The Astounding Inventions Fair highlights student inventions but also includes cool demonstrations! 11:30-1 Public viewing of inventions. 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine CA 92610. Free parking.
A great way to introduce your child to computer programming -- if your child's school isn't! Classes run 1x per week for 8 weeks, and include Scratch, Intermediate Scratch, and Intro to Python. Next session begins in January and fill up fast! Located near South Coast Plaza in Orange County, CA. www.SavoyAcademy.com
Edtrication in Irvine is offering an Intro to Arduino beginning January 2014, twice per week, M/W. Taught by engineers in an engineering shop. Can't get more real than that! http://www.edtrication.com/courses/78-young-learners-introduction-to-arduino-.html
It has been over a year since the toy product Goldiblox was funded on Kickstarter. Goldiblox is designed to get girls building and thinking how things work...and may lead to STEM interests and careers down the road. The Stanford mechanical engineer and entrepreneur's product continues to gain attention in the marketplace -- and videos like this which rewrites a popular Beastie Boys song, will help fuel the charge! Purchase Goldiblox here http://www.goldieblox.com or at Toys R Us. Watch Video http://www.upworthy.com/if-3-little-girls-did-this-to-my-house-id-do-everything-i-could-to-get-them-full-rides-to-stanford?c=gbfb. See other ideas for toys on the Resources page. Keep your eye out for new toys coming out of University of California Irvine!
Saturday, November 16, 11 am-12:30 pm: STEAM for Teens monthly program at the Orange Public Library & History Center in Old Orange. This month meet R2 Builders Droid Engineering with Mike Senna and Victor Franco. Opportunities to enter a drawing for prizes, including a new laptop. The program is made possible by Southern California Edison and the Orange Public Library Foundation.
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