Here's Superposition Fremont's newsletter recap and opportunities for this month
Hello, and happy Lunar New Year from the Superposition Fremon team! The year has started off fairly well so far, with a fairly successful fundraiser and the expansion of our social media presence on Instagram as we released our very first educational posts. In the following months, we will also be hosting three different STEAM classes for 5th - 8th grade students in Fremont for free (details are available below). We have also compiled a new list of scholarships and amazing STEAM opportunties for the next few months, so make sure to check them out before the deadline, and happy reading!
Towards the end of January, Superposition Fremont held a fundraiser at our local Chipotle branch on Mowry Avenue to gain some more funding for future events, such as competitions where prize money is needed and so we can better support the community with better classes that have more materials.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the fundraiser and helped us out! We will be holding more fundraisers in the future as well, so please look out for announcements for them on our Instagram or Facebook group.
STEAM Coffee Post
In late January, we started the STEAM Coffee Post series; each post features a special career from the STEAM subject of the week, and provides basic information including a brief job description, median salary, recommended majors, and similar careers. For our first season, our choices of career were pharmacist, AI engineer, mechanical engineer, medical illustrator, and economist. Although we are currently taking a break, our second iteration will begin soon, so be sure to be look out for those posts on Instagram and Facebook. In the meantime, check out our free STEAM classes for 5th - 8th graders below!
Superposition Fremont will be hosting free, hands-on STEAM classes from March to April! We have three courses to select from; each class will be an hour long and will be hosted weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday, depending on the courses selected. Our 5-week program will be held from March 2 - April 2 with a teacher-student ratio of 1:5. Read below for more information on each course and sign up through the link below and choose your track!
Please note that sign ups close on February 25th, so this will be your last chance!
Send an e-card to a patient via St. Jude Children Research Hospital
For Valentine’s Day, St. Jude Children Research Hospital held an event in which free electronic cards were sent to the patients at their hospital to provide those children with the love and support they need to persevere through their sometimes grueling treatments. While their Valentine’s Day event is over, it would be great if you could quickly fill out a message for these kids and send them a free e-card to brighten up their day via the St. Jude Children Research Hospital website linked below. These e-cards can be sent at any time during the year, and they do not need to be associated with Valentine’s Day at all (everyday is a good day to spread some love). It does not take up much time and is definitely worth the effort to make someone’s day with a simple little gift that will cost you nothing.
Happy Late Valentine’s Day from the Superposition Fremont Team!
A) Advanced laser technology to treat cataracts [Patricia Bath]
B) Devised signal encryption later used for Wifi [Hedy Lamarr]
C) Revolutionized World War II plane engines [Beatrix Shilling]
D) Recognized the Analytical Engine's potential as a computer-like device
2. Pick your favorite woman in STEM.
A) Sally Ride (American astronaut)
B) Grace Hopper (computer scientist for U.S Navy)
C) Edith Clarke (electrical engineer, invented graphing calculator)
D) Dorothy Vaughan (mathematician for NASA)
3. Which word captivates you?
Add up your points and...
If you chose mostly A’s, you match with Science!
If you chose mostly B’s, you match with Technology!
If you chose mostly C’s, you match with Engineering!
If you chose mostly D’s, you match with Mathematics!
CULTURE HIGHLIGHT: The Zodiac Signs
An exciting event happened on February 12th: Lunar New year! Families, especially of Asian descent, observed this holiday by doing an annual cleaning, cooking elaborate dinners, and spending time with family. This year is the year of the ox, one of the twelve zodiac animals. Continue reading for some fun personality traits for each zodiac!
Rat: (born in 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
quick-witted, smart, charming, and persuasive
Ox: (born in 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)
patient, kind, stubborn, and conservative
Tiger: (born in 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
authoritative, emotional, courageous, and intense
Rabbit: (born in 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023)
popular, compassionate, and sincere
Dragon: (born in 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)
energetic, fearless, warm-hearted, and charismatic
Snake: (born in 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)
charming, gregarious, introverted, generous, and smart
Horse: (born in 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)
energetic, independent, impatient, and enjoy traveling
Goat: (born in 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)
mild-mannered, shy, kind, and peace-loving
Monkey: (born in 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)
fun, energetic, and active
Rooster: (born in 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)
independent, practical, hard-working, and observant
Dog: (born in 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)
patient, diligent, generous, faithful, and kind
Pig: (born in 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2010, 2031)
loving, tolerant, honest, and appreciative of luxury
- Current high school seniors intending to pursue an aerospace or STEM major at a college or university
- Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
- Demonstrate interest in aerospace through extracurricular activities
Description: AIAA will award up to four $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors intending to pursue an engineering or scientific degree at a college or university! The scholarship also includes: a $2,500 travel stipend to attend an AIAA event or program such as AIAA SciTech Forum, AIAA AVIATION Forum, AIAA Propulsion, and Energy Forum, or ASCEND, and a mentor from AIAA’s professional members’ group to help guide the student toward achieving a career in aerospace
BHW Women in STEM Scholarship Amount: $3,000 Deadline: January - April 15, 2021 Description:The BHW Women in STEM Scholarship offers a $3,000 award for a winning essay about apps.
