global economy. By partnering with schools, institutions of higher education, science based institutions, museums, local governments, and the business community our non-profit, Schmahl Science Workshops (SSW) develops young scientists to participate in the next wave of scientific innovation. We need your help to keep Schmahl Science Workshop strong. We invite you to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and to learn more about how you can inspire the next generation of scientists. Sponsorship opportunities available.
Schmahl Science Workshops
Cordially Invites you to Celebrate our
16th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser
presented by Imagine Kreations
Join us on Saturday, November 6th
6:00pm - 10:00pm
for Food, Wine, and Live Entertainment
Cocktail Attire Recommended
Brian Malow, www.sciencecomedian.com, Earth’s Premier Science Comedian (self-proclaimed).
Brian is a freelance science video correspondent for Time Magazine’s web site. He’s been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and in Nature, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Based in San Francisco, Brian performs for science organizations, corporations, science festivals, universities, and special events as well as general audiences and specialized groups. Brian is available for off-world appearances, if transportation is provided.
The Tribal Blues Band, www.tribalbluesband.com, is a seven piece power blues and funk machine; their live performance exudes excitement and energy and is a must see experience. The sizzling guitar work, solid bottom end, grooving rhythms, fat horn riffs and cutting edge vocals blend to form a cohesive unit of electrifying Blues, Funk, Jazz and Rock n’ Roll.
Quadrus Conference Center
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
When & Where
Schmahl Science Workshops
A Schmahl Science Workshop (SSW) was formed in 1996 to provide hands-on science activities for kids in a free-form environment. Starting from garage workshops with 4 children, SSW has grown. Since 1996, we have served over 60,400 students and over 4,000 teachers. Each of these students on average participates in 20 workshops a year resulting in over 1,019,735 student contacts since our founding. In the 2007-08 academic year we served 20,273 preK-12th grade students. In the 2008-09 academic year we will serve over 25,000 preK-12th grade students at 120 schools in 28 school districts.
We are a partnership of students, parents, teachers, scientists and science professionals who have come together to help foster this interest in science. SSW networks with professors, scientists, and educators throughout the USA. A Schmahl Science Workshop goes on-site, off-site, any site ---anywhere. We will take our program to anyone who wants to learn.
Schmahl Science Workshops is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
Our Mission Statement:
A Schmahl Science Workshop:
- Believes children are motivated to learn when their ideas are cultivated through the fun of designing and developing an experiment.
- Challenges children to use the scientific method as a powerful tool that will facilitate them as they explore the world around them.
- Provides the highest quality hands-on workshops that are presented to students in classroom, lab or garage settings by instructors whose interest in and enthusiasm for science is communicated in a fun and exciting way.
- Promotes successful inquiries into science with our open-ended, hands-on, mentor-supported approach to science fair projects.
- Designs units that integrate hands-on experiments and activities with discussion of the history of science as a work in progress.