San Diego Institute of Science and Technology

at the Elementary Institute of Science

The San Diego Institute of Science and Technology is a project of the Elementary Institute of Science to provide a comprehensive suite of programs, activities, and internships that will enhance high school students’ chances of college admission into STEM majors.

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Our Mission

Inspiring a love of science and creating opportunity for diverse children and youth. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM.

Programs We Offer

San Diego SciTech Girls Take Flight

Girls Take Flight

Innovative programs for girls in 10th and 11th grade that provide hands-on experience building and flying drones, and explore their many uses.

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San Diego SciTech STEM Bridge program

STEM Bridge

STEM Bridge is a comprehensive leadership development and college access and success program focused on STEM careers

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Teen STEAM Cafe

High school students have the opportunity to talk with local scientists and engineers about current cutting-edge ideas in STEAM

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Creeks to Peaks

Students in the 10th and 11th grade for the 2022-2023 school year have the opportunity to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Lab Assistant Program

The Lab Assistant program allows high school students to volunteer at San Diego SciTech and get a behind-the-scenes look at our programs.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM

A Vision for Our Students

We envision a world where STEM disciplines are a diverse and inclusive workforce; where students, regardless of background, are encouraged to pursue every opportunity to succeed in STEM; where students continue to drive innovation and economic growth in secondary education and STEM Careers.

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Events and Happenings

Check out some of our recent happenings and save the date for upcoming events!

Support San Diego SciTech

Help build a foundation for students by supporting San Diego SciTech’s mission. Individuals, community organizations, businesses and other partners are fundamental to the pursuit of San Diego SciTech’s mission. See how you can contribute to!