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships Amount: $20,000 Deadline:March 31, 2021
Eligibility: - High school seniors who identify as African American - Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher - Require financial assistance to attend college - Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs Description: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) supports young Black high school seniors who need financial support to reach their educational goals. For 2021, BAM will award 27 Blacks with Microsoft Scholarships totaling $175,000! These scholarships are open to high-achieving high school seniors planning to major in tech-related fields.
Davidson Fellows Scholarship Amount: $50,000 Deadline: March 10, 2021 Eligibility: - 18 or younger as of October 1, 2020 - U.S. citizen residing in the U.S. or Permanent Resident of the U.S. Description:Davidson Fellows Scholarships are awarded to students who have completed a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, or Philosophy.
Eligibility: All BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) students who are pursuing or are interested in pursuing a major in education
Description:To support the needs of educators who want to fight for a more equitable tomorrow for their students and the world, the BIPOC Educators Scholarship exists and will support one ambitious education major in their studies to become an educator for the future. All BIPOC students who are pursuing or are interested in pursuing a major in education are eligible.
Description: Inspired by iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, the Alexa Cafe all-girls program blends tech, entrepreneurship, and social impact in a fresh, café-like setting. Big ideas come to life amidst moon chairs and stylish decor. Whether you want to code an app for charity, design a mobile game, or discover AI, you'll collaborate with new friends and create a project you're passionate about. Alexa Café courses are endorsed by the Society of Women Engineers. Alexa Cafe offers three programs currently due to Covid-19: 1-on-1 private lessons, small group lessons, and virtual tech camps.
Description: This 2-week virtual program teaches girls and non-binary students the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants will get exposure to tech jobs, and join a supportive sisterhood of girls in tech.
Description: Kode with Klossy’s flagship program provides the opportunity for young women across the country, ages 13-18, to attend a free two-week bootcamp that introduces them to key computer science concepts and skills. Scholars collaborate with each other and with inspiring instructors to explore the limitless potential of code and computer science.
Description: STEM Club includes 90 minutes of hands-on experiments and activities led by Project Scientist certified teachers in classrooms of approximately 15 girls, a lab kit delivered to your home each month, and access to a virtual community of mentors and like-minded girls. In this session, students can help save the planet and learn the science of cleaning and reusing water. They will build and design a water filtration plant that turns dirty water into clean water.
Description: STEM Club includes 90 minutes of hands-on experiments and activities led by Project Scientist certified teachers in classrooms of approximately 15 girls, a lab kit delivered to your home each month, and access to a virtual community of mentors and like-minded girls. In this session, students will explore physics and engineering concepts by building a simple motor-powered robot. Students will use critical thinking to make predictions, form observations, and record results.
Description:The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy summer program offers science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) workshops for applicants. During these workshops, students assume the roles of space explorer, marine biologist, computer programmer, and more as they immerse themselves in hands-on projects. Top-notch instructors lead these workshops, serving as both teachers and role models. These workshops also incorporate real-life stories of vibrant women conducting research in each field. Their examples inspire students and help make STEAM careers more accessible.
- Students must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the program
Description:The Simons Summer Research Program gives academically talented, motivated high school students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research of Science, Math, or Engineering at Stony Brook University. Those accepted will work with distinguished faculty mentors, learn laboratory techniques and tools, become part of active research teams, and experience life at a research university.
Description: SUMaC is for students who are in 10th or 11th grade at the time of application, and who have exceptional interest and ability in mathematics. SUMaC leads participants on a journey in advanced mathematics through lectures, guided research, and group problem-solving. In an online environment centered on mathematics, participants explore current lines of mathematical research, the historical development of important areas of mathematics, and applications across scientific disciplines.
- Strong science foundation in chemistry, physics, and biology
Description:The Applications of Nanoscience online course is designed for high school students with a background in chemistry and a desire to learn the basics of pursuing a viable, scientifically-sound technology and bringing it to market. During this two-week program, students have the unique opportunity to explore questions similar to those currently investigated by the scientific community.
- Currently in 7th grade and/or entering 8th grade in the fall of 2021
- Earned grades of all/mostly A's in school since 6th grade with no grade of C or below in core academic subjects (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies/History).
- Demonstrate unmet financial needs. Will consider applicants with a max. annual gross income of $95,000
- Reside in the United States and plan to attend high school in the U.S.
Description: The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th-grade students with financial needs. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for the school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.
And that concludes our February Newsletter. Thank you for reading this month’s issue and for being an awesome reader! We hope you found the information we provided interesting and helpful. Please look forward to our April newsletter and as always, stay safe!